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Re: August & Mary Harms of St. Louis
Posted by: Jean Burda (ID *****7512) Date: December 04, 2003 at 22:26:44
In Reply to: Re: August & Mary Harms of St. Louis by Bob Harms of 467

Hi Bob -
Thanks for sending the cemetery records. I think August Harms, who died in 1929 is actually Charles' brother, Robert. In the 1910 census 3 of the brothers are living together - Herman, 17; Henry, 22; and August, 20. August's age coincides with Robert who would have been 20 in 1910. In German cultures, one of the sons sometimes takes the fathers name when the father passes on. I don't know why this is done but I've seen it in another German line. Let me know if you think they are one and the same.

I see your ancestor Wilhelm married to his second wife in 1900 and 1910. Has your family kept track of the Housmanns? Looks like a modern blended family.

Please contact me directly at my email, as my subscription expires.

Best Wishes,

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