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Daniel Allen (#47353628)
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Bio Photo While I have always been fascinated by graveyards, my interest in genealogy started only a few years ago when I started researching my 2nd great grandfather, who died in the Civil War. During that research, I came across this site and my Grandfather Purcell was my first memorial here. Since then, I have found many of my ancestor's gravesites already listed and I have created many more. It's been a fascinating and educating journey.

Most of my father's relatives were of Irish/Scotch/English descent and from Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana, via Philadelphia, Long Island, and Baltimore. My mother's family was among the early Danish immigrants to the Stonington Peninsula in Delta County, Michigan.

Unfortunately, I am a fair distance from all those places and am unable to regularly visit the graves of my family. Find a Grave is the next best thing. I have found many helpful people here that share my interest in preserving our past.

The names I am actively researching are Petersen, Bonefeld, Hoi, Iversen, Allen, Armstrong, Atkinson, Purcell, Ferry, Pollock, Wood, Wiley, Coe and many others.

I will gladly transfer any memorial of persons to whom I am not related to anyone that is a relative. If I am related to a person and a requester is a closer relative, I will also be glad to make the transfer. Please make any transfer requests, corrections, or Family linkage requests via the Edit tab on the memorial.

Please feel free to use any of the photos I have posted. If you have a better photo of a gravestone or of a person than I have posted, please let me know and I will remove mine.

Please be aware that, while I am happy to post obituaries, I may remove the names of individuals that are still living before posting the obituary. Please do not post photo copies of obituaries to memorials. These should be transcribed and sent to the memorial owner for posting in the bio section.
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I would like to manage this memorial and link her to her family. Please respond. Murtry #4378767
Added by Murtry on Oct 17, 2017 8:07 AM
My Gr Grandparents
Please transfer #3383165 (H.V) and #83383166 (J.R.) to me. I would like to add and manage these memorials. Thank you. Murtry #49378767
Added by Murtry on Oct 16, 2017 9:19 AM
My Grandparents
Please transfer #82922658 (Edward) and #82922659 (Elsie)-Woodlawn Cemetery to me-#49378767-Murtry.
Added by Murtry on Oct 11, 2017 9:03 AM
My Grandparents
Please transfer #84203472 (Clarence) and #84203470 (Bertha)-Fort Howard Cemetery/ to me. #49378767 Murtry. They are my grandparents. Thank you.
Added by Murtry on Oct 11, 2017 8:43 AM
J Williams
woodlawn cemetery, etc.
Thanks for your thoughts on the subject of the Medhurst burials and Jason Williams. I really didn't suppose that you probably had any information on any of them. Medhursts or Jason, but thought I'd ask; to close that door once and for all, if nothing else. To have Jason show up at this point, under the surname of Medhurst was totally out of the blue, and left me newly flummoxed. What a surprise!
Just seems an odd situation, as regards that cemetery, and the fact that that place has not one, but two,.......,two burials in the name of Uncle Jason, who I have always been told disappeared in the Peshtigo Fire, and no remains were ever found to bury after the fire. NOW, suddenly, there are two burials with Jason's name on them, and an even bigger question as to his fate and disposition of his remains, if, indeed, there were any remains to bury in October of 1871.

As an archaeologist for most of my working life, I've had occasion to do my share of burial-related work. I've worked lots with burials and burial grounds much older than Woodlawn. Typically I've found that burial grounds have at very least some certain basic details about who the folks are who populate that particular burial grounds. It surprised me to learn from the person that answered my inquiry at Woodlawn, that the cemetery has nothing of even the most basic, or simplest facts about the burials in their cemetery. The person who responded to my query signed their emails as "Director" at Woodlawn. Most cemetery sextons have access to at very least, a card file of Who owns, and/or resides in what cemetery plot and when they took up "residence" in the burial ground. The most basic facts, at least. The communications I've had with Woodlawn leads me to believe that whatever organization or agency is responsible for that cemetery has nothing at all in the way of a record-keeping system. And as a result, has nothing at all in the way of information about the cemetery's residents. Very odd.
I hope to go over there before the snow flies this fall, just to see what the situation truly is.
In any event..........
Sorry to bother you. Thanks for taking the time to reply.
Jim Williams
Added by J Williams on Sep 10, 2017 10:30 PM
J Williams
Jason Williams, et al.......
Hi Daniel.......
After you transferred Jason Williams to me, I discovered a couple of weeks later that you also manage,four memorials to people named "Medhurst", also in Woodlawn Cemetery, at Allouez, Wisconsin. See below.
Medhurst, August Anton, # 83140011
Medhurst, Helen Elizabeth, # 83140012
Medhurst, Truman Gotz, # 83140014
Medhurst, Jason Williams, # 83140013

