Census Sunday – Another Example of my Tangled Tree

It wasn’t until I took a good look at this 1920 census for District 51, Anaheim, California that included my third great grandparents’ on my maternal side that I realized another tangled branch on my tree.  Gerhard & Helena Siefken were living at this time with their daughter and her family on a ranch in Anaheim.  The daughter’s married name was Helena Clodt.  Clodt…wait…that’s a name I’m familiar with.  My second great grandmother Louisa Scheel Siefken married  Ferdinand Clodt after her first husband, my great great grandfather Diedrich Siefken died.  Diedrich was the son of the Gerhard & Helena Siefken I had found in the census.  But Ferdinand, her second husband, had an older brother named George Clodt who married Diedrich’s older sister Helena.  Until I saw this census I hadn’t realized the connection on both sides but thanks to Ancestry.com’s new “merge duplicate people” feature I can fix this parallel line much more quickly than I could have in the past.

1920 Census District 51, Anaheim, California

1920 Census District 51, Anaheim, California

About Rosanna Ward

Rosanna is a devoted mother of four children, two of which are homeschool graduates. She currently homeschools her 11 and 6 year old sons. Rosanna is a homeschool graduate and a graduate of Oral Roberts University: She grew up in Tulsa and has been homeschooling here for the past eleven years. Rosanna has loved family history for as long as she can remember and love genealogy for the stories of her ancestors.
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1 Response to Census Sunday – Another Example of my Tangled Tree

  1. Lula says:

    Exceptional post however I was wondering if you could write a litte more on this topic?
    I’d be very thankful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Bless you!

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