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Penny Bonawitz
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What I know about Daniel BONAWITZ
Yes, yes I have missed a few weeks of posting but I am back and ready to get crackin' on some genealogy research. Next up is one of my husband's family ancestors, Daniel Bonewitz. Now there are more than one Daniel Bonewitz in the PA area during the time I ...

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What I know about Sarah Catherine HAROLD
Sarah Catherine Herold is my second great grandmother on my mother's father's side of the family. She was born on June 22, 1854 in Kanawha County Virginia, which is now WV. She was the third child of Dabney (sometimes referred to as Daniel) Herold and Nancy...

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What I know about Anson PRESTON
This post should be titled what I think I know about Anson Preston. It has been hard to find documents other than the census to prove the facts in my fourth great grandfathers life. So lets go over what I do actually know from the census forms. Lets start i...

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What I know about Meinrad FLORENTZ
Meinrad Florentz was a weaver from Ribeauville, France and he was my great, great grandfather. I wonder if that is why my aunt is such a prolific knitter? Is it in the DNA? I have to say there is something about a yarn shop that just draws me in. All the co...

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What I know about Sophia Dorothea HELBERG
I cannot imagine what it would have been like for a small child of 3 to travel across the ocean to her new home on a twelve week journey. I wonder if she even remembered the trip at all being so young. But journey she did with her parents Cordt Heinrich Hel...

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What I know about Wealthy Susan CHANDLER
I find it so interesting that my great great grandparents would name one of their children Wealthy. Were they hoping for the best for this baby or their family? If so, that didn't work out. My grandmother went by her middle name, Susan. She was born, accord...

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What I know about Friedrich (Frederick) FREYTAG
Friedrich (Frederick) Freytag is my 5th Great Grandfather. He immigrated to the United States, Ohio specifically, from his home in Stellichte, Germany with his wife Sophia Arps Freytag and their seven children. They came over on the Bremen Bark Ella ship an...

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What I know about Millard STEPHENS
The basic facts: Millard Stephens was the youngest child born to Thomas J. Stephens and Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Adkins. He was probably born in 1871 according to the census records. It was hard to track him down as there were two Millard Stephens born that s...
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