Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Sharing Memories- Week 4: 3rd Grade

52 Weeks of Sharing Memories
A Challenge seen on:
                                     The Olive Tree Genealogy
                                       Link: Here

Today's prompt is: Playing Hooky in Grade 2 and 3...

I didn't play hooky in these grades...I find it odd that a kid would! I was always a goodie-two-shoes though LOL 

SO, I'll still write about these grades, but it won't consist of playing hooky... 

The 3rd grade was memorable because I only went to school maybe half of the entire year. My teacher was Mrs. Kier (If I remember right)...and I had my first leg lengthening device on that year. 

Here's what it looked like: 

Photo Courtesy of Google

The above picture is just similar to the one that I wore- mine was only on the right leg, connecting to the femur and just below the knee.

I remember going to school in a very large wheel chair and the battery pack from the device would go off in class. The nurse or principal would have to call my mom to bring me a new one. I remember one time, we didn't have an extra battery and we had to go all the way to Scottsdale to get a new one from my doctor- it was about a two hour drive.

I was also home-schooled that year by a woman named Mrs. Soto. She would come to the house every morning. Sometimes I would just bawl because I was so tired and didn't want to participate...It was often hard to sleep with that huge contraption on my leg.

Although it was painful, I got a lot of attention with that device on. I remember walking around the outdoor swap meet and this actor (a guy from an Indiana Jones movie- my parents knew who he was)- he actually followed us through the park until he got the courage to say hello and ask what was wrong with my leg. People are always very curious about it...even now- years later. I tell them I had it done twice on my leg and once on my arm and they are just fascinated by it. It's amusing.

Colorized Old Pictures

This is a cool article that I saw on Facebook, found on Boredom Therapy.com--

53 Colorized Photos from the Past

Here are a few of my favorites if you don't want to scroll through the entire article:

Pablo Picasso

Times Square, 1947

Helen Keller meeting comedian Charlie Chaplin, 1918

Girls delivering ice, 1918

Madison Square Park, New York City, 1900

Monday, September 29, 2014

One Person at a Time....Eleanor

~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: Eleanor

I had 3 women named Eleanor in my tree that needed to be researched:

#1: Eleanor
Before Research:
Eleanor was born in 1712 in Scotland. She married George Bartram (b. 1708 in Scotland) and they had at least 1 son: George (1734-1777). George married Ann Bartram (1741-1824)- my 2nd cousin, 10x removed.

After Research:
I didn't find much about Eleanor, just that she died on 03 Sep 1775 in Darby, Pennsylvania. 

#2: Eleanor
Before Research:
Eleanor married Moses Owens and they had at least 1 son: John Robert (1826-1893). He married Anna Eliza Mendenhall (1830-1910)- my 3rd cousin, 6x removed. 

After Research:
I couldn't find much about this Eleanor either. She was born about 1789 in North Carolina and she had 2 children: 
John Robert (1826-1893) 
Rachel (b. 1829)

#3: Elenor
Before Research:
Elenor had a daughter- Mary Virginia Shane (b. 1864). Mary married Henry Luther Mendenhall (1862-1937)- my 2nd cousin, 7x removed.

After Research:
Eleanor Swope was born on 17 Apr 1842 in Fall, Indiana and died on 06 Feb 1923 in San Francisco, California. Her parents were John Swope (1818-1876) & Mary Ann Stewart (1825-1881). I don't know if she had any siblings.

Eleanor married George Washington Shane (1837-1899) on 02 Apr 1862. They had 2 daughters- 
Mary Virginia Shane (b. 1863)
Martha A. Shane (1867-1880)

Mappy Monday- Springfield (High Point) North Carolina

My 8th great grandfather was Mordecai Mendenhall (1713-1803). He was born in Concord, Pennsylvania but died in Springfield, North Carolina.  

I originally thought that this was a town in Guilford County, but it turns out, that it's in High Point- zip code- 27263. After doing some research, it doesn't appear that there is much in this area.

There is the Springfield Friends Meeting House Cemetery where Mordecai is buried. On Findagrave.com, it shows that there are 78 Mendenhall's buried in this cemetery. 

