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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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Where did you find the pictures for TFB and Elizabeth Lane Peake Buck?
Added by AndyR on Oct 11, 2014 5:56 PM
Anne LB
RE: Villmar, Germany
There were some Eisenbachs from Villmar that settled in Milwaukee that I was going to look at anyway. Probably related to yours. I'm looking at the different groups from Villmar in an attempt to find where my great, great grandfather was between 1835 when he was born and 1868 when he stood up for his older brother's wedding in Chicago. He was a Rossbach but I noticed they tended to settle in groups together. I'm hoping by locating those groups, I'll stumble across him and be able to find when he immigrated. I have a feeling he's in one of these places somewhere but that his name has been misspelled. I'm still waiting for the baptismal records from 1818 to 1861 to arrive so I wasn't able to check the 1820s.
Added by Anne LB on Oct 05, 2014 9:56 AM
RE: Dr. Humphrey Peake
You know, there are Pettus roots on the Buck side of the family, too. Gray Carroll Buck, Sr. married Gladys Morris Pettus in Birmingham, AL in 1920. I wonder if there are any ties there?
Added by AndyR on Oct 03, 2014 5:45 PM
Anne LB
RE: Villmar, Germany
Oh no problem. I'll be heading to the library the tapes are at tomorrow and will take a peak. If it's easier, you can email me at
Added by Anne LB on Oct 03, 2014 4:32 PM
Anne LB
RE: Villmar, Germany
Interesting that it would come up as being Jewish. The ones from Villmar were Catholic. My Latin is improving all the time. There were lots of Eisenbachs in the Catholic Church records there. It looks similar to Rossbach, which was my maiden name, so I keep noticing it. They did keep very good records there. And many of the families were very interconnected so we are probably all related somehow. All the Brahms are and I have several Brahms on my tree. Any dates and names you have for them would be helpful.
Added by Anne LB on Oct 03, 2014 3:04 PM
RE: Dr. Humphrey Peake
Well that just stinks... I went to both of their pages, only to find absolutely no mention of the scandal. She was just a guilty as he was.

Question...why the stone?
Added by AndyR on Oct 03, 2014 2:55 PM
Anne LB
Villmar, Germany
I've been tracking immigrants from Villmar (some of my ancestors were from there) and happened upon your group while looking at Brahms and Casparis in Texas. Did you ever get a chance to find their records over there? I currently have the microfilms and would be happy to look any of them up for you. And I'd be interested in any other Villmar residents you may have run across, especially Rossbachs, Brahms, Casparis, Trosts, Muellers and Hoehlers. I'm still trying to figure out where they all went besides Milwaukee, Chicago and Detroit.
Added by Anne LB on Oct 03, 2014 2:20 PM
RE: Dr. Humphrey Peake
OK, you've got me curious... who was that woman? I read the account of the incident and then went back and looked at the family. He had 7 kids at the time of his death. Had he left his wife or what? Tell me!!
Added by AndyR on Oct 03, 2014 12:32 PM
RE: Dr. Humphrey Peake
Yes, I have this as one of my "favorite" pages. Gordon is a cousin on my mom's side of the family. His father did a large chart of the family back in the 60's. That is where a bunch of my info on the Buck family came from. I also have the books (diaries) of Lucy Rebecca Buck and Cornelia Peake McDonald that give good information. The Bucks' were intertwined with the Richardson, Mauzy, Helm, Blakemore, Calmes families extensively. They also liked to marry cousins!!

I use the web extensively as I am not able to travel. I have found an enormous amount of info on various branches of the family. I've run across different sites that have minimal info and others that are so full, it takes me days and days to get through it all!

Thanks for the info! Anything else you might have, send it along! You can use my email address: andyross53@gmail. If I find anything on your side, I'll send it back to you!! Have a great day!

Added by AndyR on Oct 03, 2014 9:29 AM
RE: Dr. Humphrey Peake
Ok, I have a question... why do you call her "Cornelius"? Wasn't her name Cornelia?
Added by AndyR on Oct 02, 2014 2:52 PM
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