Two of the thirteen siblings didn't marry because they died in their 20s, and two others didn't have children of their own. For seven of the remaining nine, either I couldn't locate descendants or they didn't respond to my letter/email. This message from my cousin has inspired me to try to reach out to them again.
My cousin and I have already started to share family details, and I'm hoping to see some photos of her grandparents. I compiled a booklet several years ago on this family branch as a gift for my dad, so I can't wait to share it with her.
I still need to ask my "new" cousin how she tracked me down, but I suspect it was via this blog since she contacted me through the email address I mainly use here. I've read from other bloggers about similar cousin connection stories, but I really didn't think I would be one of the lucky ones!