December 10, 2003
I am researching: the DILL and RIBSTEIN families
in the Rochester/Irondequoit areas of Monroe County
in New York State, prior to 1925.
I seek verification of the names: to my great-grandfather,
and my great-grandmother.
Grandmother Lois DILL Spanel:
was married before 1925, and born before 1900, in Rochester
or Irondequoit. Her mother's maiden name: was RIBSTEIN.
Lois DILL was the second child and first daughter of 4 DILL:
Vincent, Lois, Harriet, and Gertrude. Only Lois, and Harriet,
Gertrude DILL remained a maiden, and a vigorous swimmer amidst the lakes upstate. Vincent DILL remained a widower:
his wife died in childbirth.
There are many DILL in New York State, with American
ancestry that goes way back. My great-grandmother
was a RIBSTEIN: from Alsace-Lorraine.
THE RIBSTEIN SISTERS were Germanic-French.
They arrived to Rochester around the age of 14:
in 1895? in 1890? I need their arrival date verified.
Maiden names are hard to trace, in-general.
THE RIBSTEIN SISTERS were said to be: Gertrude and Christine. Christine RIBSTEIN was said to become
However, I need to verify the name of Gertrude RIBSTEIN:
to verify the name of my great-grandmother's FIRST name.
RIBSTEIN was definitely her maiden name.
RIBSTEIN was verified by a living family member
who was born in Rochester.
Gertrude RIBSTEIN does not yet show up in censuses.
The date of her marriage to Mr. DILL would also be helpful.
Verification would be prior to 1900. She was said to
have become a young widow with 4 children to raise on her own. The death date of my great-grandparents would also
I definitely prefer to pinpoint the arrival date of THE RIBSTEIN SISTERS in Rochester/Irondequoit/Monroe County.
They were said to have two brothers.
Does anybody whom is LIVING remember George and Gustave RIBSTEIN? They lived to be old men in upstate New York. Both were born prior to 1890. I wonder if George & Gustave RIBSTEIN were the brothers to THE RIBSTEIN SISTERS, Christine and Gertrude. Any leads?
Anybody remember the RIBSTEIN of Pine Hill, New York?
Were those RIBSTEIN related to the Ribstein in Rochester and Irondequoit?
THE RIBSTEIN SISTERS, my great-grandmother and great-aunt: were Catholic. I would like to verify: the faith and ethnicity of Mr. DILL, my great-grandfather.www.dill-family-reunion-org
has a fine, in-depth-site.
Its proud DILL are of Scot-Presbyterian origin!
My DILL search: must focus upon the RIBSTEIN link
with my great-grandparents AND with Rochester/Irondequoit/ the Monroe County area of New York State.www.johnmerkel.com
has a phenomenal site
with comprehensive genealogy about Rochester.
John Merkel has authored numerous, fine messages
. I hope that he can help my search.
Any one whom corresponds with John Merkel is welcome
to contact me about my DILL and RIBSTEIN search.
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, St. Michael's Church, or
St. Leo's Benevolent Society: would be helpful with
ancestral links to DILL and RIBSTEIN.
Any genealogicial research will be appreciated:
about the DILL and RIBSTEIN families, prior to 1925,
in the Rochester/Irondequoit/Monroe County area
of New York State.
With Thanks From:
query posted: December 10, 2003