Saturday, June 29, 2019

Cousins are different flowers from the same garden, Part 2


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I really enjoyed putting together the chart for my 3rd great-grandparents children and grandchildren on the previous post, that I wanted to see how they differed from my other set of "great-grandparents" on my Mendenhall side.

Originally, I was going to write a post about my 3rd great-grandparents, since I did the same on the Jeckering side, but that would be Richard Mendenhall (1852-1924) and his wife Margaret Frances Pierron (1851-1923) and they only had 2 children, so I'm writing about my 4th great-grandparents instead. 

My 4th great-grandparents were Aaron Mendenhall (1828-1894) and Christena M. Spielman (1835-1920). Neither one were immigrants like my Jeckering side. In fact, Aaron Mendenhall's 4th great-grandfather John Mendenhall (1659-1743) (my 10th great-grandfather) immigrated to America from England in December of 1685. Aaron was a farmer in Darke County, Ohio and unlike his Quaker ancestors, served in the military. In the civil war, he served as a Corporal of Company F, 152nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 

Aaron and Christena had 10 children, let's see how many grandchildren they had! 


Aaron and Christena Mendenhall's children & number of children:
              


1. Richard Mendenhall (1852-1924)
            -Wife- Margaret F. Pierron (1851-1923); 2 children.
2. Mary Ann Mendenhall (1854-1929)
            -Husband- Robert G. Brandon (1845-1912); 10 children.
3. Sarah L. Mendenhall (1856-1930)
            -Husband- John Vankey (1851-1932); 5 children.
4. David Mendenhall (1857-1894)
            -Wife- Lucinda Belle Wellbaum (1865-1952); 5 children.
5. Rachel Olive Mendenhall (1858-1927)
            -Husband- John Straker (1855-1930); 10 children.
6. Jacob Mendenhall (1862-1914)
            -Wife- Elizabeth Jane Kairchner (1864-1932); 2 children.
7. Edward Mendenhall (1864-1866) (died at 1 year old)
8. Laura B. Mendenhall (1867-1885) (died at 18 years old)
9. Julietta Mendenhall (1870-1920)
            -Husband- Edward William Butts (1868-1941); 2 children.

10. John W. Mendenhall (1877-1894) (died at 17 years old)


 Aaron and Christena had 10 children and even though 3 children never had children (2 died young),  they still had 36 grandchildren.

Grandchildren in order of Birth: 
(If you see a ๐Ÿ‘ถ (baby) symbol, it means the child died before adulthood)


Date
Month
Child
Parent
1872
August
Penina Brandon
Mary Ann
1873
July
Marion Richard Mendenhall
Richard

October
Webster Pearson Brandon
Mary Ann
1875
April
Mary Lydia Mendenhall
Richard

November
David Clement Brandon
Mary Ann
1877
August
Alfred Elliott Brandon
Mary Ann
1878
May
Edward F. Straker
Rachel
1879
March
Sarah Etta “Sadie” Brandon
Mary Ann
1880
January
Jacob D. Straker
Rachel
1881
September
Alice Belle Brandon  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Mary Ann

October
Henry Harley Straker
Rachel

December
Christina Belle Vankey
Sarah
1883
September
Bessie L. Vankey
Sarah
1884
January
Jesse Clifford Mendenhall
Jacob

March
Lettie E. Brandon  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Mary Ann

March
Chesta B. Straker
Rachel

August
Ida Belle Mendenhall  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
David
1886
January
Thomas Brandon
Mary Ann

May
James B. Mendenhall
David

October
Lucy Etta Vankey
Sarah
1887
February
Richard Ervin Straker
Rachel
1888
June
Basil Brandon
Mary Ann

August
Hazel D. Mendenhall
David
1889
June
John Roma Straker
Rachel
1890
August
Plumma Brandon  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Mary Ann

October
William Otto Vankey
Sarah
1891
January
Earnest Leroy Mendenhall
David

August
Manley Leonard Straker
Rachel

August
Stanley Glenard Straker
Rachel

December
Corwin Guy Mendenhall
Jacob
1893
July
Harry Mendenhall  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
David
1894
?
Samuel L. Vankey  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Sarah
1897
November
James Asher Straker
Rachel

?
Clure G. Butts
Julietta
1899
April
Balma Robert Straker
Rachel
1908
September
Elizabeth Virginia Butts
Julietta








                       
Out of 36 grandchildren, only 6 died before adulthood. It's hard to say "only" because that's a child lost, but when child death was common, I'd say 6 out of 36 isn't bad! Either way, this family had a lot of love. ๐Ÿ’—

Try this with one of your "big family" ancestors and see what number you come up with! 







Cousins are different flowers from the same garden, Part 1



Cousins! Now, of course, we all have a ton of "cousins"...but in this post, I'm strickly referring to 1st cousins. And, unless you're from a very small family, most people have a couple of cousins. Some, on the other hand, have a lot! I, for instance, have 27. This is both paternal and maternal. That 27 came from 7 aunts and uncles on my dad's side (2 never had children) and then 3 aunts and uncles on my mom's side.

