Saturday, April 26, 2014

Death Notice of Joseph Casper Miller

German-language newspapers can provide valuable genealogical information, such as this death notice for Joseph Casper Miller:

“Es starb [Joseph Casper Miller],” Der Deutsche Correspondent (Baltimore, Maryland), 3 June 1897, p. 2, col. 3; microfilm NP 2267, Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, Maryland.

Es starb
Plötzlich am 1. Juni 1897 am Schlagfluss Joseph
Casper Miller im 25. Jahre seines Lebens.
Die Beerdigung findet heute, den 3. Juni,
Morgens [19?] Uhr, von seiner letzten Wohnung, Kr.
19, Süd-Arlington-Avenue, aus und dann nach der
vierzehn heiligen Rothhelfer-Kirche statt, wo ein
Todtenamt für das Heil seiner Seele celebrirt wird.

It died
Suddenly, on June 1st, 1897 of apoplexy Joseph
Casper Miller in the 25th year of his life.
The funeral will be held today, June 3rd,
in the morning 9 o’ clock, from his last residence, No.
19 South Arlington Avenue, and then to the
Fourteen Holy Martyrs Church, where a
requiem mass will be celebrated for the health of his soul.

[Thanks to Susannah Brooks for her assistance in this translation.]

Debra A. Hoffman, "Death Notice of Joseph Casper Miller," Ancestral Leaves, posted 26 April 2014 ( : viewed [date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]

Friday, April 4, 2014

53rd Annual OGS Conference in Sandusky, Ohio

If you are a German researcher looking for an educational opportunity, consider attending the 53rd Annual OGS Conference. It will be held this year from Wednesday, April 30th through Saturday, May 3rd.

On Thursday, Warren Bittner is conducting a workshop entitled "Introduction to German Church Books." Warren will cover the basics of German church books providing examples, including the common vocabulary terms.

On Friday and Saturday, there are Ethnic tracks that contain lectures that cover a variety of topics, such as Polish records, Czech roots and Jewish genealogy.

With its African-themed venue, it looks like an exciting and educational adventure. For more details, see

Debra A. Hoffman, "53rd Annual OGS Conference in Sandusky, Ohio," Ancestral Leaves, posted 4 April 2014 ( : viewed [date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]