Saturday, December 29, 2012

Surname Saturday #27: Bódogh

The Bódogh family is by far my absolute favorite family I have ever researched, and am continually doing so. I became obsessed with anything to do with the Bódogh family in 2004, when I found within the Borsod county archives' nobility records, copies of nobility records pertaining to the Bódogh family's nobility investigation. It contained 118 documents full of details about the family.. and the best part, hand-drawn pedigrees of the Bódogh family tree! To date (29 Dec 2012), I have 1,607 known descendants of János Bódogh and his wife Anna Péterváradi, the earliest known progenitors of the Bódogh family. Here is my line to them:

1. Zsuzsánna Bódogh (noble)
b. 31 Jan 1816, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
d. 10 Feb 1878, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
m. László Tóth (noble); 15 Jan 1834, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Zsuzsánna Tóth, b. 11 Nov 1834, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Károly Á. Tóth, b. 09 Dec 1835, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Terézia Tóth, b. 29 Nov 1838, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary

2. János Bódogh (noble)
b. abt 1782, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
d. 07 Mar 1854, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
m. Erzsébet Székely; 09 Jan 1805, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Terézia Bódogh, b. 15 Oct 1806, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Károly Bódogh, b. 16 Jul 1809, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Zsuzsánna Bódogh, (above)
*Imre Bódogh, b. 07 Nov 1821, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary

3. Mihály Bódogh (noble)
b. abt 1744, Tiszaszederkény, Borsod, Hungary
d. 13 Jun 1816, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
m. Sára Varga; bef. 1770, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Sára Bódogh, b. abt 1770, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Mihály Bódogh, b. abt 1775, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Erzsébet Bódogh, b. abt 1776, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*János Bódogh, (above)
*Katalin Bódogh, b. abt 1782, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Zsuzsánna Bódogh, b. 1786, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Péter Bódogh, b.26 Jul 1788, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*István Bódogh, b. 17 Mar 1791, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary

4. Péter Bódogh (noble)
b. abt 1699, Hungary (possibly Miskolcz, Borsod, Hungary; but no proof)
d. March 1775, Tiszaszederkény, Borsod, Hungary
m. (first name unknown) Molnár; 09 Feb 1723, Ónod, Borsod, Hungary
*Anna Bódogh, b. abt 1723, Tiszaszederkény, Borsod, Hungary
*Sára Bódogh, b. abt 1724, Tiszaszederkény, Borsod, Hungary
*Katalin Bódogh, b. abt 1735, Tiszaszederkény, Borsod, Hungary
*János Bódogh, b. abt 1737, Tiszaszederkény, Borsod, Hungary
*György Bódogh, b. abt 1737, Tiszaszederkény, Borsod, Hungary
*Mihály Bódogh, (above)
*Erzsébet Bódogh, b. date unknown, Tiszaszederkény, Borsod, Hungary

5. Mihály Bódogh (noble)
b. unknown
d. after 13 Dec 1726, Tiszaszederkény, Borsod, Hungary
*János Bódogh, b. unknown
*Mihály Bódogh, b. abt 1686
*Sára Bódogh, b. aft. 1692
*Péter Bódogh, (above)
*István Bódogh, b. bef. 1702

6. unknown generation (noble)
b. unknown
d. unknown
m. unknown
*Péter Bódogh, b. unknown, d. Miskolcz or Tiszaszederkény
*Mihály Bódogh, (above)
*János Bódogh, b. unknown, d. Miskolcz or Tiszaszederkény

-GAP-

8. János Bódogh
b. unknown
d. aft 1593
m. unknown
*Mihály Bódogh, b. unknown, d. unknown (noble)
*Péter Bódogh, b. unknown, d. unknown (noble)
***Mihály and Péter were the originaly grantees of the Bódogh family patent of nobility, issued in 1611.

9. János Bódogh
b. unknown
d. bef. 19 Apr 1560
m. Anna Péterváradi (noble)
*János Bódogh, (above)
***There is a document dated 19 April 1560, written in Latin, that describes this family:

Ferdinandus Divina favente Clementia electus Romanorum Imperator, semper Augustus, ac Germaniæ, Hungariæ, Bohemiæ Rex &c. FideH noftro Magnifico Stanislao Thurzo , Comiti Comitatus Scepusienfis, Salutem, & Gratiam. Expofitum est Majestati nostræ in persona Nobilis Dominæ Anna, Relictæ quondam Joannis Bodogh, Sororis fidelis nostri Reverendi, quondam Blasii de Varadino Petri, Episcopi Vaciensis, ac Præpofiti Scepufienfis ; quemadmodum tu defuncto Episcopo nostro dicto Vacienfi , statim universæ res ejus in Præpositura sua Scepusiensi existentes, in arcem istam tuam Scepusiensem adduci fecisses, ac ab eo tempore omnes Proventus quoque illius Præposituræ percepisles, supplicando Majestati nostræ humillime, ut ei superinde gratiose providere dignaremur. Quare nos supplicatione ejusdem clementer exaudita, quoniam nos testamentum præfati Episcopi Vaciensis clementer confirmavimus, nolumusque eandem Dominam rebus Fratris quondam sui, sibi per eum lega'js privari, fidelitati tuæ harum serie firmissime committimus, & mandamus, quatenus acceptis præsentibus, dictæ Dominae universas res per te ablatas, cujuscunque materiæ existant, statim, & fine ulla difficultate integre, & sine omni defectu reddere, ac restituere; reliquos autem Proventus ejusdem Præposuuræ post mortem memorati Episcopi Vaciensis per te perceptos, futuro Præposito Scepusiensi resignare debeas, & tenearis, secus nullo modo facturus. Præ/entibus perlectis exhibenti restitutis. Datum Viennae XIX. die Aprilis Anno Domini MDLX.

The line "persona Nobilis Dominæ Anna, Relictæ quondam Joannis Bodogh, Sororis fidelis nostri Reverendi, quondam Blasii de Varadino Petri" states "the noblewoman Anna, widow of the deceased Joannis Bodogh, sister of our faithful Reverend the descend Blasii de Varadino Petri (Péterváradi Balázs or Balázs de Pétervárad)".

Friday, December 21, 2012

FamilySearch Find Of The Day: Naturalization Card of Amelia (Stec) Bogusz

The other day, I was pretty excited to see the addition/update of the FamilySearch database "Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977"! I was able to locate the index card for my 2nd-great-grandmother's naturalization papers. I'll be heading to the National Archives sometime next week, after the holidays are over, to retrieve copies of her naturalization papers. I'm kind of excited to see what's listed on them, even though I know everything that they'll state. But you never know!


Date Recorded: 17 November 1953
Office Number: 187417
Name: (Mrs.) Amilia Bogusz
Address: 9003 Leisy Ave.
City: Cleveland
County: Cuyahoga
State: Ohio
Subject of: Poland
Date Naturalized: 21 November 1952
Court: U.S. District
Remarks: Naturalized Herself
Born: 05 June 1887
Age When Naturalized: 66
Age When Recorded: 66
Certificate Number: 7080201
Vol. ~
Number: 114648
Official Attestor: C. B. Watkins, Clerk
Wife's Name: ~
Minor Children: ~
Signature or Holder: Amilia Bogusz (her signature)
In State: 32 years
In County: 32 years
In City: 32 years

FamilySearch Find Of The Day: Marriage License of Jacob Blum & Helena Huber

Jacob Blum is my 3rd-great-grand-uncle. He was born on 27 Apr 1868, in Gutach, Ortenau Kreis, Baden, Germany. He is the son of Georg Blum and his 3rd wife, Katharina Schneider. I descend through Georg Blum's 2nd wife, Barbara Schneider (2nd cousin of Katharina).


Page 297
Number 996
Marriage License

State of California
County of Sonoma
These Presents are to authorize and license any Justice of the Supreme Court, or Superior Judge, Justice of the Peace, Mayor, Priest or Minister of the Gospel of any denomination, to solemnize within said County the Marriage of Jacob Blum, native of Germany, age 30 years, resident of Butte, County of Silver Bow, State of Montana, and Miss Helena Huber, native of Germany, age 27 years, resident of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma, State of California. Said parties being of sufficient age to be capable of contracting marriage.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of the Superior Court, this Twenty Fourth day of November, A.D. 1899.
Somers B. Fulton, County Clerk
By M. g. Hall, Deputy Clerk

State of California
County of Sonoma
I Hereby Certify, that I believe the facts stated in the above license to be true, and that upon due inquiry there appears to be no impediment to the Marriage of said Jacob Blum and Helena Huber, that said parties were joined in Marriage by me the Thirtieth day of November A.D. 1899 at Santa Rosa, in said County and State. That, John Wistuba a resident of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma, State of California, and Emila Huber, a resident of Santa Rosa, County of Sonoma, State of California, were present as witnesses of said ceremony.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, this Thirtieth day of November A.D. 1899
J. M. Cassin, Catholic Priest, Santa Rosa, Cal.

Recorded at the request of J. M. Cassin this 8 day of Dec. A.D. 1899, at 30 min. past 2 o'clock P.M.
F. L. Wright, County Recorded
By Vernon Goodwin, Deputy Recorded

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Surname Saturday #26: Blum



The Blum family is probably one of my most researched and most known about lines in my ancestry. I've loved researching this line. Being the total genealogy addict that I am, I have actually researched this line twice. I love this family, this parish and the general area. I can't wait to visit there one day!


