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This Week in My Genealogy: the death of Jacob Hornef

Jacob Hornef was my third great-grandfather on my maternal grandmother’s (Carman) line*. He was born in Otterberg, Germany and died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on June 3, 1894. His death certificate is available on FamilySearch. He was an immigrant and a … Continue reading

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This week in my genealogy – Frank A Todd

My great-uncle, Frank Alexander Todd, was born 120 years ago this week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was my grandmother Susan L. Todd’s oldest sibling. Even though according to the Social Security Death index he passed away in 1981, I don’t … Continue reading

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This Week in My Genealogy – Jacob Hornef

I first discovered Jacob Hornef 1 on his daughter’s death certificate. His name and his birth place were the only clues. Not even his daughter’s mother was named. I went searching for census records. Complicating matters, there were other Horneffs … Continue reading

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