Monday, May 11, 2015

Monthly Puzzle - Canada 1901

Found in the Census in Canada in 1901
pg 1 Ontario, District 125 Wellington North Sub-district 2
Polling subdivision 2 Amaranth Twp.

Family 6 Dwelling 6
Albert Trindle M - M - head - 24 Aug 1876 ONT - Irish background - Presbyterian - farmer
J. Lucinda Trindle F - M - wife 24 Jul 1880 ONT - Irish - Methodist
Emily Trindle - F - W- mother - 29 Aug 1849 - England - imm. 1853 - English - Presbyterian
Trindle (no given name) F - S - sister - 28 Aug 1882 - Irish - Presbyterian
Pearl Trindle - F - S - Uncle (assume this should be niece)  - 13 Dec 1897 ONT

Family 7 Dwelling 7
H Walter Trinble M M - head - 13 Aug 1862 ONT - Irish - Methodist - farmer
A Susan Trinble F M - wife - 1 Jun 1868 ONT - Irish - Methodist
W Herbert Trinble M S - son - 27 Nov 1888 ONT - Irish - Methodist

Family 8 Dwelling 8
Robert Trimble M M - head - 1 Aug 1828 ONT - Irish - Presbyterian farmer
Liza Trimble F M - wife - 3 Sept 1853 ONT - Irish - Presbyterian
Matilda Trimble F S - daughter - 4 Sept 1871 ONT - Irish - Presbyterian

Are they really Trindles?  Perhaps not.  They are listed together leading one to think they are related, the rest of the listings are not in any kind of alphabetical order which is sometimes the case.

In either case they are not found in the 1911 or 1891 census with a spelling similar to Trindle.  Clues are welcome.


Monday, April 27, 2015

Did this work out?


  Friday, January 16, 1903  

Kalamazoo Gazette (Michigan) 

 p4



Josephine (St. John) was the wife of Alexander Trindle, the son of Alexander and Delitha Austell, grandson of Alexander and Sarah Crockett.

It is interesting that this plan was concocted in the beginning of 1903, Alexander was still alive, he died in October of that year in Boise, Idaho.  

Did the plan fail and they moved on to Boise?  Did he go on his own?

Josephine was probably in Malibu, California by 1910.  There is a Mrs. Trindell that would fit and I haven't found her elsewhere.  She did die in Los Angeles County CA in 1935.

I would love to know if the plan worked.  


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Gregory Carl Trindle


27 Nov 1949 - 12 Apr 2015


12 Mar 2015
A native of Sacramento, Greg was a graduate of El Camino High School, American River College, and Sacramento State University.  He moved to Redwood City in 1972 when he was hired by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.  Over his thirty-six year career he worked in every corner of the county, spent nearly twenty years with the SWAT team and rose through the ranks to Asst. Sheriff.

Upon retiring in 2008, he enjoyed his new found leisure by traveling, fly fishing, hiking and playing with his five beautiful grandchildren Madison, Carissa and Daniston Carbullido and Alexis and Nicholas Mersch.

His two-month battle with pancreatic cancer was extremely short-lived but filled with stories, love and friendship, and vists and calls from family and friends both, old and new.  It was a time to treasure, and he made the best of it, as he always did.

Besides his grandchildren, Greg is survived by his wife of 44 years, Cath, and his two daughters, Jessica (Scott) Carbullido of Portland, OR and Andi (Eric) Mersh of San Francisco.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the San Mateo County Parks Foundation or California State Parks Foundation.













Chess board, pieces and checkers all created by Greg........

Monday, April 6, 2015

Monthly Puzzle - Albert Trindel

Found in the Duluth News-Tribune on Tuesday, 13 September 1910 ( (Duluth, MN vol 41 issue 132 p 5).  I haven't found an Albert anywhere near Minnesota in that time frame.  Any clues anyone?


Billings Park - Zenith City Archive

Monday, March 2, 2015

Monthly Puzzle - Theo Trendel and Family


On Sunday,  24 July 1892, the Daily Inter-Ocean reported the death of Carrie Eda Trindel. (Vol:21 Issue:122 Sec:2 Pg:13)

In this case the identity of Carrie is not a mystery, her parents are named as Theo and Lizzie Trindel. The spelling of the name is generally Trendel.  Theodore Trindel, bn 1866 in Illinois married Elizabeth Eichelmann(Ickerman) in Chicago in Cook County on 20 Sep 1890.  There are six other known children in the family born between 1893 and 1906, Carrie fits in perfectly, born about 10 months after the marriage.  Theo died in 1922 in Chicago and Lizzie in 1931 in Elmwood Park and according to death certificates, he was buried in Oakridge Cemetery.

 The puzzle this month is a missing cemetery record.   I found two Oakridge Cemeteries in Cook county.  One has over 10000 burials listed and the other over two, but the only Trendel found is Marie the daughter of Theodore's brother Julius.  Where is Theodore?