1. Maria Blum (top-left in the picture with her brother-in-law, Conrad Summ's family)
b. 06 Oct 1860, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
d. 14 Oct 1951, Norwood, Langlade County, Wisconsin
m. Johann Georg Summ; 26 Oct 1882, Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
*Maria Summ, b. 23 Jul 1883, Antigo, Langlade County, Wisconsin
*Carl J. Summ, b. 22 Mar 1888, Norwood, Langlade County, Wisconsin
*Herman Georg Albert Summ, b. 19 May 1894, Norwood, Langlade County, Wisconsin
*Marcus Carl Julius Summ, b. 12 Mar 1903, Norwood, Langlade County, Wisconsin

2. Georg Blum, steinguthänder auf der Insel
b. 21 Apr 1822, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
d. 05 Apr 1885, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
m1. Anna Maria Spathelf; 06 Jun 1849, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
m2. Barbara Schneider; 17 Apr 1851, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
m3. Katharina Schneider; 31 Jul 1864, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Anna Maria Blum, b. 29 Dec 1846, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Christian Blum, b. 22 Jan 1848, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Christine Blum, b. 14 Sep 1857, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Maria Blum, (above)
*Jacob Blum, b. 27 Apr 1868, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Barbara Blum, 10 Oct 1869, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany

3. Georg Blum, schneider auf der Insel
b. 28 Apr 1783, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
d. 26 Feb 1870, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
m. Maria Lehmann; 16 Apr 1809, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Georg Blum, (above) (ONLY CHILD)

4. Christian Blum, bauer Ob der Kirche
b. 24 Oct 1704, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
d. unknown
m1. Lucia Aberle; 20 Jun 1741, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
m2. Anna Maria Spathelf; 20 Jun 1769, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Conrad Blum, b. 09 Feb 1772, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Maria Blum, b. 05 May 1774, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Christina Blum, b. 17 Aug 1779, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Georg Blum, (above)

5. Adam Blum, bauer Ob der Kirche
b. abt 1657, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
d. 13 Jun 1705, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
m1. Susanna Steiger; 02 Feb 1697, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
m2. Maria Moser; 26 Apr 1701, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Barbara Blum, b. 31 Aug 1698, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Maria Blum, b. 17 Dec 1699, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Anna Blum, b. 08 Jun 1701, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Catharina Blum, b. 08 Jun 1701, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Anna Blum, b. 27 Apr 1702, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Barbara Blum, b. 04 Jun 1703, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Christian Blum, (above)

6. Conrad Blum, bauer Ob der Kirche
b. abt 1625, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
d. 30 Nov 1687, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
m. Maria
*Adam, (above)
*Christian Blum, b. 07 Nov 1662, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Anna Maria Blum, b. 03 Feb 1664, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Lucia Blum, b. 02 May 1665, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Catharina Blum, b. 06 Dec 1668, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Anna Blum, b. 14 Mar 1673, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany

Conrad Blum (#6) also had a brother:
Christian Blum, bauer Ob der Kirche
b. abt 1638, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
d. 19 Feb 1675, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
m. Elisabetha
*Johannes Blum, b. 27 Aug 1662, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Adam Blum, b. 05 Nov 1663, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Lucia Blum, b. 14 Nov 1667, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Roman Blum, b. 06 Aug 1670, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany
*Barbara Blum, b. 23 Feb 1673, Gutach, Amt Wolfach, Kreis Offenburg, Baden, Germany

Friday, November 09, 2012

Surname Saturday #25: Kasper

Up until about 2 or 3 years ago, I knew absolutely nothing on this branch of my family. This was partially due to the Catholic parish records not being readily available on microfilm. But thanks to FamilySearch, the records are now digitized and freely browsable on their website. Woo hoo! Here's what I know:

1. Maria Anna Kasper
b. 11 Feb 1834, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
d. 1914, Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin
m. Joseph Weishaupt; 25 Feb 1862, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Joseph Weishaupt, b. 18 Dec 1859, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Theresia Weishaupt, b. 06 Nov 1861, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*August Weishaupt, b. 30 Oct 1863, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Franz Xaver Weishaupt, b. 24 Feb 1865, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Anna Weishaupt, 06 May 1868, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Emma Gertrude Weishaupt, b. 02 Feb 1871, Wisconsin
*Mary Weishaupt, b. Aug 1873, Wisconsin
*Willie Weishaupt, b. 09 Aug 1875, Wisconsin
*Otto Weishaupt, b. 04 Oct 1876, Wisconsin

2. Franz Joseph Kasper, feldgärtner
b. 04 Nov 1803, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
d. 22 Apr 1846, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
m. Maria Anna Reichenbach; 01 Feb 1827, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Franz Karl Kasper, b. 23 Jul 1828, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Joseph Kasper, b. 18 Nov 1829, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Ignaz Kasper, b. 13 Jul 1832, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Maria Anna Kasper, (above)
*Theresia Kasper, b. 16 Feb 1839, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Stillborn Daughter Kasper, b. & d. 16 Apr 1842, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Augustin Kasper, b. 22 Oct 1843, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia

3. Joseph Kasper
b. unknown (for now)
d. bef. 12 Jul 1832, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
m. Rosalia Wenzel
*Joseph Kasper, b. 28 Jan 1792, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Theresia Kasper, b. 17 Jan 1794, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Theresia Kasper, b. 03 Jun 1796, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Rosalia Kasper, b. 11 Mar 1799, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Franz Joseph, (above)
*Theresia Kasper, b. 05 Mar 1812, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia

4. Joseph Kasper
b. 04 Nov 1733, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
d. 12 Dec 1764, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
m. Maria Elisabeth Vogel; 23 Dec 1756, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Joseph Kasper, (above)
*Wenzel Joseph Kasper, b. 09 Nov 1757, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Franz Joseph Kasper, b. 25 Jun 1759, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Maria Elisabeth Kasper, b. 19 Jun 1761, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Franz Kasper, b. 31 Oct 1762, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Rosalia Kasper, b. 19 Dec 1764, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia

Wenzel Kasper
b. & d. unknown
m. Elisabeth Habel; 21 Nov 1719, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Anna Rosalia Kasper, b. 25 Jan 1729, Graber, Auscha District, Leitmeritz, Bohemia
*Joseph Kasper, (above)

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Naturalization Records of Stanislaus Gotowy-Gottovi


Declarations Of Intention, 1853-1897; Page 380

United States of America,
State of New York,
Orleans County Court
On the 1st day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and eighty four, I, Stanislaw Gotowy an Alien, formerly a resident of Poland Prussia and now a resident of Medina in the County of Orleans, and State aforesaid, do, upon oath, solemnly declare that it is bona fide my intention to become a Citizen of the United State, and to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any and every foreign Prince, Potentate, State or Sovereignty whatsoever, and particularly all allegiance and fidelity to the Emperor of Germany whereof I am a natural born citizen or subject.
Subscribed and sworn to this 1st day of November A.D. 1884, before me, Wm. F. Ross, Dep. Clerk of Orleans County
Stanislaw Gotowy (his signature & mark)


Petitions for Naturalization, 1876-1887; Vol. 4; Page 498

State of New York
Orleans County
Michael Mooney & John Kuspa of the Village of Medina in the County of Orleans in the State aforesaid, having been duly sword, despose and say, each for himself, that they are citizens of the United States, that they are well acquainted with Stanislaw Gotowy; that he has resided in the United States for five years last past, and not elsewhere, and for the last year in the State of New York, and during all that time has behaved as a man of good moral character  attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same.
Sworn to in open Court, this 21st day of October 1887, before me, Wm. F. Ross, Clerk.
Michael Mooney (his mark)
John Kuspa (signature)

I, Stanislaw Gotowy do solemnly swear, that I will support the Constitution of the United State, and that I hereby entirely renounce and abjure allegiance and fidelity to every foreign prince, potentate, state and sovereignty whatever, and particularly to the Emperor of Germany of whom I am a subject. So help me God.
Sword to in open Court, this 21st day of October 1887, before me, Wm. F. Ross, Clerk.
Stanislaw Gotowy, his mark

State of New York
Orleans County
County Court, October 21, 1887
In the Matter of the Application of Stanislaw Gotowy to become a citizen of the United States:
The said applicant having made application to this Court to become a citizen of the United States, and it appearing that he, the said applicant, two years since made the declaration required by law: and it appearing to the full satisfaction of this Court that he has complied in all respects with the laws of the United States in relation to naturalization: and the Court being satisfied that the said applicant has resided in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding this application, and that during all that time he has behaved as a man of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the same; and the said applicant having appeared in open Court, and taken and subscribed the oath that he will support the Constitution of the United States, and of abjuration required by law: ORDERED, that the said Stanislaw Gotowy be and he is hereby admitted a citizen of the United States, and of any of them.
Wm. F. Ross, Clerk.


Saturday, November 03, 2012

Surname Saturday #24: Sprengling

I've always been a bit curious about this branch of my family, because of my distant Sprengling grandmother. My 3rd-great-grandmother, Katharina Sprengling, died at the extremely young age of 29 years old.. much too young for a mother of three infant boys.

I was fortunate enough to make a visit to Manitowoc and Newton, Wisconsin, a few weeks ago. The sole reason for this visit, was to visit the graves of Katharina Sprengling and her husband (who later remarried twice), Johann Peter Stümpges/Stuempges. Katharina is buried in an unmarked grave in St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery in Newton, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. She is buried right under an absolutely beautiful tree, which I'm attaching a picture of to this blog post (to the right). I'm actually curious as to how old that tree is...

I also also fortunate enough to gain access to the church records, at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (thank you again, Sara!). The very first record I looked for, was Katharina's death/burial record (to the left). I was a bit shocked when I found her entry, with how much detail it actually gave. It stated she was "Catharine Stümpges born Sprengling" wife of Johann Peter Stümpges. That she was born in "Weinoldshain" (actually Weinolsheim) in Hessen-Darmstadt, Germany. She died on 25 Oct 1863 at 7am and was buried three days later, on 28 Oct 1863 in the parish cemetery.

