Sunday, March 1, 2015

Today in my Family History- Week 9


 Monday, February 23, 2015


In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Charles Louis Brinkman (1912-2012)
My 2nd Cousin, 2x Removed
He DIED on February 23, 2012.
He would have been 103!



Tuesday, February 24 2015


None



Wednesday, February 25, 2015


In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Victor John Raab (1917-2003)
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed
He was BORN on February 25, 1917.
He would have been 98!


Thursday, February 26, 2015


Marriages:

~My 1st Cousin-- a "Living Mendenhall" and his wife



Friday, February 27, 2015


A Very Happy Birthday to: 

~My 1st Cousin- a "Living Potchik"- 21 Years old


In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Martha E Jeckering (1906-1997)
My Great Grand Aunt
She DIED on February 27, 1997.
She would have been 109!

~Anna Elizabeth Brinkman (1892-1936)
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed
She was BORN on February 27, 1892.
She would have been 123!



Saturday, February 28, 2015


A Very Happy Birthday to:

~My Grand Aunt- a "Living Winner"--81 Years old


In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~John Shomber (1836-1917)
My 3rd Great Grandfather
He DIED on February 28, 1917. 
He would have been 179!

~Myrtle May Hyman (1884-1953)
My Great Grandmother.
She was BORN on February 28, 1884.
She would have been 131!


~Irma C Schumacher (1902-1993)
The Wife of my 1st Cousin, 3x Removed
She was BORN on February 28, 1902. 
She would have been 113!


Sunday, March 01, 2015


None







Thursday, February 26, 2015

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: Week 42: John Mildenhall Jr (1560-1614)


John Mildenhall/Mendenhall Jr. - My 14th Great Grandfather

Born: 1560 in LIttle Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England

Parents: Sir John Mildenhall (b. 1536) &
              Unknown Mother

(Some family trees on Ancestry.com have suggested his mother name(s) are/could be: Elizabeth, Helena Penbroke, and Lady Elvira G...but I haven't found any sources proving any of these names).


John's life is pretty amazing- full of adventures, exploration, and betrayal. Here is his life bio on Wikipedia: 




John Mildenhall (1560–1614) or John Midnall was a British explorer and adventurer and one of the first to make an overland journey to India. He was the self-styled ambassador of the British East India Company in India. His is the first recorded burial of an Englishman in India.

John Mildenhall was born in 1560 in Little BedwinWiltshireEngland.[2] He was the son of Sir John Mildenhall.

John Mildenhall married Elizabeth Bates in England in 1579.

Mildenhall was one of the first British travellers to journey overland to India.[3] His name first appears in the Court Records of the British East India Company concerning a letter sent by him "to his master Rich Stapers, declaring what privileges he had obtained in the Indies and offering them, and his services to the Company for 1,500 pounds in hand". On 21 June 1608 the Court decided to consider his demand, and in October nominated Mildenhall as factor along with Lawrence Femell and Edward Abbott. However, Mildenhall demanded even more and as a consequence, negotiations came to an end.
Entrusted with the sale of the Company goods in the Levant, Mildenhall, travelled through Eastern Europe, passed through Scio and Smyrna, and reached Constantinople on 29 October 1599. After a six month stay in Constantinople, he continued his journey and arrived at Aleppo on 24 May 1600 where he stayed for forty-two days. On 7 June 1600 Mildenhall left Aleppo with an entourage of six hundred people and, after travelling through Bir, UrfaDiabekirButelisVanNakhichevan, Julfa, Sultanieh, Kazvin, Kum, KashanKirmanSistan andKandahar, he reached Lahore in 1603.
Mildenhall was entrusted with the sale of the Company's goods in the Levant but he deceived the British East India Company by escaping to Persia instead. A letter from Ajmer dated 20 September 1614 informs the British East India Company that an Englishman named Richard Steele had arrived at Aleppo along with another Englishman, Richard Newman, in pursuit of one John Midnall who had tried to flee with the Company's provisions to India but was overtaken and captured at Tombaz and taken back to Isfahan.
Mildenhall was released soon afterwards but his goods were confiscated. However, he received compensation of 9,000 dollars in return. Soon after his release, Mildenhall travelled to India and reached Lahore in the company of Newman who had had an altercation with Steele and had chosen to follow Mildenhall. They parted at Lahore but reunited at Agra.
Mildenhall reached the court of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and held discussions with him. However, he was regarded as an outlaw by the British East India Company whose exports to the Levant he had diverted to India. Moreover, his journey was not sponsored by the Company. Hence, the British East India Company sent Sir William Hawkins to India in pursuit of Mildenhall and to declare all his dealings null and void.


