Rachel E. Rittenhouse, author

Posts made in March, 2015

Character Sketch ~ Hannah Cole Woodsmall

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Character Sketch ~ Hannah Cole Woodsmall

Hannah Cole Woodsmall is Carolyn and Bethany’s step-mother. Hannah moved to Minnesota with her first husband and two sons from Chicago. After a terrible accident, her husband died leaving Hannah a widow. In 1856, Hannah married Poppa, two years after the death of Momma. It is an adjustment living with a new momma, especially with the death of Momma fresh on everyone’s mind. Hannah does her best to respect Momma as well as give the children the motherly affection and space that they need....

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Woodsmall Family History – pt. 2

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Woodsmall Family History – pt. 2

When the Woodsmall’s left Sweden, they had to leave a lot of family behind and go to a strange new place where no one spoke the same language as them. Thankfully they had each other and other family members.   Those left behind in Sweden included George’s parents, his younger brother Amos, his wife Melissa, their three children George, Millie, and Amos, his younger sister Kathy, her husband Cain, and their daughter Charity. George’s older brother Philip had already moved to America...

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Happy Birthday!!!

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Happy Birthday!!!

…to Poppa and Jake!!  In March, the Woodsmall family celebrates two birthdays: March 2 – Poppa’s birthday March 12 – Jake’s birthday There is always a celebration happening and lots of food! Carolyn always makes sure to have a favorite birthday treat available. What is your favorite way to celebrate your...

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