Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Jacob Snyder 1813-1881

(This is NOT the Jacob Snyder who married Elizabeth Seidel)
This is also not the father of John Moser Snyder who married Mary Ritter 

Jacob Snyder  
son of
Born March 8, 1813 in Germany
Died November 27 1881 in Lycoming County PA
Elgiah Meyers
Daughter of Unknown Meyers
Born: April 20, 1813 in Germany
Died: April 16, 1878

Jacob Snyder 1841– 1923
John Snyder 1844
Sarah Snyder 1847–1916 m. Daniel Egly
Caroline Snyder 1850-1862
Mary Ann Snyder 1853-1922 m. Lefever
William Snyder 1859-1911 

Time Line:

1813 - Birth of Jacob
1850 census shows a Barbara Snyder b. 1785 living w/him - mother?
born 1812, 1860 census says mother born  in Wurttemburg, Germany, 1850 says in PA

Jacob's daughter Sarah married Daniel Egly - in a bio of Daniel, it says "He married (Jan 16 1867) Sarah E. Snyder, who was a born in Muncy Creek Township 3 July 1847, a daughter of Jacob Elijah Snyder, who after the death of his father in Germany, left his native land for the new world, accompained by his mother, one brother and one sister. Ten children were the issue of this union, one of whom is deceased. " copied by Harold S. Egli, 1959  (I don't know source. Probably records of a family member or a family bible.)

Birth of Elgiah -
Daughter Susan's death certificate shows her mothers name as "Eliza (Elgia?) Meyers"

Per the Lutheran Church Records from Malmsheim, Johann Jacob was born 3/8/1813 and baptized 3/9.  His sponsors (godparents) were Christian Jacob Mundinger(Unknown), George  Jacob Zippolin, and Maria Margareta, wife of Michael Mullinpost (Unknown).  The birth record was also marked that he went to America in 1831.
    Per some book I found in the LCGS library but forgot to write the name down, Johann Jakob Schneider was born 3/8/1813 at Malmsheim (Germany), and applied for emigration to North America in July of 1831, #837958.  (Now have printout from of Wuerttemberg Emigration Index, same info). - Article found on, no author given

1831 - Came to America
Per the naturalization papers filed at the Lycoming County court house, Jacob Snyder was born in 1813 and came to the USA in 1831.  He had settled in PA and was sworn in as a citizen 12/9/1839.  - Article found on, no author given

Wuerttemberg, Germany Emigration Index about Johann Jakob Schneider
District: Leonberg
Name: Schneider, Johann Jakob
Birth Date: 8 Mar 1813
Birth Place: Malmsheim
Application Date: Jul 1831
Destination: North America

Number: 837958

1839 - Naturalized

Bought Land -
Per various deeds found at the Lycoming County Court House, Jacob (along with Maria Snyder, Conrad Snyder, and Catherine Snyder) bought 43 acres and 10 perches of land in Muncy Creek Twp from Michael Snyder in 1833.  On 9/7/1839, Conrad and Catherine signed over the land to Jacob, and on 8/21/1845, Maria signed over her share to Jacob.
    On 7-22-1839, Jacob bought an adjoining 29 acres and 71 9/10 perches of land in Muncy Creek Twp from Michael Snyder.  - Article found on, no author given

We know Jacob's son Jacob was born in 1841, so Jacob probably married sometime after his arrival in 1831, and before 1840?  Elgiah was also born in Germany - when did she get here?

1840 - 
Per 1840 census, Muncy Creek Twp, page 50, Jacob's residence had 5 total people, 2 adult males of the correct age group, 2 adult females of the correct age group, and 1 female 50 -60 (Barbara);  two of these people were in agriculture.  He was living next to Soloman Snyder, William Conrad, and the John Conrad farms. Per 1850 census, Muncy Creek Twp, page 415, living near Solomon Snyder, and Andrew Snyder's sons Philip, David, and Daniel, Jacob Snyder, 38 year old farmer with real estate worth $1200, born in PA.  - Article found on, no author given

1850 Census
Name: Jacob Snyder
Age: 38
Birth Year: abt 1812
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1850: Muncy Creek, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Family Number: 593
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Snyder 38
Eliza Snyder 32
Jacob Snyder 9
John Snyder 6
Sarah Snyder 3
Caroline Snyder 0
Barbara Snyder 65

