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1 What’s in Your Attic??? 6 December 2011 Manatee Genealogical SocietyWhat’s in Your Attic??? 6 December 2011
2 Overview Currie Colket – Mystery of Confederate Currency Karen Dwyer – John J. Schmidt, Civil War SoldierJim Reger – Family Photo Album and Postcard AlbumJean Morris – Letter of Introduction, Report Cards, LoomElda Boyer – Family DollsTed Riech – Stories of Copper SmithingDoreen Colket – Perrault Family Photograph Circa 1910Vivian Bernard – Family Cross and JournalDiane Pelc – Necklace, Autograph Book, Family LedgerPeggy Slocum – Family BibleFrenette Brown – Family TrunkCurrie Colket – Pelot Bottles and Photographs
3 Mystery of Confederate Currency Who is the Pelot who signed for the Registrar????
4 Actually a Number of Questions Who is Pelot – Related to me?What is the Initial? – L.?, S.?, other?Why signing for the Registrar?Was my Pelot living in Richmond?How much signed? What’s a Dollar Worth?
5 First, Look and feel of a Confederate Bill VignetteSeriesHand dated8th May 1862Hand numberedSerial NumberHand signed for Registrar(acknowledged the debt)Hand signed for Treasurer(acknowledged money for TreasuryWill pay $100 to Bearer at interest of 2 cents per day Six months after Ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States1864 – Two Years after the Ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States
6 Who Was ?. Pelot? First Looked at Possible Men Jonas (immigrated to South Carolina in 1734)Blue are Possible Men as are sonsRed are DeadBlack shows descent lines~John Francis~James (Land Grant Florida 1793)JohnCharles~~~RichardJamesSamuelJosephCharlesJohn~~~~~~1797-1841FrancisJosephRichardWilliamWilliamJosephEugeneStephenBenjamin~1809-1881+3~1811-1864+5 (1)~1813-1876~1813-1875+1~1814-1900+1~1823-1883?~1833-1907~1828-1905~1818-1870+3JosephJamesThomas PostellJohn CooperJamesCharles~1833-1888~1835-1864~1809-1879+3, one of which wasDr. John Crews Pelot~1812-1841~1819-1873~1824-1876Still no help??? Besides, none of these were in Richmond?
7 What’s a Dollar Worth??? - 1-“To convert 1860 prices to today's prices, multiply the 1860 price by $ ”About $20 today, if one compares purchasing power of similar commoditiesBased on General Store prices of Salt Pork, Powder Shot, Coffee, Sugar, Tea, peppermints, Tobacco, Raisins, Flour, Spices, Beans, Potatoes, Prunes, Cheese, Gloves, Hats, and ChapsNot fair comparison – Market is very different
8 What’s a Dollar Worth??? - 2 Prices circa 1861 $4 for a head of cattle 25¢ for a pig75¢ for a pair of shoes$10 for a rifled gun75¢ for a sword50¢ for 18 plates
9 What’s a Dollar Worth??? - 3 Daily salary was about $1 a day $1 per day = approximately $300 per annumThis is about $60,000 per annum today$1 in 1861 can be regarded as the equivalent of $200 today.Hence the $20 Confederate Note is worth the equivalent of $4,000 in 1860 spending moneyConfederate government enticed engravers to be smuggled in from England for $20 in gold/week~ $200,000 per yearThe Business of Civil War: Military Mobilization and the State, By Mark R. Wilson (written in 2005)
10 In the Beginning -1 Resulting in First Issue Provisional government of CSA formed at Montgomery, Alabama on 8 February 1861Secretary of Treasurer was C. G. MemmingerMarch 1861 authorized $2,000,000 in Treasury notes in denominations not less than $50. Interest was at 3.65%Payable in 1 year - Not used as currencyAuthorized borrowing $15,000,000 in 8%Monies used for arms, ammunition, and supplies.Tried tax of ½ cent per pound of cotton but did not yield sufficient revenue due to blockade.Resulting in First Issue
11 In the Beginning -29 March 1861 Notes issued in denominations of $50, $100, $500, and $1,000.These were worth approximately $10,000, $20,000, $100,000, and $200,000 in today’s $.Goal was to raise moneyPrimarily purchased by large banks & big plantersNotes were NOT intended for use as currencyThree Sources of money ( ):Taxation (~ 8%), Borrowing (32%), Printing (60%)
12 Financial Acts of the CSA Government => Issues 1st Issue – 9 March1861 $2,000,000Montgomery Issue – National Bank Note Company, New York(South had no engravers; NBNC viewed this as a business)Printed in New York and smuggled SouthReused existing vignettes, used in the South & the NorthPlates seized by Federal Government, so South went elsewhereRichmond Issue – Southern Bank Note CompanyHad to import needed supplies from EuropeHad to Hire European $20 in gold/week2nd Issue - 25 July (16 May) 1861 $20,000,0003rd Issue - 2 September 1861 $150,000,0004th Issue - 17 April 1862 $215,000,0005th Issue - 2 December 1862 $500,000,0006th Issue - 6 April 18637th Issue - 17 February 1864 – Operations moved to Columbia, SCFt. Sumter – 12 April 1861Yes, we had Pelots in South Carolina* Capital moved from Montgomery to Richmond on 24 May 1861, after Virginia succeeded from the Union.
