Week 45. Do you realize that means there are only 7 more weeks?!
The optional theme for Week 45 was “Free” — basically pick your own theme! (So if an optional theme is “pick your own,” is that really “optional”? I’ll let you ponder on that one )
Leave your links to your Week 45 posts in the comments below. Also, be sure to look at the posts from Weeks 43 and 44!
Upcoming Optional Weekly Themes:
- Week 46 (November 12-18) – Changes.
- Week 47 (November 19-25) – Sporting.
- Week 48 (November 26-December 2) – Thankful.
I picked “nur nicht verzweifeln” or don’t despair: I had a rough time getting this written with correct source citations. I came to realize there are still avenues open to me for researching the German families. This is the last German family group in this generation. The next four sets of 3rd great-grandparents will take me back to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Whew!
52 Ancestors: #45 The WAGNER-KERSCHT Family
by Cathy Meder-Dempsey at Opening Doors in Brick Walls
I wrote about a Civil War memorial I photographed for Heather Wilkinson Rojo’s Honor Roll Project and why I didn’t believe what was engraved on it. The memorial was correct and I was wrong!
John Quincy MARR (1825-1861)
First KIA of the Civil War
John Marr is not a known ancestor of mine.
Eve MANBECK (GUTSHALL)
My theme this week and the next two weeks is “Where There’s a Will” as I read the wills of three generations of Manbecks–ancestors of my husband and a German immigrant family. It is not usual to find a woman’s will in the early 19th century. Eve’s will shows that she was a caretaker all her life–and after death as well.
My post this week was about a third great-grandfather, Samuel GREELE(Y), who was married four times, but isn’t buried with any of his wives (who are all buried in different cemeteries).
Samuel Greeley (1783-1861)
I also want to share that I have now written about all 32 of my third great-grandparents (or those I hadn’t written about previously) because of this blogging challenge. See New Landing Page For My 32 Third Great-Grandparents about the creation of a new landing page with links to posts about these thirty-two ancestors.
When we learned in school that desire for religious freedom was one of the main driving forces for immigration into America I had no idea that so many members of my own family came here for just that reason. This week I chose the theme of “Religious Freedom” and wrote about my 10th great grandfather Chad Brown, one of the founders of Providence, RI.
I wrote about 3 men that served in World War I.
I couldn’t help but choose the theme “veteran” this week so I could write about my maternal great uncle, a Canadian WWI veteran:
MAY, Major Frederick Farrer enlisted as Captain in the 26th New Brunswick Battalion early in Nov 1914. He was seriously wounded near Ypres in Oct 1915 after only a month at the front. He later married my maternal grandfather’s sister Mabel ANDREW, but they had no children of their own. Lest we forget.
Since it is November, I chose the theme Movember and focused on my 2nd-great-grandfather Carl Joseph Schneider and his impressive moustache.
SCHNEIDER – 52 Ancestors: Week 45 “Movember”: Carl Joseph Schneider
I am currently on a Trans-Atlantic cruise and we were in Bermuda on Thursday and Friday, so I wrote about the PORTEOUS family who migrated from the UK to Bermuda in the mid/late 1920s
I wrote about a never before seen tin-type photo I found cleaning out my father’s house last week. Looking for others thoughts on whether I’ve determined who they are.
Hidden Family Treasure – (week 45 – 2015)
I wrote about my grand-uncle, older brother of my maternal grandfather, whose death was a mystery to me as a child. As I got older, I wondered if it was fact or fiction.
James William WILSON (1888-1943) : “Died in a gutter in Colorado”
My 3x great grandmother Sarah Kemp (1823-1903)
YOUNGLOVE, Samuel – witnessed a violent attack – all over keeping sheep. http://mymaineancestry.blogspot.com/2015/11/witness-to-violent-altercation-52.html?spref=tw
DORFLER Johann Georg Dorfler (1732-1790), Suicide
Suicide is unsettling and frightening – and incredibly sad to find it happened to an ancestor.
A little behind the times but my free theme for week 45 is posted on my blog herehttp://myhistorypath.blogspot.com.au/
BROUGHTON/MITCHELL – For this week, I featured my 5th Great Grandmother, Nancy (Broughton) Mitchell (1762-1849) and wondered about her origin – some say she was born a Broughton, others that she was found as a baby or young child in a fort that had been attacked by Indians and raised by Jesse and Mary (Hawkins) Broughton. My Pinterest board address here:
For a partial list of surnames I’m researching, check out my Ancestry profile page by searching for “pattidi123” in the member directory.
Week # 45 I wrote about my 1st cousin 3x removed Willis Harvey Jones Sr. of Morehead City, NC. http://www.howdidigetheremyamazinggenealogyjourney.com/2015/12/52-ancestors-2015-edition-45-willis.html