Welcome

to Journey to the Past, I'm Brenda (Glover) Leyndyke and I believe researching your family history is a fascinating journey.

Where in the World is Mary Wrightweesner?

19 July 2016

Where in the World is Mary Wrightweasner Graf?

There are a few ancestors that I would give anything to know more about and my second great grandmother, Mary Wrightweesner Graf is one of those ancestors.  She left her homeland in Germany, traveled to the United States in 1859, settled in Indiana, and was left a widow at the age of 34 with eight children.  She never remarried and died at the age of 63 in 1898.  

One of the first place family historians search for their ancestors is in the United States Census records.  I am compiling my census information into a table format. Each month I share a "Where in the World" post.  Compiling my information this way shows me where I have gaps in my research.


FACT
DATE
PLACE OF RESIDENCE
ENUMERATION DISTRICT/PAGE ID./DWELLING
Birth
about 1835
Bayern, Germany

Arrival
18 Nov 1859
New York, New York, United States

Census
1860
Harrison, Miami, Indiana, United States
/393/768
Census
1870
North Grove, Miami, Indiana, United States
/16/114
Census
1880
Harrison, Miami, Indiana, United States
125/7/62
Death
13 June 1898
North Grove, Miami, Indiana, United States

1 comments:

Marian B. Wood said...

I like your idea of creating a table to summarize census information. Makes it quick and easy to see what you know and where people are each decade. By the way, more and more Indiana newspapers are available online. Were you able to find great-great-grandma's obit?

Post a Comment