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Re: Ferndale store... moller/miller&marcussen
Posted by: teresa barnett (ID *****5430) Date: August 18, 2004 at 09:16:18
In Reply to: Re: Ferndale store by Darlene Garrity of 566

Dear Darlene,
Thankyou so much for looking into this for me! This helps me add some more pieces to the puzzle.
When my g-grandmother(Georgine Marcussen b.1886 Pelworm, Prussia) turned 18, she came to the U.S. She arrived in June 1904, and her destination was Ferndale to live and work with relatives. I heard that she also had a brother named Carl who lived in Humboldt. There is a good chance that the Marcussen hardware/farm supply store that you mentioned is where she was working. So it looks like it was in Humboldt Co. where she met Oluf Moller(b.1870 Prussia), who had already been in the area for several years (he arrived at Ellis Island in 1893), and they married a little over a year after she moved there.
His occupation was listed as Laborer/shop keeper. I don't know if he eventually owned a store in Humboldt County, or if it was another relative. My father saw a picture of the store with the sign "MOLLER" on it, but that was many years ago. He was a young boy, and he does not remember a lot of the conversation that the adults were having about the picture.
Maybe one of these days, I can take a trip to California to look into it some more.
Thanks again for your help.

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