|Jay Rarick (#46793359)|
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Sons of the American Legion (SAL), Squadron 364, Woodbridge, VA|
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW)*, Irish Brigade Camp No.4, Fredericksburg, VA — 2015 Camp Commander.
[*The SUVCW, founded in 1881, is the heir and legal successor to the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R., founded in 1866) which was the largest and most influential organization of Union Civil War Veterans.]
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First off, you are a fantastic human being! You have done a good 90% of the legwork in my genealogy research thus far, and I couldn't be more grateful.
I've hit a dead end however looking for the correct information on my 4th great grandfather Jacob. If my research is correct, I am descended from Jacob > David (born 1847) > David (born 1872) > Raymond Leonard > Raymond "Sparky" > then my dad, and then me. The problem is, there seems to be two similar Jacobs that he could be, and I can't figure out if I'm looking at two different people or just a mistake.
There is one Jacob Schmitt who was apparently born on February 14, 1821 in Alsace and died April 26, 1876. He married a woman named Barbara Schaefer who was born in/around 1818 and they had about 10 kids.
There is another Jacob Schmitt, who, according to the actual census records, was born in 1815 in Alsace, married a woman named Barbara Schaefer, and had nine children named Barbara, Henry, Chas, Laney, Lucy, Jacob, Theodore, Matilda, and David. The names of children listed for the other Jacob on Ancestry.com are similar but not exactly the same.
I'm leaning towards the 1815 Jacob being correct because I've seen two actual census records that are consistent with one another regarding his age and his children and I've seen NO actual record for the one supposedly born in 1821, but the 1821 Jacob has a tombstone in an Etna cemetery while the other just up and vaporized with no record of his death or burial.
Do you have any idea what the story here might be? I wouldn't be surprised if there just happened to be two couples with the same names, but the fact that the kids listed are quite similar is what's throwing me off. Somebody here listed 1821 Jacob as my GGG grandfather David's father, but I'm skeptical.
I don't expect you to have the exact answer to my questions, but I figured that in all of your research you had to have come across this, and I was wondering your thoughts on the matter or if you had any further information.
Thank you so much for all you've done.
|Sandy Vandertol||RE: Lewis Reigel|
You are welcome! My pleasure.
|Carolyn Troupe Stoll||RE: Catherine Getz Troupe|
Thank you, Carolyn
|Carolyn Troupe Stoll||Catherine Getz Troupe|
You sent me a correction for her last name and I
accepted it. Do you have anything on her husband
Francis and if they had any children. On some
trees there were no children and one listed two
children can you help?
|Fluttrbye||RE: Robert Patterson Strine #32305389|
Jay, thank you for that battle information. It's just incredible the immense violence and sacrifice those soldiers and animals on both Union and Confederate sides experienced. Not to mention that poor tree! I hope your ancestor had a better outcome than mine!
|Glenn Benner||Sgt. Levi Debolt|
Thank you for checking the Fredericksburg National Cemetery records for Sgt. Debolt. I appreciate you confirming that his final resting place is "unknown". The Regimental Hospital for his Cavalry Unit was probably a wagon. Dr. Weidman states he was buried there. May of the Union troops killed at Todd`s Tavern were reburied at Fredericksburg. Again, thank you for taking the time to help !
|Fluttrbye||Robert Patterson Strine #32305389|
Thank you for trying to locate the grave marker of:
Robert Patterson Strine #32305389 at Fredericksburg National Cemetery. I understand why it cannot be found. Thank you for your efforts.
|Bernard C. Alderson||Maiden name|
Thanks for the heads up. I overlooked the correction on her death certificate.
if i email u a pic of a family member navy uniform on, can u guess what war or time it might be in? i thought maybe cw.. ok ty.
|Alberticoღდ||RE: John E. Schmitt|
"...stone mason was either dyslexic or had just come off a beer break."
I laughed out loud at this one!!! lol
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