13 1st Issue 1861 $1,000 NoteIssued under the March 9, 1861 (1st Act) MontgomeryPossesses penned signatures of Alex B. Clitherall as Register and E. C. Elmore as Treasurer of the Confederate government607 specimens issued, only 112 specimens known todaySold for $67 in 1943; $675 in 1957 and between $60,000 and $80,000 in Most valuable note today.
15 1st Issue 1861 $100 RichmondEngraved by Southern Bank Note Company, New Orleans (was American Bank Note Company of New Orleans)Railroad train rounding bend, Justice at Left, Minerva to RightPossesses penned signatures of Robert Tyler (son of John Tyler) as Register and E. C. Elmore as Treasurer of the Confederate government
16 Paper Currency of Southern States - 1 Alabama – 1 January ¢, 10¢, 25¢, $1, $5, $50, $100Arkansas – 28 May 1861 – $1, $2, $3, $5, $10 + Written DenominationFlorida – 10 October ¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100Georgia – 5 December ¢, 10¢, 15¢, 20¢, 25¢, 50¢, 75¢, $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500Indian TerritoryCherokee Nation – June ¢, 50¢, $1, $2, $5Choctaw Nation – ¢, $1, $2.50, $5Louisiana – 24 January ¢, 50¢, $1, $2, $3, $5, $20, $50, $100Mississippi – 24 January 1861 – 25¢, 50¢, $1, $2, $2.50, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100
17 Paper Currency of Southern States - 2 Missouri – 1 January $1, $2, $3, $4, $4.50, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100North Carolina – 11 May ¢, 10¢, 20¢, 25¢, 50¢, 75¢, $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100South Carolina – None – But Bank of the State of South Carolina issued 50¢ notesTennessee – State authorized currency, but none issued – Union forces were in area of engraversTexas - $1, $2.50, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 + Written DenominationVirginia – $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500
18 1864 17 February 1864 bill passed: Impact: Notes smaller than $5.00 convertible into bonds and receivable at par until 1 July 1864, then taxed out of existenceIssue of New Notes – old notes less than $100 could be exchanged for new notes at the rate of $3.00 old for $2.00 newImpact:$426,000,000 were so exchanged at $3.00 old for $2.00 newCurrency was unmanageableEven the $100 notes continued to circulate after they were outlawedGold started at $17 to $23 for $1 declined to $40 for $1Old notes and new notes continued to circulate side by side, were equally discredited, and continued to depreciate togetherCredit of the Confederate government was shatteredMr. Memminger resigned his office in midsummer 1864 – He was succeeded by George A. Trenholm of Charleston
19 1865 January 1865: Gold now $53 for $1 Trenholm said: “Apprehension of ultimate repudiation crept like an all-pervading poison into the minds of the people and greatly circumscribed and diminished the purchasing power of the notes”Proposed to reverse the policy of repudiation – Bill passed by house, but failed in the SenateNothing to do but make fresh issues of the notes - $80,000,000 authorized in March 1865 – passed over the President’s vetoSchemes to raise taxes never materializedFinancially the Confederacy had collapsedIf military events had not brought the Confederacy to an end in April 1865,It would have collapsed about that time anyway. It would have beenImpossible to supply the Army in the field with food, clothing, and arms.
