Monday, September 8, 2014

One Person at a Time...Anna

~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 name: Anna

I have 3 individual's in my tree with the name "Anna". 

#1: Anna
Before Research:
Anna was born in 1630. She married Bernhard Dusing (b. 1620) and they had at least 1 son: Heinrich Dusing (b. 1649). 

After Research:
I wasn't able to find too much for Anna. She was born in Kirchspiel, Germany and married about 1645 in Emsburen, Germany. She had 3 sons:
Heinrich (b. abt 1649)
Wilhelm (b. abt 1654)
Gerhard  (b. abt 1656)

#2: Anna Catherine
Before Research:
I didn't know Anna's birth or death dates. She was married to Charles Peter Smithburg and they had at least 1 daughter- Albertina Smithburg (b. 1846)- who married Lewis Mendenhall - distant cousin of mine.

After Research:
Anna Catharine Persdotter was born about 1800 in Sweden and died in 1869 in Iowa. She married Petter Smithburg (1801-1848) about 1834 in Sweden. They had 4 children in Sweden and then came to America. Their children were: 
Inga              1834-1924
Anders         1839-1874
Gustavas     1842-1930
Albertina     1846-?

#3: Anna L.
Before Research:
Anna L. was born in 1886 in Missouri. She married Albert Hendricks (b. 1880)- my 1st cousin, 3x removed. They had at least 1 son: Donald G. Hendricks (b. 1908).

After Research:
Unfortunately I was unable to find Anna's last name (Yet). I did find out that she had another child- a daughter- Alberta Hendricks, born 1918 in Indiana. 


  1. I just blogged about Joseph Emfield, his wife is Catherine Hendricks. Both lived in the Ohio area. I wonder if she may be a related Hendricks.

    1. Very Interesting-- I looked at your blog from today-- not sure if she's related or not, doesn't look like it...Hendricks is a pretty popular surname though :)