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V Kowald Blaise (#47498494)
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Bio Photo My name is Vanessa Lynn Porter. My maiden name is Mayberry. I am 28 years old.My ethnicity is white and black. I enjoy researching my family's genealogy and I love to add family pictures so that those who come by their memorials can see who they were. I am always interested in meeting distant relatives. We used to have a Blaise family reunion but they stopped doing it when I was younger. If anyone is related to me please message me, I would love to exchange pictures and stories.

I am a great great great grandchild of: Andreas "Andrew" Kowald 36th Texas Calvary Confederate Soldier Company F.

The great great grandchild of Willie Kowald.

The great grandchild of Alex and Glenn Ava Blaise Kowald.

The grandchild of Alex Kowald jr

The daughter of Theresa Kowald.
I was born October 17, 1985.
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I am the great great great great grandchild of Samuel W. Smith

The great great great grandchild of Benjamine Franklin Smith

The great great grandchild of Florence A. Smith Blaise and Jacob A. Blaise Sr.

The great grandchild of Glenn Ava Blaise Kowald.
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I am the great granddaughter of Leonard Pieprzyca and Maggie Dugi-Pieprzyca.

I am the grandchild of Alex Glenn Kowald and Margaret Pieprzyca-Kowald.

I am the daughter of Theresa Lynn Kowald.

I am proud to be German, French, Polish, African, Cherokee, American, Southern, and Texan! :)
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Jeanne
RE: ALEX AND GLENN A. KOWALD
Absolutely. I completely understand. :-) I feel the same way. have a great evening.

Added by Jeanne on Aug 27, 2013 4:17 PM
Jeanne
ALEX AND GLENN A. KOWALD
Hello, again. I am updating my Find A Grave files. I have markers for Alex and Glenn. The free memorial has all the pics I can upload. You are limited to 5. Let me know what you would like me to do. I am thinking about going out to Fashing this week.

Have a great day.

Jeanne
Added by Jeanne on Aug 26, 2013 2:27 PM
Ruth M. Brown
RE: Thank you!
You are very welcome.
Added by Ruth M. Brown on Jul 20, 2013 1:42 PM
Ruth M. Brown
Gladys Blaise Hightower
Vanessa,

Thank you for sending me a SAC. It was much clearer and I've made the links you requested to her parents.

The pictures on the memorial were not put on there by me so I'm unable to remove them. The only way you can add more pictures now would be to sponsor the memorial which would be a one time fee of $5. Sorry I'm unable to help you more.

Blessings,
Ruth
Added by Ruth M. Brown on Jul 19, 2013 8:30 PM
Ruth M. Brown
RE: Gladys Blaise Hightower
Hi Vanessa,

You posted the below PM to my profile page.

"Hello Ruth!
My name is Vanessa I'm the great great granddaughter of Jacob A Blaise Sr. I was hoping you could add my great grandmother's sister to his page as his child. If you could I would greatly appreciate it, I'm trying to connect all of my family's pages. Let me know if you can, his memorial number is #56624130."

I checked the memorial using the number you provided; however, it isn't a memorial I created. It was created by Frank Pennington and transferred to you to maintain. I have no idea how my name became connected with this memorial.

I'm so sorry that I can't help you with this.
Added by Ruth M. Brown on Jul 18, 2013 8:01 PM
Jeanne
RE: Road trip
Good morning,
It may be easier for you to just use my personal e-mail address.

We went to Kentucky, PA. (see an Uncle), Washington, D.C. (that's where my mother's side of the family got "off the boat"), N. C., S. C., FL., and back home thru Alabama, Mississippi,& Louisiana.

Another Uncle, David, is also an avid genealogy guy. His lineage is Welsh. Years ago, he found cousins, still in Wales, and visited them. He is retired Air Force and was once stationed in Britain. While there, my Aunt did extensive research in archives and found friends of my great grand father. They visited them as well. My Uncle has a pretty good network of forums and contacts developed over the years. I think it is way cool.

As to Find A Grave forums, I have not used them. I think my Uncle's searches began on Ancestry and Roots. You can find a lot of info on old census records.

Not so lucky on my father's side. I am second generation here. My grandparents came to the US just before WWI. They were from Austria and by the time my father was born, political boarders shifted and their village became absorbed in Czechoslovakia. What I do know about them I found out in census records and with the help of a very nice County clerk.

Keep looking. Church records are very useful as well. :-)

J
Added by Jeanne on Jul 18, 2013 7:20 AM
Jeanne
RE: Road trip
My cousin, Linda, and her son went with me. It was three of us, but Linda and i split the cost. I am not into high finance. We took turns filling her van and buying meals. We stayed with family frequently, so saved a bunch on hotels, etc. I am retired military, so when we had to stay on out dime, I made reservations for us in the visiting officer's quarters. Very cheap. I used my Visa and my bill was about $890.00. I spent about $300 for just junk. We were gone 9 - 27 June. I would suspect that Linda probably spent the same for trip expense, minus the BOQ stays. There were three nights on different bases. But, she had a son to help spend $$$ as well. I guess, total, about $2000.00. It was well worth it. She has been heavily into genealogy for a while. We went to several cemeteries. My/our family is all Southern, except a Great great grandma. I would do it again in a heart beat. She found birth and death certificates and marriage certificates as well a while back. There were some old family issues and questions that the paper work put to rest. Brought tears to my eyes.

I would say, go. You won't be sorry.
Added by Jeanne on Jul 17, 2013 7:19 PM
Jeanne
RE: Alex Kowald
Excellent! I just finished a 4500+ mile road trip with two cousins to do our family grave quest. It is important, to me, not to let them slip into oblivion. I believe we are all God's children and all important.

J
Added by Jeanne on Jul 17, 2013 6:38 PM
Jeanne
RE: Alex Kowald
Done. :-) I need to get back out to Fashing. They were putting up a new fence/gate last time I was there. I will update the gate pic when I do. Hope your Great Grandpa's memorial transferred without a hitch.

J
Added by Jeanne on Jul 17, 2013 6:22 PM
CCSN54
Smiths too
Forgot to mention the Smiths as well. Carolyn
Added by CCSN54 on Jan 11, 2013 11:42 AM
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