Casefile Clues

27 April 2011

I'm My Own Cousin


Roolf Alberts Fecht, born 1710 Wiesens, Ostfriesland, Germany:
  1. Gerjet Albers Fecht, born 1747 Wiesens
  2. Tjark Gerjets Fecht, born 1803 Wiesens
  3. Elska Fecht Janssen, born 1829 Wiesens
  4. Jans Janssen, born 1856 Wiesens--died 1929 Basco, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
  5. Trientje Janssen Ufkes, born 1895 Basco--1986 Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
  6. John Henry Ufkes, born 1917 Basco--died 2003 Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois, USA (my grandfather)

Roolf Alberts Fecht, born 1710 Wiesens, Ostfriesland, Germany:
  1. Albert Roolfs Fecht, born 1740 Wiesens
  2. Jacob Alberts Fecht, died 1843 Wiesens
  3. Hinrich Jacobs Fecht, born 1823 Wiesens--died 1912 Elvaston, Hancock County, Illinois, USA
  4. Anke Hinrichs Fecht Habben, born 1860 Wiesens--died 1939 Elvaston, Hancock County, Illinois
  5. Mimke Habben, born 1881 Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois--died 1969 Carthage, Hancock County, Illinois
  6. Dorothy Habben Ufkes, born 1924 Prairie Township, Hancock County, Illinois--died 2008 Florida (my grandmother)
I have numerous multiple descents from various Ostfriesen ancestors. In this case, I'm my own 7th cousin.