The cemetery is located at 555 E. Springfield Rd., High Point, North Carolina, 27263.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Surname Saturday- Luitgirt

My 8th great grandmother- Jane Luitgirt (1640-1680), who married Hendrick Daniel Hendrickson (1636-1677), was born in Utrecht, Netherlands. I don't have any information of her parents or siblings.


~All U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s:
The only one on this list was an Arnold Luetgert- arrived in Illinois in 1883.

~U.S. Naturalization Record Indexes, 1791-1992:
The only one on this list was a Carla Von Dey [Carla Luetgart]- born 08 Oct 1917- age 48 in California- naturalization on 20 May 1966. 
(I don't know why her name is misspelled and in parenthesis)

~All Baltimore, Passenger Lists, 1820-1948 and 1954-1957 results:
Marie Littgardt- arrived Jun 1902- b. 1887- female- from Bremen, Germany

~All New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957 results: 
There were 25 names on this list- all with spelling variations: here are a few:
Walter Kord-Litgert- arrived 18 Jun 1924- born 1884- from Bremerhaven- white ethnicity/nationality
Walter Kord-Litgert- arrived 29 Aug 1924- born 1884- from Bremerhaven- white ethnicity
Arnold Kord Luetgert- arrived 21 Apr 1939- born 1888- from Hamburg, Germany- German
Petrus LItghert- arrived 20 Dec 1938- born 1880- from Le Havre, France- Dutch
Eduard Luetgert- arrived 31 Oct 1927- born 1870- from Hamburg, Germany- German

~All California, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1959 results: 
Henry F. Luetgert- arrived 07 Mar 1941- born 1884- Male- From Honolulu, Hawaii
Lilliam M. Luetgert- arrived 07 Mar 1941- born 1887- Female- From Honolulu, Hawaii

Nothing came up on all of these websites for this surname:

Could you recognize old technology?

I came upon this quiz while on Facebook this morning and instantly thought of my ancestors who would have used these items! I maybe used 2...(if that!)

Do you recognize these Obsolete Technologies?

Take the quiz and let me know how you did! I got 13/15! :)

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Funny

Happy Friday!

I think this one has been circulated around the internet quite a bit, but I still like it :)
Enjoy your Friday everyone!!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

One Person at a Time...Denorah

~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: Denorah

Before Research:
Denorah was born in 1789. She married Edward Walton (1777-1867) and they had at least 1 daughter- Bettie (1805-1869). Bettie married my 1st cousin, 7x removed- William Mendenhall (1799-1852).

After Research:
So, it turns out that Denorah, was actually Deborah...probably misspelled on a Census record. 
Deborah Allen was born on 10 Apr 1775 in Shenandoah County, Virginia and died on 11 Sep 1842. She was buried in the Caesar Creek Cemetery in Spring Valley, Ohio. Her parents were Jackson Allen (1729-1786) & Elizabeth Davis (1735-1821). Deborah had 9 siblings: 
Reuben (1757-1821)
Mary (1758-1840)
Bathsheba (1760-1847)
Lydia (1762-1840)
Davis (1765-1818)
Elizabeth "Betty" (1768-1835)
Sarah (1770-1785)
Cecelia (1772-1821)
Israel (1779-1831)

Deborah married Edward Walton (1777-1867) on 18 Apr 1803 in Virginia and they had 9 children:

1. Samuel (1804-1844)
2. Elizabeth "Betty" (1805-1869)
3. Mary (1807-1810)
4. Moses (1809-1897)
5. Sarah (1810- ?)
6. Eunice (1811-1879)
7. Edward Jr. (1814-1863)
8. John (1816-1830)
9. Hannah (1818-1865)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks- Week 20

Robert de Mildenhall - my 22nd great grand uncle

b. 1302 in Wiltshire, England
d. Unknown

Parents: Sir John de Mildenhall (b.1270) and unknown mother.

Siblings: Thomas de Mildenhall (b. 1300)- my 22 great grandfather

Robert held an interesting life!


University of Cambridge in England:

Robert received his doctorate in Divinity- licensed by a university to teach Christian theology or related religious subjects.

