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Re: Sinn family, Germany to NY
Posted by: Gina Heffernan (ID *****9830) Date: May 17, 2003 at 07:32:15
In Reply to: Sinn family, Germany to NY by Cynthia Ward of 95

My g-g-grandfather, Frederick arrived in New York in about 1843 with his father - we think. There may have been more of the family and it could be completely incorrect. Frederick was born about 1839 in Prussia. He married Clara Litt (born in Hassen) and they lived in Genesee County and had five children. Clara died and Frederick remarried to a lady named Barbara who was born in 1840 in Baden. They had two children. After Barbara's death, Frederick brought his two youngest children to Texas - some time between 1880 and 1900. The descendants have always spelled their name SENN. I have a copy of a transcription of a Census which shows Frederick and Barbara SINN in Pembroke in 1880.

The children of Frederick's first marriage lived all over upstate New York but mostly in Batavia, Buffalo, and Corfu. All of them and their spouses are buried at Evergreen Hill Cemetery in Corfu. Here are the names:

Julia married Frank Tubbs.
Clara married Garrett Colby
Henry married [1] Clara Ashley [2] Caroline ???
Martha married Emil Gesse
John was killed during WW1 and I believe his body was lost in France. I don't think he was married.

Does any of this sound familiar to you? I am trying to find the "three sisters" of Frederick Sinn who helped him raise his children while Barbara was sick. I am also trying to find the family of Barbara whose surname is unknown at this time.

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