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.

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

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Coincidence or Connection

The Kearney /Daily Hub 22 Dec 1891

Ira Irvin Trindle and Flora Eva Trindle Pitzer, wife of George Amos, were two of the children of John Heaston Trindle.  The question is, why were they in Kearney, which was the home of John Frank Trindle and his brother George Washington Trindle.

Did they know each other, John Heaston was the son of Andrew, the son of Alexander, son of John, son of William of Trindle Springs. This lineage is complete.

John Frank was the son of James, son of William M,, son of William, who was most likely the son of John who might have been a brother of William of Trindle Springs.  There are missing links in this lineage.

So the connection is most likely 4th cousin once removed.  I have searched for a closer relative that Ira and Flora might have been visiting but so far have had no luck.

It seems the newspaper might cooperate and have a notice telling who, Ira and Flora, who lived in Van Meter, were visiting.