Dear Mary Beth
I'm the great great great grandson of Helena Price (1839-1882) the daughter of Jacob Price and Sophia Walter
My grandma Helena Price married Jacob Walter possibly in Centre Co., PA. So far, all I know, they had only 2 children, a son whose name I believe to be Harold, who died at 5 years old, and my great great grandma Sarah Jane Walter born 7 Mar., 1862 possibly in Centre Co., PA.
I have no good information on Jacob Walter. I was thinking, maybe he's related to Sophia Walter who married Jacob Price.
This puzzle keeps getting more difficult as the years go by. Sarah Jane Walter, had a daughter named Estella May, who is my great grandma. It was thought Estella's father was John Brown. Estella was born 10 May, 1877 possibly in Stephenson Co., IL. About 14-15 years ago, I was in contact with the niece of John Brown, and what she told me, got me confused. So I called my grandma Verle, Estella's daughter about what I was just told. John Brown's niece told me, Estella was not a Brown. Almost 70 years after Estella died, and this now comes to light. Well, my grandma said she never heard of it, and she also did not deny it, cause she knew the Brown family from Illinois. My grandma just said, her mom never talked about it.
All this stuff makes me want to find the answers. Who is Estella's dad? Who is Jacob Walter and who are his parents? Did Sarah Jane Walter have other siblings? Who was Sophia Walter Price's parents? All these are questions I would like answered.
I'm guessing Jacob Walter possibly died in the Civil War. Helena Walter remarried 25 December, 1865 to Henry Lawver.
Mary Beth, I hope to hear from you soon.
Sincerely, Rick firstname.lastname@example.org