Autism and Genealogy Fixations

Clarissa Wooster and John Mike. Sarah's great great grandparents.

Clarissa Wooster and John Mike. Sarah’s great great grandparents.

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.



3 thoughts on “Autism and Genealogy Fixations

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  3. Reblogged this on Sarah's Voice and commented:

    I want to reblog this to see if anyone in Hungary, Romania, Czechoslovakia or any surrounding countries might no something of my John Mike. Or maybe even Pine County or Bovey, Minnesota. Thanks for any help and thank you Joyce Peraaho for looking in Bovey for me 🙂

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