Thursday, August 11, 2011

Thankful Thursday....for the kindness of strangers

Katherine Marxer
I posted a query on's message forum asking for help locating information on several ancestors who all lived in the same community. Yesterday I opened my messages to find this:

"From "The Helena Daily Independent," published at Helena, Montana on Saturday, April 13, 1935:

Great Falls, Apr. 12. -- The will of the late Katharina Marxer, who died January 5 last, was Wednesday admitted to probate in district court following a hearing before Judge W. Neigs. George Marxer of Eden, a son, was named executor of the estate.

The estate has a value of about $13,050, consisting of 1,600 acres of land valued at $10,000, 60 head of cattle valued at $1,500, 7 head of horses valued at $400, farm machinery with a value of $250 and other personal property valued at $900. The heirs are several children and grandchildren.

I was able to find the above article from a paid database, Newspaper Archives. I was unable to find any other articles in reference to the other names you listed. I hope you find the above article of use. I am not related."  
The submitter of this info is known only as volunteerMT. I'm very thankful for people like volunteerMT who take time from their busy lives to help others. 

The Joseph Marxer Homestead

Thankful Thursday – Create a post that expresses gratitude for a person (past or present), resource, family history tool or anything connected to you or your and family history that has had a positive impact on your life. This prompt has been suggested by Carolyn Murphy of Family Tree Gal and has been in use by Mary Warren of Mary’s Musings for the past year.


  1. I am thankful that you were blessed with this information. It is true people like to be helpful. Happy Research!

  2. Randoms Acts of Genealogical Kindness are terrific...thanks for giving me the initiative to pay it forward, too!