Re: Schlink, Valentine L. Peoria Co.1890 bio
Thanks, again and again, Londie for all the work.
I find that Sophia Schaff, mentioned in your posting, is Sophia Schaaf, daughter of Wolfgang Schaaf of Oensbach, Baden, who came to the US around 1846.She was the sister of Ignatius, Frank, Florentine, Caroline, Wilhelm, Mathilde who all came to the US.She, and others in the family, spelled the name in various ways -- Schoaf, Schoaff, Schaaf, Schaff.
Ignatus' oldest son, of his first marriage, was Dr. Henry A. Schoaf of Peoria.Emma Kantack was his sister.In the second family, with Susan Preston of Trivoli, were my grandfather Gilbert Charles, Elmore, Hester Walker, Lenora Noll, Frank Russell, Elvira Hahn, Elsie Schaab, and Ruby Pelz.
I would be very pleased to hear from any Val Schlink descendents....