Ancestors of Eleanor Alma Dankenbring (1913-1974)
Ellie's ancestors in America
(CA, IA, MO, OR, WA)
and Germany (Gossfelden, Haubersbronn, Mardorf,
Spenge, Wallenbruck, Zuffenhausen)
Just for Eleanor's female lineage,
tracing the route
to Germany from Africa, 150,000 years ago --
mtDNA, Haplogroup H (subclade H).
Selected as Miss Iowa,
Ellie went to Atlantic City for the 1933 Miss America Pageant,
an intriguing event with Mafia influence and more!
Eleanor married Don Hay in 1936;
the Hay Genealogy site includes an ancestry tree, Hay genome, and
Don's semi-pro football days.
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