Saturday, August 08, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun :: My Sweet Sixteen

Here 'tis, Saturday Night, again, already, and Randy has issued his Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge:
  • List your 16 [great]-great-grandparents in pedigree chart order. List their birth and death years and places.
  • Figure out the dominant ethnicity or nationality of each of them.
  • Calculate your ancestral ethnicity or nationality by adding them up for the 16 - 6.25% for each (obviously, this is approximate).
And, they are:

1. Charles Wiseman was born on 30 Nov 1815 in Berne, Switzerland, died on 14 Aug 1895 in Craig Township, Switzerland County, Indiana, and was buried in McKay Cemetery, Craig Township, Switzerland County, IN. Ethnicity: SWISS-GERMAN

2. Naomi Bray, daughter of Samuel Bray Sr. and Susanna Ball, was born on 03 Mar 1824 in Probably Switzerland County, Indiana, died on 06 Dec 1908 near Long Run, Craig Township, Switzerland County, IN, and was buried in McKay Cemetery, Craig Township, Switzerland County, IN. Ethnicity: UNKNOWN

3. William Alexander, son of William Washington Alexander and Lucy Sprague, was born on 20 Nov 1805 in Erie County, Pennsylvania, died on 07 Apr 1899 in Washington Township, Kosciusko County, IN, and was buried in Morris Chapel Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Ethnicity: SCOTCH-IRISH (maybe)

4. Rachel Van Curen, daughter of Hendricus "Henry" Van Curen and Rebecca, was born on 05 Sep 1824 in China Township, Genessee County, New York, died on 20 Dec 1891 in Washington Township, Kosciusko County, IN, and was buried in Morris Chapel Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Ethnicity: DUTCH

5. Christian Schuder Jr. son of Christian Schuder Sr. and Anna Eva Christina Stoever, was born on 19 Jul 1813 in Montgomery County, Ohio, died on 02 Sep 1885 in Van Buren Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, and was buried in Syracuse Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Ethnicity: GERMANIC

6. Sarah Nancy Huntsicker was born on 02 Feb 1817 in Pennsylvania, died on 14 Jun 1883 in Van Buren Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana, and was buried in Syracuse Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Ethnicity: PROBABLY GERMANIC

7. Daniel Lavering, son of William Lavering and Elizabeth Ann Schuder, was born on 18 Apr 1830 in Montgomery County, Ohio, died on 10 Oct 1895 in Kosciusko County, Indiana, and was buried in Syracuse Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Ethnicity: GERMANIC

8. Elizabeth Ann Long, daughter of George Long and Unknown (Elizabeth?), was born in 1829 in Ohio, died on 23 Nov 1895 in Kosciusko County, Indiana, and was buried in Syracuse Cemetery, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Ethnicity: PROBABLY GERMANIC

9. Jacob Phend, son of Johannes B'hend and Susanna Kübli, was born on 27 Jun 1829 in Aarmühle, Interlaken, Canton Berne, Switzerland, was baptized on 05 Jul 1829 in Gsteig, Interlaken, Canton Berne, Switzerland, died on 07 Oct 1917 in Elkhart County, Indiana, and was buried in Hepton Union Cemetery in Hepton, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Ethnicity: SWISS-GERMAN

10. Louisa Fisher, daughter of Michael Fisher and Christenia Houck, was born on 27 Jun 1829 in Germany, died on 04 Apr 1898 in Nappanee, Elkhart County, Indiana, and was buried in Hepton Union Cemetery in Hepton, Kosciusko County, Indiana. Ethnicity: GERMANIC

11. Eli Yarian, son of Jacob Yarian and Elizabeth Switzer, was born on 25 May 1839 in Randolph Township, Portage County, Ohio, died on 28 Jan 1895 in Locke Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, and was buried in South Union Cemetery in Locke Township, Elkhart County, Indiana. Ethnicity: GERMANIC

12. Lovina Viola Berlin, daughter of John D. Berlin and Susannah Hoffman, was born on 08 May 1845 in Washingtonville, Columbiana County, Ohio, died on 03 May 1932 in South Bend, Saint Joseph County, Indiana, and was buried in South Union Cemetery in Locke Township, Elkhart County, Indiana. Ethnicity: GERMANIC

