List of Posts to dwkcommentaries—Topical: Personal

As of 12/31/17

# Date Title
    Education
121 08/23/11 Growing Up in a Small Iowa Town
108 08/10/11 Selecting a College
 125 08/27/11 My Grinnell College Years
112 08/14/11 Honorary Degree
86 07/11/11 The Washington Semester
14 04/16/11 Encounters with Candidates JFK and LBJ
128 08/31/11 Rhodes Scholarship
51 05/30/11 Celebrating 80th Anniversary of Rhodes Scholarships
70 06/21/11 Celebrating the Rhodes Scholarships Centennial
126 08/29/11 Sailing to Oxford
127 08/30/11 My Oxford University Years
56 06/06/11 Reading PPE at Oxford
60 06/10/11 PPE Examinations at Oxford
69 06/20/11 Oxford’s Lord Franks
50 05/29/11 Celebrating Oxford’s Worcester College’s 700th Anniversary
36 05/18/11 Dinner at an Oxford High Table
34 05/17/11 Oxford in New York City
187 12/27/11 My Years at the University of Chicago Law School
15 04/17/11 Questioning President Lyndon Johnson
28 05/10/11 Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Mattie Stepanek and Five Judges
46 05/26/11 A Sabbatical Leave from Lawyering
49 05/28/11 A Liberal Arts Seminar for Lawyers
77 06/29/11 Practitioner in Residence
3 04/05/11 Adventures of a History Detective
78 06/30/11 Auditing the International Human Rights Law Course
79 07/01/11 Teaching the International Human Rights Law Course
754 10/27/15 Reflections on  Learning and Teaching
754A 10/27/15 Comment: Additional Details Regarding Grinnell College’s First-Year Tutorial
754B 12/04/15 Comment by Dr. Henrietta Barnes on Modes of Teaching and Learning
754C 12/04/15 Comment by Teodora Cakarmis on Modes of Teaching and Learning
796 01/26/16 University Students Investigate Jim-Crow Era Killings
    Personal Values and Faith
2 04/04/11 My Political Philosophy
8 04/06/11 My Christian Faith
8A 07/07/16 Comment: Correction of Author of “We Are Not Prophets of a Future Not Our Own”
186 12/25/11 Merry Christmas!
9 04/06/11 Minneapolis’ Westminster Presbyterian Church
46 05/26/11 A Sabbatical Leave from Lawyering
19 04/22/11 Retiring from Lawyering
21 04/23/11 My First Ten Years of Retirement
23 04/27/11 The Roads Not Taken
195 01/11/12 Words of Wisdom from a History Professor
198 01/17/12 A Tribute to Jim de Jong
221 03/08/12 Intimations of Mortality
226 03/15/12 Gratitude I
242 04/11/12 Gratitude II  
243 04/12/12 Gratitude III
276 06/13/12 Gratitude Revisited
555 09/30/14 Additional Reactions to Ezekiel Emmanuel’s  Desire To Die at 75
582 11/29/14 Further Reflections Ezekiel Emmanuel’s Desire To Die at 75
582A 12/06/14 Comment: David Brooks’ Retort to Dr. Ezekiel Emmanuel
582B 12/10/14 Comment: Comment: Other Articles About Happiness
12 04/11/11 Tips for Grandparents
20 04/22/11 Superior Elementary Education
238 04/03/12 National Geographic BEE
    My Brown Family Ancestors
256 05/07/12 Rev. Charles Edwin Brown’s Lineage in America [William Brown, c. 1669-1752; John Brown, 1703-1791; Perley Brown, 1737-1776; Nathaniel Brown, 1767-1854; Philip Perry Brown, 1790-1876]
258 05/12/12 Ancestor’s Military Service in King George’s War [John Brown, 1745]
288 07/12/12 Ancestors’ Military Service in the French and Indian War [John Brown and Perley Brown, 1757]
289 07/14/12 Ancestor’s Service as Leader of Leicester, Massachusetts [John Brown, 1761-1773]
295 07/24/12 The American Revolutionary War’s Mustering of the Minute Men, April 1775[John Brown, 1761-1773]
417 04/20/13 Watertown, Massachusetts, 238 Years Ago [Perley Brown, 1775]
296 07/27/12 The American Revolutionary War’s Siege of Boston, April 19, 1775-March 17, 1776 [Perley Brown]
297 07/30/12 The American Revolutionary War’s Battle of Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775 [Perley Brown]
304 08/13/12 The American Revolutionary War’s Campaign for New York and New Jersey, March 1776–January 1777 [Perley Brown]
328 10/08/12 The American Revolutionary War’s Battle of Brooklyn (Long Island), August 1776 [Perley Brown]
329 10/10/12 The American Revolutionary War: The Battle of Harlem Heights, New York, September 1776 [Perley Brown]
330 10/12/12 The American Revolutionary War: The Battle of White Plains, October 1776 [Perley Brown]
381 01/30/13 Rev. Philip Perry Brown and Betsy Dickey Brown [1790-1876 & 1788-1862]
254 04/29/12 An 1842 Journey from New York to the Iowa Territory [Rev. Charles Edwin Brown]
363 12/19/12 Rev. Charles Edwin Brown’s Baptist Missionary Work in Iowa, 1842-1851
364 12/22/12 Rev. Charles Edwin Brown’s Recuperation in New York, 1851-1857
366 12/26/12 Rev. Charles Edwin Brown’s Baptist Missionary Work in Iowa, 1857-1887
341 11/06/12 White Settler’s Contemporaneous Reaction to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 [Charles Edwin Brown]
506 05/15/14 William Carlos Brown: A 19th Century Railroading Success Story [1853-1924]
514 06/10/14 Theodore Roosevelt’s Involvement in the U.S. Presidential Election of 1900 [William Carlos Brown]
507 05/18/14 The New York Central Railroad at the Start of the 20th Century [William Carlos Brown]
511 05/30/14 William Carlos Brown’s New York Central Railroad Career
551 09/13/14 President Theodore Roosevelt and William C. Brown’s Interactions Regarding Railroad Regulation, January-May 1907
562 10/24/14 Andrew Carnegie’s Quest for Peace [William c. Brown]
382 02/02/13 Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial [William c. Brown]
410 04/07/13 Another Report on Grand Central Terminal’s Centennial [William c. Brown]
513 06/06/14 William Carlos Brown’s Loyalty to His Parents and Home State of Iowa
400 03/14/13 James DeGrush Brown and Ella Francelia Dye Brown [1846-1923 & 1853-1928]. James served in the Civil War, but was discharged after a few months due to a serious illness. He worked for railroads his entire working life in IA and St. Joseph, MO. After retiring in 1914 he and his wife lived in Pasadena and Long Beach, CA.
