And better late than never. On March 16, 1995 the State of Mississippi is the last one ot ratify the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution which abolishes slavery and involuntary servitude. 130 years earlier, in 1865 it still denied the ratification.
I only have sad stories for my family tree for this day.
One is the one of my 2nd cousin 3x removed Wilhelm Hans Heinrich KÖRNER.
He was born on March 16, 1884 in Diedrichshagen, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany as the first of four sons into the marriage of the farmer Heinrich Christian Wilhelm KÖRNER and his wife Wilhelmine Catharina Maria née BRÜGGEMANN.
Hi received his christening in the church of Diedrichshagen on March 29, 1884
And you can already see the remark below his name. He got christened just in time before his death one day later – on March 30, 1884.
Wilhelm got laid to rest on April 3, 1884 on the church cemetary of Diedrichshagen.