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dek_tx (#47124601)
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Please note that my memorials are my relatives, with the exception of one or two. If you are a closer relative to anyone I have on here, such as great granddaughter, etc, I will be happy to transfer the memorial to you as long as it isn't my direct ancestor.


I don't mean to sound hateful, but I have traveled extensively in the U.S. and Europe to research my lines. I've also DNA tested my family and some cousins in the pursuit of finding remote connections.

I've been interested in my genealogy since I was a child. My father was the family historian, and I have taken over where he left off. Only this time DNA is part of my research.

Although my father's grandparents came over from Bohemia in 1881, his mother's maternal line, and all my mother's lines were here in colonial times. So, one part of me is in only a 3rd generation American, and the other part is an 11th generation.

My grandfather Frank Kruta was adopted by his stepfather James Kruta. His biological father remains unknown until a Y-DNA match is found.

My father's lines are the Braums, and Zemans who originated in Bohemia and immigrated through Ellis Island around 1876. They went to Chicago, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.

His maternal lines are the Yagers and Velmans (Veulemans) from Missouri via Germany and East Flanders, the Barlows from the Germanna Colony in Virginia, and the Singletons and Siberts from Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri, and Yoakums and Keeneys from West VA. Dwight Yoakam is a 7th cousin

My mother's maternal lines are the Greenes, Bruners, Tarrants, McCurrys, Russells, G'Fellers, Hubers/Hoovers (Amish/Mennonite), Mercers, Taylors, Browns, Painters from Greene County, TN. There's a 250 year history back there since that's where my grandmother was born. Also, the Watkins from Sullivan County, TN, the Tarrants and Manloves from Dover, Delaware. We share a common Manlove ancestor with the branch who married into the du Pont (chemical company) line, and the Allisons from Maryland.

Her paternal lines are the Burns from Scotland to Pennsylvania, the Smiths from Tennessee, and the Cloyds and O'Banions from Kentucky.

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Edith J. Bruner
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RE: 96942643
They were found on her Ohio DC.
Added by Honor on Jan 13, 2017 2:45 PM
Richard Parker

I cann't find any connections to Robert Snodgrass.

If you have any buried in the Snodgrass Cemetery in Bates County, Missouri, I might have a connection there. This cemetery is located on the Henry and Bates County line on Highway H which runs from Montrose, Missouri to Bulter, Missouri.

Also there is a small Snodgrass Cemetery in Henry County, Missouri just outside the Montrose Wildlife Refuge. Most of the tombstones are gone now.

Added by Richard Parker on Jan 05, 2017 10:47 AM
Larry & Helen in Ok.
RE: Rachel Tilford
Please send me Rachel's Find A Grave# I can't find her. I guess I have wrong number written down.
Thanks - Larry
Added by Larry & Helen in Ok. on Jan 04, 2017 11:50 AM
Eric Taylor
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Mary "Polly" O'Banion Cloyd, and John Cloyd photo removed.
Added by Eric Taylor on Jan 04, 2017 10:46 AM
Amanda Fox 50336795
"There's a page for her 19463892. She was married to Elbert Fox. "

After extensive research - some facts coincide but too many do NOT - although they are both named Amanda, I'm not convinced they are one and the same.

Thanks for your input.
Added by SMG on Dec 31, 2016 4:19 PM
christi yeager
I am a Yeager, from Oklahoma, Francis H Yeager is my great grandfather. Don't know what I can do to help, but I am also needing info on my family. Thanks
Added by christi yeager on Nov 10, 2016 9:02 AM
It would appear that I have a DNA connection to the Allison's that connect to your Tarrant family. I'm wondering if you know of any male descendants of this family that would do a Ydna test. Thank you!

Sue Collins
Added by Sue on Oct 30, 2016 8:53 PM
Bill Mears
Earl Greene
Thank you for the information I made the changes and since you are a close family member I transferred the management for Earl and Herriett to you. I also seen you had a photo request for Jasper Green at Graceland Cem. in Decatur. I shot it today and it is posted. Marker on the west side was Jasper and Ella Green and on the east side was Charles H. and Josie Layman. You have my permission to use any of my pictures.
Bill Mears
Added by Bill Mears on Sep 19, 2016 6:50 PM
Helen Snyder
What is Helen Snyder's memorial number?
Herbert Casteel's memorial does not show anyone as a sibling, but I'll check when I get your reply.
Added by Jean on Aug 26, 2016 9:35 AM
Kim Poyner Woodhouse
I recently connected Francis H Yeager to his parents (Francis and Sarah). This seems to be a direct line of your family. Let me know if you would like a transfer. I also found obituaries for Alice McCall and Effie Kruta if you are interested (please email me so I can send you the image:

Added by Kim Poyner Woodhouse on May 07, 2016 1:34 PM
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