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Subject: Re: [APG] Don't you wish all Pastor's did this?
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 19:13:03 EST
A few years ago, as I was going through the files of my father, Rabbi Samuel
Langer, after he passed away, I realized it contained a great deal of
potential genealogical data concerning congregants in several congregations up and
down the Eastern Seaboard. It took a while, but I compiled the information into a
database which went up in the America section on JewishGen, and which was
apparently included in the databases JewishGen has agreed to let Ancestry access.
Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan
Up, Roots! Genealogy Research Services
Long Beach, NY
In a message dated 2/14/2009 2:06:46 AM Eastern Standard Time,
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2009 14:07:55 -0500
From: "Joel S. Russell" <>
Subject: [APG] Don't you wish all Pastor's did this?
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My friends I wish to pay homage to Pastor John Kupfer who served a
small church in southern Illinois that I'm currently
researching. The following is an example of his funeral entries for
"Schwier, Maria born November 29th, 1829 at Hille, Prussia, daughter
of Friedr. Burmeister & Maria born Horstmann; at the age of 21 she
married Karl Husemann with whom she lived 7 years and had 3 children,
of which 1 son is still living. In 1863 she came to her brother
Heinrich Burmeister in Horse Prairie. February 4th, 1864 she married
Ernst Nagel with whom she had 1 son, August, who is still alive. 3
years and 2 months later her husband died. She remained a widow for
6 months and then married Friedrich Schwier who after 35 years, 1
month of married life preceded her in death. She died April 3, 1911
at age 81 years, 4 months, 4 days and was buried April 5th, 1911."
This is a great place to look for those you of you wonder how to find
the hometown of your immigrant ancestor. Church records can be a
gold mind of information, especially when you have a Pastor/Priest
who records this kind of detail.
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