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Marthe Adelaide Capet

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Susan Report 25 Apr 2013 16:44

Thank you both for that information. I have registered on Family Search and have already found answers to other ancesters which I had queries on. As you say MarieCeleste, it seems to be an invaluable site.


MarieCeleste Report 24 Apr 2013 19:47

Susan, as Mel says FamilySearch is a free site, you can register (which is also free) but it's not compulsory - you can just go on and search.

It's an invaluable site.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 24 Apr 2013 12:28

C E Zimdars was also a witnesses on the marriage of Martha.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 24 Apr 2013 12:20

You don't have to be a member for FamilySearch it's a free site.


Susan Report 24 Apr 2013 12:11

Thanks for your help MarieCeleste, as you probably realised I am not a member of the Worldwide searches on Ancestry or Familysearch so anything you find is useful. Susan


Susan Report 23 Apr 2013 21:26

Yes, if any of Conrad's sisters (if he had any) come up it would help as one might be Marthe's mother. If Charlotte birth can be found that may help too as it may have the mothers name.


MarieCeleste Report 23 Apr 2013 21:11

Susan, I'm not finding any corresponding marriage anywhere but it only seems to be French banns on Ancestry, not actual marriages. Nothing coming up in England.

I was following her uncle to see if I could find any more of his family to try to connect to Marthe's mother.

Conrad Eduard Schaefter Or Zimdars, "Germany, Births and Baptisms, 1558-1898"

Name: Conrad Eduard Schaefter Or Zimdars
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 24 Nov 1839
Father's Name: Johann Zimdars
Mother's Name: Charlotte Christiane Schaefter

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C99918-1
System Origin: Germany-ODM
GS Film number: 70102, 70103, 70104
Reference ID:

From FamilySearch


Susan Report 23 Apr 2013 21:02

Is there any way in which I can find out if this marriage did take place? Would it have taken place in France or London? Thank you


MarieCeleste Report 23 Apr 2013 21:01

Think this may be the uncle's marriage:

Publications des bans de mariage de Paris et Ancienne Seine, 1860 à 1902 Paris, France & Vicinity Marriage Banns, 1860-1902

Name: Conrad Edouard Zimdars
Marriage Bann Date: 20 août 1867 (20 Aug 1867)
Father's Name: Zimdars

No other info on the image other than the banns were in the 18th arondissement.


Susan Report 23 Apr 2013 20:54

Thanks for answering so quickly. It does sound as if this is the same Marthe as she was living in London at that time but the groom is different but as you say its Banns not marriage so perhaps one or other changed their minds.


MarieCeleste Report 23 Apr 2013 20:44

This may be totally unconnected:

Publications des bans de mariage de Paris et Ancienne Seine, 1860 à 1902 Paris, France & Vicinity Marriage Banns, 1860-1902 about Marthe Capet

Name: Marthe Capet
Marriage Bann Date: 9 mars 1884 (9 Mar 1884)
Father's Name: Martial Laurent Emile Capet
Mother's Name: Victorine James
Spouse's Name: Félix Emile Louis Sabot-Fourdrin

Her address is given as Londres (London)

It's banns, not an actual marriage.


Susan Report 23 Apr 2013 20:39

Marthe is my husband's gggrandmother who was born in France in 1866-67. Her father was Emile capet,a Tailor according to her marriage certificate. She married John Robert Alexander Russman in 1886 in Middlesex. I am trying to find out where abouts in France she lived and her mothers name. In 1881 she was living with an uncle Conrad Edward Zimdars so it is possible that her mother was a Zimdar. Marthe had an elder sister Charlotte Bertha Capet born in 1862. Any help would be great.