Sunday, September 26, 2021

Events in My Family Tree: September 26

Remembering Amber on her birthday gives me a happier feeling.


Frederika Weiss, daughter of Simon Weiss and Gittel Goldmann, was born September 26, 1847 in Janow, Obersilesia, Prussia.  She is the great-grandmother of my aunt Mary McStroul and her sister Jean McStroul and the great-great-grandmother of my 1st cousin Todd Meckler, my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams, and Mindy McStroul.

Alice E. Gaunt, daughter of Benjamin Gaunt and Mary Elizabeth Sever, was born September 26, 1883 in New Jersey, probably in Burlington County.  She is my half 2nd cousin 2x removed via the Gaunts.

Peter Joseph McGovern was born September 26, 1883 in Manhattan, New York County, New York.  He was the husband of Mary Frances Gaynor, daughter of James P. Gaynor and Mary Guynan, who is the great-grandaunt of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

Don Howard Heath, son of John Timothy Heath and Mary Etta Smith, was born September 26, 1887 iin Thurman, Warren County, New York.  He is the grandfather of my aunt Mary McStroul and her sister Jean McStroul and the great-grandfather of my 1st cousin Todd Meckler and my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.

Harvey Clarence Gauntt, son of Robert Elwood Gauntt and Elsie May West, was born September 26, 1922 in New Jersey, probably in Burlington County.  He is my 4th cousin once removed on my Gauntt line.

Evan Freitag, son of Benny Freitag and Dobby Kushner, was born September 26, 1952 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.  He is my 4th cousin on my Meckler line via the Kushners.

Raymond George Gaunt, son of Reuben Lewallen Gaunt and Dorothy Selace, was born September 26, 1958 in New Jersey, possibly in Burlington County.  He is my 5th cousin via the Gaunts.

Jennifer Allen was born September 26, 1974.  She is my 5th cousin 2x removed.

Megan Lynn Stricker was born September 26, 1983.  She is also my 5th cousin 2x remoed.

Mallory Kardish was born September 26, 1987.  She is my 3rd cousin.

Amber Jeanette Williams was born September 26, 1993.  She is the daughter of my not-quite-cousin Angela Williams.


Benny Austin Votaw, son of Millard F. Votaw and Ida Mae Fisher, and Dorothy Verle Keen were married September 26, 1937 in Allen County, Indiana.  Benny is my 4th cousin 2x removed on my Gauntt line through the Votaws.


George Hornor Gaunt, son of Samuel Gaunt, Jr. and Ann Horner, died September 26, 1892 in East Greenwich, Gloucester County, New Jersey at the age of 61.  He is my 3rd cousin 4x removed via the Gaunts.

Anthony Thomas Toppa died September 26, 1961 in Newport County, Rhode Island (possibly in Middleton) at the age of 59.  He was the second husband of Louise Elsie Gaynor, daughter of John Francis Gaynor and Josephine O'Connor, who is the maternal grandmother of my half-sister Laura Sellers.

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