As 2018 comes to a close and we look forward to 2019, I continue to gather information about the descendants of Gasper Rorick from newspaper databases across the country. In the past, I’ve grouped things together for special occasions (e.g., wedding announcements on Valentine’s day or news about servicemen and women on Veterans Day).
This year, I’d like to do something a little different. I’ll be posting in chronological order, starting with an advertisement for John C. Rorick’s Milwaukee commercial college from 1856 and moving through the years. Short news items (social news, birth announcements, business items, wedding announcements, etc.) will be gathered by year or, in some cases, by decade if there is only one item for any given year. I have a significant backlog of short items, so you’ll be seeing a lot of those, especially in the earlier years. It’s my hope that posting items in chronological order will give a sense of how things changed for the family through the years. There’s enough content to continue to post on a daily basis for the foreseeable future.
The source for this advertisement, for the Baldwin Hardware Company, is the Livingston County Daily Press, December 27, 1950. Happy New Year!