I have been able to trace
my father's mother's Wertz Family, but have been having great difficulty
with my father's Smiths on his dad's side. I have a picture of the
when they came out from Bedford to California for a visit in
1945. You may post it so that maybe I can find a Bedford cousin."
Smiths from Bedford
visit California (1945)
"The man in the photo
is my grandfather. His name is Harry Smith and he was born
in Duncanville Pa.,
in the year 1877. Harry
is a son of Frederick Smith and Sara Adams. The small lady next to him (to the right)
is my grandmother and his wife, Sara Wertz, who is a daughter
of Winfield and Harriet Wertz of Bedford Co., Pa.
The other ladys are kin
to my grandfather, probably his sisters, and maybe the lady on
the far right
could be his mother (Sara
I do not know any names.
The picture was taken in
Hermosa Beach (Cal.) by my father in the fortys. On the back
written: 'pop's sisters'.
That's all there is to go on.
Hope this is clear. This
has been my brick wall for years; trying to get past Frederick
I can't find anything on
this family in Bedford at all. I know nothing about my grandfather's
family except for
his parents names.
Thanks for any help that
I might get from posting the picture."
If you recognize any of
Harry Smith's sisters, or perhaps you can confirm that Sara
in the photo, or if you can help Patti in any way with her picture
puzzle and Smith brickwall, please contact her at: