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Larry Van Dyke (#47024479)
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I am a descendant of Freeman Van Dyke from Dandridge, TN and his son Richard Wilson Van Dyke, Sr. from Jackson County, Missouri on my father's side. Some of Richard's children lived in the Meadville, and Buckner,MO areas and Richard Jr. went to Iowa. On my mother's side I am descended from Nathaniel Duncan who migrated from Kentucky to Boone County Missouri in 1827. I am descended from his son Thomas Garland Duncan who moved to the Meadville, MO area around 1850. I grew up in Marceline, MO.

I have been researching Linn County, Missouri history and the families who settled there in the 1800's.

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Nancy Fruin
RE: Fruin family
Hello. John Jacob Fruin (my grandfather) is buried in Calvary Cemetery in St. Louis, alongside his parents, Jeremiah Stephen and Katharene Fruin, and his sister and her husband, Katherene Fruin Colnon and Redmond Steven Colnon. He left his family in Meadville, MO, about 1910, and died in a nursing home in St. Louis. John and Catherine Hawthorn(e)Fruin had three children: Jeremiah Stephen Fruin, who is buried in Ogden, Utah; Marion Francis (a daughter, even though the spelling of her name is normally a male name); Alfred Hawthorne Fruin (my father), who is buried in Meadville Cemetery alongside his wife, Arline Bain Fruin, his mother, Catherine Hawthorn Fruin, and Marion Francis, his sister who died before she was two, before Alfred was born.

There is a George Fruin also buried in the Meadville Cemetery, but I haven't been able to verify his identity -- the only George Fruin I've found in my research belongs to a different branch of the family.

Jeremiah's brother, Richard, and his family all lived in Meadville for a while, but are not buried in Meadville. Richard is in the cemetery in Brookfield, MO.

Jeremiah's parents are buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY. My brother, John Clarence (Jack) Fruin is buried in Mesa, AZ.
Added by Nancy Fruin on Jul 18, 2015 8:41 AM
Catherine Gray Lord
Hi Larry,

Thanks so much for the information on Catherine Gray Lord. I always appreciate your help!
Added by Tressia on Jul 11, 2015 10:07 AM
Elizabeth Grove
Hi Larry, I made the change you suggested, thank you, I can't believe I didn't see my error before. Do you have any info on Elizabeth? Her son, Franklin and daughter, Marietta are also buried with her. We have never been able to find out where her husband Charles Grove is buried. Also, Elizabeth Anna Patterson is buried there but we have never been able to figure out who she is. Two of Elizabeth's daughters are buried in Linn and Carrol or Livingston Counties (I can't remember off the top of my head). I believe they may have lived in Boone County (Rocheport) on their way to Meadville from Seneca Co., OH. Her grandson, William Grove (son of her son George Grove, whose wife was also Elizabeth Grove :) was born in Rocheport, MO. and George's wife stated that they lived there 2 years and moved on to MI. I visited Elizabeth's grave in Meadville about 20 years ago and hope to see it again some day. Thanks, Dalene
Added by Dalene on Jun 30, 2015 5:44 PM
Mike Kokoruda
There you go Larry. I added the information as you suggested and linked Carrie to Otto. But I grabbed the wrong memorial. I transferred both to your care. Just glad to know I'm not the only one that makes mistakes on this site. We are
only human.
Added by Mike Kokoruda on Jun 24, 2015 6:11 PM
Willialm Fruin 76912210
Thank you for calling my error to my attention. I have corrected the mother.
Added by DKOWN on Jun 21, 2015 6:07 PM
Stanley Weidenhammer
Josiah & Nancy Young
Thank you for taking the time to take the pictures for me, I appreciate it.
Added by Stanley Weidenhammer on Jun 15, 2015 9:34 AM
Vicky Rafn

Thank you for all the photos you took! It is wonderful to have those memorials more complete with the addition of the tombstone. I always hope to get photos of the people also, so we just search on. You did a very nice job on the pictures. I wasn't able to read the lower inscription on Jane Burton's tombstone. Do you know what it says? You can e-mail me the answer it that is easier.
Thanks again, cous'!
Added by Vicky Rafn on Jun 14, 2015 4:28 PM
Edgar Baskett
Sallee photo
Thank you for the excellent photo.

Added by Edgar Baskett on Jun 14, 2015 2:13 PM
T.Pat Wolfe
Gary & Barbra Dewey's
Thanks for taking & posting the Pic of their Headstone
Added by T.Pat Wolfe on Jun 14, 2015 12:47 PM
Karen Bryant
Thank you sooo much for the recent pics of Harlie, Gladys, and Warrens stones!!. May I copy them for my ancestry tree?
Thank you and I greatly appreciate your time and help!
Added by Karen Bryant on Jun 14, 2015 10:37 AM
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