Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: June 21

I will go out a bit on my family tree, as shown by the explanation accompanying the death of Abraham Bogus.  If anyone can help me research the Bogus family and/or the connection to Jan Peerce, I would appreciate it!


Georgiana Gaunt, daughter of Hananiah Selah Gaunt and Margaret S. Scott, was born June 21, 1877 in New Jersey, possibly in Burlington County.  She is my 1st cousin 3x removed via the Gaunts.

John Henry Talbot was born June 21, 1937.  He was the first husband of Jean McStroul, the sister of my aunt Mary McStroul.

David Alan Youssiem was born June 21, 1957 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He was/is the husband of Shelley Robin Garfield, who is my 4th cousin.

Rhonda Fay Minuk, daughter of Julius Minuk and Esther Golub, was born June 21, 1958 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  She is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line through the Golubs.

Seth Hartley Feller was born June 21, 1969.  He is my 3rd cousin.

Haley Renee Meckler was born June 21, 2005.  She is my 1st cousin once removed.


Russell Simcox and Eleanor Malinda Eckman, daughter of John Eckman and Martha Johnson Atkinson, were married June 21, 1919 in Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey.  Eleanor is the grandaunt of my 1st cousin Al Lore.

Paul B. Lavin, son of Bernard J. Lavin and Mary E. Gaynor, and Mary E. Murray were married June 21, 1957 in Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey.  Paul is the half 1st cousin once removed of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Douglas Charles Bowen, son of Robert Francis Bowen and jean Drake, and Paula Donelle Harman were married June 21, 1980 in San Diego, San Diego County, California.  Douglas is the 1st cousin of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Dean Roger Allen, son of Clarence Allen, Jr. and Grace Stagnato, and Joanne Fazio also were married June 21, 1980.  Dean is my 5th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line through the Allens.

Nora Walsh, daughter of Donald Walsh and Charlotte Perlman, and Brian Mendes were married June 21, 1987 in Rye, Westchester County, New York.  Nora is my 4th cousin on my Nowicki line through the Perlmans.

Andrew Eugene Meckler and Carla Maria Martinez were married June 21, 1997 in Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, California.  Andy is my 1st cousin.

Joel Richard Kent III and Caroline Louise Speir Thomson were married June 21, 2003 in Negril, Jamaica.  Joel is my (half) nephew.


Abraham Bogus died June 21, 1922 in Manhattan, New York County, New York at the age of about 42.  He was the father of Ida Bogus, who was married to Harry Herman Meckler, who was my maternal grandfather's brother and my granduncle.  Ida is supposed to have been a cousin of Jan Peerce, which could explain why Peerce sang at my maternal grandparents' wedding, and I'm still working on making that connection.

Hazel Pauline Gauntt, daughter of Henry H. Gaunt and Sarah Allison, died June 21, 1968 in Alexandria City, Virginia at the age of 64.  She is my 2nd cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line.


  1. I don't know if you're still checking this or looking for the Jan Peerce/Richard Tucker connection, but I'm a family member and have an extensive tree on Ancestry with the info you're looking for.

    1. Yes, I am still looking for documentation! You can contact me at janicemsj@gmail.com. Thank you very much!


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