Esther Abraham Flexner and Moritz Heinrich Flexner
A series of happenstances has lead me to connect names on a 1910 fundraiser quilt to one of my ancestors! A whole new branch has been added to my family tree!
So pour a cup of tea and follow along on the detective trail.
The story of the research and discovery began back in 1984. I was visiting a friend in Iowa when my obsession with quilts was brand new. She and I went to the historical museum in Kalona. There, among other things, I photographed a signature quilt with a dedication block that reads "M E Society / Jan. 1910 Kalona Ia."