This week, I head back to the paternal side of the family, with William H. and Anna J. Wehr Shaffer:
William and Anna were my great great grandparents. Unfortunately, all I know about William so far is that he was born in 1861. Anna was born in 1868 and was, from what I've discovered, the great great great granddaughter of Simon Wehr, who came from Heidelberg, Germany to the colonies in November 1740. (After a comment left for my post last week, I've discovered the addictive joys of genealogical research. Thanks Meri!!)
Here's the Shaffers with their family:
From left to right, Grandmother Caroline Wehr, daughter Nora, Anna, son William Luther, William and son John Samuel (my grandfather).
Nora and John Samuel as children:
And although it's a rather poor quality photo, here's Grandma Anna with John Samuel's sons, my father John Felmy and my uncle William Franklin:
Sadly, I have no interesting anecdotes, no fun stories, but I love the photos and wanted to share them. I did not have the pleasure of ever meeting anyone here except for my father and uncle, but my search for information about them continues.
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