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Jack Higginson - Thu, 13 Nov 1997
I would like any information on a Dr. Schmidt who came around the horn and settled in Jackson 1850 - 1860. I do not know his first name and am trying to find him for his grandaughter

Karen Kelly Thomas - Mon, 3 Nov 1997
I am researching my ancestors who settled in Amador, Co. in the 1850's. Surnames are; FOSTER, DIEBOLD, KIDD, GOODING. Also interested in contacting people who would be interested in information about following surnames: SHERWOOD, HAMM, LUCAS, BACAGALUPI

Carole Noce-Goodall - Tue, 21 Oct 1997 10:54:41
I am looking for information on descendants of Pasco Noce who had 4 children named Lizzie (married Jos Camara 4/13/1884), Andrew Noce (married Ella Jane Curran 10/18/1885, John Noce (married Mamie Garibaldi 11/29/1899 and Della Noce (married Victor D. Bott 8/6/1893). I am a descendant of Andrew Noce. I know that Della Botto had no children but am interested in what happended to John Noce born 1867 and Lizzie Noce Camara. My e-mail address is

Joyce Curry - Sun, 12 Oct 1997 16:01:25
Looking for connection of Edward Hanford, who died in a mining accident in 1889 to Levi, Harvey, James M. and Sam Hanford who lived in Volcano and nearby from 1850's.

Amy Lee - Mon, 29 Sep 1997 16:01:32
Looking for information on Anthony Caminetti. Please send any info available. Thank You.

Bonnie Grant - Thu, 25 Sep 1997 22:52:57
I just recently found by accident that my Charles and Elisabeth (
Scofield) Lake were in Amador County in 1860 as per the census. They have two sons listed with them, Henry and Charles. There other children were: Amanda E. who married Alexander Rice in MO but also came to CA; Elisha H.; Daniel Jefferson also came to CA; Nancy Minerva; Jerimiah; Martha Louisa, she married Washington P. Barnett and they were in CA.; and Sarah E. Lake.Would you happen to have any information on this family? I would certainly appreciate anything that you are willing to share.Would particularily like to know what Charles and Elizabeth "Betsy" are buried. Charles was born about 1799 in Buncombe Co., NC and Elizabeth "Betsy" Schofield was also born about 1799 but in VA.

Sue Franklin - Thu, 25 Sep 1997 21:59:32
I am searching for relatives of Robert Cragin
Gibson who was born in Landrum, SC on Oct. 5, 1914. He grew up in Pleasonton, CA and graduated from Amador Valley High in 1933. He held jobs in WA, OR, NY before going into the Navy during WWII. From there, he moved to Okinawa. I would appreciate any information regarding his family.

Suzanne Plasse-Maloon - Thu, 25 Sep 1997 02:01:38
Information on the
Plasse family would be appreciated. Thank you, Suzanne Plasse-Maloon

Nancy C. Sieck - Tue, 23 Sep 1997 17:05:19
Seeking data on George Adam
RUOFF (1833-1882) and his wife Martha Jane UPTON (1851-1882). A daughter Ett Catherine RUOFF was born 27 August 1877 in Amador Co. She married 11 Jun 1895 John Henry STARR. Other children were Frances (b ca 1866), John M. (b ca 1868), George P. (b ca 1871), Frederick (b ca 1873) and Maud (b ca 1878). In 1900 the family was emumerated in Township 6.

Connie Anderson -  Fri, 12 Sep 1997 22:45:05
Researching EPLING and MCKINDLEY family lines. Originally from Giles County, Virginia. Augustus James EPLING married Mary Jane MCKINDLEY, a native of Pigeon Creek, Amador County (near Plymouth), 11 May 1882 and all of their children were born in Amador County or Placer County (Jackson, Sutter Creek, Drytown). Am particularly interested in any information on the as well as Mary Jane and her parents (Alexander and Catherine SHEALOR ). Mary Jane was born 22 Dec 1856. Am particularly interested to know if Alexander and Catherine are buried in Amador County, and if so, where. 

