Category Archives: Genealogy

Happy 186th Birthday. Grandfather Lee!

Charles Norton Lee, my great great grandfather, was born 13 March 1833 in Oakland County, Michigan to Horatio and Hannah Munn Lee.  On Christmas Day, 1855, he married Esther Jenks at her father’s home in Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan.  The … Continue reading

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Follow up on Grandpa Gardner

It appears Grandpa Gardner gave himself a belated birthday present in 1904.  On 11 March 1904, his divorce from his third wife, Mary McConnell was final.  They married on 26 March 1890 in Ligonier, Indiana, and it was apparently not … Continue reading

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Happy 186th, Great Great Grandfather Gardner!

On 10 March 1833, Wilhelm Gotthardt Gaertner, was born to Alexander Gaertner and Christina Regina Bauer in Klein Ingersheim, Württemberg.  Grandpa Gardner as he was known to his family, lived a very interesting life. Wilhelm Gardner came from Northern Germany … Continue reading

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Happy 269th Grandmother Munn!

Desire Hitchcock was born to Moses and Bethiah Hitchcock on 5 March 1750 in Brimfield, Massachusetts.  She married Noah Munn, Sr. on 7 December 1769, also in Brimfield.  Noah and Desire were my 5 times great grandparents.  Their children (8) … Continue reading

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Remembering Aunt Teen –

  Christiana Weaver Rinehart Schwartz passed away 85 years ago, 25 February 1934, in Columbus, Franklin Co, Ohio.  Aunt Teen was my great grandfather, Lemuel Weaver’s sister.  She and Uncle David had no children and she took a great interest … Continue reading

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Happy 206th Birthday, Uncle Clarence!

  February 20, 1813, marks the 206th anniversary of Milton Clarence Botsford, my half first cousin, 5 times removed.   He was born in Salisbury, Connecticut to Lemuel and Lucy Smith Botsford.  He passed away on 15 November 1883 in Clarenceville, Wayne … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day in the Family

Checking my database for marriages on this date, 14 February, I have a number of entries: Timothy Botsford [Eighth Grand Uncle] – Mary Peck {Eighth Grand Aunt] (1704) Caleb Hotckkiss [Eighth Grand Uncle] – Mehitable Crttenden [Eighth Grand Aunt] (1705) … Continue reading

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