Thursday, December 29, 2005
This is a photograph, probably taken in the 1870s, of my great-great-great grandfather Tom Conard (1824 - 1903) . He lived in Blue Point. IL (when there was a town there.) Not much is left of Blue Point except a church, but it was a thriving village 100 years ago with a couple of stores, mill, school and even a tavern. Probably a great place to take a metal detector. Tom's house was SE of the Blue Point corner, just due East of the old schoolhouse.
Tom and his wife were Quakers and were descended from Thones Kunders, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1684 and were among the 13 families that founded German town.