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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Land

It has been a long, looong week for me, and it is only Tuesday, gosh darn it! Whoever claimed that working from home is so much easier than working at work just plain lied! I am Zoomed out. After hours upon hours of back-to-back online meetings, my brain has turned to mush. I just can’t think straight!

Which is really too bad, because with my cognitive abilities zonked there really is just no way that I will be able to string two or more coherent thoughts together to write something original for Week 17’s 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’ writing challenge.

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So Far Away

It is week five in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’ writing challenge. This week’s prompt is titled So Far Away. Luckily, the ancestor about whom I was writing today, Daniel Busch, fits perfectly into this category.


On this day, 2 February 1836, Daniel Busch (my spouse’s 5th great-grandfather) passed away.

The son of Ludwig and Anna Catharina Busch, Daniel was born in 1750 in the small town of Büdlich, located in the Kurfürstentum Trier, also known as Électorat de Trèves, an ecclesiastical principality of the Holy Roman Empire. This principality was part of a larger area contested by German and French rulers for hundreds of years.

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Book Review: The Cowkeeper’s Wish

What would you give up and how far would you go to make a better life for yourself? Would you pack up what little you had and leave your loved ones and your rural homeland to seek your fortune in the big city? Would you walk 250 miles over mountains and moors while driving a herd of cattle to forge a new destiny? Just what would you do?

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