I have two children of my own and they are babies compared to their cousins. Out of 5 siblings (2 are step), there are 18 cousins. I know that when my daughter was born, she was number 17 and my mom didn't seem too thrilled...almost like "oh, another grandchild". This got me thinking about really big families. I can't help but wonder if the grandparents were like "oh, another grandchild...number 25" LOL or "...number 35". 

My 3rd Great-Grandfather, Gerhard J. Jeckering "George" (1829-1898) immigrated to America from Germany about 1855. In Germany, he was a carpenter but when he moved to America, he opened "Jeckering Grocery: Four & Feed". He was married to Maria Elisabeth Kluneman "Elizabeth" (1830-1912) and they had 7 children. He, his wife and 7 children (9 people) lived in the apartment above the grocery store. I have no idea how many bedrooms or bathrooms this home had, wish I knew!!!


(Here is a picture of Gerhard J. Jeckering "George")




With 7 children, let's see how many grandchildren they had! 

George and Elizabeth Jeckering's children & number of children:
              


1. John F. Jeckering (1855-1941)
            -Wife- Katherine Feldman (1855-1924); 3 children.
2. Mary Jeckering (1857-1892)
            -Husband- Herman Schuer; 2 children.
3. Mary Wilhelmina Jeckering “Wilhelmina” (1860-1913)
            -Husband- John Adam Heider (1858-1911); 11 children.
4. Elizabeth Jeckering (1861-1957)
            -Husband- Louis H. Brinkman (1866-1922); 11 children.
5. Clara M. Jeckering (1863-1957)
            -Husband- Francis X. Heider (1860-1951); 10 children.
6. Joseph Herman Jeckering (1870-1931)
            -Wife- Rose A. Horn (1872-1933); 7 children.
7. Rose Margaret Jeckering (1874-1936)
            -Husband- Frank J. Raab (1876-1956); 4 sons.              

With 7 children, the 3 middle daughters had a ton of children, giving the total to 48 grandchildren! 

Grandchildren in order of Birth: 
(If you see a ๐Ÿ‘ถ (baby) symbol, it means the child died before adulthood)



Date
Month
Child
Parent
1886
April
Louis Gerhard Brinkman
Elizabeth


July
Joseph Gerhard Jeckering
John F.

December
Mary Wilhelmina Heider
Clara
1887
December
Marie Margaret Brinkman
Elizabeth
1888
March
Emma Marie Jeckering
John F.

July
Anna Josephine Heider
Clara

December
Rose Marie Heider
Wilhelmina
1889
March
Harry John Brinkman
Elizabeth
1890
February
John Aloysius Heider
Wilhelmina

June
Lawrence John Brinkman
Elizabeth
1891
January
Mary Schuer  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Mary

October
Frank Joseph Heider
Wilhelmina
1892
January
Beatrice Catherine Heider
Clara

February
Mary Schuer  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Mary

February
Anna Elizabeth Brinkman
Elizabeth
1893
January
Clarence Leo Heider
Wilhelmina

December
Helen Rose Brinkman
Elizabeth
1894
January
Carl Herman Heider
Clara

March
Albert Vincent Heider  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Wilhelmina
1895
July
Wilhelmina Heine ๐Ÿ‘ถHeider
Wilhelmina

October
Joseph Henry Brinkman
Elizabeth
1896
January
Marie Claire Heider
Clara
1897
May
Clara Brinkman  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Elizabeth

July
Victoria Elizabeth Heider
Wilhelmina

August
Irene Marie Jeckering  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
John F.

October
Frank J. Heider
Clara
1898
Unknown
Gerhard Brinkman  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Elizabeth
1899
September
Anna Isabelle Heider
Wilhelmina

December
Louis Gerhart Heider
Clara
1900
March
Urban Lawrence Brinkman
Elizabeth

July
Gerhard Cletus Jeckering
Joseph
1901
January
Frances Gertrude Heider
Wilhelmina
1902
January
Cecilia Christine Brinkman
Elizabeth

January
Charles Adam Heider
Clara

April
Mary Julia Heider
Wilhelmina

August
Cletus J. Jeckering
Joseph
1903
August
George Victor Heider
Wilhelmina
1906
May
Martha E. Jeckering
Wilhelmina

November
Ellen E. Heider
Clara
1908
August
Norbert John Jeckering
Joseph

Unknown
Gertrude C. Heider
Clara
1909
Unknown
Albert J. Raab
Rose
1910
April
Elizabeth Martha Jeckering
Joseph
1911
June
Leonard Raab  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Rose
1912
April
Infant Daughter  Jeckering   ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Joseph
1913
May
Irene Jeckering  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Joseph
1914
April
Paul Henry Raab  ๐Ÿ‘ถ
Rose
1917
February
Victor John Raab
Rose

             


                       
I really like this chart. Even though it was a lot of work to put together, it really shows how many children were born to this big family each year. And, with the "baby" symbol, you can really visualize how many grandchildren they lost- 11/48 grandchildren never made it to adulthood. This family only had 2 more than my immediate family...I suppose my mom should be happy that she only has 18 grandchildren and not 48! ๐Ÿ˜„

Try this with one of your "big family" ancestors and see what number you come up with! 


To see Part 2 of this post, Click Here