Re: Weidenfeller, Frank 1917 MI
Hello there! I have no way of knowing if "My Weidenfeller" side-(circa:1868 and before) has any ties with yours, butsaw in your post,& figured being as you have turned up a "passle" of them in your search, maybe you have info on my ancestors that I'm currently searching.
(just read my entire message, may be TMI..LOL but it
felt good to "let it go" READ PAST THE TREE AT YOUR OWN
Only info I have gleened so far is:
1)"Mr.& Mrs. John P. Weidenfeller" came west by rail and
stage from IL around 1880 with at least 1 child
2)Olive b. aug 1868 IL d. Feb 7, 1933 MT
+married Edward Moore(Pioneer MT Moore Family)
3)Edward Jr-b. 1885
3)Andrew J.b.Jul 1886 d.Aug 1957,Deer Lodge, MT
+married Jennie Headley; 1915 (info on Jennie too)
4) *5 or more children
3)Ella I. Estill-b.Feb 1890 Pioneer, MT d.Nov 1967
+married around 1912
4) *8 children
3)Ona Claussen b Jul 1906 Pioneer MT d Aug 1960
+married Gerald in 1937(at least 1 son
And MY "Blood" Grandfather
3)Thomas Jefferson: b. 1900 d unk
+1st husband of "Mary Theresa Burke,Moore,Winkleman"
They had a daughter, who stayed an only child: my Mother,
4) Mary T Moore b oct 1939 MT d unk date in Oregon
5) Mary Ann(Butt,King,Endicott)b mar 1963 (ME)
5) April Marie (Remme)(my Sister/Different Dads)
Mom married "Multiple times" (5 to 7 times proven so far) According to the one Family other than her,(Gpa Winkleman) and even the stories she told herself, she made TODAYS steoriotype of "Catholic Girl w/Bad Rep" look beond tame! She was already a bar fly and "known" on the Airbase nearby when she "quit" high school at 17, 7 months shy of Graduating.
So now, after 20+ yrs astrainged from Mom, I was told in '07 of her death, sometime earlier, knowing I was never able to have any children, and my now 37 yr old sister never wanted any, I got the Geneology itch just 3 months ago.
Even though "THIS" branch of an entire blood line & heritage, (to long unkown to me) will disappear from the earth, I wanna know WHERE I REALLY came from, before I'm done getting where I'm going! lol
During my recent "real want" to search out and be able to say I have living relatives SOMEWHERE. I have foundthat even though she "WROTE" a name on my birth certificate, he may have been no more than a "Fleeting Fling with an Airforce Flyman".I have overwhelming reason to believe that my "TRUE" birth Father, is NOT Leonard James Butt - can't ask him, he died awhile ago. Never knew him, was always told he left when I was just 4 months old as he never wanted children.
Sooo... I am concentrating on my Mothers side, as that is the only thing I am sure of... ANY HELP IS MORE THAN WELCOME! AND THANK YOU!
PS:sorry about the "running on at the type"..LOL Hopefully, if I DO find some Family out there, this will help them know me and why our side is so unknown to the rest!