Sunday, August 12, 2018

1812 TN Land Record for Daniel Casteel

 
On 27 Sept 1812, Daniel Casteel (wife Rhoda Hensley) purchased 138 acres of land in Knox County, Tennessee, in the District South of French Broad & Holston on Stock Creek, bordering the land Francis Casteel.

Early Tennessee/North Carolina Land Records, 1783–1927, Record Group 50
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Saturday, August 4, 2018

1781 Marriage Record of Johann Stoss & Maria Anna Balthasar

Johann Stoss
son of Philipp & Maria Stoss 
b. 1762 in  Valmont, Lorraine, France

Married Maria Anna Balthasar
 on 20 Sept 1781 in Segenthau, Arad (now Romania)
 
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Our 5th Great Grandparents
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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Dancing Plague of 1518

Source


500 years ago this month, a strange mania seized the city of Strasbourg. Citizens by the hundreds became compelled to dance, seemingly for no reason — jigging trance-like for days, until unconsciousness or, in some cases, death.












Read about it here:
 https://publicdomainreview.org/2018/07/10/the-dancing-plague-of-1518/
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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Mari Bauman of B.Oszlop, Hungary


Below is the baptism record of Mari Bauman,
daughter of Pal Bauman and Maria Ambrosz
sister of our G-grandfather, Ferenc Bauman
Date of baptism: 21 August 1870 

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Found on FamilySearch.org in record collection:

Mari married Fulop Bittman 14 Sept 1895 in Newark, New Jersey.

Philip and Mary Bittman had four children:
Mary, Gertrude, Andrew, & Elizabeth 
Philip died in 1904 and Mary is seen listed as Widow and Head of Household in the 1905 New Jersey state census with their children including two from Philip's first marriage.

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Mary Bauman Bittman died 4 Feb 1939 in Irvington, Essex, New Jersey.
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Friday, May 25, 2018

Honoring Our Military - Past & Present


This Memorial Day Weekend
take time to remember the brave men & women who have served 
and are currently serving in our military.


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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Town of Calico

  
Below is a page from an 1886 voter registration list from San Bernardino County, California.

There are several entries for residents of Calico.  It is very interesting to see who was drawn to this small mining town, where they came from, and their occupations.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

1829 Guardianship Record of David & Francis Casteel, sons of Isaac Casteel

 
1829 Administrative Bond
appointing guardianship of Francis Casteel and David Casteel, heirs of Isaac Casteel, to Aaron Allard (principle) & John Miller. Isaac Casteel was the son of  Francis Casteel, who names Isaac as the father of his two grandsons, Francis & David, in his 1833 will.
 
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Cooper County, Missouri
Administrator Bonds, Vol. A, pp132-133
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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Francois X & Celina Meunier Turgeon


Francois Xavier Turgeon 
(1845-1923)
Married 1872 at St-Octave-de-M├ętis, Quebec
Celina (Meunier) Turgeon
(1847-1911)

Buried in the "French Cemetery"
now known as old Sacred Heart Cemetery
in New Bedford, Massachusetts
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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Pauline Kolbush (1865-1943)


29 May 1943
Central New Jersey Home News

St. James Cemetery
Jamesburg, NJ
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