I decided to write more about each of my ancestors on their birth, marriage, or a death anniversary. This week I will remember my great-granduncle August Gossmann. August’s life was a short one as he only lived 8 months before he passed away on 25 July 1904 in Wehlheiden, Kassel, Germany.
While August’s life was short I wanted to take today to remember him on the 118th anniversary of his death.
August’s church baptism and burial records were also located to confirm August’s death date since only his burial record was recorded in the Gossmann Family book. August’s death date was recorded as the 25 July 1904 in Wehlheiden, Kassel, Germany. The only information I had on August before deciding to write the blog was his birth and burial date from the Gossmann Family Book.
While I am a couple days late for the anniversary of August’s death I think it is important to remember all our ancestors who died young.
My name is Jennifer Bigham and I love everything genealogy especially German genealogy. I have spent the last 12 years researching my ancestors. I love to share with anyone about my journey into German genealogy and the things I have learned.
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Thanks so much for sharing about your great uncle! I love the idea of writing a story about your ancestor on the anniversary of their life events. -l
Yes, even that life story of August was very short, it is a great post. Jennifer you know how to pay tribute to all your family members. That’s why I am reading and commenting as much as accepted by the homepage. This is kind of therapy for me. My mom passed away and was burried exactly 1 month ago. I still do not cope very well with it at times. Restarting 1-2 own ancestry projects, as hobby, do help me distracting me from dark mourning thpughts and feeling. Yesterday, I noticed how much I enjoy your posting style and how well your posts do distract me.
I do thank you a lot for your support for me, even that you can hardly imagine how much help your little articles are
All the best,
Frank, thank you for all your comments and for taking the time to read my blog. I am sorry to hear about your mom and I am glad that reading my blog distracts you. Jennifer
Many thanks for your sympathy. This is how life is and no one can change going the same way.
Earlier today, I did email you. Hope you agree that most of what I shared doesn’t really fit in your blog here.
One more little advice from my end: as all these online free online pages & tools (ancestry, MyHeritage, etc) are businesses who collect and sell data of users, do yourself a favor and select carefully what and how much you share their. Even your blog here us public domain and every dishonest person or company can collect data/information here. Perhaps a goid thing not publishing everything here regardless how exciting things may be. For sure you find more private and secure way to share within family those details not suitable for sharing with everyone on globe
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