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Surname Saturday #3: Adas


My paternal grandmother's surname is Adas. Before immigrating to America, they were ethnic Kashubians from West Prussia. It was my grandmother's great-grandfather that immigrated to America in 1872. He first settled in Detroit, Michigan, married and started a family before he migrated to Chicago. Here is what I know on my Adas family:

1. Mary Louise Adas
b. 02 Mar 1940, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
d. 03 May 1986, Burbank, Cook County, Illinois
m. John Gombash, Sr.; 30 Nov 1957, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Children omitted for privacy.

2. Edward Robert Adas, Sr.
b. 14 Apr 1911, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
d. 10 Jan 1962, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
m. Martha Violet Czarny; 16 May 1934, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Mary Louise Adas, (above)
*Edward Robert Adas, Jr., b. 08 Sep 1941

3. Joseph Adas
b. 21 May 1882, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
d. 20 Feb 1939, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
m. Josephine Domagalski; 11 Oct 1903, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Anna Adas, b. 26 Jul 1904, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Thomas L. Adas, b. 19 Dec 1905, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Joseph Vincent Adas, b. 27 Oct 1907, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Lawrence Adas, b. 01 Sep 1909, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
*Edward Robert Adas, Sr., (above)
*Raymund Adas, b. 18 Aug 1913

4. Joseph Vincenz Adass
b. 21 Jan 1853, Oslanin, Putzig parish, West Prussia
d. 21 Sep 1932, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois
m. Marianna Rosalia Plotzke; 18 Jan 1874, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan
*John A. Adas, b. 18 Nov 1874
*Mary Annie Adas, b. 01 Feb 1878
*Martha R. Adas, b. 08 Feb 1880
*Joseph Adas, (above)
*Frank Martin Adas, b. 11 Sep 1884
*Rosalia Adas, b. 18 Feb 1889

5. Johann Adass
b. 31 Oct 1825, Blansekow, Putzig parish, West Prussia
d. 1852, Oslanin, Putzig parish, West Prussia
m. Marianna Meina/Meyna; 15 Oct 1850, Putzig, Putzig parish, West Prussia
*Marianna Adass, b. 08 Dec 1851
*Joseph Vincenz Adass, (above)

6. Anton Adass
b. 15 Sep 1788, Blansekow, Putzig parish, West Prussia
d. before 23 Nov 1840, Oslanin, Putzig parish, West Prussia
m. Marianna Kolp; 25 Nov 1821, Putzig, Putzig parish, West Prussia
*Joseph Adass, b. 02 Feb 1823
*Johann Adass, (above)
*Anton Valentin Adass, b. 07 Feb 1830
*Marianna Adass, b. 19 Jan 1833
*Franz Adass, b. 06 Jun 1836
*Christina Adass, b. 01 Oct 1839

7. George Adass
b. about 1750
d. unknown
m. Anna Hirt; 28 Sep 1777, Putzig, Putzig parish, West Prussia
*Johannes Adass, b. 08 Oct 1778
*Barbara Adass, b. 17 Mar 1780
*Marianna Adass, b. 22 May 1782
*Catharina Adass, b. 08 May 1784
*Michael Adass, b. 05 Sep 1786
*Anton Adass, (above)
*Christina Adass, b. 30 Oct 1792
*Jacob Adass, b. 5 Jul 1794
*Matthias Adass, b. 28 Feb 1800

Surname Saturday #2: Rodgers (Yes, it's almost a week late!)

My mother's family, the Rodgers, have been in America since the early 18th century; immigrating from Ireland in 1718 and settling in Pennsylvania, before migrating to the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, onward to Eastern Tennessee, then to Alabama and finally to Mississippi. Here's what I know:

1. Thomas Thurman Rodgers
b. 15 Jun 1928, Duck Hill, Montgomery County, Mississippi
d. 11 Feb 1983, Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky
m. Elaine Florella Stuempges; 01 Dec 1961, Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana
*Children omitted for privacy.

2. Fred Lamar Rodgers
b. 22 Feb 1900, Carrollton, Carroll County, Mississippi
d. 10 Jul 1958, Duck Hill, Montgomery County, Mississippi
m. Ellen Inez Martin; 10 Jun 1917, Grenada, Grenada County, Mississippi
*Children omitted for privacy.

3. Allen Parks Rodgers
b. 29 Jun 1873, Carroll County, Mississippi
d. 14 Apr 1945, Duck Hill, Montgomery County, Mississippi
m1. Minnie Josephine Vance; 08 Jan 1894, Eskridge, Montgomery County, Mississippi
m2. Fannie Davidson; 23 May 1920, Montgomery County, Mississippi
*Joe Allen Rodgers, b. 06 Nov 1896
*Norman Lester Rodgers, b. 09 Jan 1897
*Fred Lamar Rodgers, (above)
*John Archie Rodgers, Sr., b. 04 Feb 1906
*Nancy Martha Rodgers, b. 29 Jun 1922
*William Chatham Rodgers, b. 10 Jul 1926
*Ruth Jane Rodgers, b. 30 Nov 1932

4. Allen Rodgers
b. 17 Apr 1820, Clarke County, Alabama
d. 11 Aug 1894, Carroll County, Mississippi
m1. Judith Walker McGehee; 05 Jan 1843, Lauderdale County, Mississippi
m2. Nancy Abigail Chatham; 08 Aug 1860, Carroll County, Misssissippi
*Andrew Jackson Rodgers, b. 29 Sep 1843
*Mary J. Rodgers, b. 27 Feb 1846
*James Hays Rodgers, b. 03 Nov 1848
*Alice Virginia Rodgers, b. 26 Jan 1851
*Allen Jasper Rodgers, b. 12 Sep 1853
*William Franklin Rodgers, b. 12 Sep 1853
*Ellen Frances Rodgers, b. 07 Oct 1856
*Evie Evelyn Rodgers, b. 06 Jul 1863
*Ada Elizabeth Rodgers, b. 25 May 1865
*Ida L. Rodgers, b. 01 May 1870
*Alma Gertrude Rodgers, b. 15 Jan 1872
*Allen Parks Rodgers, (above)
*Cicero Stephen Rodgers, b. Jan 1875

