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Who's my Great Great Grandfather?

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Re: Who's my Great Great Grandfather?

Posted: 10 Feb 2012 8:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
The info on the death cert is telling, the informant(s) don't appear to be family members. Do you recognize who they could be?

Try some back doors. He was married in Russia, so follow the bride. I would obtain the death cert for the Eva (Goetz) Eberle, is this a document you have? Researching her line may reveal where she was from in Russia, and chances are he was from the same or nearby locale. I see there are many Goetz in the Ellis, Kansas in 1880, have you tried to find a connection between them and Eva Goetz? Ask yourself, why did the land in Kansas?

The 1880 Census reveals they were most likely married before 1870 (eldest son born abt 1868 in Russia) and definitely in Russia. They had at least 3 children there before immigrating in 1876.

The 1900 Census indicates he was naturalized. Obtaining the Declaration of Intent (1st papers) might have some data.

Throw a wide net to catch clues.


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lexkae 5 Feb 2012 6:16PM GMT 
skvesta 6 Feb 2012 12:37AM GMT 
lexkae 6 Feb 2012 12:45AM GMT 
lexkae 6 Feb 2012 1:01AM GMT 
lexkae 10 Feb 2012 4:02AM GMT 
daciodan 10 Feb 2012 3:18PM GMT 
lexkae 10 Feb 2012 3:38PM GMT 
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skvesta 17 Feb 2012 8:27PM GMT 
lexkae 18 Feb 2012 2:28AM GMT 
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