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Lynn (#47138895)
 member for 7 years, 1 month, 22 days
Donna Erdie
Kratzer family
Samuel Sr., Samuel and Stella Skora-Kratzer are my uncle his wife and their son, I was wondering if you can transfer their find a grave memorials to me.
Samuel Sr. 100419946
Samuel Jr. 100420048
Stella 100419946

thank you

Added by Donna Erdie on Jul 29, 2016 11:56 AM

RE: Caroline Brannam Dewey

Thank you very much for all that you have done.

I am still looking for the rest of Caroline's family.

Her father Absalom Brannam is listed in the 1840 Census of Hamburg in Calhoun County.
It lists:
Males under 5-(This would be her brother Charles)
Males 30 thru 39 - 1 ( her Father Absalom )
Females 10 thru 14 - 2
Females 15 thru 19 - 2
Females 30 thru 39 - 1 ( her mother Mary )

There are three females that I have not located yet.

If you happen to come across any more Brannon,Brannam or Branham names that might be part of this family, please send me a message

Al Brannon

Added by Scottie6305 on Jul 25, 2016 8:04 AM

Rosalie H. Kaufman
RE: Harold and Peggy Hanbaum
You wrote beautiful memorials for Peggy & Harold! I thank you very much!!!! Thanks for reading her Mom's memorial that I composed. If I come up with something more, I will get back to you! Rosalie

Added by Rosalie H. Kaufman on Jul 24, 2016 8:42 AM

Caroline Brannam Dewey
Thank you for posting the large amount of information about my ancestor Caroline Brannam Dewey.
(Our family name has been spelled Several different ways in various records )

You said that she is buried in the Hardin cemetery but no headstone could be located. Do recall what record you found that says she is buried in the Hardin Cemetery?

I am planning a trip to Calhoun County to visit the graves of my ancestors and would like to collect as much information as I can before my trip.

Sincere thanks,

Al Brannon

Added by Scottie6305 on Jul 23, 2016 6:23 PM

Rosalie H. Kaufman
RE: Harold Hanbaum #100961879
Thank you for your note. I can't wait to read the bio on Harold. As for "Peggy", I was going to research her today. Lillian "Peggy"'s maiden name IS O'Neal/O'Neil, as stated on Harold's death certificate. It is NOT Schwab. Harold & Peggy visited us every summer with their only child David. They visited her Mom & step-dad down the street. My Dad was their caretaker. She went by Peggy, never Lillian. Her middle name might have been Margaret? Do not know. I will research her today. Things are falling into place. Will get back with you. Thanks a million for writing. Rosalie ~MI ~

Added by Rosalie H. Kaufman on Jul 23, 2016 3:07 PM

Phyllis Huddleston
Johan Peter Lohofener Family
Thank you Lynn for all of the work you have done on the Lohofener family. They are my grandfather's half-sister and extended family. I have not had much information about them until I read all of the lengthy background information on them. I truly appreciate being able to find my Grandfather's genealogy and history. I remember visiting Mary and Fred Lohofener and John and Violet Lohofner as a small child. Howevever, I never knew they were Grandpa's kin -- and my mother did not tell me much about them. Thank you so much for your diligent work in documenting their history.

Phyllis Wilson Huddleston
Find A Grave Member #48440608

Added by Phyllis Huddleston on Jul 23, 2016 1:59 PM

Shirley Wadell
RE: August Weber
You're very welcome!!
thanks, Shirley :)

Added by Shirley Wadell on Jul 23, 2016 10:41 AM

Brian Brinkman
RE: notes on Harold Lane 150345863
Thanks for your speedy reply! I figured the only people who would have much information would be Melvin's family. I spoke with Wanda Warner by phone a couple of times and was impressed by the different perspective she provided on Harold Lane. Melvin was much older (born 1903) than his half-brother (my grandfather, Dave Lane, born 1922), and from what my mom says, Melvin was more scholarly and precise. It is probably safe to say he knew his father better than the younger kids did. Granddad Dave was a fun-loving, hands-on guy, and he knew Ronnie. But my grandfather and his sister seemed to have no interest in genealogy, and by the time I was old enough to ask much about it, their answers, even about Harold, were pretty vague.

I must've made a typo on my great-grandma (Marguerite's) listing, so I'll fix that now. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Glad to meet you on here!

