Saturday, July 16, 2011

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your "Heritage Pie" Chart

Randy at Genea-Musings posted this week's idea for Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Your "Heritage Pie" Chart. Since I have a weakness for charts and graphs, I thought I'd play along.

Your mission tonight, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  List your 16 great-great-grandparents with their birth, death and marriage data (dates and places).  [Hint - you might use an Ancestral Name List from your software for this.]

2)  Determine the countries (or states) that these ancestors lived in at their birth and at their death.

3)  For extra credit, go make a "Heritage Pie" chart for the country of origin (birth place) for these 16 ancestors. [Hint: you could use the  chart generator from Kid Zone for this.] [Note: Thank you to Sheri Fenley for the "Heritage Pie" chart idea.]

4.  Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this post, or in a post on Facebook or google+.

My list and chart is after the jump...

Birthplaces of my 2nd Great Grandparents
Here is the list of my 16 great-great grandparents:
16. Elvis H. Brassfield, born 20 Sep 1870, Sergeant Bluff, Woodbury, Iowa, died 6 Mar 1904, Sergeant Bluff, Woodbury, Iowa.

17. Nellie Belle Bates, born 1 Nov 1873, Sergeant Bluff, Woodbury, Iowa, died 27 Oct 1940, Sioux City, Iowa.

18. John Elwood Hunt, born 3 Oct 1869, Downey, Cedar, Iowa, died 29 Dec 1965, Riverside, Riverside, California.

19. Jennie J. Johnson, born 5 Mar 1878, Nebraska, died 11 Sep 1914.

20. Alexander Brown Fowlie, born May 1834, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, died 12 Jan 1906, Calhoun, Iowa. Arrived in the US in c.1870.

21. Mary Kiesel, born 12 Apr 1854, Kankakee, Kankakee, Illinois, died 22 Jul 1923, Rockwell City, Calhoun, Iowa.

22. John Franklin Ross, born 2 Aug 1859, Mansfield, Piatt, Illinois, died 11 Dec 1934.

23. Mary Hay Stotler, born 27 Jan 1864, Sangamon, Piatt, Illinois, died 15 Feb 1959.

24. Valois Denemore Parker, born 22 Aug 1857, Gander, Allegany, New York, died 12 Sep 1930, Wautoma, Waushara, Wisconsin.

25. Anna Belle Wood, born 23 Jun 1858, Deerfield, Waushara, Wisconsin, died 6 Nov 1909, Waushara, Wisconsin.

26. Gilbert Alexander, born abt Jun 1873, Wisconsin, died 1959, Oxford, Wisconsin.

27. Maggie Haney, born 1881, Wisconsin, died 1939.

28. Frederick W. Schauer, born 1864, Wisconsin, died 1944, Wisconsin.

29. Elenora Popp, born 1876, Wisconsin, died 1947, Wisconsin.

30. Gottlieb Polsfuss, born 1860, Posen, Prussia (Poland), died May 1939. Arrived in the US in c.1870.

31. Hulda A. Schulke, born 1866, Posen, Prussia (Poland), died 1946. Arrived in the US in c.1870.

I created the chart using Excel 2010 and it shows the following information:
  • 3 were born in Iowa
  • 1 in Nebraska
  • 3 in Illinois
  • 1 in New York
  • 5 in Wisconsin
  • 13 in the USA
  • 1 in Scotland
  • 2 in Prussia