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52 Ancestors, Week 31: Help. How Chief Tuccamirgan of the Delaware Tribe Helped My Ancestor Johann Philip Kaes (John Philip Case).

This week’s writing prompt word is help. I decided to write the story of how Chief Tuccamirgan of the Delaware Tribe helped and befriended my ancestor Johann Philip Kaes (John Philip Case). First a little biographical information about him: Johann … Continue reading

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German Surnames in My Family tree and German Language Studies. 52 Ancestors, Week 29: Fun Fact.

This week’s writing theme for 52 Ancestors is “Fun Fact.” Not everything in family history has to be serious. This week, we can be creative and think of something fun you’ve found during your research. With that in mind, I … Continue reading

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William G. Lyons, My 2nd Great Granduncle. 52 Ancestors, Week 27: Extended Family.

This week’s writing prompt for 52 Ancestors is Extended Family. We often focus on those people from whom we descend. But what about their siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins? They played a role in our ancestors’ lives, just like those … Continue reading

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52 Ancestors, Week 15. How Do You Spell That? My 2nd Great-Grandfather Elias “Eli” Nutick.

The surname, parentage, and links back to his homeland of my great-great grandfather Elias “Eli” Nutick have been quite evasive. His line has been a royal headache and a never-ending brick wall for decades! Now, his wife, my great-great grandmother … Continue reading

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My Ancestor Maria Thomas Badie, Gifted Two Silver Communion Beakers to The Dutch Reformed Church of Breuckelen (Brooklyn, New York) in 1684. 52 Ancestors March Theme: Females. Week 10: Worship.

My ancestor Maria Thomas Badie was a wealthy woman who was married three times. In surviving legal documents, Maria used Thomas or Badie as her surname, not those of her husbands. (1) In records, the most common variants of her name … Continue reading

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Ragtime Composer (Cousin) Percy Wenrich. 52 Ancestors – Week 5 and February Theme – Branching Out

The theme for February 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks is Branching Out. One way to take this week and month’s theme of branching out is to write about collateral relatives – those that share the same family descent as me … Continue reading

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My Lozier/Losure/Loser/Looser/Loeser Ancestors from Oberriexingen, Germany (and related lines)

My maternal 3rd great-grandparents Joseph Losure and Sarah Lozier were 1st cousins. The furthest I can take this line back is to my 8th great-grandfather Elias Looser. He was born about 1663 in Oberriexingen, Ludwigsburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. I found one … Continue reading

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