Where are you Harry Raymond? 52 Ancestors Week 30: Challenging

Amy Crow Johnson’s 52 Ancestors 2015 theme this week is CHALLENGING. I have several brick wall ancestors but the one I have been wrestling with lately is my 2nd great grandfather, Harry Raymond. Dear 2nd Great Grandpa Harry, You seem to have a very good hiding place because I have been searching and searching with … More Where are you Harry Raymond? 52 Ancestors Week 30: Challenging

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Ancestor With Most Census Entries

Randy Seaver of Gena-Musings has a Saturday night assignment: Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 1) Do you know which of your ancestors appears the most times in the Census records? How many years? Are there duplicate entries? 2) Describe that ancestor’s entries in the … More Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Ancestor With Most Census Entries

The Story of John Jagdfeld

John Jagdfeld is my great grandfather.  He was born September 24, 1858 in Germany to Gottfried Jagdfeld and Margaretha Schingen.  He was christened at Kirchberg KR. Juelich, Rheinland, Preussen, Germany and his name on this document is Johan Hubert.  He is the 5th of eight children. The first five were sons born in Germany (Christian, Nicholas, Caspar, Arnold, and … More The Story of John Jagdfeld