Sunday, September 26, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 25

Sam Berezniak and Anna Perlman were 1st cousins.  His mother was Maishe Eli Perlmutter's sister.

Births

Edward C. Ogden was born September 25, 1868 in Greenwich, Gloucester County, New Jersey.  He was the husband of Anna Elizabeth Gaunt, daughter of George Homer Gaunt and Emily A. Miller, who is my 4th cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Max Stewart was born September 25, 1909 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He was the second husband of Florence Meckler, daughter of Morris Mackler and Minnie Zelda Nowicki, who is my maternal grandaunt.

Dale Gordon Allen, son of Clarence Allen and Mary Elizabeth Stradling, was born September 25, 1935 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Shawn Matthew Moss was born September 25, 1997.  He is my 4th cousin once removed.

Marriages

Johann Andree and Ernestine Krebs, daughter of Isaac Krebs and Frederika Weiss, were married August 25, 1911 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  Ernestine is the grandaunt of my aunt Mary McStroul and her sister Jean McStroul and the great-grandaunt of my 1st cousin Todd Meckler and my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.

Jack Garfinkel, son of Yikusee'ael Koifmann Gorfinkel and Sora Rivka Mekler, and Martha Freedman were married September 25, 1928 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  Jack is my 2nd cousin 2x removed via the Meklers.

Robert Francis Pellek and Janet Irene Ellis, daughter of Russell Oliver Ellis and Irene Elise Crater, were married September 25, 1976 in Bernardsville, Somerset County, New Jersey.  Janet is my 2nd cousin on my Gauntt line through the Ellises.

Deaths

Nathan Henry Gaunt, son of Nathan Gaunt and Sarah Coles, died September 25, 1908 in Kenton County, Kentucky at the age of 70.  He is my 3rd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Bertha Poinsett Eckman died September 25, 1981 in Venice, Sarasota County, Florida at the age of 74.  She was the wife of George Moore Sellers, son of Cornelius Elmer Sellers and Laura May Armstrong, who is my half-granduncle.

Sam Berezniak died September 25, 1998, probably in New York City, at about the age of 98.  He was the husband of Anna Perlman (originally Chana Perlmutter), daughter of Maishe Eli Perlmutter and Ethel Nowicki, who is my 2nd cousin 2x removed via the Nowickis.

Gladys Mabel Allen, daughter of William Daily Allen and Fannie Goldsboro Brown, died September 25, 2007 in Pemberton, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 89.  She is my 5th cousin on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Your Great-grandparents' Locations

Looking for family member!  Looking for family members!  This week Randy Seaver has us hunting down information about some of our relatives for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.

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

(1) We all have eight biological great-grandparents.  Where and when were they born, where and when did they marry, and where and when did they die?

(2) Tell us in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or on Facebook.  Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog post on this post.

Well, we may all have eight great-grandparents biologically, but that doesn't mean we know who all eight of those people are.

Paternal Great-grandparents

• Someone, probably a man named Mundy.  No idea when or where he was born or died.  He did not marry my great-grandmother.

She was Laura May Armstrong, who was born May 7, 1882 in Bustleton, Florence Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She was married at least once, November 7, 1903, to Cornelius Elmer Sellers (the only father my grandfather knew), in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She died October 23, 1970 in Niceville, Okaloosa County, Florida.

• Thomas Kirkland Gauntt was born May 23, 1870 in Fairview, Medford Township, Burlington County, New Jersey.  He died January 21, 1951 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.

He married Jane Dunstan on September 2, 1891 in Greenland, Camden County (I think), New Jersey.  She was born April 28, 1871 in Manchester, Lancashire, England and died August 1, 1954 in Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey.

Maternal Great-grandparents

• Morris Mackler (originally Moishe Meckler) was born about 1882, probably in Kamenets Litovsk, Grodno gubernia, Russian Empire (now Kamyanyets, Belarus).  He died July 27, 1953 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.

He married Minnie Zelda Nowicki (originally Mushe Zelda[?] Nowicki) about 1903, possibly in Porozowo, Grodno gubernia, Russian Empire (now Porazava, Belarus).  She was born about 1880, probably in Porozowo.  She died August 4, 1936 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.

