Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
1) Review your Pedigree Chart (either on paper or in your genealogy management software program) and determine the age at death of your female ancestors back at least five generations (and more if you want to).
2) Tell us the lifespan years for each of these ancestors. Which of your female ancestors in this group lived the longest? Which lived the shortest?
3) Share your results in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or on Facebook or Google+.
Here are my results of this challenge:
Elizabeth Mary Connery 1917 – 1977 60
Alice Fleming Connery 1872 – 1962 90
Henrietta Burbach Hansen 1888 – 1960 72
Mary Leahy Connery 1827 - 1896 69
Mary Hennessy Fleming
Eva Schmitz Burbach 1859 – 1932 93
Dorette Cristensen Hansen 1857 – 1887 30
Elisabeth Kronenberger 1832 1872 40
Catharina Caspari 1825 – 1913 88
Karen Dorthea Chrisensen 1833
Anna Toth Caspari
Ellen Mc Carthy Leahy 1807
Catherina Schaf Burbach 1798 – 1834 36
Johanne Sophie Johanesdatter 1829 – after 1901 72+
Mary O’Donnell Hennessy 1790 - abt 1833
3rd Great grandmothers
Anne Margarete Olsdatter 1808 - ?
Catherine Gros Burbach 1763 – 1800 37
Anna Catherine Braun Schaf
Based on the current lack of death dates I cannot give the average life spans for each generation, but based on the current information in my file my great-grandmother Dorette Cristensdatter Hansen had the shortest live span, dying at the age of 30, having given birth to 7 chldren over a 10 year period.