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Re: [Vistytis] WAISCHES Search- Instalment # 3!

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  • Natalie Jones
    I ll try looking for that city! I know how frustrating it can get, looking for ancestors born in Eastern Europe. My great grandfather is from Vistytis
    Message 1 of 7 , Jan 1, 2009
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      I'll try looking for that city! I know how frustrating it can get, looking for ancestors born in Eastern Europe. My great grandfather is from Vistytis according to family records but there are no records there that go back far enough. He came to the US in 1855.

      --- On Mon, 12/29/08, lisamawa@... <lisamawa@...> wrote:
      From: lisamawa@... <lisamawa@...>
      Subject: Re: [Vistytis] WAISCHES Search- Instalment # 3!
      To: Vistytis@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, December 29, 2008, 10:05 AM

      Hi Natalie, thanks so much for all of this info...I do belong to Ancestry.com but have hit a wall approx. where you did.  I have my grandfather' s (Edward Waishes) birth certificate that says his parents, Christopher and Julia Waisches were both born in "Lithuania" but thats all the info it gives.  I did see the ship manifest of the woman coming over from Medwilu, Russia but haven't been able to find that area.  I was hoping someone on this site might of heard of it...I imagine that my great-granparents came from the same place.  That's actually what I'm trying to find at the moment is where my great-granparents, Christoph(er) and Julia Waisches, were actually from...Germany, Russia, or Lithuania... I have records that indicate each place.  I know they changed over the years so I would like to know what the area is presently.  Thanks soooo much for your help!! I love that everyone is so helpful!!

      Lisa Waishes

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Natalie Jones <natalie14468@ yahoo.com>
      To: Vistytis@yahoogroup s.com
      Sent: Sat, 27 Dec 2008 5:29 am
      Subject: Re: [Vistytis] WAISCHES Search- Instalment # 3!

      I also found the family in the 1891 Canadian Census, in Nipissing, Ontario. The name is spelled WAISHES. Christo, his wife Julia, and their son Charles were all born in Germany. The family was Lutheran. Their daughter Mary, age 5, was born in the US (this would be about 1886) and their son Albert, age 1, was born in Ontario, Canada. So, the family orginally immigrated to the US about 1884-1885 and then moved to Ontario, Canada, and back to the US. The 1890 US Census is incomplete, but it would be worth checking it to try to see if they lived in the US at that point, although I think they most likely already moved to Canada.


      --- On Sat, 12/27/08, Lisa Waishes <lisamawa@aol. com> wrote:
      From: Lisa Waishes <lisamawa@aol. com>
      Subject: [Vistytis] WAISCHES Search
      To: Vistytis@yahoogroup s.com
      Date: Saturday, December 27, 2008, 1:39 AM

      Hi 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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