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Catherine Laubenstein

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Re: Catherine Laubenstein

Posted: 13 Jan 2012 8:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Rich,

The only information I have concerning Catherine Laubenstein is that she was born in Pennsylvania around 1819 or 1820 and married John M. Yard, who was born in New Jersey in either 1816 or 1817. She died in 1900. I had initially found out about Catherine from a cousin who had a copy of our family tree that was researched by her mother, who was my maternal grandfather's sister. Although I am not absolutely sure of this, I believe that it was in my cousin's copy of the Yard family tree where I first read that Catherine Laubenstein-Yard was born in Tinicum, Bucks County. However, as this family tree was written in my cousin's handwriting, I am afraid that she might have re-written and/or changed some of her mother's original details, thus explaining the confusion over who were Catherine's parents. As you stated, there were Laubensteins living in Schuylkill County. Perhaps the woman I am searching for came from there, as I believe, Caroline Smith, wife of William Yard, came from there. The only reason why I think my cousin might have altered our family tree history was to obscure or obliterate any connection to the Cherokee ancestry that comes through on that side of the family. As I stated in my last post, Caroline Smith, who married William Yard might have had Cherokee ancestry. My great aunt found out about this and might have added some details concerning this native connection that for some reason offends her daughter. My cousin has always tried to play down the Cherokee ancestry in our family.It really aggravates me. Personally, I am honored to have Cherokee Indian blood running in my veins! (Even if it's only a few drops!)
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PamelaKelly19... 31 May 2010 1:34AM GMT 
richlowe46 13 Jan 2012 1:38AM GMT 
PamelaKelly19... 13 Jan 2012 2:25AM GMT 
richlowe46 13 Jan 2012 3:10AM GMT 
PamelaKelly19... 13 Jan 2012 5:34AM GMT 
richlowe46 13 Jan 2012 9:47AM GMT 
PamelaKelly19... 13 Jan 2012 3:35PM GMT 
Jason Summers 18 Feb 2014 9:00PM GMT 
richlowe46 18 Feb 2014 10:01PM GMT 
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