I tried to send a message to Brinkley206 and the address was no longer good. Any help would be appreciated.
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Noticed your post and am very interested in Oberst, Cope, Smith, Teeters etc families. Thomas Cope m. Lucina Throop and they moved to Clear Lake in 1836 (at least he did) with others in the Throop family. I have hit a brick wall on the Cope line and reaching for straws and at the same time looking for more on the Throop family.
Lucina Melvina (Throop) Cope died 19 Sept 1855 and is buried in the Teeters Cem. which I have visited. While visiting I found a story which I cannot now locate that upon her death, Thomas Cope gave land or church in her memory and the agreement was to pay one rose per year!!! I would like to find that article again and wonder if there is an obit for her in 1855. Thomas Cope remarried and later moved to Kansas and Nebraska where he died. Can give info on his family if you like.
While the Smith family is not in my direct line I! do have info going back to David Smith 1777-1867 when he died in Sandusky Co., Ohio.
By the way, you can find a fantastic Oberst site by searching for Thomas P Oberst genealogy. I provided much of the data for the Oberst family from Germany to Sandusky Co to Indiana to Nebraska where my grandmother was born in 1879 and remembered Thomas Cope as a child.
Looking forward to hearing from you - - Keith W. Chambers