Author Archives: Rosanna Ward

About Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted wife of 20 years and mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 8-year-old son and her youngest son is a toddler. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and a graduate of Oral Roberts University: She grew up in Tulsa and has been homeschooling here for the past eight years. Her mission at Tulsa Homeschool Happenings is to provide a “one-stop” local community hub online that will help homeschooling families in our area fulfill their individual missions while connecting with the greater homeschooling community.

Wordless Wednesday – Janet Baird

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Tombstone Tuesday – John Edward Tracy

Tombstone for John Edward Tracy in Council Cemetery, York County, Nebraska.  Tombstone is located in the middle of a bush near the middle of the cemetery which holds many of John Edward Tracy’s descendants and neighbors. John Edward Tracy was … Continue reading

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Mystery Monday – James Stinson

My husband’s great grandmother was named Effie May Stinson Banks.  I have found plenty of genealogical information about her life.  Her father, on the other hand, has been a brick wall.    I didn’t have too much trouble finding the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Obituary – Charles Gotcher

Car Hits Viaduct Pier Gotcher, 3217 Franklin Street, died at St. Joseph’s hospital at 10:10 o’clock last night from a fractured skull received when a car in which he was riding with Carl Carlson, 3215 Franklin street, crashed into the … Continue reading

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Erxleben Siblings

Before I move on to Michael Anthony and Augusta Wilhemina (Erxleben) Ruslers’ children I must do a post on Augusta’s siblings.  This is hard for me because I like to be fairly sure of my facts and the Erxleben’s have … Continue reading

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A New Generation of Rosanna

I am so happy to announce that my sister just delivered her 5th daughter and named her Melody Rosanna.  My beautiful little namesake follows in a line of many Rosannas.  I am honored and enthralled with her.   She was … Continue reading

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Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben

Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben                              1854-1927 Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben was born December 7 1854 in Berlin, Germany.  She was the youngest child of Samuel “Frederick” and Johanne Christian … Continue reading

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Thankful Thursday – Grandma Gotcher’s Birthday

I have posted before about how thankful I am for all of my ancestors whether I knew personally them or not.  I believe their experiences helped me be the person I am today.  But today I am especially thankful for … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Frederick Erxleben – Immigrant Ancestor

Samuel Gottfried Erxleben AKA Friedrich (Frederick) Erxleben Frederick is my third great grandfather and until recently he was a brick wall in genealogical terms.  I knew that my great-great grandma Augusta Wilhemina Erxleben, his daughter, was born in Germany and … Continue reading

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