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Carolyn Schwab (#46985190)
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I became fascinated with Vermillion County many years ago. My people settled there in 1839. They travel in groups and came from Caledonia County, VT. I have visited the area 3 times. I started borrowing the microfilm with the old newspaper Hoosier State to find information on my various families. It started in 1868. I then decided to abstract information on all the families to help others with their research. I have completed books through 1895 and plan on continuing through 1900. I am trying to add as many obits to entries on Find a Grave as I can. I have various lists for many of the cemeteries in the area. My people settled in Helt Township which includes many cemeteries that I don't have complete lists for. I also abstracted the Wills through 1927. I will check for you if you send me the name. I wish I lived closer, but I live just north of San Francisco.

I just copied a film on early New Jersey Cemetery readings. I am in the process of updating and adding to Find a Grave.

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Mary Hill
John Fries and another John Fries
On the 1880 census, John Fries, is listed twice - John Fries alone b. 1850 and another John Fries down two houses b. 1853, married to Rosa Graham. I believe you have Rosa Graham Fries linked to the wrong John Fries.

as far as I can tell. On the 1860 census the John Fries in the household of Daniel and Sarah Fries was 6 years old, so he is the one married to Rosa Graham in the 1880 census. Your Note: Married John Fries December 23, 1875 Salem County, NJ is correct but it is not the first John Fries of the 1880 census b. 1850. The marriage in 1875 to Rosa Graham spells his name John Freas. I just found this record:

New Jersey Deaths and Burials
Name Fries
Gender Female
Death Date 02 Nov 1893
Death Place Allway, Salem, New Jersey
Age 0
Birth Date 02 Nov 1893
Birthplace Allway, Salem, New Jersey
Father's Name John F. Fries
Father's Birthplace U.S.
Mother's Name Rosalee
Mother's Birthplace U.S.

"New Jersey Deaths and Burials, 1720-1988," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 8 February 2016), Fries, 02 Nov 1893; citing Allway, Salem, New Jersey, reference v 1891-1897 p 341; FHL microfilm 589,079.

Here he is going by John F. Fries and Rosalee is Rosa Graham and she died in childbirth with this child. Sigh. I don't know who the John Fries of Aug. 18, 1850 is but I am pretty sure Rosa Graham was married to John F. Fries b. 1854. He is on the 1910 census in Alloway as a widower, alone. Maybe you could just change the birth date for John F. Fries to 1854 and it would be good. Thank you!
Added by Mary Hill on Feb 08, 2016 10:52 AM
Patricia Herrin Mitschelen
Tabitha "Bell" Billings
Carolyn - Thanks for the transfer, but I'm not convinced that she is buried in the Bono Cemetery. Tabitha remarried after her husband died to James Edward Preston. To the best of my knowledge, Tabitha died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, but I am unable to have any concrete evidence that she is buried there or died there. James Preston is buried in Missouri, with his first wife, Nellie. She died in Indiana the same year as Tabitha's first husband Clyde...Another mystery to solve!...I do remember the Aunts talking about Tabitha, but if I recall, it was more of a gossip situation!.....Thanks, Pat
Added by Patricia Herrin Mitschel... on Feb 02, 2016 5:56 PM
Patricia Herrin Mitschelen
Bell Transfers
Thank you, Carolyn.
Added by Patricia Herrin Mitschel... on Jan 29, 2016 10:00 PM
Joseph R. Klett
Peter Beckett
Please accept my belated, but very sincere, thanks for the transfer. All the best to you, Carolyn. -Joe K.
Added by Joseph R. Klett on Jan 17, 2016 4:48 PM
Hattie Wilcox
I added obit to her and her husbands memorial, it shows Lew as her husband and Whitney as her maiden name Memorial# 40275483
Added by Coleman on Jan 15, 2016 11:08 PM
Kenneth Primeaux
RE: Andy Bonebrake
Thanks Carolyn.
Added by Kenneth Primeaux on Nov 21, 2015 10:48 PM
Cindy Shepherd Sipple
RE: Memorial for Enoch Sheppard #97130363
Sorry that I forgot to put that in, it's #48803460.
Added by Cindy Shepherd Sipple on Nov 19, 2015 9:03 AM
Cindy Shepherd Sipple
Memorial for Enoch Sheppard #97130363
It would mean so much to me if you would transfer the memorial for Enoch Sheppard and any information on him that you may possibly have to me. He is my paternal 6th Great Grandfather. Thanks so much. Cindy Shepherd Sipple
Added by Cindy Shepherd Sipple on Nov 18, 2015 10:10 AM
susan Ingram
Thanks for the transfer
Added by classic on Nov 05, 2015 4:22 PM
Glenda Barry
Cynthia Moore
Hi Carolyn,

Thank you for the info, I have added it. Let me know if you want her transferred over to you.

Take care and have a good evening.

Added by Glenda Barry on Oct 25, 2015 3:35 PM
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