1860 Census

Name: Jacob Snyder
Age in 1860: 47
Birth Year: abt 1813
Birthplace: W├╝rttemberg / Wurttemberg
Home in 1860: Fairfield, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Gender: Male
Post Office: Williamsport
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Snyder 47
Elgin Snyder 45
Jacob H Snyder 18
John Snyder 16
Sarah Snyder 12
Caroline Snyder 10
Ann Snyder 6
William Snyder 1

Per deeds recorded at the Lycoming County court house, on 5-2-1857 he sold both tracts of his land to George Washington Dewald of Muncy Creek Township for $750.  He then bought 115 acres of land in Lower Fairfield Twp on 12-14-1857 from Henry Hill and his wife.
    Per 1860 census, Fairfield Twp, page 206, 47 year old farmer with real estate worth $2500 and a personal estate worth $900, born in Wurtemberg (with the same children as the 1850 census).

    Per record-keeper of the White Church, one of the original trustees and co-signer of the deed (Book 55 page 20) to the church land bought on 3-10-1865 for $50.  It was signed by John Jacob Snyder, Jacob F Drick, and Jacob Hauser, "trustees for the Presbyterian & Lutheran Christian Denominations".  The land contained 1 acre and 85 perches, and was sold by Michael and Catharine Keebler, who are buried at the church.  The church was situated behind land owned by Jacob Snyder, so possibly this is the correct John Jacob Snyder.  There was another John Jacob Snyder who lived in Fairfield Twp and is buried at that church, his wife was Mary.  He lived at the other end of Fairfield Twp, though, so I'm assuming (!) he wasn't a trustee.
   On 4-1-1868 he bought 77 acres and 1 perch of woodland from the Simon Dewald estate in "Fairfield formerly Muncy Twp"  for $300 (this probably adjoined his other land).  On 2-25-1869 he bought 33 acres (or 27 acres 10 perches?) in     Muncy Twp from Hugh McNerney (McAnerney) for $800.
 - Article found on, no author given

In 1862, Daughter Caroline died, age 12.

1870 Census
Name: Jacob Snyder
Age in 1870: 57
Birth Year: abt 1813
Birthplace: W├╝rttemberg / Wurttemberg
Home in 1870: Fairfield, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Montoursville
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Snyder 57
Elizabeth Snyder 52
Mary Ann Snyder 16

    Per 1870 census, Fairfield Twp, page 89, 54 (unclear) year old farmer born in Wurtemberg, father and mother of foreign birth, Jacob not listed as a citizen of the US.
    On 12-18-1871 he purchased 30 acres in Upper Fairfield Twp (adjoining his other land) from Henry E Handlen (or Wendler) for $750 (his son William later bought this piece of land from the estate).  - Article found on, no author given

U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918 about J Snyder
Owner's Name: J Snyder
State: Pennsylvania
County: Lycoming
Town: Upper Fairfield; Loyalsock

Year: 1873

1878 - Elgiah Died
April 16, 1878

1880 Census
Name: Jacob Snyder
Age: 67
Birth Year: abt 1813
Birthplace: Wuert
Home in 1880: Upper Fairfield, Lycoming, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Wuert
Mother's Birthplace: Wuert
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members:
Name Age
Jacob Snyder 67
William Snyder 21
Hannah Bastian 64

Per 1880 census, Upper Fairfield Twp, parcel 47-47 (side #'s), 57 year old farmer born in Wurtemberg with parents who were born in Wurtemberg, living with his son William and housekeeper Hannah Bastian (his wife Elgiah was deceased), 54 years old.
   At the time of his death in 1881, he owned between 250 and 300 acres.
   Buried at the White Church Cemetery.  I had read the headstone as born 3-18-1813 and died in December 1881.  Per the Cemetery Book, born 3-8-1818 and died 3-27-1881.  I went to the church cemetery to check again, but the headstone has deteriorated badly.  The 3-8 date matches the information from the Immigration Index. - Article found on, no author given

1881 - Jacob died

I think his parents may be:

Jacob Heinrich Schneider
1777 – 1824
Maria Barbara Schmidt
1784 – 1859

Death certificate for Daughter Sarah (Married Egli) FINALLY gives a hint as to who Elgiah was - Elgiah Meyers

    Daughter Mary Ann (Snyder) Lefever's death certificate lists mothers maiden name as "unknown"

