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Joan R (Prien) Gedeon (#47207496)
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Bio Photo I remember when I was a kid and we would go visiting with various aunts and uncles or they would come to visit at our house. There was a bit of a division between which ones you entertained in the Living Room on Sunday and which ones grouped around the kitchen table. Either way, I was the annoying kid that wanted to be around the adults listening to the stories and remembering them.

In addition, I was fascinated with my great-grandmother, Viola Mae Beatty Nosler Phillips. She had lost both legs to diabetes and was in a wheelchair. This is a woman who was a true pioneer. She was just a baby when the covered wagon she was riding in tipped over. For years my mother would display the baby bonnet she was wearing at the time of the accident. Great-Grandma married William Edward Nosler and together they had 13 children, not all of which made it to adulthood. If she had lived in modern times they would have known that 13 pound babies mean diabetes and she had quite a few that were 13 pounds or more.

Because of my fascination with Grandma Phillips, I decided to see if there was any information out there about where she came from and did I ever get a shock. I have been working non-stop on the Beatty Family Tree, although I take detours once in awhile.

I have always loved cemeteries and I enjoy walking them. It's especially exciting to find my own relatives, however, I have made it my mission to map Section A of the Prairie Grove Cemetery in Fort Wayne (Waynedale), Indiana. This Section is the oldest in the cemetery. Unfortunately, records from before the 1930's were destroyed in a fire, and some of the headstones are impossible to read. I have been fortunate enough to find some Beatty's in this cemetery, although they aren't necessarily my Beatty's. I am also taking as many pictures in the cemetery as I's not as large as some of the others in Fort Wayne, but I find it interesting, nonetheless.

I am doing all of this for other people who can't get to this cemetery and would like to have a picture of a headstone. I am always excited to find a picture online that wasn't there last week and I hope that happens for other people too.

The family names I am researching are: Prien (my maiden name), Wegner, Selmer, Beatty, Nosler, Osborn(e), Brown, Tate, Baxter, See, McMillan, Kennedy, Schmid, and many, many others too numerous to mention.

Joan R Prien-Gedeon
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RE: Scott Beatty
Thank you for adding Ruth Wines in the bio section.
Added by J L on Mar 24, 2014 6:23 AM
Dave V
Amos Ramsey
I think that it is kinda cruel to have your loved one buried somewhere other than next to you for eternity...just sayin...
Added by Dave V on Feb 06, 2014 5:00 AM
Cynthia Beverforden
RE: Clarence H Beverforden
Thanks for suggestion.
Added by Cynthia Beverforden on Sep 02, 2013 7:49 PM
Cynthia Beverforden
Clarence H Beverforden
Could I please take over this memorial. He was my grandfather.

Cynthia Beverforden
Added by Cynthia Beverforden on Sep 02, 2013 8:22 AM
brendy martinez
RE: Leah Jane O'Neal See Morton
HI! This is very old message I believe so sorry. I need to check this account more often.
I would love More information please. Leah Jane O'neal was my Great great great great grandma.
Added by brendy martinez on Jan 04, 2013 6:48 PM
Sue Allen
Thank you for the 2 transfers.
Added by Sue Allen on Jan 03, 2013 8:47 AM
William and Scott Beatty
Hi Joan,

Sorry for the very late reply to your photo requests and transfers for William and Scott Beatty's memorials. I get so many requests that I cannot get back to everyone on a timely basis. I completed everything for you today.

Thank you for the information for them. I have added it to their memorials.

Added by Michael on Nov 11, 2012 10:59 AM
Teresa Azad
Cyril and Viola Marks
Thank you for adding in the grave stone, it's wonderful to see it. Cyril and Viola are my Great-Grand parent on my mothers side, and to see this makes it seem their a bit closer to me as I go digging into our family history.
And you ever so much Joan, blessings to you always.

Added by Teresa Azad on Sep 11, 2012 6:33 PM
John Pickett and dau, Mary
John Pickett is my 2nd cousin 4 times removed & my 4th Cousin 5 times removed. John and Elizabeth's daughter, Mary, was my 3rd cousin 3 times removed and she was married to my gg uncle, William E. Branson. My fraternal great grandmother was Rebecca E. Branson Newlin. Maybe more info than you were looking for...
Added by Joan on Aug 11, 2012 9:34 PM
Elizabeth Davies Pickett
Thanks for adding the information!
Added by Joan on Aug 11, 2012 5:15 PM
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