I don’t know about you but Sarah would get fixated on certain things. Her fixations usually would be on mechanical things like vacuums and smoke detectors.
Well, imagine my surprise when Sarah started asking me what was your grandparents names, your great grandparents names, your great great grandparents names ect…..
I am a family historian and have been for many years. When Sarah started asking me these questions I brought out the pictures that I had of the grandparents she was asking the names for.
When I brought out the wedding picture of her great great grandparents (my great grandparents) John Mike and Clarissa (Wooster) Mike, Tuenge she immediatly fixated on the picture. Mostly she was fixated on the image of John Mike. She asked me what his parents names were and I had know answer for her. John Mike has been my brick wall genealogy wise for a very long time.
Sarah was fixated John Mike so much I had to make many copies from the original picture so she could have it with her all the time.
I don’t know if anyone has ever had their child with Autism ask so many questions about who their family is. I think it is great that Sarah asks me these questions, but as of yet I still have know answer for her concerning our John Mike.
So, I thought I would put our John Mike information out their and see if someone can help me answer Sarah’s questions about who John Mike’s parents may have been.
Name – John Mike
Born – 1889
Place of Birth – Hungary
Married – Oct. 15, 1908 to Clarissa Wooster
Place – Pine County Courthouse, Pine County, Minnesota
Occupation – Laborer
Last known address – Bovey, Minnesota
Date of Death – ?
Place of Death – ?
Parents – ?
The story that has been handed down through the generations is that John Mike left for work one day and never came home.
The wedding picture that I am posting of John Mike and Clarissa Wooster is the only known picture of John Mike.
If anyone can help me answer Sarah’s questions about her great great grandpa John Mike it would be very much appreciated and thank you.
- A Blessing (rpresearch.wordpress.com)
- Grandparents and Grandchildren Can Protect Each Other’s Mental Health (livescience.com)
- Grandparents and the Autism Spectrum (this-little-light-of-mine.org)