Son William's DC  shows mother as Elgiah Meyers:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

William C. Simms 1850-aft1930

William C. Simms
Born abt 1850 in Va
Died abt. in Md
parents: William C & Virginia (Franzoni) Simms
mother and father born in Germany

1870 Census
Name: William C Sims
Age in 1870: 20
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1870: Baltimore Ward 15, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Baltimore
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
William C Sims 50
Virginia Sims 42
Anna Ferris 23
William H Ferris 30
Virginia Ferris 4/12
William C Sims 20
Mary V Woods 12
Mary Collins 25

1880 Census (confirms parents)
Name: Wm. C. Simms
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1880: Baltimore, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Simms
Father's Name: Wm. C. Simms
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Name: Virginia Simms
Mother's Birthplace: Washington D.C.
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Clerk In Grocery Store
Household Members:
Name Age
Wm. C. Simms 59
Virginia Simms 51
Wm. H. Ferris 41
Annie M. Ferris 35
Nannie M. Ferris 8
Julia B. Ferris 6
Wm. H. Ferris 4
Ernest Ferris 2
Wm. C. Simms 30
Elizabeth Simms 27
Virginia A. Simms 5
Kenneth R. Simms 1
Mary V. Woods 22
Mary Anderson 44
Mary E. Brown 18

1910 Census
Name: Wm C Simms
Age in 1910: 60
Birth Year: 1850
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1910: Baltimore Ward 15, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Simms
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Wm C Simms 60
Elizabeth Simms 58
Kenneth R Simms 31
Gertrude G Simms 19

1920 Census

Name: William C Simms
Age: 70
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Maryland
Home in 1920: Baltimore Ward 15, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Simms
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Home Owned: Own
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
William C Simms 70
Elizabeth Simms 68
Gertrude Simms 29

1930 Census

Name: William C Simms
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1850
Birthplace: Maryland
Race: White
Home in 1930: Baltimore, Baltimore (Independent City), Maryland
View Map
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Father-in-law
Father's Birthplace: Maryland
Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
Household Members:
Name Age
Wallace E North 62
Virginia A North 55
William C Simms 80
Gertrude C Simms 35

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sorting the Henry Conrads in Northumberland County PA

Post in progress - I'll start sorting the census' soon - 

This is "my" Henry David Conrad, civil war veteran:

I'm tracking just the Henry Conrads in Northumberland County, born before 1850.  So far I'm up to SIX of them.  (Just added a 7th, from the 1830 census)

*1 Henry David Conrad 1827-1893
son of ??
Married Lydia Ann Sierra, then Mary Showers
Catherine Conrad 1849 – 1924 M. Neimond
Jacob David Conrad 1853 – 1922 M. 
Hannah Amanda Conrad 1855 – 1930 M. John Edmund Sulouff
Margaret A. "Maggie" Conrad 1857 –1936  M. Fred Leister
Sarah N. Conrad 1860 – 1940 M. Peter Blystone
Joanna Conrad 1863-1942 –  M.  Adam Lauver

*2 Henry Conrad 1799-1855
    son of Peter & Magdalene Conrad
    Married Mary Christina Bastian
 George B Conrad (1826 - 1903)
  Henry Bastian Conrad (1829 - 1899)
  Son Conrad (1829 - 1829)
  Samuel B Conrad (1831 - 1892)
  Benjamin B Conrad (1835 - 1896)

*3 Henry Conrad 1811-1882
    son of *6 Henry & Anna Maria (Dunkelberger) Conrad
    Married Elizabeth Lytle
  Mathias Conrad (1844 - 1878)

*4 Henry Bastian Conrad 1829-1899
   son of  *2 Henry & Mary Christina (Bastian) Conrad
   Married Mary Ann Wolf
  Mary Alice Conrad Neuer (1858 - 1951)
  Emma Jane Conrad Welsh (1860 - 1946)
  Simon Peter Conrad (1863 - 1941)
  William Morris Conrad (1864 - 1936)
  David Allison Conrad (1869 - 1909)
  Charles Henry Conrad (1876 - 1902)

