Hitting a dead end
- I was wondering if someone may be able to help me over come a dead
end that I and a few distant cousins who are also researching the
same family lines cannot get around. I cannot find any records
dealing with my great-grandfather Matthew Enders (Andres).
According to the 1880 Federal Census for Mendon township in Iowa my
great-grandmother Mary Andres nee Knoebel (Knobel) is living with her
parents with 3 of her children August age 4, Kristnia age 2 and a
baby age 1 month. There is no mention of her husband in this census
other than for the children it list fathers birth place Hanover,
Germany. In the Iowa state census of 1884, she again is living with
her parents with three children August, Kristnia, and my grandfather
age 1 but again my great-grandfather is not listed as being present
in the household. In the Iowa census of 1895, Mary Knoebel Enders is
listed as a widow with 3 children. Mary Enders was buried along side
her parent in Iowa but her husband Matthew isn't nor is the baby
mention in the 1880 census. I can find no records conserning him
except mention of his name on my grandfather death certificate and
marriage registry. My only other clues are the the marriage occured
sometime between 1870 and 1876, my grandfather Mike Theodore Enders
was born Dec. 21, 1884 in St. Louis, MO and a portion of the family
settled in Milwaukee WI after 1900 but we cannot find presently any
records in either city. Complicating my problem is that vital
records in Iowa were not started until 1880 then only on a volunteer
basis and not required my law until 1920. Any help would be greatly
appreciated on how to overcome this roadblock.
- Hello all,
Does anyone have any information on the name BURLESON? I'm trying to
figure out where it originates from. Any and all information would be
greatly appreciated. Thank you again!
If you want, please email me at jburleso@...