Tuesday, October 16, 2012
IT OCCURRED TO ME YESTERDAY
What, you might ask...I was reading my grandmothers Baptismal certificate posted earlier this month. It dawned on me that I did not have my mothers Baptismal certificate nor did I have one from her father. It seems unusual that my grandmother did not bring them on the trip to America. If she brought one why not the others?
I suspect all three were brought to the USA and the other two were lost somehow. Next, I wondered, where was my mother Baptized? They were living in Altona, Germany, could I theorize it would have been a Lutheran Church in that city or somewhere else in Hamburg?
Yesterday I searched for Lutheran Churches in the area but did not get a good picture of where any were. I will have to search better today or go to the LDS and see what films are available. I know that my grandfather was not born where they lived, another mystery, if I knew where his family lived I could search for a church there also. There are a lot of unknowns for my family in Europe.
This goes as well for my Irish great grandparents. All the documents state that he was from Limerick, Ireland. But I can find no Irish documentation to back up what is written. I read a little tidbit that states that the surname O'Rourke was common in County Leitrim, I will looks at the LDS for that film too.
I have more questions than answers.