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Betty Paulsen (#47136232)
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Bio Photo With a New Year here, I want to thank everyone for their advise to me. I appologize for getting things wrong. I am not used to being on here for awhile and will try and learn to do better. I still have more obituaries, but unless a family members wants it, I won't put it on here. I will try and read more on what should and should not be put on here, so I don't a fend anyone. Thank you for letting me a part of this team to help out.
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Jacob HORN vs HOM

While I am certain that Jacob used "HORN" during all of his military service, I now believe that the correct spelling is probably "HOM".

I usually consider a military pension application to be the "gold standard" for facts, because it requires so many individual sworn affidavits. But it is possible that his surname was misspelled during his first service - and he was "stuck" with that spelling - at least as far as the Army was concerned.

To help get to the bottom of this, I have ordered a copy of his first pension application package. Hopefully, he addressed the (mis)spelling in the application. It could take 6-8 weeks.

I'll let you know what I find.
Added by Salvarsan on Jan 28, 2015 10:36 AM
Michael Goodnight
RE: Phebe S. Johnston Flaherty
Looking though some scanned obits (which I was denied permission to upload and link to find-A-Grave), I see the following from Sept 25, 1890:

Mrs. Phebe S Flaherty dies of consumption Tuesday in Oshkosh, where her husband was employed in a furniture factory. She was a daughter of T. A. Johnston of this village and sister of Capt. C. W. and A. J. Johnston. Her remains were brought here for burial, the funeral being held Thursday.

Now, I find Phoebe G O'Flairty (original source file

Based on what I see now, I have:

1. Updated the location of death
2. Changed the death date to the 23rd, as the Tuesday before Sept 25, 1890 was the 23rd.
3. Changed the last name to Flaherty
4. Added the maiden name of Johnston
5. Changed the middle initial to S
6. Added the transcription of the obituary

I'm going to assume the spelling of the first name in the obit is incorrect though.

Her brother mentioned as A.W. Johnston might be Cornelius Wilsy Johnston also in Winneconne cemetery.
Added by Michael Goodnight on Jan 25, 2015 2:37 PM
RE: Rebecca Jane Massey
Hi Betty,
Rebecca Jane Massey Tooley is also my Great Great Grandmother. Her daughter, Mary Ellen Tooley, is my Great Grandmother, and HER daughter, Gladys Anna Roe, is my grandmother. Her daughter, Marion Lois Wright, is my mother. You and I corresponded briefly on awhile back.

I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to maintain our Great Great Grandmother's memorial. Please let me know your thoughts.

Best regards,
Jeanie Adams
Added by Jeanie on Jan 25, 2015 1:08 PM
Michael Goodnight
RE: Thomas J. Hom
I'm in a bit of a quandary here. While I see you have a source that indicates the name as Horn versus Hom, I see the four in Winneconne that clearly have "carved in stone" HOM on the headstone.

As well as Jacob and Dora in another cemetery

Any way that the Horn interpretation might be in error (seems like Hom would be the oddity that could have been changed to Horn). Or that the family name changed along the way? My family name of Gutknecht changed to Goodnight.

Still hesitant to change the ones in Winneconne. What does the keeper of Jacob and Sally "Dora" say?
Added by Michael Goodnight on Jan 24, 2015 10:38 AM
Nancy Eastes
RE: Harold
Thanks, Betty.
I don't have a cemetery location for Lydia Krogman so I haven't input her obituary.
Nancy Eastes
Added by Nancy Eastes on Jan 23, 2015 2:45 PM
JS McDonald
RE: Kenneth L.
Betty, since you have many entries in Montana, and
possibly his brother's site; That is why I transferred his site to you, also you have so much
information on him.
Added by JS McDonald on Jan 23, 2015 2:39 PM
Michael Goodnight
RE: Thomas J. Hom
It helps if you mention the cemetery involved, as I manage memorials for several.

Anyway, considering it's "carved in stone" as Hom for not only Thomas, but spouse Lillian, son Henry, and Henry Jr., and that I'm finding both Wisconsin and Federal census records listing the last name as Hom, I'm very reluctant to make this change without specific sourced documentation that would convince me to do so.

1930 United States Federal Census
Census & Voter Lists
Name: Thomas J Hom
Spouse: Lillian Hom
Birth: abt 1865 - Wisconsin
Residence: 1930 - Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin

1900 United States Federal Census
Census & Voter Lists
Name: Thomas J Horn
[Thomas Hom] {This indicates a correction}
Spouse: Lillian Horn
Birth: Oct 1864 - Wisconsin
Birth: Wisconsin

Wisconsin, State Censuses, 1895 and 1905
Census & Voter Lists
Name: Thomas J Hom
Spouse: Lillian Hom
Birth: abt 1864 - Wisconsin
Residence: 1 Jun 1905 - Oshkosh, Winnebago, Wisconsin

Matching Person (from family trees)
Thomas Jasper Hom
Wiese Family Tree(1)
Birth: Oct 1864 - Fond Du Lac, USA
Marriage: 1890
Parents: Jacob Jasper Hom
Spouse: Lillian Caselton
Added by Michael Goodnight on Dec 12, 2014 5:17 AM
Michael Goodnight
RE: Rufus R. Johnston
I would be more than happy to link to the first wife, but only if you can direct me to a Find-A-Grave entry for her in another cemetery. That is the only way to do this.
Added by Michael Goodnight on Nov 10, 2014 5:49 PM
Janet Eiler
RE: Bemedict/Johnston
Hi Betty!
No Sweeney's in Bell Cemetery except for my Margaret Benedict an unmarked grave.
Added by Janet Eiler on Nov 10, 2014 12:13 PM
Ann Wobschall
Irene Wobschall
19 Oct 1941 St. Paul Lutheran church, Waseca, MN
Sorry I couldn't write back right away my computer is having issues
Her grandparents are my gg grandparents
Ann Wobschall
Added by Ann Wobschall on Oct 16, 2014 9:13 PM
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