Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Kollmetz relative

Finally, we come to the relative/descendent who, in the 1970's, sent my father so much Kolmetz information and some of the pictures previously posted. This is Hans-Werner Kollmetz, born 19 of September, 1925. Thank you, Hans! Posted by Picasa

Heinrich Andreas Kollmetz

The parents of Friedrich Kollmetz are standing in the foreground of this photo. Don't know who the other fellow is.
ON the left is Heinrich Andreas Kollmetz and on the right is Dothea Margaretha Marie (nee Moller). Now, we know where I got my name! [Margaret Marie].
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Masonic Brethren in Washington County Florida

Friedrick (Frederick) Nicholas Kolmetz stands in the center with the tall fellow on his right being Mr. Sellers. I am related to "Fritz" Kolmetz through the Givens line. Alice Malissa Kolmetz was my great grandmother. She married William Sherman Givens. Their son, Richard Lud Givens was my grandfather (maternal). Posted by Picasa

Back to Germany

The ancestral home of Friedrich Nicholas Kolmetz, who emigrated to America (Vernon, Washington, Florida) is to be found in Burg Auf Fehmarn. On this street is the house of Hinrich Kolmetz. No Kollmetz family members are living on the island anymore, though. Posted by Picasa

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Cleveland Public Library - Obituary File

Cleveland Public Library - Obituary File

When I checked this link, I found 29 matches for Givens! While they are most likely from an entirely different line than my Givens, it's possible if you went back far enough, we might share a common ancestor.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Givens in Escambia County Florida 1870

The 1870 Escambia Census is now online! Thanks to West Florida Genealogical Society volunteers and the hard work of project manager, Jerry Merritt, this is a wonderful way to locate relatives that were in Escambia County in 1870. Thanks also to web page master, Ginny Deagan. The link I have provided will take you to the index, but at the top of the page is a link to the census itself. Here are the Givens I have culled from the index:
  • Amanda
  • Charlotte
  • Christina
  • Henry
  • Homer
  • James A.
  • John H.
  • John W.
  • Joseph
  • Laura A.
  • Louis
  • Louis
  • Maria
  • Maria
  • Mary J.
  • Olive
  • Ophelia
  • William
  • William
  • William S.