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by Gregory E. Davis
Sun Oct 16, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

Schaffer Family Update: The father of Albert Schaffer was Johann Schaffer, born in 1819 Zweisel, Bavaria, Unternienden, Germany. He died in 1890 in Texas. Albert's mothers name was Anna Rantzinger. She was born in 1827 in Zweisel, Bavaria, Germany. I do not know the date of her death yet or when Joh...
by Gregory E. Davis
Wed Oct 12, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

Novice: The Certificate of Citizenship states that Emil has resided within the limites and under the jurisdication of the United States for at least 5 years and has lived in the State of Washington for a least 1 year and has behaved like a man of good moral character during that time. There are no t...
by Gregory E. Davis
Tue Oct 11, 2005 12:09 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

I received a copy of the Certificate of Citizenship and Derlaration of Intention for Emil William Thomas today. I was somewhat disappointed for they were nothing but forms with the blanks filled in and no background information. The Citizenship certificate stated that Emil was sworn in at W.W. Laugh...
by Gregory E. Davis
Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

LDM Thank you for the information on Emil and Clara. I do recall now that Emil mentioned there were things in the attic, but he did not know what they were. I need to give this project another try in attempting to locate Emil's descendents. It will take awile but I will let everyone know what I find...
by Gregory E. Davis
Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:38 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

Novice; Isn't is a good feeling when the dominos fall into place! Good job on locating the Bena's. Sure wish we had access to the 1940 Federal Census. For LDM. Point of clarification. You mentioned that Clara Wetzel was the recipient of Albert Schaffer's personal belongings. I went back and read his...
by Gregory E. Davis
Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

Novice: I have a letter out to California requesting the death certificate for Emil Thomas. Will let you know when it arrives providing the state lets me have a copy. I also have called the state archives for Washington and they are searching for the papers submitted by Emil for the naturalization p...
by Gregory E. Davis
Tue Oct 04, 2005 9:49 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

Gentlemen: I ran across a site that just may explain why Emil Thomas moved to Centralia, Washington. It is www.bukovinasociety.org Then go to SEARCH, Type in "Lewis County Washington". Stroll down to "Bukovina-Germans in Lewis County Washington, Mary Lee Rose (publ l995) and open the site. Cordially...
by Gregory E. Davis
Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

LDM; Thank you for the report on the various addresses of Emil Thomas while he was living in Long Beach, Calif. Did you ever ask Hida Kramer which port Emil went through when he came to the U.S., and the name of the ship in which he sailed. Novice, Tom Golver is looking up the naturalization papers ...
by Gregory E. Davis
Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:05 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

Wiz; Thank you for the kind words for all of us. When did Emil move from Washington to Long Beach? Now that he has been located on the 1910 census, we know he was in Long Beach by 1910. During my research many years ago I noticed that Emil did not appear on the 1910, 1909, and 1908 Long Beach City D...
by Gregory E. Davis
Mon Oct 03, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

LDM and Novice: Absolutely, incredible, GREAT work!!! First for LDM. The Long Beach City directory for 1911 listing Emil at Pine Ave did not give an address number. Be sure to read the last post by Novice before going to Long Beach tonight. Novice located the address on the 1910 census as 126 Pine A...
by Gregory E. Davis
Mon Oct 03, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

LDM, Novice, S.C., Aurum, and anyone else who is interested: It appears that all of us have hit a brick wall while attempting to locate Emil Thomas on the 1910 Census. Once last night at midnight, While dreary and half asleep, I ponder this quaint and curious issue, Then there came a tapping, a gent...
by Gregory E. Davis
Sun Oct 02, 2005 9:28 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

Garry: The post card is dated April 13, 1911 and was sent by Thomas to Mrs. A. Steinegger, Phoenix, Arizona. Emil and Leontina were married in the city of Chelalis, Lewis County, State of Washington. on August 20th. 1894. In 1907 Emil was mentioned in a newspaper article as the owner of the Opera Ho...
by Gregory E. Davis
Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:52 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

LDM: Emil's probate papers, if they exist; (I.E. If he had no property then their would be no probate), will most likely be found in the Superior Court of Orange or San Diego County's. Cordially, Greg Davis.
by Gregory E. Davis
Sat Oct 01, 2005 9:33 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

