Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun – Male Ancestors Age at Death

Randy Seaver in his Genea-Musings blog posts a weekly challenge for digging deeper into our family history.

This week’s post is about analyzing our male ancestors and their age at their deaths.  The link to his post is : http://www.geneamusings.com/2016/08/saturday-night-genealogy-fun-male.html  . 

Here’s my analysis.  I have used the ahnentafel numbering in this list.

Father -
2.  Father – I am blessed to still have my father .

Grandfathers -
4.  W. Minor – 88 years
6.  Robert T Miars – (1915 – 1999) 84 years.  He missed the millennial celebrations by just a couple of weeks which is something he was really wanting to see.

Great Grandfathers -
8.  John R Minor – (1880 – 1937) 57 years.
10. R. K. Fristoe – (1892 – 1965) 73 years.
12.  Frank Miars – (1870 – 1932) 61 years.
14.  Joseph L Stenger  - (1878 – 1966) 88 years.

2nd Great Grandfathers -
16.  Francis Grant Minor – (1852 – 1918) 65 years.
18.  William Dempsey – (1842 – 1911) 68 years.
20.  J C Fristoe – (1852 – 1927) 73 years.
22.  G W Craft – (1855 – 1939) 84 years.
24.  William Miars – (1943 – 1916) 73 years.
26.  Thompson J Saltonstall – (1848 - ??) Death date unknown.  This is one of my brickwalls!!
28.  Frank Stenger – (1837 – 1918) 81 years.
30.  Francoise Loescher – (1848 – 1902) 53 years.

3rd Great Grandfathers -
32.  John Minor – (1819 – 1885) 65 years.
34.  Ewald Pruschwitz – (?? - ??) Unknown.
36.  Peter Dempsey – (1800 - ??) Unknown.
38.  John G Kellar – (1791 – 1849) 58 years.
40.  _____ Fristoe – Unknown.
42.  _____ Craft – Unknown.
44. Martin Miars – (1801 – 1885) 84 years.
50. Amos Hodgson – (1810 – 1866) 56 years.
52.  Alexander Hamilton Saltonstall – (1817 – 1856) 39 years.
54.  Peter Ringenberger – (1810 – 1892) 82 years.
56.  Franz Stenger – (1806 – 1890) 84 years.
58.  Jakob Schmitt – (1806 – 1883) 76 years.
60. Antoine Loescher – (1815 - ??) Unknown.
62. Martin Nufer – (1823 – 1873) 76 years.


In the four generations (grandfathers through 3rd great grandfathers), the average age is 71.3 years old at the time of death.  There is a tie for oldest as my paternal grandfather was 88 when he died and my great – grandfather Joseph L Stenger was as well.  The youngest at their death was a 3rd great grandfather, Alexander Hamilton Saltonstall who died at 39 years.  I do not know the whole story on his early death.  More research is needed here.

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