My Family History Month 2013 To-Do List

Here’s a rainy day project idea. Peruse the surnames of your direct line ancestors and jot down a question or two you’d like answered for each name on your list. My list is below:

Françoise ADAM (my French 6th great-grandmother):

  • when/where was she born?
  • when/where did she marry Jean Schmitt?

Magnus ÅMAN (my Swedish 4th great-grandfather):

  • did he really die 18 Feb 1846 and if so, where?

Brita Carin ANDERSDOTTER (my Swedish 3rd great-grandmother):

  • when/where did she marry Carl ERSSON?

Johanna Kristina ANDREASDOTTER (my Swedish 3rd great-grandmother):

  • who did she marry 16 Oct 1864?

Anne Catherine BETTINGER:

  • when/where did she marry Jean SCHMITT (my French 6th great-grandfather)?

Anton BIDENHARN:

  • why did he become the EX-husband of Elizabeth SCHMITT (my French 2nd great-grandmother)?

Maria BUKMAKOWSKI (my German 2nd great-grandmother):

  • when did she immigrate to the U.S.?

Johan CARLSON (my Swedish great granduncle):

  • when did he (and how was he allowed to) immigrate to the U.S.?

Carl LARSSON CLARIN (my Swedish 2nd great-grandfather):

  • when/where did he marry Bengta JÖNSSDOTTER?

Matthew CLARKE (my ethnicity-unknown 4th great-grandfather):

  • when/where was he born?

Abigail CRAIG (my English 4th great-grandmother):

  • what is her birthdate?
  • when did she immigrate to the Isle of Man?

Per ENGLASSON (my Swedish 4th great-grandfather):

  • when/where did he marry Boel MÅNSDOTTER?

Eric ERSSON (my Swedish 4th great-grandmother):

  • when/where did he marry Stina ANDERSDOTTER?

Maria FRONTKOFSKI (my possibly-Russian 3rd great-grandmother):

  • when/where did she marry Christof BUKMAKOWSKI?

Stina GABRIELSDOTTER (my Swedish 5th great-grandmother):

  • when/where did she marry Isak ADOLPHSON?

Marie Anne GILLET (my French 4th great-grandmother):

  • when/where did she die?

Christopher GROSSE (my French 5th great-grandfather):

  • when/where was he born?

Marie Anne GURY (my French 3rd great-grandmother):

  • when did she die and where is she buried?

Dorothea Friederike Christine HANSEN (my German 3rd great-grandmother):

  • when/where did she die?

Mary Elizabeth HOUPERT (my French 5th great-grandmother):

  • when/where did she marry Christopher GROSSE?

Sara Lisa JACOBSDOTTER (my Swedish 7th great-grandmother):

  • when/where did she marry Carl Carlsson TOLF?

Ingrid JOHANNSDOTTER (my Swedish 3rd great-grandmother):

  • when/where did she marry Jöns PERSSON?

Christina JOHNSDOTTER (my Swedish 4th great-grandmother):

  • who did she marry?

Ingrid Stina JONASDOTTER (my Swedish 4th great-grandmother):

  • when/where did she marry Andreas JONASSON?

Bengta JÖNSSDOTTER (my Swedish 2nd great-grandmother):

  • does she have a headstone at Mount Olive?

Isabella JOUGHIN (my Manx 2nd great-grandmother):

  • when/where did she die and where is she buried?

Elizabeth KEWLEY (my Manx 4th great-grandmother):

  • when/where did she marry Patrick CHRISTIAN?

Anders LANDSTRÖM (my Swedish 4th great-grandfather):

  • when/where did he marry Sophia MÖRLAND?

Johan LARSSON (my Swedish 4th great-grandfather):

  • when/where did he marry Hanna PETERSDOTTER?

Anders LIDSTROM (my Swedish 5th great-grandfather):

  • when/where did he marry Ingrid SVENSDOTTER?

Charles W LITTRELL (my ethnicity-unknown 3rd great-grandfather):

  • when/where did he die and where is he buried?

Gustav Robert MANGELS (my great-grandfather):

  • how can I confirm his military service?

Karl Johan Andersson MOLIN (husband of my Swedish 2nd great-grandmother):

  • what are the circumstances of his death?

Sophia MÖRLAND (my Swedish 4th great-grandmother):

  • when/where was she born?

Jacob K MUELLER (my Swiss 2nd great-grandfather):

  • OMG – seriously, WHERE in Switzerland was he born?!?

Alma E MUELLER (Jacob’s daughter):

  • what happened to her after her father died?

Peter THOMPSON (my Norwegian 2nd great-grandfather):

  • did MY Peter THOMPSON really die at Ellis Island?

Carl TOLF (my Swedish 3rd great-grandfather):

  • where is he buried?

Thomas WALTON (my English 4th great-grandfather):

  • what is his birthdate?

Helena Jonasdotter WIDERBERG (my Swedish 5th great-grandmother):

  • when/where was she born?

Anna WIGDER:

  • is this my Swiss 3rd great-grandmother?

Wow – that’s one long to-do list. Guess I’d better get started!

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7 thoughts on “My Family History Month 2013 To-Do List

  1. Dorothea Friederike Christine HANSEN (my German 3rd great-grandmother):
    Laura, this lady may be my grandmother’s sister, Ricki. The name I have for her is Christine Fredricke (I’m never sure about this spelling) Hansen, born 6 Sept 1884 in Chicago, I think. I don’t have a death date for her. Her parents were Fredrick Valentin Hansen and Anna Christine Hansen. (could be they were cousins somehow.) Married to John Bahr. I have a pic of her taken somewhere between 1945-50. If you think this might be her I’d be happy to send you the pic – of her and her sisters. Aunt Ricki had a sister whose middle name was Dorothea. Not unusual for them to use a name twice in a different position. Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Janet Branson

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    • Janet, thank you for sharing this information and for your generous offer to share photos – my favorite thing ever! But alas, it doesn’t sound like we have a match. My Dorothea Friederike Christine Hansen was born in Germany about 1811 and died there 17 Apr 1867.

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      • LOL you’re right! We never know when or where those connections may happen, do we? Dorothea hailed from Schleswig-Holstein, but the two ladies could be distant cousins if we go back far enough. I’ll stay tuned!

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      • I believe Nordstrand was considered part of Schleswig Holstein. I don’t have any further info, back any farther. I love your ancestor’s name. Dorothea Friederika Christine. Some of those names were so beautiful. My grandfather’s mother was Anna Magdalena. They named a daughter Magdalena but called her Lena. How awful!!!! But they didn’t ask me. LOL!!
        Keep digging.
        Janet

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