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To the visitor
By Pat Goltz
To any Rubke's trying to search our database who is still in the building, please
email me again. My computer crashed and I would like to hear from you again.
Did your family encourage you to become a Renaissance Person?
Most of the genealogical research in our family has been done by my sister, Becky Rubke. Becky is a fulltime mother of three children still at home. She is also a pastor's wife. One of her children has Down syndrome. She is one very busy lady! This is the reason for the delay in getting anything substantial on our web site on the subject of genealogy.
Continued delays on presenting anything substantial will be experienced. However, in the meantime, I will provide some basic information.
Becky is researching the following surnames: San Francisco: Rubke, Moerbe (Sonoma County, Napa County). Information or inquiries about these surnames and locations should be emailed to Becky. She does not always respond for a few days. If you want to talk to someone quickly, email me, and I will see she gets the information.
I (Pat) am researching the following surnames: Goltz (Joliet, Illinois), Driver, and Harman (all Joliet or locations near Kankakee), Lozano, and Sirois (St. Anne, Illinois). I am also interested in any information on the Presbyterian church in St. Anne, and in the founding pastor, Charles Chiniquy. Further, I have two adopted sons, and I would welcome information from the birth families of either of them. The older, Allen, was born on June 3, 1973, in a downtown hospital in Columbus, Ohio and adopted on June 6. His biological mother was caucasian, and his biological father was African-American. We know his mother's maiden name, but we will not contact her unless she indicates she is willing. The younger, Kenneth, was born on December 11, 1974, at the same downtown hospital in Columbus, Ohio, and was adopted on December 13. His biological mother was caucasian, and his biological father was African-American. Information or inquiries about any of this should be emailed to me.
We are both researching the following surnames: Kentucky Donaldsons and Williams (Bath County, Bourbon County, and Fayette County, more recently, Lexington and Stamping Ground), Texas: Schneider, Riewe, Patschke, and Schrank (Priddy, Giddings, Serbin, Lee County and Hamilton County), more recently Austin. Information or inquiries about the Kentucky and Texas relatives can be directed to either of us. Riewe is probably a Polish name.
In addition to all of the above, both of us are looking for information on the Wends or Sorbs, and both of us are looking for a Sorbian Bible. Patschke is a Sorbian surname.
Update: August 6, 2000
We have broadened our search. We would like information on any of these surnames from anywhere in the world.
Genealogy Web Pages of FriendsMary S. Neff includes Baur and Bauer.
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