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Fritz Kircher, born 1907 Germany, emigrated to USA 1929, last of Chestertown MD
Posted by: Charles Kerchner (ID *****7683) Date: July 19, 2007 at 14:27:44
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I am a hobby genealogist. I am trying to help a German hobby genealogist and friend locate the facts about an uncle who emigrated to the USA in 1929. Specifically, I am looking for assistance in finding an obituary or death record for a Fritz Kircher, born 6 Aug 1907 in Schoenhardt, Schwabisch Hall, Wuerttemberg, Germany, and whose last reported location in the USA per my research so far was in the Chestertown area of Kent County, MD. He emigrated from Wuerttemberg, Germany, to the USA on 17 Mar 1929. He arrived in the USA on or about 27 Mar 1929 via the port of NY. He is found in the 1930 census of Queen Anne's Co MD indexed as Fritz Kircherd (sic) living as a servant in the household of Ernest Eilrman. He was a self employed farmer in Rock Hall, Kent County, Maryland in 1956 when he registered for social security. According to my German contact, the family in Germany having no contact with Fritz for many, many years, had him officially declared as dead as of 24 May 1968 in German records. I don't know the exact reason why. Possibly to settle an estate issue for the family in Germany, etc. However, I have found here in USA records that the Social Security Death Index reports a Fritz Kircher, born 6 Aug 1907, died in Apr 1983 with last known residence being Chestertown, Kent County, MD. Would someone knowledgeable with Kenty Co MD records be willing to look and see if you can find an obituary or death record for a Fritz Kircher either circa Apr/May 1968 or in Apr 1983? Also, possibly his name might be found in other records for Kent Co MD such as city directories, etc., during that time period. I would be particularly interested if there is any indication and additional evidence of his being alive after 1968 and of his possibly marrying at any time and having remaining family in Maryland or elsewhere in the USA. Any help will be sincerely appreciated.

Charles Kerchner
Emmaus PA
http://www.kerchner.com/contact.htm


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