Selma Kampe Blackmon encourages genealogical research by teaching and writing for the beginner and intermediate family historian. My personal family research includes the main surnames: Schuler, Kampe, Couch, Elsner, Dunham, Dralle, Armstrong, and Koppelmann. The surname locations are IL, NY and CT. Will County and LaSalle County are the main IL locations. Oneida County is the main NY location. Also, I volunteer at NARA of Atlanta.
On Thanksgiving, November 1856, was this serving platter used? Who were the other families that traveled by wagon with the Elisha T. COUCH family? The families traveled from Oneida County, New York to LaSalle County, Illinois arriving January 1857. This plate is in the MOREY family collection. Family tradition is that it survived the wagon ride.