Saturday, August 8, 2009

SNGF: My Great-Great-Grandparents


From Randy at GeneaMusings:

Here is your SNGF assignment for the evening (if you choose to accept it - this is not stump the genealogist or even Mission Impossible):

1) List your 16 great-grandparents in pedigree chart order. List their birth and death years and places.

2) Figure out the dominant ethnicity or nationality of each of them.

3) Calculate your ancestral ethnicity or nationality by adding them up for the 16 - 6.25% for each (obviously, this is approximate).

4) If you don't know all 16 of your great-grandparents, then do it for the last full generation you have.

5) Write your own blog post, or make a comment on Facebook or in this post.

16. Oscar TRAHAN was born on 17 Oct 1889 in Rayne, Acadia, Louisiana and died on 5 Aug 1962 in Lake Charles, Calcasieu, Louisiana at age 72. 1/2 CAJUN FRENCH AND 1/2 GERMAN
Oscar married Virginia PREJEAN on 18 Jan 1908 in Scott, Lafayette, Louisiana. They divorced between 1910 and 1920
17. Virginia PREJEAN was born on 12 Jul 1889 in Carencro, Lafayette, Louisiana and died on 3 Mar 1977 in Crowley, Acadia, Louisiana at age 87. CAJUN FRENCH
18. Maurice BONEAUX was born on 13 Aug 1883 in Scott, Lafayette, Louisiana and died on 5 Sep 1934 in Scott, Lafayette, Louisiana at age 51. 1/2 FRENCH AND 1/2 CAJUN FRENCH
Maurice married Marie Alice SONNIER on 10 Sep 1908 in Carencro, Lafayette, Louisiana.
19. Marie Alice SONNIER was born on 7 Sep 1891 in Carencro, Lafayette, Louisiana and died on 7 May 1970 in Vinton, Calcasieu, Louisiana at age 78. 1/4 CAJUN FRENCH AND 3/4 SPANISH (CANARY ISLANDS)
20. John Henry MERTENA was born on 11 Mar 1884 in Franklin County, Illinois and died on 28 Jan 1956 in Sulphur, Calcasieu, Louisiana at age 71. 1/2 GERMAN AND 1/2 ???? (I SUSPECT THE OTHER HALF TO BE GERMAN AS WELL)
John married Blanche WELDEN on 25 Dec 1907 in Mulhall, Logan, Oklahoma.
21. Blanche WELDEN was born on 31 Aug 1883 in Coffeysburg, Daviess, Missouri and died on 5 Feb 1970 in Sulphur, Calcasieu, Louisiana at age 86. POSSIBLY ENGLISH
22. William Harmon PROFFITT was born on 12 Jul 1871 in Jefferson County, Tennessee and died on 3 Jul 1944 in Alva, Woods, Oklahoma at age 72. SCOTTISH and GERMAN; possibly WELSH
William married Emmer Link BAKER on 17 Dec 1896 in Chestnut Hill, Jefferson, Tennessee.
23. Emmer Link BAKER was born on 20 Sep 1875 in North Carolina and died on 5 Jul 1949 in Waynoka, Woods, Oklahoma at age 73. ENGLISH??? SCOTTISH???
24. Lovell Hugh PEMBERTON was born on 14 Jan 1878 in Almont, Lapeer, Michigan and died on 23 Mar 1952 in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan at age 74. ENGLISH???
Lovell married Alvina Mary LESPERANCE on 10 Nov 1902 in Anchorville, Saint Clair, Michigan
25. Alvina Mary LESPERANCE was born on 27 Nov 1881 in Anchorville, Saint Clair, Michigan and died on 16 Jun 1961 in Lexington, Sanilac, Michigan at age 79. FRENCH CANADIAN
26. Ernest George CRYSLER was born on 21 Oct 1877 in Forest, Lambton, Ontario, Canada and died on 8 May 1942 in Port Huron, Saint Clair, Michigan at age 64. 1/2 GERMAN and 1/2 ENGLISH
Ernest married Nellie May REYNOLDS on 18 Nov 1904 in Sandusky, Sanilac, Michigan
27. Nellie May REYNOLDS was born on 21 Oct 1890 in Elk, Sanilac, Michigan and died on 9 May 1917 in Yale, Saint Clair, Michigan at age 26. ENGLISH
28. Alexander CURRIE was born in Nov 1837 in Ontario, Canada and died on 28 Dec 1909 in Maple Valley, Sanilac, Michigan at age 75. SCOTTISH
29. Mary RAYMOND was born in Sep 1852 in Ontario, Canada and died between 1920 and 1930. ENGLISH?? SCOTTISH??
30. Robert PLAINE was born on 20 Feb 1870 in Caradoc, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada and died in 1936 in Euphemia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada at age 66. ENGLISH
Robert married Florence Minnie HILLMAN about 1891 in Euphemia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada.
31. Florence Minnie HILLMAN was born on 23 Jul 1867 in Alvinston, Lambton, Ontario, Canada and died on 9 Mar 1933 in Euphemia, Lambton, Ontario, Canada at age 65. 1/2 ENGLISH AND 1/2 SCOTTISH
Well, I would love to add them up, but there are too many unknowns and too many 1/2 and 1/2's. That's too much for my little accountant head on the weekend.

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