LDM: P.S. During my interview with Victor Kramer he suggested that I contact a John Halderman of Phoenix who he thought might have some pictures of the place where Julia and Emil had their store in the Capitol Block. I never carried through with his suggestion. Do you know this person? He also gave ...
by Gregory E. Davis
Sat Oct 01, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

LDM; You are correct in that Emil Thomas ran a business at the Pike in Long Beach. He had a "Candy Butcher Shop" at 125 Pike. He also had an ice cream parlor across the street. There is a post card showing a picture of Emil Thomas in his candy store in the Steinegger collection in the library at the...
by Gregory E. Davis
Sat Oct 01, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

LDM; Larry Steinegger and Victor Kramer are the only persons who I have interview. Larry was sometime in the 1990's. Victor in 1989. Marie Steinegger was still alive at the time but Victor said she was not well enough for visitors. Vistor said nothing about his mother Hilda Kramer so I assumed she h...
by Gregory E. Davis
Sat Oct 01, 2005 11:34 am
Forum: LDM Discussions
Topic: Julia Thomas
Replies: 43
Views: 29557

To LDM: Thanks for the great post. Lost of good information to think about. Just one comment regarding your statement in paragraph three. Tom Glover, Helen Corbin, S.C have all been to my home and have examined my collection of documents pertaining to Julia. Novice, LDM, and anyone else is invited t...
by Gregory E. Davis
Sat Sep 17, 2005 10:51 pm
Forum: LDM Discussions Moderated by Jesse, Ron, and Josh Feldman
Topic: Julia Thomas and Rhinehart Petrasch Death Certificates
Replies: 8
Views: 13204

Novice: Next time you are in Arizona let me know and I will have you over to see the files on Thomas, Schaffer, and Petrasch. Cordially, Gregory E. Davis, Tempe, Arizona
by Gregory E. Davis
Wed Sep 14, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Superstition Mountain Journal
Topic: The Sleeping Lady Treasure
Replies: 15
Views: 25849

Dear Mr. Tucker; This site was set up by the Superstition Mountain Historical Society to obtain comments, corrections, and suggestions regarding the format and subject matter of articles appearing in the annual Superstition Mountain Journal. All comments both positive, negative, in agreement, or in ...
by Gregory E. Davis
Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:50 pm
Forum: Superstition Mountain Journal
Topic: The Sleeping Lady Treasure
Replies: 15
Views: 25849

Gentlemen: With respect to the Superstition Moutain Historical Society and their efforts to preserve and present the stories of the Superstitions, lets keep the discussions focused to the story. If you have a personal issue with one of the forum members, then take it to another site. I wrote this st...
by Gregory E. Davis
Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:49 am
Forum: Superstition Mountain Journal
Topic: Superstition Mountain Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 22721

Hi Rocha; Thank you for the post. The reason I never answered Rocha's post is that I have not been able to locate all of the answers to his requests. The Mesa Court has given me nothing but headaches pertaining to the records from Judge Standage when he was on the bench and if he ever heard the case...
by Gregory E. Davis
Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:35 pm
Forum: Superstition Mountain Journal
Topic: Superstition Mountain Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 22721

Gentelmen; The Superstition Mountain Journal, Vol. 22, 2004 is now available. It can be purchased at the Superstition Mountain Museum. Cordially, Gregore E. Davis
by Gregory E. Davis
Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: Superstition Mountain Journal
Topic: Superstition Mountain Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 22721

Gentelmen; The Superstition Mountain Journal, Vol. 22, 2004 is now available. It can be purchased at the Superstition Mountain Museum. Cordially, Gregore E. Davis
by Gregory E. Davis
Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:34 pm
Forum: Superstition Mountain Journal
Topic: Superstition Mountain Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 22721

Gentlemen; The next Superstition Mountain Journal, Vol 22, 2004 has gone to the printers. It should be ready for public distribution in 2 to 4 weeks. For you treasure hunters, the story of "The Sleeping Squaw Treasure" should be of much interest. Let us know what you think of it. Cordially, Gregory ...
by Gregory E. Davis
Thu Jun 23, 2005 6:25 am
Forum: Superstition Mountain Journal
Topic: Superstition Mountain Journal
Replies: 13
Views: 22721

Wiz; Helo, The next journal is in its final format. It is currently with Lana for the final proof reading and corrections to the CD. From there it will go to the printers. My best guess is sometime within the next 2 months. Cordially, Greg Davis