Karen Joyce (Lowe) Tobo

Karen (Lowe) Tobo

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Karen J. Tobo formerly Lowe
Born 1970s.
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Lowe-866 created 3 Aug 2011 | Last modified | Last edit: 16 Oct 2017
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Karen (Lowe) Tobo is the daughter of James Edward Lowe[1] and Carolyn Sue Groomer.[2][3]

Known Ancestors

The following table shows the number of my ancestors of each generation which are present here on WikiTree as of January 13, 2017.

Gen. # Direct Relation to Self Average Date of Birth Matches # # Identified in WikiTree % Identified in WikiTree Total # Total # Identified Total % Identified
2grandparent19151st Cousins44100%66100%
3great grandparent18882nd Cousins88100%1414100%
42nd great grandparent18573rd Cousins1616100%3030100%
53rd great grandparent18254th Cousins3232100%6262100%
64th great grandparent17955th Cousins643859.38%12610079.37%
75th great grandparent17626th Cousins1284131.25%25414657.48%
86th great grandparent17357th Cousins2564417.19%51019037.25%
97th great grandparent17058th Cousins512509.77%102224023.48%
108th great grandparent16759th Cousins1024555.37%204629514.42%

Digital Afterlife (thanks to Mags)

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  1. Paternal relationship confirmed by a full sibling match between Karen (Lowe) Tobo (GEDmatch M142637) and Raymond Lowe (GEDmatch F412396) along with a y-DNA match between Raymond and C. Lowe.
  2. Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 141 cM 23andMe match and identical mtDNA haplogroup U5a1a between Karen Tobo GEDmatch M142637 and her maternal second cousin Karl Sanders.
  3. Parents are confirmed on Karen's birth certificate in Karen's possession. And plus, you know, they were my mom and dad.

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Karen is a Wiki Genealogist following these tags:
I want to hear all the news!
I enjoy proposing and completing merges to help prune our global family tree.
My great-great-grandmother Emily Burdalow/Bordeleau descends from the Bordeleau family that migrated from 1740s Québec to the Indiana and Illinois area around Vincennes, Indiana.
Making new connections is my favorite thing to do on WikiTree! I enjoy seeing how we all relate.
I'm not very active with the data doctors, but like to follow their news.
My ancestor Perette Hallier (1651 - 1700) was one of the filles du roi sent to New France to find a husband.
I enjoy learning about other languages and cultures. I would like to develop resources for WikiTreers to help each other work in foreign languages.
I attended the first Global Family Reunion in New York in June 2015, and helped to connect several people who were also interested in the project.
It's really fun to greet brand-new members of WikiTree and provide simple pointers to get them started. Have you considered serving as a greeter occasionally?
My mother's maiden name was Groomer, and may have originally been Grömer.
My mother's maiden name was Groomer. Her family lived in southern Indiana, USA, and previously in Garrard County, Kentucky, USA. We think the name was originally Grömer.
My married name is Tobo (当房, formerly 當房). I enjoy connecting my Japanese-American relatives.
My great-grandmother was Mabel Frances Kimmel. I have benefited greatly from the research of Tim Kimmel at http://www.kimmelfamily.net/
My Low/Lowe paternal ancestors migrated from Alsace to York County, Pennsylvania, in the mid-1700s and then to Tennessee in the 1790s. My father was born in Tennessee.
I've been a volunteer leader here at WikiTree since December 2014.
I'm adding notable Puerto Ricans and hope to find some gateway ancestors eventually.
I'm currently leading the Puerto Rican Roots project.
My great-great-grandmother Emily Burdalow / Bordeleau was 100% French-American. Her ancestors migrated in the 1700s from Québec to the areas in Indiana and Illinois around Vincennes.
My father was born in east Tennessee, and many of my ancestors lived in the colonial South. All of my ancestors immigrated to the US before 1800 from England, Germany, France, Scotland, and Ireland.

DNA Tested
Karen Tobo's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Karen or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Karen (Lowe) Tobo: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup U5a1a2b, Mitosearch E8X9W, FTDNA kit #248358
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Karen:

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On 16 Oct 2017 at 17:19 GMT Donlyn (Arbuthnot) Whissen wrote:

Thanks for creating me Karen. I look forward to collaborating! -- Donlyn

On 15 Oct 2017 at 22:10 GMT Dewey Levie wrote:


Thanks so much for your help understanding this the other day and for all of your work on integrating my DNA friends to wikitree! I appreciate having you as a resource and look forward to meeting you again!

Thanks again!


On 14 Oct 2017 at 21:54 GMT Marcee Boyd-Winthrop wrote:

Karen,I would love to join the Project:French Roots. I shall try to do that right now.

On 13 Oct 2017 at 23:10 GMT Marcee Boyd-Winthrop wrote:

Hi Karen,I'm your 10th cousin,once removed through Charles Godin (your 10th GGF and my 9th GGF) from your maternal line:Groomer. Nice to know you. Feel free to check out my profile and tree.

On 13 Oct 2017 at 18:41 GMT Isabelle Rassinot wrote:

Hello Karen,

Lovely interview! And thanks for all the new Obenours to play with...


On 13 Oct 2017 at 02:48 GMT Anonymous Lewis wrote:

Hello and thanks for all your contributions.

I found a 6.4cm match with your brother and a 4.1cm match with you. I am 18 degrees from you on the global family tree through my Bankston family. There is a published book Bankston Cousins by Haigler, are you listed in it? Cheers friend, Elijah

On 13 Oct 2017 at 02:07 GMT Melanie (Snyder) Stewart wrote:

18 degrees - 2nd cousin 2x removed of husband of 4th cousin 1x removed. This is through the Davis Shaffer connection. What's interesting is my 3rd great grandmother Catherine Turney, who is my connection to your family, married a Kimmel as her 3rd husband. I have to wonder if there's a relationship there somewhere also, though these Kimmels lived in Harrison Co., Ohio. :)

On 12 Oct 2017 at 23:43 GMT Charles Onstott wrote:

Rev Martin Mastin Southern is private because a lot of this family are still living.. I was trying to protect their privacy.. I do have some sources.. but I haven't gotten a chance to post them yet.. Thank you for your help.. :)

On 12 Oct 2017 at 16:48 GMT Charles Onstott wrote:

Karen Tobo is 15 Degrees from Charles Onstott

On 12 Oct 2017 at 01:11 GMT Marlena (Koehler) Lidell wrote:

according to the trees we're 20th

cousins once removed

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Queen Elizabeth II Karen is 21 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 14 degrees from Joseph Broussard, 20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor and 21 degrees from Isabella I de Castilla y León on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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