So there I was yesterday, in my computer chair soothing my eyes, when a "new" Janson relative named Ed popped up via Facebook. Turns out he's a descendant of John Janson, the cousin who arrived in Minnesota in 1883 with our GGrandpa Joe. Ed's grandpa was Dan, as in this blurry photo from 1956.
Because Ed's wife Sue provided their phone number, he and I talked for a couple hours last night, checking family stories with each other and talking about photos and farms and relatives. BTW, we're 4th cousins and our common ancestor was George Valentin Janson. You'll need this info for the quiz.
Ed and Sue sent these pics yesterday and today. It's such a miracle that there are STILL unseen pics out there, and that we're able to connect with each other.
|Mary Anna Sauer Janson|
|Elizabeth; Theresa; Sr. Mamurta; Regina; Catherine|
Seated left to right: John; Dan; Pete
|Dan Janson’s 80th birthday. He took Ed’s bike for a spin |
and was quite pleased with himself.
|Dan’s 90th birthday party. |
The three women are his daughters.
Left to right: Clare Janson McHale,
Agnes Janson Vaughn, Laura Janson Claessen.
THANKS ED & SUE-I'M GLAD YOU FOUND US!