Click on names or photos to see each family's page
Jesse Thomas & Sallie (WALTEMEYER) ANDERSON of My Lady's Manor at Monkton, Baltimore County, Maryland
...the blog about her returning troops here...
I have a large collection of photos with absolutely no identification...except for the photography studio's embossment, and a knowledge of period clothing and style.
These came from a box in my grandparents' (Jay & Sity ZARFOS) cellar, which came from Aunt Addie (ZARFOS) HOFFMAN's attic, which came from her mother, Jane (RUPP) ZARFOS's home. Odds are, these are friends and family of John & Mary (POFF) RUPP, who lived in Lower Windsor Township, York Co., Pennsylvania, during the 19th century.
I'm uploading them in the desire to reconnect these lost people with their families. Even though they've been gone for more than 100 years, their stories are worth knowing. As with many from the area, we don't know much about our ancestors' lives because they tended to underestimate their worth. "Aw, t'weren't nuthin'" seemed to be the catchphrase of most Yorkers. Besides, why write the names on photos when everybody knows them, anyway?
So, please put an end to my whining, and start identifying your family photos! Keep a journal of your days, and include photos with their stories. Your great-grandchildren will be astounded by the way you had to type with your fingers, and drive a car, and brush your own teeth, and...
Once Upon a Town: