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Re: BOBENRIETH in Durham

Posted: 26 Oct 2011 10:27PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Bobenrieth, Armstrong
Dave - Marie Marthe was born in Lyon to Marie Anne Lemble born in Roderen 4, 9, 1832 and Francois Josephe Bobenrieth born in Thann 31,1, 1835. Marie was the 3rd child. Joseph Victor born 4, 8, 1857 in Oullins, Pierre Paul born 2,2,1860 in Oullins. Marie was born in Lyon arrondissement 3. Her brother Eugene Louis was also born in Lyon 3 9,7, 1871 and moved in early 1890 to South America. The family in Chile is part of this family. The Lyon, Oullins records are on-line in the Lyon archives without a fee.

I found alot of information on Marie Marthe once I found my cousins in England and France they advised that Marie Marthe died in 1955 in Hyeres, France. She was married to y great-grandfather John Armstrong, a civil engineer, and they left London in 1933 and moved to Hyeres. I visited their villa with my cousin who is fluent in french and we were able to view the villa Lénsoulleilado. It is listed on the internet in the countries cultural website due to the age of the home, the plantings and the features of the home. John built the additions and there are beautiful stained glass windows in the oak study. I was able to photograph the documents pertaining to the sale and visited the archives to obtain documents on their residence and found Marie Marthe on the voters list. MM's father died in 1871 and the mother re-married 2 more times. One of the brothers Joseph Victor died in 1862 in Oullins. Pierre Paul married 3 times also. If you would like their information I can certainly provide that to you. I received pictures from the relatives in Santiago of Eugene Louis and also have a photo of MM. Jean-Marie and I visited and I provided him with information and I have more to give to him. I have not been able to keep up with my work schedule and family history but hope now that the weather is changing and I don't have the good weather to spend in the yard or the outdoors I hope to compile everything for Jean Marie. I still have to follow-up with a few things in France to add to MM's history. She was cremated - no burial in Hyeres but I need to write to France for them to check the records. It takes a bit of effort as I either have to get my cousin to translate or I have to use translator and spruce up the grammar to ask the questions of the archive in Hyeres. I am also trying to get more documents from the legal firm in Hyeres that handled the house sale. MM was well educated and had been sent to Austria to study and take care of a child. She moved to Middlesex England and married my great grandfather in 1890 after which they moved to Acton and then Ealing, England - a 20 minute train ride from London. I have the marriage information from the Quaker meeting house in London - John was Quaker - MM was not. The family referred to her as MM. Very pretty when young. Let me know if you wish any more information and thank you for enquiring again.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Dave Bobenrieth 30 Dec 1999 12:00PM GMT 
fhc3343529 11 Dec 2004 7:32PM GMT 
stevenmrobb 29 Sep 2009 3:55PM GMT 
angsarber 5 Sep 2010 2:41AM GMT 
stevenmrobb 6 Sep 2010 6:35PM GMT 
dboben 26 Oct 2011 10:09PM GMT 
angsarber 27 Oct 2011 4:27AM GMT 
dboben 30 Oct 2011 2:09PM GMT 
angsarber 31 Oct 2011 3:24AM GMT 
dboben 31 Oct 2011 10:52PM GMT 
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