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Ancestry of Adam Vinatieri

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Nerves of steel must run in his genes. Adam Vinatieri, the gutsy place kicker of the New England Patriots, claims a fourth cousin connection to daredevil Evil Knievel (through his maternal grandfather's line), as well as descent from General George Armstrong Custer's bandmaster, Felix Vinatieri (through his father's line) in his family tree. Luckily for Adam, Custer left his band behind on the advice of Brigadier Gen. Alfred H. Terry as the 7th Calvary headed to the battle of Little Big Horn.
Adam Matthew Vinatieri was born to Paul and Judy (Goeken) Vinatieri on December 28th, 1972 in Yankton, South Dakota, the second of four children. He grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota and graduated from South Dakota State with a degree in health and wellness, before moving on to his career in pro football. Adam Vinatieri signed with the New England Patriots as a rookie free agent on June 28, 1996, and has since re-signed with them several times.

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First Generation:


1. Adam Matthew VINATIERI was born on 28 Dec 1972 in Yankton, Yankton County, South Dakota. He married his wife Valerie in Bali, Indonesia in 2001 and their first child, Adam Jr. was born in June 2003.

Second Generation:


2. Paul VINATIERI was born on (private). Paul VINATIERI and Judy M. GOEKEN were married.

3. Judy M. GOEKEN1,2 was born on (private). Paul VINATIERI and Judy M. GOEKEN had the following children:

    i. Chad VINATIERI
    1 ii. Adam Matthew VINATIERI
    iii. Christine VINATIERI
    iv. Beau VINATIERI

Third Generation:


4. Albert V. VINATIERI3,4 was born on 5 Apr 1914 in South Dakota.5 He died in Apr 1986 in Yankton, Yankton Co., South Dakota.5 Albert V. VINATIERI and Rose GILE were married on 18 Oct 1937 in Yankton, Yankton Co., South Dakota.

5. Rose GILE6,7 was born on 15 Apr 1911 in Madison, Lake Co., South Dakota. She died on 18 Jul 2000 in Couer D. Alene, Idaho. She is buried in Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Yankton Co., South Dakota.

Albert V. VINATIERI and Rose GILE had the following children:

    2 i. Paul VINATIERI
    ii. Katherine VINATIERI
    iii. Mary VINATIERI
    iv. David VINATIERI
    v. Thomas Albert VINATIERI was born on 11 Nov 1940 in Yankton Co., South Dakota. He died on 21 May 1988 in San Mateo, California.8
6. John A. GOEKEN9 was born on 18 May 1924 in Raeville, Nebraska.2 He died on 7 Apr 2003 in Tyndall, South Dakota.2 John A. GOEKEN and Stella T. UHING were married on 23 Oct 1945 in St. James Catholic Church, St. James, Nebraska.1,2
7. Stella T. UHING1 was born on 22 Nov 1927 in Hartington, Nebraska.1 She died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on 13 Jul 2002 in Omaha, Nebraska.1

John A. GOEKEN and Stella T. UHING had the following children:

    i. John M. GOEKEN1,2
    ii. Peggy L. GOEKEN1,2
    iii. Marjorie A. (Marge) GOEKEN1,2
    3 iv. Judy M. GOEKEN
    v. Joan M. GOEKEN1,2
    vi. Ronald GOEKEN1 died in 1975.2

Fourth Generation:


8. Ehrum Frederick VINATIERI3,4 was born on 6 Apr 1889 in Yankton Co., South Dakota.10 He died in Apr 1973 in Yankton Co., South Dakota.11

9. Katherine Irene ROBERTS3,4 was born on 13 Aug 1894 or 1895 in Douglas Co., South Dakota.12

Ehrum Frederick VINATIERI and Katherine Irene ROBERTS had the following children:

    4 i. Albert V. VINATIERI
    ii. Vernon Ehrum VINATIERI3,4 was born on 30 Jul 1915 in Yankton, Yankton Co., South Dakota.
    iii. Lenora H. VINATIERI3,4 was born about 1918 in South Dakota.
    iv. Felix William VINATIERI4 was born on 26 Jun 1922 in South Dakota. He died on 1 Jan 1984 in Vallejo, Solano Co., California.8
    v. Robert F. VINATIERI4 was born on 3 Jan 1924 in South Dakota. He died on 15 Jul 1987 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., Minnesota.13

vi. Lyle F. VINATIERI4 was born on 28 May 1925 in Yankton, Yankton Co., South Dakota. He died on 14 Feb 2002 in Oroville, Okanogan Co., Washington.14
vii. Ehrum Don VINATIERI4 was born on 8 Feb 1930 in Yankton, Yankton Co., South Dakota. He died on 10 Mar 1999 in Cambria, San Luis Obispo Co., California.15

10. Hiram Columbus GILE7,16 was born on 19 Sep 1859 in Rock Creek, Jasper Co., Iowa.17 He died on 12 Apr 1930 in Madison, Lake Co., South Dakota.17 He is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Lake Co., South Dakota.17

11. Christina SHARK7 was born on 5 May 1863 in Illinois.18 She died on 11 Feb 1929 in Madison, Lake Co., South Dakota.18 She is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Lake Co., South Dakota.18

Hiram Columbus GILE and Christina SHARK had the following children:

    i. Leona GILE was born in Sep 1883 in Iowa.
    ii. William GILE was born in Aug 1884 in Iowa.
    iii. James GILE was born in Apr 1885 in Iowa. He died in Jul 1956 in Marshall Co., Iowa.
    iv. Claude E. GILE was born in Oct 1888 in Iowa.19 He died on 18 Jun 1969 in Madison, Lake Co., South Dakota.19 He is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Lake Co., South Dakota.19
    v. Oda GILE was born in Jan 1891 in Iowa.
    vi. Daniel W. GILE was born in Feb 1893 in Iowa. He died on 9 Feb 1980 in Madison, Lake Co., South Dakota. He is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Lake Co., South Dakota.20
    vii. Marie GILE7,16 was born in Sep 1895 in Iowa.
    viii. Lee GILE was born in Sep 1896 in Iowa.
    ix. Hiram GILE was born in Oct 1899 in Iowa.
    x. Charles GILE7 was born about 1905 in South Dakota.
    xi. Alice GILE6,7 was born about 1906 in South Dakota.
    xii. Birch F. GILE6,7 was born on 20 Dec 1906 in South Dakota.21 He died on 18 Jun 1985 in Madison, Lake Co., South Dakota.21,22 He is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Lake Co., South Dakota.21
    5 xiii. Rose GILE

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