Political Genealogy II

Since the election is next week I decided to share a little bit about the genealogy of the two major candidates.

Four years ago I wrote a post about the ancestry of Paul Ryan after he was named as the VP candidate: Political Genealogy

Much has been in the news about immigration, so I will focus on how long each candidates families have been in the United States.

Ladies first, so I will share a little of what is known about Hillary’s ancestry. Most of the information on Hillary comes from wargs.com.

Chicago, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Political GenealogyHillary Rodham was born in Chicago in 1947. Her mother was also born in Chicago.

Scranton Pennsylvania, Hugh Rodham, Hillary ClintonHillary’s father was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania and later moved to Chicago.

Hillary's Ancestry, Durham, England, KyoNow back to Hillary’s grandparents. Her paternal grandfather, Hugh Rodham, was born in 1879 in Kyo, Durham in England and emigrated with his parents in 1882 to the US. He married Hannah Jones who was born in Pennsylvania in 1882 shortly after her parents emigrated to the US from Wales in 1879.

Hillary’s paternal grandfather, Edwin Howell, was born in Elgin, Illinois in 1897. His father was born in England and emigrated in the late 1800’s and his mother was born in Canada. Edwin Howell married Della Murray who was born in Illinois in 1902. Her father was born in Canada and her mother in Michigan.

Michigan Canada, Detroit Windsor, Clinton AncestryOf Hillary’s eight great grandparents, only one of them was born in the United States. If we follow that one branch back we find that Hillary had ancestors living in the Detroit/Windsor area as far back as the early 1700’s. At that time the area was known as New France.

Franch Canadian Ancestry, Hillary Clinton, New FranceFollowing Hillary’s French Canadian ancestry further back we find that her family lived in Montreal and Quebec for many generations. Some of her ancestors were in Quebec in the early 1600’s.

Now on to Donald Trump.

Jamaica Estates, New Yok, Donald TrumpDonald Trump was born in 1946 in Jamaica Estates, Queens, New York.

His father was also born in Queens, New York.

Tong, Scotland, Donald Trump's Mother, GenealogyDonald’s mother was born in Tong which is a small village on the Isle of Lewis. The Isle of Lewis is in the Outer Hebrides off the coast of Scotland.

His mother emigrated to the US in 1930 at the age of 18.

Kallstadt, Germay, Trump, Donald Trump ancestryTrump’s grandfather Frederich Trump emigrated to the US from Kallstadt, Germany in 1885. Kallstadt is a very small village near Mannheim, Germany.

I was able to follow Trump’s ancestry back many generations in Germany and his ancestors have lived in this same area since at least the early 1700’s.

I did find it interesting that another well known American had roots in Kallstadt. The father of Henry J. Heinz emigrated to the US from Kallstadt in 1840. Of course we know Heinz for his ketchup. Trump’s grandfather was a second cousin of Henry J. Heinz.

Now to find out which of these candidates will be included in a future revision of Ancestors of American Presidents.




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