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Subject: [Maryland] Re: Louis REIBOLD, 53 in 1880, Wheeling, WV
Date: 9 Nov 2003 21:42:46 -0700

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You do have a puzzle!

The age of Louis is consistent enough for the two to be the same family. Perhaps the wife was Mary Amelia and they just decided to call her sometimes Amelia and sometimes Mary. I suspect that two or three of the older children could have died, and the Caroline who was 3 months old in 1870 was listed as eight when she was actually ten in 1880. Maybe the two daughters got turned around, and Caroline was ten and Mary was eight. If Louis died while the children were minors, perhaps you can find guardianship proceedings.

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