Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Blessing of Finding a Cousin through my Blog

I awoke to this private message on Facebook this morning: 
This chart shows my relationship (I'm Mary Rebecca Margheim) to Emil Koleber and their son David, who's the father of Jessica.
Pictured here are Emil and Margaret (Jackle) Koleber with their sons. Jessica's father David (1949-2013) is at right in the back row.

As she explains in her message to me, Jessica did an online search for her grandfather Emil Koleber and a link to this blog appeared. She found me on facebook and sent the message above. Isn't it wonderful that we can connect to cousins through Social Media?  I had no knowledge of Jessica and now my second cousin and I are sharing family information and the results of our personal research. My father and grandmother would be so happy to know this! I think Uncle Emil and Aunt Margaret would be happy too!


SoapyLove said...

I am so happy I found your blog and more about the Koleber family! I wish my dad (David Koleber) was still here so he could see this. Thank you Becky!

Jana Last said...


I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

Have a great weekend!

Colleen G. Brown Pasquale said...

Becky, this is wonderful! Just what we all hope for, a new cousin!