Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Where Were They 150 Years Ago?

It’s already the second Saturday of 2019 so it’s time for Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge:

1)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 12 January 1869 – 150 years ago.

2)  List them, their family members, their birth years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence, and does the residence still exist?  How many do you have in each generation living in January 1869?

First, I have no photos of the houses in which my ancestors were living, but I know several of the homes still exist today.

Here are my ancestors, grouped by generations:

4X Great Grandparent
Mary Goddard Bucknam, (1801-1874) lived in Glenburn, Penobscot, Maine with daughter Lavenia Davis and her family.

3X Great Grandparents –
Daniel Adams, (
1810-1893) and wife Sarah Ann Parker, (1817-1900), lived in Calais, Washington, Maine with five of their unmarried children and son Calvin with his wife, Martha.

George Rogers Tarbox, (1818-1895) lived in Calais, Washington, Maine with his five children. Wife Mary died in 1866.

John Stewart (1785- after 3 May 1869 and before 1870 census) and wife Catherine Carlisle (c1790- after 1870) lived in Bridgewater, Aroostook, Maine. Their children were married and out of the home.

Abigail Carlisle Hicks (1791-1871) was living in Robbinston, Washington, Maine with her son Valentine and his family.

Thomas Coleman (1800-1801) and wife Mary Elizabeth Astle (1809-1889) were living in Calais, Washington, Maine. Their children were married and out of the home.

Rebecca Jones Crouse Blyther (1809-1897) was living in Calais, Washington, Maine with her second husband, Benjamin Blyther.

Johanne Elisabeth Molin Jensen  (1814-1895) was living alone in an apartment in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her husband, Johannes Jensen had died in 1865.

Ane Amalie Christendatter alias Moller Bruun Hansen, (1823- after 1871) was married to her second husband, Jens Hansen, and living in Flade, Hjorring, Denmark with her family.

2X Great Grandparents:

John Kucharik (1820-1893) and wife Maria Repka (1829-1896) were living in Vysna Sebastova, Slovakia with their children.

Michael Kacsenyak (1834- after 1895) and wife Anna Haluska (1832- after 1895) were living in Ruska Nova Ves with their children.

John Scerbak (1836-1916) and wife Maria Patorai (1839-1912) were living in Udol, Slovakia with their children.

John Murcko (1831-1917) and wife Maria Szova (1845-1925) were living in Hajtovka, Slovakia with their children.

Calvin Adams (1843-1921) and first wife Martha Tillinghast (1849-1872) were living with his parents and his unmarried siblings in Calais, Washington Maine. His second wife and my ancestress, Nellie F. Tarbox (1856-1927) was living in Calais, Washington, Maine with her father and siblings.

Charles Stewart (1822-1894) and wife Elida Ann Hicks (1833-1914) were living in Meddybemps, Washington, Maine with their children.

William Coleman (1834-1904) and wife Sarah Moriah Crouse (1833-1930) were living in Calais, Washington, Maine with their children.

Frits Wille Oscar Emil Jensen (1845-1920) and wife Margrethe Bruun (1843-1890) were living in Copenhagen, Denmark with their children.

Great Grandparents:

Stephen Kucharik ((1855-1933) was living with his parents and siblings in Vysna Sebastova, Slovakia. Maria Kacsenyak (1859-1926), who he married in 1877, was living in Ruska Nova Ves with her parents and siblings.

Michael Scerbak (1868-1932) was living in Udol, Slovakia with his parents and siblings.

Total Count:

I had 31 ancestors living in January 1869, with 16 in Maine, 11 in today’s Slovakia and 4 in Denmark.

Thank you, Randy, for this week’s challenge. I found it interesting with all my colonial America lines that in 1869, I had almost as many living direct line ancestors in Europe as in the United States.

 

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