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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Treasure Chest Thursday: Katherine Efner's Bible

Other than the identification inside the front cover, there's nothing written in this Bible. I suspect my great-great grandmother may have written at least her name on the first page when she got the Bible, which I'm guessing would have been about 1850. But the first several pages are missing now. I'm so grateful to my grandma Evelyn for thinking to write some identification in the front cover.

The book is not much bigger than an iPhone. It's about an inch thick and contains the Old and New Testaments. The print is so tiny I can barely read it. However, if you click on the image above, the wonder of technology will enable you to see that the first remaining page starts right out with our favorite subject, family history!


Descendants of Katherine Efner, the two images above are suitable to add to your family history slide show. Simply click on each image to enlarge it, then right-click and Save Image to the folder of your choice.


Kathleen Brandt, Professional Genealogist said...

Thanks for reminding me to pick up my G-Grandmother's Bible for the repair. I had it rebound. I love old bibles. Thanks for sharing yours.

T.K. said...

I hadn't even thought of doing that, Kathleen. How did you find someone who could do that? Is it expensive?

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Our Family in Books: A Bibliography

  • My Ancestors in Books (a library of resources and notes pertaining to Reverend Samuel Stone, Major General Robert Sedgwick, Elder John Crandall, and other early Americans in the forest where my family tree was grown)
  • The Zahnisers: A History of the Family in America by Kate M. Zahniser and Charles Reed Zahniser (Mercer, Pa. 1906)
  • History of St. James Lutheran Church [full title: A little of this and a little of that in the 141 year (1861-2002) History of St. James Lutheran Church, Reynolds Indiana] by Harold B. Dodge, published at Reynolds, Indiana, 2002; 170 pages.
  • Lisbon, North Dakota 1880-2005 Quasuicentennial, published at Lisbon, North Dakota in 2005; 391 pages.
  • The Paschen and Redd Families of Cass County, Indiana by Alfred Paschen, c. 2005 (Gateway Press, Inc., Baltimore, MD); 322 pages.
  • Sheldon Community History: Sheldon Centennial 1881-1981, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 1981; 376 pages.
  • Sheldon, North Dakota 1881-2006 - 125th Anniversary: The Queen of the Prairie, published at Sheldon, North Dakota in 2006; 498 pages.
  • A Standard History of White County, Indiana, written under the supervision of W.H. Hamelle, c. 1915 (The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and New York).
  • The Roots of Coventry, Connecticut by Betty Brook Messier and Janet Sutherland Aronson, c. 1987 (Coventry 275th Anniversary Committee, Coventry, CT); 206 pages.
  • "Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island and His Descendants" by John Cortland Crandall; New Woodstock, New York, 1949; 797 pages.
  • "The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island." Nellie (Willard) Johnson, Pd.B.: H & L Creations, LLC.

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