|Have you seen the movie about Pvt. Ryan?It can have a profound impact on your life if you are one of those who lost someone in any of our wars defending our freedom.In our family, it has led to a re-awakening of the need to locate and document our family as a 'memorial' before those of us who remember are gone.|
First cousins are seeking to fill the gaps with an emphasis on the surnames ACKELY, BREWER, CHADWICK, MC CLUER, MC GREW, MEYERS, ROSE, SAVACOOL & STIGERS.We will be involving many others, but these are the emphasis we are placing at this time.
You might find it of interest to know how many different spellings for the name I call 'SAVACOOL' that I have found.In the Social Security Index I have also found SAVELKOUL, SAVERCOOL, SEVERCOOL, SOVACOOL, SOVERCOOL, and SOVOCOOL.Only recently I have added SUFFICOOL and SUFFECOOL to that list.I am sure these are legitmate spellings, not errors.Early spellings include SABEGAUL, SABEGUHL, SABELGUHL and SABELKUHL.I have found at least 40 variations of those spellings in my research, as well as 4 interpretations of the S as an L, making them Lanacool, Lanacoal, Lancoo, Lancoms.The variations are Savacol, Savacoll, Savacook, Savacoole, Savacord, Savavol, Savccol, Savecoal, Savecoll, Savecool, Savekaul, Savekool, Savelhoel, savelkorl, Savelkowl, Savelkuhl, Savercod, Savercole, Savercoob, Savercoon (that's my favorite), Savercorl, Savercott, Savercove, Saverell, Saverpoe, Saverpool, Savocolle, Savocool, Savorcoon, Sevenkoel, Sevenkol, Sovicool, Sovocoal, Sovocol, Sovocoll, Sabelcool, Sabelcull, Suffacool.I have a list of other variations of Suff/e/i/cool that I can not locate at this moment but will update as I find others.Maybe this information will help you as much as it has helped me.I know there are more, tho, because there are many records that should be there but I can't find them with a query because I don't know how to spell.
One other bit of information I have found, all of the Savacool's I have found I have tied to three imigrants.The earliest imigrant is Jacob who came to Pennsylvania on the Britannia, arriving September 21, 1731 when he was 17 years old.He married Elizabeth, the daughter of Jacob Oberholtz, who came over on the Alexander and Anne to Philadelphia September 5, 1730.Jacob remained in the Bucks County area for the rest of his life.Wilhelm Savelkoul and his wife Christina came from Germany on the Lydia in 1749 from Rotterdam and settled in Stillwater, Sussex Co., New Jersey.It appears that there descendents all settled in the New Jersey-New York area.The third imigrant was Michael Savelkoul who arrived on the Germania from Antwerp on April 22, 1863 in New York.That line seems to be very localized in Minnesota.
The mystery I still haven't solved concerns the Sufficool's.I can find no imigrant at the beginning of that line. A good part of the Jacob Savacool line in Bucks County, PA just quits in the late 1790's and the Sufficool's seem to suddenly appear in Franklin County, PA, primarily.My 1819 Bucks County Savacool just doesn't seem to exist until he gets to Ohio in 1850, even though I am quite sure he is of the Jacob Savacool lineage.
If we can ever be of help to you in any way, please feel free to contact us, and maybe you will be helping us in return.
Good luck with your quest and, most of all, have fun remembering.
|The VICTOR SAVACOOL MEMORIAL HOME PAGE by Phyllis S. West|
Updated September 6, 2000