Wednesday, August 27, 2014

One Person at a Time...Adelaide

~Even though I have a lot of people in my family tree, I also have a lot of "holes" that need more research. Over the next few months, I am going to attempt to patch up those holes by doing research one person at a time- starting at the beginning of the list~

Today's person: Adelaide

Before Research:

All we know about Adelaide was that she was born in 1897. She married Frank J. Westgerdes (1897-1980) and she had one daughter- Rita Mae Westgerdes (1925-2008). Rita married my 2nd cousin, 2x removed- Aloysius Henry Trick (1925-2009).

After Research: 

I was very happy to find a lot of information for Adelaide! Her full name was: 

Mary Antonette Adele Otting "Adelaide"
b. 28 Jan 1895 in Celina, Mercer, Ohio
d. 08 May 1970 in Dayton, Ohio

Parents- Bernard James Otting (1856-1917) & Mary Josephine Rathweg (1859-1944).

The Otting Family: Adelaide's grandfather- Bernard Otting (1828-1902) came to America from Germany.


1910 (age 15)- 329 West River Street (house is no longer there)
1930 (age 35)- 857 Latham St., Dayton, Ohio

1940 (age 45)- Randolph, Montgomery, Ohio

Adelaide didn't complete her education- the 1940 census stated that the highest grade completed was the 8th grade. She married Frank on 20 May 1924 in Dayton, Ohio. 

Adelaide and Frank had 5 children:

Rita Mae      26 Feb 1925- 08 Sep 2008
Alice               abt 1927- ?
Thomas        30 Jan 1929- 1929
Joseph          03 Sep 1930- 03 Sep 1930
Joanne         19 Dec 1931- ?

How I'm related to Adelaide:

Carrie Jeckering Smith (me)
My parents
Paul Jeckering (1925-1954) & Dorothy Hendricks
Gerhard C Jeckering (1900-1967) & Josephine Dabuliewicz
Joseph H Jeckering (1870-1931) & Rose Horn
Gerhard J Jeckering (1829-1898) & Maria E. Kluneman
Gerhard and Maria are my 3rd great grandparents
their daughter- Elizabeth Jeckering (1861-1957) married Louis H. Brinkman and they had a daughter:
Marie M. Brinkman (1887-1936) & Samuel A. Trick
Aloysius Henry Trick (1925-2009) & Rita Mae Westgerdes
Rita's parents were Frank J. Westgerdes & Adelaide

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