I haven't done a Saturday night challenge in a while, so here we go! (even though it's a Monday)
This one is from Randy Seaver's Genea-Musing's blog post titled: Golden Wedding Anniversaries.
Here are the instructions:
-To find out which of your ancestors have celebrated a golden wedding anniversary- 50 years of marital bliss-- was there a newspaper article about it?
(I am going to do the same thing Randy did- people who didn't make 50+ years will be in black, and then people who did exceed 50+ years will be in red.)
1) Jeckering line:
~Gerhard Jeckering & Susanna Hemelt, married before 1711, Gerhard died in 1735- married about 24 years.
~Gerhard Jeckering Jr. & Martha Roling, married 1759, Martha married in 1783: married 24 years.
~Johann Otto Jeckering & Anna Catherina Lobker, married 1795, Johann died 1822: married 27 years.
~Johannes Jeckering & Euphemia Margaretha Ketteler, married 1824, they both died in 1860: married 36 years.
~Gerhard Jeckering & Maria Elisabeth Kluneman, married about 1854, Gerhard died in 1898: married about 44 years (almost!).
~Joseph Herman Jeckering & Rose A. Horn, married 1899, Joseph died in 1931: married 32 years. (I heard they were separated at one point, don't think they ever divorced though).
~Gerhard Cletus Jeckering & Josephine Mary Dabuliewicz, married 1924, Josephine died in 1965: married 41 years.
~Paul George Jeckering & Dorothy Jean Hendricks, married 1947, Paul died in 1954: married only 7 years.
~My parents- married 1975, divorced after 25 years.
2) Hendricks line:
~Willem Hendrickson & Willemptje Thys Van Pelt, married 1697, Willem died in 1711: married 14 years.
~Johannes Willem Hendricks & Sarah Messier, married 1722, Sarah died in 1782: married 60 years!!
~Abram Hendricks & Ann Jamison, married 1771, Abram died in 1819: married 48 years! (So close!)
~Daniel Hendricks & Nancy McGuire, married 1800, Nancy died in 1823: married 23 years.
~Samuel McCormack Hendricks & Elizabeth Sarles, married 1838, Samuel died in 1856: married 18 years.
~Isaac Hendricks Jr. & Myrtle May Hyman, married before 1903, Isaac died in 1942: married about 39 years.
3) Mendenhall line:
~Thomas Mildenhall III & Joane Strode, married 1649, they both died in 1682: married 33 years.
~John Mendenhall & Elizabeth Maris, married 1685, Elizabeth died in 1691: married only 6 years.
~John Mendenhall Jr. & Susanna Pierson, married 1709, they both died in 1765: married 56 years!!!
~Mordecai Mendenhall & Charity Grubb Beeson, married 1735, Mordecai died in 1803: married 68 years!!
~Richard Mendenhall & Jane Thornbrugh, married 1758, Richard died in 1773: married 15 years.
~Joseph Mendenhall & Deidamia Hill, married about 1793, Joseph died in 1833: married about 40 years.
~Richard Mendenhall & Sarah Pearson, married 1817, Sarah died in 1866: married 49 years! (So close!!)
~Aaron Mendenhall & Christena M. Spielman, married 1851, Aaron died in 1894: married 43 years!
~Richard Mendenhall & Margaret Frances Pierron, married 1872, Margaret died in 1923: married 51 years!!
~Marion Richard Mendenhall & Louella Ida Munn, married 1893, Marion died in 1948: married 55 years!!
~Earl Dwight Mendenhall & Edna Grace Niles, married about 1915: Edna died in 1934: married about 19 years.
~Harold Earl Mendenhall & Helen Ruth Seaver, married about 1942, Helen died in 1981: married 39 years.
4) Seaver line:
~ Henry Seaver & Elizabeth Myers, married 1771, Elizabeth died in 1777: married only 6 years.
~Jacob Seaver & Esther Croberger, married 1799, they both died in 1854: married 55 years!!!
~Greenberry mcKilsey Seaver & Mary Douglas, married 1852, Mary died in 1862: married 10 years.
~Frank Buchanon Seaver & Harriett Olive Watson, married 1888, Harriett died in 1915: married 27 years.
~Otto Watson Seaver & Ruby Mae Henderson, married 1926, by 1930, they were divorced and Otto was remarried: married less than 4 years.