A line from of one of my favorite movies; Jeremiah Johnson. Over a fire, a rabbit roasts! Johnson ( Robert Redford) asked Bear Claw (Will Geer) what month it was down below. Bear Claw seeing the wear on Jeremiah's face says; Winter's a long time going! Right now, I am feeling a bit like Jeremiah, with this winter slowly waining away. Winter has come early to this area and has stayed much too long, hovering zero for what seems like months, driving us all indoor. So, indoor winter time activities fills our days and night this time of year. For me this year it has been blogging, photography, raising chickens, movie watching and searching for ancestors.
Recently, I've connected with long lost family members of the east coast clan. Though time and distance our paths have moved apart, gaping over the years. Now, the threads have started growing again and with time will solidify.
All the data I have found about the Grothmann family, was Otto was the son not the father. His name was Louis or Lewis depending on the census record you read. I can find August with Rosalie (ggrandmother) in Wisconsin up to 1910, but then gone. So, if Rosalie did died in 1915 and August took off for the island, that would explain the lack of data... another project for another day.
I also like to photo Mother Nature in all her glory, so will all the projects... winter will pass in good time and we can again spend time swatting skeeters.