January 2020 BioBuilders - People born in January

+12 votes

Happy New Year!!

This month’s Bio Builders Challenge theme is people born in the month of January. Everyone have fun.

Thank you for your support.

Here's our checklist:

Data Section:

  • birth date/place
  • names of parents
  • marriage date/place and spouse name
  • names of children, if any
  • death date/place

Biography Section:

  • Written (full) sentences stating the facts above, adding inline sources to each fact.
  • Is the profile '''Genealogically Defined?'''
  • As a general rule biographies should be in your own words. Paraphrase and rewrite, don't copy/paste.
  • Baptism, burial, military, and other life events with inline sources.
  • Something to "humanize" the person, such as career or avocation with sources.
  • List of children with at least one pertinent fact.
  • Some list siblings. (I think this takes up real estate.)
  • Explanatory remarks, if needed (e.g. disputed persons information, Research Notes, whatever needs extra explaining).
  • Photos or pictures, background. Not a must, but nice (you need to own the copyright unless they are in the public domain).
  • Categories.
  • Connection to the Global Tree.
  • All duplicates merged or initiated.
  • Links to persons and events, perhaps from Wikipedia.
  • Historical context as related to the person's life.
  • Sources, Sources, Sources.

You can see some ideas on where to find some of this information on the Biography Builders space page.

Use "comments" below to ask questions.

NOTE: Biography Builders will not show on the tracker. Please add a list to your answer.

WikiTree profile: Space:Biography_Builders

P.S. Suggestions for future themes are ways welcome, especially if they tie into, or help, a Wikitree Project.

[edited to add a link to the space page so the question will show up there]

WikiTree profile: Space:Biography_Builders

in Requests for Project Volunteers by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (187k points)

25 Answers

+10 votes
by Jennifer Robins G2G6 Mach 2 (25.6k points)
edited by Jennifer Robins
+7 votes

OK - should be easy to find several January births

  1. John Lafayette Roach   b.26 Jan 1857
  2. Henry Dawalt Jr.  b. 1 Jan 1774
  3. John Gross Dawalt  25 Jan 1817
  4. Fred Siebe  b.27 Jan 1889
  5. Thomas Fountain  b. 14 Jan 1809
by Patricia Roche G2G6 Pilot (362k points)
edited by Patricia Roche
+7 votes
I'm in this month...
by Dean Anderson G2G6 Pilot (280k points)
+6 votes
I am working through my tree hoping to improve

1. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ward-2711

2. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ward-2713
by Hilary Gadsby G2G6 Mach 7 (74.6k points)
I don't see much room for improvement. Read your profiles and I was very impressed
Change to free to access citations remove duplication and generally improve the biography.

Add citations for children from GRO database.

Things I couldn't do when I uploaded the original GEDCOM or have not got around to doing since.
+6 votes
I will do some this month
by Traci Thiessen G2G6 Pilot (105k points)
+6 votes
I will do some this month!  Time to get back to work.
by Stephen Trueblood G2G6 Mach 3 (33k points)
+5 votes

With 193 profiles to write for January births, I'll be busy this month.

