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Mo and Dave Gates (#46929143)
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Bio Photo We live in a small town in southeast Iowa and spend a lot of time in Graveyards and Cemeteries taking pictures, taking notes, just piecing the families together. Some of these Cemeteries are so old that there are not any other records of the people resting there. When these cemeteries does that person's existence! We would like to thank all of you for your contributions to the preservation of these cemeteries.The peace and serenity found in these old cemeteries is our reward!If there is a memorial we have added, that is not in our family, we will consider a transfer of the memorial to you.Please use the Edit tab,(upper right hand corner of the memorial) Please do this on every memorial that you want transferred or a correction on and please include your ID number.Thank You, Mo & DaveDave's family names are- Gates,Mohr,Franks,Applegate,Rebo,Mcminn,Rodgers, Hodges,Kutcher,Lang,Mitts,Muhrer.Mo's Family names are-Baxter,Caudill,Cupp,Mitcham,Loper,Waters,Parks,Vaughters(Vawters),Hicks,Walker,Grimes,Combs,Smith,Brashear(s),Dixon and related families. Other family names... Woodsmall,Brownell,Hill,McGuigan,McMullen,Tague, Mullen,Kerfus,See,Schimer,Stodden,Hein,& O'brien...Happy Trails.
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Dan Shane
Find A Grave Memorial# 61132961
I was wondering if I could get you to transfer this memorial to me. She is an ancestor of mine and I would like to fill in some parent and sibling information. Thanks :-)
Added by Dan Shane on Oct 13, 2016 1:47 PM
RE: Goodson
You're very welcome. God bless.
Added by TLilly on Sep 11, 2016 7:56 PM
Fred Hare 104092863
I received this after a photo request:
We are writing to let you know that a Find A Grave volunteer has reported a problem with your photo request for Fred Hare.

The general problem they reported is:
I searched the stated plot or section and could not find the grave

They also reported, specifically:
There is not a marker for this person.
Added by Patty on Aug 30, 2016 9:59 PM
Cathy Combs
Find A Grave Memorial# 55069785

I believe you've linked this Nicholas Combs to the wrong parents.

Look at all the birth years. Can you remove John Combs and Nancy Harding Combs as parents?

Added by Cathy Combs on Aug 29, 2016 6:01 AM
Carolyn K. Shearer
RE: Traxler
This is what I have on the family of 'blind Jacob' There were 2 early
Jacobs in the area. My husband's Jacob was born 1786, and also married an
Elizabeth Cramer. The only major difference is that he lived in Southampton
Twp, FRANKLIN Co, PA, which was cut from Southampton, Cumberland. I am
still looking for the father of blind Jacob. Have been plotting some of the
deeds but do not have them all, need to go back to the courthouse. TOO many
spellings of Traxler.

What I have on Blind Jacob

According to the biography of his son George, Jacob was blind 'many years
before his death' from the effects of blasting. Excerpt from same:
Jacob and Elizabeth Traxler were the parents of nine children:
Catherine A., wife of Levi Flickinger, now resides in Story County, Iowa;
John, a farmer and brick-maker of Seward County, Kan., wedded Rebecca Yount;
Jacob, whose first wife was Eliza J. Humes, who died Aug. 5, 1867, leaving
three children, was again married, to Mrs. Elizabeth Gould, and is a
resident of Trenton Township, Henry County;
Mary, deceased wife of John Black, of Trenton Township;
Elizabeth, the deceased wife of Elias Black; x
Frances R., the deceased wife of J. W. Moore, of Marion Township;
George, the subject of this sketch, is next in order of birth;
Joseph, a farmer of Appanoose County, Iowa, and
Grazel, who died at the age of nine.
John Traxler emigrated to Iowa in 1853, and his father Jacob, with the rest
of the family, came in 1854. The father bought eighty-four acres of land in
Marion Township, on which he lived until his death, which occurred April 24,
1871. He was born Oct. 28, 1807, and had been blind for a number of years
before his death, having lost his sight while blasting. His wife died Oct.
9, 1872. They were both members of the Lutheran Church, and were regular and
faithful attendants of the same. ( (Portrait and Biographical Album, Henry
County, Iowa; Acme Publishing Company, Chicago, 1888, p 252)(JC)

Primary documentation to support the biography -
1830 federal census
Southampton, Cumberland, Pennsylvania,
pg 11 of 16 ( read from photocopies of the originals at the Cumberland
County Historical Society, Carlisle, - did not find in index)
Jacob Traxler 2 males 5-10. 1 male 20-30, 2 females <5, 1 female 20-30
This is the ONLY Traxler in Southampton Cumberland in 1830. What happened
to everyone?

