Anyone researching Native American history might find this site of interest. Here’s the link:
It has 28,265 old photos posted in 337 photo albums covering the period of 1845 to 1950 from many Tribes and Nations. The albums are listed alphabetical by Tribe or Nation. Many of the photos have the Native name and English name.
Click on Photos, then Albums and scroll down the alphabetical listing until you find the one you are looking for.
It’s a wonderful site and well worth spending the time looking a the photos and who knows who you may find!
John Frinzell was born in Bavaria, Germany in 1842. He came to Atoka, Indian Territory in 1870 where he had the first blacksmith and wagon factory in the county. He married in 1874 Amelia Smallwood, daughter of ex-Govenor Smallwood. John and his wife Amelia had four children, one of whom was John Francis, aged fourteen, survives. Mr. Frinzell is an excellent mechanic and has built a large trade for himself. He is sober, industrious and highly respected by everybody. He owns two farms close to Atoka, containing 150 acres under cultivation and a small stock of cattle.
[src.} Leaders and Leading Men of the Indian Territory with Interesting Biographical Sketches, Choctaws and Chickasaws, Vol. 1; by H. F. O’Beirne
Here is a short list of spelling variations and abbrevations for given names.
- Samuel–Saml., Sam’l
- Daniel–Danl., Dan’l
Please let me know if you have others that can be added to the list.
The Mississippi Genealogy & History web site has pictures and meaning of some of the old symbols that are shown on tombstones. Even though these symbols are in Mississippi, I would suspect that they would be valid in other states as well. Worth checking out.
Click on the link to view the symbols Tombstone Symbols.