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Keith in Kansas (#46839060)
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Bio Photo I spent my childhood on a farm in 1950's Brown County, Kansas and was excited at the age of 11 when we moved to the 'big' city(pop. 2500). Today I live near a bigger city and I miss the simplicity of life I experienced growing up on that farm. I learned in more recent years that my great grandfather Charles bought that farm in 1904 and gave it to my grandfather Henry.
Henry and his parents came from Clayton Co., Iowa in 1868, settling on 79 acres of land in northern Brown County. Henry's father, Carl Johann Friedrich Schröder (later known as Charles Schrader), came with his family from Marnitz, Germany in 1853 when he was 16. Henry's mother, Augusta Charlotte Marquardt, came with her family from Neunkirchen, Prussia in 1858 at the age of 15. The two married in February of 1866 in Clayton Co., Iowa, the place they presumably met. They are buried in Pleasant Hill cemetery in Brown County.
My mother's grandparents, Chaffee's, were born in the U.S. You have to go back to my 7th great-grandfather, Thomas, to find the Chaffee who immigrated from England, around 1635. He settled in Mass. and it wasn't until my mother's great grandfather came along that her Chaffee bloodline began to move out of the New England states westward. Mom's grandfather who was born in Indiana in 1845, died in Brown Co., Ks. in 1917. Her father was born in Brown Co. in 1876, died in Lincoln, Neb. My mother was born in Brown Co. in 1916, married my father there in 1937, and they remained in Brown Co. the rest of their lives.
There was a one-page article in the June 2011 issue of National Geographic about the number of people who have ever lived on earth. After much research American demographer Carl Haub estimated that 108 billion people had lived (and died) between 50,000 B.C. and 2011 (and another 7 billion people were alive as of 2011). We'll never get 108 billion people listed on Find A Grave!

To those contributors who are working hard to do that, please consider whether you can manage what you have created already. If you no longer have time to tend to the memorials you've created you may want to take a break from creating more. Someone else, with no memorials under their belt, will come along and continue with it. This is a joint project. Thank you.
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Carrie Pool
Sheffield Updates
Keith, Thank you for the suggested changes for Emma Sheffield, and Child Sheffield. I am not related in any way that I am aware of so I have transferred their pages to your management. Kind regards. Carrie.
Added by Carrie Pool on Jul 03, 2014 3:45 PM
Tony & Sharon Schoepe
Albert Holmes
Thanks Keith. I deleted the dup. I'm not even sure how I managed to do that LOL
Added by Tony & Sharon Schoepe on Jul 03, 2014 10:27 AM
RE: Henry A. Vonderschmidt
You're welcome!
Added by JC on May 18, 2014 12:09 PM
John Dirck Moyer
An obituary would be a welcome addition- feel free to send it through an edit when you get a chance.I have added photos.

Take care.
Added by ditdit on Feb 24, 2014 3:20 PM
RE: Saint Mary's Memorial Gardens
I finally got over there and have entered the people on the list. What was the name you were looking for?

Take care.
Added by ditdit on Feb 24, 2014 9:10 AM
Saint Mary's
each Episcopal Church on the Cape might have a memorial garden. I am slowly getting around to adding them all to

The weather is hindering the progress. More snow & winds on the way.Thrills.

I will let you know what I find. I will be in that area next week, weather permitting.

Take care.
Added by ditdit on Feb 15, 2014 12:29 PM Virtual Cemetery
James Frederick Hendershot
Parent links added, please remove your photo
Added by Virtual Cemetery on Feb 12, 2014 7:53 AM
Kansas Patty
Thanks again Keith, for all of your help and the transfers or updates!!
Patty Onek
Added by Kansas Patty on Feb 01, 2014 9:41 PM
Sue Butterfield Picard
RE: Saylor
Thanks, Keith.
Added by Sue Butterfield Picard on Jan 31, 2014 12:44 PM
Neff Family Historical Society
Lydia Byer nee Neff
Keith, Thank you very much for updating the record for Lydia Neff Byer and for your contribution to Find-a-Grave. Bill Neff
Added by Neff Family Historical So... on Jan 09, 2014 7:11 AM
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