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dek_tx (#47124601)
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Please note that my memorials are my relatives, with the exception of one or two. If you are a closer relative to anyone I have on here, such as great granddaughter, etc, I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you as long as it isn't my direct ancestor.


I don't mean to sound hateful, but I have traveled extensively in the U.S. and Europe to research my lines. I've also DNA tested my family and some cousins in the pursuit of finding remote connections.

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 and Siberts from Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri, and Yoakums and Keeneys from West VA. Dwight Yoakam is a 7th cousin

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. We share a common Manlove ancestor with the branch who married into the du Pont (chemical company) line, 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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Edith J. Bruner
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Genealogy Forever
Ancestors from Bohemia
Hello there:
I have noticed your marvelous endeavors concerning your research concerning the Bruner, Tarrant, etc., and then noticed ob Find A Grave you mentioning having ancestors from Bohemia. So I was wondering if you could give me give me counseling or any information as to how to go about research for Bohemia. As my maternal grandparents came from Bohemia and I have come to a blank after locating their passenger list as they arrived in United States in 1904 in New York, then went to Lebanon, PA., then to Chicago, where my mother was born in 1910 (Josephine Kulisek, dau. of Joseph & Kristina); from there to relocated to Spring Lake, Itasca, Minnesota.
Well any advice or help you may provide would be greatly appreciated.
With forever love and eternal gratitude,
Added by Genealogy Forever on Oct 06, 2015 2:11 PM
Mary Webster
Mary Robinson
Thank you for the correction for Mary Yoakum Robinson.
Added by Mary Webster on Oct 05, 2015 4:27 AM
C Provence
RE: Margaret Cline Bruner
e mail me directly at and I will be happy to tell you where her grave is and how to find it. It is on private property.
Added by C Provence on Aug 17, 2015 9:09 AM
C Provence
RE: Margaret Cline Bruner
Reference the message you sent me on find a grave about Margaret Cline Bruner burial location please contact me at and I will be happy to share the location of the grave that is on private property in Tennessee
Added by C Provence on Jul 30, 2015 6:34 PM
Robert Mounsey
Vance Reginald Yeager

This is your Yeager cousin down here in Alabama formerly of the Great State of TEXAS. I come from the Vance Yeager line, younger brother to your ancestor, and I noticed he is not connected with his family on here. His Find A Grave# is 90798057. If you would link him to his father and mother I would appreciate it. Have a wonderful Day.

Robert C. Mounsey
Added by Robert Mounsey on Jun 02, 2015 11:59 PM
Marcy Smith
Margaret Watkins Clay
Thank you for the correct information on Margaret Watkins. I have amended my entry.
Added by Marcy Smith on Apr 15, 2015 7:33 AM
T.D. Lamar
Sarah Singleton Fowler
Sarah Fowler is my GG-Grandmother and I know nothing about her family. Are you related and if so do you have any info to help me on her parents names, siblings, ect.

Thanks in advance...

Terry Lamar
Added by T.D. Lamar on Jan 24, 2015 9:35 PM
Dee78639n Braly
RE: Never mind about previous message
Thanks - I wondered about the same year of birth.
Good Luck tracking down the siblings,etc.
Added by Dee78639n Braly on Jan 16, 2015 8:29 PM
Sarah Mitchell
Mary D Pippin
I came upon this name as I did my biological ancestry research. This appears to be a sister to my biological mother. What is your connection? I am searching for information as I was adopted as an infant.
Added by Sarah Mitchell on Jan 14, 2015 2:58 PM
Catherine Aguilar
RE: O'Banion
Thanks for the info! Actually Helen's maiden name was Collins but my great grandfather Archie is the O'banion! So awesome to find distant relatives through websites like find a grave.
Added by Catherine Aguilar on Jan 12, 2015 11:02 AM
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