Lawrence L. Casbon in the 1950 U.S. Census

With this post, I will begin my review of Casbon family members in the 1950 United States Census. As I mentioned in my previous post, detailed images of the 1950 census were made available to the public on 1 April 2022. They are available on several genealogy websites as well as a dedicated page at… Continue reading Lawrence L. Casbon in the 1950 U.S. Census

Wedding Bells—Hiram Church and Lodema Casbon

This month marks Hiram Church and Lodema Evaline Casbon’s 132nd wedding anniversary. They were married on 26 February 1890, as recorded in this newspaper article. Clipping from unknown newspaper, author’s collection Hiram, born 14 January 1866 in Boone Township, Porter County, Indiana, was the son of Thomas Hiram ((1830–1912) and Rebecca Jane (Walker, 1830–1898) Church.… Continue reading Wedding Bells—Hiram Church and Lodema Casbon

The Casbon Electric Company

I haven’t posted a new blog in quite some time as I have been busy with other genealogy projects. When I learned that the October theme for the Guild of One-Name Studies Blog Challenge would be “Family Business” I decided it was time to write a long overdue post about the Casbon Electric Company of… Continue reading The Casbon Electric Company

In Memoriam: David Lawrence Casbon (1940–2021)

I was saddened this past weekend to learn of Dave Casbon’s passing. He was my first cousin, once removed, one of my father’s only three first cousins. Dave and I corresponded a fair amount over many years because of our shared interest in Casbon family history. We had some good conversations about our history and… Continue reading In Memoriam: David Lawrence Casbon (1940–2021)

Anna’s Cookbook

Anna Mae (Casbon) (Kitchel) (Fleming) was the second of four daughters born to Jesse and Emily (Price) Casbon. She was born at Porter County, Indiana, 22 December 1876 and died at Orlando, Florida, 16 December 1957. Thanks to Anna’s great-granddaughter, Jan Hoffman, I have some new material to share with my readers. Jan has been… Continue reading Anna’s Cookbook

Rural Routes in Porter County, Indiana

Have you ever seen a postcard or letter addressed like this? Postcard from Kate (Marquart) Casbon to her younger sister Mary Jane "Dot" (Marquart) Dye, May 1913; the postcard mentions Kate’s three sons, Leslie, Lynnet, and Loring, and two of Kate and Mary Jane’s brothers, George and Ed; author’s collection (Click on image to enlarge)… Continue reading Rural Routes in Porter County, Indiana

The Casbon Family Reunion, October 1901, Valparaiso, Indiana

Casbon family reunion 24 October 1901; author’s collection (Please! Click on image to enlarge and see names) I’ve had this photograph for so long that I don’t remember where or who it came from. I believe I was given a copy sometime in the 1990s when I was just starting my genealogy research. Many of… Continue reading The Casbon Family Reunion, October 1901, Valparaiso, Indiana

Alice Hannah Casbon (1871–1950)

Alice Hannah Casbon was the last child born to James (~1813–1884) and Mary (Jackson, ~1833–187_?) Casbon. There is a family tradition that Alice was born at sea while the family was making the crossing from Liverpool to New York aboard the ship Great Western. Although there is no evidence to support the claim, it is… Continue reading Alice Hannah Casbon (1871–1950)

A Letter from Jesse Casbon

(Updated 1 Apr 2020 based on comments made by Carol Cook—see below) Personal letters can occasionally be a good source of genealogical information, but more often, they simply give us insights into the lives of the people who wrote and received them. If nothing else, they can help us to understand the everyday concerns of… Continue reading A Letter from Jesse Casbon

Color!

At this moment, most if not all of my readers are practicing some form of “social distancing” because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. I hope you are all staying well and coping with the difficulties associated with this historic situation. With today’s post, I have a suggestion that will hopefully lift your spirits and alleviate… Continue reading Color!