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What's the brick wall i'm facing at the moment? The family I thought I knew the best...

Query by diancromer

my maternal grandmother, laura (carpenter) lewin has become a mystery to me. i am in touch with other members of the family who are doing family trees, but my grandmother appears to have disappeared from society when she moved out of the home of her parents - and even before that. help, help, help:)

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on 2011-10-08 00:26:13

diancromer has been a Family Tree Circles member since Oct 2011. is researching the following names: LEWIN.

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by shellyb on 2011-10-08 04:51:02


May I suggest that if you are able to tell us a bit more info, such as birth place, birth year, parents, sibblings. Just something for us to go on, then I'm sure your get help.


by diancromer on 2011-10-08 12:57:46

thanks for your comments, shellyb. i'm new here, as you might have guessed. my grandmother's maiden name was laura lewin. married name laura carpenter. she was born mar 18, 1889 in st. louis, and i'm not sure when she died. my grandmother told stories about the chicago fire (as experienced by a relative) and the world's fair in st. louis. in 1912 the following information was available: home in 1910 Stickney, Cook, Illinois, marital status: single. my grandmother's father was francis albert lewin (1843-1913) and her mother was dina lewin (1857-?). my grandmother's siblings were: pauline, august, emil, herman, john and matilda. i'll continue to check and hope for some response from family circle:) cheers and to the canadians a happy thanksgiving:)

by lindsidelass on 2011-10-13 23:12:29

Have you checked alternative spellings in your searches? I read LeVin for LeWin twice before my eye caught the W. Enumerators have a hard job getting correct spellings and often write what they think they hear. Literacy wasn't what it is now, and family members, themselves, often misspelled names. The search is half the fun. Think of it as looking for that one jigsaw puzzle piece you need among the 100s on the table.

by diancromer on 2011-10-13 23:44:26

thank you for your help, and yes, i've found it becomes very addictive:)

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