Thanks for the update.I guess this makes us cousins once removed?So far it appears that Estelle had three sisters: Frances, Ella, and Magdelena.
Thomas and Estelle had seven blood children:Alice (whom I used to communicate with and who lived in Nevada near her children), William/Bill (who used to stop in to visit us), Bernard(who also used to stop in to visit and who worked for a monument business just outside the Mount Carmel Cemetary.He had a sculpting skill), Henry (my Dad who once worked for American Can Co. and who later did carpentry. He had 10 children.I was 3rd.), John (who used to stop in and visit.He was in the navy), and Mary (who I also communicated with.She died just recently).There was a seventh who died in youth according to my Dad.I never knew of the addopted ones and never remember meeting them.
Where did you live in Berkeley.Where did your Grandparents live?
I plan on going to Ireland in September and was hoping that someone out there in inernet land might know of some geneology for Thomas Joseph.
Do you know the geneology for the Kirsch's? My Dad mentioned that she/her family came from Germany.