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C Proctor (#46835157)
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I have been researching my family lines for more than 30 years. Some of those lines are Pate, Binkley, Wiseman, Graham, Miller, Mix, Frederick/Friedrich, Price, Smith, Hodges, Haley and so on.

Current works in progress are the compilation of the family history of Pate, their ancestors in France, and the community they lived in - Cold Friday in Harrison County, Indiana.

The book on Cold Friday is about 10 months away from publication [as of 5 February 2015]. Would like contibutions of stories, family histories and pictures. Anyone interested in contributing to this, please contact me on Find A Grave or by e-mail. Your contributions will help to add "flesh to the bones" of these fascinating people - friends and neighbors - who lived at Cold Friday, and will make it a better story. Your contributions will be credited to you.
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Charles Champion
Mary Troncin
If I understand the correction needed per your request, I can't make the correction because you built Mary's mother's memorial.....Charlie
Added by Charles Champion on Sep 15, 2016 4:10 PM
Kathryn Haenggi Robinett
Casper Jacob Fella (1846-1929)
I didn't quite finish what I intended to include in previous message. Casper Jacob Fella, and likely the one who is 13 on 1860 census with John/Mary Fella family, is buried in Cloverport Cemetery, Breckenridge Co., KY. His 3rd wife Lillie is linked to him, but her memorial is not yet connected to a cemetery. There is more information on Casper Jacob's memorial, but the claim that he is a child of John/Mary Mathey Fella is questionable. The information at the bottom of his memorial's biography lists his parents' names from his marriage record. I am only guessing that John Fella (first husband of Mary Mathey) may have been a relative who took Casper Jacob in, after his parents died.

By the way, I have not found official information that confirms the John Fella (1827-1864) with wife Mary, has the middle initial "C," but that initial is used in family trees.

John C. Fella (1865-1940) who married Julia Heichelbech is a son of Casper Fella, Jr. (1832-1893), and of course grandson of Casper Fella, Sr. (1796-1877), according to my findings; his middle initial "C" is on his gravestone. Please let me know if you have questions about what I've written.
Added by Kathryn Haenggi Robinett on Aug 17, 2016 5:14 PM
Kathryn Haenggi Robinett
Fella Family
I think I can appreciate how confusing the Fellas are to you, as they are also to me. I am only a very distant relative-of-a-relative, but have been trying to untangle what I can. Thirteen yr. old Casper on the 1860 census is listed last in the order of the John/Mary Fella family, and that is one reason why I think he is not their natural child. Then, on Casper's 2nd marriage to Margaret Racine Busch, Casper's parents are listed with names different from John/Mary Fella on the 1860 census.

Regarding John Fella, married to Mary Celina Mathey Fella Pate: John is buried in Old Frenchtown Cemetery, Harrison Co., IN, where his wife and her last husband Joseph Pate are buried. I'm slowly working with each person with same/similar given names by using their birth/death dates to keep them straight.

I've worked a little on Casper, Sr. and Casper, Jr. Fella (NOT connected to Casper J. Fella). I do know that Casper, Jr.'s wife was Barbara Metz, John C.'s wife was Julia Heichelbech (all have been submitted for links on That may be as far as I can go, but maybe you can take it further. Thanks for your work.
Added by Kathryn Haenggi Robinett on Aug 17, 2016 2:58 PM
Kathryn Haenggi Robinett
John C. Fella
I, too, am curious about John (?C.) Fella, and wondered about the 1860 census saying he was born in Brazil. No other information supports this, so I wonder if this is a census worker's failed attempt to spell Bayern (Bavaria, Germany)? Other records say birth in Germany. I have done some research on Casper Jacob Fella (1847-1929), which shows up as a 13 yr. old in this John/Mary Fella family on the 1860 census. This Casper, so far, seems to have been taken in by this family after his parents died (mother in Germany and father in New Orleans, according to an family tree, and parents names on Casper's marriage record to 2nd wife Margaret Racine Busch (a very distant relative-of-a-relative to me). I'm offering this to you in case it fits anywhere.
Added by Kathryn Haenggi Robinett on Aug 15, 2016 1:20 PM
Marita Pinaire Navarro
RE: Pinaire & Frenchtown

I have many photos of the graves in the old Frenchtown cemetery as well as from the cemetery next to St Bernard's Church in town. I also have some portraits of several early settlers. I don't know exactly how to send the information to you. It would be easier to use regular email. What do you think?

Added by Marita Pinaire Navarro on Jul 13, 2016 10:07 AM
Charles Champion
RE: John Fella
Sorry to say I can't help with John. I was visiting the area and accomplished a number of photo request and worked on the census for several cemeteries. If you would like I will transfer management to you.....Charlie
Added by Charles Champion on Jun 26, 2016 8:16 PM
J. Clements
Frank Pate
I have been researching my Martindale family and find that Estella Balcom, Daughter of Charles E Balcom and Mary Baker Balcom, was born 16 Jan 1870 in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa. She married 3 times. 1st to Albert Martindale,4 May 1899, in Linn Iowa. Albert died 1911. 2nd to Edwin Meyers before 1915 as she is listed Estella Meyers in 1915 Iowa census. Estella and Edwin Meyers were living in Chicago, Ill., where Edwin died 23 Jan 1923. She returned to Iowa and married Frank Pate, 18 Sep 1924,in Waterloo. They apparently divorced as that is how Frank Pate is listed in 1940 census. Although Estella is not directly related to you, this fills in who she was. Judy Clements
Added by J. Clements on Nov 04, 2015 10:14 PM
Sophia McAdams Graham
I just sent you an email concerning the info in this memorial that you asked for in the bio.

Sophia McAdams Graham # 67900965

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,
Added by CemCreeper on Apr 23, 2015 5:02 PM
Geraldine Barnett
Actually I thought I was transferring to our WVGS, so if you would like to transfer to #46834757 that would be fine. Thanks, geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Feb 21, 2015 8:59 PM
Geraldine Barnett
RE: John & Reuben B. Binkleyu
As long as you asked in a way (of relationship)that is in their guidelines, they should transfer to you. It may take a week or two. Let me know if I can help in any other way, geraldine
Added by Geraldine Barnett on Jan 06, 2015 8:41 PM
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