Sunday, March 27, 2011

Black Sheep Sunday: Darn that Prohibition Law!

In 1922, our Great Grandfather, Ignatz Kollain, was ...ah....caught.

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Prohibition began on 17 January 1920, with the Eighteenth Amendment. A total of 1,520 Federal Prohibition agents were given the task of enforcing the law.  The Amendment was repealed in 1933.
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Lisa Swanson Ellam said...


I love this story! What a great item to add to your family history!

Grandma Becky said...

It's interesting what we can find out when searching for our family history. I have done searches, found a cousin I didn't know I had and am still looking for link to another possible relative! Might eventually make a phone call but am a bit timid about it! And thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I've always wanted to meet Sean Connery in real life, hoping he'd stop by where I work at the hardware store? Dream on! I actually met a man whose name is James Bond and he was born before the movies came out! How fun is that?! Have a good day!

Charles R. Hale said...

My paternal grandfather would often say, "We didn't descend from Kings, Charles." I found a few similarly "interesting" stories.

My mother told me that she believes her father moonlighted in the twenties delivering bootlegger's booze. Maybe your great grandfather and my grandfather knew each other!