Tacoma-Pierce County
Genealogical Society

Tacoma-Pierce County Genealogical Society

Queries, 2002 - 2003

What are Queries?
Queries, in genealogical publications, have traditionally been similar to classified ads. They are short paragraphs, with specific details about a person or family, usually complete with a specific question or "query" about that person or family. These days, queries are published in magazines, newsletters, journals, newspapers, e-mail mailing lists and on web sites. The queries found here on the TPCGS web site are submitted by members and non-members who have research in this area of the world. The queries submitted are published in the society's quarterly and on this web site. If you are looking for research help besides this type of query, see the following pages for further options:

Index to TPCGS Queries Online

To Respond to Queries:

Please write to the mailing address or e-mail address given for the individual who posted the query in each section. Please mention that you found the query on this TPCGS web site.

To Submit Queries:

Any society member may submit queries for publication in The Newsletter and on the society's web site. Non-members who are doing research in the Tacoma-Pierce County area prior to 1930 may send queries which will be published at the discretion of the Queries Editor. You must include your full mailing address, as well as your e-mail address if appropriate. Send queries only by e-mail to:/

TPCGS Newsletter Editor
Diane Bertram

Abbreviations Used In Queries:

anc-ancestors, ancestry; b-born; bro-brother; ca-circa (about); ch-child, children: dau-daughter; des-descend(ants, -ed, -s); div-divorced; fam-family; fa-father; hus-husband; info-information; m-married; mo-mother; par-parents, parentage; poss-possibly; res-resided; s-son; sib-sibling, sis-sister; wi-wife; wid-widow, y-years.

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Queries for the 2002 - 2003 TPCGS Year

Seeking information on Jacob (Jake or Jack) ENGEL, who was b 19 Nov 1886, in Kleefeld, Russia, to Joseph EINGEL/ENGEL and Elizabeth (SCHRENK) EINGEL/ENGEL. He is known to have worked as a bulk fuel driver from Goodrich, ND, to New Rockford, ND, and is also known to have worked in sales. He disappeared in 1913-1914 and has never been seen again by his family in ND. Since that time, there have been rumors of his being seen in Texas, Chicago, Canada, and Carrington, ND, where his extended family lived. He may have had a wife and children.
Contact: Lorraine L. Werner, 3709 N Orchard St, Tacoma, Washington 98407-4129, lorraine@harbornet.com

Seeking information about the following people:
William AVERY, known to have been in St. Tammany, LA, in 1870;
Emerline LEWIS, known to have been in Louisiana in 1877;
Charles GIVENS, known to have been in Hancock, MS, in 1868;
William SPIVEY, known to have been in Mississippi, in 1880; and
Lorena CAMMACK, known to have been in Mississippi, in 1895.
Contact: Dolores K. Woods, 1627 E 63rd St, Tacoma, Washington 98404-4318, DoloresKWoods@aol.com

Seeking parents of James M. CARTWRIGHT b June 1844, possibly in Indiana. He married Alice TRESENRITER, b 10 May 1849 in Floyd Co., IN, m 24 Dec 1866, in Harrison Co., IN. Possible names Charles CARTWRIGHT and Cynthia unknown.
Contact: Katherine Richey Johnson, 3342 N Whitman St, Tacoma, Washington 98407, johnsokb@plu.edu


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