Sunday, July 17, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- 16 Great Great Grandparents!

Ah, Genea-folks, it's Saturday Night again - are you ready for more Genealogy Fun?

Your mission tonight, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  List your 16 great-great-grandparents with their birth, death and marriage data (dates and places).  [Hint - you might use an Ancestral Name List from your software for this.]

2)  Determine the countries (or states) that these ancestors lived in at their birth and at their death.

3)  For extra credit, go make a "Heritage Pie" chart for the country of origin (birth place) for these 16 ancestors. [Hint: you could use the  chart generator from Kid Zone for this.] [Note: Thank you to Sheri Fenley for the "Heritage Pie" chart idea.]

4.  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a post on Facebook or google+.

Here's mine:

My 16 Great-great grandparents are:

16.    Joseph Heinrich Horoch, born 2 Feb 1804 in Westfalen[1] and died 5 Oct 1857 in Westfalen.  He married Maria Catherine Trösster 2 Aug 1835 in Westfalen.

17.    Maria Catharine Trösster, born 25 Dec 1813 in Westfalen and died 18 Jan 1874 in Westfalen.

18.    Vincent Sievert, born 24 Jan 1823 in Posen[2] and died 23 Jan 1890 in Joliet, Illinois.  He married Susanna Raduntz 10 Feb 1850 in Posen.

19.    Susanna Raduntz, born 1832 in Posen and died 11 Mar 1911 in Hamilton, Montana.

20.    Jeremiah Sullivan, born in County Cork, Ireland and died 6 Nov 1888 in Minnesota.  He married Mary Sheehan in Ireland.

21.    Mary Sheehan, born in County Cork, Ireland and died 24 Feb 1892 in Minnesota.

22.    John Gleeson, born 25 Feb 1835 in Ontario, Canada and died 21 Apr 1915 in Porland, Oregon.  He married Margaret Tierney 15 Feb 1858 in Ontario, Canada.

23.    Margaret Tierney, born 24 Apr 1835 in Ontario, Canada and died 26 may 1920 in Vancouver, Washington.

24.    Rueben Mack Johnston, born 18 Apr 1841 in Alabama and died 4 May 1924 in Gustine, Texas.  He married Olivia Jane Jones 23 Dec 1879 in Comanche County, Texas.

25.    Olivia Jane Jones, born 22 Feb 1859 in Mississippi and died 11 Dec 1914 in Gustine, Texas.

26.    Peter H. Hutson, born 22 Dec 1853 in Georgia and died 9 Oct 1930 in Comanche Co, Texas.  He married Sarah Helena Selman 11 Sep 1879 in Hood County, Texas.

27.    Sarah Helena Selman, born 27 Sep 1858 in Cherokee County, Texas and died 26 Sep 1916 in Throckmorton County, Texas.

28.    William Carl Lancaster, born 21 Jul 1873 in Rockwall City, Texas and died 17 Dec 1946 in Stephenville, Texas.  He married Martha Jane Coor 19 Mar 1892 in Erath County, Texas.

29.    Martha Jane Coor, born 10 May 1873 in Chrystal Springs, Mississippi and died 15 Sep 1942 in Stephenville, Texas.

30.    Ebenezer Loveless, born 8 Feb 1851 in Georgia and died 27 Jan 1929 in Rotan, Texas.  He married Eliza A. Rogers 18 Mar 1871 in Chattooga County, Georgia.

31.    Eliza A. Rogers, born May 1854 in South Carolina and died 27 Aug 1907 in Faulkner County, Arkansas.

The birthplaces of my 16 great-great-grandparents are:

*  USA 8 (1 Alabama, 2 Georgia, 2 Mississippi, 1 South Carolina, 2 Texas)
*  Germany – 4
*  Ireland -- 2
*  Canada - 2

Here is my "Heritage Pie" chart:

[1] Present day Germany
[2] Present day Poland

Copyright © 2011 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past


  1. I always enjoy reading the Saturday Night Genealogy fun challenges.
    This post reminded me of what I my son said when I was explaining to him about his 9th g-grandfather and the land in owned in VA. He asked me to go over how he was related and I told him the linear links from him to this ancestor. then he laughed and said 'so he is just one of my thousands of great grandparents...." I replied...well, I guess they do exponentially expand with each generation, but I think thousands is a bit exagerated. His reply - 'but he might have that mnay decendants'.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  2. Greetings and welcome to! I'm a newbie to the community and I can say with certainty that you will enjoy all that this EXCELLENT community has to offer (if you haven't explored the site fully). Your pie chart looks WONDERFUL and it seems that Randy's Saturday Challenge was a fun one because I've seen quite a few heritage pie charts this evening. Again, welcome!


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