Here is what I know of Katharina Sprengling's paternal lineage:

1. Katharina Sprengling
b. 27 Jun 1834, Weinolsheim
d. 25 Oct 1863, Newton, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
m. Johann Peter Stümpges; 06 Oct 1859, St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Newtonburg, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
*Johann Philipp Julius "John" Stuempges, b. 30 Nov 1860, Newton, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
*Philipp Bernard Stuempges, b. 15 May 1862, Newton, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin
*William Heinrich Stuempges, b. 06 Oct 1863, Newton, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin

2. Johann Philipp Sprengling, akermann
b. May 1796, Weinolsheim
d. 25 Jul 1849, Weinolsheim
m1. Elisabetha Krause; 1820, Weinolsheim
m2. Katharina Mai; 12 Apr 1829, Weinolsheim
*Elisabetha Sprengling, b. 27 Apr 1821, Weinolsheim
*Andreas Sprengling, b. 20 Jan 1823, Weinolsheim
*Johannes Philipp Sprengling, b. 1826, Weinolsheim (later a pastor at the above mentioned St. John's in Newton)
*Anna Maria Sprengling, b. 15 Jan 1830, Weinolsheim
*Johann Philipp Sprengling, b. 20 May 1832, Weinolsheim
*Katharina Sprengling, (above)
*Peter Sprengling, b. 10 Jun 1836, Weinolsheim
*Barbara Sprengling, b. 11 Apr 1839, Weinolsheim
*Christina Sprengling, b. 14 Mar 1843, Weinolsheim

3. Johann Peter Sprengling, ackermann
b. 1761, Weinolsheim
d. bef. 12 Apr 1829, Weinolsheim
m. Katharina Lohr
*Eva Sprengling, b. abt 06 Sep 1791, Weinolsheim
*Johann Philipp Sprengling, (above)
*Maria Agnes Sprengling, b. 11 Jan 1799, Weinolsheim
*Maria Christina Sprengling, b. 1801, Weinolsheim
*Johann Peter Sprengling, b. 18 Jul 1804, Weinolsheim
*Maria Gertrauda Sprengling, b. 1806, Weinolsheim

4. Paul Sprengling
b. abt 1719
d. 1780, Weinolsheim
m. Anna Maria
*Apolonia Sprengling, b. Dec 1748, Weinolsheim
*Christian Sprengling, b. 21 Oct 1750, Weinolsheim
*Johann Peter Sprengling, (above)
*Hartmann Sprengling, b. unknown

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

FamilySearch Find Of The Day: The 1790 Marriage Record of James Rodgers & Ely Hays


This is the marriage of my 5th-great-grandparents, on my maternal side. I had known about this marriage in Greene County, Tennessee, not long after starting my genealogy research, but it was up until today that I had never actually seen the document. I knew the bondsmen to the marriage usually gave their seal, but I was surprised to see what looks like the signatures of James Rodgers and Samuel Hays! Here is an extract of the document:


Know all Men by these presents that we James Rodgers & Samuel Hays .... ?? are bound to his excellency William Blount, Esq. and to his successors in office in the sum of five hundred pounds to be void on condition if there be no just cause or lawful impediment to obstruct the Marriage of James Rodgers & Ely Hays...Given under our hands and seal the 20th Day of December 1790

   Signed, sealed, and acknowledged before D. Kennedy, County Clerk

   James Rodgers, seal
   Samuel Hays, seal

Monday, October 22, 2012

Warranty Deed: 19 Jan 1932; Emil & Olga Kramer to Walter & Sylvia Stuempges


Warranty Deed; Vol. 173, Page 32
Number 121148
   This indenture, made by Emil R. Kramer and Olga Kramer, his wife, as such and in her individual and separate capacity, of Antigo, Wisconsin, grantors of Langlade County, Wisconsin, hereby conveys and warrants to Walter Stuempges and Sylvia Stuempges, his wife, as joint tenants, of Polar, Wisconsin, grantees of Langlade County, Wisconsin, for the sum of $1 and other good and valuable consideration the following tract of land in Langlade County, State of Wisconsin;
   Commencing at the Center Stake of Section 15 in Township 31 North, of Range 12 East, thence East 23 feet, thence South 9 rods and 3 feet, thence East 34 and 1/2 rods, thence North 9 rods and 3 feet, thence West 34 and 1/2 rods, thence North 9 rods and 3 feet, thence West 34 and 1/4 rods, to place of beginning, being a part of the North West 1/4 of South East 1/4 of Section 15 in Township and Range aforesaid;
   This conveyance fulfills all agreements between the parties or any or either of them relating in any manner to above described premises, and in subject to all acts, if any of the grantees or either of them, and of all persons claiming by, through or under them or either of them; it is further subject to all taxes and assessments if any assessed or levied since the first day of January, A.D. 1917.
   In witness whereof, the said grantors have hereunto set their hands and seals this 19th day of January, A.D. 1932
   Signed and Sealed in Presence of
   Chas. H. Avery
   Martha I. Spiegl
   Emil R. Kramer, seal
   Olga Kramer, seal
State of Wisconsin,
Langlade County
   Personally came before me, this 19th day of January, A.D. 1932, the above named Emil R. Kramer and Olga Kramer, his wife as such and in her individual and separate capacity, to me known to be the persons who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the same.
   Received for Record this 27th day of January, A.D. 1932, 8:30 o'clock AM.
Adela Friedeman, Register of Deeds
   Chas H. Avery, Notary Public, Langlade County, Wis.
   My Commission expires Dec. 10, A.D. 1933.

Warranty Deed: 10 Jun 1924; Willie H. & Lena Brandt to Anna Stuempges


Warranty Deed; Vol. 148, Page 262
Number 102510
   This indenture, made by Willie H. Brandt and Lena Brandt his wife grantors of Outagamie County, Wisconsin, hereby conveys and warrants to Anna Stuempges grantee of Langlade County, Wisconsin, for the sum of $2,000 the following tract of land in Langlade County, State of Wisconsin;
   The South 8 rods of the North 43 rods and 16 feet of the West 36 rods of Government lot number 5 of Section 15 in Township 31 North of Range 12 East, except that portion in Mueller's Lake and reserving a driveway along the edge of said lake, containing about 1 3/4 acres of land; also that part of Lot number 5 in Section 15 Township 12 East, which lies South and East of the land conveyed by A. H. Herman and wife to Willie H. Brandt on May 27th, 1913 and North of the land conveyed by Otto P. Walch and his wife on September 28th, 1909.
   In witness thereof, the said grantors have hereunto set their hands and seals this 10th day of June, A.D. 1924
Signed and Sealed in Presence of
Agnes A. Hickey
Edna Person
William H. Brandt, seal
Lena Brandt, seal
   State of Wisconsin
   Langlade County
   Personally came before me, this 10th day of June, A.D. 1924, the above named Willie H. Brandt and Lena Brandt his wife to me known to be the persons who executed the foregoing instrument and acknowledged the same.
   Received for Record this 13th day of June, A.D. 1924 at 9 o'clock AM
   H.A. Friedeman, Register of Deeds
   Adela Friedeman, Deputy
   Agnes A. Hickey, Notary Public Langlade County, Wis.
   My Commission expires Feb. 19, A.D. 1928.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Genealogy Time Machine

If you're like myself, you're constantly wishing you could speak to a long-deceased ancestor. Even just for a minute or two. This happened to me tonight and it got me to thinking.. why not blog about it? So here are my absolute top three choices of who, when, where and why I would go back in time.

#1
Who: My 2nd-great-grandmother, Eszter Tóth Gombás
When: October 1909
Where: Ellis Island
Why: According to family stories, she brought along with her while immigrating from Hungary to America, documents on her noble heritage and family tree. Within these documents was information detailing a family connection to a king from about 600 years ago. I know much of her ancestry, but I would do anything to know what details she knew on her noble Hungarian heritage.

#2
Who: Hiram Howell
When: 1853
Where: Tippah County, Mississippi
Why: I want to know all the details of his murder! Why did his son-in-law, Lindsey Slaughter, shoot and kill him? And why wasn't he convicted of murder?

#3
Who: My 3rd-great-grandmother, Ellen Hovis Martin
When: Late 1830's
Where: Lincoln County, North Carolina
Why: She was an illegitimate daughter of first cousins. She lived in a house with her mother and two other illegitimate children, on land that her paternal grandfather had specifically given to her mother.. to provide for her. Ellen's biological father died when she was only 5 years old. It would be amazing to peak into the life of Ellen in her pre-teen years, to see what kind of hardships she was going through and what life was like for her, her mother and her siblings.

I would love to hear your top three choices! Share them in the comments or post the link from the blog post!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Langlade County, Wisconsin; Judgments - 1922: Edward Hanke & wife Ida VS. John J. Stuempges & wife


Judgments; Vol. 10, Page 267-269
File Number 98363
In Municipal Court, Langlade County, Wisconsin
   Edward Hanke, and
   Ida Hanke, his wife,
           Plaintiffs,
       -vs-
   John J. Stuempges, and
   Mrs. John J. Stuempges, his wife;
   G.W. Moore, and G.E. Moore,
   Individually and as co-partners,
          Defendants.
At the regular term of the Municipal Court of Langlade County, Wisconsin begun and held in the Court House, in the City of Antigo, in said County and State, on the last Monday of August, A.D. 1922, and on the 27th day of November, A.D. 1922, in said term.
Present and presiding:
Hon. Arthur Goodrick,
Municipal Judge.
    The above entitled action coming on to be heard before the Court without a jury, on the 27th day of November, A.D. 1922, Attorneys Avery & Plantz appearing for the plantiffs, and no one appearing for the defendants or either of them, and due proof having been made and filed that the summons and notice of object of action herein were duly and personally served upon the defendants, John J. Stuempges and Mrs. John J. Stuempges, his wife, on the 11th day of August, 1922, as appears by the sheriff's certificate of service as filed herein, and said defendants, G.W. Moore and G.E. Moore, individually and as co-partners, having appeared in this action by their Attorneys Hay A. White, an said Hay & White having served a notice of retainer and notice of appearance on Avery & Plantz, plaintiffs' attorneys, on the 11th day of August, 1922, and Attorneys Morson & Reinert having served a notice of retainer and notice of appearance for and on behalf of said defendants, John J. Stuempges and Mrs. John J. Stuempges, his wife, and on the 6th day of November, 1922, said plaintiffs, by their attorneys, Avery & Plantz, having served on said attorneys, Morson & Reinert, a regular eight day notice of motion for judgment, the original of which is on file herein, and on the 25th day of November, 1922, said attorneys, Hay & White, on behalf of said defendants, G.W. Moore and G.E. Moore, having entered into stipulation with Avery & Plantz, attorneys for plaintiffs, whereby it was stipulated that judgement could be taken without further notice and without serving the regular eight day notice of motion for judgment, which stipulation is on file herein, and more than twenty days having expired since the service of said summons and notice of object of action on said defendants, John J. Stuempges and Mrs. John J. Stuempges, and more than twenty days having elapsed since the service of the notice of appearance and retainer by Hay & White on behalf of said defendants, G.W. Moore and G.E. Moore, and no answer, or demurrer having been received by plaintiffs or their attorneys, as appears by the affidavit of no answer on file herein, and it further appearing that none of the defendants is an infant, an incompetent, or in the military or naval service of the United State, and the complaint having been duly filed August 11th, A.D. 1922, and the filing fees having been prepaid, and due notice of the pendency of this action having been filed in the office of the Register of deeds of Langlade County, Wisconsin, after filing of the complaint as aforesaid, and on the 11th day of August, A.D. 1922, at 11:30 o'clock A.M., in Volume 2 of Lis Pendens, on page 3, and are made to the plaintiffs or to anyone for their use on account of the demand set forth is the complaint herein, and other proofs having been submitted by the plaintiffs in open court in support of all the allegations of said complaint, and it appearing that all the allegations of said complaint are true.
    It Is Ordered And Adjudged:
    1. That all the allegations of the complaint herein are proven and true.
    2. That on the 26th day of April, 1920, the plaintiffs, being the owners of the premises hereinafter described, entered into a written contract to sell and convey the said to the defendant, John J. Stuempges, for the sum of $10,500, payable as follows, to-wit: $1,500 at the ensealing and delivery thereof and the sum of $1,000 payable April 26, 1921, and on April 26 of each and every year thereafter, until the full sum of $10,500 was paid together with interest at the rate of 6% per annum, payable April 26 each year.
    3. That it was further provided in and by the terms of said contract that in case said defendant, John J. Stuempges, should fail or neglect to make any payment provided in said contract, at the time when the same became due and payable, or if he violated any of the terms or conditions of said contract, then and in that case the whole of said principal sum then upaid, together with interest thereon as therein provided, would, at the option of said plaintiffs, be deemed to be due and payable in the same manner as if the whole of said principal sum had been made payable at the time of such failure, neglect or violation would occur, and it was further provided in said contract that if said defendant, John J. Stuempges, should fail to make any of the payments of purchase money or interest at the time and in the manner specified in said contract, or should violate any of the provisions of said contract, then and in that case, said agreement would, at the option of said plaintiffs or the mutual agreement of all parties.
    4. That although the sum of $1,000 became due as principal to plaintiffs on said contract on the 26th day of April, 1921, and the sum of $1,000 became due as principal on April 26, 1922, and the sum of $545 became due as interest on April 26, 1922, yet no part of said principal or interest has been paid, except that defendant paid the sum of $125 past due as interest; and that said defendant has neglected and refused to pay said principal so due, or any part thereof, and the balance due for interest for April 26, 1921, to April 26, 1922, in the sum of $425; that on the 22nd day of June, 1922, while the defendant was in default as hereinbefore found, the plaintiffs herein, pursuant to and in conformity with the provisions contained in said contract, elected to declare said contract due and payable forthwith on account of defendant's said defaults, and pursuant thereto, on said date, gave notice in writing of such election and declaration by mailing a copy of said notice to said defendant, who resided on the premises hereinafter described, all in manner and form as required by law.
    5. That the defendant, Mrs. John J. Stuempges, in the wife of John J. Stuempges; that the defendants, G.W. Moore and G.E. Moore, individually and as co-partners, have a lien, interest or claim in, to, or upon said premises by reason of a judgement rendered in the Municipal Court of Langlade County, Wisconsin, against said defendant, John J. Stuempges, which lien is subject to the rights of the plaintiffs.
    6. That the plaintiffs have at all times been ready and willing to perform their part of said contract.
    7. That thereafter, and while the defendant was still in default, the plaintiffs commenced this action for the strict foreclosure of said contract, and now, at the time of the trial of said action, there is justly due and owing to the plaintiffs from said defendant upon said contract the sum of $9,000 principal, together with the sum of $650 interest.
    It is further ordered and adjudged, that the above named defendants, John J. Stuempges, Mrs. John J. Stuempges, his wife, G.W. Moore and G.E. Moore, individually and as co-partners, and all persons claiming under them or either of them, subsequent to the filing of the notice of pendency of this action, be foreclosed and barred of any and all right, lien, claim, interest or equity of redemption in and to the premises described in said complaint, which premises consist of that real estate lying and being in Langlade County, State of Wisconsin, particularly described as the SW1/4 of S35, T31N R12E, with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, after the expiration of sixty days from service on each of them or their attorneys, of the notice of the entry of this judgement, unless the defendants pay or cause to be paid into court the sum of $9,665 and interest thereon at 6% per annum from the date of this judgement to the date of such payment, together with the costs and disbursements of this action, taxed at $66.25.
    That upon such payment duly made within such period, the defendants, John J. Stuempges and Mrs. John J. Stuempges, will be entitled to a conveyance of said premises from the plaintiffs according to the terms of the contract, set forth in the complain.
    That in default of such payment herein authorized, the title to said premises be confirmed in the plaintiffs, their heirs, administrators and assigns forever, discharged of all right, lien, claim, interest, or equity of redemption of said defendants or any or either of them, or of any person claiming by, through or under them or either of them, since the filing of the notice of pendency of this action as aforesaid; that until the said defendants shall have redeemed the said premises as herein required, the said defendants, John J. Stuempges and Mrs. John J. Stuempges, his wife, their agents, servants, tenants, and employees, do absolutely desist and refrain from committing and permitting waste upon said premises or any part thereof, either by removing or damaging buildings or fences thereon, or by cutting down and removing forest products therefrom, or by any other acts of waste or damage to the premises.
    That in the event of failure to redeem the premises as aforesaid within the time aforesaid the said plaintiffs have possession as aforesaid, and that the defendants, John J. Stuempges and Mrs. John J. Stuempges, his wife, deliver and wield up possession thereof.
    That the plaintiffs do have and recover of the defendant, John J. Stuempges, the sum of $65.25, the costs and disbursements of this action.
    Let a copy of this judgement be recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of Langlade County, State of Wisconsin.
    Dated at Antigo, Wisconsin, November 29th, A.D. 1922.
By the Court: Arthur Goodrick, Municipal Judge.
    Edward Hanke, et al,
        vs
    John J. Stuempges, et al,

Mr. and Mrs. Gust Martin Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Antigo Daily Journal
Thursday, August 1, 1957; page 5

Mr. and Mrs. Gust Martin Celebrate 50th Anniversary

   Mr. and Mrs. Gust Martin of Polar, who were married fifty years July 23 were guests at a surprise dance given for them July 27 at the Polar country club. Music was furnished by the Phil Fleischmann orchestra and lunch was served.
   Mr. and Mrs. Martin were married July 23, 1907 by the Rev. Griese at  St. Peter's Lutheran church at Polar. Mrs. Hattie Shank and Carl Summ of route 2, members of the original wedding party, were present for the dance.
   Mrs. Martin, the former Marie Summ, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Summ of Antigo, was born July 23, 1873 (Incorrect! 1883), in Antigo. Gust Martin, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gustave Martin, was born in Germany June 21, 1872 (Incorrect! 1882), and came to Polar with his parents as a child. Since their marriage, the Gust Martins have lived on a farm in Polar.
   The couple had six children, of which a son Harold is deceased. They are: Mrs. Ewald Flemming of Bryant; Mrs. James McMorrow of Honolulu, Hawaii; Leonard Martin of Cudahy; Marlow Martin of Waukesha; and Oscar Martin of Antigo; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
   Among the gifts they received were two bouquets of orchids from their daughter in Hawaii.
   The 250 guests attended from Pearson, Bryant, Antigo, White Lake, Polar, Cudahy, Waukesha and Chicago, Ill.

Antigo Daily Journal: Two Daughters Die Within One Week; 09 Apr 1921

Antigo Daily Journal
09 Apr 1921; Page 5

TWO DAUGHTERS DIE
WITHIN ONE WEEK

FATHER ATTENDING FUNERAL
OF ONE WHILE OTHER WAS
DYING AT HOSPITAL

   Miss Agnes Stuempges, who was operated on for appendicitis March 31, died yesterday at the Antigo Hospital. She was born April 2, 1902, at Coon Valley and live there until she was fourteen years old, when her parents went to live at Westby. She resided at Westby up to last fall when she went to live with her parents on a farm near Polar.
   Those who survive are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Stuempges, six brothers, Louis Stuempges of Baker, Montana, Walter of Aberdeen, S.D., Adolph, Edward, Herman and Erwin of Polar and two sister, Vivian and Bernice, also of Polar.
   The father and one of her brothers had been called to Coon Valley by the death of another daughter, Mrs. Joseph Stromstad, who died from pneumonia on April 1. They were notified that Miss Stuempges' condition had become critical and the brother returned. Mr. Stuempges returned later, but did not arrive until yesterday, too late to see his daughter alive.
   The funeral services will be held from St. Peter's church at Polar, Tuesday afternoon.

Obituary of Wilhelm Flemming; 11 Nov 1893

Langlade County Special
11 November 1893; Page 1

Wm. Flemming Sr. of the town of Polar died last Saturday. Cause of death dropsy. The funeral services were held at the Lutheran church in Polar Tuesday.

