I'm looking for info on Elizabeth A. Floyd.She may or may not be a relative.We have several mysteries on my fathers side in my family that the family did not talk about.My grandfather and his brother both had second marriages.My grandfather married my grandmother and four years after my father was born, five years after my grandparents were married, my grandmother's eldest daughter married my grandfather's brother.Frontier families, early California.My grandmother never said one word or one hint about whom one of her uncles was or whom her grandparents were, not one word.She and her sister never said one word or hint.My grandfather Franz Charles Richter and my granduncle/uncle Ernest George Richter also did not talk about their sister Elizabeth/Elisabeth, mother Elizabeth, uncle-name not known, or grandparents.I recently found the possible name of Elizabeth as the Actual name of my grandfather's mother.
I am looking for the family here in California, and Iowa for my great grandfather Charles G. Richter/Charles Gustav Richter/C. G. Richter/and Gustavus Richter, and where he grew up.This may lead to Indiana for my great grandmother, Elizabeth Richter, maiden name not known.My granduncle/uncle Ernest G. Richter had a land record with a woman named Elizabeth A. Floyd between 1898-1900.My great grandfather came to California in 1875, not sure where he went though possibly Santa Monica after first going to probably San Bernardino.Where ever Charles G./Gustavus Richter went in Southern California, he was in San Bernardino about 1879 having a photograph made of at least the two oldest children, Franz and Ernest, both born in Iowa.In 1875, Elizabeth/Elisabeth was born, and probably in 1877, though possibly in 1876, Estella/Stella was born, and both girls were born in California.In and possibly earlier than 1880, Charles G./Gustavus was in Azusa Township prior to the founding of the towns that since have become cities, and they are Azusa, Glendora, Covina, and Pomona.Elizabeth(wife of Charles G./Gustavus Richter) was with Charles in Azusa Township, then known in Azusa Township as Gustavus, and after the birth of their children.In 1884, Charles G. Richter, had bought property in what was to become Glendora in 1887.Charles G./Gustavus sold his 81.57 acres to the founder of the new town of Glendora, George Whitcomb, and immediately returned to Azusa Township where he purchased 20.5 acres from L.C. Pollard, probably a relative of R.J. Pollard, all on Ernest Robertson's land record map made in 1937 of roughly the 1880's of various areas of Los Angeles County, particularly the San Gabriel/Azusa Valley.Ernest Robertson was an employee of the Los Angelees County Land Office of the Recorder's Office.Charles G./Gustavus also bought several lots in the new town of Azusa formed in 1887.Charles was a part of forming the Azusa Irrigating Committee and the Azusa Irrigating District served by the Azusa Irrigating Company.In 1893, Franz Richter sold a lot to one of the Bohannon family that he was a near resident in 1880, also on the U.S. Census of 1880, probably friends.In the Indenture of 1893 between various people and the Azusa Irrigating Company, actually recorded in the Recorder's Land Office in the 1895 record book of Los Angeles County, all of the people involved in the Irrigating Committee and presumably the Irrigating District signed agreements with the Azusa Irrigating Company in 1893, and the Indenture included the names of all the people involved, stating thus and so and her husband, thus an so and his wife, and so forth, with a few included that were apparently adult age children.When the two pages get to my great grandfather on the top of the second page of names on an 11 by 17 sheet of paper, my great grandmothers name is not stated, and in two different places the two boys are mentioned by name.The mother Elizabeth is not referred to in the document.Two pages worth of thus and so and her husband, and thus and so and his wife, and a wife not mentioned for my great grandfather, her name Elizabeth.The Indenture was not recorded in the recorder's land records until the completion of the canals/pipes in late 1894, and the record appears in early 1895.Prior to the completion of this in 1895, Charles G./Gustavus had sold 6 acres in 1893 to his children Franz, Ernest, Elizabeth/Elisabeth, and Estella/Stella.By Nov 9, 1894, Elizabeth/Elisabeth, Charles G./Gustavus' and Elizabeth's daughter died.Charles G./Gustavus bought at least 6 cemetary plots either in nov 1894 or prior, and intended his wife have a burial plot, whether she had died between 1890 to 1893 or just took off, I do not know as of yet.Elizabeth, the mother, was not referenced by the family.In 1897, Estella/Stella didn't want anything to do with the 6 acres of land that she and her sister owned with their two brothers and sold her interest in 6 acres of land that they were paying on a mortgage to their father of $1,300, and she sold her interest in the 6 acres to her brothers Franz and Ernest after four years of the land going up in value in a huge way from the irrigation, and she sold her interest for $1.Between 1898-1900, Charles had a land record again dealing with the Azusa Irrigating Company, Ernest G. Richter had a land record with Elizabeth A. Floyd, and Estella/Stella had a land record with Charles G. Richter/C. G. Richter/Gustavus Richter, her father, and had this record on the same day her brother had a land record with Elizabeth A. Floyd.Estella/Stella was seemingly interested in owning property or selling again, this time with her father.They were not having land record purchases and sales with every person around, only with people they seemingly knew very well.
This Elizabeth A. Floyd does not show up on any census records, and I'm about to research the land records further to see how much info I can find.
Do you or the Floyd family know anything about this Elizabeth A. Floyd.I do not know if Floyd is a maiden name or a married name.The possibility is that Ernest G. Richter made a land record sale of some sort to possibly a relative or friend, maybe his mother, I do not know.Do you have info that can identify this woman, Elizabeth A. Floyd, about 1900 in California?If she was the mother of Ernest G. Richter and his siblings, she would have been 52 years old in 1900.If she was the mother of the four children, then she obtained a new last name somewhere/somehow.Elizabeth, the mother of the children was born in Germany as was Charles G./Gustavus Richter.I do not know whom this Elizabeth A. Floyd is or whether she is a relative in some way.