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Tom Decker (#47579920)
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Bio Photo My family are mostly from Monroe County, Ohio. I spent lots of time there as a child on my grandparents farm on Grizzle Ridge Road. I have lots of information and old photos from that area I'm anxious to add to this site.

Names I'm currently researching are mostly my family's and include Decker, Clark, Workman, Griffith, Brown, Schenk, Freitag (Friday) Murphy, Fisher, Young, McMahon, Turner, Ullman, Mellott and Ott.

Please take a minute to look through my virtual cemetery, "Grandma's Album." ==>
These are photos of friends and relatives I have not yet identified. Maybe you will recognize someone and be able to help me identify them. Maybe they are a relative of yours?

For me, this is about doing something good for my family members and yours, too! It's not about keeping score, taking credit for something or seeing how many memorials I can build. It's exiting to research and locate family members that I never knew about. If I can help you find yours in the Ohio area please let me know, I'd be happy to help.

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Sharon Hughbanks
Julia Eisminger Foreman
She has a findagrave memorial where she is buried in Brown County Indiana.
number is #109546434

Juliana also has a son buried there with a memorial, Elizabeth's brother.
It looks like something was created for her
father Joseph, thank you.

Added by Sharon Hughbanks on Jun 24, 2015 10:16 PM
Carolyn Ellis
RE: William Jacob Keithly
Thanks, I'll try. lol
Added by Carolyn Ellis on Jun 20, 2015 9:38 AM
Carolyn Ellis
William Jacob Keithly
I have a date calculator built in my Family Tree Program is how I got his birth date. The tombstone says he was 44yrs 5ms 16ds when he died. Also I have linked him with his parents whose name is spelled Keithley with an e. Someplace along the line the name has gotten spelled without the e, but it is the same family. I have found this with several other families. Makes it very confusing when linking up family members.
Thanks, Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Ellis on Jun 19, 2015 11:03 PM
Hi Mr Decker, I sent an edit to link Phillip to his parents. The memorial is Riedelbaugh vs his parents Riedelbauch. I don't know if the cemtery listing mis transcribed the name for if Phiilip altered the original version. But I am certian of his parents and I hope you will link them. Thanks for creating the memorials and allowing me to find him!
All the best, Debra
Added by Debra on Jun 18, 2015 5:53 PM
Sharon Hughbanks
Elizabeth Foreman Griffith
I have information about where Elizabeth is buried. Do you need to see the document? I could scan it and email it. In the 1980s a person looked up land records for our family history book. Someone walked the cemetery and wrote what they saw. I have four buried there. The information is minimal on the stones. It was published in The Navigator by the Monroe County Genealogical Society vol 1 no 3 December 1988 I don't have an email address to send it to.
I wanted to ask if you could create memorials for the others in that cemetery in my family.
For her it says :GRIFFITH, J d/o Joseph & Delilah FOREMAN - no dates.
Delilah is incorrect, her mother was Juliana.
Thank you for posting the information about Jackson, and Elizabeth and their daughters. We didn't have dates on the girls and it is nice to have a birth date. I guess the dates came from a family Bible. Ours was lost.
The other family members are
FOREMAN Elizabeth d 23 Apr 1841 age 23 y 7 mo
[wife of Joseph Foreman Jr, maiden name was Orn]
FOREMAN, John S. s/o J&J d 12 Jul 1859 age 1-5-12
[parents Joseph Foreman Jr, Jane Orn Foreman]
FOREMAN Joseph Sr d 13 May 1853 age 66 yr

The publication calls it HARMONY CEMETERY

Added by Sharon Hughbanks on Jun 15, 2015 9:19 PM
Leora Cruise
Tom, are you sure Israel Hamilton is buried at the Monroefield cemetery. I just took pictures of most all the stones and found no Hamilton. Not or else there is no stone.Most of my distant relatives are buried there. I was born and raised at Monroefield, which is no longer a town.
Added by Leora Cruise on Jun 12, 2015 4:39 PM

Thank you for creating the memorials for the Dinzler and Schluer families in the Woodland CA cemetery. Would you please transfer maintenance of Annie Dinzler Schluer to me? She is my wife's aunt. All the other Dinzler and Schluer memorials in the Woodland cemetery are my wife's cousins, if you would like to make a bulk transfer we will add all of the bios and family links. If there are any you want to manage let me know, and I will send in link suggestions.

I see in your bio that you are interested in families in Ohio, how is it that you created memorials in an out of the way place like Woodland?
Also, I have some McMahon cousins in NC. (they pronounce it Mac Ma Han) I don't have anyone in the family researching that branch right now. Are your McMahons from NC?

Thanks again for creating the memorials.

Troy Thiessen
Added by Troy on Jun 07, 2015 1:37 AM
Judy Bogner
John Wilbur Case #86703962
Tom, thank you for the memorial you created for John Case that was recorded Mar. 13, 2012. (photo of headstone by Michael Smuda)
No one in the family ever knew what happened to John. Last we heard he was in California so when I found this memorial, it seemed to fit. Is there any way for you to recall what prompted the creation of this memorial? What I was hoping for was a possible contact person. Any information you may have relating to your effort to create this memorial would be appreciated. Funeral home, obituary, anything.
Added by Judy Bogner on May 25, 2015 3:14 PM
Lorna Dunham DiRe
McMahon relations

I have been researching my gg grandmother Eliza McMahon Duffy and just discovered a memorial that lists her parents as Thomas and Sarah McMahon. I was wondering if you might have any info or maybe can point me in the right direction.
The memorial is 137202489. Anything you can share would be greatly appreciated.
Best Regards,
Added by Lorna Dunham DiRe on May 25, 2015 10:22 AM
Debby Y.
Bennie Guse
Tom, thank you very much for fixing Bennie's Find A Grave page. It was so kind of you!
Added by Debby Y. on May 23, 2015 10:22 PM
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