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

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

    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

    Happy Baptism Anniversary Samuel Camfield

    Samuel Camfield (1645-1690)


    Samuel Camfield was born about Oct 1645 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut as the first child of Matthew Camfield and Sarah Treat. He had eight siblings, namely: Sarah, Ebenezer, Matthew, Hannah, Rachel, Jonathan, Ruth, and Mary. Samuel Camfield was baptized on 19 Oct 1645 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. The surname, Camfield, has also been written Canfield, Campfield, or Campphield. The book, A History of Thomas Canfield and of Matthew Camfield with a Genealogy of their Descendants in New Jersey, lists thirty different spellings for the name in America.

    We don’t know the exact date of Samuel’s … Continue reading

    Happy Birthday Emilie Friedericke Luise Draeger

    Emilie Friedericke Luise Draeger (1850-1910)

    Emilie Friedericke Luise Draeger was born on 12 Oct 1850 in Dobberphul, Pommern, Prussia as the second child of Gottfried Friederick Draeger and Joanna Friedericke Streich. She had six siblings, namely: Carl August Ferdinand, Carl Friedrich, August Wilhelm, Charles Frederick, Wilhelmina, and Mathilda Louisa Frederika. Her older brother, Carl August Ferdinand, and next brother, Carl Friedrich, both died as infants in Prussia.

    Emilie’s hometown of Dobberphul is the northwestern part of modern-day Poland. When the Draeger family lived there, it was in Prussia, but the town is now called Pyrzyce and is in Poland … Continue reading