Saturday, February 3, 2018

Events in My Family Tree: February 2

According to Wikipedia, the earliest recorded mention of February 2 as Groundhog Day was in an 1840 entry in a diary, so it's possible that some of these relatives observed the day, particularly those with Pennsylvania German ancestry, such as the Macks.


Thomas H. B. Gaunt, son of Redden N. Gaunt and Pauline E. Smuck, was born February 2, 1857, possibly in Indiana.  He is my 3rd cousin 3x removed.

Adeline Pearson was born February 2, 1918.  She was married to Oren Wilson Clark, Jr., son of Oren Wilson Clark and Anna Gaunt, who is my 4th cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Leon Furman, son of Benjamin Furman and Sarah Meckler, was born February 2, 1924 in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York.  He is my 1st cousin once removed via the Mecklers.

Ina Mae Pflueger was born February 2, 1931.  She was married to William Richard Gaunt, son of Edward Lee Gaunt and Ethyl Fay Davidson, who is my 5th cousin once removed.

Mary Alice Gauntt, daughter of Thomas Franklin Gauntt and Anna Marie Stayton, was born February 2, 1937 in New Jersey.  She is my 1st cousin once removed.

Robin Simcox, daughter of Warren Simcox and Joyce Case, was born February 2, 1956.  She is the 2nd cousin of my 1st cousin Albert Lore.

Barry Paul Sarin was born February 2, 1959 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  He is married to Sheryl Joy Podolsky, who is my 3rd cousin through my Gordon line.

Scott Clouser was born February 2, 1984 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.  He is also my 3rd cousin through my Gordon line.


Jacob Ziegler and Sarah Margarethe Mack, daughter of Alexander Mack and Elizabeth Neis, were married on February 2, 1776, possibly in Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.  Sarah is my 5th great-grandaunt via the Macks.

Gary Allen Feil, son of Rudolf William Feil and Jessie Naomi Gaunt, and Sandra Shauf were married on February 2, 1974 in Spokane, Spokane County, Washington.  Gary is my 5th cousin once removed via the Gaunts.

Robert Lloyd Smits and Kip Marie Sellers were married on February 2, 1989 in Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico.  Kip is my 7th cousin.


Catherine Baker died February 2, 1853 at the age of 79 in Stark County, Ohio.  She was married to Alexander Mack, son of Alexander Mock, who is my 2nd cousin 6x removed.

Priscilla Dye died February 2, 1890 at the age of 61 in Indiana.  She was married to John B. Gaunt, son of John Gaunt and Euphemia Thornton, who is my 2nd cousin 4x removed.

Jacob E. Long died February 2, 1894 at the age of 78 in Baldwin, Jackson County, Iowa.  He was married to Elizabeth Zook, daughter of David Zook and Nancy Mack, who is my 2nd cousin 5x removed.

Samuel B. Sellers, son of Samuel Ferguson Sellers and Mary Laura Gunn, died February 2, 1905 at the age of 3 months in East Marlborough Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.  He is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Carl Kennedy Sellers, son of David Sellers and Elsie Robinson, died February 2, 1969 at the age of 87 in Salem, Marion County, Oregon.  He is my also my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Charles Louis Allen, son of Cyrus Kunze Allen, Jr. and Clara Barton Shinn, died February 2, 1985 at the age of 92.  He is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

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