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Re: Thoms in Wisconsin
Posted by: Dolores Finney (ID *****5212) Date: September 07, 2004 at 19:14:56
In Reply to: Re: Thoms in Wisconsin by Pat M of 214

Subj:Thoms burials in Union Cemetery - Milw.

Here is the info we have. Carl Thomas was my Dad's cousin. Clifford Wilke. But we were trying to figure out how that came about.

The following names are burials in Union Cemetery in Milwaukee nearest our home when we grew up.

baby/b. 1903/d. 1903
Dorothea/b. 24 Mar 1845/d. 21 Jul 1925/Mutter, ossw:
John/b. 10 May 1833/d. 20 Nov. 1912/Vater
Herman/b. 21 Jan 1870/d. 23 Oct 1917/Sohn
Lester/b. 16 May 1913/d. 27 May 1913/baby, next to:
Walter/b. 1900/d. 1900

Milw. Cty. Town of Franklin - census 1850 - page 564

John Thoms - age 37 - farmer born in Holland
Susanna - age 40 "
William - age 10 "
Abram - age 9
Lucia age 5

they have Martina Carter living with them age 47 born in Holland perhaps the mother-in-law

Subj: William Thoms
Date: 9/16/2002

Ozaukee County - Mequon - 1880 census page 4

William Thoms age 51 - farmer - born in Hanover - parents in Hanover
Bertha - age 45 born in oldenburg - parents in Oldenburg
Henry - age 24 born in Wis.
William - age 21 "
Mary - age 18 "

Subj: William Thoms 1920

Milw. Cty. same house

William Thoms age 53 (this number was different in the other census)
Lydia (different wife?) age 49
Mabel age 30
Clarence age 24
Melvin - age 16

This must be a relative anyway. I'll keep looking

Subj: William Thoms
Date: 9/23/2002

Maybe I got lucky. It's a start.

Milwaukee Cty. 1900 census ward 21 - enumeration dist. 185 - sheet 4

1168 N 6th St. corner of Locust.

William. Thoms age 84 born in Michigan parents in Germany
Lizzie age 30 born in Wisconsin parents in Ireland and Germany
Mabel age 10 "
Clarence age 9 "

Subj: Thom? Thoms?
Date: 9/24/2002

Milw. Cty. census 1910 - Ward 21 -

185 W. Keefe Ave.

Christiana Thom age 79 born in Germany
John Thom - age 50 "
Fred Thom - age 42 "
Charles Thom - age 30 born in Wisconsin

Subj: Thom again
Date: 9/24/2002

Milw. Cty. 1910 census

1310 N. 2nd St.

Jacob Thom - age 47
Mathilda - age 47
Lillian - 19
Harry - 17
Norma - 12
Alma - 10

Subj: The Thoms Connection
Date: 10/13/2002 Hi:

I thought I might have made the connection from Thoms to the family because I found a Carl Thoms whose mother's name was Pauline.

But, it seems that these people are too old. See what you think.

Milwaukee Cty. Enumeration Dist. 23 - 23rd Ward - 1920 census

Pauline Thoms - age 57 (born in 1863)
Carl A Thoms - age 32 (born in 1888)
Charlotte N. age 27
Fred H. age 27
Lillian L. (Fred's wife) age 25

They lived at 448 16th Ave., which was off of Scott St. on the south side

I was thinking possibly that this might be Pauline Van Altena but her age
doesn't work out very well.

I also found some other Thoms like on 19th St. and 32nd St., but there are no Thoms named Carl except this one. Would he have been that much older than Dad?

I'll keep looking.

Love, Dee

Subj: THOMS - 1910
Date: 9/24/2002

Lived in: 21 Ward Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Series: T623 Microfilm: 1806 Book: 1 Page: 247

Subj: Thoms was Scottish? see this
Date: 10/13/2002

Posted by: Bobby Thomas (ID *****7940) Date: April 07, 2002 at 10:03:46 of 96


I would like to invite all those folks out there with Thoms heritage to visit the
MacThomas North America, Inc. website. MacThomas North America, Inc. is an
organization of families, in the U.S. and Canada, who trace their heritage back to the
Clan MacThomas of Scotland. Charter membership in the group in open from now until
December 2002. Come celebrate your Scottish/American Heritage! Visit .

The Clan, AYE!

Bobby Thomas

Subj: Re: Thoms was Scottish? see this
Date: 10/18/2002

The way I understand it the Thoms family name originated in Scotland. Many generations ago some of them emigrated from Scotland to the Germany area of Europe. Our Thoms relatives are from the German Thoms families.


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