A Bit of Genealogy Fun:

The past Saturday's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun on Genea-Musings:

1) Pick one of your ancestral lines - any one - patrilineal, matrilineal, zigzag, from a famous ancestor, etc. Pick a long one if you can.

2) Tell us which position in the birth order that your ancestor was in each generation. For example "third child, first son." Also list how many children were born to these parents.

3) Share your Birth Order work with us on your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, in a comment on Facebook, etc.

Looked like fun, so I had to give it a try, even though Saturday is long past. I used one of the Danish branches that had the most generations back, and included children that far back. Many of my branches go back further but don't have all the kids documented, or have no children documented aside from my direct ancestor.

So here's what I have:
1) M K Hillinger (1969-) – first child, daughter of E Hillinger and R Bordewick of 2 daughters

2) E D Hillinger (1949-) – first child, son of Sam Hillinger and Margaret Hansen of 2 sons and 2 daughters

3) Margaret Hansen (1919-2010) – first child, daughter of Holger Skov Hansen and Julie Oline Hansen of 2 daughters and 1 son

4) Holger Skov Hansen (1891-1977) – third child, son of Jens Kristian Hansen and Else Katrine Larsen of 2 daughters and 6 sons

5) Jens Kristian Hansen (1858-1919) – first child, son of Christine Jensdatter and Hans Knudsen of 4 sons and 4 daughters

6) Christine Jensdatter (1834-1918) – fifth child, daughter of Jens Christian Pedersen and Mette Matisdatter of 4 daughters and 5 sons

7) Jens Christian Pedersen (1798-1876) – fourth child, son of Peder Christiansen and Catrine Pedersdatter of 4 sons and 2 daughters

8) Peder Christensen (abt 1759-1830) – sixth child, son of Chresten Jepsen Storgaard and Mette Pedersdatter of 3 daughters and 4 sons

9) Chresten Jepsen Sorgaard (1705-1767) – fifth child, son of Jep Michelsen and Anna Jensdatter of 3 daughters and 6 sons

10) Jep Michelsen (1667-1745) – second child, son of Michel Eskesen and Kristen Jepsdatter of 4 daughters and 1 son

11) Michel Eskesen (abt 1638-1716) – third child, son of Eske Christensen and Dorothe Mikkelsdatter Hontoft of 2 daughters and 4 sons

In 11 generations: 4 first children, 1 second child, 2 third children, 1 fourth child, 2 fifth children, 1 sixth child.
Kind of cool that I have the most of first children in this line over the other positions.


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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.