Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 3rd-great grandmother, Catherine Groenendyke.
Catherine was born February 4, 1843 in Madison Co., IN., the daughter of Elias and Nancy (Jenkins) Groenendyke. Catherine married May 5, 1864 in Madison Co., IN to Edmund G. Pierce, son of Francis S. and Rebecca (Page) Pierce. Edmund was born April 30, 1837 in Wayne Co., IN, and died January 8, 1875 in Madison Co., IN. Catherine died December 10, 1913 in Lafayette Twp., Madison Co., IN.
Children of Edmund G. and Catherine (Groenendyke) Pierce are as follows :
i. William Francis Pierce b. July 10, 1865 Madison Co., IN., d. September 21, 1950 Madison Co., IN., m. Clara Pennisten m(2) Vida Maddox
ii. Elias A. Pierce b. February 14, 1867 Madison Co., IN, d. March 1963, m. Flora J. Curtis
iii. Martha Pierce b. November 16, 1868 Madison Co., IN., d. February 29, 1932 Madison Co., IN., m. John M. Johnson
iv. Lyman Pierce b. March 1871 Madison Co., IN., d. December 4, 1938 Madison Co., IN., m. Lavina Sunderland
v. Margaret Pierce b. April 1873 Madison Co., IN., d. June 11, 1923 Madison Co., IN., m. John W. Jones
I descend from Edmund and Catherine (Groenendyke) Pierce through their son, William, as follows :
Catherine Groenendyke and Edmund G. Pierce
William Francis Pierce and Clara Pennisten
Edna Muriel Pierce and Virgil Lee Wright (my great-grandparents)