Thursday, April 28, 2016

Potato farming

On 22 Jan 1898 the Afro-American Sentinel reported.....

Who is I. N. Trindle? The Afro-American Sentinel was published in Omaha, Nebraska  from 1893-1899.  There are two unincorporated places named Olean in Nebraska, one in Colfax County and one in Valley County, where was I. N.'s farm.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Irish Connections

While researching Trindle genealogy, there are many stories of three brothers from Scotland, Wales, England, Ireland, etc.  No exact connections have been found for any of these stories, but there are records in all of those places.

On the website  there are 174 church records involving Trindles, dating as early as 1797.  These, of course, are too late to include William of Cumberland Co. PA.  But they are not too early to include some of the other Trindles that might have come from Ireland.  

ST. FINBARR'S STH, CORK Margaret Trindle d of Jo Trindle and Mary Wade
A search of civil registrations found 69 records. 

In 1911 only two households are found in the census, both in County Cork. Interestingly in 1901 there is only one individual Lily, in County Down.  I did not search for name alternatives.

In the Tithe Applotments three Trindles appear, all in County Cork.  Michael and Thomas are living in Knockadeen and Matthew in Drimolague.

William of Cumberland county married Margery McQuiston who was definitely Scots-Irish. Many others in the area were also. Did his ancestors live in Ireland for a generation or two? Records have not yet been found.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Philadelphia Connections

Jennie was one of six known children of Robert and Kate (Katherine McCool).  Her sister Maggie lived only one day (15-16 Jun 1888) and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery.  There were three sons: James Lawson, John Keene and Alvin J. and one daughter Lydia who lived to adulthood.

Robert  Trindle was the son of John Keene Trindle and Isabella Lamon.  We do not know the parentage of John, but it seems possible that he is the grandson of Thomas Trindal who is found in the Philadelphia Census in 1830 age 60-70.  There is a Joseph Trindle listed in the census in Philadelphia in 1840 with nine people in the household, but no males are young enough to be John Keene if he was in fact born in 1833.  The males in the household were all over 20.

So, we are left wondering.  John was, according to all known records, born in Pennsylvania.  Descendants in his family state he was born in Cork, Ireland.  That seems most likely to go back another generation or two.  Although there are many John Trindles found in my records, none could be a match for John Keene.  Who are his parents?  Is there an Irish connection?

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


The Allentown Leader - 26 Oct 1899
The Allentown Leader - 24 Oct 1899
I do not have any other information on the Trindle family in Allentown which is in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.  Who are they and what happened with what looks like an interesting case?

I found it interesting that the names changed over a two day period.  Which in fact are the right spellings?

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Susan Trindle and James W Wilson

The Daily Iowa Capitol (Des Moines)  20 Oct 1899

Susan Trindle, the wife of George Ewing was visiting her daughter Florence Viola.  Florence had married James W. Wilson on 16 Dec 1882 in Dallas County, IA.    

Before finding this notice in the newspaper I had trouble finding the Wilsons in the census. I subsequently found them in 1900 in the township of Walnut in Polk county.  

Then...a reminder that I should never take the research of others as given fact.  I had been told by a descendant of George Ewing that the Wilsons had a son James Roy, a son Fred and a daughter who died in infancy.  I was quite intrigued to find that Frederick  had a twin brother, Floyd,  who was living in 1900 and still living in 1910.  I have more homework to do on this family.  

If anyone has information (with sources) I would love to see it.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Kearney Connections

The following are just a few of the articles to be found in the Kearney Daily Hub giving details of the lives of John Frank Trindle, George Washington Trindle and Julia Etta Trindle Silvius and their families.

24 May 1900

1 Oct 1891

29 Nov 1899