*5 Henry K. Conrad 1841-1862
    son of Daniel P. & Lydia (Kreeger) Conrad
(Grandson of Peter Conrad &  nephew of *2)
*6 Henry Conrad 1774-1854
    son of Jacob & Catherine Conrad
    Married Maria Dunkelberger
Catharina 1804 1852
Eve 1810-1876   
*3 Henry 1811-1882
J. Peter 1801-1873
John D. 1803-1873
Mary 1805

*7 Henry Conrad  JR 
Born Between 1751-1760
Age 70-79 in the 1830 census

Find A Grave Records:

Four Henry Conrad's born before 1850, buried in Northumberland County PA
NONE of these listing are for "My" Henry, who died on April 17 of 1893
(Henry's first wife was buried at Neimand Church - look there)

b. Apr. 27, 1799 d. Jul. 22, 1855 Lantzs Emmanuel Cemetery  Sunbury

b. Oct. 11, 1811 d. Sep. 11, 1882 Saint Elias Church Cemetery Sunbury

b. Apr. 26, 1829 d. Dec. 17, 1899 Pomfret Manor Cemetery  Sunbury

b. Mar. 20, 1841 d. Jan. 21, 1862

Newspaper Articles:
Going by the death dates above, this means this article belongs to *2 
       July 14 1855, Sunbury American
This article specifies Henry Conrad son of Henry, so I'm assuming Henry *
4, who is son of *2

For this article we know that the property adjoins George Conrad.  This does not specify estate of, so I am not convinced that this Henry is dead?    It's located in Purdytown, Northumberland County PA. 

This appears to be an article about animals at the fair?  It specifies Henry H. Conrad:
Article is published in 1873, eliminating Henry *2 & *5, who both died before that date. *4 has the middle initial B.  That leaves *1 & *3 - or possibly a child that a  6th, unlisted here, Henry. 

On December 25 1852 A Henry Conrad is listed as a defendent.
   "Raker & Co for Jacob Bloom vs Henry Conrad"
    *5 would not have been old enough to be a defendant, but I cannot at this time rule out any of the others.


Census Records:
In 1810:  Just One, Most likely *6

In 1820 - Two - Most likely *2 & *6

In 1830 - Three, one listed as JR.  *7 & *2

In 1840 - Three *3, *6, *2


This page lists all the Conrads Buried in Northumberland County PA.  

Here are the Henry's from that page:

The Henry Conrads:

*6 Henry, #12, 10-8-1774, 3-29-1854, Jacob Conrad & Catharine, Maria Dunkelberger, 12-13-1769, 11-5-1829

*2 Henry, #13, 4-27-1799, 7-22-1855, Peter Conrad & Magdalene, Mary Christina Bastian, 3-21-1792, 12-11-1858

*5 Henry K, #16, 3-20-1841, 1-21-1862, Daniel P. Conrad & Lydia Kreeger, , ,

Henry M., #6, 1852, 1923, Charles J. Conrad & Hannah Hollenbach, Clara J. Snyder, 3-29-1856, 12-18-1921

Children of Henry Conrad & Anna Maria Dunkelberger:
Catharina, #6, 1804, 1-28-1852, Henry Conrad & Anna Maria Dunkelberger, spouse #1) Bernard Renn Jr.,1800, 12-18-1829, spouse #2) Ephraim Lytle, 2-7-1793, 2-7-1865
Eve, #9, 1-26-1810, 12-22-1876, Henry Conrad & Anna Maria Dunkelberger, Jacob Renn, 6-10-1807, 3-28-1889   
*3 Henry, #7, 10-11-1811, 9-11-1882, Henry Conrad & Anna Maria Dunkelberger, Eleanor Lytle, 4-17-1808, 5-31-1886
J. Peter, #7, 2-19-1801, 1-16-1873, Henry Conrad & Anna Maria Dunkelberger, Catharine, 2-16-1814, 7-14-1903
John D., #9, 6-19-1803, 3-21-1873, Henry Conrad & Anna Maria Dunkelberger, Lydia H. Fisher, 5-3-1802, 1-8-1881
Mary, #6, 6-17-1805, , Henry Conrad & Anna Maria Dunkelberger, Ephraim Lytle, 2-7-1793, 2-7-1865

Children of Henry Conrad & Eleanor Lytle:
Mathias, #7, 8-18-1844, 5-6-1878, Henry Conrad & Eleanor Lytle, , , 
Nathaniel Conrad  , #12, 6-12-1842, 5-30-1910, Henry Conrad & Eleanor Lytle, Pamela J. Long

