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Jim Shearer (#46589264)
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Bio Photo I am an retired electrical engineer who got into family research a few years ago. Now am an adict on finding family history I live in Michigan, which itself is a font of history, and have found that my family were pioneers and have famous connections, much of which I hadn't known about. Taking pictures of headstones connected to the family has helped tidy up family relationships, since with the headstone dates, a person can go and look up old newspapers for more data. Along with some other sites like ancestry.com, findagrave is a nice way to leave some of that history to be found by others.
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Elfi Meister
Frank Hoffman
Hello Jim, thank you so much for the article concerning Frank! I didn't know that I had so "famous" relatives in MI :-)
Here some informations about his Bavarian mother:
The birthday of Francisca Rom Meister is 12 Sep 1963, born in Piendling, near Roding, Bavaria, Germany (I have a copy of her birth from the archives in Regensburg). Parents: Georg Meister and Magdalena Haberl.
She immigrated 19 May 1873 together with her uncle Peter Meister (1845-1931) (who married Anna Maria Helmberger in 1879) to Petoskey, Emmet, MI.
She married Mathias Hoffmann 19 Feb 1882, Emmet, MI.
Children:
-Barbara Frances Hoffmann (1887-1888)
-Francisca Ann Hoffmann (1892-1902)
-Johann Mathias Hoffmann (1893-)
-Margarita Barbara Hoffmann (1896-)
-Maria Hoffmann
-Francis Joseph Hoffmann (1904-1969)
-Theodore Emil Hoffmann
-Mathias Jr. Hoffmann

She lived 1880 and 1900 in Bear Creek, MI and 1910 in Granville, Platte, Nebraska.

Regards from Bavaria, Germany!
Elfi

Added by Elfi Meister on Apr 11, 2016 1:30 PM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
Frank Hoffman
Thanks so much, Jim! A lot of work for you, but needed to be done if possible. And you did it! Rick Wiles, our local historian who you may have heard of, and who writes so many great stories about our area, is in the process of doing a magazine story. (About ithe movers and shakers in the Lake Street area that he calls "The Florida-Petoskey Connection". Something like that. We at Petoskey History, are sharing memorials with him that we have discovered that have been created on Find-A-Grave. Yours is one of them. Actually, Rick has it nailed, but he looks for various sources to substantiate the facts he presents in his stories. Thanks so much! You do so such good work and are always reliable.

Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Mar 29, 2016 5:00 AM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
Frank Hoffman
Hello, Jim. Hope all is going well with you. I started to create a memorial for Frank Hoffman (Maus & Hoffman) and discovered you had already made one. I would appreciate it if you would add a biography for Frank. I attached the newspaper article for you to transcribe if you would be so kind to do this. Then I will delete the article. The original is located at http://www.gwood.us/genealogical-research/#
Thanks, Jim, for considering my request.
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Mar 25, 2016 1:20 PM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
Frank Hoffman
Hello, Jim. Hope all is going well with you. I started to create a memorial for Frank Hoffman (Maus & Hoffman) and discovered you had already made one. I would appreciate it if you would add a biography for Frank. I attached the newspaper article for you to transcribe if you would be so kind to do this. Then I will delete the article. The original is located at http://www.gwood.us/genealogical-research/#
Thanks, Jim, for considering my request.
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Mar 25, 2016 12:53 PM
Tree Leaf
RE: Rev. Marian Glahn
Thank you - There was only that briefer obituary in the Quincy IL news I guess because he was out of town. But he had Quincy IL ties.

That is great! Thanks for letting me know.
Added by Tree Leaf on Mar 16, 2016 10:47 AM
Ashley (Killian) OBeck
Wegemer
Obituaries added :-)
Added by Ashley (Killian) OBeck on Feb 04, 2016 12:46 PM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
Lucy Shearer
Jim––May you and your loved ones be comforted by Lucy's memory.
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Dec 31, 2015 1:55 AM
Remember
Lettie
Believe the missing words for the poem

A PRECIOUS ONE FROM ME
HAS GONE. A VOICE I LOVED
IS STILLED. A PLACE IS
VACANT IN MY HOME THAT
NEVER CAN BE FILLED.


This was written out as from singular since it says A voice "I" instead we and "my" instead of ours before home I assume it may be me instead of us
If I already set this in your suggestion box I apologize for resending MJ
Added by Remember on Nov 19, 2015 6:48 PM
Remember
RE: Lettie Vickery
You are welcome glad I was able little help ;-) Have a awesome weekend!
Added by Remember on Nov 19, 2015 3:59 PM
Jana Marie Lashmit
My condolences.....
Hi Jim,

Just wanted you to know I am thinking of you. Prayers to you all....

Jana
Added by Jana Marie Lashmit on Sep 10, 2015 9:09 AM
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