Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Advertisement
Joe Verreau (#48134890)
 member for 2 years, 11 months, 12 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
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.
 Contact:
or
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 308 Memorials Added
 • 331 Memorials Managed
 • 2 Memorials/Week
 • 908 Photos
 • 26 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 8 Virtual Flowers
 • 11 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 6 Fame Ratings
Search Contributor's Records

 
First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Bates - England (3)
Bates - Missouri (13)
Bates - New England (22)
deed holders 8450 (17)
Lovejoy War Veterans (102)
MyTeachers (21)
Smith - Missouri (25)
Vernon Twp - founders & p... (18)
Verreau (41)
Veterans of Military Svc (20)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Messages left for Joe Verreau (67)[Leave Message]
Nancy Eliason Walker
Linus Minor
HI Joe, Thanks for the photo of Linus MInors gravestone. This is my husband's greatgreatgrandfather. I do appreciate your efforts in our behalf. Nancy Walker
Added by Nancy Eliason Walker on May 03, 2016 3:56 PM
Dana
RE: Records for Joseph Senske
Even so,I met Julie about forty years ago.I had went to school with her husband
She stills accepts the genealogical society's record as the correct and "gospel" truth.
I tried to tell her it is incorrect as we corresponded with Marian before she died. She did not want to hear it.
Added by Dana on Nov 02, 2015 2:29 PM
Dana
RE: Records for Joseph Senske
Yes it does!
Now if I could correct the posting for him, correcting his name but the poster thinks her source is correct. She thinks Senske is his middle name looking at record and grave monument.
Tried to explain that his mother was my grandmother's cousin- would not budge for a transfer to correct it.
Added by Dana on Nov 02, 2015 10:39 AM
Dana
RE: Records for Joseph Senske
Joe.
That record cut out,but does sound right.
Joe Senske probably died when his parents were back and forth to Florida before moving there.Grandparents (my g-g aunt and uncle) were planning on staying in Florida,so their spot at the family plot was open.
Added by Dana on Nov 01, 2015 12:27 PM
Dana
Records for Joseph Senske
Joe,
Where did you find this record? Curious to know more about it since it reflects the second gravestone I've found a discrepency with.
I know the local genealogical society has transcribed the monuments and take them at face value as the actual record,but I am guilty of the same thing.
As far as my Strang relation, they are dead or in Florida and have a married name, so it's kinda of out of the question tracking them down.
Added by Dana on Oct 31, 2015 8:36 AM
Dana
Records for Joseph Senske
Joe,
Where did you find this record? Curious to know more about it since it reflects the second gravestone I've found a discrepency with.
I know the local genealogical society has transcribed the monuments and take them at face value as the actual record,but I am guilty of the same thing.
As far as my Strang relation, they are dead or in Florida and have a married name, so it's kinda of out of the question tracking them down.
Added by Dana on Oct 31, 2015 8:36 AM
Dana
Joseph Senske
Joe, You might be right on him.I thought his parents were in Traverse City at the time,but my grandmother would only show the Christmas cards she got from her, I still have a picture of her(Marian) floating around here. Marian and her ex-Peter would accompany Charlie and Mary to Florida each year after the fishing season ended on Grand Traverse Bay with their children.
As far as Strangs,Bernard was my hope until he died,trying to ask about his cousins.Was not sure that Frank August Strang was even related until his obit. was in the paper.
Amazing what you find out when someone passes on.
Added by Dana on Oct 29, 2015 12:51 PM
Dana
Joseph Senske
Added by Dana on Oct 29, 2015 12:32 PM
Dana
RE: Rose Kneblewski Strang
Will check before putting Joseph and Rose any where.Frank R. Strang and wife Lucy must have lived at Jacob Kneblewski's farm after his passing? Frank passed away about 1947 in Traverse City.
Lucy did not die in Gd. Traverse Co though.
I knew their granddaughter Cathy (Strang) Burns before she passed away.Her husband Bob kind of mean at times. Cathy and Bob,I thought divorced and later reconciled,remarried. Cathy was always nice but she was Bob's girl. Cathy's dad,Frank August Strang and Cathy are at Memorial Gardens.
Added by Dana on Oct 28, 2015 9:00 PM
Dana
Bernard Strang
Joe,
I've put Bernard and Clarice in Oakwood Cem.
There wasn't a lot about them. Bernard's uncle,John W. Strang was married to my great grandfather's cousin Helen Cerkowski
Frank R. Strang married to Lucy Davis are at Mt. Calvary in Isadore, is brother of John W. and Joseph Strang.
The lady at Oakwood cemetery offices is Kathy,very helpful but records are not always the best.
The instance of Joseph Senske,buried in the Winowiecki lot has Winowiecki on the grave stone.
He was my grandmother's cousin's child.(Grandson of Charlie and Mary (Flis) who lived in Florida. His mother,Marian Senske moved to Florida about 1923 with her parents and husband,later divorced in 1943.I can not convince a gal on this site that his name was not Winowiecki but Senske without buying the death certif. So I've let her keep it at Joe Winowiecki.
Added by Dana on Oct 28, 2015 8:26 PM
[View all messages...]
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service