From 1334-1335, he was the chancellor of the University of Cambridge-- (List of Chancellors of the University of Cambridge)

By 1341, Robert was working for the kind of England as the Keeper of the Jewels. How he received this job is beyond me. In 1341, he was directed by the king to deliver two chests of ornaments to be taken to Calais for the service of the chapel on the ensuing Feast of Easter.

In 1347, the King issued a warrant for the delivery of 200 bows and 400 quivers of arrows to Robert, who was now serving as Chaplain of the King. These arrows were for service of the French War.

In 1351, the King issued a warrant for 440 quivers of arrows for service at the tower. 

Robert wasn't the first Mildenhall (Mendenhall) to serve the King of England. His father- Sir John de Mildenhall accompanied the King many times and eventually received bouts of land and knighthood for his services.

His brother- my 22nd great grandfather- in 1339 accompanied Queen Phillippa into France.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

One Person at a Time...Deborah

~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: Deborah

I have 2 Deborah's that I had to do research on, so I'm gonna post them both today!

#1: Deborah
Before Research: 
Deborah married John Kester. They had at least 1 son: William (1767-1800), who married Mary Elizabeth Mendenhall (1767-1800)- my 1st cousin, 8x removed.

After Research:
Deborah Webster was born on 12 Sep 1743 in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and she died in 1769 in Niagra, Upper Canada. I haven't been able to find anything about her parents or siblings (Yet).
Deborah married John Kester (1739-1806) on 10 Oct 1765 in Kingwood, Hunterdon, New Jersey and they had 1 son: William (1767-1800). 

#2: Deborah
Before Research:
Deborah married Samuel Cyms and they had one daughter- Laura Ann Cyms (1848-1937)- she married Joseph Mildenhall Jr. (1843-1928)- my 5th cousin, 7x removed.

After Research:
"Deborah" wasn't a Deborah, but a Hannah...Hannah King was born in Jan 1816 in England and died on 22 Jun 1861 in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Her parents were Henry King (b. 1786) and Hannah Passer (b. 1780).
Hannah married George Cyrus (1811-1862) on 24 Nov 1834 in Grahamstown, South Africa. They had at least 1 daughter- Laura Ann (1848-1937).

Wednesday's Portrait- George B. Jackering

Today's Portrait: George Benedict "Peg" Jackering

b. 14 Jan 1922 in Cassville, Wisconsin
d. 21 Aug 1999 in Ellenboro, Grant, Wisconsin


I don't know the date of this photo- but I'm assuming it was WWII era-- 1940s.... It's a handsome photo nonetheless :)

How I'm related to George: 5th cousin, 3x removed

Carrie Jeckering Smith (me)
My Parents
Paul George Jeckering & Dorothy Jean Hendricks
Gerhard Cletus Jeckering & Josephine Mary Dabuliewciz
Joseph Herman Jeckering & Rose A. Horn
Gerhard J. Jeckering & Maria E. Kluneman
Johannes Jeckering & Euphemia Margaretha Ketteler
Johann Otto Jeckering & Anna Catherina Lobker
Gerhard Jeckering & Martha Roling
Gerhard Jeckering & Susanna Hemelt
Gerhard was my 7th great grandfather-- he also had a son:
Bernard Jeckering -- Bernard married Anna Mollering
Gerhard Jeckering & Maria Adleheid Welling
Johann Gerhard Jeckering & Elenora Wessels
Gerhard Bernhard "George" Jackering & Mary Ann Bucher
George John Jackering & Lena Schauff
George B Jackering

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

One Person at a Time...Czarina (Serena)

~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: Czarina 

Before Research:
Czarina was born in 1865. She married Daniel Ramwater (b. 1865) and they had 1 daughter- Ella Rainwater (1896-1981).

After Research:
Ok, I got the name Czarina from a census record- was obviously a matter of pronunciation that the census taker couldn't understand the name-- Her name was Serena. 

