Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Allen Family material

 Edward's maternal grandmother was Margaret Evelyn Allen born 3 Nov 1880 in McLean Township, Muskoka, Ontario. Her parents were James C Allen and Hannah Catherine Parlee both of whom were born in New Brunswick. Margaret was their youngest child (the eleventh). The summer of 2019 we made a long trip up to near Timmins where many of his Allen cousins still live so that Edward could share information on the Allen family. There are three or four boxes of Allen material that I am contemplating asking these cousins if they would like this material. 

The last two years before COVID-19 when we could still travel we visited so many cousins but Edward never expressed any thoughts on what to do with the vast number of pictures and other items which he acquired for his family lines through the years. He did realize that the girls were not interested in genealogy beyond looking at what he had done. Perhaps he hoped that they would find an interest and they do have some but boxes and boxes of pictures (all scanned) need to have a permanent home where family members can view them. The Allen family that we visited has an extensive collection so I may ask if they would like what Edward collected.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Email request on My Heritage re Mary L Kip

I received an email request on My Heritage for a Kip member:

My name is Lauren and I have been researching my family tree and I noticed you have a Kip family tree. I wondering if you knew anything about Mary L Kip ( I believe her full name was Mary Louise Kip) who I believe was born somewhere between 1855 and 1859. She is my great great grandmother. I noticed you have a Mary L Kip on your tree and I am wondering if they are one in the same,
I’m curious to see if you know anything about her as to if my story matched what you may know about her, and I can certainly fill in the info that I know about her once she got married.

Thank you so much and I hope to hear from you.
Have a nice night


My reply:

 My husband's family is Kipp. Mary Louise Kipp, daughter of Reuben Kipp and Eliza Jane Nelmes was born 3 Oct 1864 in East Oxford Twp, Oxford County, Ontario, Canada. She married John Thomas Wilkinson 9 Jul 1890 at New Westminster, BC, Canada.

Elizabeth (Blake) Kipp 

Reply of writer:

 Hi! Thank you for getting back to me. I was thinking she could be the Mary L Kip you have on your tree that was the daughter of John A Kip. and Emma Kip (it popped up when I was researching) I would think they would have lived in either NY or NJ
The Mary L Kip in my family married Chas. Haarstick and they had one child my dads grandmother Sarah haarstick. She died during childbirth when my great grandmother was very young.
 It’s so hard to find anything when I don’t know her parents names.

Thanks again for getting back to me.
Do you know anything about the John and Emma Kips daughter named Mary L?

 I meant John and Ann kipp, sorry. Emma was one of their daughters. 

My reply:

John A Kipp born 9 Feb 1811 at Hackensack  married Ann E Gaskine 4 Mar 1850 in New York. They had two daughters (Emma 1855) and Mary L (1859). This was a second marriage for John A Kipp. There is no information for Mary L Kip beyond  her birth date of 7 Oct 1859.

Find A Grave Spring Valley Cemetery, Paramus, Bergen County, New Jersey. Memorial # 7254434.

Richard Mclean Anderson, Philadelphia, PA

New York City Methodist Marriages 1785-1893. Vol. 1 Index of Brides. Vol. 2 Index of Grooms. Compiled by William Scott Fisher. Picton Press, Camden, Maine. 1994.  (18/165)

I do not do any Kip research and my husband is deceased. Good luck with your research.
Elizabeth (Blake) Kipp 


I could have added: It is possible that the one reference to Richard Mclean Anderson might lead to more information on your line.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Kipp material - Silva Kipp and Yvonne Labelle

I received an email on my Ancestry account concerning a tombstone in one of the local Ottawa cemeteries for Silva Kipp and his wife Yvonne Labelle.  Two possibilities exist for this Kipp member - he is descendant of Richard Kipp (a brother to my husband's great grandfather Benjamin Kipp) or he is descendant of the Loyalist Kipp family which came to the Montreal area during the American Revolution. I could not find him in Edward's trees but will mention the dates for Silva (1880-1968) and his wife Yvonne (1896-1989). Apparently there are three other names on the stone. If that is of interest to anyone.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Further correspondence with new fifth cousin from Sweden

I did hear again from Edward's fifth cousin living in Sweden and descendant of his Great Grandmother (Niemann) Schultz's line going back to the Duesing family. She was mostly interested in how many descendants her ancestor's sister had in Canada so let her know it was in the hundreds. I have not heard anything more in the past couple of days so suspect that was her only interest as I did mention that I had contacted other descendants to let them know she had written. 

Friday, August 20, 2021

The Düsing family of Staven, Sponholz, Mecklenburg-Strelitz

A cousin of my husband whose family has lived in Sweden for several generations spotted Johanne Sophia Düsing in his tree on ancestry. They are sharing 3x great grandparents Johann Adolf  Düsing and Regina Germer who lived at Staven at the time of the birth of most of their children with Johanna thought to be the eldest by the researcher who helped Edward with these records but she was actually the second daughter. She descends from Johanna's only brother Heinrich Friedrich Ludwig Düsing who was six years younger. Heinrich went to Sweden with his wife and two young children. 

Genealogy does show how small the world really is. Edward's great grandparents came from Mecklenburg-Strelitz, his great grandmother in 1849 with her mother and sister to join her brothers in the Niagara area (Canadian side of border) and his great grandfather arrived in 1866 in Brant County. I will let Edward's Schultz cousins know as several of them are interested in their family roots in Mecklenburg-Strelitz.

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Getting organized

 My first organization point it to remember to publish these blogs from my account. We are down to 15 Research boxes which do not fit into the closet so will do a little work on them to see if I can put the contents of some of them in the remaining bookcase in the research room. Then the rest will have to sit under the computer table and remain in the closet where they now are. But gradually we are getting items organized so that we can begin to work.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Edward's Research Room

Edward's Research Room is now set up although we continue to add the boxed material but it is a slow process to catalogue each box and find a spot for it. I hope to begin looking at material this month probably towards the end of the month. One area of the room includes his mother's Hope Chest going to her oldest grandchild and other material going to the Schultz family (Edward's paternal grandmother was a Schultz). That will free up quite a bit of space for research boxes this fall perhaps. 

There are fourty plus binders of family photographs and other items. We will downsize those family albums so that they only contain family pictures. A couple of the albums are from trips that were planned and prepared by Edward and George Anderson and I will see if I can pass them on to the United Empire Loyalists via George Anderson. Our pictures from 1965 to 2001 were all printed but from 2001 to the present all family pictures are digital. 

We have started to log the boxes and in general there is a lot of work ahead going through those boxes and putting relevant material online through this blog.