Olga Roehlke is my great grandmother. She was born November 15, 1868 in Bromberg, Posen, Prussia to Andrew Roehlke and Susanna Thrin. Olga is the 4th of 9 children: Emil 1863, Helena 1865, Adolph 1867, Olga 1868, Alvina 1870, Ida 1872, Herrman 1874, Emma 1876, and Martha 1881. The family emigrated in 1879 aboard the Herder … More The Story of Olga Roehlke
This weeks 52 Weeks Challenge from Amy Crow Johnson is Non-Population census. These include agriculture, industry and manufactures. I had never searched in this database before this challenge so I decided to look at the farmers in the family from New York. I started with the Bostwick family and was fortunate to find a father … More Jabez and Jabez Jr: 52 Weeks Challenge: Non-Population special census
This week’s 52 Ancestors Challenge from Amy Crow Johnson is Defective, Dependent and Delinquent. There was a special census schedule in 1880 looking for Defective, Dependent and Delinquent individuals. I looked for someone in the 1880 census but found no one with that marked off. I did however, find someone in the 1860 census. The … More Elizabeth – 52 Ancestors Challenge 2015 : Week 33
I started researching my family tree in February 2015. The information I had to start with were first and last names back to my Great Grandparents. I heard that my dad’s grandparents on his mom’s side were from Germany and his dad’s grandparents came from Ireland through Canada. I learned that my mom’s grandparents on … More How Many Grandparents Have I Found?
Alpha Josephine Wilkins is my great grandmother. She was born to Thomas Wilkins and Christine Pearson on May 18, 1880 in Burlington, Iowa. She is the fourth of either five or six children. Her mother was previously married and had a child Teresa Hammerstrom in 1870. After Christine married Thomas, they had Alma 1876, Hugh … More The Story of Alpha Wilkins
Charles Jabez Bostwick is my great grandfather born October 30, 1878 in Soquel, California. He is the only child of John Day Bostwick (New York) and Ida Shelby (California). His mother died when he was 11 months old and I told her story here. His father remarried one year later to Delphine Valencia and they … More The Story of Charles Jabez Bostwick