Thursday, June 16, 2016

Changing Surnames: Terindelli to Trindell

Among the puzzles I found over the years was that of Louis Trindell bn abt 1860 in Italy.  He married Mary Rubega who was born about 1870 before 1890 in Italy and they had one son Henry born there. They immigrated to New Jersey before 1898 when son Joseph was born.  Other children found in the 1920 census in New Jersey included Clet and Felix.  This was the only Trindell family that I found connected to Italy, so I sometimes wondered if Louis had a background elsewhere.  But....I finally found the 1910 census record for ....

Luigi Terindelli, wife Mary and children Harry, Samuel, Joseph, Clet and Felix.  Samuel was born in Italy, pinpointing immigration

I still have not found Luigi in the 1900 census, but Clet's christening at Saint Joseph of The Palisades Catholic Church in 1902 in Hudson Co. NJ is indexed on FamilySearch.

Another example of why one needs to be open to "all" spellings!  I wonder if the 1900 record is hiding with yet another spelling of Terindelli.  

Thursday, June 9, 2016

John Trindle (Troendle)

John Trindle, who was born in Germany abt 1850, died 29 Sep 1893 in Philadelphia.   He was married.
Amelia (Boehl) Trindle who is listed in the 1900 census is the widow of James M. Trindle, rather than John as evidenced by her children's birth records.  No other "Trindle" widows are found in Philadelphia in 1900, so John's widow either moved, remarried or died.

John was buried in Saint Peters German Redemptionist Fathers Cemetery. No other Trindles were found in available online records buried there.  The cemetery burial register spelt the name Troendle, no other Troendle records were found on FindAGrave. is important to remember that so many sources are incomplete, including the listings on find a grave.  Further research in the registers for St. Peters RC Cemetery turned up a listing for Peter Troendle who died in 1898.

The plot book for the cemetery gave more, listing John, Peter and Joseph as the Troendle brothers.  Joseph died in 1918.  There was a fourth burial in  plot 148 Sec F (or rather double burial) that of  Joseph and Helen Pomykacz.  Might Helen be the wife of one of the brothers, or a sister?  And who is Anna May Tracy?

This is a good example of why one should never trust that the "spelling" found is the correct one.  The original record found, the burial card for John Trindle is the only one found with that spelling but expanding the search gives at least two brothers for John and clues to finding more family links.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mary Trindall of Armagh, Ireland

In 1851 Mary Trindall who was born in Armagh, Ireland about 1840 was a visitor in the home of William and Sarah Roney who were originally from County Down, Ireland.

The Roneys, whose daughter Catherine was the same age as Mary, were living at 7 Galliach in Straiton, Ayrshire, Scotland.

Who is Mary?

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Glen Trindle - Chicken Thief

Moberly Monitor Index (Moberly, Missouri)  didn't quite get their act together in reporting the arrest of Glen Trindle for the theft of 22 chickens in 1931.  On January 17 they reported ...

and on January 19 followed up with

On January 20 they retracted the report of the day before

and the next day went back to square one, this time skewing the name of his companion to read Howard Trindle rather than Howard Roberts.

Who is Glen Trindle?  He would have been born about 1908.

I haven't found him in any census records with any spelling of the last name.. I'm guessing his legal name is not Glen but something else, but what?

I love newspapers, they solve many problems.  But, they create new ones as well.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Edward P Trindle

Lincoln State Journal
28 Aug 1924

I have been unable to find Edward P. Trindle in Nebraska or anywhere else for that matter in any records except this newspaper article.

There is an Edmund Trindel found in Dawson, Nebraska in 1920, but Dawson is 303 miles west of Bignell and in 1930 the family is found further west in Idaho.  No middle initial is found in any of the records I've found for Edmund.  (Edmund is the son of Alexander Trindel and Eliza Colvin, grandson of Alexander Trindel and Margarethe Kastor)

Then there is Ed Trindle, son of Robert T Trindle and Margaret A.  He is last found in Catoosa, Georgia in 1910.

Edward L. Trindle bn 1870 in Missouri is last found in 1910 in Missouri.

All clues are welcome!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Hellen Trindell

On 3rd Oct 1852 Hellen Trindell of Newport Kentucky married William Dunlap.  Hellen age 31 was born in Scotland.  William age 24 was born in Ireland.  Who is Hellen?  And what happened to Hellen and William.  I did not find them in the 1860 census.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Theron Trindle

The Great Register of Sutter County, California lists Theron Trindle in Yuba City in 1928.  Is this the same Theron Trindal, the son of Stephen Davis Trindal, who was living in Santa Cruz from about 1900 until his death in 1939.  If so who is Opal?  Theron in Santa Cruz was married to Hattie Robinson in 1900 and according to the 1930 census was still married.
If it is not the son of Stephen then who is he?  I haven't found any other Theron's in records and it is an unusual name.  It is interesting to note, however, that this record gives the Trindle spelling, whereas the 1930 census and most other records are Trindal.