Laura (Pennie) Bozzay

Laura (Pennie) Bozzay

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Mrs Laura J. Bozzay formerly Pennie
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Laura (Pennie) Bozzay participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 365 sources to profiles.
Laura (Pennie) Bozzay participated with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.
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I have been doing genealogy for over 2 decades. I am a board owner of several boards on I am co-moderator of the Moselle list for Yahoo Groups, I am the owner of a number of surname groups including Stenger-Stanger, Eufinger, Bozzay, and hold the office of Honorary Causes for genverre an international organization dedicated to the preservation of knowledge about glass and crystal makers and their craft. I routinely help others with their genealogy and am happy to assist where I can.

On the Weekend Chat for Jan 5-7, 2018 Natalie Trott posted some questions to jazz up your profile in a fun way. So I "played" the game and these are my answers:

Measurements: I work with pounds, ounces and grams

Weight: how spices must be sold in the US not by volume

Turn-ons: My granddaughters' and grandson's smiles, my husbands hugs and kisses, family get-togethers

Turn-offs: pop culture stuff, politics

Favorite activities: playing board or card games, genealogy, reading, cooking, when it is warm enough being outside

Favorite misheard song lyric AKA mondegreen: I can't think of any...most lyrics I am hearing these days are children's songs...grandmother stuff

Favorite song lyric: People, people who need people are the luckiest people in the world tied with What the world needs now is Love sweet Love

Guilty pleasures: Dark Chocolate

Ambitions: Getting all of my gedcom folks into WikiTree... am doing them all manually... too many fixes I would need to make to mesh with WikiTree guidelines

Favorite concert: Actually I love Classical Guitar like Andre Segovia but he is dead now so I have to settle for recordings

Favorite books':Preston and Child Agent Pendergast Series and just about anything by Charles DeLint

Favorite movies: Walk Don't Run, Philadelphia Story with Grant, Hepburn and Stewart, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings series and Harry Potter series.

Favorite TV show: NCIS the original

Favorite SIrius XM Station: I dumped that service. I listen to ipod in car.

Favorite relative: Jean Georges dit Chambre Walter who wrote a chronicle of our glass making family that went back to the 1500s. He wrote this in the 1700s.

Favorite job ever: Babysitting for my granddaughter... in a commercial world I loved being at Maritz for 22 years. And I loved co-owning a spice company which we sold in 2108.

Worst job ever: I never had a bad job. I only had one marginal boss and he did not last long.

Sports played: Fast pitch softball, power volley ball, basketball, field hockey, archery, swimming

Pets: Alaskan Malamutes for over 20 years. As a child parakeet and turtle and fish.

Foods I crave: Chocolate of course, but I had a great great grandfather who owned a candy factory so I can claim a genetic link

People I admire: My husband he is a self made man. Worked and put himself through college and a masters degree.

Bucket list: Visit all of the places my ancestors lived... which covers a lot of the world!

Favorite song to sing: Bingo and watch my granddaughters clap. My grandson is still too little to do that!

In the morning: Turn on the computer and get emails while drinking a combo of OJ and Cranberry Juice.

In the evening: Genealogy while watching TV and doing dishes / laundry etc. I live on about 4 hours sleep so I am up most nights to at least midnight if not 1 or 2 am.


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I have extensive primary source materials some that go back centuries. These are mainly focused to glass and crystal makers from Eastern France. I own several genealogical books for cities in Eastern France. I have written several articles for genealogical magazines that have been published in several different publications. I own a large library that takes up multiple rooms in my house and took a 14 foot truck to move over 24 years ago. I am an avid researcher who is comfortable using many different tools. I have had my autosomal DNA tested by FTDNA. Below I explain how my DNA is confirmed for both maternal and paternal branches.

FTDNA matches and Gedcom Match with D. R-V who wrote me: " I know that I uploaded my line on FTDNA ...I am related to the Cheyne's, Henderson's, Kerr's and the lateral lines. When you mentioned Catherine Kerr is she the one b. 1869 in Lonmay who married Charles Pennie? They came to Canada? She would have been a 2nd cousin to my Grandmother." This Catherine Kerr is my great grandmother. D. R-V and I match at 2nd-cousin to 4th cousin prediction . Our longest block match is 29 and we have 61 shared cm. We match on chromosomes 2 and 12. This match proves DNA from Catherine Kerr to me through my Father. We both match 8 others at FTDNA and more on

FTDNA matches and Gedcom Match with MB through our Sanders to Euffinger to Hempen to my mother prove my Mother's DNA and all relations from Heinrich Sanders and his family down to me. We share 11 chromosome segments on 3 (2 different segments), 4, 5, 7, 10, 11, 14, 19, and X. 23 longest segment and 55 cm. Her Grandmother was my Great Grandmother's sister. She and I match 6 others on FTDNA.

Just updating 5 closest matches to both D. R-V and me, now out of 40. Because I have not gotten permission to post their names I have used initials: NAME MATCHNAME CHROMOSOME START LOCATION END LOCATION CENTIMORGANS MATCHING SNPS Laura Bozzay D. R-V 2 65833144 104798574 28.89 7579 Laura Bozzay JTA 4 156350398 175137263 19.66 3900 Laura Bozzay LO 2 66555574 77509668 13.35 1764 Laura Bozzay ME 2 66555574 78713382 14.55 3300 Laura Bozzay PN 2 69196653 83888874 15.24 3700

Additionally, Laura matches with Kathleen Renziehausen (51 cm shared with 11 longest block), her sister, and her son plus others on both FTDNA and Gedmatch. We share Koenig ancestry my Theresia is her Ignaatz sister. See and her brother So this proves the Koenig down to Laura. Sanders came from Laura's Grandfather's Father's Mother's side and Koenig came from her Grandmother's Mother's Father's Side. So both her maternal grandparents have been proven via DNA.

