In a message dated 17/5/00 4:53:05 pm, hjh4blh@...
<<Alice My wife's family lived in the Portsmouth area from 1850 to 1900.
then moved to Cincinnati Ohio. Rebecca STERN born 1847 in Europe married
Benjiman MAYER b 1846 Europe. I think the family came from Germany but have
no proof. Rebecca's father was Mire b 1802 and brother Isaac b 1852. Both
lived in Cincinnati Ohio. I do not have a Stern name in Portsmouth but have
LEVISTEIN, MEYER, HEIDINGSFELD and BORNHEIM. The Columbus Ohio genealogical
society has a cemetery project that is now cataloging tombstones in the
Portsmouth area. I do not know if it is complete but will be soon. This may
help you. Let me know if we can share any information. Regards Jim Horvitz
Rancho Mirage CA. hjh4blh@...
I think we have corresponded before. None of the names ring a bell. On the
other hand, a history of the STERN/STARR family I have does talk of family
already in the USA when Heimann STERN, later Henry STARR, arrived circa 1835.
So anything is possible.