Surname Saturday #23: Hovis/Hoffman (Illegitimate Line)

This has been an extremely difficult line to research. But, thanks to a very helpful lead from a newly found cousin a few years ago, I was able to knock down a brick-wall and find a wealth of information. Here is what I know on this family:

1. Ellen P. Hovis
b. 04 Mar 1824, Lincoln County, North Carolina
d. 1870/1880, Carroll County, Mississippi
m1. Robert Caneda/Kenedy; 23 Jan 1840, Lincoln County, North Carolina
m2. William S. Martin; 02 Sep 1845, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Margaret E. Kenedy, b. abt 1841, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Mary C. Martin, b. abt 1846, Gaston County, North Carolina
*Elmira Terissa Martin, b. 28 Jan 1848, Gaston County, North Carolina
*Samuel Christopher Columbus Martin, b. 02 Feb 1850, Gaston County, North Carolina
*Saliana Martin, b. abt 1854, Gaston County, North Carolina
*John L. Martin, b. Feb 1856, Gaston County, North Carolina
*Nancy Martin, b. abt 1858, Gaston County, North Carolina
*Ollie M. Martin, b. abt 1860, Mississippi

2. Jonas Hoyle Hoffman
b. abt 1788, Lincoln County, North Carolina
d. 1829, Lincoln County, North Carolina
m1. Mary Costner; abt 1813, Lincoln County, North Carolina
m2. Mary "Polly" Hovis; NOT MARRIED
*Eli Hoffman, b. 30 Feb 1814, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Michael Hoffman, b. 28 Dec 1816, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Jacob W. Hoffman, b. 10 Nov 1818, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Jonas Hoffman, b. 20 Jun 1820, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Ephraim Hoffman, b. 01 Jul 1822, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Ellen P. Hovis, (above) ILLEGITIMATE WITH MARY "POLLY" HOVIS
*Miles Hoffman, b. 12 Jul 1825, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*John McLean Hoffman, b. 10 May 1827, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Lanie Salena Hoffman, b. 01 Apr 1829, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Anna Mary Hoffman, b. 01 Apr 1829, Lincoln County, North Carolina

3. John Hoffman "Rich John", Revolutionary War soldier
b. abt 1760, Germany
d. 24 Sep 1832, Lincoln County, North Carolina
m. Margaret Hovis; abt 1785, probably Lincoln County, North Carolina.
*John Hoffman, b. abt 1786, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Jonas Hoyle Hoffman, (above)
*Catharine Hoffman, b. Jan 1790, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Jacob Hoffman, b. abt 1792, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Elizabety "Betsy" Hoffman, b. 01 Jun 1794, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Daniel Hoffman, b. 21 Jun 1797, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Joseph Hoffman, b. abt 1800, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Adam Hoffman, b. abt 1802, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Susanna Hoffman, b. abt 1804, Lincoln County, North Carolina
*Peter Hoffman, b. 10 Mar 1808, Lincoln County, North Carolina

4. Jacob Hoffman (speculative information)
b. abt 1716, Germany
d. abt 1789, probably North Carolina

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Warranty Deed: 10 Jun 1891; G. W. Washburn to Gustave Martin, in Langlade County, Wisconsin


Warranty Deed, Vol. ?, Page 581
  This indenture, made this 10th day of June in the year of our Lord 1891 between G. W. Washburn and Sarah P. his wife of Winnebago County, Wis. parties of the first part, and Gustave Martin of Langlade County, Wisconsin party of the second part,
  Witnesseth, that the said parties of the first, for and in consideration of the sum of $400, to him in hand paid, by the said party of the second part, the receipt whereof is hereby confessed and acknowledged; have given, granted, bargained, sold, remised, released, aliened, conveyed and confirmed, and by these presents do give, grant, bargain, sell, remise, release, alien, convey and confirm, unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever, the following described real estate, situated in the County of Langlade, and State of Wisconsin, to-wit:
  The East half of the South West quarter of section fourteen, Township 31 North, of Range 12 East.
  Together with all the singular the Hereditaments and Appurtenaces thereunto belonging, or in any wise appertaining; and all the estate, right, title, interest, claim or demand whatsoever of the said party of the first part, either in law or equity, either in possession or expectancy of, in and to the above bargained premises and their Hereditaments and Appurtenaces. To have and to hold the said premises as above described, with the Hereditaments and Appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part, and to his heirs and assigns forever.
  And the said G. W. Washburg for himself and his heirs, executors and administrators, does covenant, grant, bargain and agree, to and with the said party of the second part, his heirs and assigns, that at the time of ensealing and delivery of these presents he is well seized of the premises above described, as of a good, sure, perfect, absolute and indefeasible estate of inheritance in the law, in fee simple, and that the same are free and clear from all incumbrances whatever and that the above bargained premises, in the quiet and peaceable possession of the said part of the second part his heirs and assigns, against all and every person or persons lawfully claiming the whole or any part thereof he will forever Warrant and Defend. Except taxes of any assessed against said land since July 01, 1887- which the party of the second part is to pay.
  In witness whereof, the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
  Signed, Sealed and Delivered In Presence Of: John W. Hume; P. Edward
G. W. Washburn, seal
Sarah P. Washburn, seal
  State of Wisconsin
  County of Winnebago; ss. be it remebered that on the 1st day of July 1891
personally came before me, the above named G. W. Washburgn and Sarah P. his wife to me known to be the person who executed the above deed for acknowledged the same to be free act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
  Received for Record at 2o'clock pm.
  June 27, A.D. 1891, Jno. H. Menting, Register
  John W. Hume, Notary Public, Wisconsin

Obituary #2 of Auguste (Lübke) Martin

Antigo Daily Journal; 31 Oct 1938, page 7
   Mrs. Augusta Martin
       Funeral Services for Mrs. Augusta Martin, who passed away on October 19 were held Sunday, October 23 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Polar. The Rev. Harold T. Rasmussen officiated. Internment was in the Polar cemetery.
       The pallbearers were Louis Hogelee, Peter Anderson, Gust Johnson, Henry Lade, Robert Kirsch, and Henry Brandt. Those from out of town who attended the funeral were, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Martin, and Miss Anita Martin of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Otto of Antigo, Henry Kipke of Manawa, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lembke of Sheboygan, Mrs. Ella Johnson and son, Richard, of New London, Mrs. Minnie Becker, and William Klingbeil of Bear Creek, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Schmidt of Pearson.

Obituary #1 of Auguste (Lübke) Martin

Antigo Daily Journal; 20 Oct 1938, page 7
   Mrs. Augusta Martin
       Mrs. Augusta Martin, 85, a resident of the town of Polar for the past 50 years, died early last evening at the Memorial hospital, where she has been a patient since last Sunday, when she fell and broke her leg.
       Before her marriage Augusta Lubke, Mrs. Martin was born in Germany in 1853 on Nov. 29. She was married in Germany and in 1883 they came to the United States, settling near Beaver Dam. Five years later they came to Langlade county, making their home in the town of Polar, where they have lived since. Mr. Martin died in 1934.
       Surviving her are three sons, Otto of the town of Polar; Gustav of the town of Polar; and William, of the town of Polar, with whom she made her home. One daughter, Alvina, Mrs. Henry Kipke of Polar preceded her in death in 1908. A daughter, Anna, passed away in infancy, and a son, Carl, at the age of five.
       Mrs. Martin was a member of St. John's Lutheran church of Polar and was an active member of the Ladies' Aid of that church.
       Funeral services will be held at 2o'clock Sunday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran church with the Rev. H. T. Rasmussen as the officiant. Interment will be in the Polar cemetery. The body will lie in state at the William Martin home in the town of Polar.

Will: 07 Oct 1933; Gustav Martin, in Polar, Langlade County, Wisconsin


Written on October 7, 1933
     KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I Gustav Martin of the Town of Polar, Langlade County, Wisconsin, do make this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made.
     1.  I give, devise and bequeath to my son William Martin a note and mortgage executed by Walter Stuempges and Sylvia Stuempges his wife in the amount of $700.00 dated January 25, 1932, said note being secured by a real estate mortgage of even date on the following described premises:   "Commencing at the Center Stake of Section Fifteen in Township Thirty One North, of Range Twelve East, thence east twenty three feet, thence south nine rods and three feet,- thence east thirty four and one half (34 1/2) rods, thence north nine rods and three feet, thence west thirty four and one half (34 1/2) rods, to place of beginning, being a part of the Northwest Quarter of the Southwest Quarter (NW 1/4 SE 1/4) of Section Fifteen (15) IN Township and Range Aforesaid"   which was recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of Langlade County, Wisconsin, on the 27th day of January, A. D. 1932 at 8:30 o'clock A. M. and recorded in Volume 181 of mortgages on page 129 as document number 121149.
     2.  I hereby nominate and appoint my son William Martin the executor of this my last will and request that he be not required to give a surety or sureties upon his official bond or that he be required to give no bond.
     3.  I make no provisions in this my last will and testament for my son Otto Martin and Gustav Martin Jr. for the reason that they have been provided for during my life time.
     4.  I have also made no provisions in this my last will for my debts and funeral expenses as the same are to be paid by my son Otto Martin under a bond of support heretofore executed by said Otto Martin.
     In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 7th day of October, A. D. 1933.

Warranty Deed: 11 Nov 1905; Gustav & Augusta Martin to Otto Martin, in Langlade County, Wisconsin


Warranty Deed; Vol ?, Page 319
We Gustav Martin and Augusta Martin, his wife of the Town of Polar, Langlade Co, Wis. grantors of Langlade County, Wisconsin hereby CONVEY AND WARRANT to Otto Martin grantee of Langlade County, Wisconsin, for the sum of $6,000, the following tract of land in LANGLADE COUNTY, State of Wisconsin,
The East half of the South West quarter of Section 14, Township 31 North, Range 12 East;
also all horses, cattle  and other live stock now on said farm also all farm machinery thereon, also all wagons, baggies, sleighs and other articles, in fact all persona property on said premises, except the household furniture, utensils and now in the old dwelling house on said premises, occupied by said grantors and their personal belongings
Witness, the hands and seals of said grantors this 11th day of November 1905
In Presence Of
W. F. White
H. J. Seaman
Gustav Martin, seal
Augusta Martin, seal
State of Wisconsin
County of Langlade
Personally came before me this 11th day of November, 1905, the above named Gustav Martin and Augusta Martin his wife, to me known to the persons who executed the foregoing instrument, and acknowledged the same.
Received for Record the 14th day of November, A.D. 1905, at 3:20pm.
Wm. Reader, Register
W.F. White, Court Commissioner, in and for Langlade County, Wis.

