This Wordless Wednesday post features the gravestone of Catharina Schneider, a woman, I believe, to be Heinrich Schneider’s sister. Let me tell you why.
During a recent cleaning jag, I found a stash of photos. Among those photos were some old (circa 1970-1980s) photos from the Greulich family, featuring the farm. These photos are the first I’ve seen of the farmhouse and barn up at the farm where they’re actually still standing. These photos show the farmhouse and barn, […]
A photo of the 1926 Pennsburg High School football team from the scrapbook. Do you recognize anyone?
I last wrote about an AncestryDNA match who was a possible cousin through Jacob and Catharine (___) Snyder and Jacob and Magdalena (Brey) Wolf. This post is about what I learned by mining our Shared Matches.
According to Ancestry, I have 363 DNA matches who are 4th cousins or closer. Parsing through them all to identify where we match is no small undertaking. However, sometimes it pays to spend the time building out a match’s family tree.
A Greulich family photo from the archives for this Wordless Wednesday post.
This week’s ancestor is Godfrey Wißler. He is my five times great grandfather on my mother’s side.
Lillian (Snyder) Greulich, daughter of Henry and Saraphine (Witmer) Snyder, taught school in East Greenville until the Greulichs moved to Lansdale in 1922. I’m guessing, however, that this photo was taken in the late 1890s or early 1900s based on the women’s clothing and hairstyles. If you have ancestors who lived in East Greenville about […]
Who were the important people in Jacob Schneider’s life? What can we learn about and from them? Can they point us in the direction of his or Catharine’s family? Let’s take a closer look.
Godfrey Wißler wrote his last will and testament on 23 April 1825. It was proven on 21 October 1829.1 He died before 21 October 1829.2 Based on this will, his wife Eva Catharine (Weiß) Wißler had died previously. At the time of his death, he had three living daughters, as well as the four surviving grandchildren of […]