Sunday, January 3, 2010

Where is Adolf Doerflinger?

Note: Before I let you read this article, I just want to apologize for letting this blog go. It was wrong of me to ignore this blog as if it doesn't exist. But it is a new year and I am going to give this blog life again. I got discouraged because I don't have many cemetery photos...but that is okay. I've decided to post about the pictures I wish I had and my theories about where my ancestors are buried. So....a new year and a new start for this blog. I will probably be redesigning the blog so look for that in the coming days.

Adolph Doerflinger is my great great grandfather and I don't have a picture of his tombstone.

Adolph has always been one of my most interesting ancestors. He is the man who left his first wife, Augusta Baumeister (whom I am descended from) for his mistress. He then married his mistress and moved to California where he raised his new family, leaving his wife all alone. His son from his first marriage is rumored to have harbored a lot of anger toward his father's new family.

Luckily I've recently met a new Doerflinger cousin who is Adolph's granddaughter from his second marriage. She was nice enough to share the information that she knows about the family - including where she says Adolph is buried.

However I have yet been able to drive out to the cemetery to figure out if he really is buried there.

I checked and there is only one "Adolph Doerflinger" in their database who is buried in Missouri and the dates just don't match.

So until I have the time, gas money, and someone willing to drive me since I do not have my license - I will not be able to go exploring the cemetery.


GeneaDiva said...

Hi Elyse,

You can add his memorial to find a grave and request a photo. If he's buried in a cemetery with a sexton available, you can also call and find out if he is buried there and what information they have on him. I've done that a time or two with good results. I've also googled the cemetery and checked the USGEnWeb site for the particular county and found cemetery records too.

Happy Hunting. Don't be discouraged and remember there is more than one way to skin a cat.

Dr. Bill (William L.) Smith said...

Welcome to the Geneabloggers family. Hope you find the association fruitful; I sure do. I'm fairly new, as well, and have found it most stimulating, especially some of the Daily Themes.

Keeping telling your ancestor stories!

Dr. Bill ;-)
Author of "13 Ways to Tell Your Ancestor Stories"

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