Michelle Ann Kratts

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Niagara River Deaths

In Dangerous Waters, Deaths, Dorothy Rolling, Niagar a River, Niagara Deaths, Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls Gazette Deaths, Town of Niagara historian on March 18, 2014 at 6:42 pm
Vintage postcard, Niagara River.

Vintage postcard, Niagara River.











Niagara River Deaths


Courtesy Town of Niagara historian, Dorothy Rolling.

The Remarkableness of Carl Goodrich; The Death Adventure of a Boy from LaSalle by Michelle Kratts

In Bring Out Your Dead, Dangerous Waters, Deaths, Ghost Stories, If This House Could Talk, LaSalle, Niagara Falls on July 3, 2013 at 11:49 am

It’s been 100 years since Carl left our house for his fateful trip into eternity.

The Journal of the Dead Beats Society

Once upon a time, ninety nine years ago, there was a young man who lived in our house. His name was Carl Goodrich and his story fell into my lap–along with an old newspaper clipping—just a few days before we moved into a big old farmhouse on Lindbergh Avenue in the LaSalle section of Niagara Falls. As a genealogist, I was excited about the possibilities of the lives of those who came before us but I must admit that I was unprepared for Carl Goodrich….

Of course, when you buy an old house everyone wonders if you have ghosts—especially if the past residents experienced violent or tragic deaths. I have wondered about that myself but so far haven’t noticed anything out of the ordinary. The doors swing open by themselves…but old house doors do that. There are strange creaking noises…but old houses do that. And the cats stare into the…

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To Fetch a Pail of Water

In Dangerous Waters on January 19, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Not everyone dies in the river.  Here is a brief little intercourse between a German woman and Niagara published in the Niagara Falls Gazette on December 27, 1854.

 I only wish we knew her name.Narrow Escape