Captain Peter Wright, Esq. is my 6th great grandfather. Although he is a very well-known American Revolutionary patriot, and was a prominent resident of his community in Shaftsbury, VT, his ancestry is unknown. There is spotty evidence of Peter’s father being Joseph Wright of the Oyster Bay Wrights. Joseph was the grandson of the Peter… Continue reading Captain Peter Wright, Esq. (1740-1821)
Carl Arvin “Charlie” Jernander is another one of my great-great grandfathers. Charlie’s parents were both immigrants. His father, Carl Sr., came to the US in 1868 from Sweden; his mother, Hansine Olson, from Norway in 1870. Charlie was born April 5, 1877 in Rochester, Minnesota. He was the 3rd child and 3rd boy in the… Continue reading Charlie Jernander (1877-1958)
I absolutely love this ad. Madame Rowley’s Toilet Mask dates back to approximately 1887. Helen Rowley from Van Wert, Ohio patented this bizarre piece of beauty history in 1875. She called it a “Mask for Medical Purposes” and claimed that it would “excite perspiration with a view to soften and clarify the skin.” It is… Continue reading Madame Rowley’s Toilet Mask
Here is where I come from. I am 28% German! I find this interesting mostly because I’ve never thought of myself as German. Bohemian, yes. Norwegian, yes. But never German. It’ll be interesting when I get my 23andMe results back. How will they differ? Have you ever created a chart like this? Were you surprised… Continue reading Where do you come from?
Have you considered a DNA test to prove or disprove branches of your family tree? DNA test facilities such as 23andMe and AncestryDNA can provide information such as where your ancestors migrated from and, if you’re lucky, you could also find unknown living relatives. From what I understand, there are some aspects of your DNA… Continue reading DNA Genealogy Analysis
Who was Edward Waters? This is a question that has been nagging at me for over a year. He was my great-great grandfather. However, I have had very little luck finding any information on him before 1886 when he was married in Milwaukee, WI. According to the 1900 census, he was born in or around… Continue reading Edward Waters (1835-1902)