Manatee Genealogical Society What’s in Your Attic??? http://www.colket.org/genealogy/MGS/ Overview • • • • • • • • • • • • Currie Colket – Mystery of Confederate Currency Karen Dwyer – John J. Schmidt, Civil War Soldier Jim Reger – Family Photo Album and Postcard Album Jean Morris – Letter of Introduction, Report Cards, Loom Elda Boyer – Family Dolls Ted Riech – Stories of Copper Smithing Doreen Colket – Perrault Family Photograph Circa 1910 Vivian Bernard – Family Cross and Journal Diane Pelc – Necklace, Autograph Book, Family Ledger Peggy Slocum – Family Bible Frenette Brown – Family Trunk Currie Colket – Pelot Bottles and Photographs Mystery of Confederate Currency Who is the Pelot who signed for the Registrar???? Actually a Number of Questions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Who is Pelot – Related to me? What is the Initial? – L.?, S.?, other? Why signing for the Registrar? Was my Pelot living in Richmond? How much signed? What’s a Dollar Worth? First, Look and feel of a Confederate Bill Vignette Series Hand dated 8th May 1862 Hand numbered Serial Number Hand signed for Registrar Hand signed for Treasurer (acknowledged the debt) (acknowledged money for Treasury 1861 - Will pay $100 to Bearer at interest of 2 cents per day Six months after Ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States 1864 – Two Years after the Ratification of a Treaty of Peace between the Confederate States and the United States Who Was ?. Pelot? First Looked at Possible Men Jonas (immigrated to South Carolina in 1734) Blue are Possible Men as are sons Red are Dead Black shows descent lines ~1687-1754 John Francis ~1720-1774 James (Land Grant Florida 1793) John ~1742-1776 James Richard ~1775-1840 Joseph Richard ~1809 -1881 +3 ~1811 -1864 +5 (1) Charles ~1744-1824 William Samuel ~1763-1809 Joseph Charles ~1782-1823 ~1782-1830 William Joseph Eugene Stephen Benjamin ~1813 -1876 ~1813 -1875 +1 John Cooper James ~1812 ~1809 -1841 -1879 +3, one of which was Dr. John Crews Pelot ~1814 -1900 +1 Charles ~1819 -1873 ~1818 -1870 +3 ~1790-1833 ~1823 -1883? ~1791-1863 ~1824 -1876 ~1797 -1841 Francis ~1828 -1905 ~1833 -1907 Joseph John James Thomas Postell ~1833 -1888 ~1835 -1864 Still no help??? Besides, none of these were in Richmond? What’s a Dollar Worth??? - 1 http://aspenhistory.org/jfshop.html “To convert 1860 prices to today's prices, multiply the 1860 price by $ 17.43 ” • About $20 today, if one compares purchasing power of similar commodities – Based on General Store prices of Salt Pork, Powder Shot, Coffee, Sugar, Tea, peppermints, Tobacco, Raisins, Flour, Spices, Beans, Potatoes, Prunes, Cheese, Gloves, Hats, and Chaps – Not fair comparison – Market is very different What’s a Dollar Worth??? - 2 • Prices circa 1861 – $4 for a head of cattle – 25¢ for a pig – 75¢ for a pair of shoes – $10 for a rifled gun – 75¢ for a sword – 50¢ for 18 plates What’s a Dollar Worth??? - 3 • Daily salary was about $1 a day $1 per day = approximately $300 per annum This is about $60,000 per annum today • $1 in 1861 can be regarded as the equivalent of $200 today. • Hence the $20 Confederate Note is worth the equivalent of $4,000 in 1860 spending money Confederate government enticed engravers to be smuggled in from England for $20 in gold/week ~ $200,000 per year The Business of Civil War: Military Mobilization and the State, 1861-1865 By Mark R. Wilson (written in 2005) In the Beginning -1 • Provisional government of CSA formed