|V Kowald Blaise (#47498494)|
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My name is Vanessa Lynn Porter. My maiden name is Mayberry. I am 28 years old. My ethnicity is white and black. It is interesting to see the differences in my many heritages. 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 German born: 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.
I am the great great great great grandchild of English 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. from France
The great grandchild of Glenn Ava Blaise Kowald.
I am the great granddaughter of Polish 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 the great granddaughter of Edward Earl Creole and African American and Hattie Courtner African American and Cherokee.
I am the granddaughter of James H. and Lois L. Mayberry.
I am proud to be German, French, Polish, African, Cherokee, American, Southern, and Texan! :)
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|sniksnak||RE: Thank you!|
You're most welcome, dear Vanessa. I'm so sorry for the loss of Belle. Every little soul that we lose touches our heart and lives on in the next one we adopt. Your tribute to her is lovely. I'm most honored to have been one of the ones who visited her. Fondly, Suse
Added by sniksnak on Oct 09, 2014 9:38 AM
|Rosie♥Mooch||RE: Thank you!|
Hi Vanessa, you are very welcome! It was my pleasure to visit your sweet Belle! Moochie tries to keep track of all the creatures at the Rainbow Bridge! Hugs, Rosie
|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.
Added by Jeanne on Aug 26, 2013 2:27 PM
|Ruth M. Brown||RE: Thank you!|
You are very welcome.
|Ruth M. Brown||Gladys Blaise Hightower|
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.
|Ruth M. Brown||RE: Gladys Blaise Hightower|
You posted the below PM to my profile page.
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.
|Jeanne||RE: Road trip|
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. :-)
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.
Added by Jeanne on Jul 17, 2013 6:38 PM
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