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52 Ancestors: Ancestor #4 Ruby Pearl Poundstone

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks a blog prompt by Amy Johnson Crow http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/


Ruby Pearl Poundstone was born on 3 Apr 1908 in Cerro Gordo, Piatt , Illinois, United States.14  She was the daughter of Pearl Ora Poundstone and Stella Ann Adams.  Ora and Stella had ten children - Edna Bell, Vernon Earl, Herbert L., Ival Ward, Judson, Lewis Erwin, Ruby, Virgil, Susannah Beatrice and James. Census records indicate that in both 1910 and 1920 she was living in Bement, Piatt, Illinois, United States.56

Ruby married Otis Elmer Clark on 14 Jun 1925 in Cerro Gordo, Piatt, Illinois.  In 1925 Ruby was a Homemaker in Stonington, Christian, Illinois, United States.7 She lived R. R. #1 in Hammond, Piatt , Illinois, United States on 6 Sep 1934.8 She lived 612 W. North in Stonington, Christian, Illinois, United States in 1960.

Wordless Wednesday - Otis and Mary Elizabeth Clark

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Otis Clark and his mother Mary Elizabeth (Durbin) Clark

52 Ancestors: Ancestor #3 Clara E Miottel

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks a blog prompt by Amy Johnson Crow http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/

Clara E. Miotell was my grandmother.  I never had a chance to meet her, she died shortly before my mother's 23rd birthday.  She was born 25 Jul 1894 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. She was the fourth of six children born to Theodor and Johanna (nee Schuck) Miottel.  Her birth was preceded by a baby boy born 20 Mar 1889 that died 21 Mar 1889; Johanne M. Miottel born 3 May 1890 who died later that day; and a sister Hedwig that was born 6 Mar 1893 and died 6 Apr 1897.  Siblings George and Lydia were born were born 24 Apr 1897 and 15 Dec 1899 respectively.  Clara's mother and sister Lydia both passed away in August of 1900, just ten days apart from the flu and TB.

Clara's father remarried on 25 May 1901 to Emilie Blank, nee Panzer.  Emilie's husband Adolph Blank had passed away in March of 1900.  She and Adolph had four children:  Margarette, Hel…

52 Ancestors: Ancestor #2 Otis Elmer Clark

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks a blog prompt by Amy Johnson Crow http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/challenge-52-ancestors-in-52-weeks/

Otis Clark was born on the 20th of August of the year 1891. 
The first reference to his birth that I have located is the 1900 Census[1].  The census lists his age at 8 years of age born in August of 1891.  He had two siblings listed that were older than him, one born in 1881, and the other in 1889.  One child was listed after Otis;she was born in October of 1893.

The 1910 census record  states the answers noted in the census  about person was as of the date of April 15, 1910.  Otis was listed as age 18 which would be his age at his last birthday in August of 1891.[2] 

The next reference to his age was located in in the World War I Draft Registration Card.  His date of birth is listed as August 20, 1891 and he states that he was born in St. Elmo, Illinois.[3]
The 1920 Population Census lists Otis living in Dora, Moultrie, Illinois. This record indicates that he…

Wordless Wednesday: Stepsisters Helen Blank and Clara Miottel

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52 Ancestors: #1 William Adolph Emil Skibbe

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52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Blogging Prompt by Amy Johnson Crow http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/

William Adolph Emil Skibbe was born on the 3rd day of November, 1890 in Chicago, Illinois.[i]  He was the first son born to Wilhelm Gustav Skibbe and his wife Julia Ann Panzer.  I have found information to confirm that William had eight siblings - four sisters: Meta "May", Ella, and Ruth "Olga" and four brothers: George, Arthur, Edward, and Louis.  Some researchers include a sister born in Germany by the name of Frieda that was born and died in Germany in 1887, I have not yet found proof that she existed.  William and three of his siblings were born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.  The youngest five children were born in Indiana - two in Laporte and two in the town of North Judson.       William was baptized at the St. Matthew Evangelical Church in Chicago on 6 December 1890.[ii]  Witnesses to the baptism were Adolph Blank, Emil Buhnke, and Minnie Panzer.  The 1900, 1910 and 1…