Thursday, August 30, 2012

Louise Vance Peel

Born: May 2,1915 in Kansas City, MO
She married George A. Fountain, Jr on August 17, 1930.  They had one son, Melvin Duane Fountain on September 6, 1931.  After the birth of Melvin, George left.  In September 1938 Louise was granted a divorce from George.  In October 1938 she married John Cusciotta ( John and Louise pictured below).

Picture:  circa 1940 in Topeka or Wichita

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back for Round 2

It's been awhile- I had a crazy busy summer beginning with a 2 week excursion through the South for a Civil War class.  Which, of course, can be incorporated into my family history research.  My great-great-great-grandfather, Menzo Shaul, and his brother Levi Shaul, were both enlisted in the 53rd Illinois Infantry Co. A during the Civil War.  When we visited the Vicksburg Battlefield I was able to find both of the brother's names inside the Illinois monument although their names were spelled Shaw instead of Shaul.