Basically, John worked for the crown as a merchant, became an outlaw and was a wanted man. 

Family:

In many articles on John, it states that John married a Persian woman and had a son and daughter, but I couldn't find any records of this. All I know is that he did marry Elizabeth Bates, daughter of William Bates (1540-1563).

Elizabeth Bates:  b. 1562 in England
                            d. 1602 in Little Bedwyn, England

m. 1579 in England

Children: (There is speculation that he had other children, but I don't know)
1. Thomas Mildenhall (1580-1639)
2. Robert Minolde (b. 1582)

Death: 
In 1614, while on one of his many expeditions to India, John fell ill and died.( I did a previous blog post for my Mappy Monday segment on John Mildenhall- Read it HERE). He was buried in the Agra Cemetery in Agra, India. He was only 44 years old.









Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday's Portrait: Gerhard Cletus Jeckering



Today's Portrait: Gerhard Cletus Jeckering (1900-1967)
                           ~My Great Grandfather

~Working as a tool maker at the Ohio Machine Tool Company in Kenton, Ohio


Monday, February 23, 2015

Today in My Family History: Week 8




Hi Everyone! I usually do this post on Sundays, but this weekend was just TOO hectic! I wasn't on the computer AT ALL. So, here is Last weeks Memorials : 


 Monday, February 16, 2015

None



  Tuesday, February 17, 2015


In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Johann Otto Jeckering (1767-1822)
My 5th Great Grandfather
He DIED on February 17, 1822
He would have been 248!!



 Wednesday, February 18, 201


In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Myrtle May Hyman (1884-1953)
My Great Grandmother
She DIED on February 18, 1953. 
She would have been 131!


~Margaretha Jeckering (1777-1838)
My 5th Great Grand Aunt
She DIED on February 18, 1838.
She would have been 238!!!


 Thursday, February 19, 2015



A Very Happy Birthday to: 


~My Mom!-- a "Living Dufresne"~~ 58 Years Old! 


In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Rachel Mendenhall (1826-1853)
My 4th Great Grand Aunt
She was BORN on February 19, 1826.
She would have been 189!!




 Friday, February 20, 2015



In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Cynthia Ann Bell (1834-1901)
My 3rd Great Grandmother
She was BORN on February 20, 1834
She would have been 181!!

~Frank Buchanon Seaver (1856-1936)
My 2nd Great Grandfather
He DIED on February 20, 1936
HE would have been 159!!


~Samuel Anthony Trick (1889-1958)
The Husband of my 1st Cousin, 3x Removed
He was BORN on February 20, 1889.
He would have been 126!!


~Isabella F. Swinderman (1909-2003)
The Wife of my 1st Cousin, 3x Removed
She DIED on February 20, 2003. 
She would have been 106!


 Saturday, February 21, 2015



In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Earl Dwight Mendenhall (1894-1972)
My Great Grandfather
He was BORN on February 21, 1894.
He would have been 121!!

~Josef Dabuliewicz (1883-1977)
My 2nd Great Grandfather
He DIED on February 21, 1977.
He would have been 132!!

~John Aloysius Heider (1890-1941)
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed
He was BORN on February 21, 1890
He would have been 125!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

52 Ancestors: Week 41: Moses Mildenhall (1666-1738)


Moses Mildenhall- My 10th Great Grand Uncle

Born: 24 Nov 1666 in Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England

Parents: Thomas Mildenhall III (1630-1682) &
               Joane Strode (1634-1682)

Siblings: 

1. Margery (1655-1742)
2. Thomas IV (1657-1729)
3. John (1659-1743)
4. Joane (1661-1731)
5. Benjamin (1662-1740)
6. Stephen (1664-1721)
7. Aaron (1669-?)
8. Mary (1670-1728)


When Moses' father died, Moses inherited his father's house and the land his father owned in and around Marridge HIll, England. The amount of land was not mentioned in the Will. 

