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Amy (Decker) Veenendall (#47104012)
 member for 8 years, 7 months, 18 days
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Bio Photo ----At this time I'm trying to link and add as much information to each of the memorials in Oakridge. If I am related to an individual, I will put my connection next to the flower on the memorial. Please ask for transfer if you are closer related. Hope you find the information we've added helpful and useful.

Please send edits for births, deaths and linking family through the edit tab the findagrave memorial. Please and Thank You

I have been doing family research since 1999.
My direct family lines are Surnames : BABCOCK, BRIEGEL, BURNS, CRAWFORD, DE LA VERGNE, ESSELTINE, HILLS, HUNTLEY, KIMMER, KRAUS, MASTERS, MONROE, PEABODY, ROLLER, Van Fleet/Van Vleet, WATERS, WEBB, YAUDES/JAUDES and a few extras. Trying to figure out brick walls of some of the family tree has pushed me to even do more research than I had expected to do when I had first started. It's very addicting. If you see **** on a memorial, that means I have an obituary and need to add more information to that memorial.

I have contacted the Marshall newspaper and asked if I may add the older obituaries to findagrave. They said it was fine as long as I give credit to the paper I found them in. The older obituaries have helpful information in them. They list other family members, their locations at the time of the family members death, funeral home information and interment location. For some researchers, obituaries can make the difference and point them in the right direction of where to search first.

Please don't duplicate the memorials we've created in Oakridge. It makes it difficult if there is a duplicate when we try to link family together. Contact one of us with the additional information you have and we can add it or get the memorial transferred over to you.

We are trying to input all the burials for Oakridge Cemetery and make each memorial as complete as possible. There are over 15,000 memorials for this cemetery alone. There are several individuals working together toward completion of our goals. Our main goal is to find homes for each one of the memorials that we've input (that we are not related to).

We have burial listings for Oakridge Cemetery from 1839 to August 2011. Thank you Bill Kinney, Kate Keller, Tara, and Keith Burkhead, Fraya, Deb and many others for taking the time and helping with adding/updating information, obits and taking photos of the memorials.

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Bob Barnes
Barnes graves Oakridge Cemetery
Would you pleas transfer the following graves back to me that are in Oakridge Cemetery:
James Barnes, # 62095315 my grandfather, your entry contains incorrect information
Florence Barnes, # 70059538 my aunt
Marilyn Elizabeth Barnes # 70059538 buried on my grandparents lot

Thank you,

Bob Barnes
Added by Bob Barnes on Oct 08, 2017 9:17 PM
Karen Buttery
Hi Amy
Just thought I would say hi!
Hope all is well!!
Added by Karen Buttery on Aug 02, 2017 3:31 PM
Donna Miller
Maria (Van Wie) Bankson
The Burhans Genealogy by Samuel Burhans, Jr (1894) gives Maria's birthdate as 22 January 1804 so I think you are correct. This is Maria Van Wie.
Added by Donna Miller on Jul 27, 2017 8:10 PM
Charles Ransom, 181464328
There appears to be two Charles Ransoms. One, Charles Dwight Ransom #60390868, under your oversight and the one I just entered into the Cross Village Twp Cemetery in Emmet County. I suggest the Cross Village Charles was the husband of Elizabeth (Etawnawcawmego) Ransom #179447630, who is also buried there, and not Charles Dwight Ransom.
Added by Celeste on Jul 17, 2017 6:09 PM
William Harvey
RE: Joseph Merrills and Mary Ann Jenks
Hi Amy

Thank you for your reply and investigation.We have not been able to find the marriage either and think there is a good possibility that the records could have been destroyed. Many thanks once again for your time.

Kind regards

William Harvey
Added by William Harvey on Jan 20, 2017 5:32 AM
William Harvey
Joseph Merrills and Mary Ann Jenks
Hi Amy

My name is Bill Harvey and my wife and I have been doing Ancestry for about 6 years. We have two main public trees - The Harvey Tree and The Merrills Tree.
I write to you today about the Merrills Tree where we have Joseph Merrills married to Mary Ann Jenks.
We note that you have submitted headstone details for both these people and wonder if you have a marriage for them. We know that Joseph lived and worked with the Jenks family in 1850 in Michigan and that they got married about that time but are unable to find evidence of the marriage.

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards

Bill and Maureen Harvey
Added by William Harvey on Dec 01, 2016 3:22 AM
Patricia Neil
Lucy Andrews Sonickson
Hi Amy,
Just wondering if you were able to locate great aunt Lucy. Did you ever check in the area she last lived? I did e-mail that library but never received a response back. Hope all is well with you. Crossing fingers you were able to locate great aunt Lucy Sonickson, Sebastian, Winterstein. Patti Neil
Added by Patricia Neil on Oct 15, 2016 8:01 AM
Mark and Gloria Pospichal
Added by Mark and Gloria Pospicha... on Sep 15, 2016 12:16 AM
Jenny Griffin
Lewis Halsel # 79728600
message 2; has his death cert., last name wrong. d. 13 Jan 1937 Convis, Calhoun, Michigan. Cert signed by his sister.
Added by Jenny Griffin on Aug 27, 2016 1:44 PM
Jenny Griffin
Lewis Halsel # 79728600
I am wondering if this could be Lewis Lee Lester Halsel b. 19 SEPT 1879 Leroy, Michigan, USA. His 1st wife Rhoda Bush Wolf (divorced) 2nd wife Sarah Rayburn Halsel Dawson # 78403400. Sarah's obit (d. 1941)states that he died several years before her. Sarah was my great grand mother.
Added by Jenny Griffin on Aug 27, 2016 12:29 PM
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