222Re: [Vistytis] WAISCHES Search
- Dec 27, 2008Do you belong to Ancestry.com? I looked up Christopher Waisches born in 1858 and found a Christo Waisches born in 1858 with wife Julia living in Nipissing, Ontario, Canada in the 1901 Canadian census.I also found a Christopher Waishes with wife Julia in the 1910 US Census. They were living in Sussex, Delaware. I didn't find a son Charles but did find children John 15, Martha 14, Christina 10, Christopher Jr 8, and ANdrew and Edward, 3. The cenus states they immigrated to the US in 1884. Christopher was born in Germany. He was born in 1858. I think these are both the same Christopher Waisches/Waishes as their children were all born in Canada. Julia was the mother of 12 children with 8 living so perhaps Charles died prior to 1910. Christopher's occupation was a farmer.I found a Passenger Manifest for the S.S. Graf Waldersee which sailed from Hamburg, Germany to Philadelphia and arrived on May 15, 1911. There is a Marta Lukoszus born in Medwilu, Russia in 1892. The record mentions a "friend" Christopher Waisches, and I wonder if she was a relative going to live with his family? Her nationality is Lithuanian. Don't forget, the boundaries of Lithuania, Russia, Germany, and Poland changed frequently and what might be Germany today could have been Russia back then.I couldn't find any immigration information on a Christopher Waisches, and I wonder if the name was spelled differently in his native country?Natalie--- On Sat, 12/27/08, Lisa Waishes <lisamawa@...> wrote:
From: Lisa Waishes <lisamawa@...>
Subject: [Vistytis] WAISCHES Search
Date: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 1:39 AMHi everyone, I am a new member looking for the birthplace (or any other info) of my Great-
Grandfather and Great-Grandmother. Their names were Christopher Waisches (b. July 15,
1858) and Julia Pookes(?)(b. @1866) and they came over to either the US with their son,
Charles Waisches (b. @1883). I believe they were married @1880. I haven't been lucky
enough to uncover their immigration nor ship records. Most of the records I've dug up on
them say they were from Germany. Charles' war registration says he was born in Vilna,
Lithuania but I'm at a dead end there. Also, some records say they were from Russia....and
one woman who's ship manifest info says she was a cousin of Christoph Waisches and was
from Medwilu, Russia (which I can't find anywhere).
Anyone here know the name Waisches?? Which is now Waishes. Or could maybe point me in
the right direction of where to go from here.
Thanks so much for any help you can give!!
Lisa Waishes xx
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