Alice Seal Wed, 27 Aug 1997 22:55:29 Looking for info on Nelson STEWART who appears in 1860 census in Jackson, Amador Co. He is listed as a miner, age 47, from Ohio with wife, D. Ann & 4 children from Me. I believe that this Nelson STEWART may be listed in Plumas Co. in 1870 census without wife & family and at correct age & from KY. What happened to D.Ann & children? Were they in Jackson fire of 1862? Can anyone give me a clue?

Mike O'Rell - Fri, 22 Aug 1997 22:55:46
Seeking other researchers working on the Oates line. They came to CA from Cornwall, England. They were the children of William and Mary (Tregay) Oates of Kenwyn Parish.

Ann Hall? - Wed, 20 Aug 1997 19:54:22
Does the 1860 Amador County census list a household for a GEORGE and NANCY (
HANSHEW) HICKS? This couple married in Floyd County, KY in 1852, and I have not been able to trace them. Several persons left Floyd County in the 1850's to follow the Gold Rush. Did GEORGE and NANCY HICKS follow the Gold Rush? Thanks.

Chester True Wed, 6 Aug 1997 19:58:03
Recently a brother of mine remembered running across a grave (cemetery)along the north side of Jackson Highway, somewhere, perhaps close to the Ione cut off, or perhaps, closer to Jackson. He said it was on private property. Oddly enough, there was a grave and a marble slab with the family surname "TRUE". I am curious if any one in this area may be aware of such a gold rush cemetery.

Julieta Yglesias Amador Fri, 27 Jun 1997 23:05:46
I would like to have genealogy info on Jose Maria Amador who was the owner of Rancho San Ramon and founder of Amador County in California. Thank you for your prompt answer.

William Roy Mugford Sat May 31 21:10:59 1997
I am interested in any information on Mugford's living in Amador county. My father, grandfather, and great grandfather(?) were born and lived at least parts of their lives in Amador county. My father was Francis Roy; his father was William Roy; I don't know my great grandfather's name. My great grandfather (great-great??) was said to have come to California with his two brothers from ? across the Ismus of Panama during the gold rush. These men, two of them named John and Sam (?) may have come from England? Any information on these men and their families would be appreciated.

James French Thu Mar 20 13:52:11 1997
Emma KINNEY BALLARD, Lewis BALLARD. Emma Kinney Ballard lived in Ione, Amador Co. for a number of years, certainly from 1880 to 1910, and raised 6 children there, including Nellie May, Blanche, Maude, Clifford, Edwin and William Ballard, and a stepson George Coffin. Her second husband was Lewis E. Ballard, who died between 1880 and 1910. She was my ggrandmother, and I am researching her family line. Emma Kinney was born in NY in 1854, and both parents were form NY, Lewis E. Ballard was from Ohio, b. in 1855. I suspect she was a nearly lifelong resident of Ione, but living in NJ it is difficult to research the history of the town. Can you give me any suggestions about sources of information on Emma Kinney or Lewis E. Ballard, such as local cemetaries, newspapers, local histories, genealogical societies, or how to obtain access to county vital records. She owned her own house and was self employed in 1910, living in Ione.

Paula A. Calabrese Mon Feb 3 09:12:06 1997
I'm seeking information about Senator Caminetti of Amador County. I'd like to know what years he served in the Senate. Also would like to know what year Gold Discovery Day (January 24) was made a public school holiday in CA. Sen. Caminetti wrote the legislation for this holiday.

Robert Grove Sun Feb 16 20:55:12 1997
Looking for any information or documents on Joseph Henry Powell (may have gone by Henry Powell). Born: Bristol England 1931. Son Henry F Powell born, England 1860. J.H Powell died at sea. Looking for any information about him being in the Sutter Creek area in 1850 time frame. Any help or direction appreciated.

Rob Richardson Wed Feb 12 16:04:23 1997
FLINT: Interested in corresponding with anyone researching Hnanibal Flint who lived in Fiddletown from 1880 until his death after the turn of the century.

