Monday, August 10, 2009

Saturday Night Fun!

Saturday night Randy Seaver's put forth his next challenge. Unfortunately, since I was away at my family reunion, I didn't get a chance to see that challenge until just a few minutes ago!!! As my Grandpa Dreher used to say, "Girl, you're always a day late and a dollar short!" To which I'd reply, "Better late than never, Grandpa!"

Here;s Randy's challenge:

"Do you have a pedigree chart that shows you as #1 and goes back five generations? If not, you should make one! Fire up your software program and create a report and save it (you'll see why in am inute!).

Here is your SNGF assignment for the evening (if you choose to accept it - this is not stump the genealogist or even Mission Impossible):

1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents in pedigree chart order. List their birth and death years and places.

2) Figure out the dominant ethnicity or nationality of each of them.

3) Calculate your ancestral ethnicity or nationality by adding them up for the 16 - 6.25% for each (obviously, this is approximate).

4) If you don't know all 16 of your great-great-grandparents, then do it for the last full generation you have.

5) Write your own blog post, or make a comment on Facebook or in this post."

So, for Randy, and my readers, here are my great-great-grandparents:

[1] William M. Bean - b. 18 Sep 1792, Baltimore, MD; d. 1 Jan 1864, Wiseman's Hollow, Potts Creek, Monroe, West Virginia [Unknown]
[2] Rachel Wiseman - b. 23 Apr 1790 Rockbridge County, Virginia, d. 7 Nov 1856, Potts Creek, Monroe, Virginia [English]

[3] Samuel PERKINS - b. 21 Apr 1778 Virginia, d. 19 Jan 1854, Ft. Spring, Greenbrier, Virginia [English]
[4] Elizabeth Tuckwiller - b. 8 Nov 1779, Greenbrier County, Virginia, d. 28 Jul 1867, Ft Spring, Greenbrier, West Virginia [English]

[5] Richard C. FAUDREE - b. 1834, Halifax, Virginia; d. 1 Jan 1902, Sweet Springs, Monroe, West Virginia [German]
[6] Mary Margaret Wickline - b. 1831, Monroe County, Virginia; d. unknown [English]

[7] George W. CARNEFIX - b. 1831, Virginia; d. 1865, West Virginia [Unknown]
[8] Mary Susan DAUGHERTY - b. 1834, Monroe County, Virginia; d. unknown [English]

[9] Gottleib DREHER - b. 1830, Germany; d: Jan 1893, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky [German]
[10] Sarah HUNSINGER - b. 1829, Germany; d. 15 Sep 1900, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky [German]

[11]John BENZEL - b. 11 Jan 1835, Prussia; d. 18 Jan 1899, Bedford, Bedford, Indiana [German]
[12] Wilhelmina LAMBRECHT - b. 25 May 1835, Germany; d. 7 Mar 1924, Bedford, Bedford, Indiana [German]

[13] Isidore BANET - 27 Sep 1832, France; d. 30 May 1901, Floyd Knobs, Floyd, Indiana [French]
[14] Rosalie SPRIGLER - b. 25 Jul 1836, Floyd Knobs, Floyd, Indiana; d. 23 Feb 1904, Floyd Knobs, Floyd, Indiana [French]

[15] Joseph EVE - b. 11 Jan 1829, France; d. 8 Jan 1892, New Albany, Floyd, Indiana [French]
[16] Annette [Unknown] - b. 12 Feb 1840, Indiana; d. 1 May 1870, Floyd County, Indiana [Unknown]

And my dominant nationality? Remember the "Heinz 57" joke? That's me in a nutshell!

Here are the stat's:

Unknown: 18.75%
French 18.75%
English: 31.25%
German: 31.25%

And where do your ancestors come from???

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