The Obituary of Mrs. William Biederstadt

I rely on the internet so much that it’s easy to forget that there are other ways to get information. Sometimes all it takes is a phone call. Do you remember when we used to look up numbers in the phone book? In this case, I happened to be browsing the web site of the… Continue reading The Obituary of Mrs. William Biederstadt

Children of Thomas Casbon (1803–1888): Jesse

Jesse Casbon was the fourth surviving child of Thomas and Emma (Scruby, 1811–1870) Casbon, and the last one born before their departure for America. Jesse was born November 23, 1843 and baptized May 26, 1844 in Meldreth.[1],[2] Jesse would have been less than 3 years old when the family boarded the Parkfield, bound for America,… Continue reading Children of Thomas Casbon (1803–1888): Jesse

From Labourer to Landowner

When Thomas Casbon, my third great grandfather, left England in 1846, he was an Agricultural Labourer – a general term that applied to the majority of the population, and meaning someone who worked for wages in various kinds of agricultural settings. [1] Within half a dozen years of arriving in Ohio he realized the immigrant’s… Continue reading From Labourer to Landowner