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Joe Verreau (#48134890)
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I grew up in Dearborn, Michigan; still living in Michigan (Durand, the railroad capitol of Shiawassee county). I was born with an insatiable curiosity about my family history which was completely unslaked until one very lucky day a genealogist from the Quebec branch, or perhaps I should say Quebec root, of the family forwarded a history of our family all the way from Bartholemei the blacksmith and his new bride Marthe Quitel, one of Les Filles du Roi, in the 17th century.

Since joining FAG I've gained an interest in my local cemetery, Lovejoy, and its historical context in Shiawassee county. I believe our cemeteries are a remarkable community asset to be preserved and shared.

I have been drawn to findagrave because I value the contribution that I feel we are making to the individuals and their families in our communities. I appreciate the work of the contributors who have come before me and hope that I am similarly making a return contribution. What I post, pictures and information, is intended for the shared, personal use of contributors and guests of findagrave, ie not financial gain.
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sharon cartwright
Walarian
Hi Joe, thanks for bringing that to my attention but i believe they are two different people, name, death date, and parents different. I see they have a pic of Valarian's death cert. Thanks, Sharon
p.s. I think i shall write to that other person and ask about it.
Added by sharon cartwright on Jul 25, 2015 4:38 PM
Dana
Isadore's Secret
Joe
Check out Larry Wakefield's book "Butcher's Dozen" . It has Larry's account on the murder.
Or if you can find it the original " The Errant Nun" by Harry Milostan- out of print. I have read them different aspects of same incident.
I was looking for more info on the Flis family at Isadore. Check out my Find A Grave memorials I have done on my relatives.
Dana
Added by Dana on Jul 24, 2015 6:23 PM
Dana
Frank kadrovach
Joe
I remember his son John who lived on 3 mile Rd. He died year I graduated HS. It was spelled Kedrovicz. Dana
Added by Dana on Jul 24, 2015 9:44 AM
Dana
alfred campeau sr.
Joe
If my great aunt was still alive she could verify it.She lived across the road since she was born until she passed away except for the time they spent in Edenville.
My grandparents lived in Campeau's stone house in late 40's.
I still have pictures around somewhere. of the Secor Rd. house. They lived in the house from about 1946 to 1950. Very cold was my grandmother's comment. I still live down the road now. Dana
Added by Dana on Jul 24, 2015 9:33 AM
Dana
alfred campeau sr.
Added by Dana on Jul 24, 2015 9:20 AM
Dana
RE: winowieckis/drombrecks and many of mine
Joe
Yes Mardi is married or was married to my friend Pete. I met Mardi at her book signing for it. Always looking to see how fhe Flees family is portrayed. My g-g grandfather connected to the cemetery and Jacob Flees sexton followed the priest's orders burying the nun at tbe foot of the cross.To top it off the daughter of the alleged murderess married my great grandfaher's cousin from Milwaukee.A lot of scandals.
It is to be aired on Discovery ID channel sometime this summer.
Your aunts are not setting any lightbulbs off but without last names at this point. Gallivan? Dana
Added by Dana on Jul 23, 2015 5:00 PM
Dana
winowieckis/drombrecks and many of mine
Joe
Many of the German peple inciuding Polish and Bohemian fled Germany in the middle of the night avoiding induction into Kaiser Wilhelm and Chancellor Bismark's armies. Just one of the stories I heard as a child.So really they probably hid when the census worker came in the US. Dana
Added by Dana on Jul 16, 2015 5:32 PM
Dana
Winowieckis
Joe
People on here list deceased for the number of people. They really do not know or not sure who they have listed.
Joseph W. Senske grandson of Charlie and Mary Winowiecki of Florida. The poster has info off a sheet (genealogical group). Can not get them to straighten out info.His headstone at Oakwood Catholic is with Winowieckis. Therefore his name is Joseph Senske Winowiecki. His mother (my grandmother's cousin) Marian Winowiecki Senske was dependent on parents and grandparents when he died. She later divorced her husband.
Pitor is posted at Oakwood Catholic just no info.. Once again a sheet - no info.
I'm going a round with a poster on info on my cousin (died of a suicide) trying to change wording to not inflict sorrow so hard on surviving cousins.Sad thing his father's death ruled a suicide also. Dana
Added by Dana on Jul 15, 2015 9:11 AM
Dana
RE: connection of Elizabeth Dombeck
Joe
I realize there was no critism. I suffer some days from a nueropathy of back pain brought on by a surgery that lasted a little too long. But was better than ending up with cancer which would have happened.
I myself want family members to be connected you are building on a memorial for a family.
Peter (Pitor) is related somehow (this was my cousin's. relation on other side- she died two years ago I have taken several relatives and tried to post and connect her family.
Pitor was married to Julia Mikowski. They had Peter John W. married to Elizabeth Kadrovach in 1916.Pitor was same age as Josef's son John.(1860) Lucia knew these family members inside and out.I have to run my computer "cheat sheet" any time I post in her family although I had researched these people about 25 years ago.Peter John's children and grandchildren I've known since moving to Michigan.
I am at early retirement age you probably have a few on me.I am not as organized as I was. Just bare with me. Dana
Added by Dana on Jul 14, 2015 10:17 PM
Dana
connection of Elizabeth Dombeck
Joe
Was tired when I made memorial. I do not look at it as "drawback cut or fault". Some people refuse to connect- not a big deal but it completes. I just forgot to do it. Dana
Added by Dana on Jul 14, 2015 2:28 PM
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