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.

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SNGF: Her 3x-great-grandparents 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 19 of my 32 3x-great-grandparents.

The average birth date is 1823 with a range of 1811-1840.

The average death date is 1895 with a range of 1837-1922.

The average life expectancy for all is 71.3 years with a range of 25-99.

The average life expectancy for the males is 73.75 years.

The average life expectancy for the females is  68.43 years.  This one has an outlier for one ancestor only living to age 29.

SNGF – My Visited States Map

Today’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun is to visit https://www.gasfoodnolodging.com/visitedstates/us-canada/ and map the states you have visited.  There are several other challeng.es relating to ancestors but for today, this is all I’m doing.

We’ve been to all 50 US states and 9 Canadian states/territories.   Many of these trips involved genealogy research.  With the exception of Hawaii, Alaska, and Yukon Territory, all have been traveled by car or RV.

  • Red (that looks pink) is for states where you’ve not spent much time or seen very much.
  • Amber is for states where you’ve at least slept and seen some sights.
  • Blue is for states you’ve spent a lot of time in or seen a fair amount of.
  • Green is for states you’ve spent a great deal of time in on multiple visits.

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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.

SNGF – Where were they in 1900? (Her 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.  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.  (red is my paternal line, blue is my maternal line)

Now for the details:

HER RELATIVES

  • none of my grandparents were alive in 1900.
  • great-grandparents:
    • William Leroy Gott (1880-1944) – about 20 years old living in East Des Moines, Mahaska County, Iowa, United States.  Living with his first wife.
    • Mary Harriet Squires Marshall Gott Burton (1891-1974) about 9 years old living in Pleasant Township, Monroe County, Iowa, United States.  Living with parents Marathon and Nancy (see below 2x great-grandparents)
    • August Carl Carlsson Peterson (1868-1950) about 32 years old living in Polk Township, Wapello County, Iowa, United States.  Living with mother Bothilda Anderson (see below)
    • Anna Severina Simonson Peterson (1880-1963) about 20 years old living in Heron Lake, Jackson County, Minnesota, United States. Living with her parents Ole and Laura (see below)
    • Harry Cecil Fetherkile (1884-1980) about 16 years old living in Urbana, Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States.  Living with parents Adam and Alice (see below)
    • Lottie Maud Smith Fetherkile (1887-1926) about 13 years old living in Urbana, Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States.  Living with parents Andrew and Katherine (see below)
  • 2x great-grandparents:
    • Marathon Hattis Squires (1854-1931) about 46 years old living in Pleasant Township, Monroe County, Iowa, United States.  Living with wife Nancy (see below) and daughter Mary Harriet (see above)
    • Nancy Harriet McCain Squires (1860-1932) about 40 years old living in Pleasant Township, Monroe County, Iowa, United States.  Living with husband Marathon (see above) and daughter Mary Harriet (see above)
    • Bothelda Anderson (1839-1917) about 61 years old living in Polk Township, Wapello County, Iowa, United States.  Living with son August (see above)
    • Ole Simonson (1853-1937) about 47 years old living in Heron Lake, Jackson County, Minnesota, United States.  Living with wife Laura (see below) and daughter Anna (see above)
    • Laura Olson Simonson (1857-1942) about 43 years old living in Heron Lake, Jackson County, Minnesota, United States.  Living with husband Ole (see above) and daughter Anna (see above)
    • Adam Alexander Fetherkile (1852-1937) about 48 years old living in Urbana, Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States.  Living with wife Alice (see below) and son Harry (see above)
    • Alice Berry Fetherkile (1856-1949) about 44 years old living in Urbana, Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States.  Living with husband Adam (see above) and son Harry (see above)
    • Andrew Holt Smith (1854-1914) about 46 years old living in Urbana, Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States.  Living with wife Katherine (see below) and daughter Lottie (see above)
    • Katherine Mae Burrell Smith (1859-1942) about 41 years old living in Urbana, Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States.  Living with husband Andrew (see above) and daughter Lottie (see above)
  • 3x great-grandparents
    • Elizabeth Ruth Cross McCain (1823-1912) was about 77 years old living in Farmington, Fulton County, Illinois, United States.  Living with son Phillip McCain, possibly on West Street (census doesn’t include an address)
    • Ole Simonson (1816-1915) was about 84 years old living in Lewiston, Columbia County, Wisconsin, United States.  Living with daughter Elizabeth.
    • Sarah Morgan Wysong Fetherkile (1825-1904) was about 75 years old living in Urbana, Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States.
    • Robert Berry (1827-1911) was about 73 years old living in Urbana, Polk Township, Benton County, Iowa, United States. Living with wife Sarah.
    • Marcus Lafayette Smith (1825-1902) was about 75 years old living in Daytona, Volusia County, Florida, United States.  Living with wife Caroline (see below) on Magnolia Ave.
    • Caroline L. Fox Smith (1830-1903) was about 70 years old living in Daytona, Volusia County, Florida, United States.  Living with husband Marcus (see above) on Magnolia Ave.
    • John Louis Burrell (1821-1909) was about 79 years old living in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States.  Living with wife Caroline (see below) and daughter Lottie (see above)
    • Caroline J Colegrove Burrell (1829-1922) was about 71 years old living in Urbana, Benton County, Iowa, United States.  Living with husband John (see above) and daughter Lottie (see above)

 

Error Report Drama!

So here it is – the error report is kind of messed up.

For the first 2 people with “sex unknown” I changed their sex to female – which they are.  Since the report was generating in FTM, I made the change in Ancestry to prevent messing with the FTM tree while is was working.

When the report was finished, I also made the change in FTM.  I then synced the trees.

Guess what?  Those same 2 people now show up on the new data report as having duplicate events!  Guess the category yet??  Sex!

I assumed when I synced that it would notice that both trees have the sex as female.  Guess again!

Maybe some of my merging duplication isn’t necessarily my doing!

This is going to be a long haul!  I have decided changing it online is easier if I will need to search for supporting documents but things like sex changes are easier in FTM.

 

Is Error Report Accurate??

This has been one of the most frustrating exercises proposed as a “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun”.  My first run of the data error report yielded 48 pages.  I’ve spent close to 100 hours since that fateful report trying to clean up the stupid duplicate entries – a much needed thing but it has been a real chore.

The duplicates arose from 2 probable events.
1) at the beginning of this genealogy journey, I had each of my grandparents as a separate tree.  After several situations of not remembering how I was related to someone, I decided to merge them.  Merging gave duplicates since I didn’t want to remove any events.  I then decided to merge my line with hubby’s line. Another set of duplicates.

2) I received a GEDCOM from a cousin who is the genealogist for the family association.  I merged my tree with this one and MANY of my duplicates were from this.  This merge also gave me most of the errors of “person’s sex is unknown” and “individual has same last name as spouse”.  To think the “genealogist” would have such a messy tree was mind boggling.

So I have rerun the error report and somehow I still have 17 pages of errors.  I know that some of the “Sex Unknown” are legitimate – a baby died before death certificates were mandatory and no one remembered what sex the baby was.  Understood.

So know I question the accuracy of the error report.  I compared some of the names that I know I didn’t touch on the 48 pages of errors and now they show up as an error.   How do I trust this??

So I’m off to fix the 17 pages of errors and will not add any individuals – just fix the error, run the report again and see what happens.

I’ll let you know what happens!