Re: Marie Champ
Thank you so very much.You are a real help!:)
I'll try to get her marriage/death certificate.
Champ was the original name (not shortened).From what I was told, she was already married with children when she came to the United States.(Her daughter, my great grandmother, was five when she arrived here.)Her family was still in Europe.There would have been no reason for Marie to shorten the name since she was married (maiden name not in use).Also, although Mary was written in her obituary, her name was Marie.Italian has it as "Maria".French has it as "Marie".
So this is a little mystery . . .