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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Marie Perttula

I'm still looking at some old photos of mostly people unrelated to our family but who were most likely friends & acquaintances. Here is a picture of Marie Perttula in her early teens (?). According to the 1930 census, she was born about 1909 in Michigan. In 1930 she was living in Ishpeming, MI with her parents: Nels, a butcher age 59, and Lizzie, age 56, who were both born in Finland. Also in the household were her siblings: John, age 30; Eino, age 26; William, age 24 and Edna, age 18. Marie is listed as age 21, a saleslady at a retail dry goods store.

If anyone is looking for Marie, here's a beautiful shot of her. I love the Little Orphan Annie hairdo!!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Surname Saturday: EVEN Lost Relation

I've been rummaging through some old pictures, most of which are unidentified. The image below is a of a darling looking little girl unrelated to my family but I'm sure she belongs to someone else. Written on the back of the photo: Dorothy Even, 2 years old, 1929.
With that information, I found her in the 1930 census living at the same address as my mother-in-law's family. Dorothy was listed with her parents: Matthew & Alma and her two siblings: Elizabeth, age 13 and George, age 7. Her father age 45 had been born in France; mother age 30 had been born in New York. He father's occupation is "cutlery helper" in a cutlery factory.
Hopefully, this post will help her find her find her way back to family.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Project Update September 24, 2010

Wow, it seems forever since I've created a post but it's really only been a couple of weeks. My husband and I were on a cruise and during that time I went totally low-tech - no computer, no cell phone (on-board), no genealogy, no nothing. Once back on land, there was a long, long two-day drive during which time I caught a nasty cold. At last, I'm starting to feel better and think I'll be back to normal soon.

I did do some work on my project yesterday. I now have all the pictures and documents I plan to include in my digital version of "The Life and Times of Charles & Salome (Siegler) Ruch". Since I still have some time before I have to finalize, I'm planning on preparing a few more reports on the children and their families for this version as well.

Except for a final proofreading, my hard-copy version is ready to print. Since I'm only planning on a few copies, I think I'll just take it to Kinkos and get the best binding they have to offer.

That's it for now. I have to get back to work.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Surname Saturday: Ruch, Fell (Fehl), Colum

This is a bit of a repeat but I've been trying to find Maggie (Ruch) Fell's death/obituary for some time with no luck. Maybe a long lost relative will see this and point me in the right direction:)

Margaret RUCH was born on 24 Mar 1882 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.  She married Oscar FELL on 05 Mar 1902 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.  She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois in 1920 (2836 Kedzie Ave., Ward 27).  She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois on 05 Apr 1930 (3036 N. Kedzie Ave.).  She died after 1966.  She was also known as Maggie.  She was also known as Blanche M. RUCH.

Margaret & Oscar had one child:
Elva FELL was born about 1904 in Illinois.  She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois in 1920 (Ward 27).  She married William K COLUM before 1925 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois (probably).  She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois in 1930.  She died on Jan 1961 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA.  She was buried on 04 Jan 1961 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois (St. Adalbert's).

William & Elva had one child:
Laverne COLUM was born 06 Apr 1925 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois