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Lynn Marie Vint (#47138895)
 member for 5 years, 10 months, 16 days
Debbie Kilgore
Grandville D Morris # 51867506
This is my 2nd ggrandfather. Would you mind transferring his site to me? Thanks

Added by Debbie Kilgore on Apr 23, 2015 7:26 AM

Robert Champlin
RE: Florence Klaas
Thank you for sending me the entire obituary. I may (hope) I already thanked you, but since I can't thank you enough..... Thank you!

Added by Robert Champlin on Apr 22, 2015 12:20 PM

George Levi Palmer's Wives
I have suggested edits for Mary Susan Brown Palmer and Mary Ann Stewart Palmer. George Levi Palmer is my G.G.Grandfather, and I had this information in my family records. My email is

Added by Jack on Apr 21, 2015 11:41 PM

Gail Hill
RE: Richard Forbes
Did you find Mariah's obit in the Alton telegraph too?

And again where did you find Richards parents names?

Thanks again, Gail

Added by Gail Hill on Apr 17, 2015 2:51 PM

Gail Hill
Richard Forbes
Hi, You replied to me about looking on ancestry for the information I needed on Richard Tate. I am the one who has posted all the information to date about him. I am also the lady who left flowers on his memorial page.

Can you tell me where you found his parents names so I can verify them and please send me his Obit.
Also Please send me Mariah's Obit. Thank you so much.

If it helps you, my ancestry for the Forbes Family on my tree have all been verified if that information helps with the other questions about Louella Forbes

Gail Hill
Richard Tate Forbes B: October 19,1841
D: April 12,1912
Mariah Burrows Forbes B: April 9, 1853
D: June 19, 1940

Added by Gail Hill on Apr 17, 2015 10:06 AM

Jo Ann
Louella Wright
Will you check her Memorial to see if I have the information correct. I added the children from Henry Forbes Memorial. Are they all correct? Thanks.
Jo Ann

Added by Jo Ann on Apr 14, 2015 8:55 PM

Gail Hill
Thank you for all the hard work you put into find a grave. I have been searching for more information on my GGGX Grandfather for many years. I didn't know he was called "Dick" and I had no idea who his parents were. If you have the obituary I would love to see it. How did you find his parents names. Would live to find out. Hope to hear from you soon.

Thanks Gail S Hill

Richard "Dick" Tate Forbes
Birth: October 19,1841
Death: April 12, 1912

Added by Gail Hill on Apr 13, 2015 1:09 PM

Robert Champlin
RE: Florence Klaas
Lynn: Thank you for sending me the actual obituary. I thought the version on Find-A-Grave seemed worded oddly for a newspaper obituary. Not that there was anything wrong with it - it just didn't word things in the "typical" way obituaries do. I also apologize for sending you two blank messages a few minutes ago. I don't know what I did wrong but as soon as I finished saying "Dear Lynn" my message disappeared. I suspect it had to do with trying to start a new paragraph, so that is why this note is one big paragraph. I also saw that my two aborted messages were sent at 2:09 a.m. It's really 4:09 a.m. here. Bob

Added by Robert Champlin on Apr 11, 2015 2:16 AM

Sheryl Vanlandingham
RE: Edward Musterman
you would know better than i would.

Added by Sheryl Vanlandingham on Apr 10, 2015 12:32 PM

Sheryl Vanlandingham
Edward Musterman
I submitted an edit for his birthdate from 1902 to 1903 according to his death certificate I posted on his memorial he was born in 1903.

Added by Sheryl Vanlandingham on Apr 10, 2015 8:51 AM

Forbes Bio
thank you so much for the bio of Augusta Mariah Burrows Forbes (my great, great grandmother.) I can not quite imagine how her four sons did not provide a tombstone for her. It probably is not too late to rectify that with a stone next to her husband, R.T.Forbes. am going to inquire of the cemetery if it is even possible and then look into the least expensive stone that her numerous descendants might chip in together to purchase.

Added by cherry on Apr 10, 2015 12:29 AM

RE: Harvey G. Roessner
OH! Sorry Lynn, I guess I overlooked (or maybe misunderstood) what you mentioned in the bio about Harvey. My apologies!
GREAT WORK! (If I run across any info on him, I'll let you know!)

