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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. 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.
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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.
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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.

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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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Messages left for V Kowald Blaise (25)[Leave Message]
Bill and Denise
Glenn Ava Kowald
We recently went to the Fashing Cemetery to fulfill a photo request. We took a photo of Ms Kowald's headstone. We would love to send it to you since we can not post it to her memorial. You are only allowed to post 5 photos unless the memorial is sponsored. Please let me know if you would like to have this photo. Have a blessed day.
Added by Bill and Denise on Nov 16, 2014 7:41 PM
rosie mcnaughton
Belle,
Hi Vanessa, I just visited Belle, and I remember I've visited her before. I just wanted to say that we had at least 4 pet rats when our sons were growing up. They are very nice pets. I'm sorry you lost your pet. They are all special.
Added by rosie mcnaughton on Nov 14, 2014 7:24 AM
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
Added by Rosie♥Mooch on Oct 08, 2014 11:11 AM
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
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