Sheri Becker

Families researching: Becker, Bless, Devine, Hochwalt, Murray, Vanderslice, Waever, Weaver

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Sheri Becker newspaper article glued to the back of a cdv photograph.The photograph has a handwritten note that says "Washington City, Feb 22,1864" No other back mark that gives a state but I did buy it in PA. I cannot read the first word but I assume it refers to him dying. All I can read are the last 3 letters of the first word... '...INS-At Confederate States Military prison, Salisbury North Carolina, December 29th, 1864, Thomas Perkins, of the United States Military Telegraph Corps,aged 25 years,11 months and 10 days'
Nov 15, 2008 · posted to the surname Perkins
Sheri Becker Well Obviously it is a different line..as mine didn;t come over until AFTER the Rev war,and never left PA :-)
Jun 05, 2012 · posted to the photo William J Murray, QMSgt, 115th PA Volunteers
Sheri Becker I never got any emails until today! Wm lived in Phila all his life ( census shows this) His father John came over from Ireland around 1820. I have his naturalization papers from I think 1824. Wm and his wife Elizabeth Adelia Shepherd or Shepheard ( I have two docs I have seen ( birth cert for Wm jr and widow's pension app) spell it differently) were married around 1855. the children I know about were Elizabeth,Ellen, Mary ( my great great grandmother) John and Wm. Both Mary and John died in their early 20's. Mary had been married to a Wm Vanderslice and had my great grandmother,Martha Vanderslice. Yet the death card I have for Mary and death records she is back to being Mary Murray. Wm ( Bill) I lose after 1910.He worked as a Bill poster in Phila. Elizabeth married a John Lammon, they had among their children Cecelia who married Arnold O Witt. and Mary In 1920 Elizabeth Adelia was living with grandaughter Mary Lammon Smith, Then in her final years ( died in 1928 I think. My files are packed away right now) She lived with Cecelia Lammon Witt. My gramdmother who was the daughter of Martha Vanderslice had the family pictures That is how I got Wm's photo. I have never been able to track down any relatives.
May 27, 2012 · posted to the photo William J Murray, QMSgt, 115th PA Volunteers
Sheri Becker will not let me post
May 27, 2012 · posted to the photo William J Murray, QMSgt, 115th PA Volunteers
Sheri Becker First, by the age of some of the people in the photo, I would almost bet against them all being Civil War Veterans. I cannot enlarge the photo enough to see what the emblem on their hats is?CAn you see it?Is it GAR or SOV or POS( I may have thatone wrong) Going by the ladies dresses, this photo is probably 1880's,1890's or even early 1900's I am thinking it could be a group like Sons of The Veterans which came after GAR (Grand Army of teh Republic) which was actually for veterans. Sons started up as the veterans became older.It Still exists today. The other one I am thinking of Patriotic Order of ...I cant remember right now..If it is one of these fraternies, there are probably records somewhere
Nov 15, 2008 · posted to the photo Unknown civil war photo Scranton Pa
Sheri Becker Tintypes are just that..printed on tin..will a magnet stick to it?is it cool to the touch?By the style of clothing I would say early 1900's up through late teens early 20's ( I have pics of my great Aunts with those big bows too!)
Nov 15, 2008 · posted to the photo 4 children tintype
Sheri Becker I am pretty sure Swords Bros ,along with another photographer Eisenmann, were pretty well known for selling photos of ,and I am not trying to be mean but this is what they called them..Freaks. Many of these photos were performers who traveled w/Barnum and other shows. The style of her dress, (A little revealing for the time)makes me think performer and the medals on her chest could have easily been given on a trip abroad to perform for dignitaries. Also both those could also point to possibly being an opera singer? I have a Swords Bro of a family of Giants ( very tall men all over 7 ft) Do an internet search for the photographer and see what you come up with, or even for Barnum Performers.
Nov 15, 2008 · posted to the photo Mystery Lady
Sheri Becker nothing else was in the album,no names of any kind
Jan 15, 2004 · posted to the photo Unknown Civil War York Co PA?