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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.

Some people don't understand how much gratitude it gives someone to research their roots. Or they are skeptical if certain people are truly related. Until you research, find records etc. you will never know so do not pass judgement.

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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Petoskey History 1940-1960
RE: Re: Your Dad and You
Jana. Hope all is well. About out of here. Check you email!
Added by Petoskey History 1940-196... on Oct 24, 2014 11:52 PM
Petoskey History 1940-1960
Re: Your Dad and You
Trying to reach you. Hope all is well. I am wondering if I have the wrong email for you. Please write, or leave me a message here. I have good news! Also wondering if your dad is in the hospital, and if so, how he is doing. Best wishes.
Added by Petoskey History 1940-196... on Oct 13, 2014 4:00 PM
Please contact me at regarding the corrections you sent me. I'd love to discuss them further.
Added by ElaineO on Sep 13, 2014 8:01 PM
Jeremy Ball
RE: Ransom Crandall
Hi Jana,

I am about 30 miles away from Grand Rapids, but I'm currently without a vehicle.

If any of your ancestors have memorials on Findagrave, requesting a photo could help you verify whether or not they are buried in the cemetery that the records indicate. A volunteer could go out and try to take a photo for you.

Sorry I can't be of more help,

Added by Jeremy Ball on Sep 09, 2014 5:36 PM
Jeremy Ball
RE: Ransom Crandall
I'm always glad to help :)
Added by Jeremy Ball on Sep 09, 2014 5:27 PM
RE: Samuels/Animkwam
Ive been working on a brain buster for the last few hours. I see you dont have a email posted. I have a newspaper article that you should see about the Petoskey - Cross Village area.

Send me an email to: and I can send you the attachment.

The Greenwood cemetery might be a good bet. I have not had time to look there yet. Interesting, this article titled "Old Indian Dies At Harbor Springs", was actually picked up by the Associated Press (AP) in 1924

Added by Kokopelli on Sep 09, 2014 5:27 PM
RE: Samuels/Animkwam
Jana, You appear to be right. Nice work !! You are very good at this. Indian names are tricky because of all the variables involved.

Added by Kokopelli on Sep 09, 2014 5:05 PM
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Hazel Bifoss Johnson
135517581 is her memorial Number
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Hazel S Bifoss Johnson
I thought you might like to know that I added Hazel S Bifoss Johnson Coeur D Alene Idaho Forest Cemetery
Added by Michael Young on Sep 08, 2014 3:31 PM
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Hazel S Bifoss Johnson
I thought you might like to know that I added Hazel S Bifoss Johnson
Added by Michael Young on Sep 08, 2014 3:29 PM
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