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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Linked to a Irish Tall Tale at A Rootdiggers Sunnyside Blog


Tis a Good day  I bid you. on St. Paddies day. If you wish to hear my Irish tall tale click the picture below and it will take you to my tall tale.
From vintage moth via pininterest

It makes no sense to me why a  german descendant would be convrersing as if she was of Irish descent. but it's done,  so there you have it.
I know so little how the Irish conversed in fairy tales, but I tried. It helped a little to be watching some old Irish movies on Amc tv. In one of them they used thee and thou?? Not sure if that should be the case.  Forgive my errors. Genne Alogist

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From vintage moth via pininterest



Saturday, March 16, 2013

New Dates and Places in Luhmann Lumann file

Genealogy - Family History of Meyer, Luhmann and Reincecke Families
Luhmman, Reinecke  church file



















I thought I 'd get around to sharing the  arootdigger document from Oldendorf with  Dahlenburg, Nahrendorf church archives researched records.The  Luhmann/ Lumann dates and place  changes of their family ancestral history..

Notice that Ms. Mertens father was correct in the previous spelling of the Luhmann name.

Enjoy


Luck of the Draw Story of Luck of a STILLE Find Victory


I had the good luck to find my 
Katharina Margarethe Elisabeth Meyer -- Stille.

That's right. I said I found her in living in Germany 1919 after all that searching in Illinois yesterday.

Go ahead and give me praise it will  feel good.!

Sometimes winning is bittersweet. Don't you agree.
Sometimes it's a victory you didn't  really  earn by hard labor at the moment it happens. Actually I have put time into my search.On and off searches for her with very little to go on.

To make a long story short all I needed was very little information after all. Just her new surname and her birth date. Ancestry.com supplied the rest.
yup. I can say that it was that easy that day after finishing my  post yesterday.

The birth date was fresh in mind not confused by any other's date. I clicked my searching process and was about to click on family tree once I had advanced to that stage and there it was the entry of her name and birth date at census of  Mecklenburg  Ludwigslust- born or in that case Geb.-  2.2.1842 at Eichdorf. which I figured was mine at Lueneburg stadt in Niedersachen.  What luck right. Must be that early st Paddies day coming my way. Normally I would pass over as I cuss the census of Mecklenburg cause it's usually not for me and the first thing I have to get through in order to get to the rest. also most often I find it as error on others pages cause when you enter in Bleckede, it gives you Bleckede Ludwigslust. People who don't know any better select it.

She was Living 1919 at Dömitz Doemitz, Mecklenburg with husband Henry or Heinrich STILLE. Census taken just after W.W.1.  He was born 12 Okt.1839 in Dömitz, Ludwigslust.
Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany 1919 census.
Follow up census is 1900,1890, and  1867. I saw they had  one child Wilhelmeine age o. They  were suppose to have been married around 1867. It may take me awhile to get used to viewing two forms for one year. On another one there  was   a Heinrich STILLE head of household for Domitz,  stadt Domitz too, with three children without birth dates. Minna, a Marie and one other girl [Margarete I think].. But can't call it yet.  Nothing in Family Trees category so far.

The Moral of my story. Don't wish away something you might cuss at the moment cause it just might be really good for you after all. [That is the conflict of my story- Because I must have overlooked and ignored it without knowing I had]  [IF IT HADN'T SAID  GEB. EICHDORF i WOULD HAVE OVERLOOKED IT AGAIN!.]
When I know I am going to be really busy with housework or some big project in the next oncoming weeks that is when the luck of the draw falls my way.
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I  do have good luck.
My happy ending to my story


Note:
I also searched   and saw surnames at that region - Mosel and Drinkhahn because Boizenburg was also given as city once so I ran it through. I am going to browse here  for my Meyer and the Dor Meyer Koenig here too.

Friday, March 15, 2013

U.S. Cities Directories at Ancestry.com; Margarethea Meyer Stile



map of  burned Chicago, Illinois;   Fire 1871 - This image  is in the public domain because its copyright has expired.

 For my post today keep in mind that there is One thing that  hinders our research is the lack of census for our ancestral Illinois inhabitants.

Upon learning that many valuable documents were lost in the Great Chicago fire, I have had to appreciate what is out there for use to fill in the gaps and I think these directories help do that  along with the vitals of Birth, Death, Marriages and  followups checking census on their moves to other regions. Such as census of Reading Iowa to register the time of move and birth  and marriages of  their children.


