The Dockstader - Wegert Family Tree

My Connections



I am now in the final stages of research and application to the Sons of the American Revolution.  In my years of working on the family tree, I discovered many ancestors who fought for the revolution and even found instances of family who fought the war on the British side...Tories. 

 I have been working on establishing links to family Patriots for many years and have been frustrated with the "walls" you run into when you are trying to gather the "proofs" in documentation which is needed for the SAR membership.  Almost done...and will let you know how it goes as we progress.


Otherwise...Some interesting connections to several celebrities: 

The following charts my relationship to the Romney's.  Margaret Fotheringham is my 3rd Great Grandmother.  And since Archibald Hill had adopted Charlotte, Hannah Hood Hill was therefore my Half 2nd Great Grand Aunt, and so on.  So, although I am not a blood-relative of Romney, there is still a connection there.

Miles Romney (Mitt Romney's Great Grandfather and the husband of half 2nd Great Grand Aunt of me) would father 31 children by his five wives.  His first wife, Hannah Hill, would bear 11 of those, the last, Leo Romney was born in 1887 in Mexico.  They had moved to Mexico to escape Federal prosecution for polygamy.




I share Paternal I1 DNA with these famous persons:

Jimmy Buffett
Leo Tolstoy
Warren Buffett
Alexander Hamilton
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Edgar Rice Burroughs


I share Maternal H24 DNA with these famous persons:

Luke the Evangelist
Marie Antoinette
Napoleon Bonaparte
Prince Philip
Susan Sarandon
Calvin Coolidge
Birger Jarl
Tsarina Alexandra
Sven II Estridsen - the last Viking King


These are a few other blood connections to a few famous people...


  • File:Edwin Hubble with pipe.jpgEdwin Powell Hubble (1889-1953.  American astronomer who played a crucial role in establishing the field of extragalactic astronomy and is generally regarded as one the most important observational cosmologists of the 20th century.  This connection is also confirmed by DNA.
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  • Philo Taylor Farnsworth (1906-1971), Inventor of the Electronic Television, grew up in Rigby, Idaho and tinkered with electronics for fun. His "image dissector tube" was the first prototype of the modern electronic television which showed only one straight line across the screen.
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  • General Tom Thumb (1838-1883), Circus Performer, (born Charles Stratton) was taught to sing, dance, and act by circus pioneer P.T. Barnum. His small frame and many talents made him famous around the world.
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  • Rutherford B. Hayes (1822-1893), 19th President, was known for his honesty and military involvement in the American Civil War. After the scandal ridden years of the Grant administration, Hayes restored trust to the presidency and ended Reconstruction during his term.
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  • Daniel B. Wesson (1825-1906), Gun Company Owner, partnered with Horace Smith in Norwich, Connecticut in the early 1850's to develop the first repeating rifle, the volcanic rifle.
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  • Samuel Adams (1722-1803), Massachusetts Representative, helped to organize the Boston Tea Party. From the beginning he was a loud voice for independence.
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  • Frances Folsom Cleveland (1864-1947) married President Grover Cleveland in the White House, the only couple to have done so. Their 27 year age difference proved no disadvantage to their romance.
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  • Samuel Huntington (1731-1796), signed the Articles of Confederation as a member of the Continental Congress. Later he signed the Declaration of Independence as Governor of Connecticut.
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  • Katharine Hepburn (1907-2003), four times Academy Award winning Actress, maintained a successful acting career for over 70 years. Her notable performances in The African Queen and On Golden Pond, as well as countless other films, contributed to her title as the AFI's Greatest American Female Star.
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  • Mamie Doud Eisenhower (1896-1979), was the wife of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Her popularity came from her beautiful clothes, her pride in her home and her husband, and her million dollar fudge recipe.
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  • James Abram Garfield (1831-1881), 20th President, serving the second shortest term in U. S. history (only 6 months),  was the second President of the United States to be assassinated.
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  • John Piermont Morgan I (1837-1913), Banker, was one of the wealthiest men at the beginning of the 20th century. A financier and banker, he arranged the merger for General Electric, and his bank today is known as Morgan Stanley.
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  • William Williams, (1731-1811), Connecticut Representative, a merchant and politician from Connecticut, signed the Declaration of Independence. He was a Harvard graduate who studied theology.
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  • Lucy Ware Webb Hayes, (1831-1889), First Lady, convinced her husband, Rutherford B. Hayes, to fight in the Union army and to oppose slavery. He later became an influential part of the abolitionist cause.
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  • Isaac Newton (1643-1727), is regarded as one of the greatest scientists and mathematicians in history. He described 3 laws of motion that also govern the entire earth and the celestial bodies surrounding it.
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  • Willa Cather (1873-1947), has been called one of the most eminent American Authors. A muckraking journalist at first, she penned the famous My Antonia.
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  • John Steinbeck (1902-1968), who's writing is characterized by portrayals of working class families in California. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature as well as the Pulitzer Prize. Two of his most famous works are The Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.
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  • Chester Alan Arthur (1830-1886), became the 21st President of the United States after the assassination of James Garfield. His presidency is remembered for the Pendleton Act, which helped reform civil service, and Tariff Reforms.
    6th Cousin 4 times removed
  • Florence Mabel Kling Harding (1860-1924), was the wife of President Warren G. Harding. Though she had struggled to support herself and her young son, she thrived as the hostess of the White House.
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  • Lillian Gish (1893-1993), or Lillian Diana de Guiche, is known as the "first lady of the silent screen" and starred in many silent films including The Birth of a Nation and The Scarlet Letter. Her career spanned over 75 years and countless television and film appearances.
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  • Sir Arthur John Evans (1851-1941), was the British archaeologist known for uncovering the Minoan civilization.
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  • Aldous Huxley (1894-1963), English author,  immigrated to England with his scientifically genius family. He was known for his novels, such as "Brave New World" and "Time Must Have a Stop".
    11th Cousin







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