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Re: Amelia (Emily) Seitz married 1 Friedricks 2. Papke
Posted by: Karl Seitz (ID *****7723) Date: June 26, 2012 at 08:38:06
In Reply to: Amelia (Emily) Seitz married 1 Friedricks 2. Papke by Pamela Sands of 1147

Pam, you can see partial abstracts of US censuses on Since I was curious as to whether Amelia Seitz might be from a branch of my Seitz family (she isn't), I did some searches and found Fred and Amelia Fredricks in the 1910 census, Emily Fredericks in the 1920 census, Adolph and Emily Papke in the 1930 census and then went back and found Adolph Papke in the 1920 census. Piecing these together, this is how I see your family.
Fred and Amelia were married in what is now Poland. The 1910 census abstract shows them from Russia, but I believe this should be Prussia, which held much of Poland territory before World War I. The 1920 and 1930 censuses have Amelia/Emily as from Poland. Fred and Amelia migrated to the United States in 1903 with their oldest child, Olga. Your GGGm, Martha, was the their second child and first born in this country. In addition to the children you name, Fred and Amilia had another child, Anna, born about 1915 (she's in the 1920 census with her widowed mother and then in the 1930 census with Emily and Adolph as Anna Papke).
Fred died before the 1920 census in which Emily is living with all of her children in Kent County, Mich.
By the 1930 census, Emily has married Adolph Papke. The only child in the household is Anna. Looking back at the 1920 census, I found Adolph living with at least some of his children from a previous marriage and some other people whose relationship is not clear from the abstract. His wife is apparently dead. Adolph is said to have been born in Posin, Germany. Posin is now part of Poland. Basically, it appears that Adolph, Amelia/Emily and Fred all came from the same area of Europe. Adolph is more than a decade older than Emily. His children in the 1920 census were all born in Michigan.

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