Queries 2007

Number Surname(s) ⁄ Location Message Date Posted Contact
07-07 McLeod, Traut I am researching my gr-gr-grandfather while he lived in Washoe County, NV around 1868 to 1880. Anton Traut was born in Sodernheim Germany in 1835. He came to America in 1852. His occupation was a shoemaker. I have a copy of the 1871-72 Directory, for Washoe Co. stating that fact. It is believed that he arrived in Nevada, more than likely Reno in 1868⁄69. I would like to know if there are any public records for him such as; did he own his own business or work for someone else? Did he marry during the time he was in Reno? I have proof that he married Martha McLeod on the 14th of July, 1880 in Bodie, CA. Was he single between 1868 and 1880, or could there be another marriage? He abandoned a wife and unborn child in Ohio Christmas Eve of 1868. If anyone has information on this man, I would appreciate hearing from you. He left Bodie about 1883 and settled in Spokane, WA. Any information would be appreciated. 12⁄31⁄07 Judy
07-06 Housh, Johnston, Wilson William Grant Wilson, my grandfather, was born in Marshalltown, IA in 1875. He moved to CA as a child eventually marrying Mae Housh and fathering 3 children. As a widower by 1920, he struggled to support 2 surviving daughters. He took his carpentry skills to Nevada in the 30's and eventually settled in Reno where he met and married Clara Johnston. I am looking for this marriage record which I hope will shed some light on his parentage. Broad date range: 1935 to 1950 (Clara Johnston Wilson died in January of 1950). He died in CA in May of 1955. 12⁄29⁄07 Rae Deane
07-05 Melville Am researching Albert J. Melville. On Rootsweb, from the Civilian Draft Registration Database, a record of Albert J. Melville born 30 Sept 1878 in Washoe Nevada registered for the draft (World War I). Would like to find out anything on this person. Can you help or refer me to someone who can????? 12⁄29⁄07 Keith
07-04 Johnson, Vietheer Searching for Harry Vietheer, born 27 Sep 1885 in Hubbard, Oregon. He was married first to Esther Johnson on 10 Mar 1913, but divorced 5 yrs later. He may have had a 2nd wife named Katie ???, and then married an Alma.

He spent many years in Reno, was a worm farmer, a chef, was vice Pres. of State Federation of Labor for many years. Any information greatly appreciated. Thank you.
12⁄26⁄07 Al
07-03 Ritter Searching for information on siblings of Fredrick B. Ritter, of Tonopah. 12⁄26⁄07 Ken
07-02 Aitken, German, White WHITE family in or about Reno, Nevada, 1860-1875 at least.

Have in my possession a Photographic Album that has an inscription written : Reno, Nevada, Presented to Alice E. WHITE by John AITKEN , Oct. 7, 1875.

Searching for any connection at all possible. Alice E. WHITE married my G Grandfather, Sylvester GERMAN in 1880 in Missouri. She passed away 1891-1900 in MO. Last child known, Loyd GERMAN, was born abt. 1891. Reported on 1900 Census report she was born in NEV., by her widower. Then acquired the Album just recently from a first cousin, who's mother passed away last year.

I had heard there was a book with information several years ago.
12⁄14⁄07 Beverly
07-01 Hart, Hughes I am looking for information or contact with family of Charles Hart. He died in Nov 1994 and is in Mountain View Cem. He lived in Reno for 41 yrs was from New London, CT. The obituary states he left a widow, Jean, and a daughter, Marianne Hughes of Indianapolis. Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thank you. 11⁄12⁄07 Laura



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