at Montgomery, Alabama on 8 February 1861 • Secretary of Treasurer was C. G. Memminger • March 1861 authorized $2,000,000 in Treasury notes in denominations not less than $50. Interest was at 3.65% • Payable in 1 year - Not used as currency • Authorized borrowing $15,000,000 in gold @ 8% • Monies used for arms, ammunition, and supplies. • Tried tax of ½ cent per pound of cotton but did not yield sufficient revenue due to blockade. Resulting in First Issue In the Beginning -2 • 9 March 1861 Notes issued in denominations of $50, $100, $500, and $1,000. • These were worth approximately $10,000, $20,000, $100,000, and $200,000 in today’s $. • Goal was to raise money • Primarily purchased by large banks & big planters • Notes were NOT intended for use as currency • Three Sources of money (1861-1865): – Taxation (~ 8%), Borrowing (32%), Printing (60%) Financial Acts of the CSA Government => Issues 1st Issue – 9 March1861 $2,000,000 Montgomery Issue – National Bank Note Company, New York (South had no engravers; NBNC viewed this as a business) Printed in New York and smuggled South Reused existing vignettes, used in the South & the North Plates seized by Federal Government, so South went elsewhere Richmond Issue – Southern Bank Note Company Ft. Sumter – 12 April 1861 Had to import needed supplies from Europe Had to Hire European Engravers @ $20 in gold/week 2nd Issue - 25 July (16 May) 1861 $20,000,000 3rd Issue - 2 September 1861 $150,000,000 4th Issue - 17 April 1862 $215,000,000 5th Issue - 2 December 1862 $500,000,000 6th Issue - 6 April 1863 Yes, we had Pelots 7th Issue - 17 February 1864 – Operations moved to Columbia, SC in South Carolina * Capital moved from Montgomery to Richmond on 24 May 1861, after Virginia succeeded from the Union. 1st Issue 1861 $1,000 Note • Issued under the March 9, 1861 (1st Act) Montgomery • Possesses penned signatures of Alex B. Clitherall as Register and E. C. Elmore as Treasurer of the Confederate government • 607 specimens issued, only 112 specimens known today • Sold for $67 in 1943; $675 in 1957 and between $60,000 and $80,000 in 2001. Most valuable note today. 1861 $1,000 Note Obverse Redeemed 1862 1st Issue 1861 $100 Richmond • • • Engraved by Southern Bank Note Company, New Orleans (was American Bank Note Company of New Orleans) Railroad train rounding bend, Justice at Left, Minerva to Right Possesses penned signatures of Robert Tyler (son of John Tyler) as Register and E. C. Elmore as Treasurer of the Confederate government Paper Currency of Southern States - 1 • Alabama – 1 January 1863 - 5¢, 10¢, 25¢, $1, $5, $50, $100 • Arkansas – 28 May 1861 – $1, $2, $3, $5, $10 + Written Denomination • Florida – 10 October 1861 - 10¢, 25¢, 50¢, $1, $2, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 • Georgia – 5 December 1861 - 5¢, 10¢, 15¢, 20¢, 25¢, 50¢, 75¢, $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 • Indian Territory Cherokee Nation – June 1862 - 25¢, 50¢, $1, $2, $5 Choctaw Nation – 1863 - 50¢, $1, $2.50, $5 • Louisiana – 24 January 1862 - 25¢, 50¢, $1, $2, $3, $5, $20, $50, $100 • Mississippi – 24 January 1861 – 25¢, 50¢, $1, $2, $2.50, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 Paper Currency of Southern States - 2 • Missouri – 1 January 1862 - $1, $2, $3, $4, $4.50, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 • North Carolina – 11 May 1861 - 5¢, 10¢, 20¢, 25¢, 50¢, 75¢, $1, $2, $3, $4, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 • South Carolina – None – But Bank of the State of South Carolina issued 50¢ notes • Tennessee – State authorized currency, but none issued – Union forces were in area of engravers • Texas - $1, $2.50, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 + Written Denomination • Virginia – $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 1864 • 17 February 1864 bill passed: – Notes smaller than $5.00 convertible into bonds and receivable at par until 1 July 1864, then taxed out of existence – Issue of New Notes – old notes less than $100 could be exchanged for new notes at the rate of $3.00 old for $2.00 new • Impact: – – – – – $426,000,000 were so exchanged at $3.00 old for $2.00 new Currency was unmanageable Even the $100 notes continued to circulate after they were outlawed Gold started at $17 to $23 for $1 declined to $40 for $1 Old notes and new notes continued to circulate side by side, were equally discredited, and continued to depreciate together – Credit of the Confederate government was shattered – Mr. Memminger resigned his office in midsummer 1864 – He was succeeded by George A. Trenholm of Charleston 1865 • January 1865: – Gold now $53 for $1 – Trenholm said: “Apprehension of ultimate repudiation crept like an all-pervading poison into the minds of the people and greatly circumscribed and diminished the purchasing power of the notes” – Proposed to reverse the policy of repudiation – Bill passed by house, but failed in the Senate – Nothing to do but make fresh issues of the notes - $80,000,000 authorized in March 1865 – passed over the President’s veto – Schemes to raise taxes never materialized – Financially the Confederacy had collapsed If military events had not brought the Confederacy to an end in April 1865, It would have collapsed about that time anyway. It would have been Impossible to supply the Army in the field with food, clothing, and arms. Confederate Money Prices in Richmond 1861 .95 cents on dollar in gold 1863 .33 cents on dollar 9 April 1865 1.6 cents on dollar 1 May 1865 $1,200 for $1 dollar gold No longer traded after 1 May 1865 Clerks Signing for the Registrar & Treasurer Raphael P. Thian – Register of the Confederate Debt Signed so many notes, the Registrar & Treasurer refused to sign any more. Issue Authorization Number of Clerks Debt Male Female Total Act of 9 March 1861 General Currency 3 0 3 $2,021,100.00 Act of 16 May 1861 General Currency 16 0 16 $17,347,955.00 Act of 19 August 1861 General Currency 97 35 132 $292,101,830.00 Act of 17 April 1862 $100 Notes 49 0 49 $122,960,000.00 $2 and $1 Notes 2 71 73 $5,600,000.00 General Currency 61 112 173 $138,056,000.00 $2 and $1 Notes 0 80 80 $2,347,200.00 General Currency 58 103 161 $510,832,000.00 $2 and $1 Notes 0 101 101 $3,023,520.00 Fifty Cents 0 0 0 General Currency 20 181 201 $453,376,200.00 N/A N/A N/A $2,243,184.00 0 0 0 Act of 13 October 1862 Act of 23 March 1863 Act of 17 February 1864 $2 and $1 Notes Fifty Cents Total $912,962.50 $523,606.50 $1,551,345,558.00 Had 181 Females out of 201 Clerks sign 1864 Notes  The notes issued under the Act of 9 March 1861 were signed by the Treasurer and Registrar and not by clerks.  Fractional currency has engraved facsimile signatures of the Registrar and Treasurer. 