June 6, 2009
Saturday Genealogy Fun
From Genea-Musings: Tonight’s Genealogy Fun is to:
1) Which of your ancestors were alive in 1909?
My grandmother was alive in 1909 in New Iberia, LA. 1910 census has her father Frank (37), her mother Mary (45), my grandmother (7), Kramer (15), Carrie (11), Helen (11), Russell (9), Gordon (4) and Mary’s father, William Kramer (72).
My grandfather, Francis was alive at that point as well in New Orleans, LA. 1910 census has his father Scott P (29), his mother Emma (27), Scott P (7), my grandfather (4), Emma (2), Alex Wurth (sp? 42-boarder), and Lawrence Legnon (sp? 14-boarder). Who the heck are these last two people? The last name Wurth rings a bell, just not sure how….or is it Wirth? Ah there it is….her mother’s maiden name was Wirth… Frances Wirth, widow of George Degenhardt. Digging a litle bit deeper, I find that her only child from the marriage, Adeleine Degenhardt, was born about 2 weeks after her husband died. How sad. Maybe Alex is a brother in law.
On the Patke side, the 1910 census has my great grandfather Henry Patke listed at 19 years old, his father Nick (38), his mother Annie (54), John (17), Joe (15), Katie (14), and Josie (9). They are in Marlin, Falls Co, TX.
On the Smith side, my great-grandfather Jasper Emmett is listed in the 1910 census at 13 years old, his father B G (43), Lizzie his mother (Jane Elizabeth (48)), Jeffie (15), Denis (11) and Otto (8). They are in Washington Parish, LA.
2) Tell us where your ancestral families were living in 1909. What country, state, county, city/town, etc. Who was in the family at the time? Use the 1910 census as “close enough.”
See above for the answer….New Iberia, LA, New Orleans, LA, Washington Parish, LA, and Marlin, TX.
3) Have you found each of these families in the 1910 census? Yep.
4) Write a blog post about your response. Or write a comment to this post.
5) Have fun. Learn something! Definitely learned that I need to start going deeper and further in my research.