Good morning John,
My name is Julie Detmering and I have been working on my family history and genealogy and have run across your post from January 14th, 2000 requesting information on Harry Raaf’s mother Annabelle (maiden name unknown).
I am a descendant of William Raaf, brother of Harry and son of Annabelle. I don’t have a lot of information on this side of my family and I would love to hear what you have. My grandmother is Bernice Raaf, daughter of William. I have William’s birth date at Nov. 19th, 1899 and he died in May of 1981 in St. Louis, MO – I have vague memories of him (I was born in 1976). I know that he had several brothers, Amial, Arthur, Charles, Chap and Harry but I know nothing about them or their spouses or children or dates. And I have Anabelle listed as their mom with no information on her last name, origins or her husband.
If you have any information that you would be willing to share, I would be most appreciative. I am looking forward to hearing from you.