Sunday, November 4, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun ~ On Sunday Morning!

I know that I'm late to the party - and on top of that, I'm going to cheat! Several years ago we did a similar exercise for SNGF and I've used quite a bit of it  here.

So, here is our "mission" from Randy Seaver over at Genea-Musings:

Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 
1) What year was one of your great-grandmothers born? Divide this number by 90 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number." 

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an "ahnentafel" - your software will create this - use the "Ahnentafel List" option, or similar). Who is that person, and what are his/her vital information? 

3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the "roulette number." 

4) Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook status or a Google Stream post, or as a comment on this blog post. 

5) If you do not have a person's name for your "roulette number" then spin the wheel again - pick a great-grandmother, a grandfather, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, yourself, or even your children!

I looked at all 4 of my great-grandmothers Nelle Eickelberg b 1885, Anna Gertrude Nissen b 1890, Ella Rosa Graber b 1883 and Mary Benzie b 1876.  In each case my roulette number is 21.

For me #21 is Caroline Flory.

1.  She was born 20 March 1844 in Wayne County, Ohio

2. She married on 30 Oct 1860 to John Ulrick Saurer who was 21 years her senior.

3. She died 16 May 1884.

Caroline is buried in Tracey Cemetery in Apple Creek, Ohio. Next to the marker for Caroline and her husband is one for their young son William who died 16 Dec 1881.

Caroline was the topic for my very first Random Relative of the Week post in 2009 which also told about some very thrilling discoveries I made as a result of looking for her marriage record


  1. Lovely photos, Diane, for this post! We have so few photographs of either side of our family. I decided to take up Randy's challenge as well, and once I'd written about her, immediately felt a bit guilty that I haven't done more research on my gal.

  2. Thanks Celia! I had to pop over an look at what you had written as well. And I know what you mean - Randy's "missions" always seem straight forward, but I always find more things I should do as a result - and that's the good news!! :-)

  3. I always enjoy reading what you share.


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