About the Book
When rifling through my grandpa Schmidt's box of family heirlooms and photographs, I had the good fortune of coming upon a book. Inscribed on the cover were the words "remembrance book", and inside I found a trove of loose letters of condolences, telegrams, and funeral documents. Contained within the pages I was also pleased to find a wealth of genealogical information concerning John Bernard Dwyer, my third great uncle. Seeing as John died in 1949, it is reasonable to assume that nearly everything contained within the book is from around the 1940s - 50s. The contents of the book, both in the loose and bound portions, primarily concern the portions of my family bearing the last names "Burnes" and "Dwyer". The Burnes and Dwyer families were of Irish descent and resided primarily in Minnesota.
As mentioned previously, the book has bound pages stocked with information as well as miscellaneous loose documents concerning members of the family beyond John Bernard Dwyer. This post will detail the contents of the latter, while a future post will show the contents of the former.