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My Family Heritage

Updated October 16, 2013

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My family search is a work in progress with new information being discovered daily.

My Family surnames include the following: YAGER (YEAGER), BOSHAW (BUSHAW, BEAUCHAMP), HILL, KITCHEN, HANKINS, GREENE, WILDE, WAGNER, MAPES, and DEJONGE and many, many more.

My family can be found in Germany, Pennsylvania, Canada, Michigan, and Ireland.

My parents are both deceased along with 4 siblings who preceded them in death.

My Paternal Grandparents were THEODORE YAGER 1907-1992 & EMMA L HILL 1907-1994. Married 1925. They had 6 children, 3 are deceased.

My Paternal Great-Grandparents were ABEL (YEAGER) YAGER 1866-1907 & ELNORA BOSHAW 1871-1938. Married 1899. All 7 children deceased. ~&~ JAMES HILL 1829- 1916 & MARY K KITCHEN 1872-1914. Married 1891. All 9 children deceased.

My Paternal Great-Great-Grandparents were GEORGE W YEAGER 1815-1902 & MARY A BIGSBY 1830-1915. Married 1852. All 7 children deceased. ~&~ PETER BOSHAW 1829-1903 and MARY A STERLING 1843-1899. Married 1858. All 10 children deceased. ~&~ THOMAS HILL and MARY ANN (_) both born in Ohio. All 8 children deceased. JOSEPH C KITCHEN 1836-1911 and CATHERINE M YEAGER 1853-1897. All 8 children deceased.



The HANKINS & GREENE family lived in several Michigan Counties including: Wexford, Antrim, Grand Traverse, Branch, Gratiot, Eaton, Benzie, Jackson, Wayne, and Montcalm Counties.

My Maternal Grandparents: ERNEST C HANKINS 1911-985 & MARION J GREENE 1941-2011. Married in 1938 and divorced in 1960. She retired from work in 2001 after almost 39 years on the same job.

My Maternal Great-Grandparents: JOHN H HANKINS 1869-1948 and LUCILLE M WAGNER 1878-1963. His first marriage was to Maude Wagner who was Lucille's sister. ~&~ WILLIAM C GREENE 1894-1930 and SELMA L WILDE 1898-1982. Married in 1920. Selma's second husband was DUNCAN MORRISON 1884-1948, (He was well known throughout the region as a violinist and played for several years with the Powers Orchestra.)


My husband and I were married in 2003 and are happily married.

My husbands parents are both deceased along with 1 step-sibling who preceded them in death.

His grandparents: BURLEY _ 1884-1966 and EMMA COBLENTZ 1895-1980. ~&~ LOUIE _ 1905-1987 and EDA HILL 1916-1992.

His Great Grand-parents: JAKOBUS _ 1872-1943 and MARY WHEATIN 1873-1945.

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