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 […]
For week three of my 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks, I’m focusing on Lydia (Markley) Kline. Who were her parents?
Philip Kline (1799-1877) is the topic of week two’s 52 ancestors in 52 weeks. Just what do I know about him?
A photo of three generations of descendants of Reverend Frederick Waage: his eldest son Dr. Charles T. Waage (bearded), grandson Eugene Waage (Charles’ son), and great granddaughter Helen Wieder, daughter of Edwin J. and Mary Catharine (Waage) Wieder. Eugene was the son of Charles T. and his first wife Mary Ann Heisler. Mary Catharine, Helen’s […]
I’ve written before about my three times great grandfather Reverend Frederick Waage. However, I recently came across an article written about him by his son which provides more information regarding Rev. Waage’s early life.
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.