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RE: Eliza Obrecht I would go by the 1901 Canada Census Birth 18 Nov 1853 She was born in New Germany (now Maryhill), Waterloo County, Ontario. I know when you put in her place of birth, it only comes up Maryhill, but when she was born it was called New Germany Susan
Elizabeth Obrecht # 154175275 I was wondering where you got her birth date from. The reason I ask is in all the 1871 81 Census her birth is abt 1854 and in the 1901 Census she is 1853 and I know she was born in New Germany (now Maryhill) Ontario. Also as far as I know her father didn't come to Canada until 1850 with his brother Anton (In order to immigrate, Andreas and Anton required the approval of the local council in Stadelhofen. On touching base with some other family members, Gary O'Bright come across a copy of the application and the approval Andreas and Anton received from the Mayor, dated July 10th 1850) Susan
These links were all from edits sent to me. I usually only check to see if it is possible by date of birth of parents and date of birth of child. Most days I get over 75 edits linking husbands, parents, etc. for memorials about which I have no knowledge other than what I have already put on the memorials. I so wish people would check their facts before shooting off an edit.
Joan Marie McIntee Hi, Achisa I have been researching the Lockhart family since 2010 and I noticed that you have listed under Joan Marie that her maiden name was Lockhart. It is actually was Darroch. Her mother Irene May Darroch was a Lockhart. Just thought you may want to know for accuracy. Thank you very much for posting this memorial.
Thank you SO much! Hi, Achisa, Thank you SO very much for taking the photo of the grave stone of Alexander Eddie. I appreciate it so very much. Thank you for adding it to James' memorial as well. It was so kind of you, and I thank you for your volunteer work! All the best, Molly H.