This my father's surname. I only know his father and grandfather's names and little else. My Grandpa Bert played baseball for the Cleveland Naps in 1914. UPDATE: I now have enough of a trail on the Brenner side that takes us back to the Swiss migration of Brenner's to Lancaster, PA and the birth of Mennonite beliefs and practices in the US.
This my paternal grandmother. I only go back as far as her grandfather. She was a crooner-style singer. That's all I know as she died before my first birthday. UPDATE: I am a descendant of Enoch Stearns. There is a giant roadblock as to who his father is. Anyone with information on Enoch please contact me!
On the ship's manifest our surname was listed as Wedekind. I know I have family in southern Minnesota and I would love to connect with descendants of Fritz Wedeking. He married Sophia Wilhemina Hahn somewhere in Germany about 1870s.
I have quite a bit more information for my great grandmother Minnie Wilson, who came from Vyborg, Denmark. Her youngest brother Viggo never came to America and though I made initial contact with that family I have since lost that connection and would very much like them back. UPDATE: I have reconnected with the Nielsen's in Denmark!
Jo Brenner's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Jo or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jo: