52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2019 – Week 10

This week’s prompt is ‘Bachelor Uncle.’

Both of my parents grew up as only children.  Since neither had a sibling, I will need to talk about my Great Uncle, Edward Peter Schumacher, my paternal grandmother’s older brother.  Capture

Edward Peter Schumacher was born on 14 Mar 1891 in Reynolds, Grand Forks County, North Dakota.  His parents were Mathias Schumacher and Mary Timlin.  After Mary died in 1903, Edward, along with all of his sisters but one, we living as servants to other families in 1910.

By the time WWI broke out, Edward Peter Schumacher was living in Pend Oreille County, Washington.



After he was released from the military, he was working as a farmhand in Enchanted Prairie, Coos County, Oregon in 1920.

By 1930, he was working in the mills of El Dorado County, California and lived there until his death on 24 Nov 1970.



52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2019 – Week 9

This week’s prompt is ‘At The Courthouse.’

There were many before me who claimed that James Burk was my 7th great grandfather.  The daughter’s name is in question, but it is believed by many that Honora Burk married William Brookshire.  Honora and William would have been my 6th great grandparents.

Courthouse records for James Burk list William Brookshire as receiving a bequest in his will that states William Brookshire was in fact his son-in-law.




52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2019 – Week 7

This weeks prompt is ‘Love.’

I had no idea what to write about, so I thought about looking at names.

Roxie Viola Lovelady was the mother-in-law to my 1st cousin 1x removed cousin Lena Lucy Nerren.

Jo Rachal Love married my 4th cousin 3x removed, Frank Bowles Upchurch.

Grace Elizabeth Love married my 1st cousin 3x removed, William M Beauchamp.

Mayme Elizabeth Lovelace married my 5th cousin 2x removed, Wallace Collins Wathen.

Mikey Don Lovelace married my 4th cousin, Kimberly Carolyn Selman.

Ada Lovett married my 1st cousin 3x removed, Virgil James Nerren.

Ivy Timothy Lovett married my 2nd cousin 2x removed, Faye Ethel York.

There is some ‘Love’ in the family as long as you know where to look.