Sunday, August 31, 2014
I always enjoy participating in Genea-Musing's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. Last night's challenge was: How Many Sarah LNU's Are in Your Genealogy Database?. I like this challenge because it kind of ties in with another blog post(s) I'm currently working on- One Person at a Time- Trying to clean up my ULN's in my family tree!
I have 17 members in my tree with the name "Sarah"
8 Sarah's have no birth or death dates
I have chosen to write about 3 Sarah's:
~Sarah ULN (1824- ?)- married William McDaniel (1824-1880) and they had at least 1 daughter: Nancy Elizabeth McDaniel (1853-1912). Nancy married my 2nd great grand uncle- John Abraham Hendricks.
I did some more research on Sarah. I was unable to find her maiden name, but I found out that she was married in 1841. She was born in Nov 1824 in Ohio and died on 10 Jan 1910 in Pataskala, Licking, Ohio. She and William had 2 more children besides Nancy- Hiram Gideon (b. 1846) and Reuben (b. 1854).
~Sarah ULN (b & d unknown)- married Thomas Kendall (1732-1781) and they had at least 1 daughter- Mary Kendall (1746-1822)- Mary married Elijah Mendenhall- my 2nd cousin, 9x removed.
What I found on Sarah- She was born Sarah Pilkington to Edward Pilkington (1687-1752) & Mary Webb (1688-1743). She was born in 1728 in England and died about 1750 in Pennsylvania. She married Thomas Kendall (1732-1781) on 13 Nov 1740 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
~Sarah ULN (b & d unknown)- married William Yarnall (b. 1755) and they had at least 1 daughter: Elizabeth Yarnall (1785-1861). Elizabeth married Walker Yarnall (1784-1868) who is my 4th cousin, 8x removed.
What I found on Sarah- She was born Sarah Yarnall to John Yarnall (1725-1809) & Sarah Ellis (1729-?). She was born on 24 Sep 1756 in Thornbury, Chester, Pennsylvania. She died on 12 Jan 1825. She had 3 siblings- Jesse (b. 1750), Rachel (b. 1752), and Ann (b. 1754). Sarah first married a Mr. Happersett. She married William Yarnall in 1781 and they had 10 children:
Mary (b. 1782), Elizabeth (b. 1785), Thomas (b. 1787), William (b. 1789), Bennett (b. 1791), Sarah Ann (b. 1792), Margaret (b. 1794), Peter H. (b. 1795), Jonas P. (b. 1797) and Abner (b. 1802).
I went to bed about an hour, an hour and a half ago. My husband is always jealous because I fall asleep so quickly, average is under two minutes (he's timed me). Anyways, it's more almost 12:50 am. About 20 minutes ago I awoke from this dream that I was having... It was by far the weirdest and most real - feeling dream I think I've ever had in my life.
I was driving on this road that doesn't look familiar to me now. It was dark and raining and I know I was going to fast. I seemed to be in a desperate hurry. I never looked in the back seat but I know my son Jack was in the car with me.
So I'm driving and the road turns curvy and I'm going to fast. Before I know it, my car is going over the guardrail after I failed to make the turn to the right. What's crazy about this part is... It felt so real... All of did. I was seat belted in but I was watching as my car plummeted of this cliff. I was screaming and telling jack that I loved him and that I was sorry. It had to be a long drop because I also had time to wonder if I could possibly survive this... If it would hurt to die.
my car hit the rocks below and nothing. No pain. Only blackness. Then it was as if I was opening my eyes in a pitch dark room with one bright light in front of me. Then I was in this area that seemed to be outdoors, like an outdoor shopping area but nobody was around and it was super quiet. I was pushing jack in the stroller but again, I don't remember looking at him.
This thin black woman came to me and told me she was there to show me around. She said I was dead.
The rest is a real blurr... She was showing me around and I had no idea where I was, there was no name spoken... No heaven... No hell... I was just there. I kept crying because I missed Jim. I felt numb... No happiness, no sadness either... Except for the crying... It was THE weirdest dream ever!
Then, as I was waking up, I was standing in line for food with this lady. I was upset because I had no money for food and she was assuring me that I had plenty of money on my pocket. I looked up and I said that I didn't want the dream to end... I wanted to find out what happened. Then I opened my eyes and I was in my bed.
I've never done this in a dream... Knowin that I was dreaming... And I've never officially died. Usually if I'd been in a rock - colliding car crash, as it went black I would wake up!
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Today's Surname- Dabuliewicz
My great grandmother's birth name was Josephine M. Dabuliewicz. You can read her full story when I featured her in my 52 Ancestors blog- Here.