Added by Brian Brinkman on Jul 20, 2016 1:12 PM

Brian Brinkman
notes on Harold Lane 150345863
Hi Lynn,
While researching my one of my great-grandfathers, Harold Lane, I came across his Find A Grave page. On it, I read a more complete account of his final days than I had ever heard. My granddad (Dave Lane) never really said what killed his dad. Given the level of detail (hypertension final six years of his life), I wondered if you knew the family or had obtained old medical records. No matter what, I appreciate the time you took in creating his record.

I would submit the following correction: His 2nd wife, my great-grandmother Marguerite Lucy Lane (nee Storms)died in September 1984, at the age of 93.

Brian Brinkman

Added by Brian Brinkman on Jul 19, 2016 3:44 PM

Shirley Wadell
RE: Nicholas Mehlen
You're very welcome!!
Thanks, Shirley :)

Added by Shirley Wadell on Jul 18, 2016 4:00 PM

RE: Obituary for Myrtle Johnson
Thank you for all your help, you are a wonderful person and may God Bless you, Linda

Added by LINDA BUTERBAUGH on Jul 18, 2016 12:36 PM

A. Foiles
RE: Luella Foiles
Hi Lynn,

Thank you for your message about Luella/Ella Foiles. That solves a mystery for me: whatever happened to Ella Foiles?

I've put together some of the info I have and I think it is quite a puzzle. Whose grave is it??

Here is what I have so far:

Luella Cloninger Foiles

1870 Census
Luella is 4 yrs old and living with her parents Thomas and Nancy Cloninger. Her name is written “Julia.”

1880 Marriage Certificate
Luella and John Foiles get married. He is 19. She is 14 according to the previous and next census, but they list her age as 16 on the marriage certificate. Their parents are all listed which is how I know she is the same person as “Julia” in the 1870 census.

1880 Census
This is interesting! In the 1880 Census, John Foiles/Sarah Defoor (John Foiles’ parents and Luella Cloninger’s in-laws) and Columbus and Mary Foiles live next door to each other! Luella is already married and lives with her in-laws and Ella is living with her parents. Luella was born about 1866, Ella was born about 1868. Wow. So, we know they aren’t the same person.
Another Luella Foiles
1870 Census
A Luella Foiles is listed who was born in 1868. She is the daughter of Henry V. and Parthena Foiles. She also lives in Calhoun Illinois.
The previously mentioned Ella Foiles
1880 Census
Ella, daughter of Columbus and Mary is listed as being born about 1868. So, she is the same age as Henry and Parthenia’s Luella.
Harriett Estella Foiles
To complicate matters further, there was also a Harriett Estella Foiles born in Calhoun Co. in 1868 as well, referred to as Stella and Ella at times. She married John Bunch.

Well, it is a puzzle. IF the birth date (1865) on the grave stone is correct, that leans towards it being Luella Cloninger Foiles’ grave as she was born in about 1866 and Ella was born in about 1868. …How bizarre that they would live next door to each other and die the same year. …With one Luella Foiles, one Luella Cloninger Foiles, one Ella Foiles, and one Stella/Ella Foiles all born within two years of each other, no wonder info is mixed up!

PS: Grandchildren of Luella Cloninger Foiles report that she died soon after her third child was born. Her third child was born in about 1884. If that is correct and the date on the grave is correct (1883) that leans toward it being Ella Foiles' grave.

Best regards,
A. Foiles

ps: Do you have a link to Ella Foiles obit?

Added by A. Foiles on Jul 17, 2016 3:51 PM

Myrtle M. Johnson
Hello, my name is Linda and Myrtle was my grandmothers sister. Here is her family.


Her parents were Alonzo Wilson & Minnie Myrtle (Hendrickson) Wilson

Alonzo born Aug. 2 1873 Grand Chain, Pulaski, Illinois
Died Feb. 20, 1926 Bradford, White County, Arkansas

Minnie born Feb. 8, 1879 Ullin, Pulaski, Illinois
Died Oct. 23, 1924 Bradford, White County, Arkansas

She had 9 brothers and sisters =

Johnny Wilson birth 1894 Clay County, Arkansas = died about 1910 Bradford, White County, Arkansas

Myra Ellen (Wilson) Myers, Yates birth Oct. 12, 1896 Piggott, Clay County, Arkansas
Died March 29, 1970 Alton, Madison County, Illinois

Grace Lee (Wilson) Truitt Birth Feb. 23, 1899 Arkansas
Died Dec. 3, 1980 Wenatchee, Chelan County, Washington

