Saturday, July 26, 2014

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun- Play Ahnentafel Roulette

Thanks Randy for more fun!

Calling all Genea-Musings Fans: 
 It's Saturday Night again - 
time for some more Genealogy Fun!!



Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!): 

1) What year was one of your great-grandfathers born?  Divide this number by 80 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 "ah
nentafel" - 
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) NOTE:  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!  Or pick an ancestor!


My Great-grandfather Johannes Adolf Waldemar Hansen was born 4 Oct 1852.  Dividing 1852 by 80 yields 23.  The person with the ahnentafel number of 23 is Elisabetha Kronenberger.  

Three facts about Elisabetha Kronenberger are:
   1 She was born in Germany in 1832 and emigrated to Milwaukee, WI.
   2 Elisabetha's parents were Heinrich Kronenberger (1800-1871) and Margaretha Mary Bott                      (1802-1886)
   3 Elisabetha married Philip Schmitz (1834-1906) and had four children with him.  Their children                    were  Philip b 1856, Eva b 1858, Peter b 1866, Elizabeth b 1869 and Georg b 1872.

Bonus fact 4 - Elisabetha Kronenburg is my great-great-grandmother and her granddaughter married the son of Joannes Adolf Waldemar Hansen!