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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday--Ferdinande Weiss Olesen


This is the tombstone of my paternal great great grandmother. Ferdinande or Ferdinanda (Ann) was the daughter of Frederick Heindrich Adolph Weiss and Ferdinande Lehman. She was born on November 14, 1855 in Hamburg, Germany. The family immigrated to West Hartlepool, England where she met and married Christian Invart Olesen.

Ann was left a widow in 1892, when Christian died unexpectedly on his way to work. She continued to live in West Hartlepool. When she left England her last address was Seacombe.

Listed as Annie, she immigrated to the United States arriving at the port of New York on June 24, 1920 along with her daughter, Emily Olesen Richards. Accompanying them was William Christian Olesen, Ann's son and Emily's brother.

Ann died at home on February 15, 1942 in Monaca, Beaver County, Pennsylvania. She is buried in the Hughes Family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa, Beaver County, Pennsylvania.

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser

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