The twenty-fifth ancestor in my 52-week challenge is my wife’s 4th-great-grandfather, Henry LINT. This time I just seemingly picked an ancestor at random. I know very little about Mr. Lint and what I do have in the database may not be 100% correct, but that’s what these posts are for, right? We have the birth […]

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Wearer of Hats


The twenty-third ancestor in my 52-week challenge is my wife's maternal great-great-grandfather, Gustave Ferdinand Joseph GYRION. [caption id="attachment_2319" align="alignright" width="300"] Gustav &…

Anna Lindner


The twenty-first ancestor in my 52 week challenge is my great-great-grandmother, Anna (LINDNER) ZALEWSKI. I didn't get a post up last week…
Herman Rathke

Herman Rathke


The nineteenth ancestor in my 52 week challenge is my 3rd-great-grandfather, Herman RATHKE. According to vital records and his headstone, Herman was…

Curly Bill


[caption id="attachment_2284" align="alignright" width="250"] Not William Corrigan, but his brother, Patrick. I have no photo of William, but I assume he looked…
Desire & Desiree

Desire & Desiree


The fifteenth ancestor is my 52 week challenge is my maternal 3rd-great-grandfather, Jean Joseph Desire DeBROUX. When I originally received the information…