I wanted to post today to share my great find. Actually a double find which is  an aide for the other in my research .
First find- 
  http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3b/Great_Chicago_Fire_map.jpg
Yes it's a wonderful colorized map of the region of Illinois  that burned  Oct.,10,1871. It concerns me because I still search for a Margret Stiles or Stille,  [Geb.  February 02, 1842.];  whom maybe perished during the fire.

Second main find
Ancestry.com delux  carries some U.SA. city  directories.. My interest  of course for Stile  lies in Chicago in the map area.  It was Not  the only place I happened to discover it, I saw it  while looking into the Heinrich Dohrman tree who lived in Will county, Illinois about 1870. Directories listed a few years for maybe  him all the way to 1885 or 6. The thing is even though I was researching for Joliet, Will county Illinois, it was showing content for Chicago for others on the page. So why Not swing that way. [My Adhd is no problem for me!!]

 It wasn't long before I was using the directories  for more  unsolved people from my Meyer family tree book inserts .As I said,  I left the tree family history research of  Dohrmann, with the  Frotscher, Vogel, Seil  who were suppose to live near by and  I moved on to Stille.

I copied  down a few names for Stiehl, Stile, Stiles, and Stille. And checking 1870 census closely. Double checking who was missing the following years of the male Stiles. All different locations. In a fragment of a memory of something ol' M&M said once, the location Des Plaines, Illinois  jumped out at me.
And remembering this might give a hint that our Margret Meyer Stiles died :

Always Helpful Ancestry link says "Generally a city directory will contain an alphabetical list of citizens, listing the names of the heads of households, their addresses, and occupational information. Sometimes a wife's name will be listed in parentheses or italics following the husband's. Other helpful information might include death dates for individuals who had been listed in the previous year's directory, names of partners in firms, and forwarding addresses or post offices for people who had moved to another town"

There was one Elizabeth who probably came from Hesse Cassel and maybe born 1823. Not mine. Need to check this Elizabeth Stiles  in detail further.

Search > Schools, Directories & Church Histories > City & Area Directories > U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)

 More time is needed to return to this with  Katharina Margarethe Elisabeth, Geb.  February 02, 1842.  birth in mind. She's the only Margarete  that is mentioned as a child  of  Juergen Friedrich Meyer family History. 
Remember the Meyer book rarely mentioned the children of his second marriage, only that I know of in His sons obituary. There was a list of  sister siblings of Fred and William Meyer, but no exact information other than Margarete marrying  a Stiles or Stille.Stille  who could in fact be from Norway or Sweden. Who knows?.

There is always new information being introduced at Ancestry.com. More and more work is done with Graves stones such as Find a Grave and Rabbit- Grave resources. I must definitely pursue cemeteries again.


Sources:  
-http://arootdigger.blogspot.com/
-http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3b/Great_Chicago_Fire_map.jpg
Original Domain  Of map has expired.- This image is a derivative work of the following images:
File:1869_chicago.jpg licensed with PD-old 2005-08-12T08:01:34Z SPUI 4902x6376 (9280310 Bytes) {{PD}} 1869 map of Chicago from [http://www.davidrumsey.com/ davidrumsey.com]. [[Category:Maps of Chicago]]  Uploaded atWiki link with derivativeFX

-Ancestry.com Source Information: 
Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data: Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory title page image for full title and publication information.
About U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta):
This database is a collection of directories for U.S. cities and counties in various years. The database currently contains directories for all states except Alaska.





Notes about my research with the directories and family names: 
- I  also pursued and copied down potential names of  Seil's witnesses for his naturalization.- Meissenger, and Shaw hoping to see Seil mention the same year. More time needed about 1879 and 1880.
- Later on , I might even check the fire  that roared in Pestigo, Wisconsin at the same time.in 1871 for any Stille or Meyer info.



Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My new available email





I hate to miss your valuable family information or your personal comments pertaining to the wonderful field of family Genealogy.
Lately, I seem to have some hitch hikers hitching  a ride. So for the time being I have eliminated the  ability to comment.even though it spoils it for the rest of you. But if you like just email me at my new email account and If you want it as a  comment  I'll post it myself.
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