Virtual Hike to Dundee Township

It has been five months since I wrote my last Virtual Hike update. There are multiple reasons for this. One is that my mind has wandered to other topics, but probably the biggest reason is that I have not been walking as much. I need to really start walking every night as I have in the past.

Old Barn, Rome Wisconsin, Orsamus Braman, Ancestor's PropertyMy last update was from Rome, Wisconsin. See: Virtual Hike to Rome

This leg of the Virtual Hike started at the farm of my 4th great grandfather Orsamus Braman.

Virtual Hike, Rome, Wisconsin, Dundee Township, Illinois, GenealogyFrom Rome it took me south to Dundee Township, Illinois. The main reason that I chose Dundee Township as the next destination was that it was where my 3rd great grandmother Mary C. Goff was living in 1850.

Virtual Hike, Rome, Wisconsin, Dundee Township, Illinois, GenealogySometime before 1858 she married Isaac Braman who was the son of Orsamus. As you can see they lived about 70 miles apart. I am still trying to figure out how they may have met. In 1860 Isaac and Mary were living in Wisconsin with the Braman’s, and the Goff family was still in Illinois.

Virtual Hike, Rome, Wisconsin, Dundee Township, Illinois, GenealogyI am still trying to figure out the Goff family. I know that Mary’s parents were David Goff and Elizabeth Tubbs. But, there were several Goff families in the area, with more than one David who is the right age. I was again checking a few facts and records, but need to stop and get this finished. I can get back to researching the Goffs later.

Virtual Hike, Rome, Wisconsin, Dundee Township, Illinois, GenealogyThis picture from Google Street View helps me imagine what the area may have looked like back in the mid 1800’s.

The Virtual Hike now heads to the east and the next stop will be in Indiana at another place with a family connection.

Steven

 

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A Friday Walk at Work III

On Friday I took another afternoon walk at work. Friday is always a good day to take a walk as the work week is winding down and it allows you time to think if you finished everything that needs to be done.

Carl Zeiss Innovation Center, Dublin, California, construction, ZeissPlus, it gave me a chance to check out the progress at the construction site near our office.

Carl Zeiss Innovation Center, Dublin, California, construction, ZeissThe building has not had too much visible progress since I wrote my post Topping Out.

Most of the work in the past two months has been on the floors of the upper levels so is not too visible. However, if you look close you can see some differences.

Carl Zeiss Innovation Center, Dublin, California, construction, ZeissHere is the ground level, for now you can see all the way from one end to the other.

Carl Zeiss Innovation Center, Dublin, California, construction, ZeissIn one corner of the site is a flood retention pond, and it is interesting to see that they are laying a network of pipes through the area. It will be interesting to see what this looks like when it is complete.

Carl Zeiss Innovation Center, Dublin, California, construction, ZeissI like this view of the building as it looks like the prow of a ship. You really get a good idea of the size of the building from this angle.

I had a good walk, but it was very hot. The temperature was around 100 degrees, but since then a cool front has come through. This morning it was raining with temps in the 60’s. It is a bit early for rain, but perhaps it is a good sign that we will have a wet winter.

Steven

 

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