1840 federal census
Jacob Trucher [Jacob Traxler]
Southampton, Cumberland, Pennsylvania 7
Males - 5 thru 9: 1 , 10 thru 14: 1 , 40 thru 49: 1
Females - Under 5: 2 , 5 thru 9: 1 , 10 thru 14: 1 , 40 thru 49: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 2
Persons Employed in Manufacture and Trade: 2
Source Citation: Year: 1840; Census Place: Southampton, Cumberland,
Pennsylvania; Roll: 455; Page: 68; Image: 141; Family History Library Film:

1850 federal census
Southampton, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, Family Number: 361
Jacob Traxler 42 $400 blind all in hh born PA
Elizabeth Traxler 43
John Traxler 21 laborer
Jacob Traxler 18 laborer
Mary Traxler 15
Elizabeth D Traxler 13
Frances R Traxler 10
George Traxler 7
Joseph Traxler 4
Source Citation: Year: 1850; Census Place: Southampton, Cumberland,
Pennsylvania; Roll M432_772; Page: 184A; Image: 375.

"The family moved to Iowa in 1854," - (Biography of son George)

1856 Iowa State Census
Henry , Marion , Roll: IA_56 , Line: 25 , Family Number: 74
Jacob Troxler 51 b PA blind
Elizabeth Troxler 51 PA
John Troxler 27 PA farmer
Jacob Troxler 24 PA farmer
Eliza J Troxler 17 OH
Mary A Troxler 21 PA
Elizabeth J Troxler 19 PA
Frances R Troxler 16 PA
George C Troxler 13 PA
Joseph Troxler 11 PA
Grizilla Troxler 4 PA
Gipson P Staugh 2 PA Iowa State Census Collection, 1836-1925 [database on-line].
Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2007.
Original data: Microfilm of Iowa State Censuses, 1856, 1885, 1895, 1905,
1915, 1925 as well various special censuses from 1836-1897 obtained from the
State Historical Society of Iowa via Heritage Quest.

1860 federal census
Marion, Henry, Iowa
Post Office: Mount Pleasant
Jacob Fraxler 53 farmer $1200/300 b PA
Elizth Fraxler 53 b PA
Geo Fraxler 16, farmer, b PA
Jos Fraxler 14, b PA
Brazel Fraxler 8, b PA
Pierce Fraxler 6, b PA
Jacob Fraxler 3/12, b IA
Year: 1860; Census Place: Marion, Henry, Iowa; Roll: M653_324; Page: 341;
Image: 341; Family History Library Film: 803324
[son John, 31, b PA, wife Rebecca, 18, b IN, son Charles 1 b IA living next

1870 federal census
Marion, Henry, Iowa
Post Office: Mount Pleasant
Jacob Trayler 53 farmer $4200/100 b PA
Elizabeth Trayler 64, b PA
next house
George C. Traxler 25 farmer $100 b PA
Emma L. 24 b OH
Levi A. 3 b IA
Annetta 1 b IA
Year: 1870; Census Place: Marion, Henry, Iowa; Roll: M593_395; Page: 272B;
Image: 550; Family History Library Film: 545894
Jacob Traxler
Birth: Oct. 28, 1807
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1871
Iowa, USA
Aged 63 years, 5 months 26 days.
Family links:
Spouse: Elizabeth Cramer Traxler (1807 - 1872)
Grezelle Traxler (____ - 1861)*
John Traxler (1828 - 1901)*
Mary Anne Traxler Black (1834 - 1879)*
Elizabeth Jane Traxler Black (1837 - 1885)*
George C Traxler (1842 - 1921)*
Joseph Traxler (1845 - 1913)*
Burial: Traxler Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Henry County, Iowa, USA
Created by: Mo (Baxter) & Dave Gates
Record added: Nov 22, 2010 LE
Find A Grave Memorial# 62013686
Added by Carolyn K. Shearer on Aug 25, 2016 2:22 PM
Carol Veio
RE: John W Martin

I apologize for that. Thank you.
Added by Carol Veio on Aug 09, 2016 11:17 AM
Wendi Blair
Thank you guys very much. You don't know how much I appreciate it.

Thanks so much,

Added by Wendi Blair on Aug 08, 2016 7:29 PM
Wendi Blair
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Charles Kiefer - 58990590
Elizabeth Kiefer - 58990557

Please transfer, 2nd Great Grandparents. very much appreciate it.


Added by Wendi Blair on Aug 07, 2016 3:59 PM
Wendi Blair
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Hi Guys,

Would you please transfer over to me the following Memorials. They are 3 generations of great Grandparents. I would greatly appreciate it.

Frances A. Hanna Rhodes - 79528033
Helen H. Rhodes - 79528217
Lewis C. Rhodes - 79528331
Margaret Lahr Rhodes - 79528083
Thomas E. Rhodes - 73965143
Thomas N. Rhodes - 79528156
William E. Rhodes - 79528276

Thank you very much,
Added by Wendi Blair on Aug 07, 2016 3:21 PM
Carol Veio
John W Martin
#46799736 I'm sorry, I forgot my ID number.
Added by Carol Veio on Aug 02, 2016 11:00 AM
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