Randy has his new Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge up at Genea-Musings.com. This week it’s Ancestor Roulette. Take a great grandmother’s birth year and divide it by 90. Then, find this person on an ahnentafel chart, provide their vitals, and share three facts about them.
I chose my great grandmother, Elizabeth (Segalas) Lassalle. She was born in 1857. The number I come up with 20.63. It rounds off to 21.
Ancestor number 21 on my ahnentafel chart is Marie Anne Lacrouts. She was born 8 Sep 1835 in Ogeu les bains, France. She was the daughter of Jean Pierre Lacrouts and Magedelaine Boulan. She died 1 Sep 1891 in Ogeu les bains. She married Jean Mazeres dit Salanave on 9 Jan 1854 in Ogeu les bains.
Three facts about Marie-Anne:
1. Her occupation was listed in records as a cultivatrice. This means she was a farmer.
2. Marie-Anne lived her entire life in Ogeu les bains, which is a village in Southern France. Though five of her children migrated to the United States between 1880-1900, she never came to the US herself.
3. She had at least 8 children. At least one died as an infant. Two others may have also died young.
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