Thursday, January 18, 2024

Randy's Cousins -- 6th Cousin 2x Removed John Ernst Steinbeck (1902-1968), a Noted Author

 This week's famous cousin is John Ernst Steinbeck (1902-1968). the noted author.  

Here is the FamilySearch Family Tree Brief Life History biography:

"When John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was born on 27 February 1902, in Salinas, Monterey, California, United States, his father, Johannn Ernst Steinbeck, was 39 and his mother, Olive Hamilton, was 35. He married Carol Henning in January 1930, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He lived in New York City, New York, United States in 1950 and Arkansas, United States in 1962. In 1929, his occupation is listed as author in United States. He died on 20 December 1968, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Garden Of Memories, Salinas, Monterey, California, United States."
His Wikipedia entry is here.

The FamilySearch Family Tree indicates that I am his 6th cousin two times removed. Here is the closest relationship path:

My most recent common ancestors with cousin John Steinbeck are my 7th great-grandparents William Cutter (1649-1723) and Rebecca Rolfe (1662-1751).

My daughters and my grandkids will be thrilled, I think.  I am!  My mother would have been too.

Are you related to John Ernst Steinbeck?  Check it out on FamilySearch Family Tree by clicking the "View Relationship" link at the top of the page.  Note that you have to be a profile connected to the FamilySearch Family Tree in order for this to work.


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1 comment:

Elizabeth Handler said...

According to the FamilySearch family tree, John Steinbeck is my 6th cousin twice removed too, but with different (colonial Massachusetts) ancestors than yours. Based on my research, my line looks pretty accurate.