[Editor’s note: As my posts about the smallpox epidemic have been going for several months now, I’m going to make a little adjustment. I will still post a few days a week on the epidemic until the articles run out. This is the first post in a new series titled Lena’s postcards.]
Lena (Scofield) Hackleman was my other Indiana grandfather’s great aunt. Lena married late in life so she never had her own children. However, she married a man with six sons, the youngest of whom was six when his father remarried. Lena also had many nephews and nieces. The extended family corresponded regularly. When Lena died in 1935, her niece Ina (Kerschner) McGraw inherited many of the old family papers. Ina was my great grandmother. This branch of my family was among the early settlers of Fayette County, Indiana.
This collection contains over 100 postcards which were sent to Lena and her husband, John Wesley Hackleman.
Postmark: May 19 1909 Appleton Wis. 10 AM
Mr. J. W. Hackleman
RR #2 Ind
This is where you get off when you come to Appleton. All are well.
J.C.H. [John Carl Hackleman]
©2015 copyright owned, written and transcribed by Deborah Sweeney
Post originally found: https://genealogylady.net/2015/03/05/lenas-postcards-1/
How easily such stuff was just thrown away. Yes, this series should be fun!
I think I’m going to love this series!
I hope so! 🙂