|Frank Mischke c 1925|
"I wanted to let you know that one of the Mischke descendants (my mother's 1st cousin Jim Mischke) has agreed to do his paternal line "Y-DNA" testing at FTdna (FamilyTreeDNA). Do you know if anyone else from the Minnesota Mischke line have done any DNA testing? If so, it would be interesting to compare and see if they are in the same Haplogroup. You might put out the word on your blog, and find out if there are any volunteers for the Y-dna test. I would be willing to sponsor it".So there ya go! If you happen to google MISCHKE and end up here on HH, and you're a Mischke guy (or know one) who'd want to scrape a few cheek cells, email me and I'll contact Joy, ok?
(marlysky at gmail dot com) Thanks, Joy!
Evidently comments aren't working right now, but here's what Joy would have added ☺ :
Thanks Marlys! Hopefully someone will be interested in doing the Y-dna test for a comparison of the two Mischke lines. We all should have descended from George Miszke and Catharina Kubin, ca1700's, Ellguth-Tillowitz, Kr. Falkenberg, Schlesien. Jim Mischke was very excited about the idea, especially since there are some family legends that might be proved - or disproved - by the test results. Warm regards from cousin Joy
Three months later, an email from Joy--August, 2014:
I'm not sure if you've seen my update posted in your blog [as a comment, below] about the DNA test of my Mischke cousin. The Y-dna results only ruled out that we do not have a paternal line to the Baron at Niederrathen (which was a family myth), but the "Autosomal Test" revealed more. It turns out that a connection was found between my cousin, Jim Mischke, and Timothy Michael Schmolke as "4th to 5th cousins". Timothy descends from Jacob Schmolke and his wife, Catharina Mischke. Their son Johann married Hedwig Peschel, and that is Timothy's line - from Minnesota.
This would also mean that we are related to your line via Joseph Mischke (brother of Catherina Mischke) who was married to Maria Otremba, and many many more from the MN clan.
So a family mystery solved thru DNA technology!! YAY!!"