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Grochow

Posted: 1114914814000
Classification: Query
Am looking for info on August John Carl Gruchow. Came to U.S. in 1891 born in Martz, Shrefbisen Germany in 1856. also lived in Stargo, Irbis, Germany. Wife's name was Bertha Mina Vose b. 1864. Father Carl, Mother Fredrick had 4 bothers & 2 sisters. Bertha had 3 sisters. Any info would be appriated.

Re: Grochow

Robert T. (View posts)
Posted: 1115006980000
Classification: Query
Where exactly did you get those strange place names from? Not a single one of those towns you name exists!

Robert

Re: Grochow

Posted: 1115159698000
Classification: Query
From Declarations of intent papers

Re: Grochow

Robert T. (View posts)
Posted: 1115169033000
Classification: Query
Well, this of course explains it. Declaration of Intent papers were of course made out by a U.S. immigration official who apparently didn't speak a word of German and thus really murdered the German place names. As I said before, not one of the places named exists. I couldn't even begin to figure out what those towns might actually be, they're so mangled. You'll have to try to come up with some other records where the places are correctly written. These are the kinds of problems that are unfortunately encountered in German genealogical research.

Robert

Re: Grochow

Posted: 1115950900000
Classification: Query
Robert, do you know of any old maps of Germany that would list towns? I have some ideas where they might have come from.
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