[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Ger-Poland-Volhynia Digest, Vol 103, Issue 3

NELSON ITTERMAN colnels at shaw.ca
Mon Dec 5 17:32:22 PST 2011

Was he born Charles, or could it have been Carl or Karl? I guess it is like fishing in the dark.

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From: fenenga at connpoint.net
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2011 2:00 pm
Subject: Re: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Ger-Poland-Volhynia Digest, Vol 103,	Issue 3
To: ger-poland-volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org

> > due to lack of a paper trail, I continue to fail to find any
> trace of my great grandfather. this in spite of looking 
> everywhere I can
> think of online for over 20 years. I don't have access to public
> archives otherwise, with exception on a minor scale to the New England
> Historical Society and NARA. without a paper trail, I don't have
> knowledge of the right questions to ask for these people to look 
> throughthier extensive holdings. and I can't begin to tell where 
> to look
> overseas.
> > 
> > I am still seeking information on Charles J. Wagner, b.
> abt 1857+- 3 years in Russia/Poland, son of Anton and Thekla. I 
> have not
> found him in an American census. I know he came here prior to 1883,
> either under the name I know him by or under another name, since 
> I can't
> find either naturalization or immigration for him. he is not in any
> census. I do have his marriage record but cannot find the application
> for it. I have some medical records from the Marine hospital in 
> Chelsea,MA, some work records from Nara, but the seaman's 
> protection record for
> the late 1800's are long lost, and the records at the Boston seaman's
> assistance league (I don't recall their exact name) are unsorted,
> stuffed in boxes and unindexed. I don't have much in the way of good
> enough dates for look-ups in the Boston Globe, and I don't know where
> else to look for him. 
> > 
> > he is not in SGEE's database except for
> where I submitted him more than 15 years ago in the surname interest
> list. I fear I will never find him.
> > 
> > Cornelia
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