The Ancestors

If it were not for Amy Johnson Crow and her 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge I may not have started blogging in 2014. During my first year, I wrote about my American ancestors on the paternal side of my family tree. In 2015 I wrote about my children’s European ancestors, from their grandparents to their 4th great-grandparents and continued with their 5th great-grandparents in 2017. By the time I celebrate my 4th Blogiversary on 23 January 2018, I will have finished the last three sets of 5th greats. Placeholders for future stories for the ancestors in the 9th generation will be added soon as well as links to stories written about more distant ancestors.

First Generation (Our Children)

(1) [Living Persons] MEDER

Second Generation (Parents)

(2) [Living Person] MEDER
(3) [Living Person] MEDER-DEMPSEY

Third Generation (Grandparents)

(4)  Marcel Mathias MEDER
(5) Marie Françoise “Maisy” KREMER
(6) Fred Roosevelt “Freddy”DEMPSEY
(7) [Living Person] WILDINGER

Fourth Generation (Great-grandparents)

(8) Johann Peter “Jean-Pierre”MEDER
(9) Catharina “Catherine” “Ketty” “Ged” SCHWARTZ
(10) Franz “Fritz” KREMER
(11) Suzanne PEFFER
(12) Fred Rothwell DEMPSEY
(13) Myrtle Hazel ROOP
(14) Nicolas WILDINGER
(15) Marie Marcelle FOURNELLE

Fifth Generation (2nd Great-grandparents)

(16) Franz “François” MEDER
(17) Elisabetha “Elisabeth” “Elise” FABER
(18) Johannes “Johann” “Jean” SCHWARTZ
(19) Margaretha GORGES
(20) Nicolas KREMER
(21) Cathérine GRISIUS
(22) Nicolas PEFFER
(23) Maria MERTES
(24) William Henderson DEMPSEY
(25) Laura Belle INGRAM
(26) Walter Farmer ROOP
A West Virginia Coal Miner’s Poetic Memories
Great-grandfather Roop’s Art
Great-grandfather Roop’s Poetry
(27) Rebecca Jane CLONCH
(28) Johann “Jean” WILDINGER
(29) Katharina “Catherine” PÖPPELREITER
(30) Jean Joseph “Joseph” FOURNELLE
(31) Catharina FRANTZ

Sixth Generation (3rd Great-grandparents)

(32) Théodore MEDER
(33) Susanna REIFFER
(34) Johann “Jean” FABER
(35) Maria “Marie” LORENTZ
(36) Johann SCHWARTZ
(37) Catharina SCHMITT
(38) Johann GORGES
(39) Catharina SCHERFF
(40) Anton KREMER
(41) Anna Maria MERKES
(42) Heinrich “Henri” GRISIUS
(43) Elisabeth “Elise” WECKERING
(44) Nicolas PEFFER Sr.
(45) Marie ZWANK
(46) Michel MERTES
(47) Margaretha RUCKERT
(48) William A. W. DEMPSEY
(49) Sarah Ann WOOD
(50) Irvin Lewis INGRAM
(51) Mary M. DEMPSEY
(52) Gordon Washington ROOP
(53) Milla Susan PETERS
(54) Alexander CLONCH
I Found the Coolest Site to Use for Land Records in West Virginia
(55) Tabitha Ann “Tobitha” COOLEY
(56) Bernard “Bernhard” “Bernardus” WILDINGER
(57) Maria WEIMANN
(58) Mathias PÖPPELREITER
(59) Magdalena WAGNER
(60) André FOURNELLE and Part II
(61) Odile Lucie SCHLOESSER
(62) Jean “Johann” FRANTZ
(63) Marie “Maria” MAJERUS

Seventh Generation (4th Great-grandparents)

