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Lilbuddy (#47845606)
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Bio Photo "It wonders me," heard in a lecture from a professor at Monmouth College (IL).

Learning and sharing stories is what I find facinating... death and survival stories accorded by Native Indians, ancestors present at the same engagements of Union and Confederate relatives during the Civil War; ones whom made a difference in the lives of others; and in particular, locations where paths crossed (of family ancestors, well before my wife and I personally met by over one hundred years!

A striking story of a relative whom gifted a black child as a wedding present to their daughter can be read by reading the story of Ann Melinda "Black Ann" Lewis Hilliard.

A link to my ancestral past:

Oh let me not forgotten lie,
Lest you forget that you must die;
For Death's a debt to nature due,
Which I have paid and so must you.

Esther (Reed) Edgerton [1766-1792]

Remember those old puzzles that sat in Grandma's closet that were used and abused by all of your older cousins and siblings only getting dragged out again when the old folks started talking genealogy and there was nothing else for us kids to do?

Inevitably, there was a missing piece or pieces where some of the picture is torn away. The family line is reported to be true, but the participants arn't around to tell us if the pieces fit better somewhere else!

Yet those puzzles can still be assembled. There might be a few holes here and there, but the frame is together and there is a connection from side to side and top to bottom. The picture is not as clear as we might like to see it if we wanted a print to frame and put on the wall, but you can still tell that it's a lion, or kitten, or pig, or whatever sort of puzzle you intended to put together. (Let's not get started on knowing when the pieces from the pig puzzle get mixed in with the lion puzzle that's a whole story unto itself.). Let's all help to get the picture right again!

Have a great day!
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P.Brewer
Peper Family of Pultneyville,NY
Thank you so much for the photos of the Peper family in Pultneyville, NY. Do you know if the stones for the rest of the family are still there?
I really appreciate your work for Find A Grave. There is no way I would have ever been able to see these if you hadn't posted them.
Added by P.Brewer on May 13, 2014 6:39 PM
♥ Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman ♥
Abraham Peper Memorial# 93500665
Hello, Is there anyway that you can get a copy of this obituary. I seen you made his memorial for Abraham Peper and his wife.

Pultneyville, Wayne, New York, USA; Obituary notice appeared in " Wayne County Sentinel" May 21, 1845

The book you talked about has this as to the obituary.

They are my 4th grandfather and grandmother.

Thank you for your time
Wendy EBENSTEIN Norman
Added by ♥ Wendy EBENSTEIN N... on Mar 15, 2014 2:30 AM
Lyrita Gochenouer
UTZ FAMILY
Here's a little more on the Utz family. Vaughan's mother's full name was Louisa Magaret (nee Weekly) Utz. She was born in Madison Co., Virginia to Wesley and Edna Yowell Weekley, per MO death Cert 6479. She and her husband, James W. Utz, are buried in Ridge Park Cemetery.
Added by Lyrita Gochenouer on Sep 10, 2013 1:54 PM
Lyrita Gochenouer
VAUGHAN TERRELL UTZ
Your asked about his parents on the Ridge Park Memorial for Mr. Utz. His father was J.W. Utz from Virginia. HIs mother was Louisa Weakley Utz, also born in Virginia. Vaughan was married to Virginia Price Utz. His birth date is 8/25/1887; death date is 3/8/1942. Cause of death was Lympho Sarcoma of the Ileum. MO Death Certificate #12188. Born in Glasgow, Vaughan was a farmer and a policeman.
Added by Lyrita Gochenouer on Sep 10, 2013 1:49 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
RE: Etta Hopkins Mettick
Your page was created based on a maiden name. Mary Etta was buried under Minnick, not Mettick and listed as Minnick in church, county, and State records. Her legal name upon death is Mary Etta Minnick, death certificate # 1983-MN-013545.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Sep 04, 2013 4:53 PM
MN Headstone Hunter
Trinity cemetery , Renville county
Would you be so kind to delete the Etta Hopkins memorial please? She is buried in this cemetery under her married name Minnick; I can sure transfer the Minnick memorial to you.
Thanks so much.
Added by MN Headstone Hunter on Sep 03, 2013 8:30 AM
Vanessa
Emery Blaine Vawter
According to the 1910 US Census (Missouri) Emery was not an only child. He had a sister, Fannie, born in 1906 and a brother, Fred, born in 1909. Would you please correct this when you get a chance? Thanks!
Added by Vanessa on Aug 31, 2013 7:16 PM
Peachy Pringle
Melissa Treman Updike Albee
Can you tell me anything about Melissa?
Added by Peachy Pringle on Aug 23, 2013 10:37 AM
Ron Chapin
Isabella Phelps Rice
Made additions to her memorial.
Found Dr. David in Oregon and linked him also.
Thank you !
Ron
Added by Ron Chapin on Aug 21, 2013 3:44 PM
James Seidelman
Kate Marshall 5901276
This memorial was made from cemetery records. Keith Drinkal is the cemetery caretaker and has the files.
Added by James Seidelman on Aug 15, 2013 12:06 PM
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