The WikiTree Challenge 2021 Week 9

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Date: 3 Mar 2021 to 10 Mar 2021
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The WikiTree Challenge Week 9

Guest Star: Katherine Willson
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Walter Carl Hermann Lange, Campaign Flyer

Interesting Finds

  1. Katherine and President Martin Van Buren are 3rd cousins 6 times removed.
  2. Katherine's Great Grandfather Walter Carl Hermann Lange was awarded a "Citizen Citation" by the Taylor Township Police Department. He helped in the capture and arrest of a holdup suspect." [1]
  3. Hannah (Waldock) Woods (1806-1884) had a child Thomas Whatley Waldock (1825-1826) in 1825. Two years before she married Edward Woods. Sadly he died the following year. The child is not on Katherine's Ancestry Tree, so she may not know about him.
  4. There is a Clandestine Marriage of Katherine's 8th great grand uncle Richard Waldock (1699-1761) to Martha Weillington in 1730. (Image attached to the source)
  5. Katherine's great-grandmother Amina Ehl died on 21 December 1934, the day of her 45th birthday, immediately after a stillbirth that day. This was the day after her 15th wedding anniversary. In addition to his wife Amina and child, her husband O. D. Maudlin lost his mother Sarah in March 1934 and first cousins Harry Maudlin in February 1934 and Lawrence Maudlin in September 1934.
  6. Katherine's great-grand uncle Fred Wehrmeister was a police patrolman with the City of Detroit in 1910, and was made lieutenant in 1924. He retired in the 1930s. In 1934 a burglar really picked the wrong house to rob. See In 1935 Fred beat a world match bowling champion who was on a traveling exhibition. See


  • "Eighteenth Century Records of a portion of Dutchess County, NY" which iclused Rombout precinct and the town of Fishkill. This is part of the series that was edited by Franklin D. Roosevelt (Volume III), and has been republished by the Dutchess County Historical Society. Source Citation:
    • Reese, William Willis and Helen Wilkinson Reynolds. "[ Eighteenth Century Records: of the portion of Dutchess County New York...]" (NY: Dutchess County Historical Society, 1938).
  • Marriages & Deaths... published in the newspapers in Pougheepsie, New York.
  • New Hakkensak Church: This was the first Reformed Dutch church in Dutchess County, NY. They served Poghkeepsie, Viskil, N. Hakensak and Hoopewel.
  • "Records of Crum Elbow Precinct, Dutchess County, New York, 1738-1761," includes Charlotte and Clinton precincts and the town of Clinton. Edited by Franklin D. Roosevelt. Citation:
    • Roosevelt, Franklin D.. "[ Records of Crum Elbow Precinct, Dutchess County, New York, 1738-1761]," Volume VII (NY: Dutchess County Historical Society, 1940), n.p. [Note: The original carries entries written as far back as 1738 by the clerk of the precinct.]





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