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E&GRay (#47124929)
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Bio Photo I love Genealogy! I love it so much, I actually spend time doing family research for other people in my spare? time. I've been doing it for many years and this internet stuff really blows me away. My husband is somewhat engaged but he mostly lets me indulge in my hobby alone.

Every day I learn something new. Not just about my family, but also about our country, and what pioneering spirits our ancestors had to settle and tame this beautiful and once very wild place. I try to research the history of each place I come to so that I can get a feel of what my ancestors were faced with and their daily life. It has really made me appreciate them more and has renewed my pride in the wonderful country they built.

I discovered Find-A-Grave while trying to work with the Tombstone Project on USGenWeb, but it didn't seem to take off too well. Some states, like Iowa & Illinois for a couple, have actually published their burial lists on line. What a find!! While Find A Grave can be a great Genealogy resource, let's not forget the main purpose is to document the burial sites of our people, i.e. record the location and photograph the headstones when possible. So many cemeteries have already disappeared and every day we lose a little more.

Our family names are: Ammeling, Barron, Beabout/Bebout/Beebout, Becker, Beekman, Befort, Benner/Bender/Binder, Berens, Blatter, Blum, Bohannon, Bohm, Bohmer, Boughton, Brodbeck, Brungardt, Cheetham, Chriswell, Cilplinger, Clark, Cobb, Cook, Cox, De Snick, Dechant, Deibler, Dicks, Doerfler, Doland, Doll, Donven, Doppler, Dreiling/Dreilingk, Duck, Eschelbacher, Eschenbrenner, Fedley, Fink, Finley, Fischer, Fisher, Fissner, Forsyth/Forsythe, Frank, Gehrig, Goetz, Gowensbach, Griffin, Haffner/Heffner, Harlan/Harland, Hauer, Haus, Heil, Henneigh/Hennigh, Hill, Hoffman, Hoope, Jamison, Jans, Jesel, Jones, Jund, Kaiser, Kauffman, Kendall, Kirke, Klipphan, Knoden, Knox, Kohl, Konig, Kramer/Cramer, Krebs, Labattie, Lambert, Lang/Lange, Lash/Loesch/Losch, Latheimer, Laubenheimer, Lichtenstern, Lightburn, Linenberger, Ludlum, Maddock, Mahr, Mamer, Markle/Mercklen/Merkel/Merkle/Merklin, Marshall, Maser, Mattingly, Mays, McElroy/McAlroy, McGrew, Mellinger, Miller, Moer, Moll, Molter, Montgomery, Moore, Mortlett, Mueller/Muller, Nebergall, Newberry, Nichols, O'Hara, Otter, Peace/Pease/Piess, Pfister, Pooley, Poppleman, Ray/Reah, Reger, Reuzel, Rhem, Riedel, Ruder, Schad, Schmidt, Schumacher, Schump, Seiler/Snyder, Shupp, Smith, Snook, Soars, Sprenger, Stacher/Stecher, Switzer, Taylor, Thaner, Thompson, Thurman, Trabaugh/Trarbach, Tweedell, Van Kinderen/Verkinderen, Waddington, Wagner, Wanger/Wenger, Wartmann, Weaver, Wilson, Wolffskehl/ Wolfkiel/ Wolfkill/ Wolfskiehl…. and many more.

Find-A-Grave is a great site. I'm not a cemetery walker, however, if I can be of service research wise, please let me know.
You may contact me at:
evan "at" angelic "dot" com
The photo is of my 2nd great-aunt, Ethel Frances Ludlum, who died when she was only seventeen. I love her outfit. Have you ever seen such a large bow?!
Blessings to all the wonderful volunteers who walk the cemeteries to take photos.
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Katherine Oehmke
RE: Infant son Whisler
From the Mennonite Heritage Center:
The only reference in our list that might be similar is one for "in memory of Jacob Whistler, died June 4, 1854", but since it gives a name and is "in memory of", it seems like it was probably an older man, rather than an infant.
Added by Katherine Oehmke on Oct 17, 2016 6:55 PM
Katherine Oehmke
RE: Infant son Whisler
If I hear back from the history center, I will let you know. >^.^<
Added by Katherine Oehmke on Oct 14, 2016 12:47 PM
Katherine Oehmke
Infant son Whisler
I looked for the stone for the infant and did not see any, per the request that came through. Which Whisler are you you looking for? I would need a location within the cemetery if you would like me to go back. The grounds keeper only has records from 1942 or 44 forward. The Mennonite Heritage Center may have records. The email I received said they have transcriptions from the north side of the driveway to the meetinghouse. But he's out till Monday. As it happens, I took pictures that same day of that family name at a different cemetery. Not sure if that was your request too.
Added by Katherine Oehmke on Oct 14, 2016 11:12 AM
Patty & Anthony W.
RE: Bernice Weymouth
Okay - I will keep searching for her in my trips over to Evergreen though.
Added by Patty & Anthony W. on Oct 13, 2016 11:07 AM
JW and Carol Elder
RE: Rowland@Resthaven
We have made the transfer of Edwin and Deanna.
I noticed that we also manage a Leslie Rowland and a Bernnie Rowland if you are interested in the transfer please let us know.
Added by JW and Carol Elder on Oct 11, 2016 3:53 PM
Orvan L Mabie Jr
RE: Eloise Stephenson
I found her obit and that of her husband. I added them to their sites
Added by Orvan L Mabie Jr on Oct 10, 2016 5:53 PM
Orvan L Mabie Jr
Eloise Stephenson
I have added Stephenson as her maiden name. I had rejected the removal of the S. because it appears on on tombstone. I was unaware of people using only an initial for a maiden name. I only have a few Swartz in violet Cemetery. I do see that Eliose has an obit in the Elkhart Truth. I will be going to the library this week and can look it up if you don't have it.
Added by Orvan L Mabie Jr on Oct 05, 2016 6:12 AM
Orvan L Mabie Jr
Eloise Swartz
I notice you have placed an edit removing Harold as her husband. The 1990 Violett index book from the Goshen library lists their marriage date as Feb 1931.
Added by Orvan L Mabie Jr on Oct 04, 2016 1:41 PM
Patty & Anthony W.
RE: Bernice Weymouth
Hi - the town office has the burial records for this cemetery. They keep it all in a huge old book so it's hard to find anyone. They might be able to find it eventually. There are many Mooers in the cemetery. We can look again but we photographed all of the old section. Keep in mind, we had to start and stop a lot - so may have missed it somehow. We'll keep checking for awhile, as it's making me a little crazy not being able to find it :p
Added by Patty & Anthony W. on Sep 27, 2016 8:49 AM
Patty & Anthony W.
RE: Bernice Weymouth
Any idea where in the cemetery Bernice's grave would be - any notes about the location? We've looked all over for it but we may have missed it. I'm going to look again by her father's grave. Thank you. Patty
Added by Patty & Anthony W. on Sep 25, 2016 9:04 AM
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