Dale Earnhardt – not the first really fast relative …


So, We’re Related thinks Dale Earnhardt is my 9th cousin!  We link up through our MRCA, Jacobus Schaeffer (1657-1714), the great great grandfather of John Backus (1750-1823), the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage and my 4 times great grandfather.  The impressive entry in the proposed lineage between John and Jacobus is Jacobus’ son, Johann Georg Schaeffer (1691-1733) who apparently fathered a daughter, Catherina Scheffer (1700-1732) at AGE 9!  Whoever set up this lineage just slammed names and ignored that the life span of the person meant they were not a fit.


About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related"
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