Added by Shari on Apr 08, 2015 9:40 AM

A Van Meter
Clara Merz
Hi Lynn,

I saw there was a photo request for Clara Merz grave at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in St. Louis County, MO. Her husband is listed as Arthur Merz. I noticed you manage both memorials and also the gravestone photo on Arthur's.

Would you mind copying the photo over to Clara's memorial as well? I'm in contact with a relative of them & I just could NOT find the gravestone today.

In looking at the picture on Arthur's memorial I'm flabbergasted that I walked right past the grave stone & didn't see the name. I remember it because after I walked around the back side of it, I saw doves like the ones pictured.

I will let the photo requester know to look for Arthur's memorial to see the picture.

Added by A Van Meter on Apr 04, 2015 9:19 PM

RE: Franz Gaudek
Wow! Do you have a subscription to the St. Louis obituaries? How did you access them?

I did the math on Franz' age at death, and something isn't right. We know Minnie's birthdate from her death certificate, November 1862. But Franz' computed birthdate from his death date woud be December 1862. Unless they're twins, he was probably born either in 1861 or 1863. (I've never found the computed dates to be very accurate; they could have done us a big favor simply by listing his birthdate in his obituary. Oh, well.)

Added by DrTeva on Apr 03, 2015 2:18 PM

RE: John Zeip.
I found the entry for Franz Gaudek. Interestingly, it's not listed on; I found it on the site. It shows that he died on 7 Feb 1899, and he was buried in the same cemetery as his son Oscar.

Wilhelmina Gaudek does have an entry in findagrave, under Minnie Gaudek. She was buried in Bethany Cemetery, Wellston, in St. Louis County. She has a death certificate, which lists her birthplace as Bohemia and her father's name as Joseph and her mother's name as Anna (maiden name not known). Her birthdate is 5 Nov 1862. So I'm assuming she was Franz' sister.

Added by DrTeva on Apr 03, 2015 12:27 PM

RE: John Zeip.
Incidentally, I found a Franz Gaudek, music teacher, in the 1890 St. Louis Directory. Living with him is Wilhelmina Gaudek--could be a sister, mother, wife, or other relation. The address is different than for the death record you found for "Frank" Gaudek. Perhaps they gave the son his father's name temporarily, until they came up with a permanent name. Or perhaps the son's name was Franz Oscar, or Oscar Franz.

I take this to suggest that Franz hadn't yet married Hedwig in 1890. But given how unusual the name is, I'm going to assume this was the right man.

Added by DrTeva on Apr 03, 2015 11:59 AM

RE: John Zeip.
Dear Lynn Marie,

The hint that allowed me to put the whole picture together was that you stated that John Zeip's two children by his second wife were stepchildren. That caused me to go looking for them under another name. How did you discover that fact?

The death record for Oscar Gaudek is from's database, "Missouri, Death Records, 1834-1910." It shows the name as Oscar Gaudek, with a birthdate of 24 Apr 1894 and a death date of 24 Apr 1902. If you don't have, send me your email address and I'll send you the image from that record.

My email address is

Are you related to these people?


Added by DrTeva on Apr 03, 2015 11:50 AM

A Van Meter
Dorothy Guenther grave photo
Hi Lynn, Just a note to let you know I have a grave photo for Dorothy Guenther at Salem Evangelical Cemetery. I'm not able to upload it at this time though.

Added by A Van Meter on Apr 02, 2015 1:50 PM

Lynn Roe
RE: Pansy Harney?

