Sunday, May 24, 2009

Family Events ~ May 23 - May 30

I realize it's been some time since I've posted. Frankly, I just don't know how some people manage to blog daily - AND have such interesting and informative posts. But, I'm going to try and get back on the wagon. I'll be in Ontario for the OGS Conference at the end of the week, so I should certainly have plenty of good topics available!

I'm going to "cheat" a little bit here and include a few events from Friday rather than starting with Sunday. Once again putting these events together showed me something I hadn't realized. My great-grandfather was born on HIS father's 50th birthday. I hadn't ever noticed that the dates were the same.

May 23 ~ in 1823 John Ulrick SAURER was born in Canton Berne, Switzerland. In 1873, his son, John Frederick SAURER was born near Apple Creek, Ohio. [Picture - John F Saurer]

May 24 ~ in 1899 John Ulrick Saurer died in Apple Creek, Ohio.

May 27 ~ in 1867 my second great granduncle, John Hannington Auflick, was born in Pomeroy, Ohio.

May 28 ~ in 1808 Margaret Souter, my 3rd great grandaunt, was christened in Fife, Scotland. Also on this day in 1835, my 3rd great grandmother Louisa was born in Germany. I have yet to find her maiden name, but she married and arrived in this country as Louisa EICKELBERG. [Picture - Louisa Eickelberg, about 1918/20]

May 30 ~ William August Henry NISSEN, who I believe was my great-grandma Nelle EICKELBERG'S first husband, died in 1962 in San Diego, California.


  1. Hi Diana, your post today reminds me that I wanted to do this very thing. I think I saw it mentioned at Randy Seaver's blog, didn't I? Have a wonderful time at the OGC Conference. Can't wait to hear all about it.

  2. Diana,
    I awarded you the "One Lovely Blog Award". Come and check it out...


  3. I often come across ancestors with common birthdays with my family today. I can't believe it but according to my family tree program and website I don't have any birthdays from May 26- June 24 with over 1300 people in the database. Gotta plan for those babies when the farm work is finished I guess.


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