In the past, I have looked at some of my Baker ThruLines on my mother’s side. This is my summary on a Baker DNA/Genealogy Chart that I made:
This Chart goes back to some of my 4th cousins on average. However, ThruLines go back to 6th cousins. That means that this chart is undersized.
Here are my ThruLines going back one more generation to an earlier Conrad Baker:
I already have a tree for Ruth’s maternal side:
Ancestry suggests Conrad Baker and Mary Surrick as the parents of Sophia Baker. I would have to assume that they are correct. All indications are that the tree is correct, though there are few original sources.
Here is a source from the Daughters of the American Revolution:
Here is the extra generation added to my Baker Tree:
Based on this Ancestry Tree, Conrad had many children:
My ancestor was the first wife Mary Surrick who apparently died before 1796. That means that most of the children must have been through Susanne Fraley. Also, according to these trees, this Conrad was bron in New York.
This tree shows that Sophie Baker Andress had quite a few childre also:
This increases the chance of having a DNA match.
Going Back Before Baker to Surrick
I notice that my mother has some Surrick ThruLines:
Why not take a look at some of these matches?
Surrick seems to be an unusual surname:
According to Ancestry, there were 6 Surrick families living in Pennsylvania in 1840 and they were found nowhere else in the US. However, the good news it it appears that could narrow down the genealogy.
My own tree does not go back to Philip Surrick, so this may be a good time to amend my tree:
Checking LD’s Tree
One good thing about a rare surname is that the connection is more likely to be real to that surname between two families. Here is Mahlon’s family in 1930.
Here is Bart, to the West of Philadelphia in Lancaster County:
At this point, I should be following Kathryn’s Line. The death certificate and marriage record for Mason Druck has his wife as Katherine or Catherine Smeltzer. Here is a child’s birth certificate:
Here is Catharine in Chanceford, PA in 1900:
Catharine’s father was a cigar manager and her mother was a cigar maker. In the Census, her mother appears to be Lucy, but this obituary has her mother as:
In 1860 Philadelphia, 19th Ward, I find this record:
Here is Catherine who was supposed to be born in 1864 according to findagrave was born probably in 1859.
This Tree at Ancestry for John Smeltzer shows that he had two wives:
The first died in 1893.
This is my tree so far:
According to ThruLines, I am alsmost there. I see a George Surrick in 1850:
He is living in the Richmond Districk of Philadelphia. His father appears to be Philip Surrick. The ThruLines wanted to show Georges father as George and his grandfather as Philip. However, I see what happened. There was more than one George Surrick in Philadelphia. The above was a different, George W Surrick:
He was a ropemaker like his father and he married Anna.
Here is the George that I am interested in:
He is living in Chanceford with the husband of his late daughter Catharine. I don’t agree with the birth date here. I think it should be around 1835.
Here is some more information on George:
This tells us that George was in the Civil War.
Summary and Conclusions
- I was able to expand my Baker DNA/Genealogy Tree by looking at ThruLines
- The earliest ancestors on that tree are Conrad Baker born 1764 and his wife Mary Surrick
- I had thought that I would be able to create a Surrick DNA/Genealogy Tree based on ThruLines, but I was unable to figure out a good connection between Surrick descendants and basically, my mom.
- I may try again at some point. This would involve extending my known tree out to the parents of Mary Surrick.