A teacher at Sheepscombe School (Gloucestershire) from 1896 to 1927 was born in Danzig and came to England in about 1885. She married an Englishman from Lancashire, George Jolly, who became the headteacher at the school at the same time. The couple served the village community in many different ways for 30 years before retiring to Devon. We have often wondered why Marie came to England (no others from her family came). Her grandson thinks that a petition from young women to the army commander in Germany may contain the answer (a shortage of men!). We have a copy of the petition letter writeen in a Gothic German script. Maybe someone knows about this petition already and can tell us what it really means. If not, perhaps you know someone who could translate it accurately for us.
Eluned Eidmans ..... August 29, 2014 - 08:31 AM
Message for Gleidison Hins
Glad that I was able to help. Please let me know if you require any further assistance. Gleidison is an interesting name, does it have a Welsh connection? Good Hunting.
Chris Jennings ..... August 26, 2014 - 07:56 PM
Hi, I am looking for help tracing my BÖCKENHOLT or BOECKENHOLT family tree. My great grandfather BERNARD BÖCKENHOLT was born in Ascheberg, Coesfeld, Westfalen, Germany on 14th May 1871. His father was Gerhard Henrich Boeckenholt and his mother was Berta Storin. His wife, my great grandmother was Christina Louden Robertson. They lived in Scotland and had a shop before my great grandfather was believed to have returned to Germany for the First World War. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Chris
Gleidison Hins Cruz ..... August 26, 2014 - 01:29 AM
I would like to thank you so much for your reply.
I found few more information about my GGrandad Ernest Hinz.
Ernest Hinz born in California in 1861, came to Brazil around 1885-1890 and remains here until 1901.
He went back to U.S in August 1901 married Lina Ramsler Thiel ( his second wife) in 31 Oct 1903 in Manhattan New York.