Photo Corner, 27 October 2008

Andrew Jackson GodfreyContributed by Donna Godfrey
This is my great-great-grandfather, Andrew Jackson Godfrey, better known as A.J. or Jack. He was a druggist and grocer born in 1840 in Kent County, Michigan. Andrew was one of the first settlers in the town of Burr Oak, Kansas and he built the first house there.  He enlisted in the Civil War in the Union Army, Company B, Seventeenth Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was elected the first County Commissioner from his district in 1871, the First Justice of the Peace in Burr Oak in 1870, and was an active member of the Masonic Order.

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Hannah Jones at the far left, and her siblings (following left to right) George, Sylvia and EdwardContributed by Rebecca Eschliman
Taken circa 1892 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, this picture features my grandmother Hannah Jones at the far left, and her siblings (following left to right) George, Sylvia and Edward.

3 thoughts on “Photo Corner, 27 October 2008

  1. My Grandfather (born 1888 in Hamburg)lived in Sharon, PA. just about this time at 4 Elm St. His father was a carpenter/builder and built many buildings in the area..the family name was Aubel. Could be they went to school together…..

  2. Is the Pa. photo hand colored? Lots of detail on the coverlet..I like the girls’ hair!

  3. Hi Rebecca, My great-uncles families lived in the Sharon area-Shinglehouse. I can’t remember the other town’s name. They were Jewish and one owned a general store. Was your family Jewish? Their last name was Zwirnbaum. Thanks for any info.

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