Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday Night Fun- Ahnentafel Roulette

Another Saturday Night Genealogy Fun thanks to Randy from Genea-Musings-- The challenge is  Play Ahnentafel Roulette:

1) What year was one of your great-grandfathers born? Divide this number by 80 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number".

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list. Who is that person and what are his/her vital information?

3) Tell us three facts about the person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number".

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post. 

Here's mine:

1) One of my great grandfather's was Gerhard Cletus Jeckering and he was born in 1900. When I divide that by 80, it gives me a "Roulette" number of 24 (rounded off). 

2) My 24 in my ancestor name list is Marion Richard Mendenhall (1873-1948). He was my 2nd great grandfather. He married Louella Ida "Ella" Munn (1872-1958) on 12 Aug 1893 in Ohio.

3) Three facts about Marion Richard Mendenhall:

~ Marion, or Mac, had three different occupations that I know of- working in a hardware store (1900), a silversmith (1910), and watch repairman (1930). 

~Marion and his wife Ella had 3 children- Earl Dwight (1894-1972), Treva Delight (1898-1981) and Rhea Marlene (1903-1987).

~Marion died at the age of 74 of heart disease. 


  1. I find it interesting that he had 3 different occupations, though I can see how he might have started in a store & then became a silversmith & then maybe specialized.

    I enjoyed this "fun" challenge & uncovered my great, great grandmother's marriage record while writing up my post:

    1. It is interested right? :) Thank you for the comment-- I'll check yours out as well :) Sorry for the delayed response- for some reason, "it" doesn't tell me when I have comments!