Hello! seeking any thoughts on this kin of mine. Rachel is a 3rd great grandmother to me. I have found her 2 marriage records, the 1850 & 60 census' of her married to Samuel Guitar. (This surname underwent the change~ to Degrant.) Samuels Brother John's grave is supposedly marked JOHN DEGRANT.
my Samuel vanishes after the 1860 census. i wonder if he died in the Civil war... and RAchel Remarried to a WILLIAM BEGELMEYER in st. Gen co on 19 June 1869. after this-- i lose her...
"Begelmeyer" doesnt seem to exist... i suspsct its a phonetic mistake on the rec book. i have seen the image on ancestry, and it looks like Begelmeyer.
Nor have I EVER found Wm or Rachael on any 1870 census.in or out of Missouri. I am really wondering if he should be William BECKMEYER/beckenmeyer~
him ive found in St. Gen co. Mo.... he marries in 1872 to Martha Jane Lutman. Ive never found Rachels death or burial.
ive contacted tree owners who list that Wm. Beckemeyer but they have no idea if he was married prior to thier Martha Jane Lutman in 1872. i find no records of him prior to this either.
At any rate... just putting this out there for the Guitar-DeGrant researchers.