This pretty woman is probably a descendant of my 3rd great-grandmother, Eleanora Wissig Roth Kunz, and her second husband, Friedreich Kunz. The daughters of both marriages kept in touch even after life took them to different parts of the country; the Roth daughters went to Georgia, South Carolina, and Utah while the Kunz daughters stayed … Continue reading Photo: Who is She?
On a recent trip to the National Archives, I was able to look at the widow and minors’ pension applications filed by my 2nd great-grandmother, her siblings, and their mother. Augusta Roth Eigenmann was only two years old when her father, Johann Adam Roth, died. This left Augusta’s mother, Eleanora Wissig Roth, a widow with … Continue reading Application Denied
As a descendant of people who spent generations in South Carolina and Alabama, I grew up knowing that many of my ancestors fought for or sympathized with the South during the American Civil War. While I think I would have made different choices if I had lived then, I enjoy finding ancestors who fought for … Continue reading A German in the Civil War
Eleanora Wissig was one of my 3rd great-grandmothers. She was born 22 July 1835 in the Duchy of Nassau (in modern-day Germany). She immigrated to the United States before 1856 and lived in St. Louis, Missouri, where there was a large German population. She married my 3rd great-grandfather, (John) Adam Roth, 22 November 1856. He … Continue reading Zehn Kinder
The prompt for 52 Ancestors this week is Work. This week I wrote down the occupations of many of my ancestors. Some interesting patterns emerged, with occupations often being passed down for generations. There is a cluster of doctors over several generations in my Eve/Carmichael line; there are ancestors that have occupations involving ships from … Continue reading A Woman at Work