Jill O'Neall Ching Sat Mar 1 21:47:19 1997
Aloha, I am seeking others researching the HAMRICK, surname. HAMRICK married: DILLIAN, ELLEDGE, GARDNER, MARTIN, MCMURRY, LAKE, and others. Let's share info!

Jess Hester Tue Feb 18 19:01:55 1997
Would like to attain information on any Matlock families in this state. I have quite a database of information on the Matlock family from England. I am looking for the missing Matlocks in this tree. The Matlock family I have trace from England to the US in 1563. During the 1800's they left Virginia traveling south and west. I have these tree's under one umbrella, and am looking for ancestors. Can you help me with yours? Thanks...

Louise Gervais Tue Jan 28 14:43:39 1997
All informations on the CHARLEBOIS family are welcome. Thanks, Louise

Thomas Nichols Mon Dec 23 12:32:58 1996
I am looking for a woman whose name in 1986 was Licia Lane Mitchell. I lived with her for a time in Houston, Tx, and would really like to get in touch with her. She has an ex-husband named Gary Mitchell and a son named Ryan. She is 5'5" approx in height and very beautiful and charming. She has done some modelling and some commercials. Please forward any information to 412-589-2665 Thomas Nichols. Thanks

Kerry Lee Buckler Fri Dec 20 12:44:12 1996
Searching for any information on my paternal g-grandfather John (Giovanni Orlandi) and wife Parcisa (aka Mary) as listed on certificate of baptism for Francis (Frank) Orlandi, at St. Patrick's Church, 115 court street, Jackson, Ca dated Nov 25th 1906. Sponsors were Particalli Enrico and Eugenia Orlandi. John Orlandi died in Jackson Feb 11, 1933 but wifes name was listed as Delia. Is this the same person? Daughter's name was Letitia Cioni, of Jackson, Ca? Any information or sources for correspondance regarding this family would be greatly appreciated.

Ernie Tyler Thu Dec 5 16:10:41 1996
I am interested in any records of any VOTAW listings for Alameda County (property records, birth/death records). I am in the process of gathering a complete history of the VOTAW family. - Ernie

David Crocker Wed Dec 4 14:42:08 1996
4 Nov 96 Amador Co, CA from David CROCKER William Charles CROCKER 29 Nov 1847 Wendron Parish, Cornwall, England; died 11 Feb 1904 Jackson, Amador Co, CA. Married Grace Lillian ROBERTS (11-3-1849 Wendron CON, d. 9-10-1912 Sacramento. Children Chas. H. b. 1870 IL; Lillian Jane b. 1874 PA; Theodore b. 1878 ? CA; William Thomas Crocker b. Sheep Ranch, Calaveras Co., CA 1881; John b. 1884 Angels Camp, Calaver CA; Florence b. 1887 Jackson, Amador Co; H.M. Stanley Crocker b. 1889 Jackson, Amador Co, CA. Interested all relations/marriages, but particularly William Thomas Crocker whose son was William (Billy) b. Klamath Falls, OR 1912, married Alberta PROUT--seeking living relatives. Related to Crockers in PA.

Shawn Coonen Tue Dec 3 00:35:05 1996
COONEN, Shawn, K record of birth May 9th 1964. Any other Coonen Records helpfull.

J.Edward Taylor Sun Dec 1 11:10:11 1996
Seeking information on a James Addison TAYLOR who moved from Polk County, Tennessee to New Mexico in the early 1900`s and then on to California. I have a genealogical record of his family dating back to the 1700`s. I would like to find any of his family, descendants or relatives.

