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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 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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James Gandolph
I sent you a reply via Ancestry.Thanks again for helping me with this line.
Added by James Gandolph on Oct 24, 2014 7:18 PM
James Gandolph
RE: McCurrys
That's cool that you are part of a DNA research team. I wish I could be as talented. I hope maybe you can teach me a few things. I really want to learn, if possible I was wondering if maybe you could give me a chance.
Added by James Gandolph on Oct 24, 2014 6:49 PM
Kirk Walker
RE: Snodgrass
Yes. I have had my DNA tested and it is up on my ancestry name is kdlwalk. Here is my lineage for Joseph Snodgrass which I have documented for SAR.
1. Joseph Snodgrass
2. Joseph Snodgrass Jr.
3. William Snodgrass married Esther Walker
4. Mary Alvira Snodgrass married Jacob Walker (not related to Ester Walker)
5. William Snodgrass Walker (named after his maternal grandfather)
6. George Henry Walker
7. George Seldon Walker
8. Delmar Walker
9. Kirk Walker (me)
I have 2 different Walker lines in my ancestry who are not related. One is from Germany, the other is English. Both settled in Boutetort county, VA and both married into the Snodgrass family. Above, Esther Walker is daughter of William Walker who was English. Jacob Walker who married Mary Alvira Snodgrass is of my German Walker line.

Kirk Walker
Added by Kirk Walker on Oct 22, 2014 10:34 PM
Kirk Walker
Joseph Snodgrass
I found you here as the caretaker for Joseph Snodgrass and that he is your 6th Great Grandfather.
Joseph Snodgrass is also my 6th Great Grandfather through his son Joseph Snodgrass Jr. Joseph Snodgrass Jr was in the Revolutionary War. I am a member of Sons of the American Revolution with one of my ancestors being Joseph Snodgrass Jr. I would be interested in comparing our lines and see how we are related. If interested you can contact me at .
Kirk Walker
Added by Kirk Walker on Oct 22, 2014 3:53 PM
Edith J. Bruner
RE: Added Louis' photo
I seen you add the information on him.
Added by Edith J. Bruner on Oct 16, 2014 9:38 PM
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
Hi Denise - I'm on vacation! I'll do any additions/changes you'd like on return. Please use Edit tab. Thanks. N.
Added by Nancy Yankie Sidarous on Oct 13, 2014 10:53 AM
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
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