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Although this film has been around since 1954, I don't recall ever seeing it as a child. No matter--I wouldn't have been nearly as amazed by it then as I am now.
Abraham Lincoln was born 201 years ago today. There's a great Lincoln Timeline at The History Place.
Ancestors on my father's side who were living during the Lincoln presidency included his grandparents and at least some of his great grandparents, but all were still living in Germany at that time.
On my mother's side, her paternal grandparents (Milton E. Kerr and Kate Pettis) were both born during the Civil War. Her paternal great-grandparents were all in their twenties, and all four of them still had at least one living parent. At least three of my mother's great-great-great grandparents were also still living when Lincoln took office. All lived in the United States.
Mom's maternal grandparents hadn't been born yet. Her great-grandparents Schulte still lived in Germany. Joseph Hauer and Theresa Wolfschlager weren't married yet, but both were living in the United States.