When I first started doing my genealogy research, I learned that my great, great grandfather, Henry Lewis, married a woman named “Anna Roche”. In fact, my great aunt, Grace Lewis” gave me the first first insight into a family that I had only heard of by name. “Anna Roche was born in Brooklyn, but her mother came from Dublin, Ireland, […]
Today I received a copy of Erie Alderman Edward Hayes Death Certificate. Edward was born May 2, 1853 in Limerick, Ireland. One interesting fact about this Death Certificate is that it provides another spelling for his mother’s name. This time we see it as “Coughey”. We have also seen Cowie, Cowhey and Couhy. Click to Enlarge
Colleen’s great, great grandmother Giaele (Jean) Bottomly was born in Rivarolo Mantovano, Italy on December 28, 1870. Rivarolo Mantovano is a commune (municipality) in the Province of Mantua in the northern Italian region Lombardy, located about 110 km southeast of Milan and about 30 km southwest of Mantua. A= Rivarolo Mantovano, Italy B = Lugano, Switzerland c= Le Havre, France […]
I came across this vintage newspaper article about Wylda Baron, great, great aunt of Jean Yerks (Colleen’s mom). It was published in the Chicago Tribune on 7 March 1926. (Click to enlarge) “Windshield, shock absorbers and public attention are parts of this new type of traveling kennel designed by Wylda Baron of Long Island to conform with all state laws concerning the carrying of dogs on automobile running boards. Fido […]
This letter has been handed down through the generations and wound up in my mother’s possession. The envelope that the letter was in was addressed to a Mrs William Russell of Miami, Florida. Across the top of the envelope, it had “Record of Beattie Family from Edith” written on it. I don’t know who she is yet, but suspect that she is […]
When I first took over the family genealogy project from my Uncle Lloyd Lewis, there was one page of his notes that I ignored for some time because the notes he had on the names were scarce. On the top of one page, he wrote the name Kate Sproul Colwell.. Next to it were the names; Lou Colwell Gent, Mary […]
Below is the found Marriage License of William B Yerks & Myrtie Gant, brother of James L. Yerks I. This is the link to our new found relatives in New Jersey. Click on the image below to see a larger copy.