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From: Jeane Fuller Dalrymple <>
Subject: Re: [Ger-Sur] Re: SCHWACK SCHWACH SHWACK SWACK SCHWARK ????
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2005 06:03:52 -0800 (PST)
Carol Thank you graciosly Bless you
Carol Kredt <> wrote:
One way of finding out (possibilities of) where this name originates is to
go to www.lds.org. Click the Search tab at the top, enter only the surname,
nothing else, (although you always have the option of choosing "exact
spelling") and click the Search button below. You may have to scroll
through long - or maybe not so long? - lists, but by taking note of the
localities and the time frames shown you can get an idea of the distribution
of these people. (For those listed on the US 1880 Census you can go into
the individual entries and then into "Household" [button on the right] to
see whole families, and at the bottom you will see where they were living in
the US at that time. Unfortunately, this source will only show you the
state or country where they came from, not an actual town.)
P.S. "Schwach" means "weak" in German, if that is of any interest to you.
Carol in Canada
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jeane Fuller Dalrymple"
Sent: Sunday, January 16, 2005 11:01 AM
Subject: SCHWACK SCHWACH SHWACK SWACK SCHWARK ????
> Can any one on this list tell me where this name comes from? I have sent
various spellings. Perhaps it is ahortened form of a much longer name. My
grandmother Lillian (Lily Ann) Schwack Fuller. was the daughter of Herr
Louis Schwack, blacksmith in the town and county seat, Steeleville, Crawford
County, Missouri. He is buried in the town cemetery.
> Besides my grandmother there two other girls and a son Louis(Jr).
> I have not been able to trace that name on ships Lists or census ...Did
he just drop out of space and land in Steeleville????
> His wife is also a problem. Her first name was Elvira or Elmira, last
name unknown, who was supposedly born in Kentucky or very close to
Tennessee(according to my grandma she was never sure)...Also my grandma
thought her mother was part Indian or maybe full blood....She could not read
nor write and was not very talkative
> These are things I picked up as a very young eavesdropper when Grandma
was talking to my dad and his brothers .
> She often hinted to me that the Indian was showing.
> Can some help with this puzzle?
> Many would be scantily clad if dressed in their own humility.
> HUGS HUGS HUGS
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Many would be scantily clad if dressed in their own humility.
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