I understand the Society has done a lot of work on the internment camps on the Isle of Man. I have three members of my family who were interned, one of whom seems to have been released then arrested and sent back! I would appreciate some help understanding the camps and the information given on the record cards please.
Charles L. Thiesenhusen ..... March 05, 2014 - 03:19 AM
I have a relative Charles Thiessenhusen who died at the German Hospital in Hackney 4 February 1895. He is not on the 1881 Census and is a widower bookseller in Whitechapel on the 1891 Census. I can not find where he is buried or the name of his wife. Any suggestions for these questions would be appreciated. Thanks. CLT
HARRY HOBSON ..... March 04, 2014 - 04:39 PM
MY 3 X GREAT GRANDFATHER JOSEPH FALLOW IS LISTED AS BEING BORN IN BADEN ABOUT 1793 AND THEN RELOCATED TO NEWCASTLE ENGLAND THE FIRST MENTION OF HIM IS IN A TRADES JOURNAL OF 1815 LISTING HIM AS A WATCHMAKER AND SUBSEQUENT TRADE JOURNALS AND CENCUS RECORDS LIST HIM AS A CLOCK/WATCH/BAROMETER/GERMAN CLOCK MAKER.I HAVE IDENTIFIED OTHER FALLOWS IN NEWCASTLE AT THE SAME TIME ALSO LISTED AS BEING BORN EITHER IN BADEN OR KARLSRUHR BUYT WITH A WIDE AGE RANGE (FAMILY OF J FALLOW?)BUT I HAVE NO OTHER INFORMATION THAN THAT, AND ALSO I WONDER IF THE SURNAME HAS BEEN ANGLICISED. CAN ANYONE HELP?
Debra Britton ..... March 03, 2014 - 07:29 AM
The date of marriage you give is incorrect.
Free BMD shows this:
Marriages Sep 1858
Coles William George Bedminster 5c 1189 Katherine Mary Ann Faust
Without the correct information, members will not be able to help you.
There is a Katharine Faust, aged 16, who came over from Hesse in 1851 on the "Gallia". Why she came over I do not know.
There are one or two trees on Ancestry, too and from one I learned that she was Born in Niedereschbach, Frankfurt, Hessen. She also stated "Hesse" as birth place on one of the census returns.
Eric ..... February 23, 2014 - 12:17 PM
Surprised and pleased to find this site, was wondering whether anyone might be able help me find out more about my 3x gt-grandmother, Barbara Philippina Hahn, born in Frankfurt am Main around 1823. In 1852 she married Johannis Whaley from Blofield/Norfolk (he was later known as John Whaley), they had a daughter Amelia born in 1855 in Co. Durham/Sunderland. Barbara died in 1863 in Lincolnshire, after this, John and his daughter moved to York.
Barbara's origins and ancestors are proving difficult to trace, no other family trees seem to mention her, though there are a few that name a Barbara Hahn born in Kassel/Hesse at around about the same time. I believe that Barbara's father was Charles Hahn, a ropemaker. Given that he will have been German, perhaps his name was actually Karl.
That's all I have. Any additional information or ideas on where to look next gratefully received.