My name is Maggie Champion, and I am the sole proprietor of Maggie’s Genealogy Service.  I am a professional genealogist, and a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.

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Maggie Champion

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Another photo from my husband’s parent’s things:

back says Hazel Chamion Lela Ohlinger and girls

According to the back of the photo, this is Hazel Champion, Lela Ohlinger, and Girls.

Hazel Champion is the wife of Lloyd Champion – my husband’s grandparents.

Lloyd was raised by his grandparents, Jacob and Delilah Mizer.  According to a family Bible, Jacob and Delilah had a daughter, Lelah Mable, born Aug 19 1892 .  According to the same Bible, Lelah married Clarence R. Ohlinger.  My husband and I think that this is the same Lelah.  And, the girls are probably Lelah’s daughters.

What do you think?

Maggie

You have searched and searched for the marriage record of your ancestor, and there does not seem to be one.

Then, you have an AHA moment! You find the marriage license of your great-great-grandparents! What a find! Upon closer examination, though, you discover that the marriage license is documented, and the actual marriage is not – those spaces in the record are empty.

Did the marriage really happen in the county in which you are looking? Did the marriage happen at a later date than what was originally thought?

I know someone who got a license in a state and county because that is where they planned to marry. However, circumstances prevented the marriage from happening there. Things do come up that prevent original plans from happening the way they were planned!

Maggie

 

As shown previously, Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe and his wife, Marie Hahn Bringe, arrived in the U. S. with his children Joh., Friedr. Ernst, Carl, Anna, Martin, and Albert, on the ship Moravia, on 14 November 1884 from Germany.

As has been shown in previous posts, Friedrick and Marie (Hahn) had the following children: Frederich C. (born 1873), Anna Maria (born 6 September 1878), Martin Friedrich Wilhelm (born 20 October 1880), Ernest H. (born 22 December 1875), Carl Friederich (born 6 September 1878), and Albert Henry (born 2 June 1883).

A card and envelope has been found that relates to the Bringe family. Any ideas on the relationship of Paul Maas to the Bringe’s?

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This is it for now. More in Bringe-19.

Maggie

You have finally found someone who has the same “seems to be hiding” ancestor!

This is a great find for you! However, the “hiding” ancestor is in an online tree. A few questions probably come to mind. First of all, are there sources for the information found in the tree? If not, what is the reason that the “hiding” ancestor is listed? Second, if the sources are there, have you contacted the owner of the tree to ask permission to use their information? It may have taken years and years to put together the information – would you want someone to “use” your information without giving proper credit? Thirdly, have you checked out the sources for the information? I know that there are times that I have incorrectly cited the wrong page number or misspelled a name – we all do that at one time or another!

Some things to think about!

Maggie

 

As shown previously, Christian Friedrick Martin Bringe and his wife, Marie Hahn Bringe, arrived in the U. S. with his children Joh., Friedr. Ernst, Carl, Anna, Martin, and Albert, on the ship Moravia, on 14 November 1884 from Germany.

As has been shown in previous posts, Friedrick and Marie (Hahn) had the following children: Frederich C. (born 1873), Anna Maria (born 6 September 1878), Martin Friedrich Wilhelm (born 20 October 1880), Ernest H. (born 22 December 1875), Carl Friederich (born 6 September 1878), and Albert Henry (born 2 June 1883).

A postcard has been found that relates to the Bringe family. Any ideas on the relationship of Paul Maas to the Bringe’s?

paul maass postcard front for bringe blog

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This is it for now. More in Bringe-18.

Maggie

If you are like me, you have been lucky and found an index of some kind of the county in which your ancestor resided. What a find you made!

Did you look at the information that is really contained in the index? Is the index for a particular time period? Is the index an “ongoing project”?

Be careful that you know exactly what is being indexed!

Maggie

outside of menu

Another item found among the items from my husband’s parent’s things is a Thanksgiving menu of the Supply Company.  At that time, they were at Camp Sheridan, Alabama.

The menu items for Thanksgiving Day included:  Oyster Stew, Potato Dressing and Giblet Gravy, Roast Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Cold Sliced Ham, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Mashed White Potatoes, Mothers Hot Rolls and Butter, Mince Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Layer Cake, Brick Ice Cream, and various relishes and fruits.  It is interesting that Cigars and Cigarettes are listed on the menu too!

Also on the menu, is a listing of everyone in the Supply Company!

Upon examining the listing, we now know why this was kept by my husband’s parent’s – one of the Wagoners is Lloyd E. Champion, the grandfather of my husband.

To look at the outside of the menu, one would not think it is much.  But the inside is wonderful!

Maggie