13. William Brubaker, son of John Brubaker and Sarah Foster, was born on 20 Nov 1843 in Perry County, Ohio, died on 26 Jan 1912 in Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana, and was buried in South Park Cemetery in Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana. Ethnicity: GERMANIC

14. Malissa Mariah Joslin, daughter of Lysander Price Joslin and Lydia Robison, was born on 24 Jun 1849 in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana, died on 30 Sep 1937 in Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana, and was buried in South Park Cemetery in Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana. Ethnicity: ENGLISH

15. William Pythagrus Wise, son of Jacob Wise and Malissa Ann Stem, was born on 01 Jan 1852 in Miami County, Indiana, died on 12 Oct 1935 in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana, and was buried in Scott-Keister Cemetery in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana. Ethnicity: GERMANIC

16. Sophia Elizabeth Dunfee, daughter of William Hamilton Dunfee and Catherine B. Jones, was born on 18 Sep 1850 in Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana, died on 06 Dec 1916 in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana, and was buried in Scott-Keister Cemetery in Troy Township, Whitley County, Indiana. Ethnicity: SCOTCH-IRISH (maybe)

81.25% of my 2nd great grandparents (13 of the 16) were born in the United States. As close as I can guesstimate, the ethnic breakdown is predominantly GERMANIC (9 = 56%), SWISS-GERMAN (2 = 12%), with a bit of DUTCH (1 = 6%), ENGLISH (1 = 6%), SCOTCH-IRISH (maybe 2 = 12%), and UNKNOWN (1 = 6%).

4 comments:

  1. Hey, Becky I'm interested in your Lavering ancestor. My husband's family includes Phebe E. Fenton. b 1835-1842. Wakarusa,Elkhart, Indiana who died March-June, 1880 in Kosciusko County. She married, on 28 Sep 1867 in Elkhart county, David Lavering. Unfortunately, I don't know anything about David beyond his name. I know of 5 children of this couple. Phebe had previously been married to William Shelly. Have you ever heard of this David?

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  2. Looks like we have a kinexxion! David was the son of William & Elizabeth (Schuder) Lavering. He was born 30 Sep 1844, married Phebe E. Shelly 28 Sep 1867. She died 05 Apr 1880. David then married Martha Alice Fuller 17 Nov 1885. He was 48 and she was 21. David and Martha had two children. David died 19 Oct 1888 of typhoid fever and is buried at Oswego, Indiana. I don't have a complete list of all of David's children. After David's death, Martha married Aaron Bell 13 Feb 1896 and they had four children.

    I don't have this data in my genealogy program. This information comes from research done by my 1st cousin. I have her papers scanned as a pdf and could send that to you. It would at least provide some clues, though it is a bit confusing at first glance.

    How does your husband connect to the Laverings?

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  3. Wait a minute, I spoke too soon! The Lavering Family book mentioned in my post on William & Elizabeth provides a listing of David's children on page 839.

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  4. Phebe E. Fenton born between 1835 and 1842 married, first, William Shelly, born ca 1830-1840, and died unknown. Her second husband was Lavering, that you mentioned.

    Phebe was the daughter of John Fenton and Lydia Jones. I have the will of Lydia Jones's aunt Margaret Jones, leaving estate to the children of Lydia Jones, deceased. The will deliniates the relationship of the children to Lydia, and therefore to John.

    John Fenton, 1802-1872 remarried to Eliza John and they had a family of 5, 3 living to adulthood. John and Eliza ended up in Wexford County, Michigan where he died and she remarried. John Fenton was my husband's second great-grandfather.Phebe Fenton Shelly Lavering would be a (half) great grandaunt of my husband.

    We don't connect to the Laverings, except descendants of Phebe. I didn't have her death date, but knew she had died or disappered.

    I have the estate paperwork and other items have scanned and will e-mail to you, if you can send me an e-mail address.

    Small world. Very small.

    Jo

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