Sunday, February 12, 2012

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Two Degrees of Separation

I've not had a chance to participate in Randy Seaver's, Genea-Musings, in ages. Randy's challenge for this week was inspired by the news that President John Tyler has two living grandchildren. President Tyler was born 222 years ago.

This week's mission, if we chose to accept it, was as follows:

  1. Using your ancestral lines, how far back in time can you go with two degrees of separation? That means "you knew an ancestor who knew an ancestor." When was that second ancestor born?
  2. Tell us in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, in a status line on Facebook or a stream post on Google Plus.
  • I knew my maternal granddad, Oscar Lucillous "LC" Hosch (abt 1888 - 1978). After the death of his parents, granddad was reared by his maternal grandparents, Wyatt and Alice Rome. Grandpa Wyatt was born abt 1840 and died sometime after the 1910 census. Grandma Alice was born abt 1836 and died between the 1900 and 1910 census.
  • On granddaddy Hosch's paternal side, I knew my Great Grand Aunt, Florence Hosch (abt 1876 - 1973), who knew her mother Matilda Hosch. Grandma Matilda was born abt 1840 and died sometime after the 1880 census.

1 comment:

  1. I don't know how I missed this saturday night challenge. Guess I will have to try and figure it out for me.


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