Satisfaction Of Mortgage: 13 Oct 1891; Gustav & Augusta Martin, in Langlade County, Wisconsin


Satisfaction Of Morgage, Vol 12, page 280
Mortgage bearing date 27 Jun 1891 executed by Gustave Martin and Augusta Martin his wife to S. E. Leslie and by him assigned to me which said morgage was duly recorded in the office of the register of deeds in the county of Langlade in the State of Wisconsin, on the 27th day of June A. D. 1891, at 2:30pm, in Vol 21 of Mortgage, on page 257 and do hereby release the same and all my right, title and interest, in and to the premises therein described and to the Register of said is hereby authorized to enter this Satisfaction of Record.
Dated at Brillion this 13th day of October 1895
Wit: A. H Werner
Wit: J. J. Radloff

Mortgage: 27 Jun 1891; Gustav & Augusta Martin, in Langlade County, Wisconsin

Mortgage; Vol. 21, page 257
This indenture, made this 27th day of June in the year of our Lord 1891 between Gustav Martin and Augusta Martin, his wife, of Langlade County, Wisconsin parties of the first part, and S. E. Leslie of Antigo, Wisconsin parties of the second part,
Witnesseth, that the said part of the first part, for and in consideration of the sum of $250, to them in hand paid, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowleged, haved granted, bargained and sold, and by these presents do grant, bargain and sell unto the said part of the second, and to heirs and assigns forever, all that certain tract-piece-or parcel-of land situated, lying and being in the county of Langlade, State of Wisconsin and particularly described as follows, to wit: The East half of the South West quarter of Section 14 in Township 31 North, of Range 12 East, containing 80 acres more or less according to Goernment Survey.
To have and to hold, the above bargained premises, with the appurtenances, unto the said party of the second part his heirs and assigns forever. Provided always, and these presents are upon the express condition, that if the said Gustav Martin and Augusta Martin parties of the first part, their heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, shall well and truly pay, or cause to be paid, to the said party of the second part his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns the sum of $250 three years after date, at office of Schintz and Hogan in Antigo, Wisconsin, with interest payable annually at the rate of 10% per annum until paid according to the condition of one certain promissary note bearing even date herewith, executed by Gustav Martin and Augusta Martin, the said parties of the first part, to the said part of the second part, as collateral security, then these presents and the said promissary note shall cease and be null and void.
And the said Gustav Martin and Augusta Martin do further covenant and agree that they will pay taxes and assessments of every nature that may be assessed on said premises, previous to the day appointed in pursuance of any law of the State for the sale of land for taxes. And also will pay the sum of $35 as solicitor's fees, in case of forclosure of this mortgage, by reason of the non-performance of any of the conditions hereof by said parties of the first part. And in the case of the non-payment of said sum, or any part thereof, at the time or times above limited for the payment thereof, or in case of the non-payment of any taxes that may be assessed on said premises in mannor aforesaid, then and in either case, it shall or may be lawful for the said party of the second part his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, and the said parties of the first part do hereby covenant and agree, and by these presents empower and authorize the said party of the second part his heirs, executors, administrators or assigns, to grant, bargain, sell, release and convey the said premises, with the appurtenances thereunto belonging, at Public Auction or Vendue, and on such sale to make and execute to the purchaser or purchasers, his, her or their heirs and assigns forever, good, ample and sufficient DEEDS OF CONVEYANCE in the law, pursuant to the statue in such case made and provided; and out of the moneys arising from such sale, to retain the principal and interest which shall the be due on the said promissary note together with the costs and charges, and the said sum of $35, solicitor's fees as aforesaid, rendering the surplus moneys, if any there be, to the said parties of the first part, their heirs, executors, adminstrators or assigns, after deducting the cost of such Vendue as aforesaid.
In witness whereof, the said parties of the first part have hereunto set their hand and seal the day and year first above written.
Signed, sealed and Delivered in Presence of: George Shintz, T. W. Hogan
Gustav Martin, Seal
Auguste Martin, seal
State of Wisconsin
County of Langlade
SS. be it remembered that on the 27th day of June 1891
Personally came before me, the above named Gustav Martin and Auguste Martin his wife to me known to be in the person who executed the foregoing mortgage and acknowledged the execution thereof to be their free act and deed for the uses and purposes therein mentioned.
Received for Record at 2:30pm, June 27th, A.D. 1891, Jno. H. Menting, Register.
T.W. Hogan, Notary Public, Wisconsin

Friday, October 12, 2012

Surname Saturday #22: Blaylock

The Blaylock's are an old colonial family, originally from Northern England, that settled in Accomack County, Virginia in the early 1600's. They eventually migrated out of Virginia, into North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and finally Mississippi. Also, the name seems to have changed twice. Here is what I know:

1. Zilpha Azalene Blaylock
b. abt 1852, Carroll County, Mississippi
d. 11 Aug 1895, Montgomery County, Mississippi
m1. Joseph Wney Vance; abt 1871, Carroll County, Mississippi
m2. Jesse C. Bennett; Jan 1884, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Minnie Josephine Vance, b. 03 Aug 1872, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Thomas Jefferson Vance, b. 03 Oct 1875, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Lennie Fern Bennett, b. abt 1885, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Elmer Bennett, b. abt 1887, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Trotter Bennett, b. abt 1890, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Vancy Verline Bennett, b. 29 May 1894, Montgomery County, Mississippi

2. Daniel Thomas Blaylock
b. 03 Apr 1829, Lawrence County, Mississippi
d. 09 Oct 1889, Shiloh, Montgomery County, Mississippi
m. Lydia "Liddy" Bennett; 06 Sep 1849, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Alexander Washington Blaylock, b. 17 Apr 1850, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Zilpha Azalene Blaylock, (above)
*Margaret Saphronia Blaylock, b. 30 Apr 1854, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Maggie Angeline Blaylock, b. 1855, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Benjamin Franklin Blaylock, b. 20 Mar 1856, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Thomas Daniel Blaylock, b. 17 Sep 1860, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Walter Blaylock, b. 1862, Carroll County, Mississippi
*William Mason Blaylock, b. 13 Sep 1864, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Virginia Blaylock, b. Jun 1866, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Stillborn child, b. & d. 1869, Carroll County, Mississippi

3. Levi Benjamin Blaylock
b. 23 Mar 1795, Barnwell County, South Carolina
d. 27 Jul 1881, "Old Homestead", Montgomery County, Mississippi
m. Sarah Tyler; 14 Mar 1812, South Carolina
*Nancy Blaylock, b. 15 Jan 1813, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Richard Blaylock, b. 04 Jun 1815, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*George Blaylock, b. 1816, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Elizabeth Blalock, b. 10 Dec 1817, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Cyena Blaylock, b. 21 Apr 1820, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Cyrena Blaylock, b. 21 Apr 1820, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Millington Blaylock, b. 04 Jul 1822, Lawrence County, Mississippi
*John Simpson Blaylock, b. 15 Nov 1826, Lawrence County, Mississippi
*Daniel Thomas Blaylock, (above)
*William Mason Blaylock, b. 29 May 1831, Lawrence County, Mississippi
*Martha Blaylock, b. 04 Oct 1833, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Louisa Blalock, 29 May 1838, Carroll County, Mississippi

4. Hardin Blaylock, Sr.
b. abt 1771, Barnwell County, South Carolina
d. Feb 1822, Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia
m. Mason Long; 1791, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Hardin Blaylock, Jr., b. abt 1793, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Elizabeth Blaylock, b. 14 Mar 1794, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*Levi Benjamin Blaylock, (above)
*Sarah "Sally" Blaylock, b. abt 1795, Barnwell County, South Carolina

5. Richard Blalock, Jr.
b. 16 Mar 1748, Albemarle County, Virginia
d. 1818/1820, Barnwell County, South Carolina
m. Sarah Wade; date unknown
*Richard Blalock, III, b. abt 1770, Orangeburg, South Carolina
*Hardin Blaylock, Sr., b. abt 1771, Barnwell County, South Carolina
*John Blalock, b. abt 1777, Barnwell County, South Carolina

6. Richard Blalock, Sr.
b. abt 1722, Louisa, Hanover County, Virginia
d. abt 1805, Cumberland County, North Carolina
m. Rachel Harden/Hardin; abt 1745, North Carolina
*Richard Blalock, Jr., (above)
*Charles Blalock, b. abt 1748, Albemarle County, Virginia
*William Blalock, b. abt 1750, Albemarle County, Virginia
*Anne Blalock, b. abt 1754-1760, Cumberland County, North Carolina
*Hardy Blalock, b. abt 1766, Cumberland County, North Carolina

7. John William Blalock, Sr.
b. abt 1671, Accomack County, Virginia
d. abt 1745, Louisa, Hanover County, Virginia
m. Elizabeth Millington; abt 1698, Virginia
*John William Blalock, b. abt 1704, Hanover County, Virginia
*Millington Blalock, b. abt 1711, Hanover County, Virginia
*Elizabeth Blalock, b. abt 1712, Hanover County, Virginia
*Anne Blalock, b. abt 1714, Hanover County, Virginia
*William Blalock, b. abt 1716, Hanover County, Virginia
*Richard Blalock, Sr., (above)
*David Blalock, b. abt 1724, Hanover County, Virginia
*Elizabeth Blalock, b. abt 1725, Hanover County, Virginia

8. Thomas Blalock, III
b. abt 1628, Accomack County, Virginia
d. abt 1677, Accomack County, Virginia
m. Anne Christian Scott; abt 1668, Accomack County, Virginia
*Charles Richard Blalock, b. abt 1669, Accomack County, Virginia
*John William Blalock, Sr., (above)
*Anne Blalock, b. abt 1673, Accomack County, Virginia

9. Thomas Blalock, Jr.
b. abt 1581, York, Yorkshire, England
d. abt 1660, Accomack County, Virginia
m. Rachel; abt 1627, Accomack County, Virginia
*Thomas Blalock, (above)
*Rachel Blalock, b. abt 1629, Accomack County, Virginia
*William Blalock, b. abt 1631, Accomack County, Virginia
*John William Blalock, b. abt 1632, Accomack County, Virginia

10. Thomas Blalocke, Sr.
b. abt 1557, England
d. 1582, Carlisle, Cumbria, England
bu. 1582, Crosby On Eden Church Cemetery, Carlisle, Cumbria, England
m. Thomasina Typladye; Jan 1581, St Olave's Church, York, North Yorkshire, England
*Thomas Blalock, Jr., (above)

