Marriage Arranged by Ancestors?
by Ron Ohnmacht
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
and I live in
Concord, North Carolina.
My wife, Tammy, and I met in 1985
in Broome County, New York. Prior to this our families did not know each
other. We married in 1987, and our daughters were born in 1990 and 1992.
we lived in Vestal, New York until a employment transfer took us to North
Carolina in 1996.
We then got interested in our genealogy when my parents
gave us some photo albums which contained pictures of our ancestors from
the late 1800's and early 1900's. We started researching my OHNMACHT line
and my wifes MCKERCHER line.
We discovered through census records that my
gg-grandparents Leo & Barbara Ohnmacht and my wife Tammy's gg-
grandparents James & Sarah McKercher both lived near each other in
Jermyn,PA in 1900. We often wondered if they had ever known or spoke to
each other considering the size of Jermyn, PA then.
It wasn't until
October of 1999 that we discovered that both my gg-grandparents Leo &
Barbara Ohnmacht, and my wife's gg-grandparents, James & Sarah McKercher
were buried in Valley View Cemetery in Montdale, PA! (Near Jermyn)
we called the curator of the cemetery for more information, we were
astounded to find that they are buried in plots right next to each other!!!!
What are the odds of something like this happening?
Submitted: Thu Dec 30 15:11:31 1999
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