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Denise Kruta (#47124601)
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Bio Photo Most people on FAG are sane. However, to some of you who latch onto a memorial when you aren't even related is beyond me. Maybe if you actually accomplish something with your family history, you wouldn't be clinging onto someone else's with such tenacity. Shouldn't you have more pride than that?

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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Edith J. Bruner
RE: Thank you
You're very welcome, Denise.
Added by Edith J. Bruner on Oct 16, 2014 9:30 PM
Nancy Yankie Sidarous
Denise, thank you for the information on Henry. I have added and given you credit. My GG Grandfather married into the Bruner family. I will do some more research on him. Best to you, Nancy
Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Oct 11, 2014 7:59 PM
Robert Koktavy
RE: Yes
Thank you
Added by Robert Koktavy on Aug 18, 2014 5:16 PM
Robert Koktavy
Was Joseph F Kruta (b.1889 d.1933) buried in the Czech National Cemetery the husband of Rose Kuchynka (b.1895 d.1947), buried in Sunny Lane Cemetery?

Robert Koktavy
Researching the John Frank Kuchynka (b.1865) family that moved to Oklahoma in 1903.

Added by Robert Koktavy on Aug 18, 2014 9:50 AM
Bob & Nancy Cannon
George T. Fellers/Crown Hill
If he was 37yrs 8months 24 days at DOD that would make his DOB 10-19-1859. Please advise if the age is wrong. Thx
Added by Bob & Nancy Cannon on Jun 06, 2014 6:28 AM
Wylie Blackwell
Joseph Veuleman and Mary Nieves O'Conn are my third great grandparents. Their daughter Mary Josephine married John Alphus Dew. John and Mary Josephine had a daughter, Mary Alice who married William Marshall Cooper. They had ason my grandfather John Wesley Cooper Sr who is buried in De Soto Parish. Hope this finds you in good health.
Added by Wylie Blackwell on May 21, 2014 8:19 AM
Doris Christensen
Thank you for the information - always nice to have a name! Daughter was all the cemetery book had and no stone to say differently.
If you would like a transfer of her memorial I would be more than happy to do so, just let me know.
Added by Doris Christensen on Apr 26, 2014 5:15 PM
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
Rhonda D. Cookenour
James and Delilah Gilliam McCurry
Denise....I meant to put James and Delilah Gilliam McCurry will. Thanks
Added by Rhonda D. Cookenour on Mar 02, 2014 4:48 PM
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