• Joe Gordon (originally Joine Gorodetsky) was born about 1892, probably in Kamenets Podolsky, Podolia, Russian Empire (now Kamianets Podilskyi, Ukraine).  He died May 2, 1955 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.

He married Sarah Libby Brainin (originally Sore Leiba Brainin) on April 4, 1914 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  She was born about 1890, possibly in Kreuzburg, Courland, Russian Empire (now Krustpils, Latvia).  She died July 23, 1963 in Miami, Dade County, Florida.

 

Five of my great-grandparents were immigrants to the United States, four from the Russian Empire and one from England.  Two of my great-grandparents were Jerseyites through and through.  And I still don't know the name of my paternal grandfather's biological father.  His adoptive father was born in Philadelphia but lived most of his life in New Jersey.

On my father's side, the three great-grandparents about whom I have information all died in New Jersey.  On my mother's side, three of them died in Brooklyn, while the one who died most recently moved to Miami after she was widowed and died there.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 24

John Webber Gaunt died 53 years to the day after his father did, and his father happened to be 53 when he died.

Births

Eleanor Thackeray, daughter of Joseph Thackeray and Mary Dubois, was born September 24, 1842 in Indiana, possibly in Ripley County.  She is my 3rd cousin 4x removed on my Gauntt line through the Thackerays.

Margaret Ethel Gauntt, daughter of Garrett Hobart Gauntt and Phyllis Alice Sanderson, was born September 24, 1916 in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is my half 3rd cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.

Neil Bennett was born September 24, 1947 in Hancock's Bridge, Salem County, New Jersey.  He was the first husband of Patricia Ann Lore, daughter of Clarence Newcomb Lore and Dorothy Mae Sellers, who is my half 1st cousin on my Sellers line.

Robert Eric Socherman was born September 24, 1972.  He is my 4th cousin once removed.

Andrea Michelle Ellis was born September 24, 1979.  She is my 2nd cousin once removed.

Mark Allen was born September 24, 1980.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Deaths

George Washington French Gaunt, son of John Gaunt, Jr. and Elizabeth Colson French, died September 24, 1918 in Mullica Hill, Gloucester County, New Jersey at the ae of 53.  He is my 4th cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Henry Bullock Heath, son of Henry Heath and Eliza Bullock, died September 24, 1932, probably in Warren County, New York, at the age of 86.  He is the great-granduncle of my aunt Mary McStroul and her sister Jean Williams, and the great-great-granduncle of my 1st cousin Todd Meckler and my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.

John Webber Gaunt, son of George Washington French Gaunt and Anna Gill West, died September 24, 1971 in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey at the age of 74.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Preston Crawford, son of Henry Crawford, Jr. and Channy Mariah King, died September 24, 1982 in Upatoi, Muscogee County, Georgia at the age of 73.  He is the 1st cousin 2x removed of my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams on her Crawford line.

Events in My Family Tree: September 23

A lot of spouses of my relatives are in today's lists of births and deaths.

Births

John Calhoun Caldwell was born September 23, 1894 in Quincy, Adams County, Illinois.  He was the husband of Treva Louise Gaunt, daughter of Charles Lee Gaunt and Bertha Wilson, who is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Abigail S. Allen, ,daughter of George N. Allen and Ada E. Mason, was born September 23, 1898 in Bordentown, Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Lillian Anna Dunstan, daughter of Frederick Dunstan and Anna Waltz Horner, was born September 23, 1900 in New Jersey, probably in Burlington County.  She is my 1st cousin 2x removed on my Dunstan lIne.

Charles L. Brown was born September 23, 1903 in Brown County, Ohio.  He was the husband of Anna Hutson, daughter of Conner W. Hutson and Rosa A. Bultman, who is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Hutsons.

David Arthur Gaunt, son of Edward Lee Gaunt and Ethyl Fay Davison, was born Septemer 23, 1913 in Harrison, Wells County, Indiana.  He is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

David Leven was born September 23, 1916 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He was the husband of Esther Garfinkel, daughter of Eliezer Louis Garfinkel and Doba Ajzner, who is my 2nd cousin 2x removed on my Meckler line via the Ajzners and my 3rd cousin once removed on my Meckler line through the Garfinkels.

John Bernard Boyle was born September 23, 1942 in London, Ontario, Canada.  He was the husband of Janet Elaine Perlman, daughter of Morton Eli Perlman and Doris Bash, who is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Nowicki line through the Perlmans.

