The Birthdays section is also for birth announcements. Let us know when this joyous moment happens in your family so we can help you spread the news.
In Memoriam is a space to note the passing of someone or to post
a tribute to someone who has passed. The person may have died recently or in the far distant past. Let's honor those who
preceded us on the anniversary of their passing.
Visitors to Sutor.Org are encouraged to
contact us. to submit material for the Date Book.
Let's Hear From You!
This site is for everyone who is
now or who may once have been named Sutor. You don't need
to be a member of the webmaster's branch of the family tree. If
this describes you, please contact
us and tell us a bit about yourself
and your branch of the family tree.
Sutor.Org. is a place for
everyone named Sutor or related to a Sutor. There's room here for all. We
are looking for visitors to help this site grow in content and features.
invitations throughout the site. If you'd like to see
information about you or your family on this site, contact
us. We'd love to hear from you and we'd be glad to post your contribution.
There are two categories who hope you will consider - Ancestors and Relatives
.We post both of these type articles in the Locator section of this site.
the place where you can learn about members of the extended Sutor family
who are no longer with us. Contributing this kind of story is a great way
to honor the memory of those who you have known and loved.
the place where members of the extended Sutor family can meet for the
first time or get reacquainted with someone you haven't seen for a while.
Note: the relative does not have to be someone born a Sutor. Information
about someone who married into the family or
someone whose ancestor was a Sutor is
also welcome here.
You can also submit an
article telling to tell people about yourself. You could tell of something
you recently did or accomplished or tell a bit about you life. This also
is a great way to post birth announcements, wedding or graduation announcements.
can help you write the article if you wish.
Sutor Quick Fact
Sutor's Note Spelling Book
Adele Sutor is the author of this 1915 edition of Sutor's
Note Spelling Book. While it shows that Sutor family has
a documented history as musicians, nothing much is known
of its author. Copies have started to appear on e-bay.
has a copy and can tell us more about Adele Sutor, please contact
To view an enlarged view of the book, click the above image.
Searching for Ancestors
our feature article provides some advice for those who might be just beginning
to search for their Sutor ancestors.
since the date ended in a 2, the United States government
released another batch of census records. This time it was the 1940 census.
The records for the 1950
census will be released in 2022. What's with these 2's? Seems the
government has a policy of keeping census data private for 72 years from
the date it was collected. The idea was to virtually insure those people
whose data was to be publicly released would very likely be deceased by
Given the life span of people in the past this was a good assumption. But
here I am, a 73 year old, who has living relatives in their 80sand 90s. There's
a good chance I'll be around to see the release of the 1950 census making
this- the first were my name will be listed..It will be curious to see if
my younger sister, who was born in that year, also appears.
did something unique with this most-recent data release, however. The data
was made available on-line. Now, instead of having to subscribe to an on-line
the assistance of an agency, anyone with internet access can search these
records. That's progress! And, while searching for the name Sutor is sure
to yield helpful information on relatives and ancestors, there's another
factor you may need to consider. .The gravestone picture shown above is a
is, indeed, one of my ancestors regardless of the fact his name is recorded
as Suter and mine had always been spelled Sutor. In fact Jacob Suter's gravestone
can be found in a cemetery plot where several of his family members are resting
with some of their stones spell their surname as Sutor. The first time I
saw this it came as a surprise. But notice the dates on Jacob's stone. During
his lifetime literacy was not a universal attribute. Many people could live
their lives, quite successfully, and never know how to read or write. If
something needed to be written containing a persons' name the
writer of the document, often a government clerk, could and would, spell
the name as they thought
be spelled. As a result our family's written records contain a mixture of
spellings. Although I was well aware of this issue, it was brought home to
me again as I was searching for information about Adam Schaffer,
the father -in-law of my ancestor Johan Nicholas Sutor.
I entered in Adam Schaffer's name and got a list of hits. Many of them were
sites I had searched in the past but one of them caught my eye. It mentioned
Adam Schaffer and his wife Anna. Linking to it presented a beautifully
constructed site for the genealogy of Daniel Barham III. Using the on screen
allowing searching of the page being viewed, I typed in Sutor. To my surprise
there was no information found. Then recalling what I had discovered when
doing cemetery searches, I typed in Suter and was successful. The search
found 22 citations. Following each one, at Mr. Barham's 7th generation was
a listing for person 84 Gabriel Sutor, Sr. son of Johan Nicholas Suter
and Mary Schaffer. He was listed as being born in Harve de Grace, Maryland.
