About Me

 I'm Dani.





I'm a thirtysomething, homeschooling mother of 4 little beauties that are growing to be not so little anymore....

                          But they are still little.

 I have a wonderful, God fearing husband of ten+ years.

The combination of our families' histories make for 
some really cute kids and some very interesting stories. 

Some of which I hope to share with you here. 

and these are my beloveds....

 Behold, children are a gift of the Lord,The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,So are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.... Psalm 127: 3-5

"You are my people. This is where life is lived. These are the moments, the people, that make life worth living. These are the people that make life beautiful. These are my people."

This is my Tribe

if you prefer more raw data, the vitals go something like this....

I am Dani
of the year 1983
Of the city of Racine, in the state of Wisconsin
my email is DLJonssonL@gmail.com
and I stalk dead people.

Thank you for visiting!


  1. Loved your blog. I had to laugh outloud. We share an ancestor, Ida Smith and a serious addiction to genealogy among other things. Last vacation was happily spent searching for the grave of a revolutionary war soldier on a farm in rural Pennsylvania. After seeking permission, we had to walk though a cow pasture and climb under/over an electric fence. We found the gravestone but in the process I picked up a tick and ever after have started to seriously doubt my sanity in all this.

    What I want to do next is to plan a vacation at the neighboring homesteads in MI that my Dodge and Smith families "hewed from the primeval forest". The Dodge and Smith Lakes I believe now have some vacation homes built around them. Ida Smith and her sister Ellen Smith Dodge homesteaded next to each other thus the Dodge and Smith Lakes near Hiawatha Michigan.

  2. Anna, I did not know that about Ida and her sister! Lucky them to have eachother for what I imagine was quite an adventure. :) I don't have a lot on that Smith line, it stops with charles' parents. Drop me a line if you'd like to compare! My email is DLopez42@wi.rr.com

    btw, your own adventure on the farm sounds like something right up my alley. :D

    1. **Update, email is DLJonssonL@gmail.com** Thank you!

  3. Dani, I was made aware of your BlogSpot from Wayne Wille. Your second great grandparents, Fritz and Sophia, are my great grand aunt and uncle. Fritz was the younger brother of my great grandfather, Karl Wilhelm Rudolph Wille. I have Family Group Sheets and other documentation from another relative who conducted her research alongside a professional genealogist 20+ years ago. Would love to compare notes.

    1. Nancy, I am so sorry I did not even see your message until now, a year later. Shame on me!
      If you are still interested I would be happy to share! You can email me at DLJonssonL@gmail.com and I can gather up some things for you. I am always happy to find family! Thank you!

  4. To Dani. I recently bought a small drawing on a flea-market in Copenhagen. The person who sold me the drawing told me that she had aquire the picture some years ago in northern Sweden (in Same land). The drawing was named "To Kiruna with the spoils from the mountain lakes" (the text is in Swedish). Well, I did a bit of googling and stumbled into your blog when searching the name of the artist, i.e. Sune Bergman. If you are interested and for the fun of it I would be happy to send you a photo of the drawing. Martin Appelt (Frederikssund, Denmark)

  5. To Dani. I recently visited a fleamarket i Copenhagen and bought a small drawing, which the seller told me she had aquire some years ago in northern Sweden (in Same land). The drawing is called "To Kiruna with the hunting spoils from the mountain lakes" and made by Sune Bergman. Googling the drawing afterwards I stumbled across your blog and your search for your ancestors. Well, if you are interested I would be happy to send you a photo of the drawing. Yours sincerely Martin (Frederikssund, Denmark).

    1. Martin, thank you for contacting me, and YES, I would love a photo of it! Would you mind if I shared it on the blog here also? It would be a neat addition!
      My email is DLJonssonL@gmail.com
      I'm so sorry for the delay in my response. Usually I will get notifications but I didn't seem to this time.
      Thanks again, Martin!