Raymond Lawrence Sellers, son of Clarence Newcomb Lore and Dorothy Mae Sellers, was born September 23, 1945 in Bridgeton, Cumberland County, New Jersey.  He is my half 1st cousin on my Sellers line and was given up for adoption by his mother (my paternal aunt).  Even though my aunt has passed away, I am still trying to find him or what happened to him for his surviving siblings.

Janet Marie Suchak was born September 23, 1958, probably in Raritan, Somerset County, New Jersey.  She was the wife of Paul Charles R. Yates, son of Charles Yates and Grace Allen, who is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line via the Allens.

Elizabeth Walsh was born September 23, 1962.  She is my 4th cousin.

Andrew Mason was born September 23, 1970.  He is my 3rd cousin.

Sarah Marek was born September 23, 1981.  She is the 3rd cousin once removed of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Nicolas Aaron Rios was born September 23, 1998.  He is my half 1st cousin 2x removed.

Marriages

Bernard J. Lavin and Mary E. Gaynor, daughter of John Francis Gaynor and Wally Mary Ruppert, were married September 23, 1930 in East Orange, Essex County, New Jersey.  Mary is the half grandaunt of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Frank Albert Uboldi and Verna May Gauntt, daughter of Joseph L. Gauntt and Rebecca Elizabeth Coverly, were married September 23, 1931 in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey.  Verna is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.

William Whitley and Jean Anne Clark, daughter of Oliver Franklin Clark and Mildred Blanche Benson, were married September 23, 1954 in Florence, Yuma County, Arizona.  Jean is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Clarks.

Deaths

John Timothy Heath, son of Henry Heath and Eliza Bullock, died September 23, 1907, probably in Thurman, Warren County, New York, at the age of 51.  He is the great-grandfather of my aunt Mary McStroul and her sister Jean McStroul, and the great-great-grandfather of my 1st cousin Todd Meckler and my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.

Minnie M. Harris died September 23, 1946, possibly in New Jersey, at the age of 68.  She was the wife of George V. Gaunt, son of Benjamin Gaunt and Mary Elizabeth Sever, who is my 2nd cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Dorothy Dillinger died September 23, 2002 in Willingboro, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 83.  She was the wife of John Robert Eckman, Jr., son of John Robert Eckman and Mary Sousa, who is the paternal uncle of my 1st cousin Albert Lore.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 22

Gilbert Lewis Clark was born on his parents' 8th wedding anniversary.  But according to Wikipedia, the traditional gift for the 8th anniversary is salt, not a son.

Births

Martha Elizabeth Bowen, daughter of John Bowen and Martha Baden, was born September 22, 1859 in Massachusetts.  She is the great-grandaunt of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Agnes Ruth Fell was born September 22, 1884 in Herkimer, Herkimer County, New York.  She was the wife of Harley Heath, son of William Augusta Heath and Mary Codner, who is the 1st cousin 2x removed of my aunt Mary McStroul and her sister Jean McStroul and the 1st cousin 3x removed of my 1st cousin Todd Meckler and my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.

Lela Vanessa Gaunt, daughter of David Wise Gaunt and Margaret Williams, was born September 22, 1901 near Portland, Jay County, Indiana.  She is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Gilbert Lewis Clark, son of Oren Wilson Clark and Anna G. Gaunt, was born September 22, 1915 in Richvalley, Wabash County, Indiana.  He is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Barbara Joan Gaunt, daughter of Edward Lee Gaunt and Ethyl Fay Davison, was born September 22, 1929 in Indiana, possibly in Allen County.  She is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Angela Marie Morgan was born September 22, 1976.  She is my 6th cousin.

Marriages

Oren Wilson Clark and Anna G. Gaunt, daughter of Lewis Cass Gaunt and Mary A. Kindlesparger, were married September 22, 1907 in Peru, Miami County, Indiana.  Anna is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Frederick H. Brusnahan and Viola Rebecca Allen, daughter of Cyrus Kunze Allen, Jr. and Clara Barton Shinn, were married September 22, 1928, probably in Mercer County, New Jersey.  Viola is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Deaths

Sarah Ann Whitacre died September 22, 1884 in Wabash County, Indiana at the age of 65.  She was the wife of Uz Gaunt, son of Jacob Gaunt and Hannah Holmes, who is my 1st cousin 5x removed via the Gaunts.