Sunday, October 07, 2012

FamilySearch Find Of The Day: Carl Gustav Märten's Petition For Naturalization

I stumbled upon these records a few years ago, when I originally ordered copies of the naturalization records for Langlade County, Wisconsin. With the new addition of the new FamilySearch database, "Wisconsin, County Naturalization Records, 1807-1992", I've been able to get higher-quality digitized images of my family's naturalization records. Today's find is the Petition for Naturalization documents for my 3rd-great-grandfather, Carl Gustav Märten. Reviewing the documents today, I realize there may be some information I I might have overlooked; especially his place of birth. Here is an extract of this record:

No. 16

United States of America
Department of Commerce and Labor
Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization
Division of Naturalization

Petition For Naturalization
Circuit Court of Langlade County, Wisconsin

In the matter of the petition of Gustav Martin to be admitted a citizen of the United States of America. To the Circuit Court of Langlade County, Wisconsin.
The petition of Gustav Martin respectfully shows:
First. My full name is Gustav Martin
Second. My place of residence is number (blank), town of Polar, Langlade County, Wisconsin.
Third. My occupation is Farmer
Fourth. I was born on the 23rd day of August, anno Domini 1846, at Meidam, Germany
Fifth. I emigrated to the United States from Bremen, Germany, on or about the 1st day of April anno Domini 1883, and arrived at the port of Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States, on the vessel Hohenzolen (Hohenzollern)
Sixth. I declared my intention to become a citizen of the United States on the 1st day of November, anno Domini 1884 at Beaver Dam, Dodoge County, Wis. in the Circuit Court of Dodge County, Wisconsin.
Seventh. I am married. My wife's name is Augusta Martin. She was born in Grossenfeldt, Germany (Gross Schönfeld), and now resides at Polar, Langlade County, Wisconsin. I have 4 children and the name, date and place of birth, and place of residence of each said children is as follows:
*Otto Martin Born March 14th 1877 at Grossenfeldt, Germany (Gross Schönfeld)
*Gustav Martin Born June 21st 1882 at Grossenfeldt, Germany (Gross Schönfeld)
*William Martin Born August 1st 1883 at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
*Alvina Martin Born February 11th 1885, at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
and all now reside at Polar, Langlade County, Wisconsin.
Eigth. I am not a disbeliever in or opposed to organized government or a member of or affliated with any organization or body of persons teaching disbelief in organized government. I am not a polygamist nor a believer in the practice of polygamy. I am attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and it is my intention to become a citizen of the United States and to renounce absolutely and forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, and particularly to William II Emperor of Germany of which at this time I am a subject, and it is my intention to reside permanently in the United States.
Ninth. I am able to speak the English language.
Tenth. I have resided continuously in the United States of America for a term of five years at least immediately preceding the date of this petition, to wit, since the 1st day of April anno Domini 1883, and in the State of Wisconsin for one year at least next preceding the date of this petition, to wit, since the 19th day of April, anno Domini 1883.
Eleventh. CROSSED OUT

Attached hereto and made a part of this petition is my declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States required by law. Wherefore your petitioner prays that he may be admitted a citizen of the United States of America.
Dated Nov, 12th, 1908.
Gustav Martin (Signature of petitioner.)

State of Wisconsin
Langlade County
Gustav Martin, being duly sworn, deposes and says that he is the petitioner in the above-entitled proceeding; that he has read the foregoing petitions and knows the contents thereof; that the same is true of his own knowledge, except as to matters therein stated to be alleged upon information and believe, and that as to those matters he believes it to be true.
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day of November, anno Domini 1908
A. Nowotny, Clerk.

Declaration of Intention filed this 12th day of November, 1908
A. Nowotny, Clerk.

Affidavit of Witnesses
Circuit Court of Langlade County, Wisconsin
In the matter of the petition of Gustav martin to be admitted a citizen of the United States of America.
State of Wisconsin
Langlade County
V. P. Rath, occupation County Clerk, residing at Antigo, Wisconsin and
J. W. Parsons, occupation County Judge, residing at Antigo, Wisconsin
each being severally, duly, and respectively sworn, deposes and say that he is a citizen of the United States of America; that he has personally know Gustav martin, the petitioner above mentioned, to be a resident of the United States for a period of at least five years continuously immediately preceding the date of filing his petition, and of the State in which the above-entitled application is made for a period of fifteen years immediately preceding the date of filing his petition; and that he has personal knowledge that the said petitioner is a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the Constitution of the United States, and that he is in every way qualified, in his opinion, to be admitted a citizen of the United States.
V. P. Rath
J. W. Parsons
Subscribed and sworn to before me this 12th day of November, anno Domini 1908.
A. Nowotny, Clerk.

Surname Saturday #21: Chatham/Cheatham

I've been interested in this line for a long time now, primarily because of all the unique names within the family. I haven't had much luck on researching this family, but with such unusual middle names I'm to believe that they had to have been family surnames somewhere down the line. Here is what I know on this line:

Nancy Abigail "Nannie" Chatham
b. 17 Aug 1835, Perry County, Alabama
d. 07 Mar 1921, Carroll County, Mississippi
m. Allen Rodgers; 08 Aug 1860, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Evie Evelyn Rodgers, b. 06 Jul 1863, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Ada Elizabeth Rodgers, b. 25 May 1865, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Ida L. Rodgers, b. 01 May 1870, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Alma Gertrude Rodgers, b. 15 Jan 1872, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Allen Parks Rodgers, 29 Jun 1873, Carroll County, Mississippi
*Cicero Stephen Rodgers, b. Jan 1875, Carroll County, Mississippi

2. William Parks Chatham
b. abt 1797, possibly Orange County, North Carolina
d. May 1877, Carroll County, Mississippi
m. Elizabeth Wilson; 19 Nov 1822, Perry County, Alabama
*Narcissa Eliza Chatham, b. Aug 1823, Perry County, Alabama
*George P. Chatham, b. 18 Sep 1824, Perry County, Alabama
*James A. Chatham, b. 1827, Perry County, Alabama
*Greene W. Chatham, b. 1828, Perry County, Alabama
*John W. Chatham, b. 02 Dec 1829, Perry County, Alabama
*Sarah Chatham, b. 1830, Perry County, Alabama
*Mary Eleanor Chatham, b. 12 Sep 1831, Perry County, Alabama
*Margaret Chatham, b. 1833, Perry County, Alabama
*Nancy Abigail "Nannie" Chatham, (above)
*William Cicero Chatham, b. 1838, Pontotoc County, Mississippi
*Robert Barnes Chatham, b. 04 Oct 1839, Pontotoc County, Mississippi
*Dogan Chatham, b. 1841, Pontotoc County, Mississippi

*George H. Chatham/Cheatham (source of middle initial H.??)
b. abt 1763?, Georgia? (I'm not sure of the source of this information)
d. 1801, North Carolina or Hancock County, Georgia (again, I'm not sure of the source of this information)
m; Eleanor "Nelly"; 1790, Virginia (again, I'm not sure of the source of this information)
*Walker Chatham, b. 02 Apr 1792, Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia
           m1. Sally Kendrick; 26 May 1818, Putnam County, Georgia
           m2. Abigail Turner; 11 Sep 1823, Perry County, Alabama
*George Kinchen Chatham, b. 28 Sep 1795, Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia
           m. Cenia Gholson; 15 Jul 1815, Putnam County, Georgia
*William Parks Chatham, (above)
*Polly Chatham
           m. Hezekiah Davis, 09 Jun 1818, Putnam County, Georgia

According to an acquaintance I have (a possible cousin?), George H. Cheatham may have had a brother named William Cheatham, who in turn had a son named Thomas R. Cheatham, who was "adopted 11 days after his birth by Veazey Ferrill". Apparently there exists a will that mentions George and William, but I have yet to receive any copies or find any that match it for myself.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

FamilySearch Find Of The Day: Hiram Howell's Estate Probate Court Minutes

I had originally found this record several years ago, via microfilm through the LDS at my local FHC. It's located on microfilm number #0895813. Reading over the document, there may be a clue to another possible minutes entry, nine months after this one. Here is an image and extract of what is now available, freely online:


State of Mississippi
Tippah County
Be it remembered at a cession of the Probate court begun and held in said county on the third Monday and 16th day of January 1854 present and presiding the Hon. James Rogan judge of said court and the following proceedings were held to wit:

Hiram Howell, Dec'd.
        It appearing to the satisfaction of the court that widow and next of kin of Hiram Howell deceased destins administering his estate.
        It is therefore ordered by the court that letters of administration of the goods chattels and personal estate of Hiram Howell dec'd be granted to Milton McKay on his taking the oath prescribed by law and willing into bond in the sum of four thousand dollars with J. B. Selles and B. D. Nabers as securities and the said Milton McKay thereupon appeared in open court and took said oath and together with said securities signed sealed and delivered said bond.
        Said letters are now granted and ordered to be issued and recorded according to the statute.
        It is ordered by the court that William Robinson, B. D. Nabers, Thomas Bibb be appointed appraisers to stalcre? and appraise the good  chattels and personal estate of Hiram Howell deceased and that a warrant issue.
        It is also ordered by the court that the said William Robinson, B. D. Nabers, Thomas Bibb copy off and set apart to the widow and children of Hiram Howell dec'd one year provisions.
        It is also ordered that the said William Robinson, B. D. Nabers and Thomas Bibb do lay off and set apart to the widow of Hiram Howell dec'd the property exempmt from execution and which descends to said widow.
        It is ordered by the court that Milton McKay administrator of the Estate of Hiram howell deceased sell the goods, chattels and personal estate of his intestates estate upon a credit of nine months that be first advertise the time and place of sale as directed by the statute and take approved security for the purchase money.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Surname Saturday #20: Kiełtyka

I don't know too much on my Kiełtyka line from Osobnica, Poland. This is the little that I do know, thanks to a good friend of mine:

