Happy Birthday Guttorm Hillson Wenaas

Guttorm Hillson Wenaas (1828-1913)

Guttorm Hillson Wenaas was born on 17 Dec 1828 in Nes i Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway as the third child of Hallstein Nilson Haugveie and Ingerid Torleivsdtr Imré. He had eight siblings, namely: Jorgan, Guttorm, Nels, Jørønd, Jorand, Kari, Kari, and Ingeri. Guttorm was baptized on 18 Jan 1829 in Nes i Hallingdal, Buskerud, Norway.

What was his real name? He was sometimes known as Guttorm Hallsteinson Venaas. He was sometimes called Guttorm Hilson. He was sometimes called Guttorm Hillson. Names of our Norwegian ancestors can get confusing. Back in Norway, they used a naming system by … Continue reading

Happy Birthday George Lyon

George Lyon (1662-1694)

George Lyon was born on 16 Dec 1662 in Dorchester, Suffolk, Massachusetts as the first child of George Lyon and Hannah Tolman. He had four siblings, namely: Thomas, Henry, Hannah, and Edward.

When he was young, he moved with is parents to Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

When he was 25, he married Thankful Badcock, daughter of Robert Badcock … Continue reading

Going back 75 years to 13 December 1942

Most days of most lives are “ordinary.” But, our ordinary is likely very different than the ordinary of our ancestors. Though, in some ways things are probably similar. I’m using a random number generator to decide how many years to go back in time.  The intent is to see which ancestors were living, where they lived, the basics of what was going on in their lives, and what was going on in the world around them.

13 December 2017 – Wednesday

Here in 2017, we are counting down the days to Christmas. In Southern Minnesota, we only have a dusting of … Continue reading

Happy Birthday Georg Adam Stadler

Georg Adam Stadler (1804-1864)

Georg Adam Stadler was born on 08 Dec 1804 in Mörtelstein, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, and baptized a day later in the Lutheran Church. He was the second child of Johann Georg Kaspar Stadler and Anna Barbara Gerhard. He had three siblings, namely: Johann Philipp, Philipp Heinrich, and Catharina Rosina.

When he was 29, he married Katharina Barbara Muench, daughter of Johann Georg Muench and Margaretha Baier, on 29 Dec 1833 in Mörtelstein, Neckar-Odenwald-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

Georg Adam Stadler and Katharina Barbara Muench had the following children:

  • Johann Adam Stadler was born on 25 Jul 1834 in … Continue reading
  • Happy Birthday Mildred Holland

    Mildred Holland (1779-1854)

    Today is the 238th anniversary of the birth of Mildred Holland. She was called Milly.

    I thought about skipping Milly in my series of birthday posts, and to be honest, I started this a year ago and then just couldn’t bring myself to celebrate her birthday in November 2016. But, remembering the trouble that Ben Affleck and Henry Louis Gates got into by leaving out parts of Ben’s family history in his segment on the PBS series, Finding Your Roots, I decided I had to face Milly and tell her story without skipping anything. Plus, while on … Continue reading

    Going back 347 years to 15 November 1670

    Most days of most lives are “ordinary.” But, our ordinary is likely very different than the ordinary of our ancestors. Though, in some ways things are probably similar. I’m using a random number generator to decide how many years to go back in time.  The intent is to see which ancestors were living, where they lived, the basics of what was going on in their lives, and what was going on in the world around them.

     

    Going back to 1670 has proven to be much more difficult than my first post in this series when we went back to … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Edward Morris III

    Edward Morris (1688-1769)

    Edward Morris was born on 09 Nov 1688 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts as the third child, and only son, of Edward Morris and Elizabeth Bowen. He had six siblings, namely: Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Grace, Abigail, Susanna, and Prudence. As a child, he moved with his family to, what is now, Woodstock, Windham, Connecticut. Back then, it was called Woodstock, Massachusetts. The town was originally within Massachusetts. In 1713, a new survey put the town into Connecticut, but an agreement was made to keep the town under the jurisdiction of Massachusetts.

    For this post, I’ve titled him, “Edward … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Joanna Friedericke Streich

    Joanna Friedericke Streich (1824-1906)

    Joanna Friedericke Streich was born on 08 Nov 1824 in Dobberphul, Pommern, Prussia. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church on 21 Nov 1824 in Dobberphul, Pommern, Prussia. She was the fourth child of Johann Friederick Streich and Maria Elizabeth Luise Liesener. She had three siblings, namely: Dorothea Sophia, Maria Louisa, and Gottfried.

    When she was 23, Joanna married Gottfried Friederick Draeger, son of Michael Friederick Dräger and Christina Bohn, on 13 Nov 1848 in Evangelical Church, Dobberphul, Pommern, Prussia. She was known as Friedericke and he was known as Friederick.

    Gottfried Friederick Draeger and Joanna … Continue reading

    Happy Day Peder Christianson Paaverud

    Peter Christianson Paaverud was believed to have been born in 1697, but an exact date of birth is not known. This is true for many of our “Christianson” ancestors and one of the reasons that they aren’t getting as much press as members of other families on our tree. But, since there weren’t any other birthdays left to celebrate this week, we’ll recognize Peder with a posting even though it isn’t his birthday.

    Peder Christianson Paaverud (1697-    )

    Peder Christianson Paaverud was born in 1697 on the Paaverud farm in Flå, Buskerud, Norway as the child of Guri and … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Jerusha Bennett

    Jerusha Bennett (circa 1811 – 1849)

    Happy Birthday Jerusha! We know you had a birthday sometime. We just don’t know the day or exact year of your birth. So, today is your day to be remembered despite the lack of records to tell us the exact dates.

    Jerusha Bennett was born about 1811 in New York as the third child of John Bennett and Sarah “Sally” Rockwell. She had eight siblings, namely: Milla Atwood, Comfort, Deborah, Thomas, Josiah, Hannah, Elias, and Miles Covell. The oldest sister, Milla, was a half-sister. Their shared mother, Sally Rockwell, had been married to Benjamin … Continue reading