Randy Seaver's "mission for Father's Day, if you decide to accept it, is to:
1) Determine who is one of the most prolific fathers in your genealogy database or in your ancestry. By prolific, I mean the one who fathered the most children.
2) Tell us about him in your own blog post, in comments to this blog post, or in comments on Facebook."
Well hands down, my most prolific father in my husband's family tree is Adam Holderbaum who had two wives and 22 children! Adam was born in 1786 in Bedford County, PA and died in 1870 in Michigan.
On my side of the family, 12 seems to be the magic number in many different branches of mine. Although, Jonas Hartzell born 1818 in PA and died 1875, had 14 children with his wife Elizabeth Godwin.
Happy Father's Day!