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Europe / Stumped! Klussman
« on: Wednesday 07 February 18 19:45 GMT (UK)  »
Hi everyone.
Struggling to find my ancestor in Hannover, Lower Saxony.  Ernest Klussman (spelling variants I'm certain).  He was born about 1800 - 1805.  I have no other detail of his life in Germany and would love to know when he came over and who with.  He was in Ireland by the time his first child was born in 1836, Newbridgbe Ireland.  I have no info of him there either.  He moved about a bit between Ireland and the UK.  Now struggling to dig up any more. 
Can anyone please give me some tips?   ;D
Thank you in advance.

Cheshire Lookup Requests / Mitton, Henry look up at Wirral Archives PLEASE?!
« on: Thursday 29 May 14 13:22 BST (UK)  »
Hi all
Is anyone going to the Wirral Archives soon?
I am trying to trace an ancestor who ended up in the Work house.  The District Guardians of the Birkenhead Union in Tranmere. 1891 census.
Henry Mitton was born in Shrewsbury in 1841. And although they seem to have his age wrong, it seems likely that on the 1891 census it is him in there, listed as a printer and an imbecile! Poor bloke.  I believe he died there also in 1895. 
Questions - Why was he there? He lived in Shropshire (Shrewsbury) was married and had kids.  How did he get there? What did he die of?  So many questions I can't think of any others for the moment.  If I can find out a little more that would be so helpful.  I have him until 1881 census.  Between 1881 and 1891 I have no idea what happened to him.
Thank you to who ever may find him again.  He was my great great grandfather.

Shropshire / Mitton, Henry born 1841 - Shrewsbury
« on: Wednesday 28 May 14 22:12 BST (UK)  »
Hi all
I have been researching my Great great grandfather on and off for a while and I am now completely stuck! I live abroad currently and so it's impossible for me to go to the local archives at the moment.
Here is the story so far....deep breath: 
Henry Mitton was born to George Mitton and Martha Evans on 24 June 1841.  Baptised in July 1841. Lived in Shrewsbury 1851 and in 1861 was living in Shrewsbury St mary and was a printer.  Post office recordsd show him in 1863 living in Castlegates, shrews.  In 1865 marries Ann (Annie) Martin at St Alkmonds.  He again is listed as a printer.  1870 living Castlegates - tobacconist (his father George ran the newsagents/printers next door with his boot and shoe business).  1871 census shows Henry living in St Mary and is a printer again.  1881 - listed as a printer/bookbinder, living at 3 college Hill, St chad.  At this point the census shows his daughter Elizabeth age 15 living at 10 castlegates with the housekeeper, Ann Wood, and Elizabeth is assistant stationer.  Elizabeths sister Martha is staying with aunt and uncle Robinson at 7 St Alkmonds Square.  BUT......
Between 1881 and 1891 Henry seems to disappear! I can't find him.  AND in 1891 the only logical one I have found is in the workhouse in Birkenhead - The District Guardians of the Birkenhead Union - it lists him as an 'imbecile' - NICE!!  Anyhoo, I think he died there in 1895 but I am not 100% sure!!
The question is - what happened between 1881 and 1891?  And why was the poor man sent to the workhouse?

If ANYONE out there can help me to answer these baffling (to me) questions, I would be very grateful indeed.  If not, it'll all have to wait another year or so!
thank you for reading.   ???

World War Two / Fighting age in WW2
« on: Tuesday 01 October 13 17:30 BST (UK)  »
Hi, I know nothing, or very little about the army.  I am researching a relative for a friend and I know he was in WW1 as I have found his medal roll card.  I also know that in the 1920's he was in India briefly, I only know this from a ships arrival document to the UK.  In 1939 he would have been about 51 years of age! He was in the RFA (Royal Field Artillery) as a Gunner in WW1.  Is there a possibility that he could have continued his army career?  He died in 1977.  Any help or info would be helpful as I cannot find any records for him for WW2 era.

Shropshire Lookup Requests / Normanhurst, Queens Park, Oswestry
« on: Saturday 21 September 13 14:15 BST (UK)  »
Hi all
I am trying to find some pictures, circa 1900 or a bit before, of a property called Normanhurst (if it still exists), on the 1901 census it states it is in Queens Park (although I have found an address in Kellys Directory 1895 of Queens Rd), Oswestry.  I have googled mapped the area and it looks rather nice! But I cannot find any reference to the house.  My great grandma lived there with her husband who was an ironmonger.  He died in 1900 but she continued his business for a time.
His name was Edwin Moore Gardner, she was Elizabeth.  If you have any other info on their life in Oswestry it would be amazing.  I am abroad, so cannot come over at the moment, but hoping to visit within the next year.


Kildare / KLUSSMAN birth in Newbridge?!!
« on: Friday 09 September 11 11:57 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help me? I am trying to search for a KLUSSMAN, GEORGINA, supposedly born in Newbridge, Ireland about 1840.  Parents Ernest and Georgina (or Georgena).  I am trying to discover her mothers maiden name but I'm not sure that will be possible.  Georgina (~1840) also had siblings - Henry, Ernest both born St Catherines, Dublin and Frederick in Longford, Ireland. 

Any ideas? I have tried to search online but the surname doesn't come up at all for Irish records.

Wiltshire / Trap Accident in Highworth
« on: Thursday 08 September 11 18:45 BST (UK)  »
Hi everyone.  I am trying to trace any further information (newspaper articles etc) into the death of my Great, Great Grandfather Thomas Knight Barnard.  He was born in Stroud in 1845, married Georgina Klussman in 1868, had my great grandfather (also Thomas Knight Barnard) in abt 1869 and then tragically died in a 'Trap Accident' at the age of 25 in 1871 (March 1st 1871). 

I have tried searching papers online but to no avail!! Can anyone help? or let me know how I can find out??  I am living abroad at the moment so it is difficult for me to visit the UK.

Gloucestershire / Asylum records??
« on: Wednesday 07 September 11 17:12 BST (UK)  »
 ??? Hello, would anyone happen to know where I can find, if at all, names of inmates in asylums? perhaps there is a database somewhere? or do I need the national archives?  What information exists for these sorts of records?
Thank you

Gloucestershire Lookup Requests / Mills Marriage
« on: Thursday 22 October 09 14:31 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help me find the marriage of Edwin Mills (born abt 1832 monmouthshire) and Sarah ? (born abt 1841 also monmouthshire).  I have searched and searched to no avail!

they had a daughter in about 1869 or something - all a bit confusing as there seems to be a mix up with her ages on the 1881 and 1871 census'.  Anyway, I hope someone can help me, if you need any other info please dont hesitate to contact me. Thank you ??? ???

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