It’s time for some Saturday Night fun, the mission below is issued from Randy Seaver at Genea-Musings
1) How old is one of your grandfathers 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.”
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 “ahnentafel”). Who is that person?
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 note or comment, or as a comment on this blog post.
5) If you do not have a person’s name for your “roulette number” then spin the wheel again – pick a grandmother, or yourself, a parent, a favorite aunt or cousin, or even your children!
My grandfather, William Adolph Skibbe was born in 30 Nov 1890, so he would be 120 years old today. His age today, divided by four is 30.
Lucky ancestor number 30 is Adolph Blank. He was born in February of 1896 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. I do not know when he died or who he married.
Three facts I do know about Adolph Blank:
* He was the son of Adolph Blank (1867-1900) and Emilie Panzer (1867-1924).
* He was raised by my Great-Grandfather Theodore Miottel and his mother Emilie Panzer Blank after the couple married on 25 May 1901. The couple set about raising a household of six children combined from their prior marriages.
* He had two sisters, Margarette (Margaret) born April of 1893 and Helen born in 1900, and one brother Arthur born in Feb of 1896. He had a step-sister, Clara Miottel, my grandmother, born in 1894 and a step-bother named George Miottel born in 1897.
Well here is a family I certainly need to get information on! I had previously located Adolph in the 1900, 1910, and 1920 census in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Time to do a little more research!