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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - The Ancestors GeneaMeme

October 15, 2011

Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun Challenge:

The Mission is to:

1)  Participate in the Ancestors GeneaMeme created by Jill Ball on the Geniaus blog.

2)  Write your own blog post, or add your response as a comment to this blog post, in a Facebook Status post or note, or in a Google+ Stream item.

Thank you to Jill for the SNGF idea!  Jill is collecting Ancestors MeGeneaMeme entries too.

The rules, and the Meme list, is given below in my response.
The list should be annotated in the following manner:
Things you have already done or found: bold face type
Things you would like to do or find: italicize (colour optional)
Things you haven’t done or found and don’t care to: plain type
You are encouraged to add extra comments in brackets after each item 

The Meme:
Which of these apply to you?

1.  Can name my 16 great-great-grandparents
2.  Can name over 50 direct ancestors
3.  Have photographs or portraits of my 8 great-grandparents
4.  Have an ancestor who was married more than three times: Friederick Fermazin
5.  Have an ancestor who was a bigamist
6.  Met all four of my grandparents
7.  Met one or more of my great-grandparents: Met Minnie Fermazin, my grandfather’s mother.
8.  Named a child after an ancestor
9.  Bear an ancestor's given name/s: Named after my mother’s mother, Nancy Ames Worthing
10.           Have an ancestor from Great Britain or Ireland: Richard Seth Worthing, Sarah Ingram Worthing from Wales
11.           Have an ancestor from Asia
12.           Have an ancestor from Continental Europe: LINDEN, FERMAZIN, POTT, KARTHEISER, BEVIER
13.           Have an ancestor from Africa
14.           Have an ancestor who was an agricultural labourer: Richard Seth Worthing
15.           Have an ancestor who had large land holdings: Richard Seth Worthing
16.           Have an ancestor who was a holy man - minister, priest, rabbi
17.           Have an ancestor who was a midwife
18.           Have an ancestor who was an author
19.           Have an ancestor with the surname Smith, Murphy or Jones: My great aunt married a Jones
20.           Have an ancestor with the surname Wong, Kim, Suzuki or Ng
21.           Have an ancestor with a surname beginning with X
22.           Have an ancestor with a forename beginnining with Z
23.           Have an ancestor born on 25th December
24.          Have an ancestor born on New Year's Day
25.           Have blue blood in your family lines
26.           Have a parent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
27.           Have a grandparent who was born in a country different from my country of birth
28.           Can trace a direct family line back to the eighteenth century: LINDEN, FERMAZIN, POTT, WORTHING, INGRAM
29.           Can trace a direct family line back to the seventeenth century or earlier: WORTHING, FERMAZIN, LINDEN, POTT
30.           Have seen copies of the signatures of some of my great-grandparents: Ira Daniel Ames, Richard Seth Worthing
31.           Have ancestors who signed their marriage certificate with an X
32.           Have a grandparent or earlier ancestor who went to university
33.           Have an ancestor who was convicted of a criminal offence
34.           Have an ancestor who was a victim of crime
35.           Have shared an ancestor's story online or in a magazine (Tell us where): Wrote a poem about my FERMAZIN line and it was published in Everton’s Genealogy Magazine. Everton’s Genealogical Helper: November December 2008.
36.           Have published a family history online or in print (Details please)
37.           Have visited an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries
38.           Still have an ancestor's home from the 19th or earlier centuries in the family
39.           Have a  family bible from the 19th Century:  Cornelia Palon Ames family Bible in my possession.
40. Have a pre-19th century family bible

41. Find the marriage of Adolphus Ames ;

42. Find the parents of Cornelia Palon

43. Find the birthplace of Friederich Fermazin ancestors

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Jason's Wedding

Jason's Wedding

I took pictures at my cousins wedding a few weeks ago. Out of the thousand photos these stand out as my top ten. :)

Renee's Wedding

Renee's Wedding

I took pictures at my cousins wedding a few weeks ago. Out of the thousand photos these stand out as my top ten. :)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Caroline Fermazin Steingraber

Caroline Steingraber was born 13 August 1852 in Rynarzewo, (Labischin) Posen, Prussia to Friedrick Fermazin and Louise Bonau. Caroline was one of four children. She died on 13 December 1937 in Fox, Kendall, Illinois.Caroline
Born: Aug.13,1850 Rynarzewo
Bapt. Aug. 18,1850
Witnesses: Eduard Zillmmer, Louise Wienkauf, August Bartung
Father - Einwohner
Entry # 271/1850 page 320-321

On 25 September 1852 her mother Louise Bonau Fermazin died of cholera along with her sister, Henriette in Labischin, Posen, Prussia.

Her siblings were:
Stephan Carl born 15 October 1847 in Labischen and who emigrated to America.
Henriette born 9, October 1843 who died of cholera 27 September 1852.  ,
August born 12 September 1841 who married Ernestine Kurtz and stayed behind in Kawiesezewo, Posen.

We are not sure when Caroline came to the USA. Her nieces came in 1896 and siblings by her father Friedrich Fermazin and Caroline Hartwig came in 1879 and 1880 to Aurora, Kane, Illinois.

Caroline married  William Steingraber about 1885 and they lived and raised their family in the farming communities  of Rost Township Minnesota and then moving to Aurora, Kane, Illinois, and later to  Yorkville, Kendall, Illinois. She was a housewife. It appears, Caroline was the second wife of William Steingraber and her step children resided in the household in the 1900 census. Prior to living in Yorkville Caroline and William lived in Aurora, Kane, Illinos with their children: Julius, Edward, Awiel, Minnie, Willie, Anna, and Johnnie.
Prior to this they lived in Minnesota.  Johnnie was born in Minnesota in 1893 so the family may have lived near Charles Fermazin who would have been Caroline's half brother. Charles and his family were living in Minnesota in 1893.

According to the 1910 Aurora City Directory Carrie Steingraber was a widow living on Summit Avenue.
 Carrie's step mother-in-law was Carrie Fermazin living at 569 5th Avenue and her step brother Charles and wife Minnie were living at 265 N. 5th Avenue. Her sister in law Augusta Giese was living at 268 Hinman Ave.

I am looking for more information on her and her family. Hopefully the 1940 census will give some more clues.

City Directory: 

Aurora, Illinois 1910-11 City Directory.

Fermazin, Giese, Steingraber.

Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Aurora, Kane, Illinois; Roll: T623_310; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 61.
.1900 United States Federal Census about Carie Steingraber
Name: Carie Steingraber
[Carie Sterisgraber] 
Home in 1900: Aurora, Kane, Illinois
[Kane, Illinois] 
Age: 47
Birth Date: Aug 1852
Birthplace: Germany
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relationship to head-of-house: Wife
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany
Mother: number of living children: 7
Mother: How many children: 7
Spouse's Name: Wm Steingraber
Marriage year: 1884
Marital Status: Married
Years married: 16
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Wm Steingraber 44
Carie Steingraber 47
Julius Steingraber 27
Edward Steingraber 23
Awiel Steingraber 18
Minnie Steingraber 15
Willie Steingraber 12
Anna Steingraber 10
Johnnie Steingraber

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year

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                    May this be a great Genealogy year for all!