Category Archives: Samels

Marriage of Anna L. King and William H. Samels

Here’s a copy of the marriage register for William H. Samels and Anna L. King.  It’s a little hard to read but includes lots of information… The groom is Wm. H. Samels age 31, it’s the first marriage for William. … Continue reading

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Delaware County Marriage Records

Waaay back in 1998 Mr. Ed and I were doing some ancestor searching in Delaware County, Iowa where the Samels and Shane families lived.  So I made notes on several of the marriages and will share those here.  All are … Continue reading

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Photograph of Maggie Samels

Margaret (Maggie) Samels, daughter of Franz and Susanna was born in May of  1870 in Aurora, Illinois.  Her death date is not known. This picture was probably taken mid-1890′s. Susan J. Edminster, Granite Falls Washington, January 16, 2011 All Rights … Continue reading

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Kate Samels and Frank White Wedding Picture

This appears to be a wedding picture of Katherine (Kate) Samels and Frank White who were married January 8, 1884 in Sand Springs, Iowa.  Katie was 18 years old at the time and Frank 27.  Kate and Frank went on … Continue reading

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Photograph of Franz and Susanna Samels

This lovely, formal photograph of Franz and Susanna Samels was probably taken in the mid-1860′s.  Her dress with buttons from neckline to waist or a little below was popular at that time and her hair parted in the center and … Continue reading

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Will of Franz Samels 15 January, 1886

Good Evening, Tom Cook gave me a copy of Franz Samels will some time ago and permission to post it more recently.  Since the handwriting is difficult to read  I’ve done a transcription and included original words and punctuation as … Continue reading

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Samels Family Obituaries

I’ve been able to find a number of Samels Family obituaries over the years and want to share them… here they are: PETE SAMELS DIES OF HEART ATTACK Former Merchant of Farmington and Lakeville Drops Dead on Street Peter Samels … Continue reading

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Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Map

I thought it might be fun to publish a Luxembourg map showing where our Samels and Nickels ancestral homes were located. Click on the marker near road number “7/A7″ to see the location of the Samels home, click on the … Continue reading

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Getting Acquainted With My Luxembourger Ancestors

  Flag of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg About 15 years ago I started poking around at the local Family History facility in Lake Stevens, Washington just a few miles from my home, to see what I could learn about … Continue reading

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Descendants of Franz Samels

Information on the descendants of Franz Samels and other Samels family members can be found on Rootsweb’s WorldConnect project,  authored by Tom Cook. Here is an abbreviated descendancy for Franz Samels.  Please remember that any descendancy chart can contain errors … Continue reading

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