Wednesday, September 28, 2005

1873 Jacob Hermance Ellenville NY Document

1873 Jacob Hermance Ellenville NY Document ~Proprietors of Albany and Honesdale and Merchants and Tanners Freight Line

1873 billhead to R. C. Young from Jacob Hermance proprieters of the above mentioned freight lines as well as dealers in lime, phospahte, plaster brick, cement and assorted food sundries

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Herkimer & German Flats NY 1795 Documents

2 Herkimer & German Flats NY 1795 Documents

14 March 1795 One mentions Herkemer county to Mr. Bell regarding sending money, and the second German Flatts regards receiving money from a George H Bell. Signed Jost Hardyman

Both documents are signed by the same person which is difficult to make out. Appears Jost Hardyman but the back of one document states Jost Herkimers Recvd

Friday, September 16, 2005

1899 Virginia Pay USS Pensacola - James O'Brien

August 23 1889 Navy Department pay document addressed to James A. O’Brien Sergt United States Marine Corps U.S.S. Pensacola, Navy Yard Norfolk Virginia for $15.00

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Citizenship Papers Henry McKenzie Ohio 1937

Citizenship Papers for Henry Arnold McKenzie, 2182 Chatfield Drive, Cleveland Heights, Ohio, dated 17 September 1937. U.S. District Court

Henry Arnold McKenzie
age 51
5'7 1/2" tall

Monday, September 12, 2005

1885 Varysburgh New York D. S. Davis to George Davis

D. S. Davis, Dealer in General Merchandise and Produce, dated Varysburgh, N. Y. April 17, 1885.

Letter about order, train, and business to George M. Davis begins Dear Nephew and is signed Your Uncle D. S. Davis

Sunday, September 11, 2005

1876 Baptism Certificate STINZEL, MASON - Pennsylvania

German Baptism certificate. It is 16" by 14"and in German. The dates are June 22 1876
and June 26 1876.

The names on it are Frederic Stinzel Lucinda Coroline Mason. Lucinda has a piece of paper glued over with this name on it. Lilly Elizabeth and William H Center. I believe it is from Bethlehem Pennsylvania

Friday, September 09, 2005

1880 South Carolina Planter's Contract Document

Memorandum of Agreement between the Planter, Robt. [Robert] P. Hamer and the Laborer, Washington M. Laurin dated Feb. 25, 1880 in Marion County, South Carolina. Memo states the laborer is to be engaged to work on lands of the planter so the following census finding makes no sense.

A search of the online 1880 U.S. census reveals a black family named HAMER in Manning, Marion, South Carolina, including a 10 year old son named Robert.

Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Browne HAMER Self M Male B 50 SC Farmer SC SC
Clara HAMER Wife M Female B 45 SC Keeping House SC SC
Tristram HAMER Son S Male B 18 SC At Home SC SC
Frances HAMER Dau S Female B 16 SC At Home SC SC
Clara HAMER Dau S Female B 14 SC At Home SC SC
Daniel HAMER Son S Male B 14 SC At Home SC SC
Robert HAMER Son S Male B 10 SC At Home SC SC
Dol Roe HAMER Son S Male B 7 SC SC SC
Rose HAMER Dau S Female B 5 SC SC SC

Citizenship Document Youdel H. Gouber, Washington Co. Maryland 1897


1 August 1897

On the 16th Sept 1897 Youdel Gorber [did] on 6th Sept 1884 declare his intentions before the Circuit Court of Washington County to become a citizen of the United States ... and .... renounced his allegiance ... to the Czar of Russia ... On the testimony of May Jaffe and Moses Leve? .. hath resided 5 years...

Search for Joudel in the 1900 U.S. census! I found him -- with some difficulty. He's indexed as Judel H Gerber and is living in Hagerstown, Washington, Maryland. He's with his wife Bessie and 6 children, ages 3 months to 10 years old. His sister in law lives with them, likely his wife's sister, so anyone researching this family will have his wife's maiden name. He's 33 years old and his year of immigration is given as 1893, a pretty good fit with his citizenship papers. Get help finding the rest of his Naturalization Records

Sunday, September 04, 2005

1842 Travel Documents Rinkelmann Germany to NY

1842 Travel Document for the Grand Duchy of Oldenburg

Issued to one Johann Heinrich Carl Rinkelmann so that he could travel to New York.

Travel document was good for three years and is No. 50. Gives all sorts of details about Rinkelmann from weight to shape of his nose. Four-page document