20 Confederate Money Prices in Richmond cents on dollar in goldcents on dollar9 April cents on dollar1 May 1865 $1,200 for $1 dollar goldNo longer traded after 1 May 1865
21 Clerks Signing for the Registrar & Treasurer Raphael P Clerks Signing for the Registrar & Treasurer Raphael P. Thian – Register of the Confederate DebtSigned so many notes, the Registrar & Treasurer refused to sign any more.AuthorizationIssueNumber of ClerksDebtMaleFemaleTotalAct of 9 March 1861General Currency3$2,021,100.00Act of 16 May 186116$17,347,955.00Act of 19 August 18619735132$292,101,830.00Act of 17 April 1862$100 Notes49$122,960,000.00$2 and $1 Notes27173$5,600,000.00Act of 13 October 186261112173$138,056,000.0080$2,347,200.00Act of 23 March 186358103161$510,832,000.00101$3,023,520.00Fifty Cents$912,962.50Act of 17 February 186420181201$453,376,200.00N/A$2,243,184.00Fifty Cents$523,606.50$1,551,345,558.00Had 181 Females out of 201 Clerks sign 1864 Notes The notes issued under the Act of 9 March 1861 were signed by the Treasurer and Registrar and not by clerks. Fractional currency has engraved facsimile signatures of the Registrar and Treasurer.
22 198 Signers for the Registrar – 1 Raphael P 198 Signers for the Registrar – 1 Raphael P. Thian – Register of the Confederate DebtAbbott, Mrs. B. M.Acosta, Mrs. Julia A.Adams, Mrs. E. A.Alexander, Miss H. E.Allen, William H.Apperson, Miss M. S.Archer, Miss Lizzie *Arthur, Miss L.Bagby, Ms. P. C. *Bailey, Miss M. W.Barnwell, Miss H.Bernard, Miss Fannie E.Black, Miss M. J.Boykin, Miss NannieBoykin, Robert V.Brady, Miss M. E.Brisbane, Miss N.Brown, T. W. *Bryan, Mrs. H. E.Caldwell, W. P.Cary, Mrs. M. F.Clark, Miss S. *Clarke, Miss Bettie J. *Cocke, William ArcherCoffin, Miss Eliza M.Connor, Miss Julia M.Cooke, Mrs. Isabella A.Cooke, Miss Hattie L.Cooke, James H.Courtney, Mrs. L.Crouch, T. L.Cullen, Miss M. E.Dabney, Miss BettieDavies, Miss Virginia K. *Davis, Miss EllaDe Leon, Miss IsabelDelony, Robert J.Devine, Miss LizzieDe Witt, Bennet M.Dickson, J. T.Dixon, Mrs. M.Doar, Miss S. A.Dorsey, R. J.Douglas, Miss Joan *Douglass, Miss H. M. *Downman, W. Y.Dunbar, W. G.Dutcher, S.Eggleston, J. W.Ellett, TempleEllett, Miss S. C.Elliott, Miss L. W.Forde, Ms. L.Foran, Mrs. A. M.
23 198 Signers for the Registrar – 2 Henderson, John E. *Henry, Miss L.Herbert, Mrs. H.Heriot, Miss H. P.Hill Jr., R.Holt, John T.Howell, Miss K. P.Huard, Miss S. L.Huger, Mrs. Caroline P.Hughes, Mrs. S. E.Hunt, J. H.Hunter, Miss L. M.Jackson, J. T.Jarvis, Miss M. F.Johnson, C. H.Johnson, Mrs. M. S.Johnson, Miss S.Johnston, GabrielJohnston, Mrs. J. L.Jones, Miss Fannie C.Jones, Mrs. Mary *Jones, R. S.Keim, C. W.Kelly, Miss Etta A. *Kennedy, Miss A.King, Miss R. B.Kinney, J. M.Kirby, Mrs. Mary B.Kirk, Mrs. Martha A.Lathrope, Miss M. C.Laurens, Mrs. Eliza B.Laval, Miss S. E.Lyon, Miss Bella T.Macon, Miss LydiaMarks, Mrs. F. H.Mason, Miss Eva *French, W. T.Gaither, Mrs. M. S.Garlick, Miss ElizabethGarrett, G. W.Gay, Miss M.Gibb, Miss M. A.Gibson, J.Gifford, Mrs. M. A.Giles, Miss F. G. *Gilliam, Miss M. E.Gilman, William S.Grayson, T. FitzhughHamilton, Miss M. E. *Hancock, WilliamHarper, Mrs. M. E.Harris, J. H.Harvey, William L. *Hayes, S. C.
