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What am I supposed to do now?

Posted: 1357766528000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schaff, Jackson, Shaff
Okay, so I have come to a stump and its huge! I am researching on my fathers side and I have a lot of information except some key stuff. Here is what I am looking for.

My fathers grandmother is Edna M. Jackson b. 1898 Wyoming. (I have no idea what city). She died in Eggertsville, NY in April 6, 1967. She married Erwin (Irwin) James Schaff who was born March 12, 1897 and died Jan 3, 1969.

I found a lot of information from census, such as 1920 and 1930. I also found Erwin Schaffs WW1 draft card also which his close of kin was his father James Melvin Schaff which is correct. According to my calculations Erwin and Edna were married around the 1916 time period. Here is the kicker, I cant find ANYTHING on Edna M. to find her parents. I was told her name was Edna M. Jackson. I was also told she was born in New York which clearly isnt true so who knows if her name is even Jackson. Thats what I am going by for now. I cant find any marriage certificates or anything even close that would reference her parents. The 1930 Census states that her father was born in Wyoming and her mom in S. Dakota.

Could someone please point me where I may need to look or if anyone has information it would be greatly appreciated. My tree is public so you can get a lot of the information there if I am confusing you. I just need to get a tid bit of Edna Jackson on who her parents may have been. THANK YOU!!

Re: What am I supposed to do now?

Posted: 1357771132000
Classification: Query
I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Erwin James Schaff
County: Chouteau
State: Montana
Birthplace: Minnesota
Birth Date: 12 Mar 1897

Social Security Death Index
Name: Erwin Schaff
SSN: 376-07-4014
Last Residence: 14120 North Tonawanda, Niagara, New York
Born: 12 Mar 1897
Died: Jan 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan

1910 -
Name: Irwin J Shaff
Age in 1910: 13
Birth Year: 1897
Birthplace: Minnesota
Home in 1910: Georgia, Cherry, Nebraska
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: James M Shaff
Father's Birthplace: Iowa
Mother's Name: Emma C Shaff
Mother's Birthplace: Minnesota

James M Shaff 47, IOWA - RR worker
Emma C Shaff 38, MN - 6 children; married 22 yrs
Claud M Shaff 20, MN
Pearl M Shaff 17, MN
Irwin J Shaff 13, MN
Clara E Shaff 11, MN
Carlton E Shaff 6, MN
Fred Shaff 4, MN

1930 -
Name: Erwin J Schaff
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1897
Birthplace: Minnesota
Race: White
Home in 1930: Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan
Marital Status: Married = 18
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Edna M Schaff
Father's Birthplace: South Dakota
Mother's Birthplace: United States
Occupation: job setter @ auto factory
Age at first marriage: 18
Parents' birthplace: SD/USA

Erwin J Schaff 33
Edna M Schaff 32, WY - Age at first marriage: 18 [1916]
Parents' birthplace: WY/SD
Evelyn E Schaff 13, MT
Fred E Schaff 11, MT
James E Schaff 8, NEB
Melvin C Schaff 6, NEB
Harold M Schaff 2, MI
Dorothy M Schaff 9m, MI

1940 -
Name: Erwin J Chaff [AKA = SCHAFF]
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Minnesota
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Buffalo, Erie, New York
Street: Virgil Avenue
House Number: 69
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Detroit, Michigan
Residence in 1935: Detroit, Michigan
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 4A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 97
Occupation: Job Setter
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 38
Attended School or College: Yes
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 6th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 2000
Income Other Sources: Yes

Erwin J Chaff 43, MN
Edna M Chaff 42, WY
Melvin C Chaff 16, Neb
Harold M Chaff 12, Detroit, MI
Dorothy M Chaff 10, Detroit, MI

U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
Name: Edna Schaff
Gender: F (Female)
Residence Year: 1919
Street Address: 70412 5th av S
Residence Place: Great Falls, Montana
Spouse: Erwin J Schaff

Social Security Death Index
Name: Edna K. Schaff [WHO is this????????]
Last Residence: 12572 Rhinebeck, Dutchess, New York
Born: 12 Dec 1909
Died: 29 Dec 1995
State (Year) SSN issued: New York (Before 1951)

Edna M. Schaff - You wrote "She died in Eggertsville, NY in April 6, 1967". She does not appear on the SSDI.

Order Edna's death cert from the Erie county [county of death] clerks office. Parents names & birthplaces shou;d be listed' if known by the informant. She would be abt 68/69 st the time of death.

Re: What am I supposed to do now?

Posted: 1357825503000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Schaff, Jackson, Shaff
Thats the only thing that I might be able to do. Because I need to find Edna's parents. I know that its hard to find parents of ancestors after maybe going back further but this was 1898. I am able to find parents on the black side of my family in Kentucky better than the white side, which is saying something... LOL. On a serious note, thanks for the info. I had most of that already but I will try and contact the County.

I've never done asked for certificates for family members before, is it fairly easy to get?

Re: What am I supposed to do now?

Posted: 1357826008000
Classification: Query
Edna died in Erie County, NY
You will need to find the Erie county web site and look for birth/death records link.

donwload the form.
You have the date of death.
Use a money order for your order.
U could also call the county clerks office for info & instructions.

Re: What am I supposed to do now?

Posted: 1357826352000
Classification: Query
Thanks! I will try that!
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