Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – January 1, 1913

1)  Determine where your ancestral families were on 1 January 1913 - 100 years ago.

2)  List them, their family members, their birth years, and their residence location (as close as possible).  Do you have a photograph of their residence from about that time, and does the residence still exist?

3)  Tell us all about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a Facebook Status or Google+ Stream post.

Here's mine:
I'm going with assuming children lived at home until they married, but that is not necessarily true.

Senefts (Uncertain which children lived with them at the time, but if I assume all of them, there were at least seven people total in residence)
Leon Seneft – ? – London, England
Mindel Seneft – 62 – London, England – died three months later, according to her tombstone
                Alex Seneft – 29
                Jack Seneft – 21
                Jennie Seneft – ?
                Annie Seneft – 19
                ? Seneft - ?

Kresches – (only have names of three of a likely five children, not sure which still lived at home at this time)
Benzion Kresch – ? – Czudek, Galicia (possibly dead, I have no solid dates for him)
Feiga Kresch – about 43 – Czudek, Galicia
                Mendel Kresch – 23
                Dora Kresch – 21
                Minna Kresch – ?

Hansens I
Christine Knudsen – 78 – Thyregod, Vejle, Denmark

Jorgen Larsen – 75 – Give, Vejle, Denmark
Ivare Kirstine Larsen – 67 – Give, Vejle, Denmark

Jens Christian Hansen – 54 – Thyregod, Vejle, Denmark
Else Katrine Larsen – 47 – Thyregod, Vejle, Denmark
                Hansine Kristine Hansen – 26 (married in 1918)
                Jans Jørgen Hansen – 24 (married in 1923 in England, but probably left about the same time as Holger, 1914)
                Holger Skov Hansen – 21 (married 1918 in the US, emigrated in 1914)
                Aage Hansen – 17 – (married in 1921)
                Alfred Hansen – 15 – (married 1926 in the US, emigrated in 1920)
                Ida Kirstine Hansen – 12 – (married 1932)
                Hans Knudsen Hansen – 9 – (married 1933)
                Adolf Hansen – 5 – (married 1932)

Hansens II – (ditto the above with Hansens I)
Maren Hansen – 57 – Fjenneslev, Denmark
                Herman Hansen – 30 (married, but he inherited the farm, so I will assume that he is living there with his mother and younger sibling or siblings, depending on who is still living at home) 
                Marie Hansen – 23 (Herman's wife. Their first child would be born in October of this year)
                Oline Hansen – 26 (Not sure when she left home, but she may have been living in Fredericksburg, Denmark by then, or even Chicago, IL, US)
                Hans Kristian Hansen – 22 (again, might already be in the US by this time)
                Johanne Kirsten Hansen – 21 (died in 1916)

Grandmother –
Karen Dorothea Bordewich – 77 – Norway (possibly Oslo? I believe she moved there after her husband's death)

Henrik Bergithon Bordewick – 50 – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Leonhard Marine Bordewick – 51 – Vancouver, BC, Canada
                Bjarne Bordewick – 24 – Vancouver, BC, Canada (married in 1918)
                Harald Bordewick – 22 – Vancouver, BC, Canada
                Hans Henrik Bordewick – 20 – Vancouver, BC, Canada (not sure when he married, but I don't think he was married yet)

Robert James Park – 61 – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Elizabeth Park – 50 – Vancouver, BC, Canada
                Elizabeth Park – 23 (may have been married by this point, I don't have a date for her marriage)
                Mary Dunlop Park – 21 (married in 1918)
                Rhoda Park – 19 (may have been married by this point, as I believe she is the one who moved to the area first, with her husband, but that could be Elizabeth above)
                Margaret Park – 17
                George Dunlop Park – 15 (no date for marriage, but too young anyway)
                Florence Park – 9 – (again, no known marriage date, but far too young)

Benjamin Jones – ? – Merthyr Tydfil, Wales (may be dead by this point, I have his deathdate as "before 1915")
Hannah Jones – 63 – Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
The only child I have a birthdate for is in a separate household, my great-grandfather Daniel.

Parents – 
Daniel Jones – 30 (31 in 16 days) – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Eliza Anne Jones – 27 – Vancouver, BC, Canada (pregnant with their second daughter at the time, who arrives in May)
                Marjorie Grace – 0 (will be 1 in April)

Gabriel Howells – 53 – Vancouver, BC, Canada
Selina Howells – 56 – Vancouver, BC, Canada
                Catherine Howells – 25 (married 1918)
                Edward Gabriel Howells – 21 (married 1919)

That's all I have dates for, but I'm pretty sure most of the people I haven't included were already deceased by this time. I'm not 100% sure on the numbers, but most should be right.


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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.