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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 knew Daniel as well since these Kentons had 1st emigrated there from Virginia before up to Clark & Champaign Co., OH.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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Jenean Hamilton
John Olson
Thanks much for the obit! I have updated his memorial. Jenean
Added by Jenean Hamilton on Apr 19, 2015 11:22 AM
El Memorializer
Mary Stewart
Parents linked as requested.

Added by El Memorializer on Apr 18, 2015 9:29 PM
Dori Coplien
RE: 128134193 John H. Cunningham
Wow..that one plot is really messed up. Margaret is Margaret (Cunningham) Eastman. Her brother is to one side and her daughter to the other. Her husband and several sons are also listed as being buried in the plot but they are not. There's not even any room for them. I walked that entire section and the are no other Eastman's there.
Added by Dori Coplien on Apr 17, 2015 2:02 PM
Dori Coplien
RE: 128134193 John H. Cunningham
I 1900 he is in Janesville. It shows marriage year of 1860.
Added by Dori Coplien on Apr 17, 2015 11:59 AM
Dori Coplien
RE: 128134193 John H. Cunningham
Sorry. I'm not doing Cunningham genealogy. A fellow asked me to take a photo of one grave and I noticed none of the Cunningham's entered had photos so I took photos of all those I walked by. I still have some to upload but they are not entered in findagrave so I need to figure out who they all are first.
Added by Dori Coplien on Apr 17, 2015 11:48 AM
Kid From Point
RE: Re: Charles A. Gillmann
are you related? I'm helping a relative of Josephine's.

Added by Kid From Point on Apr 13, 2015 7:11 PM
mike gerberick
Helen Ohden
Susie, I transferred the memorial before I saw your edits. I guess you'll have to edit the memorial yourself. I will keep the edits open for a couple of days before I answer them.
Added by mike gerberick on Apr 06, 2015 8:30 PM
Jane Duesler Iafelice
Benjamin Freelove
Glad to add the obit for you today. So sad.
Added by Jane Duesler Iafelice on Mar 31, 2015 8:21 AM
Ginny Babb
Thomas C Ryan
Hi Susie
I don't know any thing about THOMAS C. RYAN

Note: Wyoming
Added by Ginny Babb on Mar 28, 2015 2:25 PM
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
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