(64) Johann Nicolas “Jean Nicolas” MEDER
(65) Apolonia “Apolline” WILMES
(66) Théodore REIFFER
(67) Elisabetha CLOS
(68) Jean “Johann” FABER
(69) Maria Catharina “Margaretha” SCHENTEN
(70) Mathias LORENTZ
(71) Margaretha PREUSEN
(72) Mathias SCHWARTZ
(73) Anna TRIERWEILER
(74) Nicolaus “Nicolas” SCHMITT
(75) Anna Maria WOLLSCHEID
(76) Johann GORGES
(77) Anna Maria BOTZ
(78) Michel SCHERFF
(79) Elisabetha CLEMENS
(80) Nicolas KREMER
(81) Elisabeth FRIEDERICH
(82) Pierre “Peter” MERKES
(83) Anna Catharina HASTERT
(84) Frederich GRISIUS
(85)  Catherina SCHAEFFER
(86) Antoine “Anton” WECKERING
(87) Margaretha BERNARD
(88) Antoin “Anton” PEFFER
(89) Maria GRASSER
(90) Jacques “Jacob” ZWANK
(91) Maria DAHM
(92) François “Franz” MERTES
(93) Margaretha ERPELDING
(94) Jacob RUCKERT
(95) Magdalena SCHMIT
(96) DEMPSEY BRICK WALL
(97) Wife of DEMPSEY BRICK WALL
(98) Elijah WOOD
(99) Rachel HONAKER
(100) Robert INGRAM
(101) Huldah JOHNSON
(102) Seaton Y. DEMPSEY
(103) Clementine M. GOWING
(104) Gordon H. ROOP
(105) Emaline LESTER
(106) Jordan N. PETERS and Update
(107) Rachel PROFFITT
(108) William CLONCH
I No Longer Need that Lookup, Folks!
The Estate of William Clonch (1807-1863) of Mason County, West Virginia Part I
The Estate of William Clonch (1807-1863) of Mason County, West Virginia – Part 2
William CLONCH’s Estate – and It Gets More Complicated
I Found the Coolest Site to Use for Land Records in West Virginia
(109) Mary E. “Polly” DOSS
(110) John COOLEY
(111) Sarah Ann TREADWAY
(112) Nicolas WILDINGER
(113) Catherine SCHRAMEN
(114) Hubert “Hubertus” WEIMANN
(115) Elisabeth WELTER
(116) Theodore PÖPPELREITER
(117) Maria Katharina GROELINGER
(118) Johann “Joannes” WAGNER
(119) Anna Maria KERSCHT
(120) André FOURNELLE
(121) Marie Catherine PHILIPPART
(122) Johann Joseph SCHLOESSER
(123) Anna Maria “Marie” CONSBRÜCK
(124) Johannes “Jean” FRANTZ
(125) Elisabeta “Elise” FRISCH
(126) Jean MAJERUS
(127) Maria TRAUSCH

Eighth Generation (5th Great-grandparents)

