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My Ancestry Results

I finally made the decision to have my DNA checked to follow where my Ancestors may have come from!

Getting ready to submit my DNA
Getting ready to submit my DNA

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.

My Awesome Results
My Awesome Results
This wasn't surprising
This wasn’t surprising

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!

Didn't expect this
Didn’t expect this

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…

I have also been told I have a little Italian in me!
I have also been told I have a little Italian in me!

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!! :}

Eastern Europe
Eastern Europe… Thought the percentage would be higher

 

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.

Interesting...
Interesting…

 

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!

 

Our Family Tree Hofer/Tschetter

Our Family Tree   Hofer /Tschetter

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.

Possible Marriage Certificate of my Great GrandParents
Possible Marriage Certificate of my Great GrandParents
My Grandparents

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!

Marriage Certificate of my Grandparents
Marriage Certificate of my Grandparents

Our Family Tree

Amos ~Dorothy

 Cynthia-  Justin,Carolyn,Tamara, Matthew,Marissa,Doreen  

 Marvin-

 Dorothea-

 Justine- Amanda, Shane, Marlys, Cheryl

 Chris- Amber, Christopher, Sheldon, Caelan,Meagan,Zane

 Delores-Jeriah, Joanna, Jewel         19

The Next Generation

Christopher- Christian

 

David ~ Mathilda

 Debbie- Christoper, Jacob

 Diane- Justin, Kayla                          4

The Next Generation

Christopher- Carter

Justin- Giovanny, Andres

Kayla- Gabriel

 

Jake ~ Marian

 Jake- Elizabeth, Shannon, Mariah, Sheliyah

 Leona- Michael,Esther, Rachel,

 SonyaElise

 Sharon-

 Amanda-Maximillan

 Elaine- Makayla

 Jeff- Ryan,Madison,Emily                        13
RIP Uncle Jake

The Next Generation

Elizabeth, Leo

 

Jonathan~Clara

 Jolene-

 Martin- Philip,Arianna,Nicholas

 Jeff- Rosaline,Eden,Tamara

 Curtis- Kendra,Kingston,Kaelyn,Khloe,Kassidy         11   

RIP Uncle Jonty

 

            

Tim~Susan

 Tammy- Our Little Angel… January 24, 1979- September 8, 1982

 Justin-

 Brenda- Liesl,Miles,Sonya,Wila

 Lynda- Molly,Zoe,Levi,Scarlett

 Tim- Karsten,Felicity,Davin                             11


Ernest~Kathrina

 Jonathan-Mason

 Jeremy- Jadon,Kyla,Theo

 David- Logan

 Joshua-                                              5

 

Dave~ Lydia

 Amber-

Garrett-

 

Elmer~Sarah

Stephen-Caleb,Stephanie,Mariah,Keith,Thelma

Sarah-Jacobi,Johanna,Timaeus,Sarena,Timaeus,Jonah,Rachel

Pauline-Judah,Tanya,Joshua,Micah,Candace

Joanne-Aimee,Noah,Phoebe

Brenda-Isaiah,Jacob,Maria,Manoah,Breanna,Sophia, Ayden

Robert-Jonita,Marleah,Jeffery,Micah,Tirzah,Kari,Megan     34

The Next Generation

Aimee  Logan, Gavin, Zoey

 

Samuel~ Alma

 Theodore- Kayleah,Katrina,Joshua,Joseph,Mia,Melanie

 Miriam-Daniel,Matthew,Summer

 Arthur- R.I.P. March 12,1975- April 1,2008 Christy, Sean, Emily 

 Sandra- Alexander, Samantha, Anthony,Jessi,Tristan,Emily

 Susan-Jasmin,Julianne

 Samuel- Samson,Johann,David,Taman,Emma,Grace

 Joanna- Dominic,Damian,Grace,Arthur                  29


Paul~ Adina

 Alma- Lydon,Heidi,Christopher

 Daryl- Boaz,Jubilee

 Josie-

 Marion- Tyler,Brandon

 Stephanie- Benjamin,Micah,Timothy,Aaron

 Pauline- Elaine,Isaiah,Mariah,Nicholas,Jaxon

 David- Rachel,Heidi,Joseph

 Sarah- Liam                                         20

R.I.P Paul Sept 7,1951-Aug 31,2015

The Next Generation

Heidi,  Kanon

 

Thomas~Johanna

 Thomas- Jennifer,Rhoda

 Ronald- Josiah, Samson,Corey

 Rhonda- Phoebe, Bethany, Hannah,Travis,Tyler

 Leah- Daniel,Maria,Jesse

 Karina- Grace, Jaclyn, Jacobi, Natalia                             17

 

Christian~Hilda

 Robert- Hannah, Heidi, Heinji, Tyler, Krystal,Nevaeh

 Glenda- Mattheus,Christina, Jacob, Ezra, Hadassa ,Gabriel, Emily,Philip

 Lesa- Timothy, David, Malachi, Elizabeth ,Lori,Jeremiah

 Carol- Seth, Carrie, Lydia, Christopher,Kaylee

 Christopher- Ethan, Isabelle,Grace

 Samuel- William                                      30

 

Levi~Dianne

 Sheila- Devan,Blake,Cody

 Scott- Brayden

Levi ~ Sharon 

 Tyler-

 Jennifer-

 Brenda-                                         4

 R.I.P Levi… May 1,1959-March 2,2010

 

 

 

Henry~Elizabeth

 Joel-Lincoln

 Matt-                                                                            1

 

69 Grandchildren (Including deceased)

 

197 Great Grandchildren as of Sept 2017

 

10 Great Great Grandchildren as of August ,2017

 

 Completed by Diane Hofer-Montano