Monday, March 31, 2008

What I have learned.....

I have learned that when I started my family history I did not know what I was doing. I have started over. I started a new database in my Legacy software and I am entering all the information - birth and death certificates, census information, and family papers. I am citing each piece of information properly and I will make a timeline for each person to figure out where my data holes are. I have already done this with my Great Grandfather Theodor Miottel -


Name: Theodor Miottel
AKA: Theodore Miottel
Parents: August Miottel (Abt 1827-) and Henriette (Abt 1831-1899)
Life Range: 31 Dec 1860 - 1 Nov 1941
Age:
1860 Dec 31 Birth: Germany, Pommern, , Lauenburg.
6 1867 Mar 7 Spouse (#2): Germany. Emilie Panzer (1867-1924). born in , , , Germany. Died on 31 Dec 1924 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
11 1871 Spouse (#1): Germany. Johanna Schuck (1871-1900). born in , , , Germany. Died on 18 Aug 1900 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
19 1880 Apr 25 Immigration: Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore. from Bremen on a ship named Strassburg.
25 1886 Apr 18 Immigration: Maryland, Baltimore, Baltimore. Baltimore Passenger List.
26 1887 Feb 14-1920 Jan 14 Occupation: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. International Harvester Company .
26 1887 Dec 10 Marriage (1): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Johanna Schuck (1871-1900). in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
28 Abt 1889 Mar 20 Son born (1-#1): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Miottel (Abt 1889-Abt 1889). born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Died about 20 Mar 1889 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
28 Abt 1889 Mar 20 Death of Child (1-#1): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Miottel (Abt 1889-Abt 1889).
29 Abt 1890 May 4 Son born (1-#2): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Johanne M. Miottel (Abt 1890-Abt 1890). born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Died about 4 May 1890 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
29 Abt 1890 May 4 Death of Child (1-#2): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Johanne M. Miottel (Abt 1890-Abt 1890).
30 Abt 1891 May 15 Son born (1-#3): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. John Miottel (Abt 1891-Abt 1891). born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Died about 14 Jul 1891 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
30 Abt 1891 Jul 14 Death of Child (1-#3): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. John Miottel (Abt 1891-Abt 1891).
32 Abt 1893 Mar 8 Daughter born (1-#4): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Hedwig Miottel (Abt 1893-1897). born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Died on 6 Apr 1897 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
33 1894 Jul 17 Naturalization: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Final Certificate.
33 1894 Jul 25 Daughter born (1-#5): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Clara Emma Miottel (1894-1957). born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Died on 9 Nov 1957 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
36 1897 Apr 6 Death of Child (1-#4): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Hedwig Miottel (Abt 1893-1897).
36 1897 Apr 24 Son born (1-#6): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. George Miottel (1897-1917). born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Died on 1 May 1917 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
38 1899 May 31 Death of Mother: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Henriette (Abt 1831-1899).
38 1899 Dec 15 Daughter born (1-#7): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Lydia Miottel (1899-1900). born in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Died on 28 Aug 1900 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
39 1900 Jun 2 Census: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. 1900 United States Federal Census.
39 1900 Jun 2 Residence: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. 495 W 23rd.
39 1900 Aug 18 Death of Spouse (#1): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Johanna Schuck (1871-1900).
39 1900 Aug 28 Death of Child (1-#7): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Lydia Miottel (1899-1900).
40 1901 May 25 Marriage (2): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Emilie Panzer (1867-1924). in Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
40 1901 May 26 Marriage License: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Permit issued and announced in Chicago Tribune.
48 1908 to 1917 Residence: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. 2653 W 22nd Place.
49 1910 Apr 27 Census: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. 1910 United States Federal.
49 1910 Apr 27 Residence: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. 2653 22nd Place.
56 1917 May 1 Death of Child (1-#6): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. George Miottel (1897-1917).
59 1920 Jan 5 Residence: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. 2653 W 22 Place.
59 1920 Jan 5 Census: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. 1920 US Federal.
64 1924 Dec 31 Death of Spouse (#2): Illinois, Cook, Chicago. Emilie Panzer (1867-1924).
69 1930 Apr 11 Census: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. 1930 US Federal .
80 1940 to 1941 Residence: Illinois, Cook, Chicago. 5410 Agatite Ave.
80 1941 Nov 1 Death: Illinois, Cook, Chicago.
80 1941 Nov 4 Cemetery: Illinois, Cook, Forest Park. Concordia Cemetery.
80 1941 Nov 4 Burial: Illinois, Cook, Forest Park.

Now I need to sit down and figure out where I am missing information and track it down! One of the first things I see that I need to do is to locate the petition for naturalization. Off I go.....