Christmas is not a just day. Instead, it is a 12 day celebration that begins (in some traditions) on December 25th and continues for 12 days (until January 6th). As a reminder, we have the 12 Days of Christmas carol.
For each of the 12 days of Christmas, I will be posting one event / person from my genealogical research that relates (sometimes in a rather convoluted way) to the particular gift of that day in The 12 Days of Christmas. If you wish to peruse the entire schedule, check previous posts for Days 1-6 and Days 7 – 12.
Dec. 31 – Six Geese A-Laying (Day 6)
Symbolically, eggs represent renewal of life. Who among your ancestors had the largest family? How many of the children lived into adulthood? Share a picture if you have one.
Judson, 1862-1929; Grant, 1863-1925; Grace (Austin), 1864-1960; Ruth (Jacobs), 1865-1957; Lloyd, 1867-1945; Blanche (Welk), 1870-1935; Belle (Hutzen), 1876-1962; Julia (Huffman), 1877-1969; Tod, 1884-1941.
Oscar, 1868-1882; Homer, 1871-1882; Rufus (no picture), 1872-1872.
Herman, 1874-1895; John Jr., 1878-1888; Kate, 1880-1881