24 198 Signers for the Registrar - 3 Raphael P. Thian – Register of the Confederate DebtNorton, Mrs. Mary E.Nott, WilliamNulty, E.Orr, Henry E.Pace, Miss M. E.Palmer, Miss Nellie *Parry, Mrs. A. S.Payne, Miss Betty M.Pellet, Miss A. P. *Pelot, Mrs. S. L.Pendleton, Miss Emma W.Penrifoy, Mrs. V. M.Percival, Miss C. E.Pleasants, Mrs. M.Pleasants, Miss P.Porter, Miss E. P. *Proctor, Mrs. E. S.Randolph, Miss S. A.Read, Miss Emma S. *Rhett, Mrs. F. M.Richardson, Miss NannieRiggs, Myron C.Robinson, W. R.Rogers, Louis P.Rothrock, WilliamRoyster, Mrs. L. C.Sale, John O.Sands, JohnsonSaunders, Miss Margaret A.Savage, Miss ParkieSessions, Mrs. C.Sinton, SamuelSlade, W. O.Smith, E. H.Smith, HerbertSnead, W. T.Synder, John O.Massie, E. L.Matthews, J. J.Matthews, Miss EmilyMcCarthy, Miss JaneMcGarr, Miss JennieMcRae, Miss B.McRae, RichardMeade, Miss Charlotte R.Michel, Miss L. G.Miller, Thomas J.Miller, W.Mills, R. A.Mobley, Miss M. A.Morris, Miss M. J. *Morrison, Miss Mary W.Morton, Miss M. C.Nelson, Ms. J.Newman, Miss AdaNorris, Mrs. L. A.
25 198 Signers for the Registrar - 4 Southall, Miss SallieSpottswood, Miss LucyStanard, Miss E.Stevens, Mrs. M. F.Swords, Joseph P.Talley, Miss Susan A.Taylor, Charles S.Taylor, Mrs. MiriamThayer, C. C.Thomas, Miss H. C.Tiffey, Miss Julia B.Tinsley, S. G.Treadwell, Mrs. J. D.Tyler, Miss Betty W.Upshur, Mrs. Mary E.Veal, Miss C. C.Via, Miss JosephineZealy, Miss Anna W.Wade, Mrs. M. F. *Wade, William A.Walker, Miss KateWaller, WilliamWalston, William B.Walthall, C.Warren, G. N.Watkins, A. S.Watson, Miss Virginia C.Wells, Mrs. S. K. . *Windle, Mrs. C. F.Wingate, Mrs. N. E.Winston, MeriwetherWinston, Miss E. C.Woodward, Miss M.Yates, Mrs. M. A.
26 190 Signers for the Treasurer - 1 Adams, Miss S. J.Allen, Miss MariaAllen, William G.Ambler, Mrs. JennieAngel, Mrs. J. H.Archer, Miss Lizzie *Armstrong, Miss L.Ashby, F. WestwoodAshford, CravenBagby, Ms. P. C. *Bain, R.Baker, Miss E. A.Balaguer, Mrs. H. M.Baldwin, C. A.Ball, Miss R. F.Banks, Miss M.Bartlett, Miss H.Bass, N. A.Beall, Miss E. O.Bell, Miss E. M.Bell: Thomas W.Benton, IdaBerry, B. H.Boyd, Miss M.Breeden, Miss LouiseBridges, Miss V.Bridges: Clifford C.Briggs, Mrs. Virginia B.Brown, T. W. *Bunting, J.Caldwell, Mrs. A.Capron, Miss Annie B.Carr, John H.Carrington, Miss M. J.Carrington, Miss M. J.Carter, Mrs. L.Christian, Mrs. M. B.Clark, Miss S. *Clarke, Miss Bettie J. *Cone, Mrs. Hattie BerrienCooper, Miss Mary E.Darby, Miss MaryDargan, Miss M. A.Davies, Miss Virginia K. *Dennison, Miss E. A.Dewees, Miss M. A.Dickins, Miss Fannie M.Dimity, J. B. S.Dinkins, T. WatiesDix, John S.Douglas, Miss Joan *
27 190 Signers for the Treasurer - 2 Douglass, Miss H. M. *Dudley, Mrs. Mary E. (Criswell’s identifies as Harry E.)Doyle, Walter J.Ellery, Mrs. JuliaFauntleroy, Miss E. H.Faxon, J. W.Fort, Miss H.Fuller, Miss Sallie G.Gale, Thomas C.Garnett, Miss Mary W.Garrett, Miss W. A.Giles, Miss F. G. *Giles, Miss N.Gill, Miss Isabel L.Gilliam, RobertGills, E. W.Gist, Mrs. M. S.Goddin, Edward C.Godwin, Miss MissouriGoodloe, Harrel H.Goodwin, Miss NannieGott, Miss Julia F.Graham, Miss H.Grattan, Miss Sallie G.Gray, Albert W.Gray, Mrs. A. E.Green, Mrs. E. C.Gwynn, Mrs. M.Hamilton, Miss M. E. *Harrison, Miss A.Harvey, William L. *Hatch, Thomas J.Haynes, Miss RichéHenderson, John E. *Heth, Miss KittyHix, A. P.Hix, Mrs. C.Hoge, W. T.Holmes, Mrs. L. L.Hooe, Philip B.Irvine, Mrs. M. C.Jacobs, Mrs. J. A.Jacobs, S. B.Jones, E. W.Jones, John A.Jones, John W.Jones, Mrs. Mary *Joplin, James C.Keesee, Thomas O.