(128 & 129) Johannes “Jean” “Joannis” MEDER and Susanna LAMBERT, Part 2, Part 3
(130 & 131) Gangolf “Gangolphe” WILMES and Anne Marguerite SCHODEN
(132 & 133) den Här an d’Madame REIFFER, a Brick Wall
(134 & 135) Michel CLOS and Elisabeth THEVES
(136 & 137) Jacques FABER and Elisabeth WOLTER
(138 &139) Michel SCHENTEN and Cathérine OVERECKEN
(140 & 141) Michel LORENTZ and Cathérine STEINFORT
(142 & 143) Thomas PREISER and Anne Marie SCHRANTZ
(144 & 145) Lorentz SCHWARTZ and Magdalena HALER
(146 & 147) Nicolas TRIERWEILER and Catharina HOFFMANN
(148 & 149) Fridericus “Friederich” SCHMITT and  Maria Elisabeth PLEIN
(150 & 151) Jacobus “Jacobi” WOLLSCHEID and  Catharine BARTHELMES
(152 & 153) Johann Adam GORGES and  Eva Clara RODENS
(154 & 155) Caspar BOTZ and Magdalena MASEN
(156 & 157) Joannes SCHERFF and Maria STEIMETZ
(158 & 159) Joannes “Jean” CLEMENS and Suzanna “Susanne” WEBER
(160 & 161) Wilhelm “Guillaume” KREMER and Madelaine “Magdalena” WINANDY
(162 & 163) Mathieu “Mathias” FRIEDERICH dite THIVELS and Maria OLSEM
(164 & 165) Nicolas MERKES and Margaretha WAGENER
(166 & 167) Christophe “Christian” HASTERT and Barbara SCHMIT
(168 & 169) Mathias GRISIUS and  Magdalena SCHAETTER and latest post
(170 & 171) Nicolas SCHAEFFER and  Theresia GREISCH
(172 & 173) Pierre WECKERING and Marguerite LASCHEID
(174 & 175) Pierre BERNARD and Antoinette GROEBER
(176 & 177) Adam PEFFER and Marguerite PIERRET
(178 & 179) Michel GRASSER and Elisabetha HOSCHEID and Part II: A Priest Born in the 16th Century Leaves a Key to Open the Door in a Brick Wall
(180 & 181) Franciscus “François” ZWANCK and Clara “Claire” WELTER
(182 & 183) Pierre “Peter” DAHM and Anne Cathérine KIMMES
(184 & 185) Nicolas MERTES and Marie Catherine DONNEN and What’s the secret of “maison dite” or house names in Luxembourg records?
(186 & 187) Nicolas ERPELDING and Madelaine “Magdalena” KUNERATH
(188 & 189) Johann RUCKERT and Angelique MICHELS
(190 & 191) Peter SCHMIT and Anne Marguerite “Margaretha” WEICKER and UPDATE post
(192) DEMPSEY BRICK WALL
(193) Wife of DEMPSEY BRICK WALL
(194) BRICK WALL
(195) BRICK WALL
(196) William WOOD
(197) Mary Ann McGRAW
(198) Frederick HONAKER
(199) Rachel WISEMAN
(200) James INGRAM
(201) Margaret “Peggy” KINCAID
(202) William JOHNSON Jr.
(203) Nancy Ann SIMS
(204) William DEMPSEY
(205) Martha “Patsy” LANDRUM
(206) Landon S. GOWING
(207) Sally CRISP
(208) James “Jimmie” ROOP
(209) Elizabeth CARROLL and Part II
(210) Jacob LESTER
(211) Cynthia SUMNER
(212) Zachariah PETERS
(213) Kesiah “Keziah” LIVELY
(214) David PROFFITT
(215) Sarah “Sally” COCKRAM
(216) Dennis CLAUNCH
(217) Nancy BEASLEY
(218) Unknown
(219) Levina DOSS
(220) COOLEY BRICK WALL
(221) Wife of COOLEY BRICK WALL
(222) Henry TREADWAY (not proven)
(223) Wife of Henry TREADWAY
(224 & 225) Wilhelmus WILTINGER and Margaretha WELTER
(226 & 227) Michael SCHRAMEN and Elizabeth SCHMITT
(228 & 229) Bernardus WEYMANN and Susanna MALAMBRE
(230 & 231) Anton WELTER and Anne Catherine HENNES
(232 & 233) Johann “Joannes” PÖPPELREITER and Margaret BOMMES
(234 & 235) Johann “Joannes” GROELINGER and Anna Maria Benedikta MERGEN
(236 & 237) Mathias WAGNER and Maria Catharina SCHACMOTTE
(238 & 239) Mathias KERSCHT and Anna EWEN
(240 & 241) Pierre FOURNELLE and Marie-Anne SCHMIT
(242 & 243) Michel PHILIPPART and Catherine MEUNIER
(244 & 245) Jean-Népomucène SCHLOESSER and Marguerite TRAUD
(246 & 247) Henri CONSBRÜCK and Eve “Eva” LANSER
(248 & 249) Paulus FRANTZ and Susanne KEIFFER
(250 & 251) Jacob FRISCH and Regina HUBERTY
(252 & 253) Jean Baptiste MAJERUS and Catharina CORNELY
(254 & 255) Michel TRAUSCH and Catharina HAMES

