Category Archives: Tacoma history

Halloween, Sauerkraut and Chocolate

Born either on October 30 or 31st, in 1900, our grandma Marie Catherine Munshausen always claimed Halloween as her birthday. As the 9th of 11 children, her parents might or might not have remembered exactly which day it was. Devout Catholics … Continue reading

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The Sanders Brothers

We really don’t know why it was that three of the four Sanderson brothers decided to emigrate to America from Norway. It’s likely that it was due to the economic status of the times in Norway and that there was … Continue reading

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Great grandparents – would that we knew ya!

I had a dream one night where all of my ancestors came to call. My great-grandmother–they called her “big Hilda” seemed so stern, like the picture above, until she smiled. It was like the sun breaking through the clouds and … Continue reading

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