Having visited the graves of all three of these people I have seen the spelling
of the family name on them is Sutor. Is Mr. Barhan's data in error? Absolutely
not. And it helps reinforce the main point of this article.: When searching
any records for information on relatives or ancestors be sure to check alternate
surname spellings. You may just find that elusive bit of information
you've been seeking for so long.
Anyone Holding a Family Reunion This Year?
would like to hear about how other branches of the extended Sutor family
celebrate, or once celebrated, family reunions. Since you are probably a
member of the extended Sutor family
aren't a lot of us in any one location throughout the world.
Also, now with the internet and jet travel, as our
children grow up and move out on their own they can sometimes
relocate to very distant locations. So with all this expansion
and relocation going on how do we stay in touch with each
other? Or do we? It would also be interesting to hear from anyone
who once took part in a family reunion but, for whatever reason, no longer
has that opportunity.
would be most interesting if some of our visitors would write
and let us know how you arrange for family reunions. Do you
include only members of your immediate family (sons, daughters,
and the various in-laws) or do you include your living uncles,
aunts, cousins, etc. Does anyone try for a combination gathering
that includes members of both the husband's and wife's families?
converge at a location near you or do you travel to them?
you know, Sutor.Org was conceived as a kind of unending family
reunion spot. With your contributed articles it is always
possible to, electronically, meet with one another. But
no matter how you do it, in person or through this web site,
here's hoping that we all strive to stay in touch.
any of the links below to go directly to these articles.
space usually has several more links listed. Unfortunately,
for this month we have only one article about a person appearing
in our Date Book. We wish we had more to
share with you.
lack of material points up the importance of the two invitations
below. Please read them and respond. You'll be helping us all
get to know a little bit more about the persons and personalities
making up our extended family.
look over the names in the August Date Book. If you know
or knew any of these persons and would
be willing to share any stories about them, please stop
by our forum and post your information.
extended invitation - do you know, or knew any members of the the extended Sutor
family who have ties to the month
If so, we'd like to know of them also. Please stop by our
forum and tell us about them.
for more information on the Sutor family?
Diana Sutor runs a great web site loaded with information.
Here's a link to it:
web site is now in its 11th year on line. Over these years
we've had a small but loyal number
of regular visitors and a number of visitors who have stopped
by occasionally. We'd like to be attracting a much large
of regular visitors.
been wondering if
some of our occasional visitors
may not be aware of everything that is available on this
site. So we created this article as a brief overview
of what's here and
it can be found.
PAGE The items on the home page mostly speak for
themselves. There are two items, however, that could use
a little explanation. The links and the menu bar.
throughout the home page are links that will take you from
the home page and onto other pages in this web site. These
links are printed in blue and
are underlined. Sometimes the link
will be the continuation of a home page article or, in
the case of the date book,
the link will take you to a profile page that lists a bit
more information about an individual - sometimes even including
their picture. All of these links appear in a window that "floats" above
the home page. The window has a close box allowing you
to close it and return to a full
view of the
located at the top of the home page just below the banner.
If you move your cursor over the items in the menu bar you
will see each respond by changing color. Each of these menu
bar items are sections of this web site. Each contains
information. We'll explain these sections a bit later in
this article. For now, you need to know two things about
these menu bar items. First, menu button for the section
you are viewing will have orange colored text and it will
click (since you are already on that page). For all the other
menu bar buttons, when the button changes color, you can
click it to be taken to that section of the web site.
of the main pages of the various sections display that same
banner as the home page and the menu bar so you can freely
move about the web site. The first page of a section is a
kind of home page for that section telling you the kind of
information found there and providing links to allow you
to access whatever you wish.
this Site This section is an expanded version
of this article. It contains in-depth information about
each section of the Sutor.Org web site as well as background
information about the creation of this web site and a number
of articles to assist those visitors who would like to
write materials for posting on this site.
This section is an expanded version of
the date book. While the current month's notable dates
always appear on the home page, the Almanac section gives
you access to the full year. Found here are year long
on the Web There are many other persons named Sutor who either
have their own web site or are noted on other web sites. This section provides
a set of links to allow you to visit these other Sutor web sites and easily
return to Sutor.Org. Posted here are:
Web Sites - web sites created by a member of the extended Sutor family about
themselves or their accomplishments or web sites containing information about a living member of the Sutor family.
Sites - web sites posting genealogical information about one or more members
of the extended Sutor family
Tree Sites - web sites posting family trees containing one of more members
of the Sutor family.
Histories - web sites posting biographical information about Sutor ancestors.
links open as a new web page. To return to Sutor.Org just use the return
or back button of your browser.
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