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Trish Strite (View posts)
Posted: 14 Feb 2001 12:19AM GMT
Hi my name is Trish and I'm trying to reach all the Strite's around the country if you get this please e-mail me back I would like to talk with you. I'm trying to figure out a little about our family tree just curious. Hope you get this and e-mail me back.

Trish Strite, AR


Mathew Hargreaves (View posts)
Posted: 28 Mar 2001 1:20AM GMT
Hello Trish,

Good luck on the Hunt for your family history. I am trying to find any information and a photo of the most famous Strite of all - Chales P. Strite whom invented the automatic popup toaster in 1919. Lived in Stillwater MN. Can't find anything. Amazing, It is just like he never existed.



Kara (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jun 2001 5:05PM GMT
Hi Trish
I'm helping my husband trace his family. His Strite grandfather moved to California in at the turn of the century and we can't trace it back much farther than that.

Re: Hey

Posted: 8 Sep 2001 5:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Sep 2005 7:00PM GMT
Although our branch spells the name "Stright", we are all related! Our immigrant ancestor was Christian Streit (or "Streydt") who was born in the German Palatinate about 1674 and came to America between 1704 (the last recorded birthdate for one of his children in Germany) and 1710 (in which year he was enumerated in a census in NJ). He was a Protestant and probably came with a group fleeing religious persecution by the French troops of Louis XIV under Turenne. He came to America from Germany by way of Holland and London. Between May and October, 1709, over 13,000 "Palatines" had come to London by way of Rotterdam. He appears as Christian "Streight" in a listing of tenants of the Ramapo Tract and as "Christian Strydt" in records of the Dutch Reformed Church of Hackensack, NJ on February 18, 1722. He had 10 known children and since there is an 8 year gap in their births between 1704 and 1712, it is assumed that he was married twice and that his first wife died after 1704. He appears in a 1710 census with a wife, Maria Ursula, which gives his age as 40 and hers as 28. Maria Ursula was the daughter of Heinrich Schmidt. To my knowledge there have been 2 books published on various Strite/Stright families. The name has also been spelled as Streit and Streight.

Re: Strites

Posted: 15 May 2002 4:15AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Sep 2005 7:00PM GMT

My great-great-grandfather had a brother who moved from PA to CA around 1900. His name was Charles P. Stright/Strite. Any connection?

Re: Strites

Darrell DeWitt (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jul 2003 9:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Strite
I just posted a msg related to Strite family in Cal. Are they any relation? Your posted email is no longer valid. Thanks

Re: Strite

Posted: 11 Aug 2003 7:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Oct 2005 1:36AM GMT
Have you found anymore info on your Charles P. Strite?

I have a Charles P (various spellings) whose father was Stephen Roy an mother Isabella Palmer. I have the children but not much else on this immediate family, but can trace the paternal line back quite a ways.

Re: Strites

Posted: 16 Oct 2003 6:54AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Kara,
i just now found your query - a year and a half later!
I think there is a connection
i look forward to hearing from you

Re: Strites

Posted: 14 Feb 2004 7:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Aug 2004 8:42PM GMT
I'm not sure there is a connection. G'grandpa Strite did move to California in about 1907 ... and did have a son Charles (not sure of middle initial). But Charles was born in 1897 so was only about ten at the time of the move. We don't know much about the family before then.

Re: Strite

Posted: 5 Jul 2008 3:06AM GMT
Classification: Query
I know this is an old post but here is a picture of Charles P Strite.
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