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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wordless Wednesday -- My Three Aunts

My dad's sisters -- June, Lorene, & Virginia
Copyright © 2011 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday -- Julia Ann (Sievert) Hork


Julia Ann Sievert was born 31 Oct 1854 in Joliet, Will Co, Illinois[1], the second child of eleven known children of Vincent Sievert and Susana Raduntz.  Her parents came from Schneidemühl, Posen, Prussia[2] which today is in Poland.

Riverview Cemetery, Hamilton, MT
Julia married Johan Anton Hork in Joliet on 6 June 1872[3].  They had ten children, the youngest, William Cyril Hork, my grandfather.

John was a tailor and the family moved often when he searched for work.  Finally the family settled in Hamilton, Ravalli County, Montana.[4]  John and Julia were separated and John died in Sheraton, Wyoming in 1906.

Julia Ann (Sievert) Hork with granddaughter
& daughter -in-law, Anne (Sullivan) Hork
Julia continued living in Hamilton until her death 4 Aug 1928.[5]  I know she did some traveling as I have a photo of Julia holding my grandfather's first child in California.  Julia was buried in Riverview Cemetery in Hamilton, Montana.[6]










[1] State of Montana, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, Julia Ann Hork, 1928, Rav 940.
[2] Church of St. John the Baptist, Joliet, Illinois, Marriage Record, Joh Anton Hork & Julia Anna Siewert, 1872, #9, p unknown.
[3] ibid
[4] 1900 U.S. Census, Ravalli County, Montana, population schedule, Hamilton, ED 81, dwelling 285, household 285, p 15a, John A. Hork household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 28 Jun 2011), citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 914.
[5] State of Montana, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate of Death, Julia Ann Hork, 1928, Rav 940.
[6] Tombstone photo taken by author, August, 2000.  Location of tombstone: Blk 7E, lot 76, Space 4.

Copyright © 2011 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past

Monday, June 27, 2011

New Blog--First Post

I have decided to begin a new blog so I can write about any of my genealogical adventures, besides the research I'm doing with my grandmother's family on Mam-ma's Southern Family.  I am also researching German, Swedish, and Mid-West locales for such families as my Dad's Hork, Sievert, Sullivan, Gleeson, & Tierney (from Westfalia, Germany and Co Tipperary & Cork) and my husband's Gorrell, Davey, Wollenweber, Shotts, (from England & Germany) and Nilsen & Lundquist (from Sweden).

I plan to write about the research struggles and successes along with images of my finds.  I will always cite my sources.  I want to do this as professionally as I can so that others can follow my research.  Please, if anyone is researching any of the names above, let me know.  I look forward to sharing the adventure with you.


Copyright © 2011 by Lisa Suzanne Gorrell, My Trails into the Past