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Re: Searching for Rigard, Eckert, Hayes, Nussbaums, Goetz in St. Mary's area
Posted by: Cindy (ID *****5851) Date: January 27, 2006 at 13:35:30
In Reply to: Re: Searching for Rigard, Eckert, Hayes, Nussbaums, Goetz in St. Mary's area by Kathleen Rigard of 374

Hi Kathy. In some of the census records, Anthony was listed as Antony, probably the French/German version of Anthony. Anton would be very close to the name your Uncle mentioned Antwon. Due to the very small number of Rigards in the US I am pretty sure they are one in the same. Your grandfather Michael would have been my grandfather's Uncle. So your Dad and my grandfather were first cousins. I know that my grandparents visited St. Mary's frequently. They moved away after they were married. I have many pictures of them from taht time. Many of the pictures were taken with their friends and family that I have been unable to identify.

I was able to get a lot of information from the census records, just nothing further back than Anthony and Alleck. I do wonder how they arrived in Saint Mary's too. A Frenchman answered a question I posted on another forum. He gave me a site listing a lot of Rigards from Alsace Lorraine. I wasn't able to find anything, but then I do not speak French.

I would definitely be interested in sharing information. Thanks.

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