He says his grandfather, Ernest George O'Grady, claimed his mother
"My granddad was born in 1900 and died in 1994 so I do have many
memories of him, all happy ones," John said.
"He was the most important person in my life.
"I regret never trying to find out about his family when he was
still alive, which has made me want to find out even more now."
In the 1891 Census, John discovered his great-grandmother, Catherine
Kohfahl, was living at 83 Hughes Street, Liverpool.
She was born in 1858 in Liverpool even though it says 1861 in
Catherine's parents were living at Bolton Street, Liverpool, in
the 1861 Census, with an uncle, cigar-maker Henry Kohfahl, born
around 1825 in Hamburg.
Her mother, Sarah Jones, was born in 1829 in Caernarvonshire,
Wales, and died in 1862.
Catherine was born in 1858 and her siblings were Minnie/Amelia
(born 1851) James (1853), Ann (1855), Henry (1856) and David (1860).
Henry died in 1857 and David in 1860.
In the 1871 Census, Catherine was missing, but she is known to
have married James Grady in 1876.
Write to J Appleton, Number A6957CD, wing E1-12, HMP Bure, Jaguar
Drive, Badersfield, Norwich NR10 5GB.
STEVE BOLER, of Italy, is looking for information on Leah Labisky.
Leah, daughter of Max Labisky, was born in 1874 in Vilna and died
in 1946 in Manchester.
She was firstly married to David Goldstein, who was born in 1860
and died in Liverpool in 1910.
She then married Louis Kapatofsky (1867-1936) in 1936 in Manchester.
Leah and David had two children: Gerty, born 1895 and died 1948
in Manchester, married to Hyman Mendle (1879-1964), and Lazarus,
born 1899 and died in 1948 in Manchester, married to Leah Mazorkoff.
Lazarus divorced in Detroit and eventually returned to the UK.