20 Tools

20 Tools

Looking forward to presenting a lecture on “20 Tools I Used to Break Down a Brick Wall I Never Knew I Had.”    Following extensive research on my paternal grandmother’s family, I discovered just 18 months ago that my father was adopted!   Thus began...
Peter Geib – Naturalization 1838

Peter Geib – Naturalization 1838

This week I discovered the court document for Peter Geib’s naturalization on 29 October 1838 in Mercer County, Ohio.  Previously I noted that Peter and his family arrived in New York from Germany on 19 July 1836.   16 months later he purchased land just east of New...
Peter Geib – Germany to Ohio – 1836

Peter Geib – Germany to Ohio – 1836

On July 19, 1836, 180 years ago today, a young Peter Geib, his wife Elizabet, along with her parents, Valentin and Margaretha Keller, arrived in New York City from Le Havre, France aboard the ship “Baltimore.” Also on the passenger list was a one year old child,...