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Laura is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
I have an adopted person in my family and I am currently working with another adopted person to try to trace her biological family as our DNA converges. If I can help someone find a lead to their biological family I would be thrilled.
Changing to the new tag name. I like checking my entries and fixing things that need fixing at least once a week. I also scan the error database to see if any names link in with my lines.
Have taken autosomal test with FTDNA and have data uploaded to GedMatch
I descend from French glass and crystal makers
I am about 50% German via paper genealogy. Both sides of my Mom's family were German and in my Dad's Mom's family his maternal Grandfather and Grandmother were immigrants from Germany.
I have multiple lines with German areas represented in my ancestry. Surnames include Woerner, Reiss, Manger, Bauer, Koenig, Pfeiffer, Schniederalbers, Neihoff, Schulte, Eufinger, Rucker, Gebhardt, Werner, Voelkening, Hartung among others.
I belong to a large international organization dedicated to preserving the history of glass / crystal makers and their craft. Genealogy is a big part of our mission. I am happy to volunteer to check into any glass making related genealogy. I have over 10,000 people in this part of my gedcom alone.
I love history and have a library full of it.
I am currently doing puzzles for Weekend chat and am doing other things Integrators do
Sometimes legends and history collide. Am interested when there may be historical backup to legends
One Name study, for this surname and its variants.
I have pre-1500 certification
I have pre-1700 certification
I am 25% Scottish mainly from Aberdeenshire area. Surnames include Penny, Kerr, Robertson, Mackie, Copland, Cheyne, Haddon, Henderson, Farquarh, and others.
I have several surnames related to clan names like Robertson, Henderson, Kerr and others.
I have found links to profiles with no owners in other venues and that is frustrating. I would look for names that intertwine with my surnames for any that need a home... Also having a real adopted person in our family I like helping those who are looking for family and have no clues or links to help them.
My Great Great Grandfather Gottfried Gebhardt served in Company D of the 2nd Regiment MO Infantry USRC. My other Great Great Grandfather Fred Walter served in the MO Home Guard in St Louis.
I love the chat, great way to meet people on the site. Lots of fun!
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Laura Bozzay's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Laura or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Laura:
  • Laura (Pennie) Bozzay: Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDmatch T129400 [compare], FTDNA kit #465015 + Autosomal DNA Test, GEDmatch GU2396830 [compare] + AncestryDNA, GEDmatch KW7747823 [compare], Ancestry member glass600

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On 10 Oct 2019 at 01:12 GMT Auriette Hahn wrote:

Sorry, I selected Sourcerer 's Challenge by mistake immediately after the Source-A-Thon, and possibly the day before it started, because I got my days confused. - Auriette

On 8 Oct 2019 at 01:49 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Laura, A note of appreciation for your hard work and awesome contributions to the Fall "Source A Ton" this past weekend. In all you worked on at least 171 profiles and became #4 for our team. With all you have going on, you still took time out to help us obtain 10th place. Thank you so much for all you do representing the Super Sweepers and your other projects here on WikiTree. Keep up the outstanding job!!

Dorothy B. Co- Captain. Southern Super Sweepers!!

On 4 Sep 2019 at 13:12 GMT Nicole Duchesne wrote:

Congratulations Laura.
wonderful wikitreer
Laura (Pennie) Bozzay is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 30 Aug 2019 at 21:05 GMT Steve Archuleta wrote:

Hi.... thank you for responding to my G2G post. I can't access the map you sent. Help?

On 15 Jul 2019 at 21:12 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Laura! I just wanted to add my "Thanks" and gratitude for helping us with the Connect A Thon and your helpful hints and advice. Thank you for your time and contributions to the Super Sweepers even though you had to stretch it between WikiTree and your own family. I appreciate all the notes, your encouragement and sticking with us through it all. THANK YOU!!

On 15 Jul 2019 at 13:03 GMT Nicole Duchesne wrote:

Congratulations Laura ! You and The Super Sweepers rocked on the Thon
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Laura (Pennie) Bozzay is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 7 Jul 2019 at 14:49 GMT Edna Stepp wrote:

Please visit Gold group descended France and see what you think. Surprised no one of that group is in this group.

On 25 Jun 2019 at 08:41 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi Laura,

We realise the time has come to dissolve the UK Project in favour of the individual country projects of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

We are checking in with all UK badge holders to find out which country project(s) you would like to be in so you can collaborate with other members, have the opportunity to select which team(s) you would like to join, and so we can ensure you have all the correct badges.

Please respond by PM to let us know which country project(s) you would like to be in. Please don’t assume we know. We are effectively starting from scratch to make sure no one falls through the cracks.

Once you have done this, the Coordinator for Membership in the relevant country project(s) will be in touch to help get you situated.

Many thanks,


On 10 Jun 2019 at 00:11 GMT Nicole Duchesne wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Laura (Pennie) Bozzay is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 1 May 2019 at 01:23 GMT Nicole Duchesne wrote:

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Laura (Pennie) Bozzay is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

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Laura is 29 degrees from Cari Starosta, 20 degrees from Marie-Antoinette d'Autriche and 22 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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