Letter to Editor: Looking for relatives of George Bluesky

Dear Editor,

I am in possession of a small New Testament with handwriting in the front that says "George Bluesky, Cass Lake, Minnesota."  I am an amateur genealogist of many years, so I researched a bit and found a George Bluesky who died 8 Sep 1935 in Cass County, MN.  From the 1930 census I can presume he was full-blood Chippewa.

There are no other identifying marks on the testament.  Tucked inside the testament are three very small pictures, two of woods and one of a man; and a folded printed program for an American Legion service of some sort, with the reverse bearing the handwritten name of Vic Vantilburg, 126 W. 12th St., Ashland, Ohio.

This New Testament was among the possessions of my grandfather, Aaron R. Funk Sr., who died in 1973.  I do not know how Grandpa Funk came to acquire this book.  I do know that both Grandpa Funk and Vic Vantilburg were in the Ohio National Guard and both fought in WW I.  They enlisted a day apart, though in different cities; so they probably became acquainted in the Army.  But this New Testament belonged to George Bluesky, and I can find no military record for him, so I can't imagine how he connects to Grandpa or Mr. Vantilberg.

At any rate, if there are descendants of George Bluesky who would like to know  more we looking for them.  Perhaps your publication could help find his descendants.

Thank you for your kind consideration.
Brenda Aukerman
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