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Janet Personette (#47370228)
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Bio Photo My family lineage is through George Steel(e) who settled in Bedford County, PA. That lineage is George, Philip, George, George, Moses, Charles Edward and Paul Victor Steele. My family moved to Holmes Co, Ohio and Moses and many family members migrated to St. Joseph Co, Indiana where most of us have stayed in the general area. I have 3 grown children, 4 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren.

I am fairly new to deep genealogy but have always wanted to know who my family was.

I am willing to take photos of local cemeteries if requested. I like to take photos of the area where the interment is to give the viewer a little better sense of the tranquility of the cemetery. I am a member of Friends of Silverbrook, the city owned cemetery here in Niles. We do restoration work on many of the headstones at the cemetery. Take some time to visit the website.

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Al Weatherburn
Courser pictures and information
Hi Janet, thank you very much for the obituaries and pictures of my Courser relatives. This is valuable information I needed to fill in some blanks, thanks again.
Added by Al Weatherburn on Sep 20, 2014 6:04 PM
Glenda Barry
RE: Samuel H. Hefner
Hi Janet,

No, I am not in the family. I work from cemetery transcripts that I find online. I'm always happy to transfer.

Added by Glenda Barry on Sep 18, 2014 7:08 AM
Glenda Barry
Samuel H. Hefner
Hi Janet,

You were asking about Samuel H. Hefner. There are 8 Hefners buried in Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Clinton County, Indiana. Sgt. Samuel H. Hefner does not have any dates on his stone. Here are the names of the 8 Hefners buried there, let me know if you want any or all of them transferred over to you:


Alice Hefner
Elizabeth A. Hefner
Flora J. Hefner
George Lee Hefner
John E. Hefner
Sgt. Samuel H. Hefner
Sarah T. Hefner
William R. Hefner

I look forward to hearing from you and will transfer any or all of them. Have a happy day!

Added by Glenda Barry on Sep 17, 2014 9:34 AM
Karen (Sharp) Saathoff
Walter R Saathoff
Hi Janet, On Walter R Saathoffs memorial #60470507 you put Arthur Saathoffs stone. His wife Hazel is right. You are such a sweet lady and thank you for everything you do.
Added by Karen (Sharp) Saathoff on Aug 24, 2014 11:13 PM
Barbara White
Frank Ream
FindAGrave #71949692

Could you add Robert J Ream as a child of Frank and Clarrissa Ream? His FindAGrave number is #49080743.

I am the grand-daughter of Frank's oldest son Paul Frank Ream.
Added by Barbara White on Jul 28, 2014 4:47 PM
Ray Bowerman
Thank you for the picture. Unfortunately the names and dates are unreadable because the picture is to low of a resolution.

Added by Jeff on Jul 24, 2014 8:26 AM
Donald Thorn
wanda stevens
thank you very much
Added by Donald Thorn on Jul 16, 2014 6:46 AM
Beach Digital Media Class
Thank you
Hi Janet,
Thank you for the added information about Henrietta Line. I will send you her father and mother's numbers so you can link the family together.
Thank you again,
Added by Beach Digital Media Class on Jul 01, 2014 8:53 AM
Thank you for doing my edit>Gennie
Added by gennie on May 20, 2014 12:30 PM
How do you record the cemetery of your ancestors in your personal genealogical records? Current obituaries specifically state Eastlawn or Westlawn, the Dept of Veterans Affairs ( lists EASTLAWN Cem at 200 W Center St North Liberty and WEST LAWN Cemetery at 700 West Center Street North Liberty. The South Bend Area Genealogical Society, in Vol I of Saint Joseph County Cemetery Inscriptions list the two as separate cemeteries. Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information. I know it can be difficult to determine the burial location from older obituaries that do not specifically state Eastlawn or Westlawn and this was complicated by the fact that on Find A Grave (only), Eastlawn was aliased to Westlawn until the fall of 2012. This is not a case where it is difficult to distinguish between the two cemeteries on site. There is very specific, distinct signage at each cemetery. They are separated by at least a half mile with several homes in between. Someone who tries to fulfill a photo request will not have success without knowing which cemetery to visit. I think the only name change in the past was to initiate the name Eastlawn for the original (circa 1850) cemetery in North Liberty. Until the opening of Westlawn sometime in the 1900's, the original cemetery in North Liberty could simply be referred to as the cemetery in North Liberty. I think the name Eastlawn was then given to the older cemetery some time after the opening of Westlawn.
Added by Nancy on May 20, 2014 6:10 AM
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