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Debbie (#46911311)
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Bio Photo I would be more than happy to help you with your ancestors in any way I can. I do a lot of volunteer look ups for find a grave contributors, I do not mind helping you with your brick wall.

**PLEASE.... PLEASE do not put copies of birth, death or marriage certificates or photo copies of any of these records, in the photo section of my memorials. If you want to point something out, just send document. Please be respectful and do not plaster such documents where pictures should be instead.

Thanks to everyone who visited and kindly left flowers on my memorials.

My surnames:
Fark, Hunsicker, Seem-Sim, Ziegler, Winters, McIntosh, Meckstroth, Bloom, Frankfather, Harjehausen, Flinn, Musgrave, Staley, Gockerman, Clemens, Duvall, Tyson, Kinker, Huelsmeyer, McCollough, Keyser/Kyser, Ries, Lowe, Fuls, McKitrick, Swartz, Meyers/Myers, Bambauer, Beck, Comstock, Schaffner, David, Hulet, Wilcox, Knepper, Williams.
*Schaffner by Mother's 2nd marriage

Husband's side:
Roepcke, Roederer, Distelhorst, Bubolz, Penrod, Hecht, Boving, Schenck, Chambers, Dohn, Rench, Jeske, Pillsbury, Pingle, Shields, Humphries, Bonebrake, Sites, Libotorf, Beck, Gother, Brown, Hanson, Buetow, VanStraten, Wolf.

**A very special thank you to Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey, Jaxxon and Ellen Headington for all the wonderful tombstone pictures they have added to my Memorials the past few years. Thank you for going above and beyond for those who have passed on into God's loving arms.

*Proud decorated Firefighter Mom

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apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
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RE: Johannes Dunkelberger.
Hi Debbie,
Nice job with the memorials on find a grave.
I've been researching the Dunkelberger family for a friend Dorothy (Dottie) Dunkelberger Earle. She lives in Illinois. She's a descendant of William Dunkelberger (b. 06MAR1863 Knox, Starke, IN - d. 30APR1926 Streator, La Salle, IL).
Do you or someone in the family have all this information on a program? Could you send me a copy? It would be greatly appreciated.
My email:
Added by cheri on Feb 15, 2017 3:13 PM
RE: No duplicate
Thanks for adding your info for Rev David Davis. Unfortunately, I don't think he has a headstone. I photographed every headstone and I can't find it! I have also walked the whole cemetery & wrote down all the names of the headstones (I have 1/2 of section 3 to finish). Do you know where he was buried?
Added by nfbandmom1 on Feb 11, 2017 11:26 PM
RE: Ethel Dennis
Thanks :)
Added by KaosKru on Jan 24, 2017 1:45 PM
Pat Skinner
RE: Memorial #119178417
Would you please look at the papers and see if there is anything that could be used for proof of Experience's last name and her and Michael's marriage? I know that he was married to an Experience, but I haven't found anything [other than other people saying it in their trees and offering no proof] to show what her last name was, that she was married to Michael or who she was the daughter of. There were 2 Experience Newton's born in Marlborough, 1 to John Newton, Sr. [There is also 1 recorded as married to John Smith in 1710 in the same town, possibly her] and another one married to John Newton's son, John, Jr. in 1699. Since our Experience's 1st child was born in 1707, Jr's daughter would have been too young to have been ours. If John Sr's daughter is the one that married John Smith in that town, then she is not ours, as ours had children by Michael before and after that date. See my delima? First I need to make sure her last name was Newton.
Added by Pat Skinner on Dec 18, 2016 8:16 AM
Pat Skinner
Memorial #119178417
Hi Debbie,
On the Memorial for Experience Newton, where did you get the info that she was married to Michael Hulet? I know that he was married to a gal named Experience as those names are on their children's birth records, however I have not been able to find any proof or anyone who has proof that her last name was actually Newton. If you have any, please share. :) I know that the one Experience Newton in Lynn, MA. married John Smith in 1710 according to records. The other one there would have been to young to have married Michael, and appears to have died young.
Added by Pat Skinner on Dec 17, 2016 6:48 AM
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Added by ProgBase on Dec 11, 2016 7:36 PM
Fascinating about the Mennonite Cemetery! Sounds like it was quite an exploration, and I applaud your spirit in getting out there and investigating.

Ruth Brill was a huge help to my aunt, Maude Olsen, and I treasure the copies of the letters she exchanged with my aunt. They've been a great help in my attempts to figure out where my relations are buried.

So sad that you lost photos and documents to Ralph Brown. I hope that you did not lose the Frankfother book. I had limited interaction with him, but he did turn sour on me. After his departure from Find A Grave I was able to take over management of a number of memorials he'd created for my relations.

Eager to hear more about Ruth, and glad to know that she's still going strong.
Added by Daniel on Dec 09, 2016 12:06 PM
RE: Frankfother

I don't know Ruth Brill, but my aunt Maude Olsen was in contact with her years ago (she died in 2007) about the Frankfother connection, and I have some copies of correspondence between them.

Mary Margaret Bloom was my great grandmother, her daughter, Cora, being my grandmother (Bosler). I have a fair amount of photos, particularly of my great aunt Leona, with whom my grandmother was particularly close. My aunt Maude Olsen had much more, and I assume her surviving son, Richard, has them.

I've been trying to straighten out where Mary and Thomas Frankfother, and Leona, are buried, but there is conflicting information, including in official records and obituaries of the day. I believe they are buried in the Jerry City Cemetery, their tombstones lost.

Excuse my tardy response, but I just found your message. Also excuse my blank, accidental message.

All the best,
Daniel Bosler
Added by Daniel on Dec 07, 2016 11:14 PM
Kris Harper Bush
RE: Hunsaker
Well thank you, I love how we all add to each other's research and experience on this site. Good luck in your researching!
Added by Kris Harper Bush on Dec 01, 2016 4:08 PM
RE: Very Strange

I am pretty confident that Lysander Mortimer Van Dyke died in Florida. I can ask my father if he knows why he was living there at that time.

Wife #1 Minerva Minnie May Schafer Van Dyke-died March 1939 in NJ.
children: Irma, Lawrence, Wava, Bessie, Jessie

Wife #2 Mary "Mollie" Kester Getzinger Van Dyke
no children
Married Lysander August 1939 Lima, Ohio.

Paulsboro, NJ is where Lysander Mortimer's daughter (Irma Van Dyke Woodard) from his first marriage lived. According to my dad, Minnie Van Dyke developed parkinsons disease. Near the end, she went to live with her daughter Irma and her husband Andrew Woodard. She died while living with them. Lysander was a bit of a "rounder" according to my dad and was living in Ohio at the time.

Minnie died in March of 1939. At the time Lysander was living at the boarding house of Mary "Mollie" Kester Getzinger in Lima, Ohio. According to my records Lysander married Mollie in August 1939. My father remembers meeting Mollie but didn't realize that his grandfather ever actually married her. I have a copy of their wedding announcement from 1939.

Census records support this oral record I received from my dad. Please let me know if you need any additional clarification on the grave records.
Added by gmosher on Nov 21, 2016 7:07 PM
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