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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #4: George Melvin Moore

Tonight, I'm missing my daddy and all the crazy stories he told about growing up in Harrisburg, Illinois in the 1950s.  So, I'll share one with you about his grandfather. First, I have to tell you a little about Great-Grandpa Moore.  What I know about George Melvin Moore George Melvin Moore was born on June 30, 1875 in Saline County, Illinois to Joab (1846-1911) and Martha Ann (1847-1918) Moore.  This line of Moore's has been traced back to the originating USA location ... ...

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #3: John Jones

My Dad's grandfather, Charley Jones, was always one of those conundrums in the family ... the genealogy brick wall that I could never get through.  Until recently.  About 6 months ago, I was able to push through the brick and start tracing my Jones family history ... all the way back to early settlers of America.  How cool is that?! I have chosen my 5th great grandfather, John Jones, to write about this week. I have no family stories to tell because, for all practical purpos...

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, #2: Jacob Heinrich Mueller

Jacob Heinrich Mueller is my 4th great grandfather on my mother’s side.  He was born in Darmstadt, Germany in 1798 to John George Mueller and Anna Maria Rhutz (1800-1844).  He immigrated to America in 1828 and settled in St. Clair County, Illinois. He was employed as a blacksmith after he arrived in St. Clair County. Jacob married Mary Margaret Weber in 1832 in St. Clair County.  Together, they had at least one child, John Jacob, my 3rd ...

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks: #1 Margaret Ellen Lindsey

Margaret Ellen Lindsey is my 2nd great grandmother on my mom's side.  She was born on November 17, 1841 near Pomona, Illinois to Lewis and Nancy (Sumner) Lindsey. The Lindsey family settled in this area in the early 1800s. She was among the first generation of Lindsey's born here in Southern Illinois where much of the family, me included, still live. What I know about Margaret Ellen Lindsey Margaret married Philip Wolf on October 15, 1864. Together they had three children: Samuel ...

52 Ancestors in 52 weeks

I had a lot of fun with my genealogy blog  in 2013.  I've managed to combine all of my favorite past times - writing, genealogy and cooking - into one space. While I'm not a New Year's Resolution kind of girl, I did read a Facebook update from Lisa Ling that talked about how she plans to write something everyday of the year, no matter how small.  I decided I'd follow in her footsteps and write a little bit every day, even if it wasn't on Rooted In Foods.  So Far so ...