198 Signers for the Registrar – 1 Raphael P. Thian – Register of the Confederate Debt Abbott, Mrs. B. M. Acosta, Mrs. Julia A. Adams, Mrs. E. A. Alexander, Miss H. E. Allen, William H. Apperson, Miss M. S. Archer, Miss Lizzie * Arthur, Miss L. Bagby, Ms. P. C. * Bailey, Miss M. W. Barnwell, Miss H. Bernard, Miss Fannie E. Black, Miss M. J. Boykin, Miss Nannie Boykin, Robert V. Brady, Miss M. E. Brisbane, Miss N. Brown, T. W. * Bryan, Mrs. H. E. Caldwell, W. P. Cary, Mrs. M. F. Clark, Miss S. * Clarke, Miss Bettie J. * Cocke, William Archer Coffin, Miss Eliza M. Connor, Miss Julia M. Cooke, Mrs. Isabella A. Cooke, Miss Hattie L. Cooke, James H. Courtney, Mrs. L. Crouch, T. L. Cullen, Miss M. E. Dabney, Miss Bettie Davies, Miss Virginia K. * Davis, Miss Ella De Leon, Miss Isabel Delony, Robert J. Devine, Miss Lizzie De Witt, Bennet M. Dickson, J. T. Dixon, Mrs. M. Doar, Miss S. A. Dorsey, R. J. Douglas, Miss Joan * Douglass, Miss H. M. * Downman, W. Y. Dunbar, W. G. Dutcher, S. Eggleston, J. W. Ellett, Temple Ellett, Miss S. C. Elliott, Miss L. W. Forde, Ms. L. Foran, Mrs. A. M. 198 Signers for the Registrar – 2 French, W. T. Gaither, Mrs. M. S. Garlick, Miss Elizabeth Garrett, G. W. Gay, Miss M. Gibb, Miss M. A. Gibson, J. Gifford, Mrs. M. A. Giles, Miss F. G. * Gilliam, Miss M. E. Gilman, William S. Grayson, T. Fitzhugh Hamilton, Miss M. E. * Hancock, William Harper, Mrs. M. E. Harris, J. H. Harvey, William L. * Hayes, S. C. Henderson, John E. * Henry, Miss L. Herbert, Mrs. H. Heriot, Miss H. P. Hill Jr., R. Holt, John T. Howell, Miss K. P. Huard, Miss S. L. Huger, Mrs. Caroline P. Hughes, Mrs. S. E. Hunt, J. H. Hunter, Miss L. M. Jackson, J. T. Jarvis, Miss M. F. Johnson, C. H. Johnson, Mrs. M. S. Johnson, Miss S. Johnston, Gabriel Johnston, Mrs. J. L. Jones, Miss Fannie C. Jones, Mrs. Mary * Jones, R. S. Keim, C. W. Kelly, Miss Etta A. * Kennedy, Miss A. King, Miss R. B. Kinney, J. M. Kirby, Mrs. Mary B. Kirk, Mrs. Martha A. Lathrope, Miss M. C. Laurens, Mrs. Eliza B. Laval, Miss S. E. Lyon, Miss Bella T. Macon, Miss Lydia Marks, Mrs. F. H. Mason, Miss Eva * 198 Signers for the Registrar - 3 Raphael P. Thian – Register of the Confederate Debt Massie, E. L. Matthews, J. J. Matthews, Miss Emily McCarthy, Miss Jane McGarr, Miss Jennie McRae, Miss B. McRae, Richard Meade, Miss Charlotte R. Michel, Miss L. G. Miller, Thomas J. Miller, W. Mills, R. A. Mobley, Miss M. A. Morris, Miss M. J. * Morrison, Miss Mary W. Morton, Miss M. C. Nelson, Ms. J. Newman, Miss Ada Norris, Mrs. L. A. Norton, Mrs. Mary E. Nott, William Nulty, E. Orr, Henry E. Pace, Miss M. E. Palmer, Miss Nellie * Parry, Mrs. A. S. Payne, Miss Betty M. Pellet, Miss A. P. * Pelot, Mrs. S. L. Pendleton, Miss Emma W. Penrifoy, Mrs. V. M. Percival, Miss C. E. Pleasants, Mrs. M. Pleasants, Miss P. Porter, Miss E. P. * Proctor, Mrs. E. S. Randolph, Miss S. A. Read, Miss Emma S. * Rhett, Mrs. F. M. Richardson, Miss Nannie Riggs, Myron C. Robinson, W. R. Rogers, Louis P. Rothrock, William Royster, Mrs. L. C. Sale, John O. Sands, Johnson Saunders, Miss Margaret A. Savage, Miss Parkie Sessions, Mrs. C. Sinton, Samuel Slade, W. O. Smith, E. H. Smith, Herbert Snead, W. T. Synder, John O. 198 Signers for the Registrar - 4 Southall, Miss Sallie Spottswood, Miss Lucy Stanard, Miss E. Stevens, Mrs. M. F. Swords, Joseph P. Talley, Miss Susan A. Taylor, Charles S. Taylor, Mrs. Miriam Thayer, C. C. Thomas, Miss H. C. Tiffey, Miss Julia B. Tinsley, S. G. Treadwell, Mrs. J. D. Tyler, Miss Betty W. Upshur, Mrs. Mary E. Veal, Miss C. C. Via, Miss Josephine Zealy, Miss Anna W. Wade, Mrs. M. F. * Wade, William A. Walker, Miss Kate Waller, William Walston, William