Ruth Thackeray, daughter of Joseph Thackeray and Mary Dubois, died September 22, 1910 in Laughery, Ripley County, Indiana at the age of 76.  She is my 3rd cousin 4x removed on my Gauntt line through the Thackerays.

James P. Gaynor, son of Mr. Gaynor and Jane Langley, died September 22, 1913 in Manhattan, New York County, New York at the age of 66.  He is the great-great-grandfather of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Homer Kirtlan, son of Homer Astwood Kirtlan and Elizabeth H. Gaunt, died September 22, 1941 in Wabash County, Indiana at the age of 80.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Itzhak Kardish, son of Dovid Kardish and Etta Gorodetsky, died September 22, 1991 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada at the age of about 68.  He is my 1st cousin 2x removed on my Gorodetsky line.

Wordless Wednesday


 

Events in My Family Tree: September 21

The first time I saw the family name Abplanalp, I thought it was made up.

Births

Floyd Daniel Runkle was born September 21, 1920 in Warren, Wells County, Indiana.  He was the husband of Elizabeth Ilene Gaunt, daughter of Rinaldo Wise Gaunt and Eulalia Marie Rice, who is my 6th cousin via the Gaunts.

Faith Anne Willick was born September 21, 1956 in St. Louis, Missouri.  She was the first wife of Gary Steve Meckler, son of Abraham Meckler and Lillyan E. Gordon, who is my maternal uncle.

Doris Smith was also born September 21, 1956.  She was the wife of Russell A. Allen, son of Joseph Russell Allen and Jean Kumple, who is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gaunt line through the Allens.

Amy Clark was born September 21, 1969.  She is my 6th cousin.

Tracey Kardash was born September 21, 1970.  She is my 3rd cousin.

James Ronco Allen was born September 21, 1975.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Hannah Victoria Lederman was born September 21, 2000.  She is my 3rd cousin once remoed.

Marriages

Hananiah Selah Gaunt, son of Hananiah Gaunt and Rebecca Mulliner, and Mary Elizabeth Rose were married September 21, 1822 (his first marriage), probably in Burlington County, New Jersey.  Hananiah is my 3x-great-grandfather.

Theodore Marvel and Clara P. Slentz, daughter of James Edward Slentz and Caroline Ella Estella Oler, were married September 21, 1940 in Henry County, Ohio.  Caroline is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Slentzes.

Deaths

Frederick Cleworth Dunstan, son of Richard Dunstan and Jane Coleclough, died September 21, 1872 in Hulme, Lancashire, England at the age of 33.  He is my great-great-grandfather.

Silas Wilson Main died September 21, 1949 in Kings County, California at the age of 70.  He was the husband of E. Jane Gaunt, daughter of James Knox Polk Gaunt and Sarah Naomi Boone, who is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Rebecca Harbour died September 21, 1978 in Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey at the age of 78.  She was the wife of David Harry Brainin, son of Morris Brainin and Rose Dorothy Jaffe, who is my great-granduncle.

Harold Edwin Dunn, Jr. died September 21, 2006 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana at the age of 70.  He was the husband of Clara Ruth Ellis, daughter of Levi Ellis and Carrie Florence Gauntt, who is my 1st cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.  I miss them both so much.

Mildred Hoffman Childs died September 21, 2009 in Voorhees, Camden County, New Jersey at the age of 96.  She was the wife of Irving Lester Gauntt, son of Joseph L. Gauntt and Rebecca Elizabeth Coverly, who is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.

Shirley Mae Hutson, daughter of Calvin William Hutson and Berdella Martha Elisa Abplanalp, died September 21, 2015 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio at the age of 80.  She is my 6th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Hutsons.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 20

Another cousin identified in Russian Empire vital records!

Births

Joseph E. Fuller, son of Lyman Fuller and Eliza, was born September 20, 1826 in Stony Creek, Warren County, New York.  He is the 2x-great-grandfather of my aunt Mary McStroul and her sister Jean McStroul, and the 3x-great-grandfather of my 1st cousin Todd Meckler and my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.

