Where Were My Ancestors in 1900?

Genealogist Michael John Neill made an interesting exercise of figuring out where his ancestors lived in 1900. I thought I would follow suit to provide a fuller picture of my family in 1900. In 1900, the following ancestors were alive:

(Lowry ancestors are in italics, Witt ancestors in roman.)

Great Grandparents (5):

  • Charles Edward Lowry (1899 – 1975) in Leetonia, Ohio
  • Noah E Groucutt (1882 – 1967) in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • Kathleen Esther (Rogan) Groucutt (1891 – 1978) in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • Francis John Witt (1899 – 1992) in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Helen M (Bixler) Witt (1898 – 1985) in Youngstown, Ohio
Three of my great grandparents were born after 1900. The earliest born was Noah Groucutt. He was also the first to die. The latest born was Caroline Porubsky Wolford (1910) and the last to die in 2003.
Great Great Grandparents (16):
  • Michael J Lowry (1868 – 1949) in Leetonia, Ohio
  • Anna F (Lottman) Lowry (1869 – 1945) in Leetonia, Ohio
  • George Peter Pepperney (1871 – 1962) in Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • Mary Anna (Bahle) Pepperney (1877 – 1935) in Charleroi, Pennsylvania
  • George Leo Groucutt (1862 – 1941) in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • Bridget (Foy) Groucutt (1862 – 1925) in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • James Francis Rogan (1858 – 1938) in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • Catherine A (Travers) Rogan (1868 – 1933) in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • Joseph Franklin Witt (1868 – 1943) in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Mary E (Governor) Witt (1870 – 1951) in Youngstown, Ohio
  • William Joseph Bixler (1875 – 1944) in Sharon, Pennsylvania
  • Elizabeth (Perkins) Bixler (1872 – 1951) in Sharon, Pennsylvania
  • Stanton M Wolford (1864 – 1946) in Topeka, Kansas
  • Henrietta (Rogers) Wolford (1869 – 1950) in Topeka, Kansas
  • Carl Porubsky (1885 – 1962) in Kamenka, Saratov, Russia
    • He left for the United States in June 1900.
  • Elizabeth (Schulmeister) Porubsky (1887 – 1972) in Topeka, Kansas
All of my great great grandparents were alive in 1900. The oldest at the time was James Francis Rogan at 42. The youngest in 1900 was Elizabeth (Schulmeister) Porubsky at 13. She was also the last of my great great grandparents to die. The first was Bridget (Foy) Groucutt in 1925.
Great Great Great Grandparents (25):
  • Michael Lowry (1830 – 1928) in Leetonia, Ohio
  • Bridget (Conley) Lowry (1825 – 1904) in Leetonia, Ohio
  • Martin Lottman (1846 – 1921) in Perry Township (Salem), Ohio
  • Margaret (Bretchel) Lottman (1844 – 1924) in Perry Township (Salem), Ohio
  • Frank Pepperney Sr. (1847 – 1927) in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
  • Margaretta (Buhl) Pepperney (1849 – 1923) in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
  • Jacob L Bahle (1832 – 1908) in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
  • Rachel (Schnauffer) Bahle (1842 – 1921) in Allegheny, Pennsylvania
  • James Rogan (1827 – 1910) in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • Esther (Callahan) Rogan (1832 – 1927) in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • Anna M (Mooney) Travers (1834 – 1916) in New Castle, Pennsylvania
  • Martin Witt (1830 – 1921) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Elisabeth Louise (Kreher) Witt (1840 – 1930) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Nicholas J Governor (1842 – 1914) in Vienna, Ohio
  • Katherine E (Krantz) Governor (1850 – 1918) in Vienna, Ohio
  • J. G. William Bixler (1843 – 1907) in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Mary (Lehn) Bixler (1850 – 1930) in Youngstown, Ohio
  • Mary (Price) Perkins (1845 – 1829) in Youngstown, Ohio (probable, not confirmed)
  • James Mathias Wolford (1846 – 1905) in Bluffs, Scott, Illinois
  • Harriet (Maines) Wolford (1840 – 1910) in Pleasant Township, Indiana (not Bluffs, Illinois, with her husband!)
  • Mary Ann (Chapman) Rogers (1840 – 1903) in Bluffs, Scott, Illinois
  • Mathias Porubsky (1858 – 1929) in Kamenka, Saratov, Russia
  • Christina (Vogelman) Porubsky (1863 – 1917) in Kamenka, Saratov, Russia
    • She and Mathias left for the United States in June 1900.
  • Michael Schulmeister (1856 – 1937) in Topeka, Kansas
  • Anna Maria (Unknown) Schulmeister (1861 – 1934) in Topeka, Kansas
Five 3rd Great grandparents were dead before 1900. Two others I am not sure of their date of death. The oldest of my 3rd great grandparents is Bridget (Conley) Lowry believed to be born in 1825. The last born is Christina Vogelman Porubsky born in 1963, 38 years after Bridget.

I have no Fourth Great Grandparents that were alive in 1900 that I know of, but I am missing several who would would be likely candidates to still be alive in 1900.
Of my 46 relatives alive in 1900, only seven of them lived in what I consider home, which is Youngstown, Ohio. The rest lived in:
  • New Castle, Pennsylvania: 9
  • Pittsburgh or Allegheny, Pennsylvania: 6
  • Topeka, Kansas: 5
  • Leetonia, Ohio: 5
  • Kamenka, Russia: 3
  • Vienna, Ohio: 2
  • Perry Township (Salem), Ohio: 2
  • Bluffs, Illinois: 2
  • Sharon, Pennsylvania: 2
  • Charleroi, Pennsylvania: 2
  • Pleasant Township, Indiana: 1
Source:
Mostly 1900 Census data through the Lowry-Witt Family Tree
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