Instructions were as follows:
Here is your assignment if you choose to play along (cue the Mission Impossible music, please!):
- How old is your father now, or how old would he be if he had lived? Divide this number by 4 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your "roulette number."
- Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ahnentafel. Who is that person?
- Tell us three facts about that person with the "roulette number."
- Write about it in a blog post on your own blog, in a Facebook note or comment, or as a comment on this blog post.
- If you do not have a person's name for your "roulette number" then spin the wheel again - pick your mother, or yourself, a favorite aunt or cousin, or even your children!
My new roulette number is 12 and the 12th person on my pedigree chart is my ggrandfather Barto / Bartow Hosch.
Three facts about Barto Hosch
- Barto was probably born a slave. The 1870 census indicates that he was 7 years old which means he was born abt. 1863, two years prior to the end of the civil war.
- Based on the ages of my granddad and my great uncles on the 1900 census, Barto died between 1890 and 1900.
- In 1880, his occupation is listed as Farm Laborer. He was single and still lived with his mother, Matilda, in District 243 in Jackson County, GA