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Richard Arthur Norton (1958- ) (#46580804)
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Bio Photo Richard Norton is 50% Irish; 25% German; 12.5% Swedish; and 12.5% Norwegian.

Richard was born in Paramus, New Jersey in 1958.

Education and career:
Richard went to Montclair University and later Rutgers University gaining a Masters Degree in Chemistry. He worked at most of the major pharmaceutical companies and spent seven years at Merck in Rahway, New Jersey.

He started work in genealogy in 1986 when he made a list of cousins and later wrote it up in Microsoft Word on his Macintosh computer. He found living relatives in Sweden and in Norway. He is still searching for living relatives in Alsace, Germany, and Ireland.

His Alsace origins are in Strasbourg. His Norway origins are in Farsund. His German origins are in Berlin. His Conboy Irish origins are in Hollygrove and Coalpits, Athleague, Killeroran, County Galway. His Finn and Creedon Irish origins are from Millstreet, County Cork. His Kershaws were from the Netherlands, but were in the US before 1850. His Burkes and Nortons have not been traced back to a county in Ireland.

On my death transfer my account to one of my children, Sara or Daniel.
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John Van Pelt

Thanks for the picture but it is really blurry. Can you retake it?

Also can you do others in the list?

1. Elizabeth Perine Mersereau:

2. Joshua Mersereau:

3. Marie "Mary" Corsen Mersereau:

They all buried in Dutch Reformed Church in Staten Island.

Added by dwhochner on Dec 15, 2014 10:49 AM
Stephanie Spurlock
Thank You!

Thank you so much for the detailed information on my Great Grandfather, Francis Herbert Kellar; it means so much to learn about my families history.

Have you found any pictures or documents regarding his Knickerbocker Photos shop in NYC? I know he photographed the constructing of the Chrysler Building but I have yet to find any of his photos...
Added by Stephanie Spurlock on Dec 04, 2014 9:14 AM
Ragunda Cemetery in Sweden
Hi Richard,

I see you created a Ragunda Cemetery back in 2003. Did you know there are actually two by this name? I have photos of both churches and graveyard areas that I could add, but I'd need to know first, which property was your person buried at... at the old or the newer church location?

I am writing to the other contributor who posted a cemetery named Ragunda as well... I hope these are both different locations instead of duplicates? I have family members buried at both and I visited there during the summer of 2012.

Kind regards, DebraLee
Added by DebraLee on Nov 25, 2014 1:41 PM
Larry Parker
John Hemwall
You seem to know a lot about John Hemwall. If he is somebody of unusual interest to you among all of your memorials, then I wanted to let you know that there are three naturalization documents posted online for John, beginning here,1060228501

I have no connection to John.
Added by Larry Parker on Oct 29, 2014 8:25 PM
RE: Ralph Ward Oldrin
Yes. I appreciate the credit. I'll upload the shot of John and Daisy's stone for you, too.
Added by Taquoshi on Oct 22, 2014 8:03 PM
13th Generation Fairbanks in America
RE: I created a duplicate
Done. I added a couple of photos of plaques from the ceremonial area of the cemetery. Use them if you wish. You can just refer to my Find A Grave bio for any credit you wish to add.

I'm happy the photo has found a proper home. Regards.
Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Oct 03, 2014 6:01 PM
13th Generation Fairbanks in America
RE: Louis Freudenberg grave marker
I'd be happy to forward the photo for you, but I don't see an email address on your profile. I see "leave a public message" and a link to a Wikipedia site.
Added by 13th Generation Fairbanks... on Oct 03, 2014 5:41 PM
Nathan Peterson
John Staats Jr (1690 birth)
Hi Richard,

I'm working on my family tree and came across something that appears to be a misstep. John Staats Jr has a birthdate of about 1690, as modified by yourself. Hi wife was born in 1745 (Geertye Quick) and John Staats Jr in FamilySearch died in 1741. I'm trying to find the father of Rynear Staats, born in 1786, and his father's name is John Staats...but I don't believe his father was born in 1690. Could you help figure out if the birthdate for John Staats (1690) could be an error? Please send me an email at

Thank you so much for your help!

Nathan Peterson
Added by Nathan Peterson on Oct 02, 2014 7:25 PM
Colleen DeLise
Josephine Culver

married Archibald Baker Page. Archibald Reed Page, my grandfather, was their son.

Colleen DeLise
Added by Colleen DeLise on Sep 30, 2014 5:44 PM
Colleen DeLise
Josephine Culver
Added by Colleen DeLise on Sep 30, 2014 5:43 PM
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