9th Generation (6th Great-grandparents)

(256 & 257) Adami MEDER and Elisabetha ESCH
(258 & 259) Joannes REINERS and wife Maria (parents of Susanna REINERS aka LAMBERT)
(260 & 261) Michaelis WILMES and Barbara JACQUEMIN
(262 & 263) Mr. SCHEID (SCHOOD) and Anna Maria FETH
(264 & 265) Brick Wall (paternal grandparents of Théodore REIFFER)
(266 & 267) Brick Wall (maternal grandparents of Théodore REIFFER)
(268 & 269) Joannes CLOOS and Anne Marie KLAREN
(270 & 271) Nikolaus THEWES and Gertrud LESSEN
(272 & 273) Joannis ADAM and Margaritha (first married to THOMMES)
(274 & 275) Jacobi WOLTER and Marie Elisabeth MEYERS
(276 & 277) Joannes SCHENTEN x KOECHER and Catharina KOSTERS
(278 & 279) Parents of Cathérine OBERECKEN
(280 & 281) Mathias LORENS and Eva FRENTZ
(282 & 283) Petri STENGENFORT and unknown wife
(284 & 285) Joannis PREISER and Anna Maria FETH
(286 & 286) Petrus SCHRANTZ and Anne Marie HAMEN
(288 & 289) Jean “Joannis” SCHWARTZ and Maria HEINZ
(290 & 291) Mathia HALER and Angela ALENTS
(292 & 293) Johann Gerard TRIERWEILER and Elisabeth KERSCH
(294 & 295) Carl HOFFMANN and Angela ROSPORT
(296 & 297) Philippi SCHMITT and Apollonia MATTES
(298 & 299) Matthias PLEIN and Margaretha VALERIUS
(300 & 301) Johann WOLLSCHEID and Anna Maria WILLWERT
(302 & 303) Johann BARTHELMES and Eva BARZEN
(304 & 305) Johann Peter GORGES and Anna Maria HORSCH
(306 & 307) Nikolaus RODENS and Anna SCHUE
(308 & 309) Brick Wall (parents of Caspar BOTZ)
(310 & 311) Brick Wall (parents of Magdalena MASEN)
(312 & 313) Nicolaus SCHERFF and Helena OTTO
(314 & 315) Dominique STEIMETZ and Helena “Magdalena” KOCH
(316 & 317) Daniel and Elisabetha CLEMENS
(318 & 319) Matthias WEBER and Anna Margaretha FEILEN
(320 & 321) Henri and Magdalena  CREMERS
(322 & 323) Joannes VENANDI and Maria HOSINGER
(324 & 325) Johann THIVELS alias FRIEDERICH and Catharina FEDERSPIEL
(326 & 327) Martin HUNTGES and Marguerite MAY
(328 & 329) Johann Heinrich “Henri” MERKES and Anna ROSS
(330 & 331) Anton WAGENER and Catharina PIRSCH
(332 & 333) Mathias HASTERT and Anne NIEDERKORN
(334 & 335) Jean SCHMIDT and Maria LENTZ
(336 & 337) Leonard GRITIUS and Marie NEIEN
(338 & 339) Jean SCHETTERT and Anna Catharina SCHAACK
(340 & 341) Jean Baptiste SCHAEFFER and Catherine SCHAACK
(342 & 343) Nicolas GREISCH and Susanne ROLLINGER
(344 & 345) Michel WECKERING and Anna Maria DALEYDEN
(346 & 347) Brick Wall (parents of Marguerite LASCHEID)
(348 & 349) Jacob BERNARD and Jeanne CAPPUS
(350 & 351) Valentin GREBER and Christina STEFFEN
(352 & 353) Dominique PEFFER and Marguerite SINTGEN
(354 & 355) Nicolas PIERRET and Anna Maria ROBINET
(356 & 357) Nicolas GRASSER vulgo REUTERS and Elisabetha WINANDY
(358 & 359) Léonard HOSCHEID and Marie Catharina REULAND
