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Stephen P. Burke (#46559280)
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I always been interested in cemeteries, and family history. My work on my family history started in 1978. I worked most of my life in manufacturing, starting in Production and eventually ending in Quality Assurance. I retired in 2010, after working for 40 years and doing a tour in the United States Air Force, during the Vietnam War. Enjoy checking out cemeteries and working on my family history. On father's side is: Banister, Bracken, Burke, Mappin, Rogers, Williams. On my mother's side there are Peterson, Johnson, Johannesson, Petersdotter, Sill, Swanson, Edwards, Holmes, Schumacher, and Sundlop, just to mention a few. These families are a mixture of Irish and Swedish, which makes for some interesting times. I am a member of the McDonough County Genealogy Society, and was inducted into the "Sons of the Amercian Revolution" in May 2012.
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Jack W. Davis
Roy Jesse Davis
Hi Stephen,

Are you related to Roy Jesse Davis (1886-1948). His date of birth is December 22, 1886 and he was born in Kellerton, Ringgold County, Iowa.

I am related to his wife, Pleasy M. Mosbarger. Her father was my great uncle.

Jack W. Davis
Added by Jack W. Davis on Nov 01, 2015 1:55 AM
Beth Thurston
James Matthew Bright's family

I was wondering of you had info on the husband of Fanny Bright, James Matthew Bright's daughter?

Fanny Bright married Frank Thurston. Frank Thurston is my husband's 2nd Great Grandfather. The family does not know too much about Frank, and I have been searching and sending queries for years trying to find any info on Frank~~such as where was he born~~~when/where did he die~~~and if are any family stories about him.

Thank you in advance for your reply and/or any info you may be able to share with our Thurston family.

Beth Thurston
Elkhart, IN
Added by Beth Thurston on Oct 04, 2015 7:38 PM
John Curry/Sydney Bracken
Hi! I've been trying to reply to your email and it keeps bouncing. Got your information, and I was still curious where the middle name Sydney came from, since the records I've found online have middle initial of "C" and his death record has middle name of Curry. I was wondering which name was right.

Thanks for your time in responding -- appreciate it!

Added by Dbay on Sep 14, 2015 8:43 PM
Donna L Crockett
Harriet Jane Ventrees
I am trying to complete a geneology page for Elwin Keith Frase. Jane (Ventrees)Frase was his mother. Anything you can send would be appreciated. Thanks

Donna Crockett
Added by Donna L Crockett on Sep 13, 2015 1:33 PM
John Sydney Bracken - corrected name
Howdy! I'm chasing a number of families in Moultrie County, Illinois and found your bio for John Sydney Bracken on his Find-a-Grave memorial site (49277341). While trying to find a death record to verify dates, I stumbled onto him and his wife Nancy (Bolin) Bracken in the Illinois Statewide Death Index 1916-1950. Their names were both misspelled which made it hard to find them. John's middle name is listed as Curry, and it must be hard to read because another database gives it as Henry. Here's the info from the IL Statewide Death Index:
John Curry Bracher, male, white, age unk, cert no. 700149, death date 1924 - 12-15, Moultrie Co., Johnathan Creek Twp., date filed 1924-12-17

And here's his wife, Nancy, which gives her full date of death:
Nancy Brachen, female, white, age 90 years, cert no. 28921, death date 1935-07-26, Moultrie Co., Johnathan Creek

Added by Dbay on Sep 04, 2015 10:29 AM
Transfer relatives.
Tried to reply to your email. But my reply keep coming back, "Delivery failed,". I am related to Edwin Pierce# 86386269 , Jane Ann McAnulty Pierce #86386368, Effie Vance #86393014 , and James Reynolds #86394565. It would be great if you could transfer them to me. Thank you. Michael
Added by Downing on Sep 01, 2015 9:25 AM
Gary Pheiffer
RE: FAG 5773346
Thanks Steve. My daughter got to know Bonnie through her teaching.

Added by Gary Pheiffer on Aug 20, 2015 9:21 PM
RE: Martin Shields - McDonough Co., IL

I can send you the history of the "Ten Shields Brothers from Sevier Tennessee" written by John Arthur Shields. I have been updating it with everything I can find in Find A Grave and other sources. It has some information about Martin Shields. My email address is Send me an email and I will send you a copy of that material.

Curg Shields
Added by Curg on Jul 31, 2015 8:43 AM
charles baumann
RE: Henry Baumann
I do have a question for you, just where was Janet + Henry married at in March of 1941 ?? was it in Michigan or Iowa ? Charlie .
Added by charles baumann on Jul 08, 2015 6:27 PM
charles baumann
RE: Henry Baumann
Yes I am. I am the oldest grandson to Henry + Janet Baumann. Just ask me what you want to know, and I will let you know what I do know of my grand parents. Charlie. P.S. You can email me at as well.
Added by charles baumann on Jul 08, 2015 6:24 PM
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