Wednesday, March 05, 2014

"The Hero Draws Inspiration From The Virtue of His Ancestors."


"The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors." -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

About this photo: The "HERO" in this photo is my great grandfather, George Fredrick Burnes 1866-1924. Father to eight children, husband to Nina and son of James & Nancy Burnes. He lived through more hardship and saw more tragedy than I could ever imagine. For many years they struggled financially and moved out to a small home in Oklahoma. Outlaws would pass by their home and Nina would have to feed them so they wouldn't "give them any trouble". He was a strong Christian man who became a Sexton of the church. He died at the young age of 58. I can't wait to meet him and Nina someday.
Date: abt. 1885
Place: Batavia, Jefferson, Iowa, USA

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