Friday, April 19, 2013

History Continues...

The day of marker hunting was still young and next on the list was Steinauer.   I didn't actually have to go into Steinauer, but enjoyed reading its heritage.
After mom and I discussed the fact that the Slagle's were from Tecumseh she discovered I was also headed to her family's stomping grounds, Burchard, NE.  Her grandfather had a farm north west of Burchard and he is also buried in a cemetery further north west of Burchard.  Without any idea of what I was looking for or going to find I headed out to find the cemetery.  What would find out on these white rock roads?
I prayed that I might find the cemetery.  I never met my great grandparents on my mother's side, they died before I was born.  Mom hadn't been down here since he died in 1981 either.  God cares even in the little things.  I found it!
It was just a small little cemetery without a directory.  I enjoyed tramping around looking for my family name.  Check out this poor lady's name...whew, a mouthful!
And then I found them.  And, I cried.  I don't know much about this side of my family.  My grandmother on the Slagle side has shared so much about that side.  It was so neat to see a bit of the other.
And not only were my great grandparents there, but also my great grandmother's parents and also 3 of her siblings!
I took lots of pictures, texted mom that I had found it and then headed out.  My next goal...find grandpa's farm.  It was a long shot and once again I prayed.  I wanted to find it and be able to show my mom.  All I knew is that the house was gone, there were several old out buildings, a barn that you can get on the roof of and that it was a bit closer to Burchard.
So I began driving around and taking pictures of any and all possible locations.
There were vultures on this roof!
And this old house just made me sad...so big and so old.
Did I find it?
Alissa

2 comments:

  1. The suspense is killing me!

    -Travis

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