Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Artists in the Family- Part 2- Paul G. Jeckering (1925-1954)

I received this wonderful article from a cousin and I am very excited to share it!
This is a article in my grandfather's high school newspaper- Chaminade News from Chaminade Catholic High School. 

Paul G. Jeckering
b. 19 May 1925 in Dayton, Ohio
d. 11 Jan 1954 in Dayton, Ohio

Paul was an artist- he made sculptures and enjoyed drawing. 
The words are a little difficult to read on here, so I will put a translation at the bottom for anyone who wishes to read the actual article :) 

It reads:

Paul Jeckering Sculptures Statue of Fr. Chaminade

Paul Jeckering of Junior A, who has long been interested in sculpture work, recently completed a life-size statue of Father Chaminade, found of the Society of Mary. The statue, which represents about a year's work by skilled hands, was donated to Chaminade by Jeckering. 

He received his experience in courses at the Dayton Art Institute and was inspired by a five year old interest in sculpture work. Up to this time he had completed only miniature projects.

The statue stands on a small square pedestal and is about five and one-half feet high. It depicts Father Chaminade holding the Constitutions of the Society of Mary in his left hand. He is dressed in cassock and stole, and on his head is worn his familiar skull cap. The statue itself is a work of simplicity, but it captures the full expression of the beloved founder.

 Besides being interested in sculpture, Jeckering is also prominent in extra-curricular activities at school. He received a band letter for his services as a charter member, and was among the highest in last year's paper drive. Besides this, he is also a staff artist on the Chaminade News, and has a sketch on the sport page of this issue. 

Wednesday's Portrait: Anna F. Jackering

Today's Portrait:

Anna F. Jackering ('nee Houdick)
b. 27 May 1870 in Germany
d. 26 Feb 1933 in Grant County, Wisconsin

married Gerhard Bernhard "George" Jackering (1845-1922)

I don't know much about this woman except that she survived the big move to America from Germany and she had 3 children-- but she looks super strict. She looks like the type who would always want everything in it's place and all rules would have to be obeyed. 

How I'm related to her husband- Gerhard Jackering:

~Carrie Jeckering Smith (Me)
~My Parents
~Paul G Jeckering (1925-1954) & Dorothy Hendricks (1926-2010)
~Gerhard C Jeckering (1900-1967) & Josephine Dabuliewicz (1906-1965)
~Joseph Herman Jeckering (1870-1931) & Rose A. Horn (1872-1933)
~Gerhard J. Jeckering (1829-1898) & Maria Kluneman (1830-1912)
~Johannes Jeckering (1799-1860) & Euphemia Ketteler (1798-1860)
~Johann Otto Jeckering (1767-1822) & Anna Lobker (1779-1829)
~Gerhard Jeckering (1730-1788) & Martha Roling (1740-1783)
~Gerhard Jeckering (1673-1735) & Susanna Hemelt (1691-1765)
Gerhard is my 7th great grandfather- he had another son:
~Bernhard Jeckering (1719-?) & Anna Mollering
~Gerhard Jeckering (1755-1831) & Maria Welling
~Johann G. Jeckering (1808-1856) & Eleanora Wessels (1815- ?)
~Gerhard B. Jackering - married Anna

Gerhard is my 3rd cousin, 5x removed.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sharing Memories- Week 4- Christmas Activities

52 Weeks of Sharing Memories
A Challenge seen on:
The Olive Tree Genealogy

Hello, happy Tuesday! Well, this week would technically be week 5, but since I skipped last week due to family in town, I'm just continuing on! 

Christmas has always been my favorite holiday. I love the snow, the family, the presents, the decorations and the tree but one of my favorite things is Christmas cookies.

Especially when I was younger, my mom, sister and I would make cookies. My mom would get some old records and melt them in the oven into the shape of a bowl. We always made the same kinds of cookies- 

No-bake chocolate oatmeal (my favorite!)

Meringue kisses

Ohio Buckeyes


Chocolate chip

We would arrange the cookies onto the melted record plate, put a piece of plastic wrap over it and hand them out to friends and neighbors. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Mappy Monday- Inkberrow, England

My 10th great grandmother was Elizabeth Maris:
b. 03 Apr 1665 in Inkberrow, England
d. 1691 in Chester County, Pennsylvania 

Elizabeth married John Mendenhall (1659-1743) in June 1685.

Inkberrow, Worcestershire, England

Inkberrow is a village in Worcestershire, England that dates back to the 8th and 9th century. By the 15th century, it is believed that the spelling was Ingtebarwe, but by the 16th century, it was Inkebarrow. 

 A popular restaurant in Inkberrow- Old Bull Inn

Located at Village Green, Inkberrow WR7 4DZ, England
It is an old English pub with great food and is where the Archers radio series is based. DNA!

The Results are in! 

