Monthly Archives: September 2019

App Family History

The App surname is derived from the Old English word æpse, meaning aspen. It could be used as a nickname for a timid person, referring to the trembling leaves of a tree, according to House of Names. The name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain and indicates family that lived near notable aspen trees. Ancestry reports it as being English or German. There are over sixty thousand historical documents on Ancestry for this surname. There are census […]

Piquet Family History

Surname Origins Based on the fact that the Piquet ancestors in my family came from France, I’m going to deduct that this is where the name originates from. But let’s do some research and see if we can find out more about it, shall we? Initially, I always check the site to see what information they have. Twenty thousand historical documents is quite a bit of information. It seems with 9,000 birth, marriage, and death certificates, there’s at least […]

Albert Cornelius Black

Albert Cornelius Black was born on Christmas Day, 25 December 1884, according to his WWI Draft Registration Card. According to the 1900 United States Federal Census, Albert lived with his Mom and Step Dad in 1900 at 517 25th Street, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.   His step father, Jacob Zimmerman – age 41 and born November 1858, was head of household.  His mother, Clara M., was also 41 years old and born October 1858.  Albert’s older brother, Edward Black, was 17 […]

Katherine Amelia Mack

According to Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Katherine Amelia Mack was born on 7 February 1892. Her nickname was Katie. Katie Amelia Black married Albert Cornelius Black on 20 June 1910 in Marion County, Indiana, according to Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993.  Her parents were listed as Murice J. Mack and Mary S. Weber.  The Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941 confirms these details and also lists Katie’s birthdate as 7 February 1892. Flora Louise Black was born on 18 March 1911.  At […]

Ethel Candice Tabor

In 1900, according to the Census, Ethel lived in house number 30 with her father and siblings.  The name of the street is not written on the record.  They lived in Allen, Kentucky.  W.B. Tabor, her father, was the head of household.  He was 36 years old at the time, born in September 1863.  He and his father were born in Kentucky, his mother was born in Virginia.  His children were all born in Kentucky.  He was a farmer and […]

Charles Samuel Oliver

Charles was born on 17 March 1875 according to U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.  He was born in Scottsville, Allen, Kentucky.  He had blue eyes and dark hair. In 1880, Charles lived in Allen, Kentucky with his parents and siblings according to the 1880 Census.  He was 5 years old.  His parents were Thomas J age 52 and Phoebe A Oliver age 40.  His siblings were Jesse W. age 23, John T. age 18, Willis Leon age […]

Mathilde Eugenie Gaillard

Mathilde Gaillard married Nickolaus Biver in Paris, France on 3 Aprvil 1892, according to their marriage certificate.  Her father’s name was Andre Gaillard and her mother was Rosalie Legan. Clemen Biver, Nikolaus and Mathilde’s son, was born 7 November 1892.  His death certificate has a typo on it stating that he was born in 1960, but that is actually the year he passed. According to his marriage certificate, Clemen re-married on 24 June 1943 in Elizabeth City, Virginia.  At the […]

Nicolas Biver

Nicolas Biver was born on 2 February 1833 in Launstroff, France according to the Declaration of Citizenship from France.  His name was spelled Nicolas, according to that document. In 1872, Nicolas received his Déclarations de Citoyenneté (Declaration of Citizenship) from France.  He was 39 years old at the time. On 3 April 1892, Nicolas Biver married Mathilde Eugénie Gaillard according to Publications des bans de mariage de Paris et Ancienne Seine, 1860 à 1902.  Nicolas’ father was Jean Pierre Biver […]

Weekly Recap – Sept 15 – 21

How Did I Do This Week? These numbers are still feeling quite overwhelming to me right now.  I don’t know how I will ever work through over 10,000 hints and still find time to do some good research on folks. I only managed to clear about 20 hints this week despite all of the work I did.  Or maybe I didn’t do as much work as I thought?  Now I’m questioning whether it was a productive week or not! Well… […]

Lela Marie Maurer

Lela Marie Maurer was born in Kentucky on 29 September 1890 according to an ancestry family tree.  Lela lived at 2214 Lytle Alley, Jefferson County, Kentucky in 1900 with her parents and siblings.  She was 9 years old at the time.  Her father was Peter Maurer, born July 1857, 42 years old.  Her mother was Hannah E. King, born December 1864, 35 years old.  Her siblings were:  Nora F. J. born 26 April 1886, 14 years old; Katie born September […]