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 KEYS TO THE PAST, 2005
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Keys to the Past
Contents Page
Vol. XXIV(Fall/Winter, 2005) NO. 2

James Nelson, Sr. - Harry Dell

In This Issue..
Committee Members . . . . . . . .. 1
Membership Roster . . . . . . . .. 4
President's Message.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5
Editorial.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 6
GSKC News and Information
Announcements . . . . . . . . . .. 7
Computer Users Group . . . . . . . . . .. 8
Library News. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 9
Librarian - Lucy Croft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Genealogy Library Volunteer Project. . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Salute to Library Volunteers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Local Genealogy
First Families Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
First Family Awards. . . .Kaiser and Meckel Families . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Mergele-Schertz Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Kendall County Court Minutes of the Civil War Period. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Over 100 years of county history . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
The Truck, The Plow and the Preacher's Wife. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
The Bergmann Letters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Bergmann,/Vogt Family Pictures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
General Genealogy
Paths of the Patriots. . . . . .37
Bavester Barton - Sharon Wolff39
Obituaries
John Ebner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Dan Glenn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Books
Additions to Collection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Book Reviews
North Carolina Research Genealogy and Local History, 2nd Edition
60
and
The Regulated Emigration of the German Proletariat with Special Interest to Texas 61
Books Available from GSKC........63
Research
Confederate Pension Application Sources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
1890 Kendall County Tax Records. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Land Measurements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Canadian Loyalist Research. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Epidemics and Pandemics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tracking a Deadly Epidemic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Book Review. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
The Great Indluenza: The Epic Story of the Deadliest Plague in History
Major Epidemics of the 19th Century. . . . . . . . . . . 83
Coming Events, Conferences and Seminars . . . . . . . .. 88
Index 89

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