I am so excited to have been able to do the DNA test! I've been wanting to do this for a long time. 

So,  I got the test in the mail on July 31- took the test the same day and sent it out in the mail the next day- August 1~

18 days later, I received my results- very happy with the timing! 

So, here are my results~ (not very surprising, which is good)

~1% South Asia
~98% Europe- 
   37% Great Britain
   28% Europe West- Germany & France
   17% Europe East- Ukraine, Poland, Romania
   8% Finland/NW Russia
~4% Scandinavia
~2% Ireland
~1% European Jewish
~1% Italy/Greece
~Less than 1% West Asia- Caucasus 

Like I said, I'm very happy with my results because I've done SO much research and these results are pretty much what I expected. 

I think I can break down where some of the results have come from by Surnames that I've researched:

Great Britain- 
                       ~Mendenhall- England 
                       ~Munn- England
                       ~Burt- England
                       ~Parsons- England
                       ~Baldwin- England 
                       ~Swift- England
                       ~Pearson- England
                       ~Hill- England
                       ~Croasdale- England
                       ~Beeson- England
                       ~Thornbrugh- England
                       ~Pennington- England
                       ~Grubb- England
                       ~Maris- England
                       ~Strode- England
                       ~Barnard- England
                       ~Pugh- Wales
                       ~Miles- Wales
                       ~Henderson- Scotland
                       ~Bruce- Scotland
                       ~Shipart- Scotland
Europe West- 
                       ~Horn- Germany
                       ~Hyman- Germany
                       ~Kime/Keim- Germany
                       ~Beams- Germany
                       ~Seaver- Germany
                       ~Ketteler- Germany
                       ~Altmann- Germany
                       ~Pierron- France
                       ~Thiebeaux- France
                       ~Grillot- France
                       ~Hendricks- Netherlands
Europe East- 
                       ~Dabuliewicz- Poland
Finland/Northwest Russia- 
                       ~Ellert- Russia
                      ~Hamilton- Ireland
                      ~Haman- Ireland
                      ~Dixon- Ireland

I guess I'm not sure where the Scandinavian, Asian or the Italy/Greece genes are from. The European Jewish could be anyone of these. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Genealogy Bucket List

Thank you Randy from Genea-Musings for this wonderful Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge last night- Your Genea-Bucket List.

I have often thought about my genealogy bucket list, but have never wrote it down! So, here we go!

1. I would love to visit all of the places where my ancestors have lived- the United States and overseas:
          ~Drievorden, Germany
          ~Hesepe, Germany
          ~Dayton, Ohio-- I was actually born there, but I haven't been back since I visited in the 6th grade, so I would love to visit as an adult!
          ~Mildenhall, Wiltshire, England
          ~Little Bedwyn, Wiltshire, England
          ~Marridge Hill, Wiltshire, England
          ~Ramsbury, England
          ~Concord, Pennsylvania
          ~Jamestown, North Carolina
          ~Frederick County, Virginia
          ~Bethel, Miami, Ohio
          ~Darke County, Ohio

2. I would love to attend a Mendenhall family association reunion- I think it's every two years (?)-- Maybe someday!

3. I would love to attend a genealogy conference- I've been researching and "doing" genealogy for about 7 years now, but have never done anything like this- I think it'd be a lot of fun! 

4. I would love to get a fully published copy(ies) of my work for my family- it's hard to do when I'm constantly adding information! 

5. I would love to meet some of the distant cousins that I have already "met" online- United States and Europe!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Surname Saturday- Horn

Today's surname: Horn

My 2nd great grandmother was:

Rose A. Jeckering (Horn)
b. 07 May 1872 in Dayton, Ohio
d. 18 Dec 1933 in Dayton, Ohio

Rose married Joseph Herman Jeckering (1870-1931) on 23 Aug 1899 and they had 7 children.

Rose's parents: Joseph Horn (1834-1880) & 
                                 Martha Maria Altmann (1833-1895)

Emma Horn        1862-1880
Mary Horn          1868-1937
Frederick Horn 1868-1880

Rose's parents were born in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany and immigrated to America together. They arrived in New York on 23 Jan 1860 aboard the ship called Mazeppa from La Havre, France. 

The name Horn has derived from England, Scotland, Germany, and Dutch. It usually applied to a persons profession- a person who made small articles such a combs, spoons, and window lights out of horn. 

Spelling variations include: Horne, Athorne, and Athorn. 

The name Horn found in the United States: 


When entering just name last name Horn into search, 31,990 results came back- to many to even show up on the screen- needless to say, there are a lot! Just for fun, I typed in just "Rose Horn" and 93 matches came up- ranging from Oregon to Virginia to New York (as well as many others).

I was going to make a short list of Horn's who have immigrated to the United States, but the list on was too large.


Do you have the name Horn in your family? If so, where did they come from?