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llanggin (#47757993)
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Bio Photo I have been taking pictures since I was a child. I started out using my Mom's old box camera. I used her old Brownie camera for awhile too. In 1990, I bought a Pentax K 1000 then when my grandson graduated high school, I bought a digital camera. I still have the Pentax & get it out once in awhile to take pictures. It's a good camera & I can do a few things with it that I haven't mastered with the digital.

I love taking pictures (got that from my Dad). In recent years, my hands are not as steady so I don't take as many pictures as I used to. I tell people that's why I take photos of headstones - they don't move around, you don't have to pose them, etc. LOL! Flowers are a good subject too!

Anyway, retirement & taking pictures are a good match! I also do genealogy, paint-by-numbers, volunteer at my church - I keep busy which is good. Have a good one!
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DJ Scieszinski
RE: John S.Sinky
Mary,

The information on the parent's name is not correct. John Sinskey had changed his name to Sinskey when he came to the US. His father's name was Scieszinski or a derivative of Scieszinski. Not certain if or how much the Scieszinski name was altered by his brother Anistasia when he emigrated to the US. It appears that the father's name in the record was recorded incorrectly.
Added by DJ Scieszinski on Jun 24, 2015 11:38 AM
Jack (Dimmitt) McLaughlin
RE: Memorial # 8154306 Andrew Goudy
Thanks for catching this. It is a typo on my part because my records show she was born 16 Aug 1847 in Ottumwa. I'll make the change. Thanks again!!! Jack (Dimmitt) McLaughlin
Added by Jack (Dimmitt) McLaughlin on Jun 24, 2015 11:33 AM
DJ Scieszinski
John S.Sinky
Hi Mary,

I believe the reference on FamilySearch.com - "John's parents are John Sinskey Sr. & Mary Thomas Sinskey, both from Germany" - is for a different John Sinskey than memorial#97402083.


Added by DJ Scieszinski on Jun 24, 2015 7:46 AM
DJ Scieszinski
RE: John Sinskey
Thank you! I have requested information to be added for Johanna and Rolly and for Johanna to be linked to her parents. Hopefully the changes are in process. Really appreciate your input and help.
Added by DJ Scieszinski on Jun 23, 2015 6:40 PM
DJ Scieszinski
RE: John Sinskey

His wife's name was Elizabeth "Lizzie" Pambourine.
She died January 3, 1934 in Ottumwa but I haven't been able to find her obit.
Added by DJ Scieszinski on Jun 23, 2015 8:37 AM
IRISH EYES ARE SMILING
EUGENE LANGGIN III~~~Can you help with this??
My name is Stacy Kay Langgin. My father is Harold (Gene) Eugene Langgin III. He lives in Ottumwa, IA. I have been trying to find him for a couple of years now. I have contacted all the family members on Facebook. No one can seem to locate him.

Do you have an suggestions or any help you can offer me? I know he is on social security disability and lives with an unknown woman with medical issues.

Any advice or help would be greatly appreciated.
Added by IRISH EYES ARE SMILING on Jun 22, 2015 2:41 PM
John Sloan
Find A Grave Memorial# 69685570
Thank you for taking and posting the photo for Arthur Dimock. Regards John
Added by John Sloan on Jun 22, 2015 5:31 AM
Charmie
Land and Duffield
Thank you for posting the photos for this family on their Find A Grave memorials. Your help is appreciated.
Added by Charmie on Jun 20, 2015 3:29 PM
KC Jayhawker
Elizabeth Spurgeon
Thank you so very, very much for the excellent photo of Elizabeth (Betty) Spurgeon's headstone at Ottumwa Cemetery.
Your time and effort are greatly appreciated!
Would it be possible to add this photo to Betty's husband; Jesse Spurgeon's Memorial # 98472760 as well? They are buried side by side (I don't want to violate any copy right laws or take credit for your work, that is why I am asking if you would post it.) Again, MANY Thanks!!!
Kindest regards,
Sandi
Added by KC Jayhawker on Jun 17, 2015 12:48 PM
Wendy
RE: Lowenberg
Just wanted to say thank you for what you found. They were all linked to the wrong people ..except for Charlotte. She was linked to the correct Edward as his Mother. And the other Edward William..is actually Edwin C...I sent corrections to Sara, and felt bad as I screwed up the numbers myself in my message to her and sent this long message twice..But I just wanted to say thanks again. Wendy
Added by Wendy on Jun 17, 2015 8:05 AM
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