16 November 2008

A Valentine Coleman Descendant in Lapeer

While filling in some blanks in the Valentine Coleman (or Kohlmann) family tree, I found a descendant in this tree who died in Lapeer Co., Michigan (Metta Shroll Rybolt) in 1955.

Jim's Line:
Valentine Coleman m. Barbara Schmidt
Valentine Coleman, Jr. m. 1st Magdalena
Valentine Coleman III m. 2nd Eva Schultz
Catherine Coleman m. Francis Whiteman
Eva Whiteman m. Henry Smith
Hazel Smith m. Ernest Palm
Richard Palm m. Margaret White
Jim m. Me (Cathy)

Metta's Line:
Valentine Coleman m. Barbara Schmidt
Valentine Coleman m. 1st Magdalena
Elizabeth Coleman m. Johannes Shroll
John Shroll m. Catherine Stuckman
Charles Shroll m. Sarah Sands
Metta Shroll m. Harry Rybolt

A book chronicling the Valentine Kohlmann family can be found online here. Valentine Coleman, Jr. who married Magdalena, was a Revolutionary War veteran who was born in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania and died in York County, PA. The PA Archives have an entry describing land belonging to a Valentine Coleman here. (Which Valentine?)

There were lots of relevant Shroll information on message boards here and here.

Here's a tidbit from the Rawson Library collection of Cass City, Tuscola Co., Michigan, regarding Harry Rybolt. (The online newspaper collection has several items relevant to Lapeer County researchers.)
"Harry Rybolt is again able to be around after being confined to the house for several weeks with his foot, having lot three toes by a buzz saw." (8-21-1914)

Pictures of quilts made by Metta Shroll Rybolt are online here and here. There is bonus genealogical information with the quilt links.

Since Jim's Dad was born in Waldo, OH, and his Mother in Pittsburgh, PA (they moved to Detroit where they met and married) most of my Lapeer County, MI, research revolves around my family, not Jim's. What a nice surprise to find another Valentine Coleman descendant in Lapeer. (We're usually in Lapeer in the summer).

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