Thursday, January 2, 2014

Nunn Family - Success

The dawn of the new year brought much success. Yesterday I connected with two of the grandchildren of Elizabeth Nunn Siebert. They were delightful to talk with and I hope to be able to meet them in person sometime soon. 

They filled me in on the lives of my grandfather Harry Nunn's siblings. They told me they referred to my grandfather as "Uncle Honey," and I told them he was "Pop" to us.  

Probably the most important item I learned was that Elizabeth never remarried after her husband, Louis, died.  I had mistakenly thought she married Fritz Piepenburg and moved to New Jersey.  Not so. Elizabeth died in 1947 at the tender age of 60 from pneumonia during a hospital stay and is buried in a cemetery in Queens, New York. 

I was given the contact info for another family member who has a lot of information and I anxiously await a note in return.

Today will find me working on my Nunn genealogy and running off a copy to send to my new found cousins.  I think they will be fascinated by the story of Elizabeth's suing her neighbor for the $300 (they didn't know about that), as well as the photos of St. Joseph's Home and the admission and discharge papers of the Out-Door Poor for these aunts and uncles they so loved.  

Needless to say it was a very good day. 


  1. Congratulations on these new connections! 2014 is starting off on a high note. Me too: I've been corresponding with a lady whose father trained under a great-uncle of W's during WWII, and getting some personal insights!

  2. We have both hit the ground running this new year. Let's hope the good luck continues.