He was born in Scotland about 1825 and married to Marion Dobbie. Their son Peter was married in New York in 1869 and Peter and Marion plus all their children went to New York. Son Peter married Agnes McDonald.
If you search my Fiance on google he is the only one with his name that pops up, whereas if you search me there are several other people with my name. His last name when searched does not bring up much just the family members whom I already know of and it ends with his great grandparents. His grandfather claims his last name never changed when coming over from Poland and that it has always been the same (I have found passenger lists from the ship he came over on and it's that same). His grandfather while living in Poland was forced into a concentration camp and after everyone from the camp was liberated he came over to America. Does anyone have any idea as to why I can't find anything on his last name? I had heard about peoples names being changed while imprisoned in concentration camps but like I said before, he says his last name has always been the same. My fiance can google his last name and tell me excatly how he is related to every person that pops up. I would love to figure out relatives of his further than his great grandparents but have no idea if that's even possible. Any suggestions would be so greatly appreciated! I have been on several different surname websites and when you search his last name it comes up with nothing. Very disappointing.
I am searching for information about Margaret Thomas' spouse. Margaret was born in 1785 at Walwynn Castle, Pembrookshire, So. Wales and died 8 June 1834 in West Walton, Pembroke, Wales. Her parents were William and Margaret Thomas. Contact Randi Abbott at: firstname.lastname@example.org
MERTIN,MARTIN,MIRTENS: Seeking information about Herman Robert Mertins, b. possibly in Hanover, Germany 1820-1835, d. before 1880 New York City, New York. Husband of Emelia Von Frey Linghusen. 4 children: Herman, Mary, Bertha, and Elizabeth. It is believed that he was named after his father, Herman Mertins, and his mother’ name was Sophia D. Frelinghausen.
I can find only two census records for William and Ida BORNAMAN. In 1900 they were in Noblesville, Hamilton, IN with children Roy, Sharlie, Freddie and Edna. In 1920 they were in Lincoln, Lancaster, NE with children Albert & Leonard and granddaughter Garnet HOUSMAN.
I am desperately looking to find ancestors from the male line of my family. So far, this has proven very difficult, since both my father and my grandparents have already passed away and noone else in my family seems to know anything. I have merely the following informations:
- Grandfather: Johann Grau, born in Neudorf (Sibiu County, Romania), died in Augsburg, Germany, married to Katharina Grau (born Schunn)
- Great grandfather: Georg Grau, also born in Neudorf, married to Margaretha Grau (born Lutsch, born in Hammersdorf, Sibiu County, Romania).
Apparently my family originated from the german enclave that is called Sibiu in Romania. But since all my living kin have moved to Germany a long time ago, I don't have access to any souces of information in Romania.
Regarding that I have another question as well: I am unclear as to how much a premium membership increases my chances of finding any further information about my family. Does the myheritage database even contain any files from Romania (especially the area Sibiu, but also Arad) and Hungary?