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Denise Kruta (#47124601)
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Bio Photo Please note that my memorials are my relatives, with the exception of one or two. If I have a photo of your relative's grave, please feel free to take the photo. I will ONLY grant you permission to use my photo if you let me transfer it to you.

MY NARRATIVES AND PHOTOS ARE COPYRIGHT PROTECTED AND ARE NOT TO BE USED ON OTHER SITES, INCLUDING ANCESTRY.COM.


I've been interested in my genealogy since I was a child. My father was the family historian, and I have taken over where he left off. Only this time DNA is part of my research.

Although my father's grandparents came over from Bohemia in 1881, his mother's maternal line, and all my mother's lines were here in colonial times. So, one part of me is in only a 3rd generation American, and the other part is an 11th generation.


My grandfather Frank Kruta was adopted by his stepfather James Kruta. His biological father remains unknown until a Y-DNA match is found.

My father's lines are the Braums, and Zemans who originated in Bohemia and immigrated through Ellis Island around 1876. They went to Chicago, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

His maternal lines are the Yagers and Velmans (Veulemans) from Missouri via Germany and East Flanders, the Barlows from the Germanna Colony in Virginia, and the Singletons from Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri, and Yoakums and Keeneys from West VA.

My mother's maternal lines are the Greenes, Bruners, Tarrants, McCurrys, Russells, G'Fellers, Hubers/Hoovers (Amish/Mennonite), Mercers, Taylors, Browns, Painters from Greene County, TN. There's a 250 year history back there since that's where my grandmother was born. Also, the Watkins from Sullivan County, TN, the Tarrants and Manloves from Dover, Delaware, and the Allisons from Maryland.

Her paternal lines are the Burns from Scotland to Pennsylvania, the Smiths from Tennessee, and the Cloyds and O'Banions from Kentucky.




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Carolyn
RE: Don't know
Thank you, Denise.
Added by Carolyn on Apr 08, 2014 5:26 PM
Elizabeth Wood Hansen
RE: Yager
Hi Denise,
According to Dollie's death certificate she died from an infection following a miscarriage. The story is so very very sad. I received the information from a Wood cousin and also obtained a copy of the death certificate. She was engaged to John Weldon Wood by grandfather's brother. Devastated, John moved from St. Joseph, MO to Chicago. John eventually met a young woman and married. They had two sons, John Jr. and Gene, and that wife died in childbirth when the 2 sons were quite young. That baby was stillborn. Devastated again, John sent his sons to live with his parents in St. Joe for that summer. If you would like a copy of Dollie's death certificate, you can find it on Buchanan County marriage/death certificates, or I can find it and email a copy to you. Thank you for all the info! Take care. Liz
Added by Elizabeth Wood Hansen on Mar 29, 2014 8:31 AM
Carolyn
Cloyds of Cumberland County
Hello, Denise,

I am a direct descendant of Ninian Cloyd through his son Thomas. I have read references to Ninian being buried on the site of his son Thomas' homestead in Cumberland County.

I am trying to figure out where that homestead would have been. I would have thought the Cloyd Cemetery listed here on Find a Grave might have been the site of the old homestead, but I don't believe Ninian is buried there.

Would you know anything about all about the Cloyds of Cloyd's Landing, the Thomas Cloyd homestead or where Ninian Cloyd might be buried? Or who I might ask?

Thank you - Carolyn Cloyd
Added by Carolyn on Mar 17, 2014 2:59 PM
Rhonda Cookenour Turner
James and Delilah Gilliam McCurry
Denise....I meant to put James and Delilah Gilliam McCurry will. Thanks
Added by Rhonda Cookenour Turner on Mar 02, 2014 4:48 PM
Rhonda Cookenour Turner
RE: My mistake
Denise, Thanks for your information. Do you have a copy of the will that you can email me. That will be very helpful. Also, I would like to be part of your ancestry McCurry family file. Thanks a million.....my email is rdtmusicworld101@aol.com
Added by Rhonda Cookenour Turner on Mar 02, 2014 4:46 PM
Kareline G. Moore
RE: Hi
My line starts with my paternal 2nd great-grandmother, Perlina Cloyd, born April 8, 1830 in Cloyd's Landing, died July 30, 1905 in Whitesboro, Grayson, TX. Her father was John William Cloyd, and I THINK her mother was Mary O'Banion... but I haven't yet been able to find down any solid evidence with which to confirm it. Her husband was William Riley Stalcup (7 July 1823) born in McMinn County, TN.
Added by Kareline G. Moore on Jan 31, 2014 6:51 AM
Kareline G. Moore
John William Cloyd
I saw you had said John William Cloyd was your 3rd great-grandfather. He is also my 3rd great-grandfather! I believe that means we are fourth cousins!
Added by Kareline G. Moore on Jan 30, 2014 12:31 AM
Old Waco
Jacob L. Bruner, Greenwood Cemetery, Waco, TX
Greetings:
I asked to have him linked to his father today.
Thought you might like to know this.
TB Willis
Added by Old Waco on Oct 16, 2013 10:29 PM
cindy hall
Barlows and Bruners
Hi. I would like to correspond with you about the Barlow family and the Bruner family. my contact email is cindyhal@illinois.edu Thank you.
Added by cindy hall on Jul 25, 2013 9:24 PM
Caryn Hood
RE: Ruben Green
My mother's mother was also Lena Green, born in Ray Co., MO.

Ruben Green is my great-great grandfather.

Caryn

Added by Caryn Hood on Jun 17, 2013 10:20 AM
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