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Friday, March 26, 2010

What States do we live in now?

All Kinnick descendants who stop by, At least click on Post Comments and name your state, or states. OK? 

Also, if you would, click on Follower, on the right, and let us know who stopped by. Not required, never required, but courteous. Thanks,

Read about DNA in the prior posts, if you haven't already. OK? Interesting stuff!

Familes are Forever!  ;-)

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Some DNA Information to Check Out

Some DNA Information to Check Out

This is where I was looking when writing the earlier post:
http://www.worldfamilies.net/usingftdna

Specifically, I think we really only need 12 markers for the Kinnick Surname Project
http://www.worldfamilies.net/ydna

This is the web site of the testing company:
http://www.familytreedna.com/Default.aspx?c=1

Comments welcomed. Volunteers sought. More later...


Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

KINNICK Surname Project - yDNA, have you been tested?

Over the next week or so, I hope to be posting some information on DNA testing for the KINNICK Surname Project. Have you been tested yet? For the yDNA test, you must be a male with a KINNICK surname. We want to demonstrate scientifically what we have been saying for years - that all the KINNICKs that came from Maryland either through NC and IN or through OH and IL are related. It now appears clear that the simplest yDNA test will do that.

I am willing to coordinate the project, but need 6-12 volunteers - if we can get a project going, the test is less than $100 per person, by an independent testing company. I am not eligible since I am a KINNICK via my mother. But, I want to help with those who are interested.

Be sure to watch Who Do You Think You Are? at 7 cdt on Friday, on NBC! Lisa Kudrow is the subject this week!

Look forward to your comments!

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, March 1, 2010

Iowa Kinnick Cousin Obit

In the Coon Rapids, Iowa, area, the grandchildren of Alonzo and Nettie (Williams) KINNICK, "The KINNICK Cousins," have met regularly for many, many years. My mother (and father) were part of the group, of course. Sadly, their number is diminishing greatly. Here is one more gone.[Note: Genevieve Herron's mother was Lucille KINNICK, one of Alonzo and Nettie's five children.]

From the rootsweb.com Mailing List IACARROL-L, 1 Mar 2010:

Author: MarthannKohlFuhs
Surnames:
Classification: obituary

Message Board URL:

http://boards.rootsweb.com/localities.northam.usa.states.iowa.counties.carroll/2886/mb.ashx

Message Board Post:

Hilgenberg, Thyrl Gene "Rock"
September 26, 1924 - December 29, 2009

http://www.ohdefuneralhome.com/sitemaker/sites/OhdeFu1/obit.cgi?user=156879Hilgenberg

Facts
Death: December 29, 2009
Place of Death: Thomas Rest Haven

Services
Visitation
Friday January 1, 2010, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Ohde Funeral Home, Bayard

Funeral Service
Saturday January 2, 2010, 10:30 AM at United Methodist Church, Bayard

Officiating Pastor Charlene Wolfe Music Processional ~ "You Raise Me Up" ~ Chimm "Amazing Grace" Judy Hilgenberg "How Great Thou Art" Congregation Martha Wolfe, Organist Recessional ~ "Home" ~ Daughtry Casket Bearers Tim Hilgenberg Larry Hilgenberg Ric Hilgenberg Keith Hilgenberg Brad Kerns Dave Prescott Dan Imler

Interment
Saturday January 2, 2010 at Highland Township Cemetery, Bayard

Thyrl Gene "Rock", son of Louis and Lucy Bean Hilgenberg, was born September 26, 1924, near Coon Rapids, in Carroll County, Iowa. Gene was baptized into the Lutheran faith. He attended country school near Springbrook and the Bayard Community School. Following his schooling, Gene drove truck for several years. On April 28, 1949, Gene was united in marriage with Genevieve Herron. He worked for Garst and Thomas Seed Corn Company in Coon Rapids, Iowa for 14 years. In 1963, he began working as a maintenance supervisor for Oscar Mayer in Perry, Iowa. Gene and Genevieve lived in Coon Rapids for 6 years before moving to Bayard where they purchased his parents' home. After Gene's retirement in 1987, they continued to live in Bayard. Gene had numerous interests including golf, fishing, mushroom hunting, playing cribbage and watching car races. He was a lifetime active member of the Masonic Order. He especially enjoyed giving his grandchildren rides on his motorcycle. Gene was preceded!
 in death by his wife Genevieve, his parents, a sister Thelma as a young girl, and three brothers-Lyle, Glenn and Merle. He is survived by his seven children: Tim (Judy) of Guthrie Center, Larry "Hap" (Ginger) of Coon Rapids, Ric (Gae Deane) of Avoca, Keith (Carla) of Camanche, Gaye (Dan) Imler of Bayard, Brenda (Dave) Prescott of Glidden, and Penny (Brad) Kerns of Ames. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren: Megan Sheeder, Tonya Schlepp, Travis, Trevor and Tyler Hilgenberg, Tiffany Fatka, J.C. and Kaylee Hilgenberg, Jordan and Zach Imler, Genna and Brendan Prescott, and Luke and Haley Kerns, as well as 15 great-grandchildren, sister Evelyn Wolf of Yale, sisters-in-law Loie Hilgenberg of Waukee, Naomi Kepple and Mildred Herron of Bayard, brother-in-law Gene Crouch of Bayard, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Families are Forever!  ;-)