Children of Henry D. Conrad & Christiana Bastian:
Susana, #12, Ca.1824, , Henry D. Conrad & Christiana Bastian, Daniel Zartman, 9-29-1811, 2-17-1880

Children of Henry D. Conrad:
Joanna I., #20, 1-15-1863, 5-1-1942, Henry Conrad, Adam B. Lauver, 4-15-1856, 10-18-1918

Wives of  Henry Conrads:
Clara J., #6, 3-29-1856, 12-18-1921, Snyder, Henry M Conrad, 1852, 1923
Eleanor, #7, 4-17-1808, 5-31-1886, Lytle, Henry Conrad, 10-11-1811, 9-11-1882
Maria, #12, 12-13-1769, 11-5-1829, Fredrick Dunkelberger & Catharine Hauer, Henry Conrad, 10-8-1774, 3-29-1854
Mary Christina, #13, 3-21-1792, 12-11-1858, G. Michael Bastian & Susan Bollender, Henry Conrad, 4-27-1799, 7-22-1855

Cemetery key
#6 Malick's (Mt. Zion) U.B. Cemetery, Lower Augusta Twp.
#7 St. Elias Lutheran and Reformed, Lower Augusta Twp.
#9 St. Peter's Lutheran and Reformed, Hallowing Run, Lower Augusta Twp.
#12 Zion's Lutheran and Reformed Cemetery, Augustaville, Rockefeller Twp.
#13 Emanuel's (Old Lantz) Church Cemetery, Rockefeller Twp.
#16 Eden Lutheran Church, Rockefeller Twp.
#20 Stonington Baptist Church, Stonington, Shamokin Twp.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

The Mystery of Samuel Sulouff & The 14 yr old girl he disappeared with

This research began with me finding an article about Samuel's brother John going missing in the woods, "disappeared like his brother Samuel".  Both of these boys were the sons of Lucian Hardin Sulouff, my great great grandfather. It appeared, from the article,that Samuel had run off with his 14 year old girlfriend. 

 When Samuel disappeared with 14 year old Helen, he was 29.     Samuel's wife had sued him for divorce prior to his disappearance, citing dalliances with young girls.

 Following the news reports, I don't know that Helen's parents ever found out what happened to her. Update - one of Helen's granddaughters contacted me and told me that there are articles referencing calls Helen made home to her father in later years, so the family did eventually find out where she was.  This grandaughter spoke with the daughter of Samuel & Beatrice, and that daughter said she knew of her fathers history, but to her he was a great father, great farmer, and attended church regularly.

  Samuel and Helen had 4 children together, Living under the names Frank E. & Helen Sthoeman.  But before the last daughter was born, he had run off with another young girl - this one age 16.   Samuel was 37 at the time.  He  married her (was he legally married to Helen at the time?  We don't know.) and went to Colorado, where he was arrested and then brought back to Kansas.  Amazingly to me, there is no mention of anyone realizing who he really is, or that him and Helen were missing from PA.

Samuel claims at trial to be married to the new abductee, showing proof, but even if he is not legally married to Helen, there are grounds for a common law marriage to her, so this is still bigamy.  He pleads guilty to the charge of "concubinism".

  In the midst of all of this, Helen wins an award at a PTA event.  Life goes on..  but look at the article, the roll call that night was "How I Met My Husband".  I so wish I knew what she answered to that question!

Samuel (AKA Frank) disappears for awhile (he was sentenced to 1-5 years) and then appears in 1941 in Garret Kansas. According to another researcher, Samuel, now using the name Frank Sulouff, married Beatrice in February of 1941.

 20 years later, in 1961 I find his new wife, Mrs Frank Sulouff, in her mothers obituary, thus learning that her maiden name was Beatrice Roberts.  

Then just 4 years later, Frank kills Beatrice in a car accident.  In 1966 Frank, the defendant, wins a $150,000 lawsuit against him stemming from the accident.

Frank lived to age 82 in 1982, but managed to stay out of the headlines, from what I can tell, the last 20 years of his life.

All of the news articles detailing this story are below, in order.  There are a lot of them.

