The above photo was taken during our trip to Sydney, Australia in December, 2015. What a beautiful city.

In Memory – Katie Burns (1999-2016)

In Memory – Katie Burns (1999-2016)

Saturday, March 26, 2016 at about 2:50 pm we lost our sweet girl Katie.  We had noticed that she had lost quite a bit of weight and when we took her to the Vet, she was diagnosed with an over active Thyroid Gland. She was not able to keep her food down and despite the… Continue Reading

William J Doerr and Marie Catherine Untereiner

William J Doerr and Marie Catherine Untereiner

William J Doerr, also called Bill, was born at the home farm in Military Township, Section 18 on 9 Dec 1855 to William Henry Doerr (born Wilhelm Henry Dörr) and Anna Drufner.1 We always pronounced our surname Doerr as Door. In talking to a cousin, Wilma (Doerr) Gardner, from Iowa, she said they pronounced it… Continue Reading

In Memory – Stanley Burns (Abt 2002-2016)

In Memory – Stanley Burns (Abt 2002-2016)

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 10:00 am we lost our buddy Stanley. About a month ago, he was diagnosed with Lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymphatic system. We observed it in his left eye and tests revealed it was also in his small intestine. We thought we’d have 3 to 4 months before… Continue Reading

Genealogy Misinformation!!!!

Genealogy Misinformation!!!!

I’ve found that records can be wrong. It doesn’t matter what kind of record…it can be wrong. Whenever people are involved, mistakes can happen or they can be intentionally incorrect.  So you have to really evaluate documents and come to the best conclusion. Some errors are pretty obvious, others not so much. I thought I would… Continue Reading

Theodore and Anna Doerr Family

Theodore and Anna Doerr Family

  My paternal grandparents, Theodore and Anna Doerr, were married November 26, 1912 in Saint Lucas, Fayette County, Iowa. Grandfather Theodore Peter Doerr, also called “Ted” or “TP”, was born January 31, 1884 in Military Township, Winneshiek County, Iowa, and grew up on the home farm, in Section 18.1  When he was in his early… Continue Reading