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JoAnne Peake Lotspeich (#46980645)
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Bio Photo Photo at left: Peakville road sign, Clark Co. MO.
Peaksville City limits, town in near distant view, lookng east.

I began my genealogy work about 30 yrs ago, in hopes of finding my fathers heritage. It was a difficult journey but finally put the pieces together. After I had done that I found the Peake gelealogy online which had been done by John T. Suchy. I am so glad I did not see his file during my initial searching, but when I did I found that his simply VERIFIED all that I had found. Up to finding his file online, I had spent the first 15 years piecing the Peake names together, with all the Johns, Wm's and Humphreys, every Peake family named their children these names. It was, who goes to what family? and scratching head.

Now I love to travel to all the places they have lived, makes a great vacation as well as researching.

My family names are Peake, Eisenbach, Kunkel, Stevens,Tarbell,Henning, Moffett,Lotspeich, Holland, Worden Most of my memorials are those of these family names and I will not transfer them.

Many thanks to those that have transfered memorials, and to Ronald Sommers for obtaining so much information on the Kunkels side, as well as Marcella Chapel for securing so many photos of the old Grassyville Cemetery for us. I love it when a plan comes together and this plan through the F.A.G. memorials was to put the families together under one or two mangements. Our heritage deserves no less than loving caretakers. No one person can properly manage a Kjillion memorials of people they don't know, impossible to do and a Great disservice to the families searching & who have proper dates, names & Bio's. Do you really own Dead People?, do you also See them? (that's a joke)

If you must copy and paste the BIO info from a memorial page and into your account on Ancestry or My Heritage Tree or any other genealogy website, (you know the ones that CHARGE a FEE to view.) REMEMBER where you got the info and GIVE credit where Credit is DUE, and acknowledge your source. I don't mind any family member having the info, but to just take it as yours is disrespectiful considering all the big$$$$$ and time, I have spent to obtain it. 30 years......and you get it in minutes and for FREE. Shame/shame. NOTE: plagiarize...
To use and pass off the ideas or writings of another as one's own.

This has happened many times with the Lotspeich name. I love to share what I have, but my info was used,(info they never had before) and not even a thank you mamm, or an invite on the reunion trip to GA., the homeplace of the Lotspeich's I found for them. Sour Grapes, perhaps.

My endeavor here is not to get a Kgillion memorials under my belt and then dissappear and become inactive, personally I am not that important to have such an EGO, my work is to inform my cousins out there searching for their family, I love to share. I think the Kgillion memorial data entry folks drop out and become the F.A.G. police................

PS: I am thrilled when a NEW Cousin contacts me via F.A.G.....have met so many now, some did not realize there are still cousins out here. We're here and I have made many connections to their closer cousins.
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patsy day
JpAnne, I descended from Butler Stonestreet and 2nd wife, Jane Edelen. Mary was his daughter by his first wife, Frances Tolson. I sent my e-mail address, please contact me through it. Thanks, Patsy
Added by patsy day on Mar 25, 2015 7:15 PM
patsy day
JoAnne, I am Patsy Stonestreet Day and I descend from Mary Stonestreet Peake, who was married to Humphrey Peake,Sr. Do you have any research on Humphrey and Mary? It is my understanding that they were close friends of George and Martha Washington and they are mentioned many times in his writings. Please share any info you might have on this family. Regards, Patsy S. Day e-mail:
Added by patsy day on Mar 25, 2015 5:34 PM
Dr Humphrey Peake, Jr
I am most happy to transfer his memorial to your keeping. I would like elaborate more on what happened, but not on this page open to public view.
Added by dMf on Mar 25, 2015 6:41 AM
James T Callender
RE: Humphrey Peake
You are very welcome - it is what I do for my local chapter of Sons of the American Revolution
Added by James T Callender on Mar 24, 2015 4:26 AM
Suzy & Rob
RE: John Humphrey Peake
My 2x great grandfather was also a surgeon in the CSA. I'd certainly get him a military marker . . . if I knew where he was buried. Sigh. Glad you were able to solve the mystery!
Added by Suzy & Rob on Feb 27, 2015 3:58 PM
Suzy & Rob
RE: Dr.John Humphre Peake
Good luck to your cousin! Hopefully, it is something that can be cleaned off. Do let me know if you are able to, I would like to see the result.
Added by Suzy & Rob on Feb 22, 2015 5:16 PM
Suzy & Rob
RE: Dr.John Humphre Peake
That was the reason I went ahead and added the photo even though the memorial already had one. The picture was taken the first week of August last year, 2014, when we passed through El Paso driving from the Houston area to Phoenix, where we live.
Added by Suzy & Rob on Feb 22, 2015 3:38 PM
RE: Billings name
I don't have a DeWitt Billings in my records. Seems logical, there's got to be a link there somewhere. It seems like several Billings settled in the area.

William Samuel Billings family was in MO between 1870 and 1895. Did you try the census records? I do have Anson Joel Billings and Orlando Billings with showing deaths in Wyaconda, Clark County, MO, but they are based on trees so they would need to be verified. They were siblings to William.
Added by timekeepr on Feb 22, 2015 7:05 AM
Audrey Austin
Molly Elizabeth franks stevens
Hi, I'm Gracie stevens jones granddaughter please contact me about molly. Mother ,zora, is burried in New Orleans . With her dad. I have other pic and info about family I have a pic of molly and Joseph when mother was a child. Pic of the old home of molly and Joseph before it burned and Gracie build another home. Please contact me ASAP thank you . Audrey
Added by Audrey Austin on Feb 18, 2015 12:58 AM
Alma Darling
Mrs. Elvira Scott
Thank you so very much for leaving the information about Mrs. Elvira Scott's diary! What a remarkable work, filled with information about the life in Saline County, Missouri!
Added by Alma Darling on Feb 17, 2015 8:40 AM
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