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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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Diane Gravlee
RE: Rachael Lindley marker
Joe, I talked my husband into stopping at the Newburg Cemetery today on our way from Alpena to Wayland, Michigan on a trip from South Carolina. We took a screwdriver, putty knife and flat blade shovel and discovered that Rachael's marker was partially exposed with just her given name above the sod in between the burials for Loomis and Post as you described it. We unearthed 3 more parts of the marker...two small parts that revealed her birth date and her husband, Silas', given name. Then we pulled out the bottom part that was buried vertically to reveal her death date. What fun we had! The photos are posted to her memorial in that cemetery if you want to take a look! Thanks for your help in this quest.
Added by Diane Gravlee on Aug 30, 2015 6:29 PM
Dana
RE: campeaus
Joe
Hard to believe Steve is passed away. His daughter Abby is about 15 now - I remember her mother as a baby.
Jeff I worked with 44 years ago. He had to pay the time later.
I don't know what for.
What do you think of Harry's account of the murder? A lawyer's account compared to a court reporter's (Mardi's)?
Then there's Larry Wakefield's account. Dana
Added by Dana on Aug 09, 2015 4:11 PM
Dana
campeaus
Joe
When they lived there had been early 30's. My great aunts had lived across the road since being born in 1912 and 1914.That farm has been in my family since 1907.
I remember Campeaus living down the road since the 70's.
I knew Jeff and Steve and his girlfriend Janet. Dana
Added by Dana on Aug 06, 2015 9:25 AM
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
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