DNA True Story
Pearl Olma Showalter Frantz rejected her baby daughter shortly after birth (1935). She believed the hospital “mixed up the babies” and she took home “the wrong baby.” The daughter was raised by her mother (and father) but there was no affection. Eager to get the girl out of the home, she was married off (age fifteen) to an illiterate legally blind young man. The fifteen year old was ill-prepared for marriage and suffered an emotional breakdown. After a few months, the marriage was annulled. Decades later, when the woman received the results from her Ancestry DNA test, the very first “cousin” listed was a Showalter first-cousin. The woman never doubted her Showalter/Frantz ancestry; DNA confirmed it.