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P.S. I post & care for mostly my direct ancestor lines but I do manage memorials in Mount Olivet Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania), Rosemary Cemetery (Sarasota, Florida) & South Whitley Cemetery (South Whitley, Indiana). Please check the virtual cemeteries on my profile for your family & ask for a transfer.
I'm back with another question. I'm really confused about Philip & Margaret. I found Philip in IL in 1880 census listed as divorced, and Margaret is in IN with the children, listed as married. Then I found a marriage record for Philip Gerichs to Margaret Gerichs in 1885, and one for Theodore Lottner to Margaret Gerichs in 1888.
Phillip is in the city directories for 1865, 1866, 1870, 1874, & 1875. He & Margaret are both listed in 1886 & 1887, but then in 1888 Margaret is listed as widow. In 1893 Margaret is listed as widow of Philip. In 1895, 1896, & 1899, Margaret is just listed alone.
So I guess I have three questions: 1) Did they divorce before 1880 and then remarry in 1885? 2) Did Philip die between 1887 & 1888, or did he really live until 1901 as his tombstone indicates? 3) Did Margaret really marry Theodore Lottner in 1888? And if so, then why is she not listed as Margaret Lottner?
Thanks for any clarification you can give me! Jenny
Gillham infants I'm researching the ancestors of William J. Krome in Florida and was looking at his mother's side of the family, the Gillhams. I see that you have three infant Gillham boys who appear to be the same individual. The memorial numbers are: 69431962, 69432520, and 69431755. Could you investigate this and delete the duplicate memorials, if any? Thank you!
George Gerichs #52162336 I am looking for more information on George Gerichs. I see in your bio that that is one of the surnames you are researching. Was he the husband of Artie Whetstone, or is there another George? I found Artie remarried in 1908 and assumed George had died, but maybe they divorced.
John W. Riley 44045283 Sandra, Don't know if you've ever found the parents of your John W. Riley as stated in his bio. Anyway, his parents are William Henry Harrison Riley 136950510 and Margaret Dunham Riley 136950683. I am indirectly related and can fill in some blanks if interested.