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T Linn (#47003249)
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Bio Photo I am a 13th generation American - just plain American - no hyphenated nationality in front of "American"!! I did a DNA test in late 2014 and the results indicated I am 100% European with origins from England, Scotland and Ireland along with some Western and Central European [i.e. Germany] and a touch of Scandinavian.

I caught the genealogy "bug" over 14 years ago, but one of my sisters has been doing our family genealogy for over 35 years. It is addictive! and thrilling when we find information.

My sister and I research our family lines, including on our father's side from the southern states: Linn, Galloway, Laster/Lassiter/Lasiter, James, Hysaw, Caldwell, Jeansonne/Johnson, Ritter, Edelmeier, Steen, Stelly, O'Rear, and Newman. Our direct Linn line has been in America since c1772, but other lines that married into the Linn's were in America as early as 1635. Most of these families came from Ireland and Scotland although research is showing that the Edelmeier, Ritter, Steen and Stelly lines came from Germany settling in Louisiana as early as 1718 and by the mid 1700's (Ritter's).

On our mother's side from the northern and east coast states, we research the family lines of Beebe, Sides, Lincoln, Borden, Hickox, Upson, Starr, Plumb, Warner, Sensabaugh, Clapp, Haskins, Williams, Brigden, Train, McComb and more. Our mom's direct Beebe line has been in America since 1649, but her Starr line came in 1634. With the exception of the Sensabaugh line, the rest of these families were in America in the mid 1600's. The majority of these lines are English with the exception of Sensabaugh which came from Germany and were in America by 1800 on the east coast.

If you find a relative that I have entered or even a friend, I am more than willing to transfer management of the page to you (other than my own ancestors and relatives). Just send me an email asking for the transfer and please let me know your relationship to the person, their FAG memorial # AND your member ID # (PREFER that you use the 'Edit' button to contact me).

I think it is important to share genealogy information and am thankful to all those who have shared information with me which is why I am willing to share info with others. I try very hard to put a good description on my memorials so you can get to know the person rather than just a name.

You are also very welcome to use any pictures I post on findagrave for your personal genealogy or to post on Ancestry.com, but please indicate where you found the picture and give credit to whoever took the picture.
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Angie Hertzberg Martin
Steen and Stelly burials
Awesome! Now you can search the burials in the church and if they're not listed you can add them. If you do, be sure and note that the burials were confirmed with the church office. If they are there and they're mine just send me a note and I'll transfer if you like. If you don't want transfers just send me whatever text you want to add to help verify they're there. For the one that's not there, just change the burial location to unknown for now, until you find it. If you don't want any of the memorials you listed I'll be glad to add them if needed.

Awesome sleuthing!

Angie
Added by Angie Hertzberg Martin on Sep 16, 2016 3:13 PM
Angie Hertzberg Martin
RE: Elias Steen Burial
You nailed it! You still need to call the churches to see if they have any records on him though. And I'll have to read the Find A Grave guidelines about what we are supposed to do with memorials we aren't sure of. Most people use the burial location unknown feature rather than just adding the memorial to where they think they're buried.
Angie
Added by Angie Hertzberg Martin on Sep 13, 2016 5:22 AM
Angie Hertzberg Martin
RE: E Steen
I don't mind all the info!

I have photographed both the Cedar Hill Cemetery in Washington as well as the St. Charles Borrermo Cemetery in Grand Coteau, so I'm familiar with both. You're correct in dating Grand Coteau.

There is another possibility to what you're saying though. Before STL Church was started in Opelousas, the town of Washington was pretty much the seat of the Parish. There was a church in a place they called "The Landing" in Washington. I'm not sure where that place was, it's not marked today.

But I'd guess that that church didn't have a cemetery. There are two cemeteries in the town of Washington. The largest is Cedar Hill. I've photographed that one as well and I know there are several Stelly's in there. You may check that one.

The other cemetery is called the Yellow Fever cemetery and it's an old one too, I think it even pre-dates Cedar Hill but it's very small and not many graves even have markers. It is, for sure, at least as old as Cedar Hill.

In the case of both cemeteries, the town of Washington cares for the records and honestly, the folks in the office couldn't care less and are hesitant to even get up to look for a document for you. I'd just LOVE to take the paperwork on the cemetery away from those young town employees that don't understand the significance of what they're handling.

