17 October 2016

Margaret Gassman Birth/Baptism Record

I have her name as Mary Margaret Gassman Bezner Neff.  Her birth date is 15 Feb 1851.
Her family came from the Allermbach area of Wurttemberg, Germany.  I had found her siblings, parents and grandparents but I could not find her birth record until today.  I am not sure why but the ancestry . com index would not come up with it.  Since I already had the date and the birth register is chronological I looked for the date of birth and there she was. She is listed as simply Margarethe.
If someone can please read the rest of this I'd be very grateful.  Who were her sponsors and can we find this family in the "Family Register"?  Click on image for a larger view.

06 October 2016

New Gassman & Bezner Ancestors

I have discovered new ancestors on Grandma June Rhoades Collins maternal side.
ancestry.com has a database of Wurttemberg Lutheran Parish Records.  In addition to those shown on the chart, there are many new siblings of some of these ancestors as well.
Rosa Caroline Bezner married David Lawrence Rhoades, on the 6th of February 1901, in Page County, Iowa.  If anyone sees any errors or discovers more ancestors please let me know.
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02 June 2016

Stephen L. Collins

From the Indiana Herald - Huntington IN,  8 Aug 1855.
Married - On the 22nd ult., at the residence of C. Eldred in Roanoke IN, by Elder S.L. Collins, Mr R. F. Blount, of Roanoke, to Miss Tillie Taylor of Massillon OH.  [note- this tells us that S.L. was still in the Ft Wayne area of IN, in Aug of 1855. by May of 1857, they had moved to IL, likely LaSalle Co.].