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    WI - Conradina Olsen, 38, Brookfield, 1910


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    I did a very brief genealogical search and I couldn't find Conradina in any databases prior or up to 1910. But then again, I'm not very good at those kinds of searches.

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    I remember this on UM. One of numerous interesting cases they covered over their run. It's still the best program that was ever on TV!
    This my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, that is, if I'm not joking.


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    I believe I found her in 1900 census (search noted Comelia, writing looks like Conradina). Living in Michigan, Hematite Iron County with husband Carl, sons Edwin, Gus, Harold. Her date of birth is noted Sep 1870, sons born 1894, 1896, 1898. Carl is from Sweden. First 2 sons born in Wisconsin.

    Also found a "Charles" and "Concondian" with the same sons, plus 2 year old daughter Lulu in Bayfield Wisconsin in 1905 state census. Have not found anything in 1910 yet but Olson is a very common name.

    I've found on many occasions Carls and Charles' being the same person, perhaps Carl is a short form of Charles, like Jno for John. Would help to know her maiden name, more family info if anyone finds another article.
    Last edited by Snackcakes66; 03-12-2012 at 06:03 PM.

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    Note article on Jane Doe found 1877--name Lula King?
    http://www.nevadadailymail.com/story/1054123.html

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    Conradina was my great grandmother. Her maiden name was Heidtmann. She married Carl Johan Olson. She disappeared when my grandfather was 11 or 12. He never knew what happened to her, only that she got on a train and was supposedly going to a doctors appointment. I never believed the grave story in Missouri. Would love to dig some and see if there is any other explanation.

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    If she said she was going to a doctor, did she also say what the doctor's name was, or where exactly he was located? If so, did they ever follow up to see if she had actually arrived for her appointment, or not even gotten that far?

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    Even though the case is a very old one, I am hopeful that mitochondrial DNA testing could eventually solve it, if Conradina's remains are ever found.
    The unidentified woman found in 1877 is another matter. It's likely that she was never reported missing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountaindawn View Post
    Conradina was my great grandmother. Her maiden name was Heidtmann. She married Carl Johan Olson. She disappeared when my grandfather was 11 or 12. He never knew what happened to her, only that she got on a train and was supposedly going to a doctors appointment. I never believed the grave story in Missouri. Would love to dig some and see if there is any other explanation.
    Have you joined Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness on Facebook? There are some very helpful people there. There is also a FB page for black sheep genealogical research as well - I'm not on that one so I don't know the exact name.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snackcakes66 View Post

    I've found on many occasions Carls and Charles' being the same person, perhaps Carl is a short form of Charles, like Jno for John.
    Carl is a common Swedish name. When emigrating it was not uncommon for people to change their names to more English sounding variants. Hence Carl. The same is true for the surname. In Swedish Olsen would be spelled Olsson.



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