1. Katarzyna Kiełtyka
b. abt 1855, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
d. unknown
m. Szymon Czarny; 27 Apr 1875, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
*Anna Czarny, b. 26 May 1876, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
*Jozef Czarny, b. 30 Jan 1878, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
*Marcin Czarny, b. 1880, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
*Agata Czarny, b. 1882, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
*Sophia Czarny, b. Abt 1885, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
*Wojciech Czarny, b. 24 Apr 1888, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
*Marianna Czarny, b. 30 Apr 1892, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
*Anna Czarny, b. 28 May 1896, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland

2. Szymon Kiełtyka
b. unknown
d. unknown
m1. Marianna Gierut
m2. Marianna Ladka
*m1: Stanislaw, b. abt 1853, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
               m. Maria Chudzik; 21 Nov 1916, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
*m1: Katarzyna, (above)
*m1: Zofia, b. abt 1858, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
               m. Jakub Majcher; 10 Feb 1897, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
*m2: Anna, b. abt 1871, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland
               m. Piotr Czechowicz; 21 May 1894, Osobnica, Jasło County, Rzeszow Province, Poland

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Surname Saturday #19: Gotowy

The Gotowy family had been a struggle for me for a very long time, until I stumbled upon the  Poznań Project, a few years ago. Thanks to that wonderful website, I was able to determine where in Poland my Gotowy ancestors came from. Here is what I know:

1. Agnieszka (Agnes) Gotowa
b. 07 Jan 1869, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
d. 25 Oct 1917, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
m. Martin Domagalski; 26 Oct 1885, St. Mary's Church, Medina, Orleans County, New York
*Josephine Domagalski, 04 Sep 1886, Medina, Orleans County, New York
*Ignacy Domagalski, b. 01 Mar 1888, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*John Domagalski (later Smith), b. 23 Dec 1889, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Lucy Domagalski, b. 11 Dec 1891, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Clara Domagalski, b. abt Oct 1893, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Wladislaw Domagalski, b. 16 Jun 1896, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Eleanora Domagalski, b. 15 Jan 1899, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Frank S. Domagalski, b. 05 Feb 1901, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Edward Domagalski, b. 10 Apr 1903, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Roman Domagalski, b. 15 Feb 1904, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Cecilia Agnes Domagalski, b. 22 Nov 1906, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Helen A. Domagalski, b. 06 Dec 1908, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois

2. Stanislaus Gotowy
b. 07 May 1840, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
d. 14 Nov 1919, Medina, Orleans County, New York
m. Jozefa (Josephine) Leśniewska; 24 Nov 1867, Głuszyna, Poznań, Poland
*Agnieszka Gotowa, (above)
*Apollonia Gotowa, b. 04 Feb 1871, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Michal Gotowy, b. 23 Aug 1872, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Marianna Gotowa, b. 04 Jan 1874, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Katarzyna Gotowa, b. 06 Feb 1876, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Jozef Gotowy, b. 14 Feb 1877, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Cecelia Gotowa, b. 22 Oct 1881, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Thomas J. Gottovi, ba. 14 Dec 1884, St. Mary's Church, Medina, Orleans County, New York
*Stanislaus Gottovi, ba. 18 Apr 1886, St. Mary's Church, Medina, Orleans County, New York
*Catherine Gottovi, ba. 06 Nov 1887, St. Mary's Church, Medina, Orleans County, New York
*Edward M. Gottovi, b. about 13 Apr 1887, Medina, Orleans County, New York
*Anthony Gottovi, ba. 24 Nov 1889, St. Mary's Church, Medina, Orleans County, New York
*Anna M. Gottovi, b. Oct 1890, Medina, Orleans County, New York
*Ellen A. Gottovi, b. 13 Apr 1892, Medina, Orleans County, New York

3. Kazimerz Gotowy
b. 25 Feb 1811, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
d. 20 Mar 1882, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
m. Marianna Leżałka; 21 Oct 1832, Głuszyna, Poznań, Poland
*Eva Gotowa (twin), b. 15 Dec 1833, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Eva Gotowa (twin), b. 15 Dec 1833, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Tomasz Gotowy, b. 13 Dec 1834, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Agnieszka Gotowa, b. 09 Jan 1837, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Szymon Gotowy, b. 06 Oct 1838, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Stanislaus Gotowy, (above)
*Agata Gotowa, b. 22 Jan 1842, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Michal Gotowy, b. 24 Sep 1843, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Marianna Gotowa, b. 29 Jun 1846, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Jakub Gotowy, b. 30 Jun 1850, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Wojciech Gotowy, b. 02 Apr 1853, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland

4. Wojciech Gotowy
ba. 20 Apr 1766, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
d. 24 Oct 1830, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
m. Marianna Mądrzonka/Mądry; none found
*Jozef Gotowy, ba. 20 Mar 1791, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Piotr Gotowy, ba. 30 Jun 1793, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Katarzyna Gotowa, b. 15 Nov 1795, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Agnieszka Gotowa, b. 06 Jan 1799, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Konstancja Gotowa, b. 06 Apr 1801, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Andrzej Gotowy, b. 20 Nov 1803, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Wojciech Gotowy, b. 14 Apr 1806, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Kazimerz Gotowy, (above)

5. Maciej Gotowy/Cauponis
b. unknown
d. unknown
m. Marcjanna Piduscianka; 12 Nov 1758, Głuszyna, Poznań, Poland
*Stanislaus Kostka Gotowy, ba. 23 Nov 1760, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Katarzyna Gotowa, ba. 20 May 1764, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Wojciech Gotowy, (above)
*Marianna Gotowa, ba. 29 Mar 1768, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Anna Gotowa, ba. 29 Jul 1770, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland
*Agnieszka Gotowa, ba. 03 Jan 1773, Daszewice, Poznań, Poland

Thursday, September 20, 2012

My Maternal Lineage: Update 3; Final Update

Two weeks ago I discussed the updates I had found on my direct maternal lineage; you can find the post here. At that point, the following was all I knew on the oldest member of my maternal line:

5. Maria Obergfell
b. unknown
d. unknown
m. Jacob Löhrer; 21 Aug 1660, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Hans Jacob Löhrer, b. 21 Jun 1669, Schondel, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Hans Georg Löhrer, b. 17 Jan 1678, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Barbara Löhrer, b. 24 Apr 1679, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Anna Maria Löhrer, (above)

As of Tuesday, I've made some new discoveries that will likely be the end of my maternal lineage (with the exception of needing to find the death of Maria Obergfell). The Hornberg Evangelical parish records begin in 1635, so I cannot go any further. I was actually extremely lucky to have found what I was able to on Tuesday. Here are the results of that research:

5. Maria Obergfell
b. 13 Mar 1635 (illegitimate)
d. unknown
m. Jacob Löhrer; 21 Aug 1660, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Hans Jacob Löhrer, b. 21 Jun 1669, Schondel, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Hans Georg Löhrer, b. 17 Jan 1678, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Barbara Löhrer, b. 24 Apr 1679, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Anna Maria Löhrer, (above)

6. Ursula Joos
b. abt 1609, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
d. 13 Nov 1676, Schondel, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
m. Erhardt Obergfell; 17 May 1636, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Anna Maria Obergfell, (above) (illegitimate)
*Christina Obergfell, b. 06 Mar 1640, Schondel, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Jacob Obergfell, b. 14 Mar 1644, Schondel, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Lucia Obergfell, b. 24 Jun 1646, Schondel, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Barbara Obergfell, b. 10 Jan 1648, Schondel, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Anna Obergfell, b. 14 Jan 1650, Schondel, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Johanna Obergfell, b. 08 Nov 1652, Schondel, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany
*Johannes Obergfell, b. 08 Dec 1655, Schondel, Hornberg, Ortenau, Baden, Germany

My maternal line ends with an Ursula Joos, according to her age at death born about 1609. According to her marriage record, she was the daughter of Georg Joos. Her husband, Erhadt Obergfell, was the son of an Erhardt Obergfell. They were the only Obergfell noticeably living in the Hornberg parish in the 1630's-1650's.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Surname Saturday #18: Tóth (2nd one!)

My 2nd-great-grandmother on my direct-paternal side, Eszter Tóth, was born to parents who shared the same surname: Tóth. Eszter's parents were actually 4th cousins. You can find the information on Eszter's paternal Tóth line here. Below, you'll find Eszter's maternal Tóth line:

1. Mária Tóth (noble)
b. 22 Sep 1836, Taktaszada, Zemplén, Hungary
d. 13 Dec 1894, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
m. Károly Á. Tóth (noble); 09 Jan 1856, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary

*Károly Tóth, b. 22 Nov 1856, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Lajos Tóth, b. 17 Oct 1860, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*László Tóth, b. 01 Mar 1863, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Zsuzsánna Tóth, b. 04 Oct 1865, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Mária Tóth, b. 03 Oct 1871, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Eszter Tóth, b. 22 Sep 1874, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary

2. József Tóth (noble)
b. 03 May 1808, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
d. 04 Aug 1839, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
m. Juliánna Szük (noble); 29 Jan 1834, Taktaszada, Zemplén, Hungary
*Eszter Tóth, b. 19 Dec 1834, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Mária Tóth, (above)

3. Mihály Tóth (noble)
b. 1777/1778, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
d. 26 Jul 1831, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
m. Zsuzsánna Szabó; 03 Feb 1802, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Klára Tóth, b. 18 Dec 1802, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Borbála Tóth, b. 12 Sep 1805, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*József Tóth, (above)
*Mária Tóth, b. 26 Apr 1811, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Zsuzsánna Tóth, b. 30 Aug 1816, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Sándor Tóth, b. 28 Feb 1821, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary

4. István Tóth (noble)
b. abt 1736, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
d. 19 Feb 1798, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
m. Erzsébet Porkoláb (noble); after 1757, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*István Tóth, b. abt 1767, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Márton Tóth, b. 1773/1776, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*József "Gaef" Tóth, b. abt 1775, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
*Mihály Tóth, (above)

5. Mihály Tóth (noble)
b. abt 1716, Hungary
d. 30 Aug 1794, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
m. unknown
*István Tóth, (above)

6. Mihály Tóth (noble)
b. bef 1689, Hungary
d. aft 11 Jul 1755, Tiszadob, Szabolcs, Hungary
m. unknown
*István Tóth, b. abt 1709, Hungary
*Mihály Tóth, (above)