User talk:Tiger



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Languages [28 November 2010]

I saw that you added language boxes to your userpage. These are quite new here, so I added one for Native Luxembourgish. If you need any other languages added, just let me know. Unfortunately, the babel templates from WP don't work here - until WeRelate upgrades it's version of MediaWiki.

en This user is a native speaker of English.
lb Dësem Benotzer seng Mammesprooch ass Lëtzebuergesch.
de Dieser Benutzer spricht Deutsch als Muttersprache.

To add the boxes on the right to your userpage, you can use the following code:

{{User en}}
{{User lb}}
{{User de}}
--Jennifer (JBS66) 15:35, 28 November 2010 (EST)

Wow, thanks. :) Could you make templates for French, Italian, and Spanish please? Merci!--Tiger 15:37, 28 November 2010 (EST)

Unfortunately I don't speak Luxembourgish as my native language. How can I change it from my native language to say level 3? Italian, Spanish, and French would be levels 2, 2, and 1, respectively.--Tiger 15:41, 28 November 2010 (EST)

I added templates for the additional levels for each language. You can use the following code, substituting a number from 1-4 (or omit the dash & # for native). The list of language templates we now have on WR can be found here

{{User lb-3}}
{{User it-2}}
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{{User fr-1}}
--Jennifer (JBS66) 17:16, 28 November 2010 (EST)

New here [29 November 2010]

Hi Tiger,

I see you are a RAOGK volunteer too, so am I for the Netherlands and Ireland. I have a look for the name Uiterlinden, do you have an estimated date for the family in Rotterdam ?

--Kalishoek 09:11, 29 November 2010 (EST)

Hi Annemarie,

Adriana Uiterlinden was born 28 Mar 1885 in Rotterdam. Her parents were Cornelis Matthijs Uiterlinden and Adriana Roodhorst.

I have letters from her siblings, Hermen Uiterlinden (b. 28 Sep 1888) and Antonetta "Netta" Uiterlinden (b. 01 Jan 1901). She was one of nine siblings. The latest letter I have from her siblings dates from 1967, a year before her death. I also have the names of Hermen's children as well as Netta's. References are also made to cousins and uncles.

Due to her marrying a farm laborer from Schiebroek (her family was supposedly related to the Royal Family), she was shunned by her parents and family. According to legend, only later did the family talk to her again. Also according to legend, after her death, our family received "royal" jewels sent from the Netherlands. Unfortunately, they were sold for money.

I hope you can help. :) T.--Tiger 11:35, 29 November 2010 (EST)

Caruthers/Carothers in Augusta County [17 December 2010]

Hi Tiger, got your message on my talk page regarding the Caruthers/Carothers family of Augusta County. I have several families in Augusta County that I descend from, unfortunately the Caruthers family is not one of them, but since they are in Augusta County, they are part of the Early Settlers of Augusta County project that I've been working on for the past 2 years. Feel free to add whatever records or documentation that you have on their person pages and add the Early Settlers template to any others that you feel were in the Augusta County area before 1800 or so...

Since you are specializing on German settlers, you also might run into some settlers in my Germanna Colony Project, so feel free to add anything you feel pertinent to their pages, too...:)

If I can be of any further help, let me know.

Best regards,

Jim:)--Delijim 08:26, 10 December 2010 (EST)


I'm actually related to the Jäger family of the second Germanna colony. His descendants later moved to Kentucky and Missouri. I'm having trouble finding documentation to prove the connection though. Any ideas for Nicolas Jäger - Adam Yager - John Yager?

T.--Tiger 13:30, 10 December 2010 (EST)


Are you talking about John Yager, otherwise known as "Blind John" Yager? I have his son Joshua migrating to Kentucky (perhaps more of his siblings did likewise), so I think there is a good chance you might find records there to make your connection. I've added some additional information to John's person page, including his will.... Hope you find the information you need to prove your lineage...

Best regards,


Benjamin F. Caldwell [17 December 2010]

I found a few bits of information that may be of help in breaking down your brick wall :-)

1. On Lydia's page underneath the 1850 census you state: Lydia Caldwell, 18, born in Illinois. I have a feeling the text states O for Ohio instead of Illinois.

2. I found this text in the Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900 (accessible here:

Date: 1848-11-02    
Vol.Page: /         
License No.: 1349 
County: HANCOCK  

3. I know this isn't a source per se, but it might lead to more clues: The website lists a variety of sources on Hancock County.

If I find any primary sources, I'll let you know. --Jennifer (JBS66) 09:14, 15 December 2010 (EST)

Thanks for the help. :) I had checked the index before, but never with "Colwell." (I always assumed a D would be in there somewhere). I sent an email to Hancock County asking about a marriage record. It's been my experience, however, that Illinois marriage licenses rarely give any information other than the county of residence.

I checked ILGenWeb for Hancock County and found a biography for a Mr. Matthew Caldwell, born 1822 in Jefferson County, Illinois. He supposedly came with is parents to Hancock County and was a Mormon. He had at least one other brother, Curtis. I'm thinking Mathew may have been his brother.

T.--Tiger 14:04, 16 December 2010 (EST)

I hope you find that the marriage certificate has more information than just the county of residence! I didn't intentionally search for Colwell btw, I used a wildcard, like C%well.

