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Genealogy in St. Louis

Discussion of genealogy and history topics related to St. Louis.

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Members: 85
Latest Activity: Dec 8, 2013

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Introductions and Surnames

Started by John Newmark. Last reply by Mary Farrelly Jan 21, 2013. 27 Replies


Started by Patricia T. Hefferon. Last reply by Ellen Naliboff Jan 17, 2010. 7 Replies

St. Louis Census by address

Started by Katie H. Last reply by Katie H Oct 5, 2009. 3 Replies

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Comment by Rick Elgin on August 22, 2009 at 8:25am
My grandmother, Elveta Davion, was born in St Louis in 1906. Her mother, Marie Lowers, was from IL and her father, Joseph Davion, we're not sure of at this point. We believe he came to St Louis for the 1904 World's Fair for work from either Mexico or California. He spoke Spanish and English and claimed to be American Indian.
After the World's Fair, I believe he went looking for work and ended up in Peoria, IL where he met Marie. We do not know where they got married, but I have found Joseph was back in St Louis by 1906 and lived there til he died in 1940.
Together they had 6 children. In 1917, Marie suddenly left Joseph and took the oldest child, which was my grandmother and returned to IL. She changed her last name as well did Joseph. He placed the children into a Catholic Boys Orphanage for a couple of years. He changed his name to Joseph Valencia, remarried, took custody of the children again and settled in Jennings and got a job as a janitor at St Lawrence O'Toole's, which he worked until his death.

What I am attempting to locate is any Catholic School records from about 1911-1918 that would have been operational in the 3800 block of Duncan, 3600 block of Clark, 2400 block of S. 2nd and 3700 block of Hickory.
Is there any chance that the Catholic Schools would share such info or class pictures?

Thank you,
Comment by Terry Chaplin on August 22, 2009 at 7:27am
I am researching a relative who moved with her family to St Louis in 1805. Her name was Sarah (Chaplin) Kingsley Brown. I think Mr Brown was a merchant but am not sure. Her letters say they were living in Carrondelet (Vide Poche) in 1813, after that I can find no record. Would appreciate any ideas on where to start looking.
Comment by Jean Unland on August 7, 2009 at 5:43pm
Hi, I am new here, but wanted to say hello, and let you all know, I have information on family as well, Unlands mainly, but do have some Murphy information, and a little on some Westerholds. Mainly, I have the Unland line. Thanks.
Comment by Karen Dickey Kleinberg on July 24, 2009 at 6:27am
I am a native of Berkeley (suburb of St. Louis) until I moved to Farmington 31 years ago with my husband who is from Bellefontaine Neighbors.

We are researching and learning about the following families; Kleinberg, Dohrendorf, Perringer/Pirringer, Mahlin, Dickey, Politte, Gleb, Wagner, Cushing, Canter and any and all ancestors and descendants of them.

Would love to get and share information about any of these families!!
Comment by Robert Hamilton on July 22, 2009 at 3:56pm
I am a native St, Louisian. Until 6 years old we lived in Overland then moved to Jennings where I lived until joining the Navy at 17.
My interests are Hamilton, Fasnet, Delisle
Comment by Paul Block on July 21, 2009 at 5:12pm
I am a native of St Louis. I am a descendant of the Czech Jewish Block family, as well as many German families including Gaubatz, Baumann, Schibi, with interest in the Saugrain and von Phul families of early St Louis.
Comment by Catherine Cord Humphreys on July 20, 2009 at 3:36pm
I am a St. Louis native and looking for more information on my fathers family, Cord, Evil, Andrews, Aschen and Larsen I know more about the Cord's than any of the other branches.
Comment by P. Davidson-Peters on July 19, 2009 at 9:38am
In case anyone is interested and was unaware of the new memorial marker in Calvary Cemetery honoring the early founders, you can see a photo of the monument (with close up of the names by clicking that photo), as well as the information I gathered on them at the following link.

Do hope to hear from others who have connections to the early settlers. :)
Comment by Barbara Cunningham on July 18, 2009 at 7:37pm
I am looking for any information on Abraham Marcia, also known as Abram Marcia, who quite possibly was actually Abraham Mercier, born in Missouri 12 October 1828. Supposedly, he grew up in the St. Louis area, but I do not know this.
Comment by Theodore Edward Barklage III on July 17, 2009 at 6:03pm
I am a St Louis native looking for information on the surname Barklage. Will appreciate any information you come across.

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