Friday, March 12, 2010

Visiting the Minniear Past

Earlier this week my nephew called me and asked for help. He had an assignment from school to write about his family genealogy. Back in 2002 I spent weeks on end uncovering the Minniear family history. I was so happy to share my findings with him. So, while I have all of this info out, why don't I share some heritage and pictures with you.

Wilhelm Mineur was born in 1653 in Ernsbach Germany.
He married Eva Susanne Ehl who was born in 1650
they had
Christain Minear born in 1676 in Germany
who married Anna born in 1672
they had
Christianus Minear in 1704 in Germany
who married Maria born in 1706
They immigrated to America in 1732 on a ship called Mary that sailed out of Rotterdam Holland
after coming to America they had
John in 1728 in Northumberland Co PA
who married Mary
they had Isaac between 1770 and 1780
who married ??? and had
John in 1798 in Wood Co Virginia (now West Virginia)
who married Mary Jackson wedding date 1819 Miami Co OH
they had
James in 1850 in Mercer Co OH
who married Lydia
they had John Washington Minniear in 1863
who married Minnie Miller
they had Charles in 1891
who married Ethel Bolander born 1893
who had Fred in 1914
who married Mary Shively born 1914
they had James in 1939
who married Arleen
they had Dennis (my husband)

So there you have it! Now wanna see some pictures?
John and Minnie Minniear and 3 of their children
John and Minnie Minniear and 5 of their 10 children. The oldest son being Charles.

Charles and Ethel Minniear with baby Fred
Fred with his little brother Howard
Fred with his wife Mary

Fred and Mary on thier 40th anniversary
Fred and Mary's son James (Jim) Minniear
Jim and Arleen's son's : Dennis is the youngest

Thanks for spending time looking through our family history. Do you know your family history?
Here are the links that were helpful to me:
When I found out a geographical area that a family member was born or married in I then went to that counties vital records website to dig further. It's fun! I hope you all get the bug too!


duchess said...

So interesting. I'd love to go back & trace my parents family trees to see where all the nuts fell from - just kidding (sort of).
I love the pictures - looks like Fred was getting frisky with Mary (no wonder she's the only one smiling). I also noticed he grew up to look like Drew Carey.
Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

Love it! I see logan and dennis in these Minniear photos.

SueRoch said...

Wow, so interesting to see my family line listed on yours! James and Lydia are my 2X g-grandparents. My line is through Minnie, the sister of John Washington, and married to Granville Emerick. So Dennis and I are 3rd cousins once removed (his father James would be my 3rd cousin). Thanks for the added information on John W. Sue F. Rocheleau (can contact on Facebook)