Saturday, July 16, 2011

SNGF - Your "Heritage Pie" Chart

Randy Seaver from over at Genea-Musings has another challenge!

Your mission tonight, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) List your 16 great-great-grandparents with their birth, death and marriage data (dates and places). [Hint - you might use an Ancestral Name List from your software for this.]

2) Determine the countries (or states) that these ancestors lived in at their birth and at their death.

3) For extra credit, go make a "Heritage Pie" chart for the country of origin (birth place) for these 16 ancestors. [Hint: you could use the chart generator from Kid Zone for this.] [Note: Thank you to Sheri Fenley for the "Heritage Pie" chart idea.]

4. Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a post on Facebook or google+.

I decided to create charts for both my husband and myself. Most of Doug's ancestors have resided in the United States since the mid 1600's to early 1700's. My family being more recent immigrants, the majority coming to this country from the early to mid 1800's.

Of course locating information for Doug's great-great grandparents has proven a much easier task. We have traveled to archives, churches, historical societies, and cemeteries to collect data on every line. My family has been more difficult with records in foreign countries and in different languages.

This has been an interesting exercise to compare the charts representing our children's shared heritage. Thanks Randy and Sheri!

David Ruth, son of David Ruth and Susannah Allebach was born 02 March 1808 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA.

Leah Detweiler, daughter of John Detweiler and Barbara Moyer was born October 1809 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Christian Wismer, son of Christian Wismer and Mary Funk Rosenberger was born 13 April 1817 in Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mary Cassell, daughter of George Cassell and Barbara Moyer Detweiler was born 24 April 1814 in Silverdale, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mathias Springer, son of Mathias Springer and Anna Zimmerman was born about 1783 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Susanna Miller, daughter of Peter Miller and Christina Altman was born 12 June 1794 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Not been able to verify Todd family information. Great-grandmother Margaret Todd lists both parents born in Pennsylvania on census records.

Alfred Platt Starr, son of Ezra Platt Starr and Eveline Hill was born 09 September 1820 in York County, Pennsylvania, USA.

Sarah Matilda McSherry, daughter of Andrew McSherry and Eve Norbeck was born 03 November 1819 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Martin Steffy, son of Peter Steffy and Catherine Meyer was born 10 September 1810 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Mary A. Brandt, daughter of unknown was born 12 October 1812 in Pennsylvania, USA.

Daniel Hindsley, son of Nathan Hindsley and Matilda Hay was born about 1820 in Delaware, USA.

Charlotte Ann Green, daughter of William Green and Charlotte Hutchins was born about1825 in Delaware, USA.

David Montague, son of David Montague and unknown was born about 1830 in Delaware, USA.

Mary Anne Conley, daughter of Henry Conley and Nancy Pippin was born 28 August 1832 in Caroline County, Maryland, USA.

Heinrich Wakefield, son of unknown was born about 1843 in England.

Elizabeth Judd, daughter of Mathias Judd and Christina Breuning was born 17 April 1845 in Germany.

Johannes Stein Jr., son of Johannes Stein, Sr. and Anna Elisabeth Herzog was born 16 August 1840 in Germany.

Marie E. Felder, daughter of unknown was born 22 November 1843 in Kassel, Germany.

George Christopher Gaphardt, son of unknown was born October 1827 in Germany.

Frances Anna (unknown), daughter of unknown was born May 1833 in Maryland, USA.

Not able to verify the Jerousek family line. Great-grandmother Annie Jerousek lists parents from Austria on census record.

Stefan Fuchs, son of unknown was born about 1830 in Austria.

Pavel Liska, son of unknown was born about 1850 in Czechoslovakia.

Marie Slifka, daughter of unknown was born about 1851 in Czechoslovakia.

Joseph Czarnecki, son of unknown was born in Russia.

Not been able to verify Philipki family line. Great-grandmother Leonarda Philipki lists parents from Poland on census record.

Combined chart represents our children's great-great-great grandparents.


  1. Deb,
    You really got into this challenge. I took part in it, too. This one must have struck a chord with a lot of us because I've been checking out a lot of pie charts today.

  2. Kathy,

    I was really fun to work on this challenge. I liked comparing both sides of my children's family. Might give them some idea of how diverse is their heritage.

    Has been fun to check out eveyone's charts. Guess we are all pretty visual!