Sunday, September 27, 2009

Family Events ~ September 27 - October 3

September 27 ~ On this day in 1839 my 2x great-granduncle James BENZIE was born in Insch, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

This day is also marked by the death of my 2x great-grandmother, Nellie [AUFLICK] EICKELBERG in Pomeroy, Ohio. (See my post here for my discovery that she died in Ohio and NOT Colorado as I had always assumed!)

Finally this day is also marked by the death of my great-grandaunt, Edna Mary [GRABER] SAURER in 1965.

September 29 ~ On this day in 1912 my grandmother, Ruth Penrose [Evans] QUICK [?] was born in Broomfield, Colorado. Her actual birth date was something I had been looking for over the past many years. I need to write about her for a Madness Monday post as there are still many other things I need to find out.

September 30 ~ On this day in 1832 my 3x great-grandmother, Anna Barbara [BARTCHEY] ZAUGG was born in Switzerland.

This day is also marked by the christening of the above James BENZIE.

October 2 ~ This day in 1885 is marked by the death of my 3x great-grandaunt, Margaret GOURLAY in Ceres, Fife, Scotland.

October 3 ~ On this day in 1906, Cotys Milner MOUSER, my brother-in-law’s grandfather, is born in Louisiana.

This day is also marked by the death, in 1924 of my 2x great-granduncle Alexander RITCHIE in Toronto, Canada. I’ve posted a picture of his gravestone in a previous Tombstone Tuesday post.


  1. Just a quick comment, I saw Pomeroy, Ohio in your post today. What a surprise! Most all my ancestors starting in 1788 were from Meigs Co., Ohio. Who were Nellie's parents? Just curious as I have done a lot of research in Meigs.
    Connie Cotterill-Schumaker

  2. Hi Connie! I'm on the Meigs Co list although I rarely post. Nellie's parents are Thomas & Margaret Auflick. Nellie was born in Ohio - although I don't know that I've found a record of that. I was just SO surprised to learn recently that she was back in Ohio - I guess visiting friends - when she died.

  3. love your blog! just came across it and found that i really must "follow along" over here - i've just begun a family history blog the yaya tree - it's one of several i have - and, who knows, we might even be related somehow - my maternal grandmother's family came from county antrim - in any event, great blog and i'm looking forward to visiting often - jenean


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