As part of Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Fun for this week, I am posting the list of my 16 great, great grandparents:
1. Lewis M EISWERTH: born 25 May 1848 in Bavaria, Germany; married 7 May 1871; died 28 Mar 1928 in Pennsylvania.
2. Maria DINCHER: born 24 Jun 1850 in Pennsylvania, USA; died 5 Apr 1926 in Pennsylvania.
3. Ignac KAVCIC: born 10 Aug 1856 in Austria; married 1887 in Austria; died 19 Oct 1908 in Ohio.
4. Apolonia ALBRECHT: born 9 Feb 1859 in Austria; died 4 Sep 1945 in Ohio.
5. John Jeremiah ECK: born 19 Jun 1857 in Nippenose, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, USA; married 25 May 1887 in South Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, USA; died 8 Jul 1935 in South Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, USA.
6. Theresa BANK: born 8 Dec 1858; died 13 Feb 1927 in South Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, USA.
7. Frank Alselm HAEFNER: born 27 Jul 1853 in Baden-Württemberg, Germany; married 22 Jul 1879 in Pennsylvania; died 25 Nov 1933 in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, USA.
8. Eva Catherine BLITZ: born 27 Oct 1857 in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, USA; died 25 Feb 1939 in Williamsport, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, USA.
9. William Watson SUCKLING: born 28 Apr 1860 in Terrington, Norfolk, England; married 30 Dec 1890 in Hamilton, Wentworth, Ontario, Canada; died 28 May 1929 in St Catharines, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.
10. Lavina Victoria FARRELL: born 12 Jun 1867 in Mornington, Perth, Ontario, Canada; died 15 Feb 1904 in Merritton, Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.
11. Howard R STULL: born 25 Oct 1868 in Ontario, Canada; married 19 Apr 1893 in Lincoln, Ontario, Canada.
12. Hattie Belle ROGERS: born 9 Jul 1866 in Niagara, Niagara, Ontario, Canada.
13. Willard Theodore BASCOM: born 4 Jan 1868 in Rising Sun, Ohio, Indiana, USA; married May 1891; died 30 Mar 1934 in Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, USA.
14. Susan SANDERS: born 14 Mar 1870 in Indiana, USA; died 16 Jan 1927 in Hamilton, Butler, Ohio, USA.
15. George E HILLIS: born May 1857 in Rising Sun, Ohio, Indiana, USA; married 5 Sep 1886 in Hamilton, Ohio, USA.
16. Mary Susan WASHBURN: born 28 Sep 1866 in Vinton, Gallia, Ohio, USA; died 19 Apr 1919 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, USA.
50% of my great grandparents were born in the USA. 18.75% were born in Canada. 12.5% were born in Germany. 12.5% were born in Austria. 6.25 % were born in England.
I haven't traced these lines back far enough to make a good estimate of my ethnic composition. I definately have lots of German on my dad's side of the family, mixed with a little Austrian and Swiss. My mom's line has a greater mixture including English, Irish, German, Canadian and who knows what else (hopefully me someday).
I also added links to some that I have written about these ancestors on this blog. I can't believe that I haven't written anything about the HAEFNERs and BLITZs. I guess I better get on that. My brick wall with this set of ancestors (besides the crossing the pond issues) is George E HILLIS, which I have previously discussed.