Sunday, February 16, 2014

#52 Ancestors - Week #7 - Edith A. Weber

Edith A. Weber was my great grandaunt who was born on the 19 Dec 1899  in Jersey City, New Jersey to Frederick Herman Weber and Harriet "Kate" Stone(s). At age 1 she lived in Jersey City Ward 10, Hudson County, New Jersey with her parents (Source: 1900 US Census) By 1910 her father Fred has passed away and her mother Kate had remarried to Daniel Miler b.about 1854. Which for a long time was a mystery as to where he went. At age 11 in 1910 she, her siblings and her mother had moved to Jersey City Ward 12, Hudson, New Jersey. where she is listed as a step-daughter on the 1910 Census. (source: 1910 US Census).
 Her siblings were Edgar Charles Weber, William C. Weber, John Albert Weber, and Harry Miller and Evelyn Miller. 

In 1920 Edith lived with her mom and step-father in Jersey City Ward 6, Hudson, New Jersey.

 After this point I have lost her. I am not sure if she married or passed away.

Documents I do have
Birth Certificate from "New Jersey Births and Christenings, 1660-1931." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2010. Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
1900 Census: Year: 1900; Census Place: Jersey City Ward 1, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: 976; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0083; FHL microfilm: 1240976
1910 Census: Year: 1910; Census Place: Jersey City Ward 6, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: T624_890; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0125; FHL microfilm: 1374903
1920 Census: Year: 1920; Census Place: Jersey City Ward 6, Hudson, New Jersey; Roll: T625_1044; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 158; Image: 814

#52 Ancestors - Week #6 - Ernest Folscher

The rest of the posts I am doing are of people whom I may not have all the information for. As I obtain more information I will update them.

Ernest Folscher born . between 1877 and 1879 in Germany to Andrew and Henrietta Folscher.(source:Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940)  Immigrated to the United States in 1900 (source 1910 United States Census). He was a fisherman by trade and spent a lot of time at sea. He married Elizabeth Elsie Clause in 1903 (source 1910 United States Census) in King William, Virginia (source:Virginia Select Marriages, 1785-1940). They had five children, four girls, Elsie, Emma, Meta, Mary and one boy, Fred.  With Ernest traveling so much, it has been difficult to track him appropriately. I have him entering the U.S. via Canada in 1912, hitting the shore of California in 1906, and 1908. I was recently informed by a distant cousin that he died at sea, leaving the family with no father, causing his children to be adopted out.

Here is unverified information found... I am pretty sure Ernest was Ernest Folscher. I was informed* not officially* he was born 17 Jul 1879 in Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. I have him dying on a German u-boat 7 Oct 1917 in Terschelling, Friesland, Netherlands.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

#52 Ancestors - Week #5 - Ronald Damien Peterson

Ronald Damien Peterson was born 14 Sept 1976 in Staten Island, Richmond, New York. He was my brother. I will not post his parental line because they are still living. However, our family misses him very much. I wanted to do the Ancestry posting so he is not forgotten in generations to come. He died on 12 July 2002 on the way home from work. He was 26 years old. I have posted his obituary below.  He was engaged twice in his life and had no children.  He grew up in New Jersey and lived in West Palm Beach, Florida for his high school years. In 2000, he moved back to New Jersey and was planning to marry  two weeks after his death.
Over the years, Ronnie (as I always called him) struggled with alcohol but made a way to create harmony in our family. He was a great son, brother and friend. He lived in Cliffwood Beach, Long Branch, and Ocean, NJ as a child before moving to Florida for his high school years.  He liked playing sports and women as all young men do. I remember a time when we were little living in Cliffwood Beach and we were playing 'king of the hill" and all the girls pretended to run from him but were easily caught to get a chance to kiss him.