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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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Nancy Eliason Walker
RE: Linus Minor
HI again...Jane and John were from Grand Rapids. Nancy
Added by Nancy Eliason Walker on May 06, 2016 1:37 PM
Nancy Eliason Walker
RE: Linus Minor
HI Joe...My Hamelinks were parents of one of my best childhood friends, Joan, and we are still in touch. I will ask her, that was a big famiy. Jane was my mom's friend and my piano teacher. They were neighbors as well. Small world, huh? Nancy
Added by Nancy Eliason Walker on May 06, 2016 1:34 PM
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
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