My uncle mailed me a copy of a page from my late Grandmother (Franke) DeGraaf’s diary. I received this on Thursday. This page includes the names and birth information about her parents and grandparents. The new information found in this document include:
- Blanche Isabelle (Bangs) Franke birthday is stated as 09 Dec 1882. Information from the document Winslow Genealogy states 09 Dec 1883.
- Henry Cleveland Franke’s complete name is written as “Henry Edward Cleveland Franke”. The 1900 US census does list his name as “Henry E C Franke”. Henry’s WWI and WWII draft cards have his name written as “Henry Cleveland Franke“.
- The name of Henry E. C. Franke’s father is Henry. He was born in the year 1841 in Muenster, Germany.
I have a new URL for the family-tree hosted at Rootsweb. It can now be found by clicking HERE. I recently updated the tree to include Leland DeGraaf Sr.’s parents and grandparents; I wrote about William Henry DeGraaf and Henry Peek DeGraaf in previous posts. Also updated Blanche (Bangs) Franke’s lineage back to Kenelm Winslow (d. 1607).