Posted By:Maggie Musselman
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Subject:Re: Lucy McSherry Hamburger d. 1921 Chicago, buried South Haven
Post Date:March 07, 2010 at 06:38:42
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Forum:Van Buren County, MI Genealogy Forum
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Since the Hamburgers lived in South Haven in 1920, and left the town only because of their health to spend their last days with a daughter in Chicago, where Lucy died a year later, in 1921, and Nathan in 1922, It is that very narrow window of their lives, in fact that year, that ends their history in South Haven, although we are told they were buried in S. Haven, at a cemetery that doesn't exist. I wonder if there is a listing of graves at each of the cemeteries in S. Haven. Perhaps the library there has such a listing. Or perhaps ancestry.com. Would the city have a record of each of their deaths since they were residents, or since they actually died not only out of town but out of state, perhaps their deaths didn't make it into city records. I really want to find an obituary for one of both of them. It doesn't appear that there was one in Chicago newspapers, but why would there be, since they weren't residents. But surely there would be obituaries in the local newspapers, even the weeklies (if any existed). On my first opportunity when I finally get back to Michigan, I hope to visit the libraries in South Haven and even the various cemeteries. Someone MUST have a record of these ancestors. thanks for you research. Yes, Lucille is Wm's daughter but I can't find information on him or his wife, either.