The Mayan calendar’s last date of December 21, 2012 gave rise to revelry scheduled for the “End of the World Party,” which I was unable to attend. Perhaps the Mayan attendant to that calendar project suffered their demise before chiseling out December 22, 2012.
Here’s a surprising bit of family history I happened to stumble across while researching Margaret Teller. It concerns another relative named Rebecca Watson who married Dr. Abraham Stoutenburg in 1784 and then later took their son and left the man.
By reason of our descending from Pieter Van Stoutenburg and Aefje Van Tienhoven, we can get qualified as ancestors of the Presidents Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt. Anyone of Engeltje Stoutenburg’s brothers or sister will be a collateral line.
Minor details lend interest to a family history. Showing how various family members might be connected to other people and events makes family histories fun. It doesn't take long to discover that there are more things tying us all together than there are keeping us apart.