Selma Kampe Blackmon encourages genealogical research by offering assistance to family historians. My family research includes the surnames: Armstrong, Baumgarten, Couch, Dralle, Dunham, Elsner, Kampe, Koppleman and Schuler. The surname locations by states include Connecticut, Illinois, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin.
On Thanksgiving, November 1856, was this serving platter used? Who were the other families that traveled by wagon with the Elisha T. COUCH family? The families traveled from Oneida County, New York to LaSalle County, Illinois arriving January 1857. This plate is in the MOREY family collection. Family tradition is that it survived the wagon ride.