28 190 Signers for the Treasurer - 3 Kelly, Miss Etta A. *Kepler, H.Kingman, Miss Mary M.Knox, Mrs. Mary S.Korff, Miss KateLambert, Miss SallyLayne, Mrs. E. D.Leigh, C.Levin, L. J.Lewis, John S.Link, Frank H.Logan, Miss J.Loughborough, Mrs. M.Loyd, Miss GeorgiaLyon, D.Macmurdo, Miss RosaMarshall, Miss M. L.Marshall, O. M.Mason, Miss Eva *Maurice, C. S.Mayo, Miss Martha T.McCants, Miss S.McCully, Mrs. Eliza M.McGowan, Miss O. R.Miller, Miss Alice M.Minor, Mrs. Lucy C.Moise, Mrs. H. L.Moore, Miss H.Morris, Miss C. S.Morris, M. J. *Mumford, Miss C. C.Neill, Miss SophiaNelson, Miss KateNethers, J.Newton, Miss M.Nicholas, Miss Mary S.Ott, JohnOverton, Mrs. RebeccaPalmer, Miss Nellie *Patton, AnthonyPayne, R. M.Pellet, Miss A. P. *Points, Miss AdelePorter, Miss E. P. *Quarles, Mrs. Mary L.Read, Miss Emma S. *Reaves, Miss M. C.Rind, Miss Virginia M.Ringgold, Mrs. MarySanxay, Miss Sophia G.Savage, Miss M. L.
29 190 Signers for the Treasurer - 4 Scott, Miss S.Selden, Miss MariaSemple, Miss NannieShaver, Miss Sally F.Shook, H. C.Sieker, Miss Emma (Criswell’s identifies as Sleker)Simons, Miss S. R. (Criswell’s identifies as Simmons.)Sims, Miss L.Skinner, Miss C.Smalley, Mrs. W. L. (Criswell’s identifies as Smallye)Sommers, Mrs. M.Sparnick, HenryStalnaker, Miss C.Stanard, Miss Virginia M.Starke, Miss H.Stocker, Miss F.Stuart, Miss A. S.Tennent, John C.Tighe, R. H. L.Todd, William R.Tompkins, James H.Trescot, Miss E. C.Tyler, Miss V. M.Wade, Mrs. M. F. *Walford, T. D.Waller, Mrs. M. C.Waties, Mrs. FannieWatkins, Mrs. HortenseWatts, A. S.Weisiger, F. C.Wells, Mrs. S. K. *West, A.White, Miss C. P.White, William H.Williams, Hampton C.Willis, Miss ElviraWilson, Mrs. JosephineWise, Miss S.Wray, Mrs. FannieYoung, M. M.
