Updated wedding picture
Last Sunday, I attended a reunion of the local Schellpfeffer family.
They are the descendents od Carl Schellpfeffer & Emma Duesterbeck,
so we share some DNA with them.
Whilst comparing pictures, I was informed that the picture that I
had of Carl & Emma was right out! I thought it was the right one
because, at the last family reunion, several of the old folks made
an ID. Well, shame on me, but now I have the proper picture & it is
posted in the "Photos" section.
Before the reunion, I was given a box of Schellpfeffer stuff, some
of which was very valuable. I now have a major clue as to why they
moved from Dodge County to Pierce County. There is also a clue as to
when Great Uncle August had his first wife committed to the Dodge
County Asylum. All of this plus more evidence that completely
destroys the so-called legend of Emma & Carl (Charlie) running away.
The wrongness of this story is making me want to do a text
transcription of the notorious family history tapes with annotations
as to what is just plain wrong. This project will have to wait until
I have finished the current one, which is the digitalization of the
family history. I want to put the whole thing into computer format
so that we can all view and edit it. So Far, I'm about 1/2 way
through the main book. Eventually, I will have a PDF file that can
be shared by all.