Last week I was blessed to be able to travel to New York, the Hudson River Valley.

My Great Grandparents came to Portland, Maine from Kingston, New York.  My Great Grandfather John Cogswell was a lighthouse keeper, and when he retired they  came to Portland.  My Great Grandmother, Mary Horneff was born in Germany and came to New York.

I only learned this fact this past year. I knew I had some German blood on my mother’s side, but after WWII, no one talked about being German in my family.

I was Blessed to be escorted by a Kinsman and got a proper tour of the region, including a fish lunch in Roundout Creek

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