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Re: Joseph Jefferson Rudolph
Posted by: Margaret Chiaccio Powell Date: November 23, 2001 at 16:54:20
In Reply to: Joseph Jefferson Rudolph by Fran Elliott of 492

This is your cousin, Margaret. I was looking for some information on Joseph Rudolph and found this site. I will tell you what mother told me about him:

Mother said that her Great-Grandmother Rogers died in Fieabuck, Germany. Her Great-Grandfather Rogers brought two children to the United States: Wilhemina and Sera. They were five and three years old at that time.

Wilhemina married Joseph Jefferson Rudolf. Their children were Frances, Magdalena, Evelyn, Joseph, and Matilda. In addition, they raised two children whose names were Eben Pool and Kathryn Paul.

Frances married William Bohnberger; their children are Edna, Wilhemina, Frances (Faye), Frederick, and Barbara.

Magdalena never married.

Evelyn married John Nagel; their children are John, Marian, Joseph, Evelyn, and Robert.

Joseph married Anna?.

Matilda married Clyde Williams. Their child is Lynn.

Grandmom's bible (which I borrowed from Aunt Bobbie many years ago and copied some pages--I don't know who has it now. Aunt Bobbie gave it to Butch, so I guess he stills has it. But I copied all pages that she wrote on.) says that her father (Joseph Jefferson Rudolph) was born in 1859 and died on 10/29/30.

There is also an obituary for Sarah A. Rudolph which says:
"On Saturday afternoon, May 4th, we laid to rest little Sarah A. Rudolph, Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Rudolph, 2843 Oakdale..." (it is cut off there and no date is given, year that is). So Sarah was the daughter of Grandmom's brother Joe. I don't know if he had any sons that would have carried on the line. Otherwise, the name would have died out on our side.

I have pictures of many of these people and just recently sent copies to Uncle Freddy as I have been restoring them via my scanner and computer. I do not have a picture of Joseph Jefferson Rudolph, but I do have a picture of his wife when she was old.

I also have a copy of Grandmom's birth certificate which states that her father (Joseph Jefferson Rudolph) was a tin roofer. Mother told me that because his father was killed in the Civil War, he was allowed to go to the school in Philadelphia founded by Mr. Girard for boys whose fathers died in that war. That is where he learned the trade of being a roofer. That school is now Girard College.

Uncle Freddy said that the ancestor that died in the Civil War is buried in Gettysburg in an unmarked grave, but that he did not die in the Battle of Gettysburg. He died somewhere else. Aunt Evelyn knew where he was buried but no one else does and she is dead. Perhaps her children know. She did have five of them, so they must be around somewhere.

These people all lived in Philadelphia. Grandmom's parents address on her birth certificate is given as 2730 Parrish Street, Philadelphia, PA.

I hope that this information is helpful to you. If you find out anymore about him or already know other things that what I have written,please let me know. I did not know his brother's names, which apparently you did.

I sold my house in Medford last year and I now live in Florida. I assume you are still in New York. I hope your family is well.


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