I am trying very hard to trace my fathers family, so far I have my Great grandfather Samuel James Beattie B.1876 in Ireland Died. 1933 New Zealand he was the son of John & Mary-ann / Marian Beattie I am not sure on his mothers name here in New Zealand I am told it was Mary- Ann but the National Archives of Ireland tell me it was Marian, can anyone confirm any information for me. Samuel James Beattie left Ireland with Sarah Jane ( last name unknown)and I beleive Sarah Jane was with child ( my grandfather )
Looking for Mary BEATTIE, my mother's Birth Mother. Elizabeth, was not "officially" adopted, we have her official birth certificate, & her Baptismal records. She could have been taken in by Stephen & Amelia (HAUSER) HOFF at 4 years old. Mary wrote the adoption agency to meet Elizabeth, ca 1930s. Amelia went instead to met Mary, did not say who she was & left, but she told my Mom she was "the spitting image of her mother" some 20 years later. Sources:
Elizabeth Annie BEATTIE - b 22 May 1909, Birth Certificate # 15956 Brooklyn NY shows:
Mother: Mary BEATTIE, 20 (b. ca. 1889). residence -188 Manhattan Av (& place of Elizabeth's birth), Brooklyn / Place of Birth (Mary's): Brooklyn, NY
Father: Moses SCHULSKY, 28 (b abt 1881), birthplace: New York, add " - - Manhattan ST (no given), NY", Occ: Driver, Place of Birth: New York.
Doctor Jos. F Corig (Lorig?) 81 Stuyvasant Ave - (when she found out, she went to see him, his "care giver tried to stop her, he may not remember, she insisted, made an appointment, got to the door & left.
Baptismal Certificate: - 1 Sept 09, Elizabeth was Baptized at SS Peter & Paul Church, Brooklyn, NY, has 3 Baptismal records (one written on back, one in Latin, and another seems new):
1) Pastor, Rev Wm B Farrell, lists Parents: Mary & Nicholas Beattie, Godparents: Thomas K Fenarty & Anna Donnelly;
2) Pastor, Rev James J Reilly, officiator, Rev Thomas K Fenarty - on the back of Certificate is written " Elizabeth Beattie Hoff is now the adopted daughter of Mr & Mr Stephen H Hoff ";
3) To Certify: Elizabeth Beattie, dates birth & Baptism, by, Godmother, & Church, Godmother - Anna Donnelly on all.