Titanic Crew Member – Captain Edward John Smith Meville Family Connections

Dear Kathleen,
I was browsing through the CHILDREN OF THE TITANIC webpage and saw someone was looking for a Melville surname connection. A Melville family, related to Herman Melville of MOBY DICK fame, settled in Galena, IL, about 30 minutes away, in the late 1800s. It is even stated that Herman started MOBY DICK while visiting his relatives there. Could this be the connection you are looking for? If interested, please tell the person to write to the address below, or to contact me, and I will put them in touch with that party. Many Thanks, Cindy Nielsen
Alfred Mueller /Scott Wolfe
Genealogical and Historical Collection
Galena Public Library
601 S. Bench Street
Galena, IL. 61036