Family History " German Harry"

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Family History " German Harry"

Post by gail01 » 22 Jun 2015, 13:21

Hello Everyone,
I am new to forums so I will just say a few words and see what happens.
I am interested in family history and every now and again, I just enter a name into google and see what happens. You can imagine my surprise (and sheer delight) when I was brought to this site by a post that related to my ancestor.

Not only was there mention of my ancestor, there was also a photo!

So, if your great grandfather was known as " German Harry" and he discovered gold in Forbes in 1846, then I would love to have contact with you.
" German Harry" was my great grandfather too!!!

Right, that was my first ever post! I am really looking forward to navigating around this site and making some new penpals!!!
cheers,

Gail01

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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by grandduke » 22 Jun 2015, 13:35

Greetings Gail and welcome to the forum.
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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by lighthouse » 22 Jun 2015, 14:07

Gail, Welcome to the forum, I have not heard of German Harry but you have my attention with regard to Family History and Genealogy.
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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by lighthouse » 22 Jun 2015, 14:19

Hey biggdad..........come and look at the forum.......one of your rellies are here to see you, she just joined the forum and wants to discuss German Harry :character-oldtimer:
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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by gail01 » 22 Jun 2015, 17:20

Thank you so much for your welcome. I am looking forward to "meeting" many more of you.
Just to give you a bit of background . . .

We have now been retired for just over a year. In my previous life, I worked at one of the big universities over here in the west. When I finished working, I taught adult literacy on a volunteer basis for almost 10 years.

We have 2 daughters, 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

AND an abundance of ancestors I am researching!!!

I am REALLY looking forward to talking with this gentleman (Biggdad) who has the same great grandfather as I.

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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by gail01 » 22 Jun 2015, 21:02

Thank you to grandduke and lighthouse for your greetings.

Are you also interested in Family history lighthouse??

I can vaguely remember my grandmother cautioning my aunt against family history research, telling her she may not like what she finds. ( this was about 40 years ago) I wonder if she was referring to those pesky convicts I have found in amongst our ancestors?? Today, people think it is a wonderful thing to have a convict in the family!!

By the way, should I sign off with my name at the end of each post????

Gail

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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by lighthouse » 22 Jun 2015, 21:07

gail01 wrote:Thank you to grandduke and lighthouse for your greetings.

Are you also interested in Family history lighthouse??

I can vaguely remember my grandmother cautioning my aunt against family history research, telling her she may not like what she finds. ( this was about 40 years ago) I wonder if she was referring to those pesky convicts I have found in amongst our ancestors?? Today, people think it is a wonderful thing to have a convict in the family!!

By the way, should I sign off with my name at the end of each post????

Gail
Yes Gail after 35 years of research I can say I must be interested in Genealogy and 102,000 names later and still looking. :happy-sunshine:

Signing off is your choice.
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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by Dreamweaver » 23 Jun 2015, 07:50

Welcome, Gail. I'm sure you'll find lots of interest here, as well as hunting for your family. I hope you look into the games here, too. Good stuff! :icon_biggrin:

Have fun!
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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by Fern1 » 24 Jun 2015, 09:08

Hi Gail, researching your family history can become very addictive, it's now 14 years and I'm enjoying the addiction. So much more is coming online these days.

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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by Dusty » 25 Jun 2015, 12:44

Welcome Gail , enjoy yourself
I,m right into Craft, cant remember a flamin' thing

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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by Biggdad » 25 Jun 2015, 15:59

Welcome Gail: I have been off line for a few weeks
Which side of the family are you from?
German Harry.s children listed below.

Heinrich Stephan 1843 (German Harry)***
Emilie Heeger 1861
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Edwin Adam Stephan 1882 **
Charles H. Stephan 1884
Peter Conrad Stephan 1886
Henrietta Minnie Stephan 1888
Alfred P. Stephan 1891
Helina Stephan 1893
Amelia Stephan 1896
Catherine Stephan 1899
Edna Stephan 1902
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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by gail01 » 25 Jun 2015, 18:00

Hi Biggdad,
Lovely to hear from you. Charles Henry (b: 1884) is my grandfather. He married Lily May Moore and they had three daughters, Jean, Doris and Gloria. My Mum is Doris.
I was thrilled to see some sort of a photo you posted of German Harry, but it was not very clear. Charles Henry was not a very nice man and my grandmother divorced him around 1945 - a few years before I was born. Would you by any chance have any family photos as I have never seen a photo of him
I have managed to get the Stephan side of the family back to around 1550, thanks to a very generous man in the U.S. Apparently one brother came out to Australia and another went to the States.
Very happy to share what I have.
cheers,

Gail

P.S. Is this the right place for me to answer your entry? Is it boring to the other lovely people who welcomed me? Really not sure of the protocols so advice appreciated.

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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by gail01 » 25 Jun 2015, 18:07

Especially to Dusty, Fern, Dreamweaver, Lighthouse and Grandduke,

Again, thank you all for your welcome. Very much appreciated. Also really good to know some of you share my passion for family history.

I got into this by mistake when my Mum died about 6 years ago. She had been married before her marriage to my dad and when she died, not only did I have to provide copies of death certificate for probate purposes, but also her marriage certificate. Then I also had to provide marriage and death certificates for her first husband. As he never had a death certificate issued as he was listed as Missing in Action during WW2, then declared
" Dead for Legal Purposes", I had quite a bit of research to get all this finalised. This is what got me started on Genealogy!

Again, my thanks for your welcome into a very new area of technology for me.
cheers,
Gail

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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by Warrigal » 25 Jun 2015, 18:51

Welcome from me too Gail. Don't worry about boring us.
I actually find these ancestor stories very interesting.
I have a few too but not German ancestors.
If you don't have an ASIO file by now then you should be ashamed of yourself.

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Re: Family History " German Harry"

Post by Biggdad » 25 Jun 2015, 21:47

Gail: have sent you my email address.
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