ON AUGUST 7, 2015, DIANE'S INCREDIBLE JOURNEY ON EARTH CAME TO AN END. HER FAMILY MEMBERS WILL CONTINUE ON WITH HER GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH, INSPIRED BY HER ENTHUSIASM AND PASSION FOR CONNECTING FAMILY MEMBERS AND DOCUMENTING THE PAST. PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING HER LIFE BY ADDING FLOWERS TO HER FINDAGRAVE MEMORIAL PAGE (Memorial# 150643866 - LINKED BELOW). ---- Diane's original bio: I have been interested in my Family History for most of my life; My Father's side of the family came primarily from Scotland and England (although many remain there still), with some of them settling in Ontario, Canada, a few on to Michigan, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and many to California. My Mother's maternal side of the family gave us those who came from Germany and settled in Wisconsin; her paternal side gave us the people who came from Scotland and Ireland and settled mostly in Virginia. With time, many found their way across the United States and ended up staying in California, with others remaining in States along the way. Now, my children are researching their Father's side, who are mainly from Ireland, with many who settled in Connecticut. So, as with most people, we are scattered all over the World.
You introduced me to much of my family Diane credits an old, orphaned webpage of mine with helping her early in her genealogy journey, but the wealth of information and people (both living and long gone) she brought me in return has been such a gift. It would have me decades to do only a small amount of the research Diane and her children and other collaborators have shared with me. A huge thank you to Diane and to all the others who helped her on this journey.
I am descended from Lavinder Aloysius Wallace Sr. and Mary Agnes "Minnie" Hobson. I welcome communication from anyone studying those line or any collateral lines. I may not be quick to respond, but I will eventually!
Thank you Thilke information I am sorry to learn of Diane's passing and am please she inspired the family to continue in her footsteps. My third great grandmother is Louise Thilke, Mrs. Albert Fischer. Her granddaughter is my grandmother, Phyllis Fischer Herrling. She kept a plethora of family history which included some information about Louisa and more information about her husband Albert. I am interested in learning as much about both of these families(Fischer's and Thilke's) as I can including their ancestors. I would appreciate any information about where I could acquire it. I, of course, am glad to share what I know and have. Thank you for your help. Lynette Baker (I live in Oregon.)
I have a copy of Albert Fischer's obituary which he wrote himself.
RE: Old Lebanon Cem, Craigsville,VA Thank you for responding. I am so very sorry to hear the news, but it sounds as tho she has definitely left behind her mark on this ole world!Thank you for carrying on her work!
Yes I do believe that we need to talk one day, whenever you are ready, just keep my info written down somewhere..Tracie Shrader Flack email@example.com
I too am a Porterfield and a Young! I am in Monroe Co WV and restoring the Old Lebanon Cem here. !
I am looking to find the connection between the two churches, and need the history of the church in Craigsville.....is the anyone I can contact there, or do you know the name of the man who restored the site? I cant wait to go visit now! call me if you can Traice Shrader Flack 304-661-1915C or 304-647-3005
Sophie's marriage to Ben Glazner Hi, I am catching up on a little genealogy and came across a California marriage record for Ben Wilson Glazner to Sophie Gorgine Buttleman. Her father is listed as George L Oustad and mother as Inga Johnson. Marriage date is 27 Aug 1924 in Alameda Co., CA Any thoughts as to this being accurate and the same Sophie? Karen Glazener