Ever wonder what your grandparents did to make a living? Or what their parents did to support their families?
Well let's see - on my mom's side of the family
Margaret Troyer Post (1909-1987) - a newspaper reporter for the Culver City News (Culver City, California) and before that the Goshen News Democrat (Goshen, Indiana). She gave up her job to become a SAHM (Stay-at-Home-Mother, in 2010 language). Raised 5 children.
Elmer David Troyer (1884-1963) - carpenter in Goshen, Indiana and in California
Mary Motzko Troyer (1883-1953) - full time wife, homemaker, and raised 2 children.
Phillipp Motzko (1852-1910) - laborer and farmed his own land
Maria Fietzek Motzko (1857-1927) - full time wife, homemaker, and raised 10 children
Joseph J. Troyer (1849-1915) - had a large family farm, passed down from his father John and his grandfather Yost, where he cultivated the crops and sold them to make money.
Elizabeth Schrock Troyer (1853-1938) -
John Troyer (1805-1889) - had a large family farm, passed down from his father Yost, where he helped cultivate the crops and sold them to make money.
Elizabeth Yoder Troyer (1811-1883) -
On my dad's side of the family:
Hays Coulter Post (1913-1987) - printer, first with Rogers-McDonald in Los Angeles, California and then with Avery Label in Monrovia, California. He was a very active in the Printers Union.
Orvey Jermain Post (1886-1947) - actor under the name Jermain(e) Post.
Bess Coulter Post (1883-1945) - a seamstress, working for Sam Goldwyn Studios and MGM Studios in Hollywood, California. Also raised 3 children (two of which died in childhood, one of which is unconfirmed)
William H Coulter (?) -
Lucy Hays Coulter (1861-1936) - a seamstress and then in charge of the wardrobe department at Sam Goldwyn Studios and MGM Studios. Prior to that she raised 4 children while traveling with various live theater groups and working as a seamstress for them.
Jermain E. Post (1851-1894) - Lawyer in Salt Lake City, Utah
Elizabeth Clayton Post (1857-1929) - Librarian; Wife, Homemaker, Raised 2 children
Mary Post Warren
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