Irene Corlotta Gaunt, daughter of Henry Plummer Gaunt and Emma Smith, was born September 20, 1872 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.  She is my 3rd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Catherine C. Corley was born September 20, 1909 in Oxford, Warren County, New Jersey.  She was married to Paul Sayer Bowen, son of William H. Bowen and Catherine S. Dunn, who is the granduncle of my half-sister Laura Sellers on her Bowen line.

Kelman Gorodetsky, son of Aron Gorodetsky and Gitel, was born September 20, 1910 in Beltsy, Bessarabia, Russian Empire.  He is my likely 1st cousin 3x removed on my Gorodetsky line.

Craig Robert Townsend, son of Robert Warren Townsend and Jeanne Sandra Burns, was born September 20, 1960 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Townsends.

Naomi Kardish was born September 20, 1971.  She is my 3rd cousin.

Daniel Ray Torres was born September 20, 1985.  He is my half 1st cousin 2x removed.

Marriages

Charles Jacob Gaunt, son of Arthur Lee Gaunt and Rachel Lavinia Stutsman, and Emma Rosa Shirk were married September 20, 1904 (his first marriage) in Kitt, Jay County, Indiana.  Charles is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

James Francis Mich, son of Francis Mich and Janet Edna Weaver, and Cheryl Grover were married September 20, 1981, probably in Burlington County, New Jersey.  James is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line via the Weavers.

James Carroll Selover and Mabel Ellen Elizabeth Brickel, daughter of James Newbill Armstrong and Beatrice Ruth Anna Swain, were also married September 20, 1981, but in Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.  Mabel is my 2nd cousin once removed on my Armstrong line via the Swains (her father is from a different Armstrong family).

Deaths

Fannie Rebecca Hall died September 20, 1926 in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey at the age of 69.  She was the wife of William B. Gaunt, son of Abner H. Gaunt and Emeline Severs, who is my 1st cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

Beaulah Susannah Easlick, daughter of Allen Severs Easlick and Mary E. Shemeley, died September 20, 1965, probably in New Jersey, at the age of 77.  She is my 3rd cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Easlicks.

Frank Everett Eckman, son of John Francis Eckman and Mary Sousa, died September 20, 1995 in Benton, Saline County, Arkansas at the age of 70.  He is the father of my half 1st cousin Albert Lore.

Judith Maxine Ditzenberger died September 20, 1996 in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana at the age of 64.  She was the wife of Frank Eugene Gaunt, son of Rinaldo Wise Gaunt and Eulalia Marie Rice, who is my 6th cousin.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 19

Every time I think of Harvey, I remember that he was my mother's favorite cousin.

Births

Jean Ellen Carty, daughter of Wilmer Shreve Carty and Etta Marion Allen, was born September 19, 1942 in Burlington County, New Jersey.  She is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line via the Allens.

Harvey Zabinsky, son of Daniel Zabinsky and Beatrice Furman, was born September 19, 1949 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.  He is my 2nd cousin on my Meckler line via the Furmans.

Lisa Jayne Roth was born Septemer 19, 1963.  She was married to Robert Lewis Newman, who is my half 1st cousin once removed.

Joel Blair Kanovsky was born September 19, 1965.  He is my 4th cousin.

Marriages

Ronald Elbert Scriven and Elsie Marie Thompson, daughter of George Marion Thompson and Jessie Lenora Crisler, were married September 19, 1942 in Sumner County, Kansas.  Elsie is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line via the Crislers.

Roger Michael Farrier, son of Ivan Francis Felix Farrier and Merlin Veronic Williams, and Lorna Matilda Rayside, daughter of Arthur Sunny Rayside and Henrietta Hearst, were married September 19, 1976 in San Fernando, Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago.  They are the parents of my sister-in-law, Sandra Farrier.

Deaths

Jacob Gaunt, son of Benjamin Gaunt and Mary Sheets, died September 19, 1856 in Ohio at the age of 21.  He is my 2nd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Mary A. Gaunt, daughter of Isaac Gaunt and Susannah Webb, died September 19, 1887, probably in Burlington County, New Jersey, at the age of 75.  She is my 1st cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Anna B. Folwell died September 19, 1925 in in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey at the age of 81.  She was the wife of Charles R. Gaunt, son of Benjamin Franklin Gaunt and Elizabeth K. Frazer, who is my 2nd cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.