05 November 2009
Gesche Just Keeps Appearing
It really pays to keep your eyes open and it also helps to be related to half the village.
While doing a little preliminary work on another Wiesens family, I scanned the names on the other christening entries and noticed that Gesche Garrelts Fecht appeared as a sponsor for Anke Alberts Schmidt in November of 1863 in Wiesens. She is listed as the wife of the laborer Jans Dirks Weerts of Wiesens. Gesche was the third wife of an ancestor of mine and mother of his two youngest children. I've been working on an article on her for Casefile Clues.
It wasn't a major breakthrough but does make a good point about keeping your eyes open.