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Susie (#47375864)
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I became interested in Genealogy as a HS teenager, forty years ago, when the following three factors came together about at the same time: 1) I relocated to Champaign Co., OH to reside with a sibling. Initially and merely out of pure boredom and curiosity, I became interested in cleaning up an old, uncared for cemetery that was on our way to town and within Concord Twp., where I resided (Hamlet of Eris). 2) The 1977 television mini series, ROOTS, came on; and 3) my Birth Certificate (that I'd never seen or knew of the names on it), had arrived in the mail in order for me to obtain my driver's license. All three events came together like a tornado and thus I began my 39 year passion for GENEALOGY and love of history. It also lead me to the opportunity to be employed as a Probate Deputy Clerk for 12 years in Ohio, restoring several Cemeteries; initiated the Chartering of the CCGS of OGS in Ohio and assisted with that of Green Co., WI. For 25 years, I assisted others with their research professionally as a part time business titled, Family Tree Lines and as a member of C.O.G (Council of Ohio Genealogists), a group of Professional Ohio Genealogists and Secretary of the Champaign County, Ohio Records Commission. I am currently a member of several Southwestern, WI and WI Genealogical and/or Historical Societies, but actively in Green, Lafayette and Iowa. I'm so thankful we now have F.A.G., which keeps me busy contributing names and information onto, for our future generations.

That Birth Certificate lead me to Mineral Pint, Iowa County, Wisconsin for my mother's Maternal side, who were all Catholic Irish and Scotch-Irish: COLLINS/CALLAN, GILMORE, RYAN, CROW(E),
McARDLE,CUNNINGHAM,CALHOUN,DUNBAR... and her Paternal English side: JACKSON, HARRIS, STEVENS, HEATH.... and West Virginia for my father: HEATHERLY, REEL, BOLTON, STOCKWELL, ANGLIN,McCLUNG,CARTER/CARDER,HOGBIN...,the majority of those took me back to Barbour, Harrison, Randolph and Greenbrier counties of West Virginia until the industrial revolution hit the mid west, and my grandparents, Wm. Boyd & Bertha (REEL)HEATHERLY left the mountains of Keyser, Mineral Co., WV, where their first child Edna was born, (Dec 20, 1906), struck out ca 1906-1910 for East Moline, Rock Co., IL, where my father, Carl Raymond Heatherly was born in 1910, where the industrial revolution was booming, as well as all through out the Great Lakes and the entire Midwest. In 2013, I learned he was first married to Shirley (Hutchinson/Hutchison)Riebe, the widow of Walter A. Riebe, Sr. Shirley and Walter had a dau., Iris Riebe b. ca 1930. *Last
My Foster Family names include: CALL, NICHOLS, PATTERSON, GOODWIN/GORDAIN, HARDY, NEVEL, O'BRIEN and CRAIG, all primarily of Rock, Dane, Richland, and Racine Counties of Wisc., some of Winnebago Co., IL.

*Prior to Huricane Katrina, I'd been in touch with my Calhoun cousin, Eunice Cunningham Calhoun Wymand, only to first loose her with her passing and then to loose track of her descendants when Katrina struck. Eunice's mother was my Gr. Gr. Grandmother's niece. Sadly I was not able to get my photos and Eunice's immediate family updated or assist them in identifying the box of photos that her son said he had. Can anyone help me to get back in touch with them again? Susie


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WR Coad
RE: William Tucker Coad 126051597
WT Coad did not go to LeMars. About 1878 NGO Coad, WT Coad and TE Coad went to Pattersonville, Iowa (now Hull, Iowa). By 1882-3 WT Coad went on to Rapid City, SD. NGO Coad's son WA moved to LeMars 1921
Added by WR Coad on Mar 22, 2015 7:58 PM
Spitzbarth Transfers
Thank you very much for transferring the SPITZBARTH family memorial in Graceland Cemetery, Mineral Point, WI to me. I'm not a direct descendant, but I'll work on getting them connected to their family!
Added by RMunns on Mar 18, 2015 9:37 PM
Dona McPhillips
RE: Re: Anna Jackson
I re-looked at what you asked. My Pennsylvania roots were in Fayette County. Some in Johnstown, Uniontown and a small place named after them, Balsinger.
Jacob Fisher married twice. First, to a Craft, then to unknown surname. He and child moved to Monroe, Guernsey, Oh. Daughter married a Braninger. Daughter of first marriage married a Bolsinger. There children moved to Burlington, Iowa. He married my Armstrong who was born in Oquawka, Henderson, Ill.
I don't know where in PA. Jacob Fisher's family were but am certain they were from Germany as was the Bolsinger, the Craft and Keener.
My Bolsinger traveled to Tacoma, WA. I was born in Seattle, but live outside Tacoma. On Find A Grave you can find my mother at Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Pierce, WA. and follow her line back to PA. in 1752 to George Bolsinger.
Added by Dona McPhillips on Mar 15, 2015 3:55 PM
Dona McPhillips
RE: Re: Anna Jackson
I just read your bio. Another area where we connect is Rock Island, Ill where some of my Armstrong Ancestor line lived. David Belford Armstrong (1854-1927).
Added by Dona McPhillips on Mar 15, 2015 3:28 PM
Dona McPhillips
RE: Re: Anna Jackson
Susie, I don't seem to have Anna Jackson on my tree, nor do I see our other messages. So help me out. Which Anna are we talking about? Dates. Her married name? My lines into WI are the McPhilliips, and Lynch. They married McCarvell/McCarville. Smith, McGinty, and they came from Co Monaghan, Ireland. If you want to see those names look at the Holy Assumption cemetery in Williow Springs, Lafayette, WI. on Find A Grave. Do you have an Ancestry membership?
Added by Dona McPhillips on Mar 15, 2015 3:20 PM
Jessie Blackley Stude
RE: Adam Burghhardt
Thank you Susie! I will try & get the obit for Conrad.
Added by Jessie Blackley Stude on Mar 15, 2015 1:59 PM
Jessie Blackley Stude
RE: Adam Burghhardt
Thank you Susie for pointing out the contributor of the photo. If you ever come across a death for Conrad Stude, I would be very interested. He was born in 1856 in Mineral Point & died after 1940. I found hin in the 1940 census.
Best wishes,
Added by Jessie Blackley Stude on Mar 15, 2015 1:28 PM
Bruce Gordon Waddell
Thanks for the transfers.
Added by Bruce Gordon Waddell on Mar 15, 2015 1:11 PM
Jessie Blackley Stude
RE: Adam Burghhardt
Memorial# 105943433
Added by Jessie Blackley Stude on Mar 15, 2015 12:26 PM
Jessie Blackley Stude
Adam Burghhardt
Hi Susie, Thank you for posting the great photo of Adam Georg Burghardt & his family. He is my husband's 3x great grandfather. In Germany, their name was spelled "Burchard" (I have church records).

Adam Georg Burchand or Burghardt & Margaretha Anna Stitz's daughter:

Anna Margaretha Burchard-Birth 19 Feb 1828 in Geisleden, Eichsfeld, Thüringen,Germany married Joseph Stude-Birth 18 Mar 1826 in Struth, Greiz, Thüringen, Germany. They were married 29 Apr 1850, Geisleden, Eichsfeld, Thüringen, Germany. Joseph & Anna Margaretha arrived in New York from Germany 3 May 1851. Their first child Joseph Stude was born at sea. They settled in Mineral Point Wisconsin. I have not been able to find their deaths in Mineral Point. Do you have any more photos of Adam or his family?

Best wishes,

Added by Jessie Blackley Stude on Mar 15, 2015 4:31 AM
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