Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun- Play Ahnentafel Roulette

Thanks Randy for more fun!

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 
 It's Saturday Night again - 
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 

1) What year was one of your great-grandfathers born?  Divide this number by 80 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an "ah
nentafel" - 
your software will create this - use the "Ahnentafel List" option, or similar). Who is that person, and what are his/her vital information?

3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number."

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post.

5) NOTE:  If you do not have a person's name for your "roulette number" then "spin" the wheel again - pick a great-grandmother, a grandfather, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, yourself, or even your children!  Or pick an ancestor!

My Great-grandfather Johannes Adolf Waldemar Hansen was born 4 Oct 1852.  Dividing 1852 by 80 yields 23.  The person with the ahnentafel number of 23 is Elisabetha Kronenberger.  

Three facts about Elisabetha Kronenberger are:
   1 She was born in Germany in 1832 and emigrated to Milwaukee, WI.
   2 Elisabetha's parents were Heinrich Kronenberger (1800-1871) and Margaretha Mary Bott                      (1802-1886)
   3 Elisabetha married Philip Schmitz (1834-1906) and had four children with him.  Their children                    were  Philip b 1856, Eva b 1858, Peter b 1866, Elizabeth b 1869 and Georg b 1872.

Bonus fact 4 - Elisabetha Kronenburg is my great-great-grandmother and her granddaughter married the son of Joannes Adolf Waldemar Hansen!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Your Father's Mother's Patrilineal Line

This is last week's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Challenge

Randy Seaver has issued another challenge I'll take this one.

Posted: 05 Jul 2014 12:38 PM PDT
Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 

 It's Saturday Night again - 
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

What was your father's mother's name?

2) What is your father's mother's patrilineal line? That is, her father's father's father's ... back to the most distant male ancestor in that line?

3) Can you identify male sibling(s) of your father's mother, and any living male descendants from those male sibling(s)? If so, you have a candidate to do a Y-DNA test on that  patrilineal line. If not, you may have to find male siblings, and their descendants, of the next generation back, or even further.

4)  Tell us about it in your own blog post, or in a comment on this post, or in a Facebook or Google Plus post.

Henrietta Burbach Hansen
about 40
My father was Donald George Hansen (1910 - 1959)
His mother was Henrietta(Burbach) Hansen (1888 - 1960) She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Hermann Burbach and Eva (Schmitz) Burbach. Her patrilineal line is:
1 Herman Burbach (1852 - 1896) married to Eva Schmitz (1858 - 1932)
2 Georg Burbach (1825 - 1897) married to Catherina Caspari (1825 - 1913)
3 Hubertus Burbach (b 1798) married to Catharina Schaf (1798 - 1834)
4 Wilhelm Burbach (1764 - 1819) married to Catherina Gros (1763 - 1800)
5 Johan Jacob Burbach ( 1713 - 1782) married Helena Mueller (1734 - 1775)

Henrietta and her siblings were first generation Americans.  She had four brothers: George, Peter, John, and Charles.

George had sons Henry(1912) married and had a son Anthony
 and Lawrence( 1917)
Peter had sons Herman (1908-1970) had James(1934) had Randall Charles had Jamie
 John (1909-1999), Charles (1912-1958), and Howard (1916-1998)
John was drowned at the age of ten.
Charles married but apparently had no children.

Henrietta's father also had a brother Johan who also came to the United States and he had one son who survived childhood.  This is yet another candidate to research is the quest for a YDNA match.