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  • mcnaught
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    Hello John,

    Is it note possible that he came from the Alsace province bordering on Germany. It now belongs to France, but was part of Germany till after the first world war.
    Regards, Eileen Mcnaught

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  • john_harvey
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    Originally posted by MaggiStrang View Post
    Hi, Are you within shouting distance of Hamburg Cemetery?
    Hi, Thanks for your reply.
    No I am in London UK, sorry.
    Regards....John

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  • MaggiStrang
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    Hamburg Cemetery

    Hi, Are you within shouting distance of Hamburg Cemetery?

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  • greyingrey
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    No, it's OK, John...knew that wasn't the real name. Well, it's certainly German in origin, but that doesn't mean she was born in Germany

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  • john_harvey
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    Originally posted by greyingrey View Post
    The surname VS is certainly German rather than French....maybe she/her father were born in France for some reason. I'm a bit confused about John Vonthingy....what relation is he, do you think ?
    Sorry, the "John Vonthingy" was just to emphasize that I have seen so many spelling variations.
    John Vonthingy doesn't exist of course.
    So you think it is definatley German then ?
    Kind regards......John

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  • greyingrey
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    The surname VS is certainly German rather than French....maybe she/her father were born in France for some reason. I'm a bit confused about John Vonthingy....what relation is he, do you think ?

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  • john_harvey
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    Hi, Well My great Grandad Thomas Harvey married Elizabeth/betsy Von Spendingbourg/Von Spriedenberg/Von Spendinbury on 6th August 1883.
    Her father was Henry Francis and on the 1851 census it has him down as a Fra B Subject, and in1871 were born is stated as France.
    His father on his marraige cert is John a shoemaker.
    On the 1881 census I have a John Vonthingy listed as being from Germany
    So now I am not sure ?
    Kind regards......John
    Last edited by john_harvey; 05-04-11, 16:53.

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  • greyingrey
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    Hello John

    Sorry .....I missed this post. It certainly sounds German, although you could be talking about another German speaking country. Did they marry in Britain &, if so, when ?

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  • john_harvey
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    Hi, I My Great Grandad married a Elizabeth/betsy Von Spendingbourg/Von Spriedenberg and I have seen many other spelling variations
    I wondered if you may know if this is German ?
    Kind regards......John

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  • greyingrey
    started a topic Cemetery: German Stuff

    German Stuff

    Well, anything....photos/information etc etc. I don't want to put exactly where I am in Germany here....but if anyone needs anything, please send me a message. Obviously, I'd need reimbursement if it involved a longish train journey etc (would send copies of tickets), but I'd do what I could
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