Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Most interesting Ancestor

You can join the fun via Gena-Musing

Here are the details for tonight's assignment:
Your mission this week, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1)  
This SNGF is based on the 100 Word Challenge (http://100wc.net/) that school children are participating in around the world.  They are given a word or phrase to write a story about in one hundred words.

1)  Write a short 100 word story using the phrase ",,,the most interesting ancestor I have..." in 100 words.  [Hint:  If you write it in a word processor, you can use Tools > Word Count (or similar) to count words]

2)  Share the story with all of us by writing your own blog post, writing a comment on this blog post, or put it in a Google Plus Stream or Facebook Status or Note.  Please leave a comment on this post so others can find it.

Here's my entry for the week.

My most interesting ancestor is my 5th Great Grandfather.  Christian Hostetler was born 13 February 1746 in Upper Bern, Pennsylvania.  He was the youngest son of Jacob Hostetler and Anna Lorentz who were Swiss Germany immigrants.  Christian was taken captive by Delaware Indians during a raid on the families Northkill Amish Homestead on September 19th 1757.  Christian was held by the Indians for seven years.  After his return from captivity he married an orphan girl, Barbara Rupp , in 1769.  Christian and Barbara had seven children. I descend from his oldest son Abraham.  Christian Hostetler died in 1814 in Ohio.

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