Well I am determined this week not to miss out on the geneablogger fun with Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun! This week, Randy is asking:
1) Which of your ancestors were alive in 1909?
2) Tell us where your ancestral families were living in 1909. What country, state, county, city/town, etc. Who was in the family at the time? Use the 1910 census as "close enough."
3) Have you found each of these families in the 1910 census?
Well I will need start with my great-grandparents since none of my grandparents had been born by 1909.
Elmer A. McEntee, living in Gardiner, Ulster, New York with his wife Margaret M. DeGroodt and his children John, Elmira, Harold, Myron and George McEntee as well as his father, John W. McEntee. The 1910 census lists the surname as "McEnton" but Elmer had not yet started using "MacEntee" until the 1920 census.
John Vincent Slattery, living in Kingston, Ulster, New York with his wife Loretta Krom and his siblings James and Julia Slattery.
John Ralph Austin, living at 2025 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York, with his parents William Dence Austin and Catherine O'Keefe as well his brothers Maurice, Harry, Robert, and William (Lawton) Austin.
Therese McGinnes, living in Manhattan, New York with her mother Bridget Farren and her sisters Mary, Alice, Elizabeth, Loretta and Gertrude McGinnes.
Richard Henneberg, living at 342 Saint Ann's Avenue, Apt. 5 in the Bronx, Bronx, New York with his parents Gustave and Magdalena (Lena) Henneberg and siblings Walter, Gustave, Madeline, William and Frederic Henneberg.
Frances Pressner is one of the few ancestors who I cannot locate in the 1910 Census. Since she married Richard Hennberg in 1911, it is assumed that she was living in the Bronx or was still in transit from Germany.
John W. MacEntee, living with his son Elmer's family in Gardiner, Ulster, New York.
Jacob L. DeGroodt, living in Plattekill, Ulster, New York with his wife Georgiana Simpson and their children Abram, Raymond, Elmer, and Clarence DeGroodt.
Sarah Ann Christiana, wife of William R. Krom, is presumed to be living in Gardiner, Ulster, New York with one of her children since her husband died in 1891.
William Dence Austin, living at 2025 Madison Avenue in Manhattan, New York, with his wife Catherine O'Keefe as well their sons Maurice, Harry, John, Robert, and William (Lawton) Austin.
Bridget Farren, living in Manhattan, New York with her daughters Mary, Alice, Elizabeth, Loretta, Therese and Gertrude McGinnes.
Gustave Henneberg, living at 342 Saint Ann's Avenue, Apt. 5 in the Bronx, Bronx, New York with his wife Magdalena (Lena) Henneberg and children Walter, Gustave, Madeline, William, Richard and Frederic Henneberg.
Catherine Sullivan, whose husband David O'Keefe had passed away in 1870, has not been located in the 1910 Census. In the 1920 Census she is still living and with her daughter Mary O'Keefe Downey in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama.