The first document was the death certificate for my great-great grandfather John A. Blom.
A few posts back, I posted a copy of my great-great grandfather's obituary and looking over the death certificate it looks like a great deal of that information is confirmed by this. More importantly, I now have an exact date of birth rather than just the year of birth for him. Next up on my todo list for my great-great grandfather is a copy of his birth certificate and his SS-5. Eventually I also want to track down academic records for him from Northwestern University and I imagine there will be quite a few church records to track down as well.
The other documents I received in the second envelope were the marriage license applications for both great-great-grandparents, John A. Blom and Jeanette Moes, as well as their marriage certificate:
So now, after looking over the applications, I am wondering what my 3rd great-grandfather Henry Moes was a Foreman of. I am also wondering what a Hod Carrier (sp) is as that is the occupation of my other 3rd great-grandfather Arie Blom.
Isn't it funny how answering questions in genealogy generally leads to more questions?