I finally made the decision to have my DNA checked to follow where my Ancestors may have come from!
I have always been a bit curious…
But lately more so as I have been doing a lot on Ancestry and have quite a large tree so far… dating back to the 1850’s. It’s so interesting finding documents from those who have walked before us. I located census papers, marriage certificates, ship records, plus many more.
I was a bit surprised about my results…
I received my results several weeks ago! I was surprised that it didn’t take as long as stated!
I did expect a higher percentage to come from Russia and Ukraine area beings I found proof that some great great greats were born there. This DNA test goes back way father than I have searched.
I was expecting to see these results! There are so many Hofer’s in Switzerland that I often get… ‘You are a Hofer? And from America?’ No wonder I love this area so much!! Our German in the family is such a mix of all these places! I am extremely blessed that I have had the opportunity to live in this area where my ancestors once were.
Now this next one was a bit shocking!
I really never thought this was a possibility!! My dad does love watching British soap operas!! Not sure why cause they really have a dry humor and my dad is pretty funny! Does any of that make much sense… maybe not to everyone…
If you have ever read about Jacob Hutter… Then you know he was in Italy and actually the Italians tarred and feathered him to keep the religion he was preaching out. Jacob Hutter may not be related to me but if my ancestors were following him as they were trying to find a home stead… I believe!! I do love pasta and Gelato!!
I never really though about Greece… But I do like feta cheese!! :}
Like previously mentioned…I think. I expected the Eastern European percentage to be higher.
I’ll add the last ones, they are quite low but still part of the percentages.
I just thought this would be interesting to share! I have always loved History and now specifically mine!
If anyone is interested in viewing the Hofer/Tschetter, Wollman/Gross/Kleinsasser tree… Let me know and I can send you an invite. I tried to add a link but Ancestry doesn’t work that way. I currently have 71 people, 0 photos, 0 stories and 52 historical records.
Also by submitting my DNA I now have 121 pages of possible relatives listed! With the potential of being related extremely high!
I have no idea how to even begin this and so I thought by starting out with a bit of information on Great Grandparents. Now I don’t have much and I welcome anyone who reads this to share any information they have.
My Great Grandparents
Now I know my Great Grandparents were Jacob Hofer (1895-1950) and Sarah Stahl (1895-1983) I was lucky enough to have met my Great Grandma Stahl and have some memories of her. They married in January 22,1916 and had 7 children. One of which was my Grandpa David Hofer. I actually found their marriage certificate. I also found information that Jacob’s mother was born in Russia, according to the 1935 South Dakota Census. I am not 100% sure but the documents match their information I have on them.
David Hofer (1921-2003) and Justina (Asnath) Tschetter (1920-2012)were married November 19, 1941. They were married in South Dakota but originally there nationality was Canadian as stated on the marriage certificate I located. Together they raised 14 children. 10 girls and 4 boys!