SNGF: Ancestor Name List Roulette

It is Saturday – so that means it is time for Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.  Tonight’s assignment look’s pretty fun!  The directions are in blue and my answers are in black.

1) How old is one of your grandfathers now, or how old would he be if he had lived? Divide this number by 4 and round the number off to a whole number. This is your “roulette number.”

I am using my maternal grandfather, Maxamillian Doerflinger, Jr.  He was born 14 March 1908.  Therefore, if he was still alive today, he would be 103 years old.  Divide that by 4 and you get 25.75.  So I’ll round that up, making my roulette number 26.

2) Use your pedigree charts or your family tree genealogy software program to find the person with that number in your ancestral name list (some people call it an “ahnentafel”). Who is that person?

Number 26 is Antone Keppler.

3) Tell us three facts about that person in your ancestral name list with the “roulette number.”

Antone Keppler is my great-great grandfather.  Unfortunately, I know very little about Antone.  Here is what I do know:

  • He had 6 children: William A. Keppler, Adolph Keppler, Marie Keppler (my great-grandmother), Annie Keppler, Anton Keppler, and Frank Keppler.  Anton and Frank were born in New Haven, Connecticut and all the other children were born in Germany.
  • According to City Directories, he lived in New Haven, Connecticut until 1892.
  • Between 1892 and 1895, he moved to Butte, Montana.
  • He died at the age of 51 on 30 October 1898 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana.
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