The database has been updated.
We found a newspaper account of a Triple Funeral. It seems that in 1938 Percy Fingar was driving home from the movies along with his wife and two sisters-in-law, Edith Jewett and Jennie Fowler, when he unexpectedly turned his car into the path of an oncoming train. Percy's wife and the other two women were killed in the accident, but Percy survived. Read the account A Triple Funeral
September 5, 2011
The database has been updated. There are a few things of interest to note.
- We were able to add more children of Henry Finger (b 1875 Missouri) from census records. Interestingly, Henry's parents were born in Tennessee, but Henry in Missouri. We see that in 1920 and after his name shows up as Henry Fanger. It is my theory that whoever talked to the census taker had a southern accent, and the census taker wrote what he heard.
- We have some corrections to the line of Smith Finger (b abt 1822 New York). First, his wife's name has been corrected to Elmira Allen. She had been married previously to John Dikeman. Their son, Joseph who was originally Julius Joseph, dropped the Julius. In addition, he took the name Finger, and, according to his Civil War pension record, was always known as Joseph Finger. He died in the Civil War. Another son of Elmira, James A. Finger dropped the name Dikeman and assumed, for a while, the name Finger, but then changed it to Diton, then Dyton.
- We also received information on the Braswell family line. George Braswell was a son of Katie Trotting Wolfe. Katie descends from a Cherokee Indian, Wilson Trotting Wolfe. One of Wilson's sons, Joseph Trotting Wolfe was the father of Sophronia Caroline Wolfe who married Adam Thomas Finger (b 1869 Tennessee).
August 30, 2011
This came from Jordana Finger in Brazil. I have done my best to use an online translator to render it in English.
July 8, 2011
My name is Carlos Maria FINGER. I want to report the birth of granddaughter Maria Milagros FINGER. She was born in New York on 10/11/2010.
I greet you cordially.
May 30, 2011
The database has been updated. This update includes some additions to the line of Wilhelm Finger (b.1818 Germany) sent
to us by Sarah Slaughter. Included is a picture of Leola Craft
Also we have been able to add pictures of:
- Maud Finger (b.1881)
- George Finger (b.1923)
- Charles Finger (b.1931)
- Bessie Finger (b.1896)
- Ben Finger (b.1927)
- Linda Finger (b.1913)
- Augusta Cowan (b.1873)
- And a new picture of my granddaughter Elissa Finger
We have found this interesting pdf document from the Historic Resources Advisory Committee in Redwood City (California) considering a proposed housing development in the vicinity of the historic Finger farm. This was the farm of (Simon) Theodore Finger, who was born in Germany in 1815 and who moved to Redwood City in 1855. Of particular interest is an historic account, pages 4-13. Also included are pictures of many dwellings along Finger Avenue, and pages 42-45 include an historic timeline. - (Note, this file is almost 8mb in size, and may take a while to download)April 2, 2011
The database has been updated. Also we have been able to add pictures of more relatives:
January 20, 2011
I was able to add another line to our site today. Wilmar and Liberta Finger who came to the U.S. in 1883 and took up living in Missouri. Included are some pictures, courtesy of Richard Finger.
January 2, 2011
We have found some additional information about the wife of Adam Thomas Finger, (b.1869 Tennessee) who was Sophronia Caroline Wolfe. She was a full-blooded Cherokee Indian, and she and her children have been found on many Cherokee census records. But in looking into things further, we have been able to find her parents, grandparents and siblings from 'Eastern Cherokee Application' forms at the National Archives (NARA). These forms were used to apply for a settlement from the U.S. Government between 1907 and 1909.
January 1, 2011
As the new year gets started, it's a good time for a couple of reminders, the first concerns Identity Theft and Genealogy.
We now have 2,793 family members named Finger and 285 Fingar, making a total of 3,078. The total number of persons in our database is now 11,139.