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Susie (#47375864)
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I became interested in Genealogy as a HS teenager, when these three factors came about at the same time: 1) I relocated to Champaign Co., OH to reside with a sibling. Initially and merely out of pure boredom, 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, specifically on and within the 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 35 + 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, helping to Charter two Genealogical Societies (Champaign Co., OH and one in Green Co., WI. I'm currently a member of several Southwestern WI genealogical and/or 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 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 throughout the Midwest. Last year (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, prime rely of Rock, Dane, Richland, and Racine Counties of Wisc. and 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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Barbara Munson
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Barry Jacobson
RE: Re: Elbert Bennett


The records I have for him show Ethelbert B Bennett. I have not seen the whole middle name anywhere.

Added by Barry Jacobson on Jul 30, 2014 2:03 PM
Joseph Edward Merle
Good Morning:

FYI, I have added photos of headstones to the Collins clan Including my Great-Grandmother Iona Fellows at Oakhill cemetery in Janesville, WI.


Joe Merle
Added by Joseph Edward Merle on Jul 17, 2014 6:49 AM
Doug Rhodes
RE: Hoare Family
Thank You Susie for processing my edit requests so promptly. My mother's family originated in Mineral Point, WI so naturally, many of the Iowa and Grant County families are in my line. I will be sending more as I get time.

Thanks for all your Find A Grave work.

Added by Doug Rhodes on Jul 14, 2014 4:48 PM
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Winnie Draper Hardy
Message has been added to memorial.

Have a great day, Kathy
Added by El Memorializer on Jun 01, 2014 11:42 AM
Jenean Hamilton
E. Bowen
Thanks for the article, it is great! I have updated the memorial. Jenean
Added by Jenean Hamilton on May 31, 2014 9:28 PM
Mark Dieckman
RE: James Joseph Collins
Hi Susie, I am not related to James Joseph Collins.

Added by Mark Dieckman on May 31, 2014 10:01 AM
Jenean Hamilton
E. Bowen
Thanks for the information. I have added the note to the memorial. I am interested in what the article has to say ... the monument is impressive! Thanks again, Jenean
Added by Jenean Hamilton on May 30, 2014 8:30 PM
Patrick Murphy
Thank You for his obituary (and other info). I have added it to his memorial. Thank you for all you do!
Added by JnJSchober on May 30, 2014 10:07 AM
Cheryl Ayres
Re: Basswood Church Photo
The church is still there. Here is a link to photos of the church at Dave Thompson's Richland Co. Cemeteries site. Enjoy!
Added by Cheryl Ayres on May 26, 2014 8:18 AM
Cheryl Ayres
Re: Jesse Thomas Hardy
The new sibling list also list Jesse, it isn't 2 memorials, check the memorial numbers. When you add a link to parents it automatically adds him to a sibling list even on his memorial. Jesse did have a brother Joseph who died at the age of 8. I don't really like the sibling list because of this flaw, it makes it look like Jesse is a sibling of himself & makes it confusing for everyone.
Added by Cheryl Ayres on May 25, 2014 11:45 PM
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