Category Archives: Genealogy

Happy 174th Birthday, Uncle Columbus!

174 years ago, 17 February 1846, in Lisbon, Ohio, Columbus Washington Smith was born to Louis and Emma Grange Smith.  As we covered yesterday, on 16 February 1879, he married my Great Grandaunt Hattie, Harriett Honora J. Koontz, in Ottawa … Continue reading

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Happy 141st Anniversary, Great Grandaunt and Uncle Smith!

141 years ago, 16 February 1879, in Ottawa, Ohio, Harriett Honora J. (Hattie) Koontz (my great grandaunt), the daughter of Ezra Peter and Mary Ann Allen Koontz married Columbus Washington Smith, the son of Lewis and Emma Grange Smith.  The … Continue reading

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Herzlichen Glückwunsch, Großmutter und Großvater Weber

9 February 1796, 224 years ago, in Schomberg, Württemberg, Johann Adam Weber married Anna Barbara Holtzäpfel, the daughter of Johann Jacob Holtzäpfel and Magdalina Seegerin.  Adam and Barbara were my 3 times great grandparents!   Their children were: Johann Georg (1798), … Continue reading

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Two Family Birthdays – Two Years Apart

212 years ago, 30 January 1808, in Caroline, New York, my great great grandaunt, Diadama Jenks was born to Laban and Prudence White Jenks, my 4 times great grandparents.  Aunt Diadama was the tenth in a line of 14 children … Continue reading

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185th Anniversary of Great Great Grandparents Weaver.

185 years ago, 29 January 1835, my great great grandparents, Goodlif Weaver (nee Gottlieb Weber) and Anne Lane were wed in Washington County, Pennsylvania.  Grandfather changed his name (converted it into English)  — he could never decide if he was … Continue reading

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136th Anniversary of Cousin Albert and Lizzie Jenks

136 years ago, 26 January 1884, in Springwells, Wayne County, Michigan, Albert Arlington Jenks [my first cousin, 3 times removed] married Elizabeth Jane (Lizzie) Varnham, the daughter of William and Harriet Hollis Varnham.   Albert was the son of Leman Case … Continue reading

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Happy 339th Grandfather Hall!

In Taunton, Massachusetts, on 25 January 1681, my 7th great grandfather, George Hall, was born to Samuel and Elizabeth White Hall.  Today marks the 300th anniversary of his Jack Benny birthday (older readers will understand).  Grandfather married Lydia Dean and … Continue reading

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