April 17, 2015
This week I am publishing a transcript of a diary found in the archives of the Hunterdon Co. Historical Society, written by a resident of Locktown during the Civil War years. This is not the whole diary—just the first pages, describing the family’s journey from Baltimore to Locktown in 1861, to escape the turmoil of the war. Very fascinating.
Also, this week’s Query is coming from me, rather than one of my readers. It concerns the identify of William Nixon, who appears to have been in several places at the same time.
The Jurgensen History
I would like to call your attention to a series of articles being published on the website of the Hunterdon County Historical Society. They are taken from one long article written by Charles Jurgensen and published in the spring 2005 newsletter, called “Catalpa Farm—An Epic.” Because of its length, the website has divided it into chapters.
I knew Charlie Jurgensen. You could not find anyone more devoted to the early history of his home town, Sergeantsville, and no one more knowledgable either.
I will be taking a break next week, but will be back in May.