SNGF – Immigrant Ancestor Time Span

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans:  It’s Saturday Night again – time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1)  Reader Doug Greenhill suggested this challenge:  “What is the time span between your first known immigrant direct ancestor to your last known immigrant direct ancestor?”

2)  Tell us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post or in a status line on Facebook.  Leave a comment with a link to your blog post if you write one.

Her Direct Ancestor Time Span

My first known direct immigrant ancestors arrived on the Mayflower in 1620.  They are:

  • John Howland
  • Elizabeth Tilley Howland
  • Joan Hurst Tilley
  • John Tilley
  • William Brewster
  • Mary Brewster

My most recent direct ancestor immigrant is my great-grandfather Carl August Peterson (1868-1950).  He arrived in the United States from Sweden in 1881.

1881-1620= 261 years time span.

His Direct Ancestor Time Span

My husband’s first known direct immigrant ancestor may have arrived during the late 1600’s or early 1700’s.  The earliest documented ancestor in the United States is his 7x great-grandfather Ephraim Overman (?-1732).  Ephraim was a member of the Quaker church in 1708 in North Carolina.

His most recent direct immigrant ancestor is his grandmother Margaret Gospodnetich Matulich (1896-1974).  She arrived in the United States from Croatia in 1920.

1920-1708= 212 years time span.

 

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SNGF – His Ancestors in SSDI

Genea-Musings Saturday Night Genealogy Fun!
It’s Saturday Night again – time for some more Genealogy Fun!!

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):

1)  Michael John Neill wrote a blog post this week listing his ancestors that have an entry in the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).  He had seven ancestors in the SSDI.

2)  This week, review your files and determine which of your ancestors have an entry in the Social Security Death Index (free on FamilySearch.org – see https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1202535).  How many do you have?

3)  Tell us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, in a status line on Facebook or Google Plus.  Leave a comment with a link to your blog post if you write one.

7 officially found, 8 if you include Dad

Father:  John Michael Matulich (1930-2015) Index only goes to 2014 but I’m assuming he would show up.

Grandfather:  Mark Paul Matulich (1890-1979)
Grandmother:  Margaret Gospodnetich Matulich (1896-1974)
Grandmother:  Violet Alene Farley Petersen Pemberton (1911-1995)
Why isn’t the other grandfather found??

Great Grandfather:  Alfred Adams Farley (1874-1962)
Great Grandmother:  Lurena Dell Hill Farley (1881-1965)
Great Grandfather:   Christian Simon Petersen (1874-1953)

Great Great Grandfather:  John Alvin Hill (1852-1944)

 

SNGF: His 3x-great-grandparent lifespans

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This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun (Sunday afternoon really!) is to determine the birth date, death date, and life span for your 3x-great-grandparents.

I have the names and most of the dates on hubby’s 10 of the 32 3x-great-grandparents.  We do not have any for his paternal line at this level and incomplete information for 2 of these 10.

The average birth date is 1822 with a range of 1811-1834.

The average death date is 1897 with a range of 1847-1914.

The average life expectancy for all is 75.1 years with a range of 34-90.

The average life expectancy for the males is 65.75 years.

The average life expectancy for the females is 84.5 years.

SNGF Where were they in 1900? – His Ancestors

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible! music) is to:

1)  Where were your ancestors in the year 1900?  Make a list with their ages and location (with the street  address if you know it).

2)  Share your information in your own blog post, in a comment on this post, or on Facebook or Google+.  Please leave a link to your post in a comment to this post.

I have 23 direct ancestors who were alive in 1900.  See post here.  This only includes those who I’ve been able to find actual dates.

Hubby has 18 direct ancestors who were alive in 1900.   Some of his may have been living in other countries and I have not included them if I do not have an actual death date.

Locations based on 1900 Federal Census unless otherwise noted.  Address included if known.

Here’s a map showing their locations.

