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Seeking - William Gearhart Detroit 1919-1930

Seeking - William Gearhart Detroit 1919-1930

Posted: 3 Dec 2012 12:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2012 1:59PM GMT
Surnames: Gearhart, Lindsay, Siemowski
Seeking help with William L. Gearhart born in Pennsylvania in November 1894 to George Gearhart and Ann Lindsay. Later the family moved to Detroit where William registered for the draft in 1917 and then married Anna Siemowski on 30 August 1919. William and Anna appeared in the 1920 U.S. census in Detroit. On the 1930 U.S. census Anna appeared as a widow living with her birth family. She was still a widow on the 1940 U.S. census. Cannot locate any death record for William, and Anna drops out of sight. Any suggestions?

Thank you.

Joseph Martin
Romeoville, Illinois

Re: Seeking - William Gearhart Detroit 1919-1930

Posted: 3 Dec 2012 12:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
Contact the Burton Historical Society and ask for a look up on the City of Detroit death index.

There's an email address on the website:

http://www.detroit.lib.mi.us/featuredcollection/burton-histo...

Re: Seeking - William Gearhart Detroit 1919-1930

Posted: 3 Dec 2012 5:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 Dec 2012 8:56PM GMT
Surnames: Siemowski, Kaptuk, Gearhart
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.


FREE online Mich. death cert. records stop at 1920.

Sometimes the term "widow" can be misleading.
Men frequently "walked away" from the marriage and the wife would then call herself a "widow" in the census records. That would be more PC especially if the family was Catholic at that time.

death record -
County Wayne
City/village/township Detroit
Last Name Siemowski
Given Name Stephan [Anna's brother]
Birth Year 1896
Age 21
Death Day 17
Death Month Aug
Death Year 1916
Father's Given Name Michal
Father's Last Name Siemowski, Germany
mother's name - Francis Kaptuk, Germany
Cemetary - Mt. Olivet, Detroit
cause of death - typhoid fever

Call Mt. Olivet and ask if they have any other Siemowski family members. Also ask abt Anna Gearhart.

17100 Van Dyke St.
Detroit MI 48201
(313) 365-5650

Re: Seeking - William Gearhart Detroit 1919-1930

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 3:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you, Georgia. I emailed my request.

Joseph

Re: Seeking - William Gearhart Detroit 1919-1930

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 3:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 5 Dec 2012 2:27PM GMT
Surnames: Gearhart
Thank you, Thomas. The Mt. Olivet burial records are available online. No Anna Gearhart. I have visited the cemetery over the years, and I have photos of the tombstones for the Siemowski family members buried there.

Joseph

Re: Seeking - William Gearhart Detroit 1919-1930

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 7:16PM GMT
Classification: Query
If he is not on the Detroit index, the Mormon Church is currently indexing Michigan County Death Certificates covering 1921-1952. Not sure when they will be available but I am hoping early next year. I think they were at least 80% done.

Re: Seeking - William Gearhart Detroit 1919-1930

Posted: 4 Dec 2012 7:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you, Georgia. Best news I have heard in ages.

Joseph

Re: Seeking - William Gearhart Detroit 1919-1930

Posted: 7 Dec 2012 5:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 8 Dec 2012 1:49PM GMT
Surnames: Gearhart
Mr. Martin,
Do you know anything of William's aancestry? Was he perhaps a desc of Jacob Gearhart (d.1772 NJ) or one of his 3 sons, Capt. Jacob, Jr., George 'Jury', or William Gearhart. The last two moved to Pa from NJ abt 1790 and left many desc there. My limited info on them does not connect with the info you give on William (b.1894) but my info does not extend into late 1800s for Jacob Jr & George; I do have all the desc of William (b.1740) but a desc from one of the other two is possible. Much has been published and posted on both Jacob Jr. & George's lines. Check Ancestry Public Trees site.
If you respond, use mylesj33@comcast.net.

Myles Johnson
Rockville, Md.

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Re: Seeking - William Gearhart Detroit 1919-1930

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 5:44AM GMT
Classification: Query
Just a note on the burial records online for Mt. Olivet, Mt. Elliott, et al. Your ancestor might still be buried in one of these cemeteries. I found a whole slew of mine in Mt. Elliott that were not listed online as far as I could find. So don't give up.

Did you try filling out the form online at the lookup site? They get back to you pretty quickly.

Also, I had a great-great aunt moved from Mt. Olivet to Holy Cross. Mt. Olivet had no record of her ever being there, even though that is where her death certificate placed her. By pure happenstance I found her husband at Holy Cross and she was buried with him. The records at Holy Cross indicated she had been moved there from Mt. Olivet when her husband died.

Re: Seeking - William Gearhart Detroit 1919-1930

Posted: 27 Jan 2013 4:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Jan 2013 1:54PM GMT
Surnames: Gearhart
Dear Mixed Stock,

Thanks for this message and for the information. It is really the wife of William Gearhart that I am trying to locate. In two census records she listed herself as a widow, but I cannot locate any death or burial record for her husband. So I wonder if it was that old trick of saying widow instead of divorced or separated. I need to get to the Library of Michigan to trace both of them in Detroit City Directories. All of these Detroit directories on Ancestry are incomplete and useless to me - 1932, 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1957, 1958. I will follow through with Mt. Olivet about a possible burial, although I am not sure the family was Catholic.

Joseph
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