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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, 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.
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Leona Gustafson
RE: BRAKE
OOPS!!! The death certificate is there now. ALL the records for Oakdale (from day one thru March 2016) are on the Union County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society - website www.uccogs.org - just follow the links. Additionally, my husband and I have completely photographed Oakdale (quite a few updates are needed for recent interments), and the photos are on my site (see my Find A Grave profile). Last--I've put a "grave is unmarked" photo on the page http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=60448159
Added by Leona Gustafson on Apr 30, 2016 8:57 AM
Joe Aman
RE: McElroy
Hi Evan,

My pleasure. I did not find Mrs. McElroy because I wasn't looking for her. I will check next visit to Oak Spring. I did however, find James McElroy Sr. whose grave is next to James Jr. Created a memorial page for him (Find A Grave # 161844242) with two photo's.

Enjoy,
Joe
Added by Joe Aman on Apr 29, 2016 6:27 AM
Sharon Fulton
RE: Catherine Hoover Raymer
No problem. And yes, Ruth is super helpful and has access to a lot of great resources.

Glad it got sorted out. :)

Sharon
Added by Sharon Fulton on Apr 26, 2016 9:44 AM
Sharon Fulton
Catherine Hoover Raymer
Hi Evan

I happened to see your message to Find A Grave member Ruth about Catherine Hoover Raymer. I thought I would message you about this because the Raymers are in my tree and I had some confusion with this family as well. So I wanted to share what I learned.

Daniel Raymer had 3 wives. His first wife was Veronica "Fanny" Reesor (1800-1833). Then he married Catherine Hoover (1816-1855). Catherine's parents were John Hoover and Susannah Kurtz. And then he married ANOTHER Catherine Hoover (1819-1907). Her parents were Christian Hoover and Maria Troyer.

So the other memorial you referenced does not have the wrong dates. It is just the "other" Catherine Hoover.

It took me ages to figure out there there were two Catherine Hoovers married to Daniel. Only way I can keep them distinct in my tree is to label then #1 and #2. lol.

Hope this helps.

Sharon
Added by Sharon Fulton on Apr 24, 2016 9:21 PM
SRGF
RE: Sarah McDaniel
She must be in the Prospect Hill in Omaha unless she was moved. Some times the records get lost threw the years. That may be why she was not on there list.
Added by SRGF on Apr 20, 2016 5:02 PM
SRGF
Sarah McDaniels
Try http://graveyardsofomaha.com/, Then click on Prospect Hill. At the bottom of the page click on Lists/Markers, then click M. They have a headstone photo of Sarah there.

SRGF
Added by SRGF on Apr 20, 2016 1:12 PM
Kelly Metzler
RE: McDaniels
There is another Prospect Hill Cemetery, 21901 West Maple Road on the outskirts of Elkhorn, which is several miles west of Omaha. That might be a good place to look?
Added by Kelly Metzler on Apr 20, 2016 6:22 AM
June S.
RE: Kelley
One end of the cemetery is still called Mountain Valley and the other end is called New Mt. pleasant Cemetery. I saw some locals at the church across from the cemetery who helped me realize the difference.i will look for Noah again next time I go there.
Added by June S. on Apr 12, 2016 8:14 PM
kittyj
Page not Dodds.
Oops sorry.
Added by kittyj on Mar 30, 2016 7:15 PM
kittyj
Dodds
Ok. I changed date to concur with marker. I already had a little blurb in bio and thus did not change the blurb. I understand the rational of findagrave,but I believe the accurate date should be the one given. Hope this pleases all involved.
Added by kittyj on Mar 30, 2016 7:13 PM
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