Serena Henson was born on 12 Feb 1865 in South Fork, Kentucky and died on 06 Jan 1910 in Mintonville, Kentucky. Her parents were Joseph Henson (1832-1906) & Sarah Jane Ware (1835-1880). Serena had 7 siblings: 
Hannah Elizabeth (b. 1854)
Mary Frances (b. 1856)
Benjamin Franklin (b. 1857)
John J. (b. 1863)
Rachel J. (b. 1867)
Mariah Smiley (b. 1869)
Nancy A. (b. 1874)

Serena married Daniel Francis Rainwater (1865-1913) on 04 May 1885 in Casey County, Kentucky. They had 8 children:
Elbert Lee (1886-1905)
John (1888-1966)
Hettie Jane (1890-1964)
Joseph (1893-1991)
Ella (1896-1981)
Everett (1896-1913)
Sarah (1898-1941)
Ruth (1901-1988)

Sharing Memories- Week 3: Driver's Licence

52 Weeks of Sharing Memories
A Challenge seen on:

The Olive Tree Genealogy

Ah, getting my drivers licence...looking back at it now- I was a TERRIBLE driver! :)

I got my licence before all of my friends and peers at school because I was a year older than everyone else--- all because of repeating kindergarten (Refresh your memory here).

I was 15 when I got my permit and 16 when I got my licence...and I think I was a sophomore in High School. I remember several people teaching me to drive- my dad telling me to "get the big picture"- something I didn't understand until years later....my mom teaching me to park the day OF the test....and then my (ex) sister-in-law teaching me to drive around town. Somebody (don't remember who) attempted to teach me to parallel park, but I never actually got that one down. During the test, the guy asked me to parallel park and simply told him I couldn't...I didn't get marked off and he told me this: "well, if you ever leave Prescott [Arizona], make sure you learn"...OK, thanks!

My husband taught me to parallel park maybe...two years ago and I'm 30...that's kinda sad actually LOL (Teach your teens how to parallel park!)

My driving test went fairly well, I think. I know I got points marked off because I turned too soon into a turn lane...there were old lines and I guess you get marked off for that. I passed the first try. :) 

My first car was a 1984 Pontiac Phoenix (BOAT!) that we received free from a friend of the family. I don't remember it having power steering...and the gear shift - a thin stick-looking thing- broke and my dad actually "replaced" it with a screwdriver (NOT KIDDING!)

My car looked similar to this- but it was white---thank you Google for the picture.

It wasn't too long before I sold that car to some desperate people at a flea market for $800, took the $200 I had saved up and I bought a 1992 Ford Mustang- the car that I actually say was my FIRST car- because I loved that car. I had it for a long time and I even delivered pizza in it! 

This wasn't my car...but thank you Google for having a picture of what my car looked like :)

Monday, September 22, 2014

One Person at a Time...Cora

~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: Cora

Before Research:
Cora married Ernest R. Carey (b. 1879)- my 4th cousin, 4x removed- they had at least one son- Calvin Carey.

After Research:
Cora Smith was born on 02 Nov 1889 in Kansas. She died in Mar 1981 in Brown County, Kansas. Her parents were Isaac Thorton Smith (1865-1909) & Mary Ellen Hostetler (1869-1921). She had 6 siblings: 
Ethel (b. 1888), Lela (b. 1890), Pearl (b. 1895), Milton (b. 1899), Elsie (b. 1904) and Eugene (b. 1906). 

Cora married Ernest Reagan Carey (1879-1952)- son of Calvin Carey (1846-1935) & Eliza Ann Reagan (1843-1909). Ernest and Cora had 1 son- Calvin J. Carey (1910-1997). 

Mappy Monday- Yorkshire, England

My 9th great grandmother was Susanna Pierson (1687-1765). Her great grandfather- Rev. Abraham Pierson Jr. (1616-1678) was born in Yorkshire, England. 

Yorkshire, England

Yorkshire is a county in Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. 

Above is the Flag of Yorkshire

Wikipedia has some interesting population stats: 
         ~1831- 1,371,359
         ~1901- 3,512,838
         ~1991- 3,978,484
         ~2011- 5,234,700

You can read extensive history about Yorkshire Here.

Yorkshirenet.co.uk has a lot of interesting things to learn about Yorkshire- especially if you're planning a visit! 

