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Mendus- Berks co. Pennsylvania USA (edited)

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Vicci

Vicci Report 21 Sep 2013 22:04

Edit : Any researchers in Berks County, Pennsylvania USA??
Looking for information on Thomas Mendus b. 1851 Wales d. 1918 Reading PA
**go to page 3 of this post. thanks
>>>>
Please note I am only looking for the death records of the 2 people below.

I have searched ancestry, fmp, free reg, rfreebmp and family search so hoping someone might have parish records.

The Mendus side of our family came from Eglwysilan (Taff Wells), Cardiff and Bridgend.

1. Thomas Mendus b.1851 Eglwysilan, believed to have died around 1890.
in 1880 he is in Eglwysilan (Taff Wells) with wife Mary and family.

The best match I have found for a death record is
Deaths Jun 1889
Mendez Raimon 42 Newport, M. 11a 120
This could be a horrible transcription of the record for Thomas.
>>looking for death / burial record of Thomas Mendus

2. Charles Claude Mendus b. 1911 Bridgend, believed to have died around 1923. (son of Charles Mendus b.1876 d. 1923 Bridgend).
I can't find anything on him.
>>looking for death / burial record

If you can be of any assistance in finding these deaths I would be most grateful.

NB surname sometimes transcribed as Mendos, Mendis, Mendez, Mendoza etc.

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 21 Sep 2013 22:20

?????

Name: Charles C Menders
Birth Date: abt 1911
Date of Registration: Dec 1936
Age at Death: 25
Registration District: east Glamorgan
Inferred County: Glamorganshire
Volume: 11a
Page: 884




Name: Charles Claude Mendub
Probate Date: 11 Jan 1937
Death Date: 18 Dec 1936
Death Place: Glamorgan, Wales
Registry: Llandaff


Charles Claude Mendus of 78 Heol-y-deri Rhiwbina, Whitechurch, Glamorgan.

Probate to Emily Lewis Mendus, widow.

Reggie

Reggie Report 21 Sep 2013 23:00

The best way to search is to input 'mend*'........................

Vicci

Vicci Report 21 Sep 2013 23:13

thanks for that , i don't know why i didn't find him!

Vicci

Vicci Report 22 Sep 2013 01:30

Hi still looking for Thomas Mendus d. abt 1890

patchem

patchem Report 22 Sep 2013 08:00

You believe that Thomas died around 1890 - what evidence have you got for this?

You stated that Charles died around 1923, but his death was found in 1936 - you can see the problem.

Vicci

Vicci Report 22 Sep 2013 10:15

please help if you can

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 22 Sep 2013 10:30

Hi Vicci, we will try to help but in order for us to do so you need to help us!

Patchem asked what evidence you had to support your theory that Thomas died around 1890 so could you answer that?

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 22 Sep 2013 10:38

I know you said you were only looking for the deaths but it helps us if we can see all of the information about a family so I'm posting that 1881 as a reference:

MENDOS, Thomas Head Married M 29 1852 Railway Platelayer Llantrisant, Glamorganshire, Wales
MENDOS, Mary Wife Married F 28 1853 Eglwysilan, Glamorganshire, Wales
MENDOS, David I Son Single M 6 1875 Eglwysilan, Glamorganshire, Wales
MENDOS, Charles Son Single M 5 1876 Eglwysilan, Glamorganshire, Wales
MENDOS, Margaret Daughter Single F 3 1878 Eglwysilan, Glamorganshire, Wales
MENDOS, Mary Jane Daughter Single F 1 1880 Eglwysilan, Glamorganshire, Wales
MENDOS, Thomas I Son Single M 0 1881

Piece: 5293 Folio: 171 Page: 34
Registration District: Pontypridd
Civil Parish: Eglwysilan

Address: Taffs Well, Eglwysilan County: Glamorganshire

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 22 Sep 2013 10:44

The 1891 census shows the youngest child as born 1884 so theoretically Thomas could have died any time between then and the census:

MENDERS, Mary Head Widow F 38 1853 Taff's Well, Glamorganshire
MENDERS, David Son Single M 16 1875 Coal Miner Taff's Well, Glamorganshire
MENDERS, Charles Son Single M 15 1876 Coal Miner Taff's Well, Glamorganshire
MENDERS, Margarett Daughter Single F 13 1878 Scholar Taff's Well, Glamorganshire
MENDERS, Mary Jane Daughter Single F 11 1880 Scholar Taff's Well, Glamorganshire
MENDERS, Thomas John Son Single M 10 1881 Scholar Taff's Well, Glamorganshire
MENDERS, Benjamin Son Single M 7 1884 Scholar Cardiff, Glamorganshire

Piece: 4411 Folio: 98 Page: 2
Registration District: Pontypridd
Civil Parish: Eglwysilan

Address: 2, Cardiff Road, Eglwysilan, Rhydyborthan County: Glamorganshire

(Name correction submitted on FindMyPast)

Flip

Flip Report 22 Sep 2013 10:56

Or he may have just cleared off, and she states widow to save face!