Now for the details:

HIS RELATIVES

  • grandparents
    • Mark Matulich (1890-1979) was about 10 years old living in Dol, island of Brac, Croatia.  Living with parents we assume.
    • Margaret Gospodnetic Matulich (1896-1974) was about 4 years old living in Dol, island of Brac, Croatia.  Living with parents we assume.
  • great-grandparents
    • Paul Matulic living in Dol, island of Brac, Croatia.  Maybe someone knows their dates!
    • Margaret Peruzovic Matulic living in Dol, island of Brac, Croatia.  We assume she was still alive but unknown for sure.
    • Ante Gospodnetic living in Dol, island of Brac, Croatia.
    • Katarina, wife of Ante, living in Dol, island of Brac, Croatia
    • Christian Simon Petersen (1874-1953) was about 26 years old living in Odence, Vrensted, Borglum Herred, Denmark.  Living with wife Vilhelmine Josepha Augusta Hansen and children.
    • Jennie Martina Mattson Petersen (1878-1925) was about 22 years old living in United States (somewhere between Boston and Los Angeles working as domestic help)
    • Alfred Farley (1874-1962) was about 26 years old living in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States.  Living with mother Helen (see below) and brother On Emerson St.
    • Lurena Hill Farley (1881-1965) was about 19 years old living in Arapahoe, Furnas County, Nebraska, United States.  Living with parents John and Eva Hill (see below)
  • 2x great-grandparents
    • Christian Ferdinand Pedersen (1850-1922) was about 50 years old living in Borglum, Denmark with wife Karen (see below)
    • Karen Marie Hansen (1855-1942) was about 45 years old living in Borglum, Denmark with husband Christian (see above)
    • Bengt Metteson (1846-1913) was about 54 years old living in Ryd, Sweden with wife Elin (see below).
    • Elin Jonsdotter (1857-1939) was about 43 years old living in Ryd, Sweden with husband Bengt (see above)
    • Helen Hadlock Adams Farley (1833-1915) was about 67 years old living in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States.  Living with son Alfred (see above) on Emerson St.
    • John Alvin Hill (1852-1944) was about 48 years old living in Arapahoe, Furnas County, Nebraska, United States.  Living with wife Evangeline (see below) and daughter Lurena (see above)
    • Evangeline St. Clair Huff Hill (1856-1927) was about 44 years old living in Arapahoe, Furnas County, Nebraska, United States.  Living with husband John and daughter Lurena (see above)
  • 3x great-grandparents
    • Karin Mandotter (1828-1913) about 72 years old living in Kronoberg, Sweden.
    • Jonathan Hill (1821-1901) about 79 years old living in Edison Village, Furnas County, Nebraska, United States.  Living with wife Elizabeth (see below) and daughter
    • Elizabeth Overman Hill (1824-1914) about 76 years old living in Edison Village, Furnas Count, Nebraska, United States.  Living with husband Jonathan (see above) and daughter.
    • Townsend Berkeley Huff (1830-1904) about 70 years old living in Oxford Precinct, Furnas County, Nebraska, United States.  Living with wife Nancy (see below) and son.
    • Nancy Talbert Huff (1834-1912) about 66 years old living in Oxford Precinct, Furnas County, Nebraska, United States.  Living with husband Townsend (see above) and son.

52 Relatives in 2018 #3 Evelyn Mary – the new addition!

Evelyn Mary (last name intentionally left off – I think you can figure out why!)

relationship: His and Hers granddaughter!!

birth:  12 January 2018  to Kiddo #1 and her hubby

named after:  Evelyn is her maternal 2x great-grandmother’s middle name and Mary is her paternal 2x great-grandmother’s name.

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Slave Roll Name Project – Sampson [Hasket]

The Slave Name Roll Project goal is to recognize slaves mentioned in various documents with the ultimate goal of helping African-American genealogy researchers break through brick walls they encounter before the 1870 census.

The information they gather is:

  1. Name of the enslaved (usually only a given name)
  2. Name of the slave owner
  3. Source of the information (will, estate inventory, court case, deed, etc.)
  4. Date and location of the source information

Here is another page of tax records for Perquimans County, North Carolina (1775)

  1. Sampson and Venus (Venus previously mentioned on 1772 Tax Record)
  2. Mary Hasket
  3. 1775 Tax Record for Perquimans County, North Carolina (page 4)
  4. http://perqtax3.homestead.com/files/perq1775.html

Slave Name Roll Project – Mingo and Judah [Hasket]

The Slave Name Roll Project goal is to recognize slaves mentioned in various documents with the ultimate goal of helping African-American genealogy researchers break through brick walls they encounter before the 1870 census.

The information they gather is:

  1. Name of the enslaved (usually only a given name)
  2. Name of the slave owner
  3. Source of the information (will, estate inventory, court case, deed, etc.)
  4. Date and location of the source information

 

  1. Mingo and Judah
  2. John Hasket of Perquimans County, North Carolina
  3. 1772 Tax Records of Perquimans County, North Carolina
  4. accessed 6 Sep 2017 at  http://perqtax.homestead.com/files/perq1772.html