Saturday, August 4, 2012

Peverelle/Peverelli in the 1940 US census

As many of my readers will know, I am a Peverelle//Peverelli descendant, and I try to link all Peverelle/Peverelli people around the world into our family tree.

Since the 1940 census index is now complete at I decided to see what I could find.

There are only SIX Peverelles in the US 1940 census as indexed at

The family of 5 of Joseph and Elizabeth Peverelle and one Henry Peverelle.

Henry Peverelle is listed as living in California, but born in New York.  There was a family story that William Henry Peverelle went to Ontario, California and wasnt heard from again.  I have never been able to find trace of him.

Exploring further, I find a WWII draft registration for Henry William Peverelle, listing Harnell, New York as his birth place.  His birthdate is listed as Nov 7, 1896.  The birth record I have for William Henry Peverelle is in Ontario, Canada and the birthdate is Nov 8, 1895....

Harnell, New York may be Hornell, New York, because a William H Peverell can be found in nearby Rochester, NY in the 1930 census.  He is living with a wife, Helen, and daughter Margaret and Jean.  There is a possibility the record should read William H DEVERELL.

Apparently it *should* read Deverelle, because the same family can be found in 1940 on the same street.

Darn it!  So where was this Henry William Peverelle in 1930?

Who is the James Meyers listed as the person who will always know his address in the WWII registration??

Is this  Henry William the same as "my" William Henry?? To be continued....

Friday, August 3, 2012

Dominic Paul Coulis

***Great grandfather of Michael John Stewart***

Dominic was born in Wilno, Ontario, Canada.  His parents were George Lawrence Coulis and Johanna Szczpior.

Dominic married Mary Burchat.

The children of Dominic Couis and Mary Burchat include:

Margaret L Coulis

Gerald R Coulis

Clayton Sylvester Coulis

Catherine M Coulis

Jim Coulis:

Guy Coulis:

Dominic Coulis died in 1969.


1930 US Census at

Canadian Soldiers of the 1st World War

Wilno, Renfrew County, Ontario, Canada

George Lawrence Coulis

Great great grandfather of Michael John Stewart

George was born 8 Aug 1855 in Lipusz, Poland.  His parents were Albert Constantine Kulas and Dominique Marie Wilhelmine Koska.

George married Johanna Szczpior 19 Apr 1880 in Ontario, Canada.

Drouin Collection, marriage record

The children of George Lawrence Coulis and Johanna Szczypior include:

Frank V Coulis:

Dominic Paul Coulis

George Kulas

Veronica Theresa Kulas

Joseph Kulas

Ignace Kulas

Marianne Kulas

John W Kulas


1861 Census of Canada at

1881 Census of Canada at

1891 Census of Canada at family is incorrectly split up as the pages are out of order.

Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947 at

Lipusz, Poland