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Jana Marie Lashmit (#47372371)
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Bio Photo Parents:
John E. and Shirley J. (Burkhart) Lashmit.

Maternal Grandparents:
Jonas B. and Ruth E. (Snider) Burkhart

Paternal Grandparent's:
George F. Lashmit and Rose T. (Lechowicz) Lashmit

Am so glad I came across this site. It has lead me to relatives I never see or knew about, new friends and many I will never see.

I recommend everyone to get involved in genealogy as you will be amazed at what you can find about your roots and where it will lead you. It is a history lesson in itself..

To my cousin's Maurice and Kay, I am very thankful to have found you. You have been a tremendous help with our family history and I am very grateful.

I am also very interested in my Mother's side of the family. The Mennonite's and our distant Amish families. I am very intrigued in their ways and lifestyles.

Would love to find more about our Polish root's. I have very little information regarding my paternal grandmother's family: Rose Theresa Lechowicz. All the searches I have made become road blocks. Possibly due to the uprisings, wars etc., I am thinking maybe many of the documents were destroyed?

Same with our "Dutch" roots, the Alder's. Henry being my 2nd great grandfather and his brother John my great grand uncle. From Netherlands/Holland and lived in Kent County, Michigan.

Surnames I am interested in are:

My Father's side:

De La Chaumette, DeLashmutt, DeLashmut, DeLashmitt, DeLashmit, DeLashmett, DeLashmet, Lashmit, Lashmitt, Lashmett, Lashmet, Lashmutt, Lechowicz, Wiklanski, Gibes, Kozinksi, Alders, Rominger, Stuart (Stewart), Padgett, Nelson, Palazy, Zulkiewski (Zulski)...

My Mother's side:

Burkhart (Burckhart, Burkhard, Burckhard, Burkhardt) Snider (Snyder, Schneider) Brubacher (Brubaker, Brubacker, Bruppacher) Eby, Lehman, Gehman, Bontrager, Weber, Weaver, Detweiler, Gingrich & Gingerich, Wenger, Sherk, Gerber, Hostetter, Herr, Yoder, Bauman/Bowman, Martin, Good/Gut, Hershey (Yes I am distant cousin of "Milton Snavely Hershey")...

Would love to hear from more relatives!!

Last of all, if you don't see certain information on a memorial or an obit that doesn't show certain living relatives, it is because of privacy laws. Unless I have your permission I cannot add your name.

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Arthur Lee Sobleskey
Hi Jana,

I just transferred Arthur's memorial to you. Not a problem. Hi from Wheaton, Illinois! However, I am originally from Petoskey and I miss it there :)

Have a great day,
Added by StellaMGW on Apr 16, 2015 1:24 PM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
RE: John Thomas Lechowicz
Dear Jana, So nice to hear from you. Yesterday, I suddenly realized I didn’t have your Uncle John in my virtual cemetery entitled “OUR COTTAGE OWNERS/ROSEDALE RESORT.” I have been sponsoring––placing hearts––on all who fit this special and unique category (although knowing John, it was unlikely he ever saw himself as a “resorter.”) You will recall I had made a memorial for him early on and then discovered you had already done so. I love how you wrote about him––honored him––and his sister (yours and your brother’s mother.) He was such a neat guy. He was not only my friend, but of my maternal grandfather. I left a note for him also. Hugs and a happy Easter to you and yours. Hope we meet for coffee this summer!
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Apr 03, 2015 8:12 PM
Mary Ann Cechini
RE: Helen and John Gibes
No you are doing a great job. Thanks for your hard work in keeping this updated.

Mary Ann
Added by Mary Ann Cechini on Apr 01, 2015 1:03 PM
Jim Shearer
Mathias Kruzel
I believe it is confirmed that Fabian, Theodore, Katherine and the other parents are Mathias (Mathew) Kruzel and Frances (Franziska)Karamol (Kormol). I found the marriage record of Martin Kruzel. The parents names are close enough to those shown in the marriage records of Joseph and Theodore that I believe it is confirmed. I have changed the memorials I'd noted the names and also my ancestry page.
Have a nice day, Jim
Added by Jim Shearer on Mar 08, 2015 11:02 AM
Jim Shearer
Joseph Kruzel
Thanks for the hint. I found Joseph's marriage record to Josephine Koboski and it lists his parents. Looks like I'll be making some changes as to parents shortly. He must have been married to two Josephine's. The first one died in 1888 and then married Josephine McDonnal in 1890 and she had been married to a Koboski. Any way that's the way I read it.
Added by Jim Shearer on Mar 05, 2015 10:44 AM
Jim Shearer
Fabian Kruzel
Got the connection from Joseph Kruzel's obituary: CROSS VILLAGE FARMER IS DEAD -- Joseph Kruzel Resided There 33 Years -- Brother of Fabian Kruzel of This City and Was Formerly Employed Here by the Late H. O. Rose -- Joseph Kruzel, aged Cross Village farmer, died Sunday evening at the farm home of his son, George Kruzel, near that place. Mr. Kruzel was seventy-four years old and had resided near Cross Village for thirty-three years. Before moving there he resided in Petoskey and for three years was employed by the late H. O. Rose. He was widely known all over the county and well liked by all who knew him. He was born in Germany and came to America thirty-six years ago. He leaves five sons: Stephen, of Indiana; George, Frank, Cashmir and Andrew Kruzel, of Cross Village; five brothers, Fabian Kruzel, of Petoskey; Stephen and Theodore Kruzel, of Bear Creek, and John and Martin Kruzel of Cleveland, and one sister, Mrs. Kate Sobloski, of Bear Creek. The funeral will be from Holy Cross church at Cross Village at 8 o'clock Tuesday forenoon. Burial at Cross Village. -- Petoskey Evening News, Monday, Sept 9, 1918.
Unfortunatly Joseph's death certificate lists his parents are unknown so I cannot be sure if the names I have are correct - I did get what I had from others.
As to Francesca Kruzel (Francis Krussel) whose father was Frank Caramial (Karamol?) son was a Sobleski would infer that she was married to a Sobleski and also a Krussel. Could her sons then be John and Joseph Vincent Sobleski?
Isn't searching fun.
Added by Jim Shearer on Mar 05, 2015 7:30 AM
Reena Parkey King
Jana, either address works, I use the new one. ( Since you all ready have her obit just send me a hi so I can add your email to my list.
Thank you Reena
Added by Reena Parkey King on Feb 26, 2015 7:16 AM
Reena Parkey King
Reena King
Jana do you still have my email address. I was going to send you an obituary, but can't find your address. It is for Anna Rose Smith,(Mrs. A.D.) (Keller). I see you have her parents in Cross Village.
Added by Reena Parkey King on Feb 24, 2015 4:16 PM
Mila Eby Bernethy
Esther Wenger
You sent me a post concerning Matilda Snyders parents, Esther Wenger and Unknown Snyder. Could you please email me at I found some documents that you may not have seen before and would like to email them to you.

Hope they help!

Mila Eby Bernethy
Added by Mila Eby Bernethy on Feb 11, 2015 1:36 PM
You are closer related to Baughman then I am I'm 5th generation 3x removed cousin according to my Aunt's family book. Sorry didn't have more info to add. She didn't have much on them and pictures were too faded to post I tryed to get repair but was told it was lost cause unless I had negatives. I definitely don't have a problem transferring its my pleasure. Many Blessings MJ
Added by MjRich on Feb 03, 2015 6:24 PM
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