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Kathy in NW Indiana (#45695505)
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother died from a hereditary disease but got hooked and have been climbing the family tree for over 30 years. I hope I have contributed to the family history for generations to come.

I am a volunteer with the Portage Community Historical Society and they have allowed me to have a genealogy and historical research area in the Goin Museum. If you have an early Portage Township family, consider donating a copy of your family history to our museum.


My Favorite Poem

A Daisy Beside the Rose
by Diana Sue Lindley Horton

Among the many flowers, God,
Within Your garden fair,
May I, a simple daisy be
So proudly standing there.

I need not be the most admired,
Great beauty to disclose;
It's certain in Your garden,God,
Not all can be a rose.

'Twould be to me an honor,
If where Your garden grows,
I could but be a daisy -
That stands beside the rose.
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Stephen Lee Krou
Catherine Miller

BTW- I was born & raised in Nappanee, IN :)
Added by Stephen Lee Krou on Feb 17, 2015 5:13 PM
Robert Ponda, sr
RE: Cynthia Luttrell
I try to collect all that come up from Portage already. I am not able to get out and about anymore so I can only do it from home, sorry wish I could help.
Added by Robert Ponda, sr on Feb 16, 2015 6:12 PM
Robert Ponda, sr
RE: Cynthia Luttrell
I understand clearly your intentions, but looking through all of your entries, I see that you are not limited to just Porter county or to just Portage.
Added by Robert Ponda, sr on Feb 16, 2015 5:48 PM
Michelle Pierce
RE: Wonderful
ok just did.
Added by Michelle Pierce on Dec 31, 2014 3:56 PM
Michelle Pierce
RE: Calvary Cemetery
sure. I have been meaning to start another cemetery. Hopefully we will have nice weather.
Added by Michelle Pierce on Dec 31, 2014 10:32 AM
Thank you, Kathy. You've done a wonderful job. I'm very new to this website, and as such do not know how to handle the records, so transferring them to me is likely not a good idea just yet.

I have added information regarding child/parent relationships to the Garnier grave sites in Calvary Cemetery. I will try to find a copy of my mother's obituary, which included her image (which also appears on her grave marker, if you lift the metal cap that covers it). I think I have a printed copy of it somewhere.

I will also try to provide links to the grave sites of the other deceased children of Rose and Edward J Garnier. I will also look for the grave site locations of my mother's parents and her brother.

Thank you very much,
Steve Garnier

Added by SJG on Dec 28, 2014 10:33 PM
Mary Jane Kratzenberg Senn
Fred Weber
Hi Kathy,
If you get a chance, take a look at Uncle Fred's page. I almost have all of my mothers brothers and sisters.

Your help makes this fly,
Added by Mary Jane Kratzenberg Sen... on Dec 20, 2014 11:15 AM
Mary Jane Kratzenberg Senn
RE: Transfers
Thank you for the Weber transfers, so glad I'm not the only one that has senior moments, sometimes mine last a lot longer. Your work is so appreciated and does so much to help me and others to make family connections. If only everyone on Find A Grave were so considerate. I'm trying to build a single source for the younger generations, to learn a little about their family.

Thanks again,

Added by Mary Jane Kratzenberg Sen... on Dec 20, 2014 9:40 AM
Mary Jane Kratzenberg Senn
Hi Kathy,
I recently requested 2 transfers, I don't think you got the messages, they are for my Aunt and Uncle the numbers are 116505504 and 116505328 if you want I think I can re-send the requests.

Added by Mary Jane Kratzenberg Sen... on Dec 19, 2014 7:01 PM
RE: Robert Ponda
Sorry, Kathy, I don't recognize the name.
Added by Karen on Dec 15, 2014 2:40 PM
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