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Sorry but I dont know of a Herman, but that doesn't meam he wasn't there somwhere, nor do I know where they came from, I don't know many of the Langer family, just basically my Mother's siblings etc. but whould like to know more.
My grandmother, Sarah Alice (Kingman) Langer was married to William Langer. She died in Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin on October 27, 1959. I need to find out her cause of death for family health records. I was only ten years old when she died and do not remember much about her death.
My mother, who was her daughter, is dead and and I have no one else to turn to. I am going to check with the Rock County Register of Deed office, but thought perhaps someone might have a copy of the obituary from the Janesville Gazette?
Appreciate any communication if you have any ideas.
The new viruses are very deceptive and dangerous. They are being
written by professional groups ( thieves) and used to get your SSN,
passwords, and credit cards numbers. They are being written
especially for email lists and to be distributed by the email list
providers such as our own Rootsweb servers. It's the most serious
attack on the email list system that I've seen in 30 years on the
Internet. There are reports that Code Red is infecting 2000
computers per minute ( that is not a typo, it's per minute).
You can verify this for yourself by going to www.caida.org
Some of our own mailing lists are getting 70 return emails carrying
the virus attachment for a single posting.
So drastic problems call for drastic steps.
Effective immediately I'm implementing a new policy on this
A; Send a copy ( reply not forward :-) of the infected message
immediately to me at jahansen@qwest.
B: Send a copy ( reply) to the infected user to let them know.
C: Make a one time post to the mailing list of the name and user
id of the infected user for an alert to all other subscribers.
D: Block further messages in your email program from that user id
until you get an all clear.
Some additional Do's and a few Don't:
1: Read the book "The Cuckoo's Egg" by Clifford Stoll. It was the first book
ever written ( late 60's) on Virus. It describes how a off shore hacker
was able to penetrate the nations highest security systems in a high
security Unix environment to get classified info to sell to the KGB.
It's entertaining and well written.
2: Make a one time ( that's once :-) posting to this list of receipt
of a virus message from a user to alert the group of that infected user.
3: Send a copy of the message received to me so I have evidence of
the infected user. I will be terminating their usage here do to their
negligence of maintaining their system.
4: Keep your Anti Virus Software system up to date if you want to stay
on the mailing list. If you have trouble maintaining Anti-Virus Software
an option is to use the Message Boards. I'm trying to provide Gateways
from the message boards to this list.
5: Do contact me if you need some references on Anti Virus Software.
www.tucows.com has a nice selection ( 30 different packages) of
freeware, shareware, and the professional brands. I use Norton, and
it's street price is about $40.00 for their top of the line version.
McAfee is good ( I own shares there = disclaimer) and there are
numerous others. Weekly updates are the order of the day now and all
of the brands provide those free of charge.
BTW: I noted that AV software is the top downloads for the
last several weeks)
6: Join the Virus Discussion List here at Rootsweb.
7: Monitor some of the newsgroups. A good one is
1: Post news of a new Virus. Most of those reports are hoaxes and
are deceptive in nature. There is a major difference between making
a posting regarding news of a virus and a posting regarding receipt
of a virus attachment. One post is speculation and the other
is fact/reality. If you want to send the news of a new virus
to someone , send it to me and I'll track down the reality of the
new Virus. There are currently over 500 new viruses ( and new versions)
2: Do not activate any attachment from anyone until you are totally
100% convinced of the reliability. New viruses are being disguised
to look like they come from your friends and previous contacts.
They are made to look innocent with extensions of jpg, .doc .txt etc etc
but believe me when I say the .pif .scr and .exe extension is there
and covered up. These new viruses bring a whole new level of disguise
and deception to the table. They can refer to recent correspondence with
a friend or colleague or a recent posting that you made etc.
They are real "Sneaky Pete's.
A few additional References for you.
1: An analysis by David Moore (dmoore(a)caida.org) on the
spread of the Code-Red (CRv2) Worm
On July 19, 2001 more than 359,000 computers were
infected with the Code-Red (CRv2) worm in less than 14
hours. At the peak of the infection frenzy, more
than 2,000 new hosts were infected each minute. 43% of
all infected hosts were in the United States, while
11% originated in Korea followed by 5% in China and 4%
in Taiwan. The .NET Top Level Domain (TLD) accounted
for 19% of all compromised machines, followed by .COM
with 14% and .EDU with 2%.
We also observed 136 (0.04%) .MIL and 213 (0.05%) .GOV
hosts infected by the worm. A QuickTime animation of
the geographic expansion of the worm is available.
2: Here is a URL for another Sircam explanation site.
3: Symantec ( Norton details)
So be careful:
John A Hansen
I am looking to find if my great grandfather August Langer
had any siblings. He was born 16 August 1837, the obit
says Schlesien, Prussia; but which town? He emigrated
to America in 1864 coming to Iowa to work on the railroad.
He was married in 1869 and died 4 August 1899. I never
have found his exact town of birth. I know it may be one
that sounds like Wies. Also haven't found the emigration
record for him either.
Perhaps someone has a lead.
Marie Sebranek Langer is the sister of my g-g-grandfather. She and her husband Jakub married in 1861. They immigrated in 1865 from Bukovina, Bohemia, with Jakub's son (Wenzel) from his first marriage. They possibly settled in Iowa first and later in Vernon/Richland Counties of Wisconsin. The Langers had more children: Joseph, Frank, Jacob, Anna (married a Hotek?), Mary (married Joseph Wopat). I no other leads on this family except the spelling may have originally been LANGR. Any help would be appreciated!