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Looking for Jacob GRAF from Prussia 1857

Journal by panther1

I am researching my husbands family Jacob GRAF. He was born in Rhein, Preussen in abt 1857.
I cannot find him in Prussia or on a ship leaving Germany to the UK.
Jacob GRAF married Annie (RYECROFT) I think from Yorkshire, England.
On the 1881 census he was married and living in Marylebone, London They had one child George Henry Charles GRAF in May 1883 in Kensington, London. Jacob died in Sept 1898 In Paddington. London.

I hope that this is enough information to help anyone help me find Jacob

Surnames: GRAF
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on 2011-08-18 16:43:19

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by DJ56 on 2011-08-31 13:05:34

I have come across the 1881 census reference to Jacob Graf whilst researching my great-grandmother Julia Graf, who married Nicolas Marcotte on 26/7/1879 at the Enon Chapel, Church Street, Marylebone.

Julia's age was given as 26 on the marriage cert (so she was born in about 1853), she was living at 397 Edgware Road, Paddington, and gave her father's details as Jacob Friedrich Graf (deceased), manufacturer. I have been unable to find any other records of her in the UK, such as on entry records and census returns, but Julia and Nicolas' children were born in Douai, in northern France, so I assume they returned there (it was Nicolas' home town) after they married.

The presence of two Grafs in Paddington seems too much to be a co-incidence, and I wonder if they were related - siblings (?) - which might tie in given the frequent custom of naming children after parents. Do you have any details of your Jacob's father from his marriage certificate?

by panther1 on 2011-09-03 10:31:16

Sadly I am unable to find Jacob and Annie's marriage certificate, so I have hit a brick wall, but I won't give up. In the 1881 census living in the same house was Philip Graif from Prussia and his wife Anne Graif for Cricklade, Wilts and their son Willy Graif. Both Jacob and Philip were bakers seems a co-incidence again! I think that Graif might have just been mis-spelled and they might be brothers or cousins. I shall perserve and let you know if I find out anymore.

They might well be related, just can't prove it!!

Good Hunting!!

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