401 03/17/13 George Edwin Brown and Jennie Olivia Johnson Brown He was born in Lime Springs, IA on May 30, 1876, and married Jennie O. Johnson on March 4, 1903 in Ottumwa IA. He worked for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad. He died on September 29, 1931 in Ottumwa.
    Marian Frances Brown Krohnke was born April 24, 1906 in Ottumwa IA. She was the valedictorian of her high school class and studied for two years at Des Moines University, after which she moved to Perry IA where she taught school. On June 15, 1926 she married Ward Glenn Krohnke in that town. In the late 1930’s they lived in Farmington IA. During WWII they lived in Fort Madison IA, and c. 1944 moved to Des Moines IA. Circa 1949 they moved to his home town of Perry. She was an Assistant Libraian and Head Librarian in the town for many years and took coursesabout library science in the summers at the University of Iowa. After Ward’s death in 1967 she moved to her home town of Ottumwa IA and later to a retirement community in Albert Lea MN where she died on Nov. 29, 1992.
    My Johnson Family Ancestors
    Sven Peter Johnson and Johanna Christina Magnusson Johnson. In Sweden.
    Jennie Olivia Johnson (Brown). Born on Feb. 28, 1881, in Ottumwa IA. Married George Edwin Brown on March 4, 1903 in Ottumwa. Died in Ottumwa on Dec. 9, 1945.
    Marian Frances (Johnson) Brown Krohnke was born April 24, 1906 in Ottumwa IA. She was the valedictorian of her high school class and studied for two years at Des Moines University, after which she moved to Perry IA where she taught school. On June 15, 1926 she married Ward Glenn Krohnke in that town. In the late 1930’s they lived in Farmington IA. During WWII they lived in Fort Madison IA, and c. 1944 moved to Des Moines IA. Circa 1949 they moved to his home town of Perry. She was an Assistant Libraian and Head Librarian in the town for many years and took courses in the summrers at the University of Iowa. After Ward’s death in 1967 she moved to her home town of Ottumwa IA and later to a retirement community in Albert Lea MN where she died on Nov. 29, 1992.
    My Krohnke Family Ancestors
    Claus T. Krohnke (Kroehnke) and Antge Krohnke (Kroehnke). Lived and died in Germany.
    Johann N. Krohnke (Kroehnke), born Nov. 26, 1839, Holstein, Denmark. Emmirgrated to U.S. c. 1867. He denounced allegieance to the King of Prussia, Oct. 9, 1867, when he applied for U.S. citizenship in Davenport, IA. He was granted U.S. citizenship on March 7, 1871. In 1881 he owned the first grist mill in Keystone IA. and was a member of the local fire department. In 1890s  he was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge and the  Turner Society.  On Dec. 26, 1871 he married Elizaberth Heyer in Pickaway, Benton County IA. She was born Oct. 13, 1847 in Krofdorf (near Giessen), Province of the Rhine, Hesse, Germany. She died May 11, 1913 in Benton County, IA.
    Alvin J. Krohnke (AJ) was born Aug. 30, 1872 in Benton County, IA. He was a train dispatcher and station agent for the Milwuakee Railroad. He married Indiana “Anna” Keenan in 1898; she was born Oct. 24, 1876 in Warren County, Illinois and died Dec. 29, 1971 in Perry IA.
    Ward Glenn Krohnke was born Aug. 26, 1900 in Herndon IA. After graduating from Perry High School (IA) in 1918, he enlisted or was drafted in the U.S. Army, but was honorably discharged after the Nov. 11, 1918, Armistice. He married Marian Frances Brown on June 15, 1926, in Perry. In the late 1930’s they lived in Farmington IA where he worked for a monument company. During WWII he worked for a munitians plant in Fort Madison IA, and c. 1944 moved to Des Moines IA where he worked for another monument company. Circa 1949 they moved to his home town of Perry where he purchased an interest in the Perry Monument Works and where he worked until he died, Aug. 26, 1967.
                         Blogging
185 12/23/11 The Joy of Blogging
392 02/26/13 A Septuagenarian’s Reaction to the Social Media
192 01/02/12 2011 Annual Report on dwkcommentaries
370 01/01/13 2012 Annual Report on dwkcommentaries
456 01/01/14 2013 Annual Report on dwkcommentaries
594 01/01/15 2014 Annual Report on dwkcommentaries
785 01/01/16 2015 Annual Report on dwkcommentaries
934 01/01/17 2016 Annual Report on dwkcommentaries
934 01/01/17 2017 Annual Report on dwkcommentaries
  01/–/18 2018 Annual Report on dwkcommentaries