Andrew Johnson Wed Nov 20 07:00:54 1996
I am looking for information on my father. He was adopted by an L. A. policeman in 1935 or 1936. The policemans name was Leo Lawrence JOHNSON. His wife's name was Marrarete ANDREWS. My father's adopted name was Leo Joseph JOHNSON and his given name was Joseph Haskell

Lloyd Thomas Fri Nov 8 14:23:07 1996
George Lloyd THOMAS, raised beef for his butchery in Jackson in the 1920s. His nephew, Joseph Reginald THOMAS (my father, born 18 Jan. 1902), lived and worked with his uncle George in that period. George L. THOMAS had two daughters, Ellen and Blanche, who married but whose surnames I have no knowledge of. Any relevant information would be greatly appreciated!

Roberta Richards Peeples Thu Oct 31 13:23:37 1996
Looking for descendants of James Jolley THOMAS, known to family in Amador City, CA as "Butcher Jimmie". James J. THOMAS b.9 Sep 1850 Sithney Parish, Cornwall, England; son of Thomas THOMAS/Mary Ann JOLLEY. Lived Amador City from abt.1878-1895. He married Elizabeth ______; CH: Lydia A, James D, Thomas D, and John G. He died Portland, Oregon 1903.

Robert Grove Sun Oct 6 16:33:21 1996
? POWELL, a 49er in Sutter Creek moved to S. F. in the early 1850's and supposedly started a harness or leather shop.

B Pascoe Sun Oct 6 13:51:37 1996
Looking for others who are researching: Louis & Susannah (KERTH) NICOLAUS George & Anna Marie (KERTH) NICOLAUS John & Catherine "Katie" (KOCH/COOK) NICOLAUS Henry & Elizabeth (HAMLIN) NICOLAUS Wendle KERTH. All came to Amador Co. in 1840's then moved to Sacramento Co.

Jim Conboy Fri Oct 4 18:24:42 1996
I am interested in locating other descendents of Michael and Mary Reynolds CONBOY who emigrated from County Leitrim Ireland in 1836, they settled in Susquehanna County, Penn about 1840. Their son Cornelius went onto Chicago where he was with the police dept, he died in 1924 his children included Florence, Mabel and Hazel. Patrick Martin CONBOY lived in Chicago before moving to South Dakota with his wife Mary Hogan CONBOY. He died there in 1916 his wife in 1930. Among their children were Alex, Walter, Joe, Neal, Mary, and Nellie (Ellen, Helen).

Patricia Rowell Mon Sep 30 22:47:13 1996
Would like cemetery information in Amador County for my early SCOTT family.

Mona Elise Arntzen Sat Sep 28 15:11:13 1996
Ralph Michaelsen, b. 27. sep. 1920 in Vega, Norway. Norwegian name: Rolf Hagerup MIKALSEN. Emigrated shortly after 2. World War (1945-46). May have been living in San Fransisco, and in Seattle. Used to be a sailor (merchant fleet). We do not know whether he is still alive or not.

Jan Månsson Fri Sep 27 02:43:37 1996
I am looking for two brothers who emigrated from Sweden sometime around 1900. Albin and Enok MÅNSSON. Albin probably changed his name to Levin and later to Mortensson. We dont know if any of this is true, because they were never heard from again. Albin never returned to his country, and Enok came back once for a couple of weeks and then returned to US. we think that Albin lived in California Los Angeles, but we are not quite sure. Albin and Enok were brothers to my grandfather Emil, born 1875 in Norra Vi, south parts of Östergötland.

Marlene Blakeney Tue Sep 3 09:01:38 1996
Could you please help me to locate a Gyula SZECSI, he onced lived at this addressv5865 Sycamore, Atascadero, CA 93422. Married to Betty Jo FRANKLIN.

Marie Fletcher Tue Aug 13 06:48:03 1996
Tracing 2g grandfather, Marcus GALL, from New York to California gold fields abt 1860's. Widow, Rebecca BAMBAS, shows up in SF City Directory 1870. Two children born in NY 1862-64; two children born in CA 1866-68 SF?. Found father's name Marcus GALL on son's (William GALL) death certificate. Marcus had land claim in Jackson (family lore), but wife burned papers after his death. I haven't located his name anywhere except on death cert. He may have had brothers who were seamen.

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