I was wondering if the family was Mormon, considering Benjamin and Lydia's inclusion in the earlylds website. I'm not actually very experienced with early U.S. genealogy, most of my and my husband's ancestors came to the U.S. relatively recently.--Jennifer (JBS66) 15:40, 16 December 2010 (EST)

I'm thinking he might have been Mormon. He's pretty difficult to find in the censuses though. Around 1860 he should be somewhere in Missouri, probably in Miller County. I've searched all the pages of the Miller County where any sort of Benjamin appears and have found nothing. I did an internship at the National Archives in D.C. and got a copy of his land papers. He owned several tracts of land in Miller County from at least 1858 to late 1859. So, he should definitely be in the census, unless he left his family behind, which wouldn't make sense since many of his children were also born in Missouri.

I did find him in the 1880 census in Kansas. I haven't found him in any of the five years censuses for Kansas state. He was married to another woman from Ohio: Sarah A. I'm not sure if this was mistake in the census taking and it was indeed Lydia, (as the age and birth place fit) or if he remarried. He may have moved due to her death.

I have found no sign of him after 1880. No death records: nada.

I'm descended through his daughter, Mary Etta Caldwell, who also disappears in her old age. According to family she died in Port Angeles, WA, but a search of death, cemetery, and funeral home records turns up no trace of her. Though I do believe I may have a picture of her.

T.--Tiger 02:38, 17 December 2010 (EST)

This is a long shot, and maybe you already know about this, but there is an user that has both Benjamin and Lydia Hendryx in their private tree. Perhaps they might be able to provide some clues. --Jennifer (JBS66) 07:58, 17 December 2010 (EST)

Could you send the owner of the tree an email or give me their email address? I'm sorry, but I don't have Ancestry. :(--Tiger 08:02, 17 December 2010 (EST)

I don't have Ancestry either. From that link there is a button to contact the owner of the tree. --Jennifer (JBS66) 08:04, 17 December 2010 (EST)

Featured Page - Week of February 21, 2011 [23 February 2011]

Hello, just wanted to let you know that your person page: Valentin Klontz, has been selected as this week's WeRelate Featured Page! Nicely done, and keep up the good work. Best regards,

Co-Administrator on We Relate--Delijim 15:29, 22 February 2011 (EST)

Thank you. I feel honored. :)

T.--Tiger 13:40, 23 February 2011 (EST)

New user [10 April 2013]

Bonjour ! Pourrais-tu lire ma question ici ? - Amicalement - Marc ROUSSEL - --Markus3 15:09, 9 April 2013 (EDT)

Bonjour! J'ai lu ta question mais malheursement je dois te dire que je ne sais rien des choses technologiques. Est-ce que tu parles aussi anglais? Si non, peut-être je peux traduire ta question en anglais. Donc les administrateurs peuvent répondre. J'espère que je t'ai aidé un peu!--Tiger 16:10, 9 April 2013 (EDT)

Merci ! Non, je parle et écris très très mal l'anglais, donc je veux bien que tu préviennes les administrateurs. Amicalement - Marc ROUSSEL - --Markus3 16:17, 9 April 2013 (EDT)
J'ai écrit à un administrateur, ici. Amicalement - Marc ROUSSEL - --Markus3 03:11, 10 April 2013 (EDT)

De rien! Bon que tu as pu écrire ta question aussi en anglais. Bonne chance avec ton idée!--Tiger 06:31, 10 April 2013 (EDT)

[24 July 2016]

  Okay, Tiger... I put in very descriptive location identifiers. I don't want someone looking for a city/town in Fairfield County by the name of Richland. Many individuals just beginning will not understand the idea behind there being 4 place identifiers. I try and provide as much detail as possible. Did you know that there is a town named Fairfield in Ohio. So someone just beginning may confuse that town with the county unless identifiers are provided. By the way, Jonas is buried on the farm purchased by my 4 great-grandfather Ruffner in 1804. And, my father still owns the farm. As a matter of fact, my brother owns 2 farms that Jonas once owned and he also owns the farm where Joseph Friend and his wife Elizabeth Elder settled.--BarbR 23:42, 23 July 2016 (UTC)

Hello Barb,

I can understand that some novices may be confused, however, the genealogical standard for American places is Town, County, State, Country. It wouldn't take long to recognize this standard system when looking through various profiles on WeRelate or even in doing genealogy in general. While I can appreciate your desire to be as specific as possible, it takes much more time to affix a custom name to a standard meta place (i.e. Richland Twp., Fairfield Co., Ohio, United States vs. the standard Richland, Fairfield, Ohio, United States). Maybe we can ask a site administrator what the recommended format is?

You've probably noticed already, but I'm in the process of expanding the Friend family tree (focusing for now on male relatives), in particular adding sources. Many of the existing pages have few or no sources whatsoever which, in effect, defeats the purpose of WeRelate. It's a bite slow going - I too have seen the Friend family history that was passed around and am trying to find sources for all of the information, some of which was erroneous, in addition to expanding the tree.

Maybe it'd be more efficient we coordinated our efforts somewhat? You seem to have access to a great many sources directly in Fairfield Co. that I don't. At any rate, if you'd like to exchange information or talk a bit more about the Friend family, I'd be more than happy to do so via email or on the phone: germantiger AT gmail DOT com--Tiger 00:26, 24 July 2016 (UTC)