52 Ancestors

52 Ancestors–#10: Alonzo Green, Cheese-making Entrepreneur

This report is another in my 2014 series of postings about ancestors and relatives (see end for details). Alonzo was my great grand uncle. In the 1870s, Alonzo was a major owner of an important cheese factory in Amboy, a populated place in Conneaut Township in Ashtabula County, Ohio. He obviously prospered as a farmer

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52 Ancestors — #8: Nelson Andrew Dingman, Cheesemaker

I’m aiming to create postings about my maternal grandfather, Wallace Betts Dingman, his twin brother Walter Chase Dingman, and their older brother Nelson Andrew Dingman. I’m starting with great (or grand) uncle Nelson for the simple reason that he died relatively young and therefore left only a limited number of records. When Nelson Andrew Dingman

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52 Ancestors – # 5: General Sherman Bosseller Becomes Sherman Volser

Parents sometimes bestow unusual names on their children, and in some cases the children change or de-emphasize those unusual names later in life. One such example is General Sherman Bosseller, who was born in November 1864, when General William Tecumseh Sherman was conducting the Civil War campaign known as Sherman’s March to the Sea. General

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