(360 & 361) Pierre ZWANG and Anne Marie HUSCHET
(362 & 363) Johann WELTER and Anna Maria FELTES
(364 & 365) Jean DHAM and Marie WELTER
(366 & 367) Nicolas KIMES and Anna Maria STRENG
(368 & 369) Peter MERTES and Marguerite BIVER
(370 & 371) Johann DONNEN and Barbara CHRITOPHORY
(372 & 373) Casparus ERPELDING and Gertrudes JEHNEN
(374 & 375) Peter CONRADT and Anna Catharina ROEDER
(376 & 377) Petrus RUCKERT and Anna Catharina SPEYER
(378 & 379) Petrus MICHELS and Susanna MARTIN aka MERTES
(380 & 381) Peter SCHMIT and Rosa CLEMENS
(382 & 383) Nicolas WEICKER and Anne Margarethe HARTMANN
(384 & 385) Brick Wall (great-grandparents of William A. W. DEMPSEY)
(386 & 387) Brick Wall (great-grandparents of William A. W. DEMPSEY)
(388 & 389) Brick Wall (great-grandparents of William A. W. DEMPSEY)
(390 & 391) Brick Wall (great-grandparents of William A. W. DEMPSEY)
(392 & 393) Bailey WOOD and Nancy, his wife
(394 & 395) Martin McGRAW and Margaret “Polly”, his wife
(396 & 397) Hans Jacob HONEGGER and Maria GOETZ
(398 & 399) Isaac WISEMAN and Elizabeth DAVIS
(400 & 401) Ester INGRAM – an assumption
(402 & 403) John KINCAID and Elizabeth Hannah GILLESPIE
(404 & 405) William JOHNSON Sr. and Amy NELSON
(406 & 407) James SIMS and Phebe (see link to page with all posts for James SIMS) James SIMS (1754-1845) Pioneer of Nicholas County, West Virginia
(408 & 409) Susannah DEMPSEY and her BRICK WALL husband
(410 & 411) James LANDRUM and his unknown wife
(412 & 413) Phillip GOING and Judith POTTER
(414 & 415) William CRISP and his wife Lucy
(416 & 417) Henry RUPE and Catherine Barbara NOLL
Henry RUPE and Catherine Barbara NOLL ~ The Early Years in Maryland (1765-1793)
Henry RUPE and Catherine Barbara NOLL ~ The Years in Rockbridge (1793-1801)
Henry RUPE and Catherine Barbara NOLL ~ The Years in Rockbridge (1793-1801)
Henry RUPE and Catherine Barbara NOLL ~ At Home on the Old Henry Roop Place
Henry RUPE and Catherine Barbara NOLL ~ Family Life in Montgomery County, Virginia
The Last Will and Testament of Henry RUPE 1765-1845
Henry RUPE’s Estate and his Widow Catherine’s Last Days
A Date of Death for Catherine Barbara NOLL (1768-1859)
(418 & 419) Robert CARROLL and his wife Anne
(420 & 421) John LESTER II and Mary Ann TERRY
(422 & 423) Owen SUMNER and Sarah NEWTON
(424 & 425) John PETERS and wife – Can this be proven with DNA?
(426 & 427) Joseph LIVELY and Mary L. CASH
(428 & 429) Augustin PROFFITT and Elizabeth “Betsy” ROBERTSON
(430 & 431) Edward COCKRAM and his wife Mary
(432 & 433) Jeremiah CLAUNCH and his wife
(434 & 435) Brick wall (parents of Nancy BEASLEY)
(436 & 437) Brick Wall (paternal grandparents of Mary E. DOSS)
(438 & 439) James DOSS Jr. and Elizabeth LESTER
(440 & 441) BRICK WALL (paternal grandparents of John COOLEY)
