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Bill & Martha Menzel (#47021817)
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L was bitten by the genealogy bug when my "only child" father passed away in 1987 and I discovered he had 7 half-siblings.
I currently live in Newberg, WI and I have found taking cemetery photos is a good way to spend time with my husband and get exercise.
We can take photos in Washington and Ozaukee County, WI
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Keith Meadows
Eliza Jane Meadows Pennington

Hello again!! I've got a question on one of my family now if you don't mind.... Do you happen have directions to the McBride Cemetery that she is buried in by chance?? This one is my GGrandfathers' sister. We'll keep this up till you know more about my family than you know about yours :-)

Hope you're having a great holiday weekend!!!

Best regards,
Keith Meadows
Added by Keith Meadows on Aug 30, 2014 5:28 PM
Keith Meadows
RE: Margaret Ann Whittaker Pennington

My email address is

Thanks again for all of your help. I'll call my cousin in the morning and get you all that I can about it. I know his parents died on the ship and he was born on the ship.

I'll get it to you as soon as I can. I arrived home late tonight and I really don't want to call him this late....

Best regards,
Keith Meadows
Added by Keith Meadows on Aug 27, 2014 7:59 PM
Keith Meadows
RE: Margaret Ann Whittaker Pennington

I just put the link request in. I just wanted to go over all of that with you. It appeared since you already had some of the links for her done that you had knowledge of her - you might say I took a shot that she was related to you...

I'll gladly take whatever information you have on the Whittaker side and pass it on to my cousin, if you don't mind. He's the one that is in the Whittaker line. I'm just helping him get everything in here and linked.

I'm hoping he can make a trip to Wythe/Pulaski county and find that Joseph and we can get his hierarchy all tied up.

Thanks for all of your help!!

Best regards,
Keith Meadows
Added by Keith Meadows on Aug 27, 2014 8:16 AM
Keith Meadows
RE: Margaret Ann Whittaker Pennington

Hello! Yes Ruth Wilburn is the mother. William A was married 4 times. Ruth was first married to William A till she died(1872). Mary J Hearn was next till she died (1879). William A. showed widowed in 1880 census. Eliza was third till she died (1882). Finally Margaret Ann Crotty (1928). William A fathered his final child Joseph V at the spry young age of 78 - a total of 4 of them in his 70s.

I sent through a bundle of links for these working with my cousin William Marvin Whittaker Jr (grandson of Ballard). We didn't figure out later generations yet. We'll have to go down each of the family trees to find those.

Aaron is William Aaron's father. This leaves us with the only male generation missing from this family being Joseph which may never be found - anticipate Wythe/Pulaski County Va. His parents died on the ship coming across from Indonesia.

Thanks for all of your help in putting these in!!!

Have a great night!

Best regards,
Keith Meadows
Added by Keith Meadows on Aug 26, 2014 8:38 PM
Keith Meadows
Margaret Ann Whittaker Pennington
Bill & Martha,

Isn't Margaret Ann Whittaker Pennington's mother Rutha Whittaker??

Best regards,
Keith Meadows
Added by Keith Meadows on Aug 25, 2014 9:24 PM
Janet Marie
RE: Paulina Klingbeil Mentzel
No, I'm not related to the Mentzels. I'm just a photo volunteer who has been working on photographing and documenting all the stones in Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, in Marquette County. Sorry!
Added by Janet Marie on Jul 11, 2014 4:03 AM
Vernon Gibbons
I am beginning to see a lot of memorials posted without dates. If you don't have dates you dont have a memorial you have a place holder so you can add dates later. I call those people vultures circling around waiting for someone to die. There are guidelines perhaps you need to review them.
Added by Vernon Gibbons on May 17, 2014 7:58 AM
David Roberts
Jason Ford
ah - the lack of a comma !
I was asking about his wife's parents - but I can see my comment doesn't read that way.
You gave me the wife's maiden name - that connects her to the Clarke family here in Hollywood.
Thanks for your reply - guess I need to check my punctuation !
Added by David Roberts on May 13, 2014 5:57 AM
David Roberts
Jason Ford - St. John's, Hollywood, Md.
I added the information you sent & made the links. Do you have any information about his wife ? parents, etc. ?
Added by David Roberts on May 12, 2014 3:19 PM
don sanford
Celie Lynch Hopper Ford
Thank you, Celie has been linked to her 2nd. husband
Added by don sanford on May 11, 2014 8:34 AM
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