Discovering My Ancestors


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About Bessie Sherman (Lorenz)

Interview with granddaughter (11/14/2006):
1. Bessie always held the family reunions
2. Remembers Bessie as very gentle, tall and slender.
3. Had english ferns on the porch.
4. Would fix grilled peanut butter sandwiches
5. Ice man would come deliver ice for the refrigerator
6. Lived across the street from her son, Paul. JoAnne remembers she was about five then and not allowed to cross the street. So she would stand at the edge and holler for her grandma.

Shortly after Frederick died Bessie sold the house on Salem St. and went to live with a couple on Meridian street who needed a caretaker. When Bessie began to have health problems herself she went to a boarding house for the elderly.

Interview with son (11/14/06):
1. Bessie had an outgoing personality and she was strict..not afraid to use 'the stick' when the children were unruly.
2. Made the girls dresses. Knitted?
3. Loved Cream of Wheat
4. Made cherry pies from the cherries her sons picked from the cherry tree in their yard.
5. Kept small garden of green beans, tomatoes, and ruhbarb in the backyard.
6. She would sometimes buy strawberries from the street vendor for pies and would mix strawberries and ruhbarb to put on cereal.

Linked toBessie Lucille Sherman

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