Looking for any info. on my "great"-grandfather who came to U.S. through Ilis Island around middle 1800's(1840-1850's) he came over with two other friends from up northern germany the other two were named (KaiserHerman Mutz)My Grandfather was born 12-16-1825 died 2-13-1897,possiably in the old ghost town of Elizbeth Town,New Mex.
Because in 1868 he was a member of the vigilantes in that town he had suposedly killed a man in Elizbeth town named Pony O'Neil, a few months later a Captain Keefer then some saloon keeper named Greely for which he was convicted of spent 2 1/2 yrs. at the Territorial penitentiary in Santa Fe; Is there any way I can get info.to the penitentiary records? as to where he came from or lived, maybe a photo of him other helpful info. His wifes name was Delores L Herburger born 4-11-1849 died 5-8-1904.
I'd also like to know how do I go about finding "the grave sight" of where my Grandfather(Joseph Agustus Herburger is barried. All I know is he was Born in Elizbeth Town in 8-1-1877 Died their in 12-8-1928,I know he was barried in Pacos New,Mex.(Boot-Hill?)I'm trying to find his grave site,he married 1st wife Timotia Frolick on 3-26-1900 who died some where after 6-22-1904 then married Lucia Archuleta Oct.-30-1908 in Taos New Mex.
I need to find my Grandfather because it was my Grandmother(Lucia)last wish to find him put some kind of marker on his grave,I would really appreciate any help you can give me.
A Granddaughter's mission