Brick Wall People – Part 20 – Susanne Pedersdatter

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Name: Susanne Pedersdatter
Birth: 1787
Death: unknown
Marriage: 1819, Trondheim, Norway
Location(s): Trondheim, Norway
Relation to me: Susanne Pedersdatter was my mother's father's father's mother's mother's mother. Which makes her 7th generation before me.
Alias(es): none known
Parents: unknown
Spouse(s): Henrich Hansen
Children: 1 known – Pauline Henrikke Roness
Other Family: none known

Details: I have one record less for Susanne than I do for her husband, as only he shows on their daughter's wedding record to Johan Bordewich. Also like him, I have no records before her, so she is the beginning of this line for me at the moment. I assume her father's name was either Peder or Peter, but beyond that, I have no clue where to start looking for her family. All I can assume is that she is of Norwegian ancestry. At least until I learn differently. I'd love to know where and when she was born, how many children she had, if perhaps she was married before Henrich (which I have noticed in cases where there are no parents for the wife on a marriage record).

1)      The first proof I have for her is Pauline's birth record. This gives very little information, but it was the first time I had found her name on any records regarding Pauline.
2)      She is also listed on her own marriage record, though that gave me little more information, and no information on her parents' names, unfortunately. As I said above, that leads me to speculate that this may not have been her first marriage, but that's pure speculation at this time, given how old the record is.

Again, aside from the info on her marriage record, I have no BMD info, so I would love to firm up those dates and also to learn more about her family in general. How many children did she and Henrich have? Did she have children with other men? Who were her parents? Did she have any siblings? All questions I'd love to have answered.

As always, if my family or anyone out there has any more information on this family, I'd love to talk to you about them. I'd love to learn more on any of them, if at all possible.

Surprise family history

I do infrequent google searches for the people in my family, and one day I was googling my grandfather, and found something I'd not seen before. The way the listing read at first sounded like a scraping site that had stolen the information from elsewhere—most likely this blog—so of course, I had to check it out to find out what it was and if I needed to find a way to complain. What I found was fascinating.

My grandparents came here in 1952. My grandfather had just gotten his accounting degree, and went to work for a series of different companies doing accounting work before eventually going into work for himself as a CPA. He was a bit of a pack rat, and that grew worse as he grew older. Towards the end of his life, my grandmother worked at getting him to let go of some of the things he had collected over the years.

I think this was how this entry was born. The entry, which I had thought was scrobbled, is a summary of a collection that now resides at the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI), along with a small history of my grandfather's life. It is called Sam Hillinger Rhodes Brothers Ten Cent Store Collection, 1910-1950. Apparently Sam came across these photos and cards while he was working for the Modern Home Builders company in Lynnwood when they purchased the Rhodes Ten Cent Stores. He kept them for many years, finally donating them in 1996.

I remember the family going through all his things after his death in 2000. It's nice to know that his collecting has managed to preserve some history that might otherwise be gone forever. Who knows what kind of use this might end up being put to in the future?

Hello again

I realize I haven't been posting much, but I've been a bit distracted. The last month has suddenly made me itch to play with my genealogy again, so I'm back. I think I have finished my Matrilinial Monday posts, but I do have a couple of the Brick Wall People posts left to put up. I also have a little something I found that I need to write up, so hopefully I'll get those all queued this weekend for you all to read.

If you're still out there reading, and you have anything to add to anything I've posted, please feel free to drop a note. Comments on posts old or new are welcome.

I hope you will enjoy what I have coming up, too. I've been inspired by my friend Foodie's cooking blog, Persnickity Cookery. She's been doing posts about her Saturday meals; doing one meal for each state in the US, and she posts stats and mini-histories for each of the cities she chooses for her meals. I'm going to do an offshoot of the idea, doing a series of posts about the places my ancestors were born, starting with my grandfather, Sam Hillinger. I'm calling them Hometown Histories. Some of my ancestors I won't be able to do, because I don't have locations for, but I have enough that this should be very interesting. And nearly all of the cities are outside the US, so that will be that much more interesting.

So I hope you all stick around to see what I have to post!

About this blog

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.