B. Walthall, C. Warren, G. N. Watkins, A. S. Watson, Miss Virginia C. Wells, Mrs. S. K. . * Windle, Mrs. C. F. Wingate, Mrs. N. E. Winston, Meriwether Winston, Miss E. C. Woodward, Miss M. Yates, Mrs. M. A. 190 Signers for the Treasurer - 1 Adams, Miss S. J. Allen, Miss Maria Allen, William G. Ambler, Mrs. Jennie Angel, Mrs. J. H. Archer, Miss Lizzie * Armstrong, Miss L. Ashby, F. Westwood Ashford, Craven Bagby, Ms. P. C. * Bain, R. Baker, Miss E. A. Balaguer, Mrs. H. M. Baldwin, C. A. Ball, Miss R. F. Banks, Miss M. Bartlett, Miss H. Bass, N. A. Beall, Miss E. O. Bell, Miss E. M. Bell: Thomas W. Benton, Ida Berry, B. H. Boyd, Miss M. Breeden, Miss Louise Bridges, Miss V. Bridges: Clifford C. Briggs, Mrs. Virginia B. Brown, T. W. * Bunting, J. Caldwell, Mrs. A. Capron, Miss Annie B. Carr, John H. Carrington, Miss M. J. Carrington, Miss M. J. Carter, Mrs. L. Christian, Mrs. M. B. Clark, Miss S. * Clarke, Miss Bettie J. * Cone, Mrs. Hattie Berrien Cooper, Miss Mary E. Darby, Miss Mary Dargan, Miss M. A. Davies, Miss Virginia K. * Dennison, Miss E. A. Dewees, Miss M. A. Dickins, Miss Fannie M. Dimity, J. B. S. Dinkins, T. Waties Dix, John S. Douglas, Miss Joan * 190 Signers for the Treasurer - 2 Douglass, Miss H. M. * Dudley, Mrs. Mary E. (Criswell’s identifies as Harry E.) Doyle, Walter J. Ellery, Mrs. Julia Fauntleroy, Miss E. H. Faxon, J. W. Fort, Miss H. Fuller, Miss Sallie G. Gale, Thomas C. Garnett, Miss Mary W. Garrett, Miss W. A. Giles, Miss F. G. * Giles, Miss N. Gill, Miss Isabel L. Gilliam, Robert Gills, E. W. Gist, Mrs. M. S. Goddin, Edward C. Godwin, Miss Missouri Goodloe, Harrel H. Goodwin, Miss Nannie Gott, Miss Julia F. Graham, Miss H. Grattan, Miss Sallie G. Gray, Albert W. Gray, Mrs. A. E. Green, Mrs. E. C. Gwynn, Mrs. M. Hamilton, Miss M. E. * Harrison, Miss A. Harvey, William L. * Hatch, Thomas J. Haynes, Miss Riché Henderson, John E. * Heth, Miss Kitty Hix, A. P. Hix, Mrs. C. Hoge, W. T. Holmes, Mrs. L. L. Hooe, Philip B. Irvine, Mrs. M. C. Jacobs, Mrs. J. A. Jacobs, S. B. Jones, E. W. Jones, John A. Jones, John W. Jones, Mrs. Mary * Joplin, James C. Keesee, Thomas O. 190 Signers for the Treasurer - 3 Kelly, Miss Etta A. * Kepler, H. Kingman, Miss Mary M. Knox, Mrs. Mary S. Korff, Miss Kate Lambert, Miss Sally Layne, Mrs. E. D. Leigh, C. Levin, L. J. Lewis, John S. Link, Frank H. Logan, Miss J. Loughborough, Mrs. M. Loyd, Miss Georgia Lyon, D. Macmurdo, Miss Rosa Marshall, Miss M. L. Marshall, O. M. Mason, Miss Eva * Maurice, C. S. Mayo, Miss Martha T. McCants, Miss S. McCully, Mrs. Eliza M. McGowan, Miss O. R. Miller, Miss Alice M. Minor, Mrs. Lucy C. Moise, Mrs. H. L. Moore, Miss H. Morris, Miss C. S. Morris, M. J. * Mumford, Miss C. C. Neill, Miss Sophia Nelson, Miss Kate Nethers, J. Newton, Miss M. Nicholas, Miss Mary S. Ott, John Overton, Mrs. Rebecca Palmer, Miss Nellie * Patton, Anthony Payne, R. M. Pellet, Miss A. P. * Points, Miss Adele Porter, Miss E. P. * Quarles, Mrs. Mary L. Read, Miss Emma S. * Reaves, Miss M. C. Rind, Miss Virginia M. Ringgold, Mrs. Mary Sanxay, Miss Sophia G. Savage, Miss M. L. 190 Signers for the Treasurer - 4 Scott, Miss S. Selden, Miss Maria Semple, Miss Nannie Shaver, Miss Sally F. Shook, H. C. Sieker, Miss Emma (Criswell’s identifies as Sleker) Simons, Miss S. R. (Criswell’s identifies as Simmons.) Sims, Miss L. Skinner, Miss C. Smalley, Mrs. W. L. (Criswell’s identifies as Smallye) Sommers, Mrs. M. Sparnick, Henry Stalnaker, Miss C. Stanard, Miss Virginia