Thursday, March 24, 2011

My Large Kelly Brick Wall. (or is it Kelley?)

My maternal grandfather, Truman Udell Kelly, grew up knowing very little about his past. He knew that he was placed in a St. Louis orphanage because he was redheaded at a very young age. He was placed with a family in Kentucky and then was sent back at the age of eleven but he did not return to the orphanage he ran away and lived the life of a hobo until he meet and then married my grandmother Margaret Ann Arendell on June 22, 1934.

Grandpa grew up thinking his name was Red Kelly. It was not until he met Granma and he started searcheing for his mother Susie Catherine Shelton that he found out his name was really Truman.

So I began trying to find those oh so common roots of a John Kelly (it does not get any more common.) so here is what I know from family stories from my grandpa and from internet searches.

My granpa's mother Susie Shelton was born 26 September 1879 in Bollinger, Missouri. She was the daughter of John Bunyon Shelton Jr and Mary Elizabeth Poston. She married her first husband, Orlando Dennison in 1897 at the age of 17. He was many years her senior. They divorced and she married John Kelly February 21 1910 in Marquand, Madison, Missouri. In the 1910 US Census from St Francois Township, St Francois, Missouri she lived with her husband father and one of her children from her first marriage. The name on the 1910 census was John and Susen Killey. My grandfather Truman was born in November 25, 1910. Then his only" full blood" brother is Robert Harry Kelly. Robert was born June 13, 1914. It is unclear when John died but Susie married again to William Luther Chumley on April 7, 1915.

I have found the marriage certificate for Susie and John and the 1910 Census but that is all I can find I have looked for the death certificate for John in Missouri and Illinois and none of the John Kellys that fit the age.

This is a very large brick wall I would love to scale.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Ok I get the hint.

Sometimes we our friend to give us a nudges. And in her lovely style my dear childhood friend and fellow genealogist took me to blog once, twice, now three times so I get the hint so here I sit starting my blog.

Hunting Dead People

Monday, November 29, 2010

Thoephile G. Schlumpf 1858-1919

Theophile G. Schlumfp was born in Switzerland in either 1855 or 1858 (both are on his death certificate) to John and Mary (Dickleman) Schulmpf.
In 1882 he immigrated to the United States and got his naturalization in 1887.
In 1885 he married Marry Brunner, the dauhgter of Jacob Brunner, They lived the remainder of their lives on Caroline Street in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois.
Theophile died 28 Jun 1919 and is buried in Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum in Peoria, Illinios.
They had seven children:
  1. Amelia Schlumpf 20 Oct 1886- Unknown
  2. Fred Theophile Schlumpf AKA Theophile JR 11 Oct 1887- April 1967
  3. Clara Schlumf Friedengier Arands 25 Jan 1889-Unkown
  4. Bertha Elizabeth Schlumpf Arendell 2 Nov 1889- 18 Jul 1964
  5. Rosa (Roise) Schlumpf Click Oct 1892-Unkown
  6. Lena I Schlumpf Morey 2 May 1895- 2 Dec 1988
  7. Nellie Martha Schlumpf Pelletier 6 Sep 1899-Oct 1968

Starting over.

Many years ago I made a big rookie mistake and started add family member like crazy. Now I am much more experienced and look back and shake my head.

So I am starting over from scratch.

Monday, March 23, 2009

My first post for this blog

While I psted blogs before this is my my first post for My Deep Roots. What will I Post i do not know so we will see where this takes me.