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Deborah Wall (#46976690)
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Bio Photo We Are The Chosen

We are the chosen. In each family there is one who seems called to find
the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to
tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing
life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe.
All tribes have one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those
who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In
finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before
now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the
ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; you would be proud of us." How many times
have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me?
I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I
and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be
lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this
happen." The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to
doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able
to accomplish, how they contributed to what we are today. It goes to
respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up,
their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to deep
pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us.
It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us at
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Ruthann Dorsey Patterson
We Are the Chosen
May I use your reading? I'd like to share it with my family this summer at our family reunion. It says everything I believe about connecting to our ancestors. Did you compose it? It's beautiful...
Added by Ruthann Dorsey Patterson on Feb 18, 2017 6:49 PM
Ruthann Dorsey Patterson
RE: William Dorsey
Thank you for the obituary. I've added it to his memorial.
Added by Ruthann Dorsey Patterson on Feb 18, 2017 6:44 PM
L. McKinnon
RE: Richard Coakley
Thank you, Deborah for passing that along. You kind of blew my mind for a few minutes... I couldn't figure out how you knew I was looking into the Coakley family history... then I realized it was from the edit I requested a few days ago.

Thanks again!
Added by L. McKinnon on Feb 17, 2017 2:36 PM
Not so Irish
RE: ?
Was a note documenting the edits I submitted for memorial #27079440 you have. Thank you for all your work. You are the keeper of many of family. Gail
Added by Not so Irish on Feb 17, 2017 1:43 AM
Gary Adams
Request Link: Maud (McIntire) Wieneke
Please link Maud (McIntire) Wieneke (#26685800) with her husband, Edward Cracraft Wieneke (#111589864). I've added some photos of them. Thanks!
Added by Gary Adams on Feb 12, 2017 4:38 PM
Gary Adams
Request Link: Idella (Wieneke) Johnson
Request that you make the following connection: Link Idella (Wieneke) Johnson to her first husband, William J. Johnson Sr (Find A Grave #129890513). They had nine children, one with whom Im still in contact. Note: there are two memorials for the same Idella Wieneke. One is the memorial that you manage. The other is Find A Grave #129890434, which links Idella with her second husband, Edward Brannen, to whom she was married for only two years (65-67).
Added by Gary Adams on Feb 12, 2017 4:04 PM
Gary Adams
Request Link: Sarah E. (Coen) Horner
Request that you make the following connection: Link Sarah Elizabeth (Coen) Horner to her Mother, Mary (Hart) Coen Find A Grave #111990124. Thanks!
Added by Gary Adams on Feb 12, 2017 4:02 PM
Gary Adams
RE: The Daily Republic - Monongahela, PA. Jan. 16, 1912 Page 4
I forgot to mention that since I don't have edit writes to August Wieneke's memorial Bio, I put what information I have under his picture. As I'm sure you know, you have to click on the photo to see the comments. I have three newspaper clippings on him: one regarding his 100th birthday party, one when he reached 105, and the last is his obituary. His birthplace is identified as Hiesbeck, Germany, in one article and as Heisenbeck, Germany, in another. I cannot seem to find either town on the Internet. I was always told that Edward Fred Wieneke was from Stuttgart, but haven't seen any confirmation of that. Edward's death certificate just reads Germany, and identifies cause of death as a "cerebral hemorrhage." Oh yes, there is a "typo" in my previous message regarding August's wife Elizabeth's year of death. According to her headstone, it was 1930, not 1931. Two of the three newspaper clippings stated that she died in much for accuracy in the news! Sorry!
Happy Saturday!
Added by Gary Adams on Feb 11, 2017 3:46 PM
Gary Adams
RE: The Daily Republic - Monongahela, PA. Jan. 16, 1912 Page 4
Hello! Sorry for my delayed always. Thanks for sharing (and finding) the interesting article with reference to August. I'm still looking for additional information on Edward.
Added by Gary Adams on Feb 08, 2017 5:56 PM
Robert Leedom
RE: Carl P Smoot
My Pleasure
Added by Robert Leedom on Feb 05, 2017 8:57 AM
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