Here are some things to see:

Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden

Bolton Abbey

The Bronte Parsonage Museum (Bronte Sisters- novelists)

Castle Howard

and many others!!!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

One Person at a Time...Coatney

~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: Coatney

Before Research:
Coatney was born in 1787 and died on 12 Jun 1875. She married Henry Bell and they had at least 1 daughter- Cynthia Ann (1834-1880)- my 3rd great grandmother.

After Research:
I wasn't able to find too much about Coatney, but I did find out that she was born in Virginia and that she died in Louisville, Kentucky. She had 6 children: 
Elizabeth "Eliza" Bell (1821-1896)
Cynthia Ann Bell (1834-1901)
Jackson Bell (b. 1835)
Mary Elizabeth Bell (b. 1837)
Susan C. Bell (b. 1841)
William H. Bell (b. 1847)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

One Person at a Time...Clara

~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: Clara

Before Research:
Clara was born in 1906 in Ohio. She married Walter Raymond Mendenhall (1901-1996)- my 6th cousin, 5x removed. They had 6 children: Mardell, Ardith, Arlene, DUane, David, Karen.

After Research:
Clara D. Pierson 
b. 30 Oct 1905 in Ohio 
d. 09 Oct 1988 in Preble County, Ohio. 

Parents were Charles Wesley Pierson (1866-1912) & Elizabeth L. Price (1867-1953). 

Clara had 6 siblings: 

1. Chester C. Pierson (b. 1890)
2. Raymond C. Pierson (b. 1892)
3. Omer C. Pierson (b. 1895)
4. Nellie L. Pierson (b. 1897)
5. Ernest A. Pierson (b. 1902)
6. Cletus M. Pierson (b. 1903)

Clara married Walter Raymond Mendenhall (1901-1996) and they had 6 children:

1. Mardell Elizabeth Mendenhall (1924-1993)
2. Ardith Mendenhall (b.1927)
3. Arlene Mendenhall (b. 1930)
4. DUane Mendenhall (b. 1934)
5. David Mendenhall (b. 1938)
6. Karen Lee Mendenhall (1944-2014)

Saturday Night Fun~Great-Grandparents

Time for another "Saturday Night Genealogy Fun!" with Genea-Musings!

Tonight's challenge: Did/Do Your Children Know Any of their Great-Grandparents?

1) Dana Leeds on the Enthusiastic Genealogist blog asks: "Did/Do Your Children Know Any of their Great-Grandparents?"

2) I thought that would be a great Saturday Night Genealogy Fun question--so please share your response with us in a blog post of your own.

3) For extra credit, or in case the answer is "No," then please answer the question for yourself, or your parents.

My son is almost 3 years old and he does "know" one of his great grandparents- his great grandma- Jane. I wrote know in parentheses because he IS only almost 3 and we've always lived in a different state than his great grandma Jane- so he doesn't really "know" her. 

I, on the other hand, didn't know any of my great-grandparents. I barely knew my grandparents for that matter. Most of mine died when I was baby or before I was born. I did kinda know my grandmother Dorothy Potchik ('nee Hendricks)- you can read about her Here. She died in 2010, so when I was 26 years old, but I never really knew her. She always lived in Ohio, where I was born and we moved from there when I was 4. I think I'd only seen her once since the move and that was in the 6th grade.

My parents didn't know their great-grandparents either. All of them died before my parents were born.

Surname Saturday- Pierron

Today's Surname:  Pierron

My 3rd great grandmother was Margaret Frances Pierron. She was born on 16 Oct 1851 in Darke County, Ohio and died on 19 Aug 1923 in Greenville, Ohio. She married Richard Mendenhall (1852-1924) in 1872.

Richard and Margaret (Pierron) Mendenhall 

Margaret's parents were Nicholas Joseph Pierron (1819-1896) & Ann Marguerite Grilliot (1821-1902). They emigrated from Lorraine, France in 1839.


Meaning-Of-Names.com and House of Names.com

Meaning- descendant of Pierre (rock).

Pierron is from the Languedoc region of southern France, it came from the ancient Greek personal name Petros and the Biblical name Peter, meaning rock.

Spelling variations:  Pierre, Pierres, De Pierre, De Pierres, Pyerre, Pyerres, De Pyerre, De Pyerres, Lapierre, Lapierres, La Pierre, La Pierres, Lanpher, Lanphier and many more!


