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From: Ken & Dianne <>
Subject: Joseph Repetto's pension papers
Date: Tue, 20 Feb 2001 23:24:53 -0600
I just wanted to share with everyone the great surprise Ken & I got this
evening, when we opened our mail.
We finally got the pension papers for Joseph Repetto from the Fed.
Archives (4mo. wait) but it was worth it! From the papers, we learned
that he was not a Pvt. as we thought, but a Corp., but the greatest
thing was that his widow applied for widow's pension after his death,
and had supplied their marriage document from WI. to the govt., which
had Joseph's parents names on it!
Unfortunately it did not have his mother's maiden name, only her given
name. His dad was Jacob Repetto, and mother was Mary.
It also gave us Joseph's 2nd wife's maiden name, and his 3rd wife's
maiden name, her parent's names, and her deceased first husband's name
and death date.
Joseph's 3rd wife's name on the census was just Hepsie, and I can
sure see why she was called Hepsie, as I cannot even pronounce her
name. It was HEPHZIBAH. Ken, jokingly said "I wonder how many months
it took her parents to dream up a name like that. "
This was certainly $10 well spent.
Dianne & Ken Croak
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