Christmas 1955 and our new dump truck, that is myself and my little brother Gary. The legs belong to my Grandmother Appel. I can't really say I remember the dump truck but I do remember the TV. It was our first TV, large blond cabinet, 12" black and white picture. I think we got 3 or 4 channels, and programing went off the air at night and all there was is a test pattern. The room is the living room of the house on Shireford. I would have been 2 1/2 and Gary would be 1 1/2. Merry Christmas eve
December 24th, 2013
Kofoed Picture Found!
Martin and Johanne (Johnson) Kofoed
One of the great advantages of the computer age for genealogy is
being able to locate and collaborate with distant cousins that you often meet through research. Lance is one of these distant cousins. He is descended from my great great grandparents Martin and Johanne (Johnson) Kofoed through my great
Grandmother Laura (Kofoed) Appel's sister Johanna Maria (Kofoed) Bretsnyder. We have been in communication for a couple of years and share information that we find. Recently he was going through pictures when he ran across this one. This is a picture of Martin and Johanne Kofoed ca 1860. We did have picture of Johanne from the 1910 - 1920 when she was living with the Bretsnders in St. Louis, but to now we have one of Martin (who died in 1890) and Johanne as a couple. For a genealogist this is a real score!
Donald Martin Appel
Researching family history since the 1960's, my first exposure was looking at my grandparents family bible. I have been hooked ever since. I preently live in Phoenix Arizona and are greatful for the internet