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Posted by Karen Matthia Aland on October 15, 1999 at 22:57:11:

Hi Karen,

You would REALLY MAKE MY DAY if you located "where"
my MATHIA clan came from.
What made you think that you really found FRANK ??
Did the parents match-up
to what I had sent you, or what?
If you would be so kind as to send me a
film number and town or something like that
----- I could pursue it from my end too.

Looking forward to hearing from you.


Dear Cousin Bob,
Two months ago we decided to develop a Mathia/Matthia
Family website because we wanted to find you and
every other family member who finds a common "joy"
in preserving our heritage. The world of
Mathia/Matthia cousins is already growing and it
has been great to make new friendships as we work
Our goal is to find every Mathia/Matthia name in
the records available and add them to our site.
(Sources will be listed.) We will also write or
E-Mail to every Mathia cousin we can locate. Working
as a team it will be easier to find how we all relate.
We have a Message Board on our site so we can all get
better acquainted and share information easier.
There is a German/English translation button on the
Alta Vista home page that will help with translations.
Wouldn't it be great to plan a Family Reunion
in Poland someday in the future. Any and all help
will speed the work along.
You will find the information about your Joseph
already added to the site. The information I found
that I think might be helpful to you is also added
but as a separate entry for a Joseph Mathia married
to a Marianna Stomionka. (I just checked the site.
It has not been updated as yet. It should happen soon.)
Son: Franz (Frank?) was born on May 13,1874.
Daughter: Valerie was born Mar 8 1877. She dies in
Place: Bialowierza (Kr.Tuchel) Westpreussen, Germany.
We will not combine the information until more research
is done and you feel that they are the same family.
I will let you know if I find more children, etc.
The source for this entry is listed. If you want a copy
of the record I found please let me know. We are also
listing the nearest libraries where you are welcome to
request this film # and others to search.
Please let me know if you find everyone on the
site correctly and how I can help.
Gunter Mathia, residing in Germany said that a
Mathia from his family line left West Prusssia
from Dusseldorf arriving in Philadelphia. If your
family came this way, post a message to him on the site.
Family History research is new to me. I hope
everyone will share their ideas and knowledge in this
area. I plan to post a message on the "message board"
sharing what I have found to "work" in the past few
weeks at the library.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you.
Write soon.
Your Cousin,
Karen Aland
75 South 500 East
Pleasant Grove UT 84062

P.S. I just received my second letter from
Cousin Gunter, father of Karl. Karl and family live
here in California. Gunter lives in Haunsheim,
Germany. We have received good maps and lots
of encouragement. Thank you, Cousin Gunter!

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