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The information provided in the Memorials I have created are directly from our family records. |
Please consider the information a guide rather than factual as I have no verifiable records, other than those quoted, but believe some information pointing in the right direction is better than none.
~ BIRTH/DEATH/MARRIAGE RECORDS ~
For those frustrated by LACK OF EXACT INFORMATION bear in mind these were PIONEERS.
Mass immigration occurred 30 or more years PRIOR to U.S. Independence. Most U.S. births, deaths and marriages occurred AT HOME, and may or may not have been documented by Church Records or the Family Bible, but were not a requirement of the BRITISH EMPIRE.
The Declaration of Independence was a statement adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776, which announced that the thirteen American colonies, then at war with Great Britain, regarded themselves as independent states, and no longer a part of the British Empire.
Outside of the largest cities, there were no churches, schools, hospitals, stores, or CEMETERIES. Most pioneer graves occurred near where the individual died and were generally marked only by piles of stone or wooden crosses that disintegrate over time.
Early cemeteries did not bury families together – that is a modern day concept. Pioneer cemeteries originally buried people next to each other in the order of death, with separate locations for adults, children and ethnicity.
Foreigners who could not read or write in the native language where they live were functionally illiterate, but the backbone of this nation, building as they traveled.
Illiteracy was the norm, and only the wealthy were able to afford to send their progeny off to the city for several years to be educated.
During pioneer times quill and paper were not standard household items, blackboards and chalk were, which is why there are so few paper documents and the Bible used to document family history.
It isn't that we "FAILED" to find the documents; very few actually exist, and due to illiteracy and language barriers, their accuracy is highly questionable and information often conflicting.
I offer known, but unsubstantiated, optional dates in the files - not to confuse - but to reflect the diversity in record keeping of that era.
Be thankful we have the pre-independence records available, instead of critical of their inaccuracies.
~~~~~~~ FENSTERMACHER ~~~~~~~
After immigration a wide diversity occurred in the spelling of the name Fenstermacher.
Since immigrants usually couldn't speak, read or write English, their name changed as often as the person writing it - and was often phonetic.
Accents, and the fact that other languages do not have the same 26 letter A-Z alphabet that English does, also contributed to making translations tricky and documentation difficult.
As if that wasn't enough the spelling of names is complicated by relocation. As they moved, individuals in one county or state would be taught the spelling of their name differently than the same family members in another.
In addition, names eventually were Anglicised, making it difficult to determine which is the actual, correct, version, so for the most part I have used the spelling of the name the family has agreed upon or where possible the name on the headstone.
~~~~~~~~~ OBITUARIES ~~~~~~~~~
I have no problem adding obituaries and newspaper photos to this site, because I do contact the source and request permission - even after the fact, such as for those that were already in the files when I obtained them. Please be sure to site the source - do not expect ME to find it.
~~ SUGGESTIONS & CORRECTIONS ~~
All suggestions & corrections MUST be accompanied by file number, as there are multiply individuals with the same first and last name. If you wish to have files linked, provide the file number for each individual!
NOTE: I reserve the right to verify information prior to annotating any file. Please include source of information.
FYI: Original file links only. I WILL NOT link family members to duplicate or triplicate files. [This note is a result of multiple duplicate files created by Marsha Fenstermacher Binkley.]
I am reviewing every Fenstermaker record, or derivative of, and would be happy to accept management of any or all, if you are interested in transferring. It is not my intention to just "collect" them - I intend to spend at least a year or so "connecting" them. I do not expect everyone to just hand over their records. Feel free to transfer, or "politely" advise me you decline.
So far I have found the following are all related, but there may be more:
I am the 9th great granddaughter of Conradt Fenstermacher c1627 Hillscheidt, Rhenish Bavaria, Germany.
MY LINE OF DESCENT:
GGF-9: .. Unknown - Fenstermacher, Conradt
GGF-8: .. 1650-1678 Fenstermacher, Conrad
GGF-7: .. 1678-1761 Fenstermacher, John M
GGF-6: . c1715-1790 Fenstermacher, Philip
GGF-5: .. 1749-1831 Fenstermacher, Michael
GGF-4: .. 1777-1849 Fenstermaker, Philip
GGF-3: .. 1803-1881 Fenstermacher, Michael
GGF-2: .. 1836-1911 Fenstermaker, Aaron
GGF-1: .. 1878-1959 Fenstermaker, Daniel
GMthr: 1906–1978 Oakes, Rose Fenstermaker
Mother: 1930-pres Martin, Lillian Oakes
ME: ...... 1954-pres JMartin
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|Messages left for J Martin (191)||[Leave Message]|
Have you looked at the meaning of fenster in German? It means window. Do you know there are many dialects of German? Therefore If you were a window maker you could claim your name to be fenstermacher. If you were from a certain part of Germany the word for window may have been any of the spellings you have listed here at findagrave. Seems to me fenstermacher is similar to Smith. It is a profession.
My interest in last names has been life long. My brother was married to a linguist scholar. She looked up our last name and found it meant "smokes ham". I was so amused to find that profession in two branches of my ancestors(that I know about)
When my exhusband came to this country he had an entirely different naming convention. He and many people from his country came here and made up a last name while on the oversea jet, after having alcoholic beverages!
I love this hobby. I hope you read this without becoming offended. I am also keenly interested in genealogy. Have fun finding family connections. Sincerely Sue
|Leona R. (Lodge) Duncan||Richard Fenstermaker|
Will be happy to remove my memorial for Richard Fenstermaker, but you will need to correct the cemetery you have him buried in, he's not in Oakdale with the rest of the family; he's in Hope Cemetery in Salem, Ohio with his second wife Ruth. Once you correct the cemetery I will post his headstone picture for your memorial!
Have a Grand week and God be with you and keep you safe!
I will be happy to transfer any memorials that meet the Find A Grave guidelines....any others I will add info, make corrections or add links as soon as possible.
|Susan Smith||RE: Arlington Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mount Healthy, Hamilton, Ohio|
very busy weekend. try to fix later
|Gerry Jean||RE: Holy Cross Catholic Cem. Colma, San Mateo, CA|
Your thx completes my effort!
|Sandy Smotek||Marshall M Fenstermaker|
My name is Sandy Burnett Smotek, and I am trying to find a Marshall M. Fenstermaker who married Mary Dtowers Burnett.
I saw your Bio, and thought you might be a good source to get some info from.
They aare the parents of Fannie Mae Eudora Fenstermaker. I think Fannie married Arthur F, Schonewis.
I corresponded with a daughter of Ermie YEARS ago, and never heard frim her agai. If my memory is not playing tricks on me again, seems like Fannie Mae divorced and took back her maiden name. I will try to look up my notes - hopefully I still have them.
My email is sandysmotek#yahoo.com Please email me, and I will send you some family charts - not much, but maybe it could be a lead.
|David Christopher||Your Martin ancestry|
I am a Martin cousin from New Brunswick, Canada.
If interested in the Martin ancestors please contact me directly at
|Kay Cynova||RE: Grand Island Cemetery, Grand Island, Hall, Nebraska|
Happy to help!!
Per find a grave rules, I do not transfer entire families in one cemetery, please do not ask again.
|Chuck Johnson||RE: Lakeside Cemetery, Fremont, Steuben, Indiana|
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