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Barbara (Feldkamp) Burns (#46816205)
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Bio Photo Graduated from Dexter High School, Washtenaw Co., Scio Twp., Dexter Michigan in 1966. Retired after working 35 years for a book manufacturer in Ann Arbor, Michigan as a typesetter. Started researching my family in 1980. Been married singe 1967 and we have 2 children, 2 grad children , and one great grandchild.
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Thank you very much for taking the headstone photo for me. I appreciate it!

Added by Lynniep2000 on Mar 24, 2015 5:42 PM
John Henry Feldkamp
Thank you for your hard work on Find A Grave. I did want to offer a correction.

At Oak Grove Cemetery, there is a lot with John Henry Feldkamp, his daughter Margaretha Louise, who is buried with her second husband, Matthew Kusterer and two daughters Martha & Elizabeth (neither of whom married).

Also buried on this lot is Margaretha's daughter from her first married - Mary Margaret Schaible and her husband John E. Grossman along with their infant daughter Margaret.

As I am certain you are aware, there were 12 John Henry (or Johann Heinrich) Feldkamps in Washtenaw County in the 1800's. It is easy to get them confused.

The John Henry buried on this lot was married (and divorced) to Margaretha Andres (who is buried at Bethel Church Cemetery). They had ten children. One of their sons was John Henry Feldkamp 1853 - 1925 who married Maria Louisa Davidter. It is their young son Jonathan Theodore that you have connected as the son of his grandfather John Henry Feldkamp buried with the Kusterers & Grossman.

I hope this will help you make a correction to this posting on Find A Grave.
Added by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2015 7:37 AM
Mike Cronk
RE: Louis M. Douglass - Whitneyville Cemetery

Hello Barbara,

So, I see that L. Ruth Thomas & Louis M. Douglas were married 27 July 1911, in Grand Rapids.

If Florence Belle Douglass was born on 10 May 1904 and died on 20 Mar 1905, was she born out of wedlock, or did she have another mother...or another father? Could she be buried under another surname, other than Douglass? Cascade Cemetery records show only one Douglass/Douglas burial...and their records also cover the unmarked graves, as well. I'm also not finding a Michigan Death Certificate for a Florence Douglas/Douglass. This all presents a mystery...and I love to solve mysteries.

Added by Mike Cronk on Jan 12, 2015 2:23 PM
Mike Cronk
Louis M. Douglass - Whitneyville Cemetery

Hello Barbara,

I did not intentionally create the "half-sister" designation. Perhaps it is there because the girls are both linked to a mother, but only Frances Ella is linked to her father, as well.

I found Louis M. Douglass buried in Whitneyville Cemetery under the name Louis M. 'Douglas'. The photo of his gravestone shows both S's and I put in for a change and linkage, but I've currently had no response from Bob Worchester, the memorial's manager. I did add Louis' obituary from THE LOWELL LEDGER to his memorial. His memorial number is #32714471. Also, Louis is buried with his second wife, Bertha Densmore (1891-1953), whom he married 8 March 1920, in Grand Rapids, MI. It appears that Bertha had been previously married, as well.

I've also added Bertha's obituary to her 'Find A Grave' memorial.

Do you have an exact date of death for Florence Belle? If so, I might be able to find something on her in the Lowell newspapers.

And, to answer your earlier question, no I'm not related. I live about 1 mile from Cascade Cemetery and my mother's family were settled in Cascade Township as early as 1837. I take an interest in local history and the early families of the area.

Best Regards,

Mike Cronk
Cascade, MI

Added by Mike Cronk on Jan 12, 2015 12:53 PM
Mike Cronk
Frances Ella Douglass - Cascade Cemetery
Hello Barbara,

According to the records, Frances Ella Douglass is the daughter of LOUIS M. DOUGLASS & L. RUTH THOMAS, prior to their divorce, 24 January 1919, and Ruth's remarriage to Horace Burns, 11 May 1921. Below is the link to Frances Ella Douglass's death certificate showing her parentage.

Frances Ella Douglass is buried in the same lot as her grandparents, Edwin L. & Mary L. Thomas


Mike Cronk

Added by Mike Cronk on Jan 08, 2015 10:38 AM
I have updated the Lemanski's that you emailed me about. Roberta "Beatrice" and added Victor and linked him as her spouse.

Just wanted you to know i followed up.
Added by KAREN T on Nov 25, 2014 4:22 AM
Michel Lamoureux
Glad I an help with the Lamoureux family in Michigan.
Added by Michel Lamoureux on Nov 06, 2014 6:57 PM
re Gladys Hallberg
Thank you so much!
Added by Suzanne on Aug 04, 2014 5:41 PM
RE: St. Andrews United Church of Christ
I went to the cemetery and photographed the graves. When I have time, I try to research people in the cemeteries that I photograph. My relatives are mostly in other states, and others are kind enough to post photos of them, so I try to "pay it forward" by doing the same for cemeteries in Michigan. As it happens, there are a few relatives of mine buried there, so while I was there, I took photos of many of the graves.
Added by bgraustark on May 01, 2014 12:56 PM
Thanks for your note. Sorry, no relation.
Added by Twist on Mar 22, 2014 6:17 PM
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