Added by Lynn Roe on Mar 23, 2015 8:06 AM

Lynn Roe
RE: Pansy Harney?
The Smith's were her adopted parents...
John Russell HARNEY (continued from Chart 3J-1)
b.19 March 1867 aka Jack
d.30 Jul 1930
m.1. Mary Jane GREENWALT, d.1908 aka Jennie
m.2. Leatitie THOMAS
m.3. Nina SHERBINE aka "Sherby"
(1st marriage) |
Clifford Minnie Mae James Edwin Pansy Helen HARNEY
b.30 Mar 1896 b.1899 b.1904 d.31 May 1998 b.1908 IL d.1986 FL
d.April 1966 IL m.unkn adopted by Charlie & Minnie SMITH
m. Hattie WOODCOCK | m.Nov 1927, Kenneth ROE
| | 3 children | 4 children
--------- ----------------- ---------------
Infant son Edwin Wayne HARNEY Cindy ROE

Pansy Helen Harney, aka Helen Smith, was adopted by her aunt & uncle, Charlie & Minnie SMITH.
Minnie was Mary Jane Greenwalt's sister. Mary Jane died after childbirth.
Correspondence with Cindy (Roe) Wooldridge, Aug 2009.

Added by Lynn Roe on Mar 23, 2015 8:05 AM

Amanda A. Cange Yancey
RE: Vesta Harshbarger
Ahhh, you are SO nice! Thank you very much for being so gracious and for making the change. I just love reading the personal histories people put on memorial pages. Just one more thing that makes findagrave so great - YOU! ♥

Added by Amanda A. Cange Yancey on Mar 19, 2015 8:04 PM

Lynn Roe
RE: Pansy Harney?
I too was confused when looking and investigating Helen's maiden name. Thank you for your effort in trying to resolve this too. You could've ignored this but you went the extra mile. I will attempt to do more due diligence and see if I can find some more information on this and I will get back to you. Thank you again.

Added by Lynn Roe on Mar 18, 2015 5:07 PM

Anthony J Allegra
RE: Mary Porter Woodruff (#93432485)

I can definitely confirm another connection between the Wooley family and the McDaniel family. After typing my last message, I opened the marriage record between Jacob McDaniel and Mary Catharine Miller.

It looks like Jefferson Wooley applied for the license for Jacob McDaniel to be married to Mary Catharine Miller.

Definitely now gives me a reasonable understanding of why Mary Elizabeth was raised by the McDaniels. I'm not sure of Jacob's occupation but if he was a coal miner, perhaps he was one of Jeff's coworkers or a best friend/neighbor.

Apologies for barraging you with messages/information, but this has been one of the most exciting discoveries I've made in months.


Added by Anthony J Allegra on Mar 15, 2015 12:29 PM

Anthony J Allegra
RE: Mary Porter Woodruff (#93432485)

All of these puzzle pieces coming together are definitely intriguing. I had a vague (unconfirmed) idea of her parents being listed as Joseph and Mary Miller from the Grave Directory of the Friends of Athens Asylum, listing F: Joseph, M: Mary.

However the grave directory lists her location in 1870 as Trimble, Athens county. However, I also believe that this location information is incorrect and your census data is helping to prove this.

Another interesting wrench in the whole equation is Jefferson Wooley was married twice, both to women named Susan. His first wife was Susan Henning m. 28 May 1864. The 1870 census shows them in Trimble, Athens. Many genealogists have made the mistake that the two Susans are the same, but they're not. In 1874, he's married to Susan Miller.

Regarding the other 2 kids, his daughter Minnie May Wooley was married to Justus Thompson in 1890. My Great Grandmother Sylvia Susan Wooley married Edward Cable of Scioto County in 1903. Still trying to figure out the time span between 1883 and 1903.

This is one of those cases where I wish the 1890 census was still in existance!

But based on what you've provided I think I'm going to wager a pretty big bet that you've found my Millers and I'm going to branch my research off in that direction!

Sometimes I don't mind when answering one question leads to 100 more. It gives you that many more places to look!

Thanks again,

Added by Anthony J Allegra on Mar 15, 2015 11:42 AM

Anthony J Allegra
RE: Mary Porter Woodruff (#93432485)
One other piece of information that I forgot to mention.

Mary's 5th child was a son Wade Hamilton Porter b. Aug 31, 1923 in Hemlock, Perry, Ohio; d. Dec 2, 1923 in Hemlock, Perry, Ohio.

Cause of death - Bronchitis/Pneumonia
Name of Father - William Porter
Name of Mother - Mary McDaniels

Added by Anthony J Allegra on Mar 14, 2015 9:26 PM


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