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Please don't hesitate to send corrections, info or to even ask for a transfer. My goal on this site is to help other people with their ancestry and unite the memorials I've created with their families regardless of relation link. My transfer policy is very liberal and I transfer outside of the 4 generation guideline.
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The Surnames I'm connected to so far are Shaw, Spafford, Briggs, Pennington, Maser or Masear, Pritchard, Hardy, Shoemaker, Kerwin, Boice or Boyce, Simmons, Dishman and Baird.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you may have info about my family tree. Even the smallest bit could help solve a mystery and close a door....which then, as we all know, usually opens up 3 more LOL.
My third great grandparents, James Shaw and Eleanor Hardy, were early settlers in Joliet, Illinois. They came from New York or Canada and resided in the Bremen, Cook County area (1850 census) before moving to Joliet. In March 1852, my Grandmother died. I found her death notice in the Joliet Signal and it indicates they had only been in town a few months. My Grandpa James had 14 children; 11 with my Grandmother. They were married about 18 years at the time of her death. Her final resting place and the names of her parents are unknown. Their Canadian marriage record says that there was a Nicolas Hardy who witnessed but I haven't yet been able to determine the specific relationship.
After my grandmother's death, my grandfather married Alice Williams (last name provided by someone else's tree on Ancestry.com) whose background is a complete mystery. Per the 1860 census, they had two children - Firman and Alice. In 1870, the two children still appear in the household with James but wife Alice does not. What happened to her and her final resting place are unknown. I lose track of daughter Alice after 1870 and Firman died in early December, 1872, about 6 weeks before James.
I'm also pretty sure that my grandfather was married once before he married my grandmother. From census records, James had a son, James Jr. born abt 1829, whose birth pre-dates his marriage by banns to my grandmother in 1834. Again, my assumption is that he was married to James mother, whose name is unknown, and that she probably died either in child birth or of sickness. By 1860, he no longer resides with his father and I lose track of him.
My 4th Great Grandfather's name was Joseph who was a Wagonmaster per the 1860 census, the lone document where I found his name. In addition, per the same census, he was residing alone in the household with James which means he was probably widowed by that time. My 4th Great Grandmother Shaw's name and their final resting places are unknown.
My grandfather was an intelligent man and expert Brickmaker who furnished the bricks that were used in the construction of the Forts of Quebec. Sometime in the mid 1850's, James started a successful brick company on the Eastside of Joliet. All of his sons had learned the trade, but only Silas and Josiah (or J.E. as he seemed to go by) continued the business and operated it long after his death in January, 1873. James rests at Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet, with two of his sons, Nicholas (Mother Eleanor) and Firman (Mother Alice). His son Silas and his family also rest nearby.
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|Diane C. Inman Stearns||RE: Rebitzer - Oakridge Cemetery|
Actually, I thought the photo was great! I did the family history for Alfred Niederman -- We went to grammar school together in Chicago during the 1940s. Anyway, Alfred tried to follow his family, but found it too depressing since more than half died before and during WWII. I've been doing genealogy since I retired and offered to make a book for him. I had never been on Jewish GenWeb and the year I spent following death after death by the Nazis was a very bad time. If the Jewish people didn't make it out of Europe before about 1938, they were gone unless they were very lucky or had money for bribes. Fortunately, the Germans kept excellent records and I was able to follow the deaths and also find the survivors.
Again, thank you very much.
|Diane C. Inman Stearns||Fritz Rebitzer|
Stacy, Thank you very much for providing a photo of the gravestone for Mr. Ribitzer. I will be sure to pass this information on to his relatives. Sincerely, Diane Stearns
|MyGrandmaAnne||RE: Waak Photo Requests - Oakridge Cemetery|
Alright, but I don't think I will get to the phone before tomorrow. Some time this weekend, would you still be willing to take the photos? Thanks so much! ~MyGrandmaAnne
|Marty||RE: George F. Rosche memorial|
I'm going to post a picture of him from a signed music pamphlet- as zoo as I have time!
Added by Marty on Apr 27, 2015 4:44 AM
Stacey--thanks for all the updates.
Added by Deb on Apr 24, 2015 12:46 PM
|Marty||George F. Rosche memorial|
I believe he would be considered a famous person…….
Added by Marty on Apr 24, 2015 5:59 AM
|Shawdau||RE: Clara Bewig|
You're welcome. I'm going through my books, seeing what I can add, until it gets warm enough to go out and take pictures again. Thanks.
Added by Shawdau on Apr 21, 2015 1:20 PM
|Janice||RE: Bernhardt Elfring - Elm Lawn Cemetery|
Wow, that's an unusual outcome for a dupe message! Thanks! :)
Added by Janice on Apr 14, 2015 5:51 PM
|Colleen Kelly||RE: April Deeds|
God Bless you, Stacey!
|Beth (Pflug) Heiney||RE: Kuhlmans in Oak Ridge|
Thanks!! I will get to work!
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