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Susanna J Dodgson

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Susanna J J. Dodgson aka Blossfeld, Pekala, Schneider
Born 1950s.
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Susanna Jane Dodgson was born Susan Jane Dodgson in 1951 in Bristol, UK, dragged to Manchester at 3, Belfast at 5, put on a slow boat to New Zealand at 6 for the cruise of a lifetime which I can hardly remember (we stopped at Panama, Curacao, Trinidad, Samoa, Fiji for goodness sake), being 6, I was dragged out of paradise to Australia when I was 9. After a wonderful education at Randwick Primary School, Sydney Girls High School and the University of New South Wales, I had the best 10 days of my life. In October 1978 I ran for state parliament, turned 27, was officially awarded my PhD (physiology & pharmacology), and was on my way to Philadelphia for a post-doctoral fellowship. Via Malibu, which was on fire. Youth, wow.

My base since 1978 has been the Delaware Valley, which includes Philadelphia and southern New Jersey.

In 1980 I was in the train station in Bologna when a bomb exploded, killing 80' giving me a small understanding of what life was like for my parents when they met when bombs were dropping on London.

From 1986 I have been a frequent visitor to the Black Forest of Germany where I acquired a third husband (in a pub in Freiburg on Anzac Day, which was also the day that Chernobyl exploded) who was the father of my younger two children. He had common ancestors with Anne Frank, Albert Einstein, and a Nobel Laureate Dr Loewi. A brilliant physicist and inventor with 57 patents, a lifelong rower, extreme skier and cyclist, he died slowly and horribly from Parkinson's in 2019. We are all so clever, but we can't stop the slow progression of dementia and paralysis.

I publish websites, the entry website is, and I have far more online than you want to read.

Married Gavan Thomas Schneider MD BS (UNSW) in NSW on Dec 1, 1973. Divorced in Dec 1979. No issue.

Married Raymond Thomas Pekala BS (Yale), MD (TJU) in Pennsylvania on Nov 15 1980. Divorced in Oct 1987. Gave birth to two sons.

Married Ernest Lothar Blossfeld Dipl Physik (Heidelberg) in NJ on June 11 1993. Gave birth to one son, one daughter.


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Sir Nash Grose's sister was my ancestor; who were his grandparents? When did they come to England?
Maternal grandmother's mother's paternal line. Grace McKibben married James McMordie in Belfast.
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A direct ancestor was Thomas Rigmaiden whose daughter was Lucy Rigmaiden and married Henley Smith.
Caroline Maude Tooth, daughter of Frederick Tooth and Jane Jackson, was a great-grandmother. I was named after her sister.
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On 27 Feb 2019 at 13:28 GMT M. Lohmeyer wrote:

Hi Susannah - I'm not at all sure there has been enough diligence on the CASSLEDEN/READER front. There were Cassledens and REaders in both Brentchley and Yalding, Kent and it is quite possible that these two represent different people from different families that others have simply assigned to the same husband. Let's not merge until we are sure and we can look into it a bit more. Do all of the claimed children all turn up in a Census record together as a family - that might support that they are the same family...?

On 21 May 2015 at 22:43 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Susanna , and welcome to WikiTree! You mentioned your ancestors in Ireland and England. I wanted to let you know we have a great new project that focuses on the UK here called United Kingdom Project which links to our Irish Roots Project They would be a great places for you to get involved now you have settled into WikiTree.

Thank you so much for joining WikiTree. Good luck with your research in 2015.


On 29 Apr 2015 at 17:52 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Susanna, We hope you will like our collaborative genealogy community. You now have full access to all the features of WikiTree.

We also have a Help Index with links to topics you may have questions on. Having trouble starting your tree ? Start with what you know Adding Family. Extra tips at How to use WikiTree

Stuck on how to start ? Start with what you know as you build your family on the Family Tree function. We do emphasize Sources at WikiTree as well as dates and locations as you build your family tree here .

Happy WikiTreeing...Maggie

On 29 Apr 2015 at 17:45 GMT Susanna J Dodgson wrote:

I have been contacted by many relatives over the years with information about the Dodgson name from England. My mother was a Uprichard, from Ireland, so I have been collecting information form the Irish side. Errors abound in census data and other databases. Hopefully I can correct errors.

On 29 Apr 2015 at 17:42 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

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Have a great day ! Maggie

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