5. Hays Rodgers, Sr.
b. 01 Feb 1793, Greene County, Tennessee
d. Dec 1862, Pine Springs, Lauderdale County, Mississippi
m. Mary A. Scott; 16 Dec 1816, Clarke County, Alabama
*Lewis Rodgers, b. 20 Sep 1817
*James Rodgers, b. 03 Nov 1819
*Allen Rodgers, (above)
*Jackson Rodgers, b. 1821
*Susannah, b. 10 Feb 1822
*Stephan, b. 25 Jan 1824
*William Hays Rodgers, b. 29 Jan 1826
*Mary Ann Rodgers, b. 17 Mar 1828
*Timothy Rodgers, b. 04 Apr 1830
*Hays Rodgers, Jr., b. 01 Nov 1832
* Wilson Rodgers, b. 02 Sep 1834
*John W. Rodgers, b. 09 Nov 1836
*Elizabeth Rodgers, b. 26 Mar 1839
*Martha Jane Rodgers, b. 18 Oct 1844

6. James Rodgers
b. 1767-1769, Virginia
d. after 07 Aug 1826, Copiah County, Mississippi
m. Elly Hays; 20 Dec 1790, Greene County, Tennessee
*Elizabeth Rodgers, b. 25 Dec 1791
*Hays Rodgers, Sr., (above)
*Daughter Rodgers, b. 1794
*Absalom Rodgers, b. 1795
*Margaret "Peggy" Rodgers, b. 1797
*Susannah Rodgers, b. 09 Nov 1799
*Harvey Rodgers, b. 1800
*Elly Rodgers, b. abt 1801
*Polly Rodgers, b. 1806
*Napoleon Bonaparte Rodgers, b. 1808
*Lavenia J. Rodgers, b. 1819

7. James Rodgers
b. 1732-1745, place unknown
d. between Jul 1794 and Feb 1795, Greene County, Tennessee
m. Margaret; 21 May 1766, Augusta County, Virginia
*James Rodgers, (above)
*Joseph Rodgers, b. 1767-1769
*Thomas Rodgers, b. 1770
*John Rodgers, b. bef 1782
*Samuel Rodgers, b. 1775-1781
*Sarah Rodgers, b. bef 1784
*Margaret "Peggy" Rodgers, b. abt 1781
*Jane Rodgers, b. unknown

8. James Rodgers
b. unknown, Ireland
d. before 22 May 1760, Augusta County, Virginia
m. possibly Ann
*James Rodgers, (above)
*Thomas Rodgers, b. abt 1740
*John Rodgers, b. unknown

FamilySearch Find of the Day: My Long-Lost Aunt


A few weeks ago, I was doing some indexing and arbitrating for the Hungarian civil registration records on FamilySearch Indexing. To my surprise, it was my great-grandfather's town of Büdszentmihály, in Szabolcs county! Within the first few batches, I came upon a birth record for a Gombás child. I immediately saw the father's name was Gombás Sándor (the name of my 2nd-great-grandfather), but kind of pushed it off the burner thinking I had all the children for my 2nd-great-grandparents. But then I saw the house number Sándor was living in; it was the house number MY Sándor had grew up and lived in! I went down and looked at the mother's name, and there she was.. my 2nd-great-grandmother, Tóth Eszter. I was blown away that I had found a sibling to my great-grandfather that I hadn't known about. I stopped indexing and analyzed the whole record, extracted the information and went and saved the actual image off FamilySearch. To my delight, the record gave mention of the child's date of death and the record number! The two records below are the child's birth record and death record, respectively.

Entry Number: 73
Place: Szentmihályon (in Szentmihály)
Date of Registration: 30 November 1895
Name of Informant: Schwart Fáni
Occupation: Midwife
Residence: Szentmihály
Father: Gombás Sándor
Religion: Evangelical Reformed
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: Szentmihály, House Number 1041
Place of Birth: Szentmihály
Age: 23
Mother: Tóth Eszter
Religion: Evangelical Reformed
Occupation: Homemaker
Residence: Szentmihály
Place of Birth: Tiszadob, Szabolcs county
Age: 21
Place of Birth: Szentmihály, House Number 1041
Date of Birth: 26 November 1895, 9am
Gender: Female
Religion: Evangelical Reformed
Name: Eszter
Notes (bottom):
Schwartz Fáni was the midwife.
Notes (top left):
The child died on 14 December 1895, entry number 47.


Entry Number: 47
Place: Szentmihályon (in Szentmihály)
Date of Registration: 15 December 1895
Name of Informant: S. Nagy Sándor (who is this man??)
Occupation: Farmer
Residence: Szentmihály, House Number 352
Name of Deceased: Gombás Eszter
Religion: Evangelical Reformed
Residence: Szentmihály, House Number 1041
Place of Birth: Szentmihály
Age: 19 days
Father: Gombás Sándor, farmer in Szentmihály
Mother: Tóth Eszter, homemaker in Szentmihály
Place of Death: Szentmihály, House Number 1041
Date of Death: 14 December 1895, 8pm
Cause of Death: Congenital disease
Notes: S. Nagy Sándor was the informant of the death.