Yesterday's post was about the indexing on my parent's marriage record. Really, someone should have checked that one.
is not without issues either. But I am happy, nonetheless. The record
is for Catherine Simmet and Christian Brinkman. I am reasonably sure
that this is Christian Brickman and Catherine Zimmeth.
marriage license is issued in Erie county, Ohio. I know the family
lived in the Sandusky area in the mid 1800s. How Catherine got there, I
don't know. Her parents were my great-great grandparents, Joseph Zimmeth
and Catherine Boegler, who lived in Erie county, New York.
are lots of issues with Zimmeth and Simmet. One of Joseph's son's,
Michael, used Zimmeth and Simmeth interchangeably. One of Michael's
sons, Frank, used Simmet.
So back to Christian and
Catherine. Their marriage license was issued on February 11th, 1850. And
it is indexed as Brinkman and Simmet. Their ages and the location are
Christian could not write - at least not in English. He made his mark on the license.
know that the marriage ended in 1863 with Catherine's death in Erie
county, Ohio. In 1865, her some of her children are living with their
grandparents in Lancaster, New York. They are indexed as Brakeman. So my
gut instinct is to go with Brickman and not Brinkman. But still, both
names need to be searched.
At any rate, no notation is made for an actual marriage date. Here is the license.
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