(442 & 443) BRICK WALL (maternal grandparents of John COOLEY
(444 & 445) Edward TREDWAY and Nancy MAGNESS
(446 & 447) Brick Wall (maternal grandparents of Sarah Ann TREADWAY)
(448 & 449) Michel WILTINGER and Margaretha DIESBURG
(450 & 451) Michael WELTER and Katharian KLEIN
(452 & 453) Matthias SCHRAMEN and Anna Barbara LEIBRICH (BURG)
(454 & 455) Sebastian SCHMITT and Maria LORANG
(456 & 457) Nikolaus WEYMAN and Maria Katharina HUSS
(458 & 459) Gerard MALAMBRÉ and Barbara BIESDORF
(460 & 461) Johann Bernard WELTER and Maria BRIMERS
(462 & 463) Johann HENNES and Magdalena MÜLLER
(464 & 465) Peter BUBELREITER and Gertrud LAMBERTI or BOSEN
(466 & 467) Johann BOMMES and Anna Maria Luzia THIELEN
(468 & 469) Peter MERTSCHERT and Susanna “Anna”SCHNEIDER
(470 & 471) Theodor MERGEN and Gertrud THELEN
(472 & 473) Johann Nicolaus WAGNER and Anna Maria KLEIWER
(474 & 475) Johann HARTERT and Elisabeth HEINZ
(476 & 477) Peter KERSCHT and Eva SCHMIDS
(478 & 479) Gerhard EWEN and Barbara THEILEN
(480 & 481) Pierre FOURNELLE and Jeanne NEU
(482 & 483) Jean SCHMIT and Eve DUCKER
(484 & 485) Jacques PHILIPPART and Catherine SINGER aka KETTER
(486 & 487) Henri MEUNIER and Margaretha KILBOUR
(488 & 489) Joseph SCHLOESSER and Catherine ARENDT
(490 & 491) Nicolas TRAUDT and Barbe BILL
(492 & 493) Johann CONSBRÜCK and Barbara SCHMIDT
(494 & 495) Sébastian LANSER and Maria Catharina HASTERT
(496 & 497) Nicolaus FRANTZ and Angela BARTEL
(498 & 499) Nicolaus KIEFFER and Susanna SCHILTZ
(500 & 501) Joannis FRISCH and Margaret ZEIMES
(502 & 503) Peter HUBERTY and Jonannata BEREND
(504 & 505) Jean MAJERUS and Margretha BREGER
(506 & 507) Hubert CORNELY and Margaretha EVEN
(508 & 509) Remacle TRAUSCH and Theresia BRAUN (COLLING)
(510 & 511) Johannes HAMES and Agnes HERTZ

10th Generation (7th Great-grandparents)

(812) Jeremiah SIMS
Jeremiah SIMS 1730-1768 Culpeper County, Virginia

(832) Johann Jacob RUPP aka Jacob RUPE, the emigrant
The Johann Jacob Rupp Family History Spans Two Continents
Johann Jacob RUPP of Oberhoffen, Northern Alsace, present-day France
Rupe/Roop/Ruppe/Rupp Migration in the Years 1752-1820
“I found the ship!”
How to Find Your 18th Century Immigrant’s Signature
Rhineharts Folly in Pipe Creek Hundred, Baltimore County, Maryland
Where I Found the Land Records of my RUPE Ancestors in Maryland
Three Fantastic Finds Made While Researching 1752 Immigrant Johann Jacob Rupp
Proof of Patriotic Service During the Revolutionary War for Jacob RUPE

11th Generation (8th Great-grandparents)

(1664) Johann Jacob RUPP, der Jüngere (the younger)
The RUPP-FETZER Family of Oberhoffen-lès-Wissembourg

12th Generation (9th Great-grandparents)

(3328) Hannes Bartel RUPP
17th Century Ancestors: Anna Sybilla and Hannes Bartel RUPP