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Learning about Our Ancestors: Johannes Sobotker, Abraham Markoe, & Adolph Sixto

Learning about Our Ancestors: Johannes Sobotker, Abraham Markoe, & Adolph Sixto

In today's episode we'll take a look at three distinguished and unique ancestors: 

Johannes Sobotker (August 8, 1777 - March 23, 1854) was the son of a rich plantation owner and the grandson of the Government Secretary Johannes Sobotker.

Abraham Markoe (July 2, 1727 - August 28, 1806) was a Danish businessman living in Pennsylvania who actively supported American independence.

Adolph "Ding" Sixto, (February 17, 1858 - July 5, 1930) was born of VI parents on the island of Vieques, Puerto Rico. "A man with a dream" is probably the best phrase to his character.
“Four of Johannes Sobotker's Children” in the slideshow below, courtesy of I Am a Child: Children in Art History

(https://iamachild.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/christoffer-wilhelm-eckersberg-1783-1853-danish/) 

The portrait of Abraham Markoe, courtesy of the University of the Virgin Islands Libraries and the Virgin Islands Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums (http://webpac.uvi.edu/imls/pi_uvi/profiles19

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