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Brick Walls we all have them

who has pulled down a brick wall and how was this done/ Who has hit a brick wall?

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My brick in the wall, Cordella? Peck abt 1818

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Info on 5xgreat grandparents

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Help to find correct birth year

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Comment by Daniel M. Ream on August 9, 2009 at 1:31pm
My brick wall is trying to find the parents of my ggggrandfather Peter RIEHM REAM. He was born in 1786 passed away in 1858. His wife was Anna Catherine Zeller. She was from Snyder Co. PA She was born in 1786 and passed away on 1860. They were married in 1814. Do not know where. Most of the children were born in Lycoming Co. PA I found him on a 1830 census in Lycoming Co. PA They moved to Coshocton OH in 1850 then moved to Clay Co. IN, in 1852 and stayed.
Comment by Debra on August 8, 2009 at 4:00pm
Two of my brickwalls.
WIlliam Hudson and Mary Virginia of Delaware.Their daughter Mary was born between 1872 and 1875.She was marreid to Harry Evans of Philadelphia,son of J.Judson Evans and Mary Fly.
Elizabeth Britton of NJ married Asher Morse. Their daughter Lydia married John DeBow of Monmouth,New Jersey..
Comment by Brenda Faye Joiner on July 25, 2009 at 3:21pm
My Brick Wall is my GGGrandparents, Joseph Alexander DANIEL and his wife, Lovis Catherine DRAKE Daniel.

Joseph was born 1836 in Newton County, (Covington, I think), Georgia. I canot find anything about who his parents and siblings were.

Joseph, Lovis and their three children, Andrew Jackson Daniel, b. 1856 in Georgia, Sarah Daniel, b. 1858 and Henry Alden Daniel, b. 1860, both born in Talladega, Alabama, resided here in Talladega, according to the 1860 Census.
Henry Alden was my GGrandfather.

Joseph mustered into the Army here in Talladega during the Civil War. He wa a member of 30th Alabama Infantry, and fought in the Battle of Chicamauga, where he died of disease in 1863. He is buried in the Civil War Cemetery in Chattanooga. I have a picture of his grave, which I secured off a Civil War website.

Lovis Catherine DRAKE Daniel was born 1837 in Newton County, Georgia. As far as I have been able to determine, her parents were Josiah and Lucretia (Graham) Drake. I located her on the 1850 Newton County Census,and then, again, inl 1860 when she was living with Joseph and their children here in Talladega.

I would appreciate any help anyone could give me on my brick walls.
Comment by jennifer suzanne dawson on July 23, 2009 at 9:09pm
I haven't seen my brickwall entry about Carter .Have I done it wrong?
Comment by sandra potts on July 23, 2009 at 12:29pm
My brick wall is my gggrandmother AMANDA GREEN born 1824 in Warren county, New Jersey. Married to William Wornstaff (Warnstaff) on 24 November 1844 in Louisa County, Iowa. Moved to Oregon sometime around 1855 and then to Washington around 1887. Rumor has it that she's buried in Ione, Oregon but I haven't been able to confirm that. I need her parents names and the names of any siblings. Also if she really is buried in Oregon. Any help would be appreciated.
Comment by Betty Jo Blevins on July 23, 2009 at 7:02am
My brick wall is my great great grandfather. He came from Wales but entered where? Thought I found the infor at Philaelphia, PA port but the date entered is two years after his first son was born in Maryland. Any suggestions?
Comment by genesnoopy on July 22, 2009 at 1:08pm
grand father...born Marc August BAUD.... used name BAUDET, HOWARD.... and died using 1st name SIMON.... Marriage cert says born in Switerland.... all others born in France....he literally fell off the map for some 20 years !!! HELP...
Comment by Jamie on July 22, 2009 at 12:57pm
my brick wall is my great grandfather, William Howard Hunt. He was born Feb. 22, 1876 in Salem, VA. and died around 1900. He married Lillie Belle Watson in Llano, TX. She was born June 30, 1882 in Llano, and died in 1934 in San Angelo, TX. They had one son, my grandfather, Thomas Rae Hunt. I can not find any info on either of William or Lillies families. No records of any kind. My grandfather had told the family not to try to find his family, seems like there is no way to find them?
Comment by Elizabeth Graf on July 22, 2009 at 12:40pm
One of my brick wall is my great grandmother Catherine Rita Ford's parents. She immigrated from Ireland to Philadelphia PA. on the Lord Gough in June 1884. This information I got from my grandfather before he died. I have found her and her siblings on the ships log. They are sister Bridget age 16 years, who was employed as a servant, Kate( my g-grandmother) 14, brothers Patrick 11 and Martin age 8. Also listed was a Thomas age 8 who no one in my family has ever heard of. Surname is spelled Forde on ship list but Ford in all censuses. No adult Forde/Ford are listed as traveling with the children . My grandfather also said that his mother was from Loughrea, Galway, Ireland. She married Ellis P. Lafferty on 11 June, 1900 in Philadelphia. For birth date "age 26 years" is written on the marriage application and birth place as "Ireland". Parents names were not asked for. I believe that they were married at St. Anthony of Padue in Philadenphia. On all documents I can find, her birth place is listed as Ireland. The 1900 census says Catherine was born May 1874. Brother Patrick says he was born on Aug. 20 1870 in Wicklow, Ireland on his marriage application. Martin lists his birth date as 29 March 1874 in Galway Ireland on his marriage application and 19 March 1875 on his WW1 draft card. Bridget never married and worked as a servant all her life. She never was naturalized. I believe she was born 1868 from census records that I think are hers. The only one that I believed was naturalized was Martin though I can not find records. Catherine died on 17 March 1965 according to what my father told me but neither he or my aunt know where she or her husband who died in January 1955 are buried. It is either Philadelphia or possibly New Jersey. I have not been able to find any records of social security for any of them.I do not know if the Ford children's parents immigrated before the children, or if the children were orphans. Unfortunately the crucial 1890 census records are gone as is my grandfather who might have known. Irish civil records have not been of help nor the catholic records for Loughrea. If anyone can think of any places I can search I would appreciate it.
As for breaking down brick walls, for my civil was ancestors, National Archives pension records have helped. On the downside, they cost a lot ($75 for full pension records) and take a long time to get (6 weeks to 4 months) if you order them. For my British ancestors the BMD index has helped out a lot for ancestors after 1837! Records you order get to the states in about 1-2 weeks.
Comment by Lewis Stein on July 22, 2009 at 8:41am
My most important brick wall concerns my maternal grandfather, Philip Silverberg. I think that he was from Smila in the Ukraine, that he was an orphan and that he and a friend began to walk out of Russia when he was eight years old. He arrived in the US when he was about seventeen. He never talked about his childhood, and when I would ask him where he was born, his stock answer was "I was born when I came to America." He once told me that he and his friend worked on a cattle boat. I have never been able to find any evidence of his entry and I kind of think that maybe they jumped ship at some point. He first appears in the 1900 census for Easton, PA which indicates that he had applied for naturalization. The 1920 census for Midland, PA indicates he arrived in the US in 1892 and that he was naturalized in 1900, but I can't find any record.
I know that his friend wound up in Perth Amboy, NJ and I have spoken to his family members. They know about everyone else in the family, except him. Again no record of his entry
I must be missing something.

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