Josephine's parents were:
b. 1883 in Lithuania
d. 21 Feb 1977 in Massachusetts
b. 1878 in Russia
d. 07 Jun 1913 in Dayton, Ohio
My line of Dabuliewicz are from Lithuania but there have been people with the same last name from England, Germany, France, Russia and Sweden- spelling of the name varies
On Ancestry.com, I found 3 with this last name on the All New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957:
Name Arrival Date Birth Ship name
Adalie Dabulewicz 16 May 1900 abt 1880- Russia Westernland
Vincent Dabulewicz 16 May 1900 abt 1889- Russia Westernland
Magda Debulewicz 15 May 1914 abt 1897- Lithuania Lusitania
All Baltimore, Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 and 1954-1957:
Elek Dabulics May 1908 abt 1883- Hungary Neckar
All Pennsylvania, U.S. Naturalization Originals, 1795-1930:
Michael Dabulewicz b. 18 Oct 1875 Naturalization- 20 Jul 1923
Stephen Dabulewicz b. 14 Feb 1877 Naturalization- 27 May 1919
Stephen Dabulewicz b. 14 Feb 1877 Naturalization- 06 Nov 1924
John Dabulewicz b. 24 Jul 1879 Naturalization- 26 Jul 1923
Antoniette (LeBlanc) Dabuliewicz (1929-2001) (wife of my great grand uncle)
Elizabeth (Humphrey) Dabuliewicz (?- 1992)
Joseph John Dabuliewicz (1925-2012) (my great grand uncle)
Friday, August 29, 2014
Today's person: Angela
Angela was born in 1641 and died in 1709. She married Johann Hoppenjan (1629-1709) and they had at least 1 son- Lambert Hoppenjan (1686-?)- who married Anna Jeckering (1686-?).
Unfortunately, I was unable to find Angela's maiden name. I did find out that she was married in 1685 in Emsburen, she was born in Germany and died in Ahlde, Germany. She and Johann had 4 children:
Gebbula- b. 19 Oct 1677
Johann - b. 21 Jan 1681
Lambert- b. 25 Aug 1686
Lukretia- b. 07 May 1690
Thursday, August 28, 2014
~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~
Agnes- I actually have 2 Agnes' that I needed to research so I'm putting them in the same blog post.
My 11th great grandmother, unknown birth and death. She married Johann Spielman (1609-1670) and they had at least 1 son: Heinrich Spielman (1646-1706).
I was unable to locate her last name, unfortunately. She was born about 1609 in Germany and died between 1665-1674- according to some Ancestry.com member trees.
Johann and Agnes married in 1640 in Germany.
2. Agnes V.
My mother-in-law of great aunt, b. in 1902 and d. in 1974. She married Clarence Michael Schock (1903-2000) and they had at least 1 son: Clarence V. Schock (1928-2012).
Agnes A. Hery
b. 27 Oct 1901 in Newark, Licking, Ohio
d. 15 Nov 1974 in Dayton, Ohio
Parents: George James Hery (1870-1953) & Elizabeth B. Call (1873-1955)
Elizabeth Blanche 1900-1987
Cecelia 1901-1974 (Agnes' twin sister)
George Joseph 1902-1985
Delores M. 1904-1967
Vincent P. 1906- ?
Helen L. 1907- ?
Walter P. 1908- ?
Margarette A. 1909- ?
Agnes' grandfather- Nicholas Hery "O'Hara"- was born in 1839 in Ireland and came to America. He died on 18 Jan 1890 in Rochester, New York.
1910- age 9- Rochester, Ward 15, Monroe, New York
1930- age 29- Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio
Agnes and Clarence had 3 children:
Clarence V. Schock 1928-2012
Elizabeth A. Schock 1929- ?
Mary A. Schock 1930- ?
Last week ancestor was Euphemia Jeckering. This week's highlight is Johann Jeckering who was born in 1660 in Kirchspiel, Germany. At first, I thought that Johann could be a possible sibling of Euphemia and Gerhard but because he was born the same year as Euphemia and he was born in Kirchspiel instead of Drievorden, I don't think it's possible.
Johann is, however, still related to my family. He is the 3rd great grandfather of wife of 1st cousin, 5x removed- (say that 10x fast!)
Johann married Christine (unknown last name) in 1685 in Emsubren. Christine was born about 1665 in Germany. Johann and Christine had at least 1 daughter- Anna Jeckering (b. 19 Aug 1691- Ahlde, Emsland, Germany).
How Johann is related to me:
Carrie Jeckering Smith (Me)
Paul G Jeckering (1925-1954) & Dorothy Jean Hendricks (1926-2010)
Gerhard C Jeckering (1900-1967) & Josephine M Dabuliewicz (1906-1965)
Joseph H Jeckering (1870-1931) & Rose Horn (1872-1933)
Gerhard J Jeckering (1829-1898) & Maria Elisabeth Kluneman (1830-1912)
Johannes Jeckering (1799-1860) & Euphemia Margaretha Ketteler (1798-1860)
Euphemia's parents were:
Johann Theodor Ketteler (1769-1848) & Anna Maria Wolbers (1767-1851)
Heinrich Ketteler (1793-1848) & Susanna Margaretha Hopmann (1793-1831)
Heinrich and Susanna had 1 son:
Joseph Theodor Santel (1824-?) & Susanna Adelheid Hoppenjan (1829-?)
