[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Figuring Relationships - Familie SONNENBURG

Nancy Gertner nancygertner at mac.com
Fri Oct 3 03:54:19 PDT 2008

My cousin sang this song at a family reunion, and I also thought of  
it when you posted this query.

My GEDCOM program, Family Tree Maker, does charts that show  

My family tree includes a female SONNENBURG ancestor born about 200  
years ago, so I've researched this name, and collected' all the  
Sonnenburgs / Sonnenbergs I found when looking at church records.   
During a trip to Poland in 2005, I found a headstone Zonnenburg that  
showed how the name was 'Polishized' when the area was 'resettled'  
after WWII.

My Prussian ancestors lived in Posen Province (Poznan) and the  
Lutheran parish records I looked at were Schokken and Revier.

Nancy in Minnesota

On Oct 2, 2008, at 10:24 PM, Leo Sonnenberg wrote:

> Thank you one and all for your responses to my query re family
> relationships. Genealogical relationships have been a mystery to me so
> the information is interesting and illuminating. However, as I was
> reading your comments I was reminded of a pop song recorded by Guy
> Lombardo in 1948, written by Dwight Latham and Moe Jaffe entitled "I'm
> My Own Grandpa". The song is based on the following:
> A Proof that a Man can be His Own Grandfather.---There was a widow and
> her daughter-in-law, a man and her daughter-in-law, and man and his  
> son.
> The widow married the son, and the daughter the old gentleman. The  
> widow
> was therefore mother to her husband's father, and consequently
> grandmother to her own husband. They had a son, to which she was a
> great-grandmother: now, as the son of a great-grandmother must be  
> either
> a grandfather or great-uncle, this boy was one or the other. He was  
> his
> own grandfather! This was the case with a boy at school at
> Norwich.---Hood's Magazine.
> You can Google the title and find several links that will play the  
> song.
> Leo Sonnenberg
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