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DKMac (#47441312)
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I am interested in the families descending from Elder Jacob Cropsey, John Murray, Aspinwall P. Straight, Asahel Chillson, Isaac Gilbert, Silas Bowen, Benjamin Bridge, and Consider Hyland. I have lots of family info on these lines. I'm also interested in the family of John and Bridget McQuaid of Wisconsin and Alois Schaumberg of Mineral Point WI.

I have 163 unidentified photos of people from these families on a Pinterest board at If you have photos of these families, would you look at the board and see if you can identify any of them. One of my genealogical goals is to get names on all the old photos.

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RE: Edward H McKenna # 162653868

Is this the correct McKenna Family to connect to Edward?

John McKenna # 43051999
Catherine McKenna # 36089953

There is a Mary McKenna (# 36090031) buried with John and Catherine in the same cemetery in Jackson county, Iowa. Also located in that cemetery is James McKenna born 1873.

It would be great if the John McKenna listed above is Edward's father then I would be able to start adding more family for him.

There was another John McKenna/McKenney/McKinna living in Jo Daviess county, Illinois. He was born in Ireland and later moved to Wisconsin. That John married Eliza Conner in Jo Daviess county on April 22nd, 1849. He was about 5-7 years older than the John McKenna I think might be Edward's father.

Once again the similarity in names is causing me to be very cautious in adding parents for Edward McKenna.

I found this site very handy for trying to confirm identities linking Edward to his potential parents:

Added by KDQ on Jan 15, 2017 5:01 PM
RE: Edward H McKenna # 162653868

The McKenna's had a lot going on.

John and Mary are buried in Iowa from what I can tell.

I never found Ellen for sure. There was an Ellen Ward McKanna who passed away in 1914 and is buried in Galina, Illinois. Her year of birth was close but once again the spelling of the name gives me pause. The date of death is also way off from what I would suspect it should be unless John and Ellen had divorced for some reason.

The whole McKenna story would make a great ancestry novel.


Added by KDQ on Jan 15, 2017 8:32 AM
Edward H McKenna # 162653868

You sent a message asking about Ed McKenna's parentage.

I have his father as John McKenna from Ireland but his mother was Ellen Ward.

I haven't found anything I can definitely assign to Ellen Ward as Ed's mother other than some marriage lines for other children that may or may not be her.

I have refrained from adding her to Ed's parentage until I am more certain.

The children that are attributed to John McKenna and Ellen Ward McKenna were Mary, Edward, and Alice Mae.

When Alice married in 1880 she gave her birth place as Galena, Illinois. She was 20 years old when she married Truman Judson Potter in Buchanan, Iowa. Alice died in 1948 and is buried in Seneca, South Dakota.

There is an 1860 Galena, Illinois Census enumeration for John, Ellen, Mary, Edward, and Allice Kinney that is most likely John's first family all together because the the place, ages, and first names are right. The last name gives me pause though.

I know that the people who were taking the census information were sometimes barely literate themselves but Kinney seems off enough for me to be cautious.

If you find something that gives a tighter hold on Ellen Ward as Ed's mother I would be glad to use it to connect him to John McKenna.

Added by KDQ on Jan 14, 2017 10:02 PM
Jim Schira
RE: Crapsey/Krebser/.Schreiber family
I wouldn't mind John and Catharina (Schreiber) Krebser's children's names along with their birth and death dates and places, but not much more. It's getting pretty far off track from my core families.

Thank you, kindly,
Added by Jim Schira on Jan 13, 2017 8:49 PM
C Gengler
#125826334 Ley family
I have transferred this memorial to you. You have much more information than I have. I created this memorial from a transcript of the cemetery which most certainly could have had an error. I know this memorial is in good hands. Thanks for looking into this. Sincerely, C. Gengler
Added by C Gengler on Jan 09, 2017 9:48 PM
Tim Johnson
RE: The Staight family
Sent you an e-mail. Tim
Added by Tim Johnson on Jan 04, 2017 12:59 PM
Tim Johnson
RE: The Staight family
Sorry took so long to reply. I have the album (5x6 with clasp) owned by Louisa Maria Langworthy m. Jacob Stull Tucker photos include:
Louisa Maria Langworthy
Jane Hannah Hangworthy m. Levi F. Straight
Levi F. Straight
Ella Straight m. Mr. Gregory
Alta P. Straight m. Mr. Wright
Everet Straight
Clair Straight
Clair Straight (older photo)
Wayne Straight (infant)
Wayne Straight (toddler)
John Bodley
Ira Philips Langworthy
Asenath Twith Langworthy
Jacob Stull Tucker
Louisa Maria Langworthy Tucker
Jacob Stull Tucker (older)
Louisa Maria Langworthy Tucker (older)
Mattie Tucker b. Dec 1865
Atta A. Tucker b. 26 Dec 1868 m. Charles J. Patton (infant)
Florence E. Tucker b 7 Jun 1871
Atta A. Tucker b. 26 Dec 1868 m. Charles J. Patton (toddler)
Joel T. Tucker b. 22 Aug 1800 and second wife Mary McDowell
Alta A. Tucker (older)
Alter holding Florence
Florence Tucker (infant)
Alta Tucker (standing young)
Moses Tucker
William McNaughton
Ester Ann Langworthy McNaughton
Nellie and George McNaughton
Phelix Schlegue
Phoebe Tucker Schlegue
Florence Schlegue
Mae Mary Schlegue
Lefferson Tucker
Added by Tim Johnson on Jan 04, 2017 11:45 AM
James Bretzke
RE: Abigail Hyland 166657331
I transferred the management to you so you can make the changes you desire
Added by James Bretzke on Dec 31, 2016 1:59 PM
James Snow
RE: Bernice Brough Young
I only have seen some of what is in the obit on familysearch. The full obit in from genealogybank but you have to be a subscriber.
Added by James Snow on Dec 13, 2016 5:45 AM
James Snow
Bernice Brough Young
Thanks for the heads-up! Her obituary states that she was buried at Elkhart Indiana. Since I know that her husband's grave is unmarked, I am considering placing her in the same cemetery.
Added by James Snow on Dec 13, 2016 4:43 AM
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