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From: Helen Owens <>
Subject: Re: [ALL] Birmingham Ave -- what Parish in Pittsburgh?
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 1999 07:14:33 -0500
> We finally have some documentation on my Mother's father and his family! This is the best kind of detective story for us.
> My Cousin Lorie Konn McTigue found them on the 1900 census, with a totally new way to spell the last name: We'd seen "Konopinski" on Grandpa's name change petition, and that's what we were looking for.
> We found the family on Birmingham Avenue in Pittsburgh Pa., and the family name was spelled KANAPINSZKI, and there they all were! "Valentin", "Roza", Valentin Jr.(Grandpa KONN), Alexander, and Mary. Not only did we find them, we discovered that Grandpa was a Jr. and thus discovered g-grandfather's name -- we'd thought it to be Georg or Alexander. Now we have a better chance searching the ships in 1890, and we're dreaming of finding the name of the town they left in Posen, Prussia.
> Then we obtained our grandparent's marriage license, and in 1912, Valentine A. Konn was living at
> 12 Birmingham S., S.Pgh. Pa.
> So how do we find out what Catholic parish they would likely have attended?
> Thanks to the wonderful Allegheny list (Norm and "Cousin" Mary especially), we now have Grandma Konn's family back to the 1700's, discovered our Bavarian and Alsace-Lorraine roots, tombstone inscriptions for many in the family, the honor roll newspaper citation for Aunt Lizzie, pictures of some of the tombstones, pictures of some of her siblings -- and we obtained wonderful information and advice.
> Karen King Hiatt
> Researching: HELFRICH, KONN, KONOPINSKI OR KANAPINSZKI
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