Pearl S. Buck – should have gotten extra credit in HS!


If I had known Ms Buck was my 7th cousin, 3 times removed, in High School, when I had to read The Good Earth, I am sure I would have milked it for extra credit!  We are supposed to be related through our MRCA, Christian Gerber (1592-1650), the 5 times great grandfather of my 2 times great grandmother, Mary Ann Allen (1836-xxx), the furthest documented ancestor I have in the Allen Lineage.  (I have some work to do, that is really not very far back compared to the rest of my tree!!!  And, I have not found Grandmother Mary Ann’s death record either!).  I could have asked for double extra credit for knowing what the S stood for: Sydenstriker, Pearl’s maiden name!


About Pat Shaul

Genealogist / Family Historian; Blog started as a record of my Grandfather's post card collection which ran for 15 months. Then, in June, 2017, I changed over to reporting and commenting on notifications from the ANCESTRY app "We're Related" I then started to provide snippets into ancestor biographies on the dates that were significant anniversaries.
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