Re: [Genealogy Research Club] Re: need suggestions please!
- Vicki writes:
> It made me dizzy reading it. *smile"I know, isn't it awful? And they're simple compared to the Agees (also on
my mother's side of the family).
MIght be a long shot but have you
> looked into any history books of the county or listings for the stateWell, I have a copy of a town history published in 1976. Part of the
> for any biographies of these names in the areas they lived? Do any of
> the other neighbors look like they might be related or even traveling
> together? Once in a while there will be a biography on someone else
> that will mention if the people came as a group, or even trivial
> things that will help us figure things out. I hope some others have
> other suggestions. Good Luck.
problem is that most of these people were not-too-prosperous farmers--no
judges or doctors or teachers or bankers. Anthony's oldest son became the
owner of a shoe store, and there's a picture of him (the son, not the
father) dated 1902 when he was on the board of one of the local churches.
Anyhow, being modest sorts of folks, they tend not to show up in histories
or pictures. In the book there's a general mention of "a colony of Germans"
arriving in August 1840--too early for my folks--a second group arriving in
1842-43--also too early for my Meyers--and a finally a group in 1853, which
is, I think, my group, since the ones who were alive for the 1900 census (I
think that's the one that asks for year of immigration) all mention 1852-54.
It gives a few names--Mortimeyer and Sasse were in the first group--but no
Several of the people involved have probate records--all three Meyers,
Fredolin's wife Christina, Anthony's and Fredolin's sons, Fredolin's
son-in-law, Phillipina's first husband--so I may see if I can get copies and
see if there's anything useful in them. I suppose it would be best to start
with the 3 Meyers and work from there.
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