Sophie Gudenrath Kleinfeldt Hi Al - My question is sort of out of left field. There is bio information on the memorial for Sophie Kleinfeldt that is credited to you, so that is the reason for my contact.
My name is Jim Gudenrath (#47864421) and thus am interested in all things "Gudenrath". Sophie was new to me, so I checked out the referenced "Westphalia" passenger record to see if I could figure her and her sister out. After seeing the record, I don't think Gudenrath is a correct spelling. Her "sister" is shown as Christina Godenrath, and is a wife and from Mecklenberg. So Godenrath is Christina's married name, not her family name. It isn't really even clear that they are sisters, or in-laws. There is a family name of Godenrath that came from Mecklenberg and I find them in Illinois and Michigan, but have concluded that any relationship to my Gudenraths is not likely as we are all from Schleswig-Holstein. But I am always open to new information.
Long winded, I know. Do you have a relationship to Sophie, and perhaps other information? I haven't found a tree for her on Ancestry, so am trying to figure out if she is a long lost connection I may have to Mecklenburg. Thanks for anything that may enlighten the matter. Best, Jim Gudenrath
Flo Wilkie Belford Thank you so much for the information you have provided through Find A Grave, Flo Belford was my father's aunt and sister to my grandfather Leonard Wilkie. I have a picture they sent through a Christmas card and I wondered if I could contact you privately to somehow e-mail you the pic and see who is who in the family of Flo and Nemo Belford. Regards, Rhonda Wilkie
I am writing to you because my family and I are trying to find my Great-Grandmother who was named Myrtle Helen Smith and was born in approximately 1905 in Virginia. In 1929 this Myrtle Helen Smith had an illegitimate child who was given up for adoption (my Grandmother now deceased) and we are wondering if the Myrtle Helen Smith Hans in your family tree might be the same one. I have searched the 1910 censuses in Virginia and there appear to be only three Myrtle Smiths born in 1905 (one whose middle initial does not match) https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MPP6-RYC. If you have any information on Myrtle Smith Hans I would love to speak with you. My contact information is email@example.com. Thank you so much.
Wilkie place of burial Oh boy, I think - drive in main gate, drive straight ahead, and they are not on end road ahead, but one before it, right at the corner (would be on your right side of car. Whew, found my notes: they are in Block 15, grave 11. You will see a mounted board, and there is a cemetery map... look at it, and you should do just fine. He is the one to left, if you are looking at her grave, poke around, as completely covered with dirt and stuff. A knife and small garden shovel would be a big help to you.
Wilkie Not real great, I am afraid, but was almost covered over with dirt, and her husband is next to her with over a inch of dirt and stuff covering. Had nothing to dig with, so if you go, take small garden shovel or something. I dug hers out by hand. Should of done better, sorry.