What I hope to share are some of the interesting stories about our ancestors and, hopefully, let you in on how I found these things. There are some events that are going to be based on my best guesses at this point. Either the documentation is not available OR it has not been located. I will always try to remember to tell you when that is the case. This leads me to another hope- someone else out there in the blogosphere may have either new documentation or a different take on things. If you come to different conclusions about something I have posted, please, let me know. You know what they say - two heads (or in this case, many) are better than one. You may "see" something that I don't!
This blog is called "Happekotte Happenings", but understand that this is about my maternal line. So other family names will be included. The lines that will be covered are: Happekotte, Shepherd, Davis, Jenkins, Allen, Jasper, Schutte, Kreitz, Sigafoose, Weaver, and Windsor. There are a few other names that I am not including at this time but may be added as I locate information. I am not certain how often I will be posting new material. I would hope it could be a couple times per month - but no promises at this point. Also, I will be doing a different blog on my paternal side called The Schell Seekers <www.schellseekers.blogspot.com>. If you have questions or comments, you can send me an email. The email is in the “About Me” section in the upper-right corner. You can also leave comments on the blog. It’s hard to see, but it is in the lower-left corner of the blog. You can also sign up for email notifications when there is a new posting. This is located in the lower-right corner of the blog. Look for the first posting soon. I'll be telling you how I got into this "magnificent obsession"!