This week’s ancestor is Godfrey Wißler. He is my five times great grandfather on my mother’s side.
I wrote a post about my ancestor Rachel Jones, wife of Jacob Witmer, back in 2014. I did not have information regarding her parents. At the time I postulated that Henry Jones was Rachel’s father, but I did not know the name of his wife. I’m still looking for evidence of who she was.
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?
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.
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 […]
How many interfamily marriages do you have in your genealogy database? I currently have 79 couples. Just an interesting fun fact, right? Not so fast. Interfamily marriage is defined as marriage between people with common ancestors, aka cousin marriage, and this is how pedigree collapse occurs. Pedigree Collapse What is pedigree collapse, you ask. If […]
I hypothesized the Jacob and Catharine (___) Snyder of Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania were the parents of Henry Snyder (1792-1860) in a previous post. What have I learned since then? Come find out.
Based on research that I wrote about in Joseph Snyder (1826-1895)—Who’s Your Daddy?, The Greulich Farm, and Part II: The Greulich Farm, I’ve determined that Heinrich Snyder was the father of Joseph Snyder, my 3x great grandfather. Henry died intestate, but deed records state directly that Henry was the father of Joel, Joseph, Lucianna, and Sophia.1 The […]
In my last post about the Greulich farm, I compared the metes and bounds from two documents and determined that there was a significant overlap between the two tracts of land. In searching for a photo to use for the post, I found additional deeds. This post examines what I learned from those deeds.