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I'm researching the James Fernley branch of the Fernley family. I have been most fortunate to reach Fernley relatives that live in Canada and Michigan and California and found that we all have the same thing in common, we cannot find where our great-great grandfather, Robert Fernley and his wife, Hannah Hallam Fernley died.
Robert is listed in the UK census schedules up until he and his wife Hannah moved to IL in 1863. He is listed in the US census schedules for 18700-1880 and the 1891 and 1901 Canadian census schedules. In 1910 there is a listing for him in Polk City Directory for Detroit stating that he died in 1910. Checking records in Detroit I find no listings, nor is he buried in the same cemetery other family members are buried in whether in Canada or the US. We cannot find Hannah (Hallam) Fernley after the 1880 US census, nor can we find a death listing for her in IL.
I'm doing too much research!
I can trace this branch of my family tree to James Fernley, (1813-1881) to Stockport, Cheshire, England. He was born in Ludworth, Derbyshire England according to the many census schedules available. I haven't yet been able to find out who his parents are. If you're related, please contact me.
I'm researching the Hutchcraft family from Illinois. So far my research has taken me back to Harrison Hutchcraft (abt 1815-1864) and Mary Ann Rhodes (abt 1813-abt 1900). I can't get over, around or through the brick wall that will allow me to see who his parents were. It seems to me that he most likely is related to Thomas Hutchcraft (1759-1825) and Nellie Apperson (1765-?)
I'm researching my maternal grandfather's family: Hendron. He was born in County Armagh, N. Ireland about 1895. He came to the US via Canada about 1910 or so. I haven't yet found a record of arrival in Canada.
I'm happy to share any information that I have.
Peter Hess was born in Tschestereg Hungary in 1881. He immigrated to the United States in the early 1900's and settled for a time in Cincinnati Ohio after finding life in the Dakotas too extreme. He and his famiy moved from Cincinnati to Michigan, and began life as farm laborers. After many struggles the family moved to Detroit Michigan. Peter eventually owned a candy store in Detroit.
Peter's parents were Matthias Hess and Catherine Kappler. They had at least 2 other children, Nickolas born about 1875 and Matthew born about 1883.
Peter died in Detroit MI in 1953 and is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit MI.
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