M. Starke, Miss H. Stocker, Miss F. Stuart, Miss A. S. Tennent, John C. Tighe, R. H. L. Todd, William R. Tompkins, James H. Trescot, Miss E. C. Tyler, Miss V. M. Wade, Mrs. M. F. * Walford, T. D. Waller, Mrs. M. C. Waties, Mrs. Fannie Watkins, Mrs. Hortense Watts, A. S. Weisiger, F. C. Wells, Mrs. S. K. * West, A. White, Miss C. P. White, William H. Williams, Hampton C. Willis, Miss Elvira Wilson, Mrs. Josephine Wise, Miss S. Wray, Mrs. Fannie Young, M. M. Epilog • • • • Mrs. S L Pelot signed for a total of $514,020 of the known Confederate Notes, representing ~ .1 % of all the money raised by the 17 February 1864 Act and .033 % of the total money raised by the Confederacy to fund the Confederate government and wage the Civil War. The exact identify of the signer was a mystery for a long time. The signer is identified as a Mrs. S. L. Pelot in the Register of the Confederate Debt. Every note she had signed had her signature appearing as “L Pelot.” There were no known Pelots during the time frame of the Civil War having these initials. Approximately one year after the mystery was posted to the web, a Mr. Michael McNeil contacted me identifying his great-great-great grandmother as the signer of the Confederate Notes. He has accumulated a collection of notes with representatives from most series to study the signature. Apparently Sarah Pelot signed the notes with an “L” as she went by her middle name of “Liz” for Elizabeth. He noted that Sarah never crossed the trailing “T” in “Pelot”. Apparently this was a common custom and his grandmother, Flora Nelle Pelot, adopted the practice as well. After the Civil War, Sarah Elizabeth Pelot left South Carolina for Kentucky and taught penmanship in the 1870s to support herself During her brief stint as a signer in 1864, she signed over 30,400 known notes Mystery Solved Jonas (immigrated to South Carolina in 1734) 3-4 Female Pelots with S. As initial. Also some Elizas. None with L. ~1687-1754 John Francis ~1720-1774 John James ~1742-1776 James Richard ~1775-1840 William Joseph Richard ~1809 -1881 +3 ~1811 -1864 Sherman +5(1) Charles ~1744-1824 Samuel ~1763-1809 Joseph Charles ~1782-1823 ~1782-1830 William Joseph Eugene Stephen Benjamin ~1813 -1876 ~1813 -1875 +1 John Cooper James ~1812 ~1809 -1841 -1879 +3, one of which was Dr. John Crews Pelot ~1814 -1900 +1 Charles ~1819 -1873 ~1818 -1870 +3 ~1790-1833 ~1823 -1883? ~1791-1863 ~1833 -1907 John ~1797 -1841 Francis ~1828 -1905 m. Sarah Joseph James Thomas Postell ~1835 ~1833 Elizabeth ~1824 -1864 -1888 -1876 Robinson Wife of Stephen Pelot Listed in Confederate Records as S. L. Pelot Questions???? What’s In Your Attic? Karen Dwyer What’s In Your Attic? Karen Dwyer John J. Schmidt Civil War What’s In Your Attic? Jim Reger - 0 1. Emma Roth Photographic Album Hettie Zeller's Mother 2. Priscilla Meck Fraktur Birth Certificate, March 5 1843 Emma Roth's Mother Lancaster County PA 3. Hettie Zeller (Coughenour) Post Card Album Jim Reger's Grandmother 4. Post Card Collection, Sample Page 5. Wright Brothers Post Cards (Most Valuable Cards) What’s In Your Attic? Jim Reger - 1 1. Emma Roth Photographic Album Hettie Zeller's Mother What’s In Your Attic? Jim Reger - 2 Priscilla Meck Fraktur Birth Certificate, March 5 1843 Emma Roth's Mother Lancaster County PA What’s In Your Attic? Jim Reger - 3 Hettie Zeller (Coughenour) Post Card Album Jim Reger's Grandmother What’s In Your Attic? Jim Reger - 4 Post Card Collection, Sample Page What’s In Your Attic? Jim Reger - 5 Wright Brothers Post Cards (Most Valuable Cards) What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris 1. 