Monday, February 11, 2013
New DNA based family news. My cousin Kevin Borland and I both did a DNA test through Ancestry.com and we came up as matches as expected. Except, I have a match with another known cousin, Todd Wickman, from the Norway side of the family. Kevin came up as 0% Scandinavian. So, it seems that we have solved an old family mystery. We know that my grandfather, Arthur Oscar Freudenberg (1891-1968) abandoned the family in 1928, the year that Helen Eloise Freudenberg (1928-1989) was born. So now it seems that my grandmother raised one of Arthur's children from one of his mistresses. That baby was Helen Eloise Freudenberg. The next step is to order her birth certificate and see who is listed as the mother.