There is a VERY old map on the wall in city hall. It's under glass and very difficult to read and they won't let you take it out or even open the glass but it has possibilities. It's also very high on the wall so it's very hard to read.

I would think that a "Parish Cemetery" that was discussed before STL Church or GC, that they'd be talking about either Cedar Hill or Yellow Fever.

If you have an account at Ancestry you may look them up there. Never know what you'll find. Also you can look for info here for anything after 1911:
http://www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources/ResearchHistoricalRecords/LocateHistoricalRecords/Pages/LouisianaDeathRecords.aspx

I would ask that you consider putting Elias' memorial in an unknown burial location until you figure out where he is, since he's not in the GC Church funeral book. For some unknown reason, people have been adding memorials to St Charles Borrermo Cemetery without any sort of proof. They're going on "best guess" and I'm trying to thin those down. There are over 1500 memorials without pictures and I just shot every legible headstone in the cemetery! Thanks in advance for helping maintain this cem :)

Good luck on the hunt!
Angie
Added by Angie Hertzberg Martin on Sep 12, 2016 2:46 PM
Angie Hertzberg Martin
E Steen
Good morning!

The Grand Coteau cemetery is about 25-30 years younger than the St Landry Parish church. When they referred to The Parish Cemetery I'm assuming they mean the St Landry Church.

I did find Elias in the funeral book in the "S's" but all that really means is that they had his funeral there. If Elias was buried there he would have been one of the first ones there. Even the original Jesuit priests weren't buried there until the later 1800's. It's possible that he's there but not the most likely.

You can contact the church and ask. Darryl is the office manager and can help you. The church office phone number is 337-662-5279. You can tell him that Elias is listed in the funeral book. The reference in the Fr. Hebert books probably refers to this listing.

I'd guess he's probably at St Landry Parish Church, though, because of the age of the memorial. Their office number is 337-942-6552.

Hopefully this helps! I am going to (eventually) speak with Darryl and see if there is a complete listing of actual burials, not just funerals. I do know that they have scattered information. Over the years it's gone from entering info into an old book, then to cards, etc. Sometimes they have to look in more than one place to verify information.

Hopefully this helps!

Angie
Added by Angie Hertzberg Martin on Sep 12, 2016 7:51 AM
Angie Hertzberg Martin
RE: Elias Steen Headstone
I have copies of the Grand Coteau funeral book. I can look tomorrow and I'll let you know.
Added by Angie Hertzberg Martin on Sep 11, 2016 8:24 PM
Angie Hertzberg Martin
RE: Elias Steen Headstone
More than likely the parish cemetery would have been at the Saint Lanry Church cemetery. I did find a Steen there, mem #93740889. Hope this helps!
Added by Angie Hertzberg Martin on Sep 11, 2016 8:21 PM
Angie Hertzberg Martin
RE: Elias Steen Headstone
So sorry I couldn't find him! There are very few graves of that age there and almost none that are still legible. There is a section of the Cem that is all children. I shot the whole section but very few can be read. Wish I could have helped you!
Added by Angie Hertzberg Martin on Sep 11, 2016 7:38 PM
Roxanne Wehnes
Sarah Simmons
Thank you for the beautiful memorial for Sarah. I have only been a member of Find A Grave for a few months and haven't created but a few memorials. I attempted to create one today and have forgotten how to do so. I will have to study up on the process, there are so many that I want to include.
I sent a private message to you with a little information on myself.
I am looking forward to getting to know you.
Roxanne McComb Wehnes
Added by Roxanne Wehnes on Sep 08, 2016 6:15 PM
paulswife
RE: Stephen Begel
Yes you can use the photos giving me credit, no problem.
Added by paulswife on Sep 08, 2016 10:57 AM
Roxanne Wehnes
Nathan McComb Sr.
Thank you Toni,
My lineage is as follows, Nathan Sr to Abraham to Alfred,to Uriah, to Orville to my father Lennie. I am away from my research at the moment, will get back with you later today. I appreciate your offer to share. I have just started researching the McComb​​ side of my family and I would very interested in hearing from you. Family stories tell that we are of Irish descent, but as of now I have not found any evidence to support that.

Roxanne McComb​​ Wehnes
Added by Roxanne Wehnes on Sep 08, 2016 8:05 AM
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