21 June 2016

Where in the World is Johann Caspar Graf?

Where in the World is Johann Caspar Graf?

One of the first place family historians search for their ancestors is in the United States Census records.  I am compiling my census information into a table format. Each month I share a "Where in the World" post.  Compiling my information this way shows me where I have gaps in my research.

I am to the point with my ancestors where using the census for ancestors isn't as helpful.  I will be adding other record categories to my charts.  City directories, land records, church records, and immigration records are a few of the records that help put a ancestor in a certain place and time.

J. Caspar Graf lived a short ten year life in the United States.  He died at the age of 41.  He left his wife, Mary, and eight children.  The next steps I plan to take in my research of J. Caspar Graf is to look for land records.

14 Oct 1827
Katzenbach, Pfalz, Germany

19 Oct 1827
Rockenhausen, Pfalz, Germany

18 Nov 1859
New York, New York

Harrison, Miami, Indiana, United States
March 1869
Miami county, Indiana, United States

25 March 1869
Miami county, Indiana, United States

¹, ² "Germany Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898," Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 4 April 2016), citing the birth (14 Oct 1827) and baptism(19 Oct 1827) of Caspar Graf; Deutschland, Geburten und Taufen, 1558-1898, FHL microfilm 193,130.

³"New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957," [database on-line], Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 March 2015), Entry for Johan Casper Graf, arrival date 18 Nov 1859; Year: 1859; Arrival: New York, New York; Microfilm Serial: M237, 1820-1897

1860 U.S. Census, , population schedule, Post Office: Cary, Harrison Township, Miami, Indiana, p 393, dwelling 768; lines 8-13, Casper Grove; digital images, ancestry.com (: accessed 13 March 2015); Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls..

5Graf-Richer Emma and Graf-Froelich, Louise, The Graf Family: A record of the seven descendants of Caspar Graf (pdf format: n.p., July 1921).

6Will Records, Circuit Court, Miami County, Indiana, 1889-1925; Author: Indiana. Circuit Court (Miami County); Probate Place: Miami, Indiana, Ancestry.com (accessed 11 June 2016) Kaspar Graff p. 389

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