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?