The WikiTree Challenge 2021 Week 48

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Date: 1 Dec 2021 to 8 Dec 2021
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WikiTree Challenge Week 48

Guest Star: Mary Roddy

Notes From Mary

  • Her favorite ancestor is gg grandfather John Seals (?). Dresses up a Santa Claus (s) for all holidays. He lived 26 miles from Dublin, but she don't know who his parents are. His wife was Mary Devlin, they have a huge monument Amador County, california - Mary Devlin Fields beloved wife of John - his name is not on the stone. Has a name for her father, but doesn't have anything on her mom.
  • Bradley family - 10 kids in family named 3 sisters, those three sisters married three men with the surname Bradley = can't find Nancy Mc(?)
  • Brick wall - Bradley family - Rev. James family will - that is another story - he was a priest for over 50 years - they all seem to be related to him - left a will with $85,000 in it. Only 2 siblings were still alive. Can't find Nancy McGillan. don't know her husband. don't know who their parents are. Lisbon named in the Parish, can't find where Lisbon is. She zoomed in and finally found Lisbon, but cannot find who the parents are. When one of the sisters died in 1883 or 1884, she was 117 years old, she has the baptism record - but it has to be wrong.
  • Mary has a lot of notes on the Bradley line. If you want to work on that line, let me or Cheryl know and we'll get those to you.
  • Her gg grandfather Charles Kircher 1821 his parents he didn't get married until the 3rd child - the grooms parents did not approve of the bride's family. They thought they were pretty educated. They looked down their nose at her.
  • 5th g grandfather - was a Cantor - Jacob Kircher (/) would like to go further.
  • Springer] family lived in Germany and emigrated to America lived in Salina - grand father was a cooper - and a brother was a cooper - their father died in 1864 and was survived by 6 children and she only knows 2 of them. Friedrich Springer - University in Illinois 1864 found his name there, but does not give his six children's names. She really appreciates somebody doing this. Birth place for Johannes Springer born 30 Jan 1827 is said to be Kapellen-Drusweiler, Südliche Weinstraße, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.


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  • Tip: The census records are a good start, and you should be able to find images of all the birth records for each child on irishgenealogy. They have exact birth date, places, fathers Occupation, and mother’s maiden names. Once you get that, you can search for the marriage of the parents, and that gives their fathers names. The civil records are great, but only go back to 1864 for births, a bit earlier for marriages.

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Free Space Pages

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Military Profiles

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Brick Walls

Paternal Brick Walls

Needs Work

  1. Anna Elizabeth (Lauer) Mechling

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