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Re: Augustus Skeels
Posted by: Pat (ID *****5597) Date: February 12, 2003 at 15:12:28
In Reply to: Re: Augustus Skeels by Simone Skeels of 300

Your first step should be to get the death records for your grandfather & greatgrandfather, if you know where & approximately when they died. These should tell you their birthplaces & parents names. I found Peter Skeel on the 1860 census in Iowa, but wasn`t able to find Gus or Lloyd Leroy on the 1920 census. Where did they live then, do you know? If you can find your greatgrandfather on the 1900 or 1920 census & he gives his parents birthplace as Germany or Holstein, then you can be fairly sure he is the Gustav on the 1880. I`ll give you the 1860 record below. I`m not familiar with German research but here is a site that might help once you confirm that your family was originally from Holstein:

1860 census, Iowa, Scott Co., town of Winfield, pg. 48.
Peter Skeel, age 29, b. Holstein, farmer
Claus Hass(?), age 34, b. Holstein, farmer
Catherine Skeel, age 51, b. Holstein
Gottleff (?), Skeel, age 31, b. Holstein, farmer
Lewis Skeel, age 15, b. Holstein

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