Did you receive the info I mailed? Was it in good condition?
My “shirt tail” cousin Gayle made *.jpg files on a CD of many of the pictures I sent you copies of: I can send you a CD of them, too: do I need to package it better than I did the papers or not? What would you recommend?
I’m preparing another writeup with new information from death records and newspaper obituaries for your grandfather’s family in Vail IA, but I’m not sure when I’ll be finished. Here’s some of the new information:
1. Mary (Flamm) Etzel was the oldest child of Jacob Flamm (born in Germany) and Mary/Maria Broadbek (born in New York State).
2. Ludwig “Adolf” Etzel came to Rochester NY from Bavaria Germany in 1869.
3. “Adolf’s” brother Joe Etzel probably came to Vail IA in about 1876.
4. “Adolf’s” brother Franz Etzel came to Rochester NY from Bavaria Germany in 1882.
5. Ludwig “Adolf” Etzel and family plus “Uncle Franz” moved to Vail IA from Rochester NY in 1883.
6. Eight children were born to Ludwig “Adolf” and Mary (Flamm) Etzel: five or six were born in Rochester NY, including your grandfather: Barbara (1875), Katherine (1878), Frank (probably 1879 or 1880 or even 1881), Edward (possibly 1880 or 1881 in Rochester NY, but maybe 1883 or later in Vail IA – he died young), and twins Grace and Mame/Mayme (1882). Jacob/Jake (1890 or 1891) and Louie/Ludwig (1893) were born in Vail IA. Family picture of Adolf and Mary Etzel with 4 kids makes more sense now: twins must have been too young to sit still for the photograph or been ill or something. Your grandfather is the boy on the left; his brother Edward is on his right.
7. “Cousin” Frank Etzel, son of “Uncle Joe” Etzel and Mary (Richnor) Etzel, was born in Vail IA in 1879 (your grandfather Frank Etzel is about same age)
8. “Uncle Franz” Etzel lost his sight at age 32 – in about 1897 – so he went blind after they moved to Vail IA. So, he had his sight when he emigrated to the US.
9. Ludwig “Adolf” Etzel’s obituary from September 1923 says that his son “Frank in Alaska” will not know his father is dead until spring. Ludwig”Adolph” Etzel was also the ninth of 10 children; “Uncle Franz” was the tenth. So “Uncle Joe” is an older brother. Of “Adolf’s” ten siblings, only “Uncle Franz” survived him.
10. When Mary (Flamm) Etzel died October 28, 1941, she had twelve grandchildren: I believe this includes the three children (one adopted) of her daughter Barbara (Etzel) Hanss, the three sons of her daughter Kate (Etzel) Linberg, the five children of her son/your grandfather Frank Etzel, and the daughter of her son “Louie”/Ludwig Adolf Etzel. Was your father born before October of 1941?
11. Apparently the US “claimed” much of the Yukon territory at one time, but the Canadian Mounties set up outposts at the top of the mountain passes to enforce their claim to it, and possession was 90% of the law. This can explain the Alaska/Yukon confusion.
Let me know what you think, OK?
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