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United States of America / Roland Kulhanek (1936-2016) of Illinois
« on: Friday 01 June 18 13:31 BST (UK)  »
looking for arrival records, or naturalization records.

United States of America / Roland Kulhanek (1936-2016) of Illinois
« on: Thursday 31 May 18 18:22 BST (UK)  »
Vaclav Kulhanek, Berta K Kulhanek, Roland Kulhanek, and Willi Kulhanek all arrived to the USA via the city of Miami before 1964. It is not clear whether they flew in or traveled by boat.
There are also naturalization records for Willy Kulhanek and Elsa Frieda Barmus, aka Elsa Kulhanek.

One Name Studies: H to M / Kaess
« on: Tuesday 29 May 18 22:38 BST (UK)  »
Link to Bio/Obit on Gerd Edwin Paul Kaess:

Talmage Edward Dawson appears to have been living at 1843 Mintwood Place NW in Washington D.C. in 1942. This is relatively close to the Thai Consulate as mentioned in family accounts about Talmage. Also, in the 1930 Census he is mentioned as a Veteran and the conflict is mentioned as 'WW' or World War. This is a third proof that Talmage is a WWI Veteran along with his WWI Kansas Bounty Claim Record and his name being mentioned in the 88th Division book. Also, Talmage is mentioned as a Linotype Operator. In the 1942 draft registration, his birthplace is mentioned as Topeka, Kansas. Also , in the 1930 Census, Sadie Dawson is mentioned as a Stenographer.

Photo of Newell Taylor Kirkpatrick Swartz (1881-1946), one of three sons of Joseph Godfrey Swartz (1847-1887) and Margaret Jean Ochiltree (1847-1928). Newell was married to Gayry Elizabeth Gibboney Major (1888-1935) and had 11-13 Swartz children. They lived in Virginia and Maryland. They raised their children near the Natural Bridge, Virginia.
  Looking for a brushup on the photo. Thanks in advance.

United States of America / Denver Ray Elliott (1945-2017) of Xenia, Ohio
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 21:02 BST (UK)  »
Denver Ray Elliott was born March 4 1945 in Barbourville, Kentucky, and died on Dec 29 2017 in Xenia, Ohio. He retired from Anderson foundry and his motto in life was 'Family is everything.' He came from a large family in Kentucky. His wife was Clay Willoughby (1941-2016), also from Kentucky.
Link to Obit at Xenia Daily Gazette:
Link to Clay's Obit:

US Lookup Requests / David Bennett Dawson (1857-1909)
« on: Friday 20 April 18 18:16 BST (UK)  »
See link which provides info on Margaret Hutchinson's possible parents in Vinton, Ohio. Margaret Hutchinson (1821- ?) might be Talmage E Dawson's (1894-1974) Grandmother. She may also be the Mother of David Bennett Dawson (Talmage's Father).

Europe / Dorschke Family of Upper Silesia
« on: Thursday 19 April 18 19:13 BST (UK)  »
The former "Bosatzer Straße" was renamed "Memelstrasse" in 1938. That's why you cannot find this street on the 1933 map. Memel str. shows up on a 1942 map of Ratibor.

Memelstraße was certainly in Ratibor - in the district OSTROG (since 1938 Raciborz-North) - not in Hohenbirken.

"Brzezie" - since about 1907 "Hohenbirken" - belonged to the district Ratibor. After the vote of 1921 Hohenbirken was separated in 1922 from Ratibor County and awarded to Poland (Rybnik). The village was again called "Brzezie" after 1926 - "Brzezie nad Odrą" (Brzezie an der Oder). In September 1939, when Poland was captured by German troops (and Poland was occupied), the name "Hohenbirken" came into being again. In 1945, when Upper Silesia became Polish, "Brzezie nad Odra" came again. In 1976, Brzezie was associated with the city of Racibórz.

Europe / Dorschke Family of Upper Silesia
« on: Tuesday 17 April 18 23:27 BST (UK)  »
The following are from a 1938 address book for Ratibor, Germany.
1) page 38, listing Viktor Dorschke (Arbeiter) , Marie Dorschke (Arbeiterin) on Memel str. 13, and Eduard Dorschke, on Melfenweg 11.
2) page 198, listing residents of Memel str. 13, including Victor Dorschke.

 Memel str. may also have been known as Bosatzer str. , which is located on the North side of Ratibor, North of the Oder River. This latter info comes from a book about Ratibor, called 'Ratibor, einst und jetzt', by Paul J. Newerla, pub. 1998.

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