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I have enjoyed piecing together both my wife's and my own rather vast family trees. I have been working on them since 1991. |
The primary lines that I am tracing are:
Clarence Cole and Emily Maude Hefner VANDALSEN, Arkansas; James Matthew and Ruby Lee Harrison REEL, also from Arkansas;
Carl (Karl) Henry (Heinrick) and Louisa "Lizzie" Maria Dorothea Plagmann MUELLER, from South Dakota; Feodor Emil, Maria Ida Braunschweig, and Svea Ingeborg Erika Johnson ROTHE, San Fransisco, California;
Charles Wesley and Harriet May Bruce STOREY, San Pedro, California; and Rev. Hiram Albert and Jennie Clarice McAlister BROOKS, Missouri and Florida.
I am also tracing back the ancestors for most of the spouses of our siblings and Aunts and Uncles.
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|email@example.com||RE: John R Mueller|
It looks as though the Oshkosh entry was made Before yours. But I did send that Find A Grave contributor a message and hopefully a correction will be made. You may want to check on this later?
|David T Gibson||Henry Reel|
Info below is from Charmaine Reel Ernst, who is very interested in this family and how your wife connects in. I can connect you to her if you email me... Looks like I should change the death date as you suggest. Thanks for your message.
In regards to Henry Reel and his death date. Here is what is "fact" and I would say until I can track down court records or Estate records this is as close to an actual date as we are going to have.
Henry Reel, his wife Lois Stroud Reel (listed as Louis), with children: William, Daniel, George, Mary A., John, James, Dilly (Delilah) C., Nancy, Elijah, and Charity are listed on the 1850 McDowell Co., NC census ( enumerated 30 July 1850), Household 24/Family 24. Henry and Lois are listed as age 45 (born 1805).
In 1860, enumerated during the month of June, Lois Stroud Reel (written as Loas) is listed as head of household, age 54, with daughters, Mary, Nancy, and Charity in the household. Household 611/Family 611.
The 1860 Federal Mortality Census for McDowell Co., NC, which list deaths from the previous year (June 1, 1859, through June 1, 1860) but, unlike some of the other Mortality censuses doesn't correlate with the household number listed on the 1860 census, list Henry Reel, age 53, farmer, as died Oct (1859) from Typhoid Fever, also dying at that same October, from Typhoid Fever, were sons, James R. Reel and Elijah Reel and another, listed as female, Malinda Reel, age 26. Malinda is thought to have actually been son John M. Reel, but I am not sure if that is correct., He married to Nancy Emaline Allen, who gave birth to their son, James Crayton Reel on 1 Oct 1859. John M. Reel believed to have died 18 Mar 1860.(which doesn't correlate with the Oct. 1859 death date from Typhoid Fever in the Reel household, so Malinda may have been married to one of the sons who also died at that time). (Nancy Emaline Allen Reel remarried 13 Dec 1866 to Joseph Grayson Dickson/Dixson in McDowell Co., NC. James Crayton Reel, son by John M. Reel, married Mary Paralee Reid 13 Aug, 1882 in Conway Co., Arkansas. They late lived in Cleveland and Pope Co., Arkansas.)
Apparently, looking over the 1860 Mortality Census for McDowell Co., NC, there was an outbreak of Typhoid Fever in the Fall of 1859 which caused a number of deaths in the area.
Lois Stroud Reel was listed on the 1870 McDowell Co., NC census - Household 35/Family 35 ( written as Louis) age 65, with daughters Mary and Nancy still living with her. I don't know her death date, or where she may have have been buried. Possibly at the old Reel Cemetery, next to Henry , in an unmarked grave. She is not found on the 1880 census..
So, with those known facts, we can say that Henry Reel, youngest son of George Reel (Johan George) Jr and Mary Stroup Reel, died on an unknown day in October 1859 in McDowell Co., NC from Typhoid Fever, along with two of his sons, and a female in the household named Malinda Reel.
Henry was possibly buried at the old Reel Cemetery, but as we know those markers were made to replace the damaged ones in the cemetery in the late 1940's to early 1950 range, and the date may have been a guess, or what information older family members gave, which may have been completely wrong.
Or, we have it wrong, and there was a child named Henry Reel, a grandson of George (Johan George) Reel Jr and Mary Stroup Reel by one of the sons, who died in Mar 1849 and was buried in the cemetery. (You have to consider all options with no clear records to help explain a marker with a death date which is off by 10 years.)
|Ronnie & Marjeana||Thelma Snyder|
Thank You We have made the corrections for Thelma Ann Snyder. Is she a relative of yours?
|Ron Rader||Mary Williamson - Oak Grove|
I have made the corrections, changes and links to her memorial. I also made a few changes on some of the other Williamson memorials I have. I took some info from Ancestry and tried to link everyone together as best as I could. If you have time, check them out and let me know if I got everything okay.
|Marlene Smith||Brenda Sue Shumpert|
Hi Larry, I was glad to transfer this memorial to you and make the corrections you suggested. It has been so hot that I haven't been able to get out to a cemetery till this week end so I spent my time adding a few memorials from the obituary page in the Banner Press. I'm glad I hit upon one of your relatives and they won't be forgotten.
|Richard Morrison||Cemetery Corerection|
I got your message about my Crowley, Desmond and MacDonald cousins in St. Martin's Lutheran cemetery. It makes sense that they are instead buried in St. Martin's Catholic cemetery since they were 100% Irish Catholics. I will move. Thanks.
|GreenHills Stones Calling||RE: 72147789|
The Find A Grave system gobbled up the link you attempted to send to me in your message on my profile page. Would you please send the message to me through the email address listed on my page? I'm so looking forward to getting the entire message and learning more about the family's ministry.
|Chloe Perdew||Robert and Harriet Hammond|
Your aunt and uncle sound like extraordinary people. You must be very proud of them.
|personna||Katherine Charlotte Hammond - Green Hills Memorial Park|
Happy to reunite you with your aunt. I had dinner with my great niece tonight so I'm kinda partial to us aunties!
Added by personna on Mar 28, 2013 12:02 AM
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