Thursday, April 18, 2024

Randy's Cousins -- 9th cousin 1x Removed John Denver (1943-1997), Famous Singer and Songwriter

 This week's famous cousin is Henry John Deutchendorf Jr. (John Denver, 1943-1997), the famous singer and songwriter.

Here is the FamilySearch Family Tree Brief Life History biography:

When Henry John Deutschendorf Jr. was born on 31 December 1943, in Roswell, Chaves, New Mexico, United States, his father, Henry John Deutschendorf Sr., was 23 and his mother, Erma Louise Swope, was 21. He lived in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States in 1960 and Aspen, Lake, Colorado, United States in 1982. In 1962, his occupation is listed as singer, composer, guitarist, actor, record producer, activist, humanitarian. He died on 12 October 1997, in Pacific Grove, Monterey, California, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Colorado, United States.

His Wikipedia entry is here.

The FamilySearch Family Tree indicates that I am his 9th cousin 1x removed. Here is the closest relationship path from Relative Finder:

My most recent common ancestors with cousin John Denver are my 8th great-grandparents Franz Hanzen Bloetgoet (1637-1696) and Lysbeth Jans (1633-1730).

Are you related to John Denver?  Check out his profile on the FamilySearch Family Tree and click the "View Relationship" link at the top of the page.  Note that you have to have your profile connected to the FamilySearch Family Tree in order for this to work.

This shows that you never know to whom you might be related!!!  I'm having lots of Genealogy Fun.  Click here to see all of my famous cousins.


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