This year, Amy Johnson Crow has issues a new 52 weeks blogging challenge:
on her No Story Too Small blog.
The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. Not only should this get me blogging more, but also to take a deeper look at some of the people in my family tree.
My approach: I plan to make this a Tuesday Theme, and, use it to enhance my WikiTree ancestor profiles. That is, focus on a different ancestor on my WikiTree list of profiles, each week (include possibly adding new profiles), Great idea! Thanks to Randy Seaver's post for bringing this to my attention!
#10 Beatrix (Elsie) Fad (1805-1886) is #17 on my Ancestor Name (Ahnentafel) List, and is my 2nd-great-grandmother. She was married to my 2nd-great-grandfather, #16 Joseph Schmitt (1802-1874).
I am descended through:
* their son, #8 Michael Smith (1829-1902), who married #9 Margaret Nellie (Maggie) Soderstrom (1846-1901)… follow either link, if you missed them first time around… ;-)
See the Joseph link for their early years in America. As mentioned there, last week, we know very little detail about Elsie… but we do have the image. Neat.
As also mentioned last week, today we will focus for a bit on the three daughters of Joseph and Elsie: Caroline, Elizabeth, and Dorthea; each married.
Caroline (1831-1919) married Anton Scherrer (1827-1887). I have no further information on them.
Elizabeth Beatrice (1839-1913) married Pierre (Peter) Wildemuth in 1857, in Rock Island Co, Illinois. They had five children, three of whom survived to adulthood and married:
1) Elizabeth (1858-1939) married Nicholas Wachtel in 1880 - they lived in Henry Co, Illinois.
2) Mary J (1862-??) married Cornelius de Maranville in 1886 - they also lived in Henry Co, Illionis.
3) Rosa Ann (1866-1940) married Peter Fielder in 1888 - they also lived in Henry Co Illionis.
Dorthea (1842-1923) married John Adam (Adam) Hofstetter in 1862. They lived in Rock Island Co, Illinois, and had a son, George Adam Hofstetter (1883-1944). He married Anna M. Johnson in 1904.
Families are Forever! ;-)