Johann G. Hoppenjan (1797-1843) & Anna Maria Gerdes (1802-1859)
Johann Gerhard Hoppenjan (1766-1827) & Anna Maria Mollering (1775-1836)
Johann Hermann Hoppenjan (1730-1785) & Margaretha Fehring (1725-1793)
Anna Jeckering (1691-?) & Lambert Hoppenjan (1686- ?)
Johann Jeckering (1660-?) & Christine (abt 1665-?)
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Today's person: Adelaide
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).
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)
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
630 McLain St., Dayton, Ohio
Mary Wilhemina Jeckering
b. 25 Mar 1860 in Dayton, Ohio
d. 22 Mar 1913 in Dayton, Ohio
m. John Adam Heider (1858-1911)
Mary and John owned J.A. Heider Groceries & Meats. They lived here with their 11 children (2 children died in childhood). In 1900 they even had a white servant- Francis Manning (age 35). I'm assuming she was hiring to help with the children and the cleaning since the family owned their own business.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
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: Abigail
All I knew about Abigail was that she was married to Gilbert Garrett, their son was William Garrett (b. 28 Feb 1801). William Garrett married Anna Mendenhall (1806-?)- my 2nd cousin, 7x removed.
b. 10 Feb 1771 in Pasquotank County, North Carolina
d. bef 1810
Her birth record is recorded in the U.S. Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol I-VI, 1607-1943 and in the U.S. Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1994 for the Symons Creek Monthly Meeting.
m. Gilbert Garrett (abt 1770-?) in 1797.
Parents- Jeremiah Gilbert (1740-1820) & Miriam Overman (1748-1781)
Nathan Gilbert 1769-1781
Josiah Gilbert 1773-1839
Mary Gilbert 1775-1776
Thomas Gilbert 1779-1849
Abigail's 2x great grandfather- Joseph Gilbert (1629-1980) came to America from Bridgewater, England.
Abigail's 2x great grandfather- Jacob OVerman (1652-1715) came to America from Saxony, Germany.
Monday, August 25, 2014
My 10th great grandfather- John Mendenhall (1659-1743) is buried in the Concord Friends Meeting Burial Ground in Concordville, Delaware, Pennsylvania.
Sunday, August 24, 2014
~Rebecca Cashatt (1783-1862)- had 3 children, 12 grandchildren
~Hannah Johnson (1806-1878)- had 6 children, 32 grandchildren
~Rebecca J. Ridge (1830-1900)- had 6 children, at least 6 grandchildren
3. I did this by just adding up the number of children and grandchildren in my Ancestry.com account.
4. The list above tells me:
~When I first started this project, I only had as far back as Anna Jane Thornton. I wanted to include more so I did more research- so this project took me a lot longer than I had anticipated.
~I need to find more information about Rebecca J. Ridge's grandchildren.
~The number of children/grandchildren fluctuate- America Hoover most likely died in child birth so she only had 1 child. I wonder if Margaret Mary was had the same situation.
~The average number of kids is 3.11.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
My 6th great grandmother was:
Deidamia Mendenhall ('nee Hill)
b. 1775 in Guilford County, North Carolina
d. 05 Jun 1838 in Bethel Township, Miami, Ohio
Deidamia married Joseph Mendenhall (1770-1833) and they had 14 children!
Her parents were Thomas Hill (1740-1798) &
Elizabeth McClellan (1735-1798)
"Hill" is a very popular surname- according to Wikipedia, it means "a person who lived on a hill" and is the 30th most common name in the United Kingdom.
327,339 Immigration Records
4,285,286 Birth, Marriage, Death Records
3,068,926 Census and Voter Lists
499,216 Military Records
7,845,244 Member Trees
While reviewing "Hill" in ancestry.com, I found something interesting---
All UK, RMS Titanic, Crew Records, 1912:
Name/Gender/Birth Year/Birth Place/Class
J Hill/ Male/ abt 1874/ Hampshire
H P Hill/ Male/ abt 1876/ Liverpool
J Hill/ Male/ abt 1887/ London
H P Hill
I'm assuming since these were mostly/all male, most likely, none of these men survived the sinking.
I did a Google search for Titanic passengers and there were some "Hills" lost on the Titanic: some could be duplicates listed above:
Mr. H.P. Hill- age 36- Victualling Crew- Steward
Mr. James Hill- age 25- Engineering Crew- Trimmer
Mr. James Colston Hill- age 38- Victualling Crew- 1st class bedroom steward
The Hill DNA Project:
This is an interesting website that I found while researching the name Hill. It is a website dedicated to "Hill" Ancestors-- check it out if you're interested! :)
I figured this name would come up with a huge result for this website, and I was right. There are 52,961 results for the name "Hill".