2. 3. 4. Basel Canton Certificate of Residence A. Maria Keller Don’t Look in the Family Cookbook Look in the Family Cookbook Addie Sensanbaugher Report Cards Family Loom What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris Basel Canton Certificate of Residence A. Maria Keller What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris The Canton of the Province of Basel (Switzerland) Certificate of Residence Notice: This is valid only for the wife and children. (Bernard Weber died before this document was issued to the widow) We the undersigned the officers of the community of Rotherfluh of the District of Sissach in the Canton of the Provincer of Basel That the bearer of this document BERNHARD WEBER property owner was born in the year 1829 was a citizen of our community and we will always recognize him as such, as well as his wife A. MARIA born KELLER to be citizens of our community. By virtue of this, we give the definite assurance that the above said citizen and his wife and all of their offspring from this lawfully recognized marriage are free at any time and under all circumstances admission to our community. In right of which this Certificate was underwritten, sealed and executed according to custom and form here. Given in Rotherfluh 17 September 1873. In the name of the principality by. Boh. WEBER (a relative?) Note: Bernhard Weber’s daughter Rosalie is my maternal grandmother. Rosalie emigrated with her mother A. Maria nee Keller Weber. Our family has the trunks in which she brought her possessions and the clothing of her 4 children, Otto, John, Rosalie and Frieda Weber. Jean S. Morris What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris Don’t Look in the Family Cookbook Look in the Family Cookbook. What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris Addie Sensanbaugher 1910 – 1911 Report Card What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris Addie Sensanbaugher 1911 – 1912 Report Card What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris Addie Sensanbaugher 1912 – 1913 Report Card What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris What’s In Your Attic? Elda Boyer Dolls What’s In Your Attic? Jean Morris Addie Sensanbaugher Dolls What’s In Your Attic? Ted Reich Father's small hand-made copper pieces What’s In Your Attic? Ted Reich - 1 Waldemar Reich Lodz, Russia 1894 Coppersmith What’s In Your Attic? Ted Reich - 2 Waldemar Reich Bremen, Germany 1912 Kaiser Wilhelm II Ellis Island Memorial Railing, $100 What’s In Your Attic? Ted Reich - 3 Waldemar Reich Schenectady, New York Plumbing trade American Turnverine Married 1927 What’s In Your Attic? Ted Reich - 4 Waldemar Reich TOR 1934 Bradenton 1962 Sunny Shores Mobile Home Park, Cortez Road Hooksett, New Hampshire 1975 What’s In Your Attic? Doreen Colket 1. Perrault Genealogy from Genealogical Society 2. Perrault Gloucester, Ottawa Circa 1910 What’s In Your Attic What’s In Your Attic? Doreen Colket - 1 What’s In Your Attic? Doreen Colket What’s In Your Attic? Doreen Colket - 3 60 What’s In Your Attic? Currie Colket 1. Pelot Bottles 2. Pelot Photographs What’s In Your Attic? Currie Colket Alton Illinois PELOT'S Soda Beverages Bottling Company Since 1911 What’s In Your Attic? Currie Colket Joseph Alma Pelot’s Pictures Circa 1850-1870 Pointless Genealogical Photograph??