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EFRay (#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.

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, i.e. photograph the headstones, the burial sites of our people. So many cemeteries have already disappeared and every day we lose a little more.

My 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.
You can contact me at:
evan "at" angelic "dot" com
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John Page's death certificate reads that he was born in 1863. I noted in his bio the discrepancy. Nancy Bryant: I do not have info on her being married to a man named Smith. Could you please tell me where you got this info. Thanks.
Added by kittyj on Oct 08, 2015 4:49 AM
RE: Ethel Ludlum
Your so welcome. Glad to have helped.
Added by Shasta-wildflower on Oct 05, 2015 5:22 AM
Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste
Re: My Memorial for My GG Grandmother Emaline (Loucks) Hoover Wise
Hello Evan,

Thank you for your suggestions regarding my memorial for my GG Grandmother Emaline. Please keep in mind that the word "Guidelines" means just that, Guidelines and nothing more.

I will not change the spelling of her name, as family records indicate her name is spelled correctly on the memorial and Not on her tombstone. Mistakes are made, even if they are "Cut In Stone"....

She was lovingly referred to by my father and his sisters, as "Great Grandma Wise", but my link to her is through her 1st marriage to Isaiah Hoover, but he died young in 1901, so when she remarried Jerry Wise, she became known as "Great Grandma Wise".

I don't know if you have ever seen her tombstone in person, but she shares it with her Isaiah, and it reads as follows:

Wife of:
Isaiah Hoover
Born: Nov. 27, 1859
Emeline Wise
Died: Feb. 18, 1946

It is for all of these reasons, that I will not change my memorial.

Are you somehow related, if so, please enlighten me.

Thank You for your Inquiry,


Added by Kathy (Hoy) Eltiste on Sep 30, 2015 12:21 AM
Olen Twidwell
RE: Did you receive my e-mail?
Cousin Evan. Ok, I will resend that e-mail & put my name in caps in the subject line. You can also contact me directly. twidwell at macomb dot com
or better yet by phone at three zero nine, three
one three, four three zero three. This info I have is from 40 yrs of research---Cousin Olen Twidwell
Added by Olen Twidwell on Sep 29, 2015 9:01 AM
Olen Twidwell
Did you receive my e-mail?
Evan. Did you receive my e-mail that I sent you a few days ago ?----------------Olen Twidwell
Added by Olen Twidwell on Sep 28, 2015 5:33 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 20618103
This is a duplicate memorial which was posted in 2007. Yours was added in 2009 and therefore should be removed.
Added by psb on Sep 22, 2015 12:26 PM
Re: Glenda Ray-Ft Sam
You are welcome, you created a very nice memorial for her.
Added by LKat on Aug 25, 2015 6:30 AM
Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
Thank You
Thank you for visiting my sons (Aaron) memorial and for adding a token in his memory.

Added by Steve Edquist ~In Memory ... on Jun 09, 2015 7:43 AM
Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
RE: Rocheleau
Thanks Evan for your kind message. You're every welcome and glad I was able to be of help. I'm also glad you liked the Eagle photo. I think it adds a nice touch to the memorial.

Added by Steve Edquist ~In Memory ... on Jun 08, 2015 8:07 PM
RE: Photo of your marker
Thanks, Evan. half of my photos including the one of me come out sideways or upside down. I don't know how to adjust. Any thoughts? Thank you.
Added by EDWARD ROCK on Jun 08, 2015 8:24 AM
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