"Good point! But I would substitute "more" for "better". Again, I was amazed to find that my great grandfather had been baptized as a catholic. He didn't have much say at two days old. But in America, our…"
"Helen, I was surprised to learn that my great grand father was baptized in Germany as a Catholic. Once in America, he became a Protestant. So you might consider that possibility. I was able to get a record from the Catholic…"
I am interested in information about Elise Merzenich. Born 14 oct 1807. Died 21 Apr 1902. She was my GreatGreat Grandmother. Live in Cologne. Married to Ferdinand Esias Haentzschel. She was the mother of my Great Grandfather Carl Gustav Esias Haentzschel See More
"I did some more checking. You are right. The Chapel of the Flowers closed. The building which is probably on the historic register is still there. I found it on Google street view. Now there are some businesses there including a guitar shop My…"
""Little Chapel of the Flowers" aka "Hull and Sons, Inc" was (and I think still is) located at 3051 Adeline Av, Berkeley CA. It was a funeral parlor and they did do cremations, but no cremains were stored there. I have…"
"I have thought some more about this. I would be interested to hear the results you get from the death cert. If he died and was buried in SF, you may have trouble. Those cemeteries were closed and the remains moved to Colma.…"
"Yes the earthquake/fire is one of my biggest problems. Do you see any info in the 1910 and 1920 Federal census? Did your ancestor stay in the SF Bay Area?
My dad was born in SF a year before the quake, so finding "paper" to…"
Hello All, I have been a member of "genealogywise for some time, but I just joined this group. My struggle has been with researching for info on my great grand parents who resided in San Francisco in the late 1800's (pre- earthquake). More on that later.I just noticed Marilyn P Clark's comment about naturalization records. I went through that search process. First I found my (German) great grand father listed in the "Index to Declaration of Intention and Petitions for Naturalization" on…See More
"I don't disagree with Ellen's comment. I just believe that you need to follow every clue and investigate every possibility. With the outbreak of WWI, many German immigrants in this country applied for citizenship because of the…"
"Did August Post become a naturalized US citizen? If so, his citizenship papers would show his place of birth. That's how I found my great grandfather's birth place. Depending how long he lived, some of the US census show…"
"The recent messages about finding ancestors on "Emihamm" was very interesting to me. I hadn't heard about that site. I took a look, but I don't know how to use it. My problem is that I am trying to learn more…"
"Hi All, I decided that in addition to the "Peterson Group", I might get some ideas about how to proceed from this group. Here's what I know about my great grandmother, Mary Peterson. MARY PETERSON has…"