Despite owning land and a home, Moses immigrated to America with a few of his siblings. I don't know if he sold the land and house before moving, but before arriving to America, he purchased 500 acres of land along the Brandywine River on 05 Sep 1685 from John Ewen. The land had originally been purchased from William Penn in 1682. 

The Mendenhall siblings who immigrated to America (Margery, John, Benjamin, Moses & Mary) all settled in Pennsylvania. All of them except Moses stayed in America. After a year, Moses went back to England. I don't know if he just had no success here or just missed him home land, but he didn't make it here long. He returned to England and on 02 May 1691, Moses married.

Family:

Moses married Elizabeth Bacon on 02 May 1691 in Reading, Berkshire, England. 

Elizabeth: b. 10 Jun 1673 in Lambourne, Cornwall, England
                 d. 31 Aug 1737 in Marriage Hill, Wiltshire, England

Moses and Elizabeth had 9 Children: 

1. John (1692-1762)
2. Thomas (1694-1739)
3. Stephen (1696-1724)
4. Mary (1698-?)
5. Sarah (1701-?)
6. Joseph B. (1703-1800)
7. Elizabeth (1707-?) 
8. Hannah (1707-?)
9. Moses Jr. (1717-?) 


Death:

Moses died on 19 Dec 1738 at the age of 72. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tuesday's Census- Jeckering, 1920


Jeckering Family, 1920


1920 U.S. Census Record for my 2nd great grandparents and my great grandfather:


Date: 05 January 1920

Address: 630 McLain St., Dayton, Ohio
            Home is Owned

630 McLain St. in Dayton, Ohio
Photo courtesy of Google Maps- 2011



Members in Household:

Jeckering, Joseph H.----Head---49--- Merchant- Grocery

"          ", Rose--------Wife----47---None

"          ", Gerhard-----Son-----19---Toolmaker @ Machine Shop

"          ", Cletus-------Son-----17---Clerk- Grocery

"          ", Martha------Daughter-13---None

"          ", Norbert-----Son------11---None

"          ", Elizabeth----Daughter--9---None

Gerhard was my great grandfather.



Sunday, February 15, 2015

Today in my Family History: Week 7


 Monday, February 09, 2015



Marriage(s): 


~My Grand Uncle and his Wife- Both still Living- 
Married: February 09, 1963
Happy 52 Years! 


In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Joseph Herman Jeckering (1870-1931)
My 2nd Great Grandfather
He DIED on Feb 09, 1931- 60 Years old
He would have been 145!!


~Johann Jeckering (1762-1767)
My 5th Great Grand Uncle
He DIED on Feb 09, 1767- 4 Years old
He would have been 253!!



 Tuesday, February 10, 2015



None 



Wednesday, February 11, 2015



A Very Happy Birthday to: 

~My Uncle- a "Living Potchik"- 58 Years old


Marriage(s): 

~My Grandmother and Step-grandfather-
Dorothy Jean Hendricks & John Potchik
Married: February 11, 1956
John passed away in 1988, they were married 32 Years! 



 Thursday, February 12, 2015



Marriage(s): 

~My Husband's aunt and uncle- Both still living-
Married: February 12, 1966
Happy 49 Years!


In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Martha Maria Altmann (1833-1895)
My 3rd Great Grandmother
She DIED on February 12, 1895- 62 Years old
She would have been 182!!

~Marie Margaret Brinkman (1887-1936)
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed
She DIED on February 12, 1936- 48 years old
She would have been 128!!


Friday, February 13, 2015



A Very Happy Birthday to: 


~My 1st Cousin, 1x Removed- a "Living Jeckering"- 46 Years old



 Saturday, February 14, 2015



In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Frank Joseph Heider (1891-1949)
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed
He DIED on 14 Feb 1949- 57 Years old
He would have been 124!



 Sunday, February 15, 2015



In Loving Memory- May they Rest in Peace:

~Joseph Gerhard Jeckering (1886-1967)
My 1st Cousin, 3x Removed.
He DIED on February 15, 1967- 80 Years old
He would have been 129!!