Morse E. Wilson birth abt. 1901 Missouri, USA Died Unknown

Earlene M. Wilson birth June 1, 1904 Bradford, White County, Arkansas
Died Nov. 1969 Alton, Madison County, Illinois

Myrtle M. (Wilson) Johnson birth Dec. 19, 1906 Died March 16, 1983

Thelma Irene (Wilson) Desmarais birth Feb. 17, 1908 Little Rock, Arkansas
Died April 5, 2003 Washington, USA

Louise Emma (Wilson) Immel birth Sept. 7, 1912 Bradford, White County, Arkansas
Died Feb. 20, 1965 Fair Oaks, Cross County, Arkansas

Mary Fledra Augustus (Wilson) Ferguson, Weech birth Jan. 13, 1917 Arkanasa
Died Nov. 15, 1988 Modesto, Stanislaus County, California

Fred Willard Wilson birth July 21, 1919 Bradford, White County, Arkansas
Died Aug. 28, 2014 Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada

We are looking for any children or family of Myrtle’s. My e-mail address is LBRBKK@AOL.COM

Added by LINDA BUTERBAUGH on Jul 12, 2016 1:26 PM

RE: Burney Leon Collier
I wish I knew the stories. I did find an article regarding a suit his wife filed regarding his death and some others.

Added by MiaReaA on Jul 08, 2016 6:50 PM

RE: Burney Leon Collier
I wish I knew the stories. I did find an article regarding a suit his wife filed regarding his death and some others.

Added by MiaReaA on Jul 08, 2016 6:47 PM

RE: Burney Leon Collier
I wish I knew the stories.

Added by MiaReaA on Jul 08, 2016 6:36 PM

Hazel E. Lenz Zeip, memorial 44125851
Hazel only had one sister. The fourth sibling was a brother, Clarence. Thank you for adding Hazel and Walter to Find A Grave.

Added by gnealg on Jul 04, 2016 2:42 PM

RE: Burney Leon Collier
No, I don't. I just happened to come across it in my searches. Thank you for looking into it.

Added by MiaReaA on Jun 30, 2016 6:32 PM

First husband Joseph Henry Finn
at least two children born in Louisiana. A son Joseph Henry Finn and a daughter Susanne Finn.

Added by SANDRA LEHMAN on Jun 29, 2016 3:31 PM

Clifford Ocheltree
RE: Geraldine Collier
You're doing all the hard work. I owe you a thanks.

Added by Clifford Ocheltree on Jun 12, 2016 3:23 PM

Susan Ing
RE: Horace Smith #38364640
He was only cremated there. Is not there in cremains form. The funeral home got him back. I was just thinking about having this put on the memorial

Added by Susan Ing on Jun 12, 2016 6:55 AM

History Seeker
RE: Paul and Merton Osborne
Hi Lynn, you did a beautiful job on the Osborne memorials! Thank you so very much, I really appreciate it !

Added by History Seeker on Jun 01, 2016 11:05 PM

Barbara Ann
RE: Clara Peimann
Hi Lynn: I thought that N might be for her maiden name....but I threw it out there anyway. I always enjoy your memorials. They are the best ones on find a grave. Hugs-Barbara

Added by Barbara Ann on May 31, 2016 5:31 AM

Shirley Wadell
RE: Lulu Knoche
You're very welcome!! If there is anything else I can help you with, let me know.
Thanks, Shirley :)

Added by Shirley Wadell on May 29, 2016 9:57 PM

L Moses
Memorial# 95894433
Hi Lynn,
I think I have stumbled across the mother of Charles Dupy in the memorial above.

I am in the process of trying to run down the offspring of William Russell (b:1826) who is the great grandfather guessed it...Eva Arnold.

The 1880 Federal Census report of William(1826) lists the following as members of his household:
Mary "Diepe" age 30 daughter
Charles "Diepe" age 8 grandson
"Jan Diepe" age 5 grandson, and
Eddy "Diepe" age 2 grandson.

The memorial for Charles lists his siblings as John and Eddie.
I think I may have found Charles' mother. I think she is Harriet Ann Carter, daughter of John Carter and Juliet Carter who married William(1826) after John died and William lost Mary Ann Andrews. The Carters and the Russells were next door neighbors in the 1850 Census. Harriet Ann surely fits with the partial information referred to in the memorial.

Best wishes,

LD Moses

Added by L Moses on May 23, 2016 3:42 PM


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