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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., Pioneer/Kenton Cemetery) 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. Little did I know that this cemetery in itself is full of History, many family members of Simon Kenton (Ohio's Daniel Boone), who literly knew Daniel Boone as well since these Kentons had 1st emigrated there from Virginia before emigrating up to Clark & Champaign Co., OH. (See Allen Eckart's books, THE FRONTIERSMAN,...) Genealogy and cemeteries 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 Co's. 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 Co., Wisconsin for my mother's Maternal side, who were all Irish Catholic 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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Terry Galle
RE: Catherine Galle
Thank you for all you do Susie!
Added by Terry Galle on Nov 24, 2015 7:45 AM
Seeker Mel
RE: Re: Louis G. Kluck (d. 19 Nov 2015)
no I just went with him on and off during our high school years. Just send me your memorial number and I will transfer to you.

Seeker Mel
Added by Seeker Mel on Nov 23, 2015 3:41 AM
Molly H.
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving! :-)
Added by Molly H. on Nov 22, 2015 9:39 PM
Molly H.
RE: Patrick and Hanorah Daly
Thank you so much! Very kind of you! I really appreciate it.
Molly :-)
Added by Molly H. on Nov 22, 2015 5:59 PM
Molly H.
Patrick and Hanorah Daly
Hi, Susie,
Yes, thank you very much! I would really appreciate if you would transfer them to me. I'm not directly descended, but they are in my family tree and I would love to add their obits, etc.
Thank you for creating the memorials and for all of your volunteer work!
Added by Molly H. on Nov 22, 2015 10:42 AM
Jacki Bierma
Joseph Gessl
Info has been added to his memorial.

Added by Jacki Bierma on Nov 17, 2015 7:12 PM
Jacki Bierma
Walter Schultz memorial
Obit information added to his memorial.

Added by Jacki Bierma on Nov 17, 2015 7:36 AM
Jenean Hamilton
Eleanora Pinnow
Thanks for the info. I have updated the memorial. Jenean
Added by Jenean Hamilton on Nov 15, 2015 6:15 PM
Stephen Reed
RE: Leahy
Hi - No Leahy or Barden family names in my tree - at all. My Mineral Point ancestors were from the Brown, Curry, and Griffith families. Best of luck!
Added by Stephen Reed on Nov 12, 2015 7:33 AM
Stephen Reed
Memorial #118877607
Hi - Thank you for all your amazing work on FindAGrave! Wow!! Your work has been a great help.

You have indexed some of my ancestors graves (i.e. memorial #118877607) and you mentioned obituaries that had been posted in the Mineral Point Tribune. (TRIBUNE, Mineral Point, WI, 23 September 1937 Issue: David Brown obituary).

I have not had any luck find a Tribune Archive online or with

Might I ask if you know where I might find these articles?

Many thanks for your time!!
Stephen Reed
Added by Stephen Reed on Nov 08, 2015 5:38 PM
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