Friday, January 31, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - Week 3 - Parlett Brothers

I joined this Challenge late so I'm going to add an extra one for the upcoming week.  This photo is of the Parlett
brothers.  These gentlemen were the sons of George Washington Parlett & Ariel (Standiford) Parlett.  They were born in Harford County, Maryland.  This line is on my maternal side.

My 2nd great grandfather, David Oliver Parlett, was born 25 February 1839.  He is seated at the far left bottom of the photo.  He is the eldest son of G. W. Parlett.  There were 8 Parlett brothers, Winfield Scott Parlett was born in 1847 and died in 1847.  Another brother William Henry Parlette, notice the spelling of the last name, had died in 1882 and is not shown in this photo.  This is believed to be taken when they were attending the funeral of their father George Washington Parlett  who died  30 May 1888.

 David Oliver Parlett married Mary Louise Knight 28 December 1865 in Harford County, Maryland.  David & Mary Louise were living in Annapolis, Maryland in the 1900 census. David Oliver Parlett was a lumber merchant who was in business in Annapolis with some of his brothers.  David Oliver Parlett died in Annapolis, Maryland 15 February 1913.

The above photo is of the sons of David Oliver & Mary Louise (Knight) Parlett.  I do not have the date that this photo was take or who each of them are.  One son died in 1886 just a few months after he was born.  They also had 6 daughters one of whom was my great grandmother Ariel Elizabeth Parlett.

The ancestor for these Parletts is Martin Parlett who is found in Queen Anne Parish, Prince George County, Maryland about 1697.  Martin married in 1723 St. Barnabas Parish, Prince George County.  He died before 1734 and is our very elusive  ancestor.  No one who is researching this family has had any luck finding where he came from and any information on his parents.  He was deceased before 1734. 

Thursday, January 30, 2014

53 Ancestors in 53 Weeks - #5 Frederick William Kosack

Frederick William Kosack was born in November 1842 in Prussia.  I still don't have exact date of birth for him. He I my Paternal great grandfather and the immigrant ancestor.  He came to the United States in January1859 and arrived in Baltimore, MD.  He arrived on the ship  JOHANNES along with his mother Caroline, brothers Otto and  Leo, sisters Mathilda (Bertha) and Augusta.  Another brother Edward was already here in Baltimore.

Frederick, Edward and Otto joined the union army in Baltimore, Maryland September 1861.  Frederick was a private in Co. K, 2 Reg't Maryland Infantry.  His last name has various spellings while in the military.  Kosack, Kossack, Cossick and Kosak.  He was discharged with a medical problem  February 1863.  He returned to Baltimore but was living in Bladensburg, MD in the 1880 census.

He married Augusta Wanda Kleinstuck, who I profiled last week, 25 July 1876 in Washington, DC.  Frederick was a woodcarver by trade.  He died 28 March 1911 of TB and is buried at Rock Creek Cemetery in Washington, DC.

My goal is to find out exactly where they came from for sure.  There are several different notations as to various places where the family originated.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #4 - Augusta Wanda Kleinstuck Kosack

I plan on participating in the 52 Ancestors Challenge.  This is my first post on this challenge and my first post on this blog.

 This is my great grandmother Augusta Wanda (Kleinstuck) Kosack.  She was born in Prussia on October 7, 1856.  She died in Washington, DC on 16 July 1934.  She married my great grandfather 25 July 1876 in Washington, DC.  I will outline him on the next blog.