Samuel Edward Sulouff
AKA Frank C. Sthoeman
Born February 27 1900
Died 1982

1900 - Samuel Born

1924 Samuel Married Susan Baumgardner
 December 24, 1924
Susan was 17, Samuel 24
Married December 24 1924
Susan Braumgardner
Born about 1907

Nov 19  - Son Samuel E. Sulouff Jr is born
21 days later, December, Samuel Jr Dies.

Divorced in 1929 - after being caught in compromising position with 14 year old girl.
A week after his divorce, Samuel & 14 year old Helen Millheim go missing.

Samuel Sulouff  age 29, disappears, along with 14 year old Helen Millheim

"Married" 2nd, using the name  "Frank C. Sthoeman"
Helen Claire Milheim
Daughter of Stewart Curry & June Helen (Leo) Milheim
Born April 28 1915 in Cayuga NY
Died July 3 1983 in Kennewick, WA

A 1925 Star Coach, a vehicle like the one Sulouff & Milheim left in

May 2 1930

June 1930
Gloria Evelyn Sthoeman

was born June 22 1930
4 daughters were born to "Frank" & Helen, Gloria was the first.

April 30 1931
1932 - 
May 11 1932, 2nd daughter, Mildred, is born

1935 - 
3rd daughter is born to Helen

1937 - Helen & Samuel (Frank) Lived in Hutchinson Kansas under the name FE & Helen Sthoeman, at   603 N. Star Street, Hutchinson, Kansas

Google Street view of that location today

Then in August - He Takes ANOTHER young girl, while still married to Helen, who is pregnant with his 4th daughter. 

In September of 1937, he's being held in Colorado on charges of taking Alice Smith, age 16 - but apparently no one knows that F E Sthoeman is an alias, and that he took his wife Helen when she was 14.

1938 - 
4th daughter is born to Helen & Samuel/ "Frank"

In the midst of all of this, Helen wins a prize at a PTA event.
Do not miss the irony.  Roll call was "How I met my husband".

May 2 1938  - Back in Pa, the couple is still in the news as missing.  At the time this article is written, Frank is most likely serving time in jail in Kansas for abducting a second girl.

In 1940  census Helen is listed as a widow (But "Frank Sulouff" didn't die until 1982)

1940 United States Federal Census about Helen Sthoeman
Name: Helen Sthoeman
Respondent: Yes
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1916
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: New York
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Star Street
House Number: 603
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas
Residence in 1935: Hutchinson, Reno, Kansas
Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
Sheet Number: 15B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 298
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 12
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Helen Sthoeman 24
Gloria Sthoeman 9
Mildred Sthoeman 7
Marion Sthoeman 5
Donna Sthoeman 2

1941In 1941 I find mention of a "Frank Sulouff" in Garret, Kansas.

1957 - Mrs Frank Sulouff is selling Turkeys

In 1961 I find this obit that gives us insight on who Beatrice Sulouff is.  Beatrice is a year younger than Helen, if the date on her tombstone is correct.

1965 - Beatrice, age 48, dies in car accident, Frank is driving

Beatrice had a sister, Mrs. Melvin Dixon

1982 - Samuel/Frank/FE Sulouff/Sthoeman, dies
 U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 about Frank Sulouff
Name: Frank Sulouff
SSN: 515-38-5494
Last Residence:
66006 Baldwin City, Douglas, Kansas, USA
BORN: 27 Feb 1900
Died: Oct 1982
State (Year) SSN issued:


From an Family Tree Comment - 
Helen Claire Milheim, married 4 times(questionable if actual ceremony occurred in some of these "marriages". Her first "Marriage" was to Frank C. Stoeman AKA Samuel Suloff, 4 children from this liason; second was to Rubin Base, with 3 children 2 boys and 1 girl were born, then Rubin divorced her in August 1955. When her son David R. Base got married in August of 1971, his mother Helen C. was listed as Mrs. Eugene Phillips. When she died in 1983 her death recorded her name as Helen C. Honeycutt. Her 1st 4 children with Mr Stoeman or more rightly Mr. Suloff resulted in 2 living Stoeman daughters, and 2 deceased daus: Gloria Evelyn Stoeman 1930-1990 and Mildred Marie Stoeman 1932-1984?. Helen is one of the branches on my tree through her grandmother Milheim. I believe above to be accurate, but must admit I feel I need to pursue Mr. Stoeman a bit more. Hope this will be helpfull to you......I do have a pic of Helen as a child of about 4 or 5 yrs. of age.