Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Finding Jacob Knorr's Roots - Part 4

I thought I would list what I know for certain about Jacob Knorr and his family.

Tracking down his birth city:

1870 Census Lists Wilhelmina Knorr, Christopher Knorr from Westfalia.

Son Frederick was born in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.

To Do Next - Follow Stephen and Connect with Michael Dwinnell

This post will disappear when I've done it! Genealogy is an ongoing process and I just need a note here! If you happen upon this blog, keep in mind that it's not complete.

The only reason I'm so far in my Mother's lineage is because of the connection to Royalty. In this day and age, I consider the connection to be a servant/employer relationship. In 1600's England, evidently it's not that way. Still, it's interesting.

The Knorr lineage is harder to follow because there hasn't been extensive work done before me. I'm looking for primary research leads rather than secondary. I want to follow paper! :)

If anyone has any anecdotes, heresay, gossip or secondary information I would be happy to listen. Many of those sources are reliable sources but I just want to document everything. Besides, those secondary sources are most interesting! :)

Dr. Michael Dwinnell - 1670 to 1770

Dr. Michael's parents were Michael and Mary Dwinnell in Topsfield, Essex County, MA. It was passed through generations that he had been married seven times though only five are proven. It is unknown how he came to be a physician but the first designation was found in 1724.

On March 1, 1691/2, he was on duty at the Ipswitch county jail to overlook Sarah Good accused of witchcraft.


The Historical Collections of the Topsfield Historical Society, By Topsfield Historical Society, Topsfield, Mass, Volumes 16-18, The Physicians of Topsfield,  pp. 5-8.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lost Genealogy Research

Thank goodness I've listed bits of research here because my computer failed and with it went some of the research I had done. Bummer!

I'm going to list a few links on how to organize this sometimes mess of research. There is someone out there more knowledgeable than I am!

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet - Organizing

Family Search - Organizing your Genealogy

Pinterest - Family Tree Magazine - Organize Your Genealogy

Four Tried and True Systems from The Family Curator