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Robert Longbottom # 46521199 (#46521199)
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Bio Photo I have a family history addiction. I have been at this for about 35 years now. As of this date (APRIL 2014), I am 76 years old but I plan to keep at it as long as I can.

I live in the Akron, Ohio area - phone(330-628-4435) and would like to exchange info with anyone suspecting we have common family lines.

I started out with 3 ring note books. This was before the age of the personal computer. I wrote down all that I could on my Longbottom side and then started with my Mother's side of the family - the Snyder line.

The name Snyder is a different story - it is more like the Smith and Jones surname - too common! Unfortunately I began this after my mother died in 1968 so there was no first hand info to help me out. My Mom's only sibling Edna had also passed on. I talked with some of my cousins and little by little my data started to expand. I subscribed to Everton's Genealogy Helper,ran ads, mailed inquiries and waited
everyday for the Post Office to deliver the mail.
I learned that my Grandfather Joseph Snyder had "gone on a hunting trip to West Virginia and brought back a bride".

I began sending letters to the Court Houses in Western West Va to see if they had such
a record. No luck. I then purchased computer print outs from Everton's for Census data on the Snyder and Longbottom names. I began seeing first names that were common to the names used by my Grandfather Joe Snyder's siblings in Berkeley Co., West Va.

I wrote to the Berkeley County Historical Society and hit "pay dirt". The rest is now history.

My big problem appeared when my data became so large and took up so many 3 ring binders. I would get new information and then had a problem finding where it needed to go in one of the note books.

Fortunately the personal computer era was
dawning. I spent over $5000 for a new IBM PC that had no hard drive - you had only
floppie discs to use and Bill Gates had not yet invented "Windows". I started out with "Brothers Keeper" software and am still using it. It has been a great program for me.

I have over 135,000 persons in it now and nearly 35,000 of them are the descendants of my 3rd great grandfather's (Jacob Snider 1732-1790) 13 children.

I have been accepted into the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution Certificate 180595) through my Jacob Snider lineage.

I'm happy to transfer memorials outside the FAG guidelines. However, I do request that you state what your relationship is. The only memorials I won't transfer are in my family.

If any errors are found and corrections needed, please contact me by email and we will address the problem.
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Randolph Floyd
Bob, Thank you for the transfer and a special thank you for posting the funeral memento on Bill's memorial.
Added by Ellece on Sep 07, 2014 9:17 AM
Senaf Pickhardt
Anna Marie (Mary) Zimmermann
This would be the market 48067530. I don't know if you have any other Anna Marie Zimmermann listed. I have her on my list as a child so I don't know if she had gotten married. This may not be the one hoping though.

Thank you,
Senaf Pickhardt
Added by Senaf Pickhardt on Sep 03, 2014 10:17 AM
Senaf Pickhardt
Anna Maria Zimmermann

I am not sure if this is the same Anna Maria Zimmermann (Mary) born in
1936 in Sunbury Ward 5, Northumberland, Pennsylvania. She would be the daughter of Roberta Bassett and Edward Adam Zimmermann?. Roberta remarried to (Imhoff). If you have any information that would be helpful.

Thank you,
Senaf Pickhardt
Added by Senaf Pickhardt on Sep 02, 2014 6:01 PM
Cynthia Hendricks
Thank you Robert for sending me the information . I appreciate all the hard work you have done on our family !
Added by Cynthia Hendricks on Aug 27, 2014 6:26 AM
Cynthia Hendricks
RE: Hendricks Transfers
I am trying to find information on the revolutionary soldier Synder (our family) that has the memorial in his name in Ohio . The day my grandmother Gwendolyn Hendricks was buried you guys had an unveiling of a statue and brass stars . I or other members of Gwen and Lyle Hendricks family could not attend. I would love to have pictures and information on where this is. If anyone could provide this information for us we would all appreciate it so much.

Thank you
Cindi Hendricks Springer
Added by Cynthia Hendricks on Aug 22, 2014 5:35 AM
JD Moore II
RE: Studebaker
I'm not related to Studebakers. However my wife is related to Garbers and other German Baptists in the area so consequently there are some of her family members that may have married a Studebaker.

JD Moore II
Added by JD Moore II on Aug 14, 2014 11:27 AM
William Ream
Bartholomew & Catherine Arnett's burial
Dear Mr. Longbottom,

I have corrected the burials of Bartholmew & Catherine Arnett from "unknown" to the "Arnett" Cemetery in Miami County, OH.

My descendancy follows:

1) Bartholomew Arnett married Catherine ?
2) Davie Arnett md Susanna Snider
3) William Arnett md Mary Wissinger
4) Earl Arnett md Rose Bell Bond
5) Opal Gladys Arnett (my maternal grandmother)

I apologize for taking so long to correct the burial of Bartholomew & Catherine Arnett. My computer crashed around August last year and I haven't been hooked up to the internet since then. I am penning this message from THE LIMA PUBLIC LIBRARY, Lima, Oh.

Thanks for your help!

Wm. "Bill" H. Ream, Jr.
Added by William Ream on Aug 09, 2014 1:05 PM
JD Moore II
M. Eileen "Mimi" Leapley Studebaker

How is you created the memorial for "M. Eileen "Mimi" Leapley Studebaker" on July 26 and she didn't pass until August 1?

Do you have a crystal ball?

JD Moore II
Added by JD Moore II on Aug 04, 2014 9:45 AM
Westlawn-Hillcrest Vets
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Jul 30, 2014 2:08 PM
Cheryl White
Ira S Studebaker
Thanks for the SACs you sent, and the info about his wife. They've been added to his page. I'm working my way through the Cherokee Sentinel, as of now in 1886. When I come across his obit, I'll add it to his page.
Added by Cheryl White on Jul 23, 2014 11:36 AM
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