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Re: RICHARD F. GRAFF FAMILY-HARTFORD,CT
Posted by: william j.rivers (ID *****6278) Date: April 05, 2011 at 15:22:30
In Reply to: Re: RICHARD F. GRAFF FAMILY-HARTFORD,CT by jamm of 16010

Hello Jean,

Theank you again for the material you sent me on this
forum. I just got your email on Mrs. L.H.P.Schwerdtfeter.
Unfortuneately, this is a different family. The Clara
Louise Schwerdtfeger I've been trying to track down was
born in New York in 1874. She married Richard Graff in
1895 and had three children with him. He passed on in 1911.
My stepmother, one on her twin granddaughters recalls
riding with her sister in the truck of Clara's second
husband, a Samuel F. Jones. I found data on the marriage
in the Mormon Database. My stepmother said she thought
her grandmother died about 1935.
I had to take another look the other night again at
the Ferdinand and Helen Schwerdtfegger family. Ferdinand
was born a number of years later after Clara and he would
have been about 14 when she got married to Richard Graff.
I did all sorts of sorts on the Mormon database against
the Schwerdtfegger in New York, but no joy. Have found
a lot of errors in that system. Have used in to find info
on 4 more collateral families to my stepmothers as well
as getting responses to my queries on various boards of
GenForum. Really looking at some of the Census records
makes you pause as well at the errors and omissions etc.
My son and I had a time with them in tracking our Rivers
ancestors back into Vermont and then into Quebec. There is
a marvelous database(free access) in Quebec that I access
via the French Canadian Society in Tolland, Connecticut. It
has birth, marriage, death, and immigration records (from
France)going back to about 1620. We got a lot of info out
of it.

many tks again
Bill Rivers


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