Theo was the son of Herman Trendel and Caroline Mack who were discussed in the 9 Dec 2013 posting on this Blog.  I have found another possible record for Herman, a birth in Prussia for a Carl Herman Trendel on 5 Sep 1838 with a baptism on 20 Oct 1838 at  Sankt Nikolai, Berlin Stadt, Brandenburg, Prussia, father Joh. Carl Trendel and mother Elisabeth Henriette Karstaedt.  As I said possible, but in no way proven and the names Carl and Johann do not seem to have been used by Herman in naming his children which makes it a little suspect.  Additionally, this appears to be a Lutheran baptism and Herman married a Catholic. The only census record found for Herman states he was born in Germany which is not very helpful and no death record has been found to date.

This is still a puzzle in progress!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Monthly Puzzle - C.R. Trindle of Cheney

From the Ritzville Journal-Times 8 Nov 1945 p9


Does anyone have a clue as to the identity of C.R. Trindle?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Where there's a will! Finding Margery McQuiston Trindle McConnel

For years I have been looking for any record of Margery after the death of John Trindle.

I knew that she had remarried, various documents from the estate of John gave her married name, such as this one from the Spring court session 1790 of Cumberland Co. PA.


An additional Clue came from the 1800 Census where a Matthew McConnel was listed directly above Widow Paxton (John and Margery's daughter Agnes who had married Samuel Paxton) and James Holmes (husband of John and Margery's daughter Jane).  Matthew is listed with a female who is the correct age to be Margery.

East Pennsboro, Cumberland, Pennsylvania; Roll: 38; Page: 62.
But, there I have been stuck for way too long.  But a few days ago, I happened upon an index to wills in Cumberland County and found the following entry.

McCONNELL, MERGERA.   May 25, 1815.   H. 333.
Well, that could be Margery McConnel. Right?

I knew the early wills for Cumberland county were available on FamilySearch, so I immediately headed there and found.

 Last will of

Mrs. McConnel dec
Know all men by these presents that I Mergera McConnel of Mifflin township, Cumberland county, State of Pennsylvania being very sick and weak in body but Blessed be God sound of memory and Judgement I do make this my last will and testament in the year of our Lord one thousand eighteen hundred and fourteen it being the sixth day of March.  In the first place I do Recomend my soull unto God who gives it and my body to be intered in a decent christian manner. First all my just debts to be payed then what remains is to be disposed of in the following manner, I do bequeath unto my daughter Mergera all of my moveable property. First I bequeath my case of drawers, second my bed and bed clothes, third my table and chairs, fourth all the money that is due unto me, fifth my half of the cow sixth all the books, allso all the kitchen furniture, also the looking glass, allso my spinning wheel and Rull, allso the two Best Bedsteads, allso the cupboard with all the furniture Belonging to it. In testimony thereof I have set to my hand and seall the day and deat above written in presence of us Samuel Hannah c James Pettigrew                                                                         her                                                                                                                                                                         Mergera (M) McConnel                                                                                                                                                                  mark
Cumberland County Ss Personally appeared before me Geo Kline Jr dep for Geo Kline registrer for the Probate of Wills and granting of letters of Administration in and for said county Samuel Hannah and James Pettigrew the subscribing witnesses to the instrument of writing to which this is annexed purporting to be the last will and testament of Megera McConnel de       cd. and being duly sworn according to law acknowledge the said instrument of writing as and for the last will and testament that at the time of her so doing she was of sound mind memory and understanding that they wrote their names as witnesses at the request of the testatrix in her presence and in the presence of each other
Sworn and subscribed 25 May 1815                                                 Samuel Hannah
Before me Geo Kline, dep regr                                                        James Pettigrew
Be it remembered that on the 25 of May AD 1815 the last will and testament of Margary McConnell was legally proven of which the foregoing is a true copy and letters of Administration to Margary Johnston no executor being named in said will.

As I read I kept wondering if this was the right will.  Margery had seven children.  Would she leave everything to just one daughter?  It was only with the final sentence that I could be certain this was the correct record, for we knew that Margery's daughter Margery had married Samuel Johnston. 



By 1814, some of Margery's family were gone from Cumberland County.  The youngest, David, died during the War of 1812.  Her eldest daughter, Ann, had married Samuel Lamb and moved to the Shenandoah Valley.  Alexander had moved to Ross County, Ohio about 1807.  The whereabouts of Agnes is unknown.  The widow of Samuel Paxton had most likely remarried by this time.  She is listed as "Porter" in her brother John's probate in 1821.  

Still in Cumberland county are Margery's eldest son John and her daughter Jane (James Holmes).  Perhaps everything went to Margery, because Margery was living with her?  That would explain Mifflin township, which does not show up in other Trindle records.  But a quick search for the 1810 and 1820 census shows the only probable Samuel Johnston family is in Allen township which is on the opposite side of the county, so why Mifflin?  Why Margery only?

Probably my favorite part of finding this record is the very unique spelling of Margery's first name. Does it perhaps give a indication of it's pronunciation? I noted that the will was signed with her mark.  Who was the scribe?  

The will as written in the register does show the importance of looking for all spellings, Margary and Mergera are both used in the same document as are McConnel and McConnell.