There are 326 people on the All U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s-- but only 12 are spelled the way my 3rd great grandmother spelled it:

Name                                 birth year               arrival year                     arrival place

Peter Pierron                     NA                          NA                                 Wisconsin

Pierron                              NA                          1721                                New Orleans, Louisiana

Joseph Pierron                  1793                         1839                              Port uncertain

Marie Pierron                    1793                         1839                              Port uncertain

Ludwig Pierron                 1807                         1840                              New York, New York

Louis Pierron                    1808                         1841                              Missouri

J.N. Pierron                       NA                           1809-1952                     Ohio

Pierron                               1818                         1848                               New Orleans, Louisiana

Charles Pierron                  1819                         1841                              America

Nicholas Pierron                1820                         1839                              Port uncertain (my ancestor)

Adelaide Pierron                1833                         1839                             Port uncertain

Edwin Pierron                     NA                         1869                              America


There are a surprising 271 results with the last name Pierron.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Friday Funny

Happy Friday everyone! I think this one is funny, but...wish it was more true for me. Unfortunately, my Genealogy bubble is often interrupted by a 2 year old :)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

One Person at a Time...Christina

~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: Christina

Before Research:
Christina's birth and death dates are unknown. She married Jonathan Koenig (1757-1837)- my 7th great grand uncle.

After Research:
Anna Christine Brinker was born on 12 Mar 1759 in Northampton County, Pennsylvania and died on 16 Nov 1797 in Westmoreland County, PA. Her parents were Jacob Brinker (1727-1798) & Susannah Hinkle (1727-1798). I don't think she had any siblings.

Christine married John Jonathan Koenig (1757-1837) and they had at least 2 children:
1. Elizabeth Koenig 
2. Joseph King (1794-1851)

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks- Week 19

Elizabeth Jeckering -- my 2nd great grand aunt

b. 26 Sep 1861 in Dayton, Ohio
d. 03 Mar 1957 in Dayton, Ohio

Parents: Gerhard J. Jeckering (1829-1898) & 
               Maria E. Kluneman (1830-1912)


John F. Jeckering (1855-1941)
Mary Jeckering (1857-1892)
Mary Wilhelmina Jeckering (1860-1913)
Clara M. Jeckering (1863-1957)
Joseph Herman Jeckering (1870-1931)
Rose Margaret Jeckering (1874-1936)

Residences and Occupations:

1880 (age 19)- 1011 E. Third St., Dayton, Ohio

1900 (age 39)- 07 Notre Dame Ave, Dayton, Ohio

1910 (age 49)- same address
                        - Sales lady in Grocery

1920 (age 59)- same address

1930 (age 69)- 320 Edgar Ave, Dayton, Ohio
                        - Living with daughter- Helen

1940 (age 79)- 15 Camden Ave, Dayton, Ohio
                         - Living with daughter- Helen


Elizabeth married Louis Heinrich Brinkman (1866-1922) on 25 Apr 1885 in Dayton, Ohio. 

They had 11 children:

1. Louis Gerhard Brinkman (1886-1980)
2. Marie Margaret Brinkman (1887-1936)
3. Harry John Brinkman (1889-1977)
4. Lawrence John Brinkman (1890-1970)
5. Anna Elizabeth Brinkman (1892-1936)
6. Helen Rose Brinkman (1893-1967)
7. Joseph Henry Brinkman (1895-1990)
8. Clara Brinkman (1897-1897)
9. Gerhard Brinkman (1898-1898)
10. Urban Lawrence Brinkman (1900-1982)
11. Cecilia Christine Brinkman (1902-1990)

Elizabeth and Louis had 47 grandchildren and an amazing 123 (at least) great grandchildren!

Elizabeth's 80th birthday

Elizabeth lived to be 95 years old and was a valuable and memorable woman in Dayton, Ohio. She was even recognized in the newspaper on her 90th birthday- "Bright-Eyed Grandma Brinkman".

She died on 03 Mar 1957 and was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Dayton, Ohio- Sec 1, Lot 3 1/2, Space 5.