Category Archives: Genealogy

189 years ago, Laban Jenks passed away … and then moved.

Laban Jenks, my 4 times great grandfather, passed away on 15 September 1829 in Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan at the age of 57.  Grandfather Jenks was born 11 June 1772 in Smithfield, Rhode Island to Jesse and Mary Smith Jenks.  … Continue reading

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8 Times Great Grandparents Die 1 Year Apart

328 years ago, on 10 September 1690, Elnathan Botsford passed away in Milford, Connecticut.  He was my 8 times great grandfather, the son of Henry Botsford and Elizabeth Woolhead.  On 12 December 1667, he married Hannah Baldwin also in Milford, … Continue reading

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Happy 166th Birthday, Great Grand Aunt Eva!🎂

Evelyn Roselia Seymour was born on 1 September 1852 to David Miller Seymour and Mary Parker in Genesee County, Michigan, but her true heart was in her beloved Oakland County where she shared her life with her husband, Oliver Torry … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Grandpa Weaver!🎂

It was 161 years ago (August 26, 1857) that my great grandfather, Lemuel Weaver was born in Perry County, Ohio, to Gottlieb Weber [Goodliff Weaver] and Anne Lane.  Goodliff immigrated from Württemburg and married Anne in Pennsylvania.   The relocated to … Continue reading

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Uncle Heinie Died 20 August 1970 —

  Uncle Heinie was Grandma Florence’s youngest brother.  He stayed in the family hometown of Columbus, Ohio after graduating in Pharmacy from OSU and eventually opened his own Drug Store.   Uncle Heinie married twice.  The first time to Helen Reed … Continue reading

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Great Grandparent Koontz 131st Anniversary!

It was 131 years ago (August 9, 1885) that my great grandparents, Casmear P. Koontz – call me C.P. – and Phebie Ann Gardner were married in Noble, Indiana.  The photo above was taken with the all five of their … Continue reading

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Great Aunt Essie — Happy 131st Birthday!

  Essie P. Koontz was born on 7 August 1887 in Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana, to Casmear P. (call me C.P.) Koontz and Phebie Gardner.  Aunt Essie was the older of the two children in the above photograph (the younger … Continue reading

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