30 EpilogMrs. S L Pelot signed for a total of $514,020 of the known Confederate Notes, representing ~ .1 % of all the money raised by the 17 February 1864 Act and .033 % of the total money raised by the Confederacy to fund the Confederate government and wage the Civil War.The exact identify of the signer was a mystery for a long time. The signer is identified as a Mrs. S. L. Pelot in the Register of the Confederate Debt. Every note she had signed had her signature appearing as “L Pelot.” There were no known Pelots during the time frame of the Civil War having these initials.Approximately one year after the mystery was posted to the web, a Mr. Michael McNeil contacted me identifying his great-great-great grandmother as the signer of the Confederate Notes. He has accumulated a collection of notes with representatives from most series to study the signature. Apparently Sarah Pelot signed the notes with an “L” as she went by her middle name of “Liz” for Elizabeth. He noted that Sarah never crossed the trailing “T” in “Pelot”. Apparently this was a common custom and his grandmother, Flora Nelle Pelot, adopted the practice as well. After the Civil War, Sarah Elizabeth Pelot left South Carolina for Kentucky and taught penmanship in the 1870s to support herselfDuring her brief stint as a signer in 1864, she signed over 30,400 known notes
31 Mystery Solved 3-4 Female Pelots with S. As initial. Also some Elizas. None with L.Jonas (immigrated to South Carolina in 1734)~John Francis~JohnJamesCharles~~~RichardJamesSamuelJosephCharlesJohn~~~~~~1797-1841FrancisJosephRichardWilliamWilliamJosephEugeneStephenBenjamin~1809-1881+3~1811-1864Sherman+5(1)~1813-1876~1813-1875+1~1814-1900+1~1823-1883?~1833-1907~1828-1905~1818-1870+3m. SarahElizabethRobinsonWife of Stephen PelotListed in Confederate Records as S. L. PelotJosephJamesThomas PostellJohn CooperJamesCharles~1833-1888~1835-1864~1809-1879+3, one of which wasDr. John Crews Pelot~1812-1841~1819-1873~1824-1876
34 What’s In Your Attic? Karen Dwyer John J. SchmidtCivil War
35 What’s In Your Attic? Jim Reger - 0 Emma Roth Photographic Album Hettie Zeller's MotherPriscilla Meck Fraktur Birth Certificate, March Emma Roth's Mother Lancaster County PAHettie Zeller (Coughenour) Post Card Album Jim Reger's GrandmotherPost Card Collection, Sample PageWright Brothers Post Cards (Most Valuable Cards)
36 What’s In Your Attic? Jim Reger - 1 Emma Roth Photographic Album Hettie Zeller's Mother
37 What’s In Your Attic? Jim Reger - 2 Priscilla Meck Fraktur Birth Certificate, March Emma Roth's Mother Lancaster County PA
38 What’s In Your Attic? Jim Reger - 3 Hettie Zeller (Coughenour) Post Card Album Jim Reger's Grandmother
39 What’s In Your Attic? Jim Reger - 4 Post Card Collection, Sample Page
40 What’s In Your Attic? Jim Reger - 5 Wright Brothers Post Cards (Most Valuable Cards)
41 What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris Basel Canton Certificate of Residence A. Maria KellerDon’t Look in the Family Cookbook Look in the Family CookbookAddie Sensanbaugher Report CardsFamily Loom
42 What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris Basel CantonCertificate of ResidenceA. Maria Keller
43 What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris The Canton of the Province of Basel (Switzerland)Certificate of ResidenceNotice: This is valid only for the wife and children.(Bernard Weber died before this document was issued to the widow)We the undersigned the officers of the community of Rotherfluhof the District of Sissach in the Canton of the Provincer of BaselThat the bearer of this document BERNHARD WEBER property ownerwas born in the year 1829 was a citizen of our community and we will always recognize him as such, as well as his wife A. MARIA born KELLERto be citizens of our community.By virtue of this, we give the definite assurance that the above said citizenand his wife and all of their offspring from this lawfully recognized marriageare free at any time and under all circumstances admission to our community.In right of which this Certificate was underwritten, sealed and executedaccording to custom and form here.Given in Rotherfluh 17 September 1873.In the name of the principality by. Boh. WEBER (a relative?)Note: Bernhard Weber’s daughter Rosalie is my maternal grandmother.Rosalie emigrated with her mother A. Maria nee Keller Weber. Our familyhas the trunks in which she brought her possessions and the clothing of her4 children, Otto, John, Rosalie and Frieda Weber.Jean S. Morris
44 What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris Don’t Look in theFamily CookbookLook in the FamilyCookbook.
45 What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris Addie Sensanbaugher1910 – 1911 Report Card
46 What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris Addie Sensanbaugher1911 – 1912 Report Card
47 What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris Addie Sensanbaugher1912 – 1913 Report Card