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Old 10-20-2009, 06:41 AM
Location: Carlisle PA
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Hello to all,
I am in the process of tracing my adoptive families family trees and I could certainly use some help from anyone who may know anything about them. This is what I have so far:

Father's side:
Family name is Schwartz. Given name is Peter Matthew
His father's name was Peter Joseph Schwartz

I have gotten to a Jakob Schwartz which would be my 2nd Great-Grandfather. All I have for him is a birth year of 1814 and a DOD of: 29 Apr 1892. Locations are unknown. There is another man who would be my 3rd Great-Grandfather. All I have on him is a name of Heinrich Schwartz. No locations or DOB or DOD's.

His mother's maiden name was Rebuck
Given name was Dora
My Dad's mom's side of the family I was able to go back to an Andreas Rehbock (notice the change in spelling from Rehbock to Rebuck (a tendency Elise Island was known for)) . His information is pretty sketchy as well. Birth year is: 1690 with the location of Germany. His DOD is: Between. 1737–1782 location is also Germany.

Mother's side:
Family name is Petroskie. Given name is Anna Marie
Her father's given name was Walter Peter Petroskie
. His vitals are DOB: March 25 1888. Location of birth is: Suwalki Poland. I believe his DOD would be around the 1950's. That is it for her father and his side of the family.

Her mother's maiden name was: Chapleski
Her given name was: Florence
Her vitals are: DOB: 25 Jan 1891, location: Suwalki Poland
DOD: JUN 1964 location: Shamokin, Northumberland county, Pennsylvania
The rest of my mom's family I have only been able to trace back to my Great-Grandfather: Theodore Czaplewski with a DOB and location of: JUL 1859 in Suwalki Poland. DOD and location of: 17 MAY 1904 in Shamokin, Northumberland county, Pennsylvania.

Being that my mother was the first generation born American, things are really sketchy on her side of the family.

If anyone can help me you can post your reply here OR e-mail me privately mod cut - no e-mail addresses please OR I use the ancestry.com website and you can contact me via my user name of: mccarth_reidel. ANY help would be greatly appreciated. If anyone has family in Poland or Germany and they are willing to help God that would be fantastic!

Last edited by toobusytoday; 10-23-2009 at 06:23 AM..
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Old 10-22-2009, 11:46 PM
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Ancestry has their own message boards for this kind of stuff.
I doubt you'll get any help on late 1600s Germany on here.
Sounds like you should try Shamokin for any US data.
Ancestry is a good tool, but like any other good tool, it takes
some time before you're good at using it. Keep after it, and
things will unfold.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:02 AM
Location: Carlisle PA
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of ancestry.com. Been using it now for 3 years. Still no luck on my mom's dad. I now have 4 different spellings of the last name. Just adding to the confusion. I opted to add this info here because, frankly my parents never left Northumberland county in their entire lives and was hoping for some family contact perhaps. Short of going to Poland (which I have no desire to do) I don't know what else I can do.
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