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Lincoln Erskine

Erskine Family stories found in Volume one



Volume One

The colored photos on the cover of the newly-released revised edition of volume one in the Jacksonport Through the Generations series brings that book full circle. The original 1997 edition, produced by Jim Halstead on his personal computer, had pictures in color. When that limited edition proved popular beyond expectations, the Jacksonport Historical Society reprinted it commercially, in 2000, with black and white photos only. The new release, co-edited by Rebecca Halstead and Eileen J. Roberts, is an expanded version. Most notably it features a number of additional pictures, not only ones from individual families but also scenes of historical and architectural interest. The latter include views of churches, schoolhouses, docks, sawmills, farms, and stores and a postcard from 1909 showing a horse-drawn vehicle in the foreground and a panoramic view of the town in the distance. Additional new items in the revised volume are Paula Virlee’s poem "Grandma’s Root Cellar" and an anonymous piece "That Old Time Apron." The former is connected with a photo of the Erskine root cellar and the latter with a 1939 photo of six Jacksonport women busily preparing food. An epilogue by Becky Halstead describes how her father printed out the first edition and invites others to join the historical society as "Keepers of the Past."

  • Lincoln and Fred Erskine Families
  • Byron Erskine Family
  • Charles Lincoln Erskine Family
  • Ed and Pansy Kohls Family
  • Bagnall Families
  • Peter and Anna Campbell Family
  • Margaret Campbell
  • Joseph A. and Almira (Le Claire) La Mere Family
  • William and Alec Halstead Families
  • Louis and Olive (Halstead) Martinson Family
  • Anna Halstead - The Herlaches in Jacksonport
  • William (Will) Halstead
  • Sarah (Sadie) Halstead
  • Elizabeth (Halstead) Bagnall
  • Frank Halstead Family

Ordering information:

Book price: US $22.50 including shipping. 

DVD price: US $22.25 including shipping.  Please indicate which family presentation you are ordering at check out.



Make checks payable to the Jacksonport Historical Society, Inc. and send to:

Mary Kaye

Jacksonport Historical Society Treasure

5418 Sylvan View Circle
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235

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