This is really weird! I believe that the last name on this list of Medhurst-named "residents of Woodlawn refers to the same Jason Williams that you transferred to me. You see, the Jason Williams that interests me, my granduncle, had an older sister named Mary E. Williams. This Mary E. married a man called Alfred Medhurst, in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1866. Mary and Alfred Medhurst had a daughter named Helen Elizabeth Medhurst, born in 1869 and who died in 1870. It seems too much of a coincidence to think that the Helen Elizabeth Medhurst listed in the roster of Medhursts in Woodlawn Cemetery could be anyone besides the daughter of Mary E. Williams and Alfred Medhurst. Another odd thing, little Helen is listed in death records as dying in 1870 of diarrhea. Her father, Alfred Medhurst died of consumption in 1874, in Salem, Oregon, where he was working as a "Sawmill Engineer". He is buried in Salem.
Further, the U.S. Census of 1870, shows a household in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin, of which Alfred Medhurst, occupation "SawMill Engineer" is the "head." The houshold contains three people, Alfred, Mary, age23, and Helen, age 1. The age reported for this Mary Medhurst agrees with "my" Grandaunt Mary Medhurst's known birth year of 1847.
Now, my question to you is, do you know anything at all about these four burials whose memorials you manage?
I tried to get some information out of the cemetery about the Jason Williams burial that you transferred to me, but got none. The person who responded to my inquiry about burial information was very pleasant and offered to help, but responded to my query by saying they had nothing in the way of burial records. Odd, that. So.......
I just wondered if you'd ever looked into those particular burials and/or if you'd learned anything about them. There is little doubt in my mind that the listed child "Helen" is/was, in fact, grandaunt Mary's daughter, niece, I guess of Jason Williams.
As for the Jason Williams Medhurst, I'm guessing that by October 1871, when Uncle Jason died, Mary Williams Medhurst had returned from Oregon and was living in Green Bay nearby her parents and the children still in their house, so that when young Jason died in the 1871 Peshtigo Fire, Mary owned a burial plot in Woodlawn, with room enough to bury whatever remained of him, which reportedly wasn't much. Also listed in the 1870 Federal Census, in Green Bay, was a household of grt-granddad Jason and grt-grandmother Alzina Williams, with their children, my granddad Frank, Charlie, Jason, Estelle, and Julia. Just a theory, but sounds like it could happen.
So, it looks like there might be two burials in Woodlawn related to my GrandUncle Jason. Again, I just thought I'd ask, but I don't expect you know much more than I'm guessing. From the "shot in the dark Department."
Finally......In your growing up years in Escanaba, did you ever know any Poquettes or Tanguays? My cousin Clayton Tanguay worked at Monkey Ward's store for many years, and was some kind of partner in the Escanaba bowling lanes.
Hope all is well with you and yours.
Jim Williams
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Added by J Williams on Sep 09, 2017 8:46 PM
Topper 🎩
RE: Johann Christmann
Thank you for your help.
Added by Topper 🎩 on Sep 02, 2017 5:28 PM
Topper 🎩
RE: Johann Christmann
Thank you. There may have been a typo on the memorial. It was Johanna (Johann A?) this am. I wanted Johanna changed to Johann Anton. It appears you were able to accept the changes prior to receiving my note. Some folks won't make changes without an explanation. Especially when there's a sex change! ;-)
And thank you for your prompt response. That, too, is a pleasant surprise.
Added by Topper 🎩 on Sep 01, 2017 4:38 PM
Teri Y.
Hi Daniel......thanks so much for the transfer!
Added by Teri Y. on Aug 22, 2017 12:14 AM
Teri Y.
#83354416....Geo H. Thomas
HI.....if this isn't a direct family member, would you please transfer to me.....he was my 1st cousin, 2x removed. I would like to elaborate on his page. Thanks in advance.
Added by Teri Y. on Aug 19, 2017 1:19 AM
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