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 22 Sep 2013 10:58

That did cross my mind, Flip :-)

Flip

Flip Report 22 Sep 2013 12:06

This one emigrated in 1886 - He was on the 1900 census as well, but described himself as a widow. He works on the railroads.

Thomas Menders
[Thomas Mendus]
Age in 1910: 58
Birth Year: abt 1852
Birthplace: Wales
Home in 1910: Tilden, Berks, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1886
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Marth W Mendus
Father's Birthplace: Wales
Mother's Birthplace: Wales
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas Menders 58
Marth W Mendus 42
Louis L Shuman 74

Added, they've been married 6 years - when did Mary die?

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 22 Sep 2013 12:23

British Army WWI Pension Records 1914-1920
Name: Thomas Mendus
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1880
Age at enlistment: 20
Birth Parish: Manson
Birth County: Glamorgan
Document Year: 1900
Regimental Number: 3393
Regiment Name: Guards Machine Gun Battalion
Number of images: 6

(next of kin as, Brother, David John Mendus, Taffs Well, near Cardiff)

Chris :)

(apologies if you already have!)


Deaths Dec 1893 (>99%)
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Mendus Mary 41 Pontypridd 11a 264

ArgyllGran

ArgyllGran Report 22 Sep 2013 12:38

????

Deaths Dec 1893 (>99%)
Mendus Mary 41 Pontypridd 11a 264

That would fit with Thomas Menders/Mendus in Pennsylvania in 1910,married 6 yrs.

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 22 Sep 2013 12:39

I'm very sceptical about the immigration year of 1865 on this 1900 (mentioned above by Flip)

1900 United States Federal Census

Name: Thomas Mendus [Thomas Menders]
Age: 48
Birth Date: Dec 1851
Birthplace: Wales
Home in 1900: Muhlenberg, Berks, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1865
Relation to Head of House: Boarder
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Wales
Mother's Birthplace: Wales
Occupation: Section Bose ?? (RR)

Household Members:
Name Age
George Hill 45 - works on railroad too
Clara J Hill 39
Thomas Mendus 48


EDIT: This birth registration fits with a December 1851 birth.

England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915
Name: Thomas Mendus
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1852
Registration District: Cardiff
Inferred County: Glamorgan
Volume: 11a
Page: 207

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 22 Sep 2013 12:46

Don't know how accurate the info is, but this grave reference indicates it could be the same man:

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=MEN&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=40&GScntry=4&GSsr=1201&GRid=60810095&

The first wife's name is mentioned as Elizabeth but the birth and death years tally with those of Mary. These are the birth and death dates the submitter has for "Elizabeth"

Birth: Apr. 16, 1853
Death: Dec. 8, 1898

ADDED:

This is the information they've submitted for his second wife:

Martha W Shaneman Mendus

Birth: 1867
Death: 1944

Flip

Flip Report 22 Sep 2013 12:55

Yes, I agree MC. I think the 1900 census has the wrong immigration year, and it looks like the Thomas with Martha W in 1910 was previously married to Elizabeth T Mendus - as she was born Pennsylvania I guess the marriage was after his arrival. She died in 1898, hence him being a widow in 1900

Wasn't there a US census in 1890, I'm not familiar with US records.

Added, That'll teach me to refresh before posting!

rootgatherer

rootgatherer Report 22 Sep 2013 13:42

USA Directories

Name: Thomas Mendus
Residence Year: 1890
Street Address: 367 N River
Residence Place: Reading, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Railroader
Publication Title: Reading, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1890


Name: Martha Mendus
Gender: Female
Residence Year: 1943
Street Address: 5 N 3d
Residence Place: Reading; Hyde Park; Laureldale; Mount Penn; Pennside; Shillington; Spring Mount; West Lawn; West ReÉ, Pennsylvania
Occupation: Rll
Spouse: Thos Mendus *says widow of
Publication Title: Reading, Pennsylvania, City Directory, 1943

Flip

Flip Report 22 Sep 2013 15:14

It certainly looks like him, there are not that many Thomas Mendus (or similar) births registered at the right time - although I realise his birth may not have been registered.

Does anyone know if the Pennsylvania marriages are availble on-line? Also births, he had 1 child with Martha - according to the 1910 census.

Just wish we could find him on the passenger lists.