Friday, December 30, 2005

John and Margaret Block

This is a photo taken about 1900 - 1910 of John and Margaret Block. They had both been born in Switzerland, John in 1841 and Margaret in 1849. When she was just a girl, Margaret's brother accidently blinded her in one eye with an arrow. her father had to take her across the snow to the doctor's on a sled.
John and Margaret were both previouly married and widowed. Margaret died on her 75th birthday, May 20, 1924. John died two years later. Grandma Smith remembers John and his two sisters sitting in chairs onthe front lawn speaking to each other in German. She also recalled once that he could yodel and had tried to teach her.

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