Approx 1 month ago .. I began where my father left off 10 yrs ago. (He's now 86, sharp as a tack & assisting wherever possible).
ABBREVIATIONS .. "GGF" = great-grandfather &
"GGM" = great-grandmother
Here is what we know ... "GGF" = JOHN RAIBLE
"GGF" had two brothers .. William & Jacob
"GGF" & William resided in Albany, NY and/or surrounding area, incl Rensalaer County, after arrival from Germany.
Not much, if anything, is known about brother Jacob, but I don't think or believe he lived in the Albany NY area. I tend to think Cincinnati, OH based on 1900 and earlier census results. I've been told, (unconfirmed) he was born 1861, died 1923; he came to US ? , married Sophia Bernhardt, born 1861, died 1914 @ age of 53 and they had six children.
1 Jacob b d married Louise Voss ?
2 Frank b 1895 d 1942 Never Married
3 Catherine b d
4 Theresa b d
5 Arthur b 1900 d 1945 Never Married
6 Charles F b 1888 d 1968
Brother William applied for Naturalization 4/1/1872 (Albany, NY) but I think he died before 1900 Census or moved out of the area.
We think he married wife Louise but unsure.
I'm still working to learn more about these two and hope to learn more when visiting NYS Albany Library archives next week.
1850 "GGF" .. JOHN RAIBLE was born and he left home,(Zepfenhan, Wuerttemberg, Germany, at age of 17. He departed Germany via the port of Bremen on SS Rhein. Ultimately, he arrived in NY 12/7/1868 at age 18. The ship manifest suggests he traveled alone.
(? Date ?) as to when brothers William and Jacob are still unknown.
1869 or 1870 "GGF" Married "GGM" Sophia Belschwender, my "GGM". She was born in 1852 and died 1932 @ 80. "GGF" died in 1889 @ a relatively young age of 39. Before his death, they had 10 children 8 lived, 2 died at infancy.
Child #1 - 1870 Julia born, died 1957 age 87
Married Frederick Belleville, who died @ age 37 in 1902. They had 5 children:
1 William b 1890
2 Frederick b 1892
3 Regina b 1894
4 Harold b 1897
5 Agnes b 1899
I'm told Julia never remarried, but had "steady" companion John Schaefer, when family gatherings took place. Yet, I've found references to Julia Schaefer ??
Child #2 - 1872 Annie was born, married William McLaughlin 1893, they had 4 children:
1 Anna b
2 Mable b
3 Katherine b
4 ** John ** b
Child #3 - 1875 My Grandfather John S, was born on Spt 6th. He Died @ age 92, 10/19/1967 - he lived alone, bowled right up to the end and was the 1st inductee into Kingston NY Bowling Hall of Fame; Religiously smoked cigars; took cod liver oil and took milk with raw egg once per day.
1st Marriage 7/15/1896 to Josephine Stern. The 1900 Census says they had 1 child, but was deceased. Sometime after the June 1900 Census and Spt 1904 another child was born (? Date ?), named **JOHN**. We believe wife Josephine died during this birth, (still trying to confirm). **John**, under Annie's children (above) is the same John. She raised John as her own, with very few knowing the entire story. My father knew John as a cousin instead of his truly being his step-brother. We intend to look for birth, death and marriage certificates when in Albany next week.
2nd Marriage, 10/19/1904 to my grandmother Hermina Bankert. She was born 9/8/1881 in Jefferson Heights, Leeds or Catskill NY area and died 12/28/1965 @ age 84. They lived in Kingston, NY from time of marriage to deaths.
They had four children:
1 Helen, Female infant, died at infancy.
2 Lewis (my uncle) b 6/4/1908 - d 1982
Married Ann O'Reilly b ?? - d 1999
They had three children:
--1 John D. b 4/23/1931 or 5/08/1930 died very young.
--2 Charles A. b 6/25/1932 curr lives and worked as "accountant" in the NJ/NYC area. Has several children and to the best of my knowledge all live in NJ/NY areas.
--3 Helen E. b 8/28/1933, married John Korber. Have for some time and currently live in the St Petersburg/Clearwater FL area.
I don't believe there were any children.
2 William J (my uncle) b 1912 curr lives in Phoenix, AZ area, with wife Charlotte (Orkin) b 9/30/1919 .. as they have for the past 40+ years. They have no children of their own. He was first married to Aileen Bryne Raible, b 12/26/1911 d 8/22/1981. They divorced after having five children:
--1 William David b d 199? California
--2 John G b d 19?? Kingston,NY
--3 James Peter b d 2001 Mississippi
Married twice, 3 or 4 children in
Kingston,NY and ?? children in
--4 Ruth Ann b d 19?? Kingston,NY
--5 Bryan aka Chad b living Phoenix,Az
3 Charles (my father) b 2/06/1915 Married my mother Arlene G Raible, b 2/5/1915
d 5/16/1999. They resided in the Kingston NY area their entire lives and had three children:
--1 Robert J b 6/21/1937 and lived with wife Joan (Koeppen) Kinston, NY; Raleigh,NC; Clearwater,Fl; Calif; Farmers Branch,Texas areas until 2001 retirement and move back to Kernersville, NC. They had three sons, Jeffrey, Mark (deceased) and Eric.
--2 Richard C b 11/19/1942 has lived most of his life with Emma (Wolfe) in Rhinebeck, NY with their two children .. Lisa and Jason.
--3 Ronald P, b 4/19/1945 and author of this document. Lived in Boca Raton/Delray Bch FL area 1971-1997 and retired back to Kingston/Rhinebeck NY area with wife of 21 years, Bonnie (Youhas). We have one daughter Tamara A (Tammy) Fazio from first marriage to Karen A Miller. We have three grandsons Nick, Ben and Patrick.
Child #4 - 1877 Henry born in July, died 1928 @ age 51. Married Carrie Streebel, born
_??_, died _??_. I was told they had 6 children:
1 William 1902-1966
3 J Edward
5 Henry 1914-1990
Child #5 - 1878 William, mo born ??, died 1938 @ age 60. Married ?/?/1900 Mary Sands, born 1880, died 1955 @ age 75. Unaware of any children at this time. Lived in Nassau Lake area, Rensalaer County NY.
Child #6 - 1880 Mary born, October, died ??.
Married ??????, Children ??????
Child #7 - 1883 Edward born January, died ??.
Married Yes, to ??????, Children, 1 child Loretta .. they lived So Glens Falls area. Loretta later married __??__ Herman and taught school in the Glens Falls area.
Child #8 - Birth Yr, name ?? Died at infancy.
Child #9 - Birth Yr, name ?? Died at infancy.
Child #10-1889 Catherine born in Jan or June (difficult to read on census), died ??, married ??, children ??
"GGF" John, died in 1889, while living at 32 Osborn Street, Albany NY with the above family.
"GGM" Sophia remarried, neighbor Frank W.
Anderson in 1890. They had 2 more children in addition to the 10 shown above:
- Adeline b 1891
- Franklin b 1893
As of this writing, we know nothing about these two children. We do know that Frank W. Anderson and my "GGM" Sophia moved out of Albany to nearby Rensalaer County,(East Scodak), and became farmers .. but I believe only after the 1920 Census, so they were getting up there in age already. My father remembers visiting farm when 10-15 yrs of age (approx 1925-1930). My "GGM" Sophia died in 1932 at the age of 80. We visited the area last month and quite by accident found the cemetary but not the grave site.
More to come after NYS Library visit. Has this helped anyone ??? Or are you a distant relative ??? Please, let me know.
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