28 February 2012

Forcing Fitting the Puzzle Pieces

Comments after the jump.

 Born 3 Jul 1838 in Hocking, Ohio
 Died 12 Dec 1929 in Lancaster, Ohio

 Married 14 Jan 1858 to Henry Jacob Springer (1819-1906)
 Edward James Henry Springer, B: 1859
 Ellen Catherine Henry J Springer, B: 1863
 Wesley Springer, B: 1865
 Elzada Springer, B: 1870
 Harvey Springer, B: 1872
 Benjamin Springer, B: 1878 
 Married 1 Dec 1859 to Joseph Delong (1839-1891)
 Lucinda A Delong, B: 1860
 Joseph Allen Delong, B: 1863
 Charles H Delong, B: 1868
 James Thomas Delong, B: 1868
 Ida J Delong, B: 1872
 Mary E Delong, B: 1875
 Effie Alice Delong, B: 1877

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Here's a bit of history, polygamy for US women has never been a thing.
At first glance this looks like another case of someone thinking the same name equals the same person. I found this person, people actually, on two trees so of course there are probably more. These people decided to combine two women, Lucinda Woltz (B: 1836) and Catherine Woltz (B: 1839). They are sisters. Lucinda married Henry Springer and Catherine married Joseph Delong. This could've been prevented a couple different ways. One, work in families. Tree #1 looks to be working in families until Catherine & Lucinda's parents. There are 5 children listed in the 1850 Census, only one is included on the tree. Maybe if they decide to attach the census record to her parents and not just to her they will see their error. Tree #2 looks to be working in families but has no records. 

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