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Bloom’s Block’s Gruber’s Levy’s Scharff’s Terry’s

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(Emile) Levy from France & Bloch’s

Abraham and Sarah Block were my 3X great grandparents; Emile and Emma Levy were my 2X great grandparents. Abraham Bloch married Sarah ? Emma Bloch married Emile Levy Alexander Levy (1872-?) Fanny Fay ‘Dannie’ Levy (1873-1925) married Joseph F Block … Continue reading

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Pappy’s note regarding the death of his father, Eduard Scharff

Here is a page from Pappy’s notebook in which he writes about the death of his father, Eduard Scharff. I recall Pappy’s handwriting, as I’m sure many of you do too. Recall in this post that Eduard succumbed on 18 … Continue reading

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Pappy was a pilot, a hunter and a sailor.

This Luscome airplane was Pappy’s first; he bought it in the late 1940s. The story goes that Pappy had started the engine to warm it up, set the branches and got out. But the brakes let loose, Pappy grabbed a wing … Continue reading

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Death Notice of Eduard Scharff (1857-1917)

The Houston Jewish Herald published this Death Notice for Edward [sic] Scharff on 22 Nov. 1917. The Sunday mentioned was 18 November 1917 and the Notice was published the following Thursday. The cause of death (pneumonia) is posted here. ‘The … Continue reading

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RIP Eduard Scharff (1857- 1917) & Esther Marx, Pappy’s parents

Eduard Scharff, (b. 11 Jan 1857 in Kleinfischlingen, Rhein Pfalz, Germany) emigrated to the United Sates at age 14. Previously I’d had no information as to when EL’s grandfather passed away. Eduard Scharff, residing in Welsh, Louisiana, USA applied for … Continue reading

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US Census – has been a principal source of research

In the U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 2 states “Representatives and direct taxes shall be apportioned among the several states which may be included within this Union according to their respective numbers…”.The first enumeration of the US population occurred in … Continue reading

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