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Gretchen Eberle (#47633681)
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Skellengers of SF
Hello Gretchen,
Sorry for the delay in answering; I had a s/w problem and had to repair my system.
I'm not sure how much you would like to learn about the Skellenger family of SF. I have collected quite a bit of info and learned a fair amount about their lives. Here are a few facts which show how I became involved in the research on this family:
My line of Skellengers and the SF Skellengers are all distant cousins; we are descended from the same single ancestor: Jacobus Schellinger (aka Schellinks or Schellinx) 1625-1693, who emigrated from Amsterdam, Netherlands, to NYC circa 1650.
My search for the burial site of my ggfather, Charles K Skellenger (1842-1921), brought me to the California Veterans Home at Yountville, CA. Also at this vets home was one Don Alzaro Skellenger (1836-1909). Don Alzaro was the Skellenger who brought the family name to the bay area circa 1875. I am very sure my ggfather and Don A were friends, probably good friends, as a result of being vets of the CW, their time together at the Yountville vets home and a common surname. Don A inherited a great deal of money from a maternal uncle around the year 1900 and I feel sure he provided financial assistance to my ggfather when they left the vets home.
I believe it would be more efficient if we spoke directly for the rest of the story and to exchange any documentation. I therefore suggest you contact me at thus providing you e-addy.
Just one more note, Don A married one Sophia M Charter (1851-c1895) circa 1871 in OH. Their first born male child, Frederick was given his mother's maiden name as his middle name, a common practice back then; thus Frederick Charter Skellenger is his correct name in my opinion. Several family researchers have incorrectly attributed the name Carter to him.
More to follow, if you are interested.
br, Mike Skellenger
Added by skellysiam on Nov 16, 2013 3:19 PM
Frederick Edward Skellenger
Hello Gretchen,
I'm a Skellenger family researcher and recently have been focused on the descendants of Sylvester Skellenger (1809-1886); Frederick E Skellenger (Find A Grave memorial #105290360) is one of them. I wondering about the accurcy of the Date of Birth on his Find A Grave memorial. I would like to discuss this with you if you are willing. The documentation I have collected shows his DoB as 2 Sep 1897; this date is from a document he filled out himself.
br, Mike Skelenger; e-addy:
Added by skellysiam on Nov 10, 2013 2:17 AM
RE: Gerty Belvel
I got the Duden photographs yesterday. Thanks much I will keep them for my daughters and posterity.
I have received other items from Findagrave members for other lines. One lady sent me a bunch of letters obits etc that she inherited and meant nothing to her. I also received a beautiful remembrance and added to my memorial for Jessie Webber with a lock of her blonde hair, pressed flowers, casket shroud lace. Very cool. I was able to scan it to her memorial.
Findagrave is a great resource for connecting the families. Thanks again!!!
Added by InSearchOf on Sep 08, 2012 4:54 AM
RE: Gerty Belvel
my kids grandparents are dudens.

I would love them.
my email is
Added by InSearchOf on Sep 04, 2012 5:12 PM
RE: Gerty Belvel

from his biography, also on his memorial.

But two of the children born to them are living—Marlowe A. and Annie L.
Martha G. Belvel, a niece of Mr. Belvel, makes her home with them, her mother having died when she was an infant.

I guess she was the daughter of a brother, whose wife died as her last name is Belvel.
Added by InSearchOf on Sep 04, 2012 11:29 AM
Gerty Belvel
I think her mother (Elijah's sister) died young and Elijah took her in. Being very well off probably made him the likely choice. Plus he and his wife lost many children. They probably had room in their hearts for her also. Beautiful photo of her. Sad short life.
Added by InSearchOf on Sep 03, 2012 4:47 AM
RE: Lucy Frances Clark Belvel
Yes, Hattie was my great-aunt, sister-in-law to Mary Clarke Wall. Cool!!!! Also related to Lucy Belvel--long story. You can find my email address in my FB info, or I sent you a different one in my first message to you.

Added by Betsy on Aug 12, 2012 4:04 PM
Lucy Frances Clark Belvel
Hi--I left a "friend" invitation on Facebook for you, or at least I am assuming it was you! So nice to connect to a cousin through Lucy! She and her daughter Ada were very close to my grandmother, Mary (Mollie) Clarke Wall, so I have always felt close to them, too, although I've never had any contact with anyone in that branch of the family before. This is exciting! Hope we can have a long conversation soon!

Added by Betsy on Aug 12, 2012 12:21 PM
David and Lucy Belvel
Are you related to David and Lucy Belvel? Lucy is my great-great aunt--I descend from her brother William T. Clark. I'd love to chat with you if you have a relationship to Lucy!

Betsy Stuerke
Added by Betsy on Aug 11, 2012 8:33 PM

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