  1. Jesse (Schwartzbach) Swartzbaugh 

  2. Charles Walter Glatfelter 

  3. Peter Swartz 

  4. Charles Milton Heininger 

  5. Rebecca Emma (Eveler) Swartz 

  6. Henry John Eifert 

  7. Henry Harry McGhee 

  8. Paul Webb Robenstine 

  9. Howard H. Robenstine 

10. Sarah Augusta (Cadwallader) Eifert 

11. Flora Etta (Peiffer) Trace 

12. Edna May (Trace) Smith 

13. Alice Margaret (Rohrbach) Wehrly 

14. Walter Eugene Cooper 

15. Sarah E. (Finlaw) Grosscup 

16. Sarah Rae (Heininger) Haugh 

17. George Washington Heininger 

18. Erma M. (Heininger) Koons 

19. Lillie Amelia (Rickrode) Dubbs 

20. Claude Edward Dubbs 

21. Maria Catharine Mummert 

22. David Baublitz Mummert 

23. Levi Leppo Mummert 

24. Susanna (Swartz) Mummert 

25. Charles Edward Mummert 

26. Lewis Wildasin Mummert

27. Fanny (Witmer) Emig 

28. Caroline M (Arbogast) Robenstine 

29. Clara E. (Robenstine) Linebaugh Werstler 

30. Frederick Abt 

31. Nila Leona (Wolfgang) Hasness 

32. Norman Edgar Wolfgang 

33. Helen Elizabeth (Painter) Wolfgang 

34. Christian Ervin Chronister 

35. Curvin Chronister 

36. Wilbur Hendrixson Wittmaier 

37. Warren “Clair” Cadwallader 

38. Clifford Harold Robenstine 

39. Truman Amos Grim 

40. Minerva Greta (Kunkle) Hoover 

41. Jay Lee Krout 

42. Letitia Almeda (Rohrbach) Bupp 

43. Andreas Müller Rohrbach 

44. Maryann (Runkle) Rohrbaugh 

45. Anthony Rohrbach 

46. Lloyd Clayton Spahr 

47. Morgan Eugene Spahr 

48. Bernard Quickel 

49. Violet Mae (Kracht) Gonnerman 

50. Barbara Lucie (Leighton) Farrington 

51. Julianne (Chronister) Chronister 

52. Susan (Heindel) Glatfelter 

53. Amanda Jane (Klatfelter) Lecrone 

54. Harry Albert Bailey 

55. Amanda (Adams) Fried 

56. Mary Emma (Roberts) Butcher 

57. Mellie S. Sullivan 

58. Catherine (Simmler) Baldinger 

59. Louisa Archibald (Fraser) Mahy 

60. Frank C. Boehm 

61. Mamie Grim (Swope) Heininger 

62, Walter Lewis Mummert 

63. Edna Grace (Swope) Rabenstein Swope 

by Kathy Rabenstein G2G6 Pilot (198k points)
edited by Kathy Rabenstein
very nice work.
Thanks for having looked at them.
+5 votes
Bob, can I participate even if I have many bios in the hopper for folks not born in January? If so, I'm in.
by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (1.7m points)
The people have to be born in January.
+5 votes
by Nicole Kelly G2G2 (2.8k points)
edited by Nicole Kelly
+4 votes

I'm in this month, and i'll add some more to my own profile (I'm a January birth :) to start.


by David Grawrock G2G6 Mach 1 (10.2k points)
edited by David Grawrock
+4 votes

I'm in for this month my 2xGt Grandmother was born in Jan.& her profile needs some tidying up, so I'll start there.

1.Mary (Turner) Porter
2.Margaret (Fuller) Brown
3.Joseph William (Joe) Burton
4.Charles Vincent Stanley (Charlie) Sexton
5.Hyla Newton
6.William Cockram
7.Alban Helsdon

by Christine Frost G2G6 Mach 5 (50.8k points)
edited by Christine Frost
Good write up and the illustrations really added to the sense of history.

For some reason I don't understand, Joe Burton is coming up when I click on Margaret Fuller as well as for his own name, so I will put the link for Margaret (Fuller) Brown below,

Margaret (Fuller) Brown

+6 votes

I am in for the month.

1.  Elizabeth Ringo Pruett  born 22 Jan 1829

2.  Minnie Pruett Raley born 14 Jan 1857

3. Nora Burroughs Armistead  born 8 Jan 1882

by Caryl Ruckert G2G6 Pilot (179k points)
edited by Caryl Ruckert
What a beautiful tribute to Elizabeth!  Thanks for sharing it with us and for all the hard work to create it.
Indeed!  This is a very well done profile, made all the more special by the addition of the passages from her son's journal.  My compliments to you.
Kathy and Candyce thank you for your comments.  It means a lot to me and I appreciate your graciousness!
What a wonderful profile!  I had to read it after seeing the other comments.  Nice use of maps.  And I agree - the quotes from her son's journal truly make it personal and special.
+4 votes
by S Mercer G2G6 Mach 1 (13.9k points)
edited by S Mercer
+3 votes
Hopefully I can get more done this month!
by Michelle Wilkes G2G6 Pilot (115k points)
+3 votes

I should be able to clean up a few profiles this month!

  1. Harriet Rebecca James, b. 04 Jan 1864
  2. Pauline Rieger, b. 01 Jan 1873
  3. Carry Guy Holden, b. 06 Jan 1884
  4. Leopold Bergeron, b. 06 Jan 1836
  5. Samuel Ray Anderson, b. 01 Jan 1888
  6. Francois Arcadius Ducharme, b. 12 Jan 1830
by Joyce Rivette G2G6 Mach 6 (63.4k points)
edited by Joyce Rivette
+3 votes
I'll try this.  I've tried to keep the 700+ in my watchlist up as to data section and sources, but that leaves plenty to do.
by Tim Prince G2G6 Mach 1 (17k points)
+6 votes
by Melissa Arjona G2G2 (2.7k points)
edited by Melissa Arjona
Very good write-ups. I have so few relatives who went West; I enjoy reading about these stories.
Thank you!
+4 votes

I’ve got some profiles to add to the mix.

1. Rebecca (Tainter) Warrin 1/1/1717

2. William Reed 1/1/1720

3. Samuel Fiske 1/4/1709

4. Ebenezer Locke 1/8/1674

by Bob Keniston G2G6 Pilot (187k points)
edited by Bob Keniston
+3 votes

Trying to refocus on my own genealogy.

1.  Susanna (Stone) Ball 1751-1829 
2.  Thomas Damerell Elliott 1838-1910
3.  James Dameral 1755-1839
4.  Eleanor (Elliott) Goodyear 1823-1905

by Ros Haywood G2G6 Pilot (851k points)
edited by Ros Haywood
+3 votes

I am in again for this month, I have 35 folk born in January, not going to be able to do them all..

1. Elsie Emily Penny - a work in progress

2. Elizabeth (East) Walker B. 2 January 1862 

3. Elizabeth Langridge B. before 9 January 1780 when she was christened

4. Richard Pallas  B. 9 January 1803

5. Sir John Henry Knight B. 21 January 1847 

by Janet Wild G2G6 Pilot (118k points)
edited by Janet Wild

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