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Paula (#46959122)
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Bio Photo My dad, Harold D. Bryarly, Jr. past in 1996 of cancer. I will never forget the look on my dad's face when I told him his brain tumor was not operable. It broke my heart.

My dad's friend, Steve Stone had been sick for a few years and was afraid to die. If I remember correctly, he had come close to deaths door a few times. He was by my dad's side when he took his last breath. I believe he needed to see that he didn't have to be afriad. He passed 6 months later.

Before my dad's passing, my family never really said I love you or hugged much. We do now. Don't be so sure that someone knows you care or love them, tell them, because one day you or them will be gone. I'm no longer afraid to say I love you. I want my friends and family to know without a doubt.

I began serious searching my family tree shortly after my dad passed. I've met many distant cousins and shared loads of info. It has been awesome. I've helped people with their trees. I'm not a professional genealogist. I find all my info on free sites or libraries. I will help anyone with their tree. I may not be able to give them any new info, but I sure will try.

My motto: "Not everything has to cost something."

I don't take money or material things for the help I provide. I only ask that they pass the kindness around.

I no longer live in LaGrange, IN, so work with memorials is strictly by corrections/additions. Sorry.
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Jeffrey Maksymowski
William W. Rentfrow #58295646
Hi Paula.

I was wondering if you had any additional information on this memorial. My great-great-great-grandparents Jacob #37007905 and Elizabeth #122058068 Rentfrow had a son William with the same birth year and death year as this memorial has. They also had a daughter Mary whom I am still trying to find and Naomi Jane - my great-great-grandmother whose memorial number I don't have at the moment. I had heard that William may have lived and passed on in Michigan. I am a native of Grand Rapids, Michigan and we used to pass through Mottville before they completed the U.S. 131 when we went to go visit relatives in Indiana. If you don't have anything, don't worry about it. I have been trying to find Mary and William so I can link them to Jacob, Elizabeth and Naomi. Thank you for your help. Jeff 46526842
Added by Jeffrey Maksymowski on Jan 30, 2015 8:13 PM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
George & Rena (Sink) Smith
Hi, Paula,
Thank you so much for making the additions to the Smith Memorial! Have a wonderful holiday season - Merry Christmas - Happy New Year!

Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Dec 15, 2014 11:05 PM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
Rena (Sink) Smith
Hi, Paula,
Thank you so much for making the transfer!

Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Dec 13, 2014 8:33 AM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: Your profile
Hi, Paula,
No, I do not know Mary Ann. I worked for Brandywine Public Schools, which is located between the Niles city limits and the Indiana-Michigan State Line - in other words, south of Niles. However, years ago I did my student teaching through MSU in the Niles system at the ninth grade level, and I enjoyed working in that system. Brandywine was created by collecting the rural one room schools south of Niles into one system. I started teaching in 1957, which was the first year that the newly organized Brandywine system offered education to ninth graders (prior to that the kids were sent into Niles for the rest of their education and graduated, then, from Niles High school. We then started building a high school and in 1959 kept our kids for the 10th grade in the junior high building. In 1961 we moved to the new senior high building, graduating our first class in 1963. The superintendent of the time, Norman Weinheimer, asked me to teach 9th grade English because he was building a high school program, and he wanted the same kind of academic English as that taught in the Niles system - with the books I was familiar with already. Our first graduating class celebrated 50 years last summer. My, how time flies!

Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Nov 25, 2014 10:16 PM
Kel-lea Barnett Erickson
Thank you for the nice picture of Mary Ramsey Knapp's stone :)
Added by Kel-lea Barnett Erickson on Nov 01, 2014 8:30 PM
THANK YOU for all the Golden's tombstones JLO
Added by JLORCUTT on Apr 03, 2014 3:29 PM
Wes Hart
RE: John Winney
We are pretty sure John Winney died of Malaria in 1837 at his home near White Pigeon. Reports are are, there was not enough healthy people to bury the dead. Johns probate is on file in White Pigeon but it is not readable any longer.
Elizabeth is named first as the Admin but a short time later their oldest son William Winney is named. Our best guess is Elizabeth may have died soon after John and they are most likey buried on their farm a little ways South East of White Pigeon in unmarked graves.
John and Elizabeth are my 3rd Great Grandparents.
Wes Hart
Added by Wes Hart on Mar 20, 2014 3:06 PM
Gary & Linda Albrecht Maret
Earl Jonker
Hi Paula, Wow, Can't believe you did this in the snow. Thank you so much for getting this for us. Wishing you a safe and happy holiday season. Gary Maret
Added by Gary & Linda Albrecht Mar... on Dec 10, 2013 10:57 AM
Brooke Harlowe
George Thurber
Thank you so much for the photo of George Thurber's gravestone. Your good will has helped me further my family research.
Added by Brooke Harlowe on Sep 23, 2013 7:40 PM
Jean Fremion McKibben
RE: Nimocks, Geo., Anna, & Lewie
Thanks so much for the transfers Paula. Keep up the great work!!! Jean
Added by Jean Fremion McKibben on Sep 02, 2013 9:54 AM
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