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RE: Heinrich (Henry) depper

Thank you for the clarification!

Added by Lynn on Dec 03, 2012 8:00 PM
RE: Peter Depper
Hi Klaus,

I want to make sure I have this right. You have Peter Depper listed as coming to America twice. First, with his parents on 20 May 1853, and then a second time with his wife and children on 22 Feb 1858. Is that correct?

My notes say that he and Clara married in 1849 and U.S. census records indicate that their first 3 children were born in Germany. That fits perfectly with his family arriving in 1858.

I know many men came to America without their wives and/or children at first and then went back for them later. Do you think that's why Peter was listed as coming to the states with his parents in 1853 and then again with his wife and children in 1858?

I have several ancestors on both sides of my family who made multiple trips back to Germany. In more than one case, they went back to try to influence other family members to join them in the U.S.

Please let me know what you think.

Added by Lynn on Dec 01, 2012 7:34 PM
RE: Depper, Kaibel, Sibbus
Hello Klaus,

Thank you for your latest batch of information. I have added it to the memorials.

You have been so helpful! Be sure to let me know if you come up with anything else.

Added by Lynn on Dec 01, 2012 1:08 PM
RE: Pius Sibbus,

I've made the change you suggested and added notes regarding it to Pius' memorial.

Please don't hesitate to let me know if you see anything else that needs to be corrected or changed on the Sibbus memorials. I am always happy to improve the accuracy of my work.

I am so glad that my pictures have allowed you to be able to see Pius' headstone at St. Matthew Cemetery. You have no idea how thrilled I was when I was finally able to identify that stone. It had been a mystery to me for a long time until about a month or so ago.

Thanks for your help!

Added by Lynn on Nov 30, 2012 10:15 AM
RE: Ursula Siebus Brunner
Dear Klaus,

Thank you for your kind words and the wonderful information you sent about the Sibbus family in Calhoun County, Illinois. I have added it to their Find A Grave biographies.

I have changed the surname spelling for Ursula and her son, Simon, Jr., to SIBBUS on their memorials. That should make it easier for those doing a search for any family members since they are now all listed under that spelling. So many of the old church and government records from that time have misspelled names on them that it is now hard to tell how the family actually spelled it.

I am happy to tell you that I have found the burial place of Pius Sibbus. I had a stone at St. Matthew Lutheran Cemetery in Brussels, Illinois that I was unable to identify for a couple of years. I went back on a later trip and brought along some chalk to do a rubbing. I could then make out the dates, but wasn't sure about the name.

When I returned home, I began comparing the dates on the stone to an old cemetery record book. I found the name and dates for Pius Sibbus, and they were an exact match. With that knowledge, I was then able to make out the name.

I have posted the photographs on Find A Grave; Pius' memorial number is 74786835. To see all 5 pictures, click where it says: click here to view all images.

Again, thank you very much for your help!

Best regards,
Added by Lynn on Nov 29, 2012 8:19 PM

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