This picture was taken sometime before 1898. In front of the homestead are my great great grandparents, Thomas Googins,Jr. and Jane Banks Batchelder Googins. Thomas was a descendant of Patrick Googins (Googans) who came here from Ireland and is also descended from Thomas Rogers and Captain Richard Bonython, key figures in the history of the area. Thomas was a farmer. Jane is a
direct descendant of Stephen Bachiler and Benjamin Prescott,prominent in New Hampshire history. The homestead was replaced by a modern home about 10 years ago by my nephew who now lives there on Portland, Avenue. Thomas and Jane are buried in the Batchelder-Prescott cemetery located on Portland Avenue in Old Orchard with several of Jane's ancestors as well as two of their
This was taken in Massachusetts about 1901. My grandmother, Annie Marquette, is holding baby Hazel Edna. My grandfather, Charles Henry Ehrcke, is sitting next to her. Charles, born in Albany, was the son of Prussian immigrants, Charles Ehrcke and Fredericka Zinzow who came to America about 1869. My grandfather was a cigar maker who worked in the Buffalo area until he moved to Massachusetts. His father was a stone mason and contractor
in Albany, New York.