Introduction

Ancestors of John Carl Finke (1910-1996) and Myrtle Martha Graf (1915-2003)


John and Myrtle Finke lived in Washington County and Fayette County, Texas.

The chances of one single ancestor of yours not dying while growing up is one in several billion...because it isn't just about the Black Death, you know. Actually all your ancestors have grown up and had children-- even during the worst natural disasters, even when the child mortality rate was enormous. Of course, a lot of them have suffered from illness, but they've always pulled through. In a way, you have been a millimeter from death billions of times...

                                                                        --Jostein Gaarder, The Solitaire Mystery
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