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norma lewless (#47902620)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family history for 25 years. All of my ancestors are of German descent. The majority settled in Saginaw, Sebewaing and Scio Township, Michigan, even though there are family members scattered throughout the world. Genealogy is a never ending journey. That's what makes it so exciting! IT'S ALL IN THE JOURNEY!
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Christina (Daniel) Strevel
RE: 156269896
I deleted the memorial for Joachim, but I was not the creator of the one for his wife. So I can't delete it. Have a great day.
Added by Christina (Daniel) Streve... on May 10, 2017 8:38 PM
Linda Bouley
RE: Oakes

When you refer to "birth in LC" on your Find A Grave monuments census information, LC means Lower Canada,which is why I think the first few Oakes were born in Quebec. You will see this in the various census record,s LC or UC (still trying to forward what I have of those to you) & it means that the person was born in LC=Lower Canada/Quebec or UC=Upper Canada/Ontario.

It is described here:

Added by Linda Bouley on May 07, 2017 12:26 PM
Linda Bouley
RE: Oakes/Leduc
What is your source for Hastings births? It was a pretty backwater place...basically a glorified lumber camp in the somewhere the was not school at first & too far for the children to walk there. I got some birth & marriage records in Our Lady of Mt Carmel records - Marie, of course, was Catholic, but Edward was also baptized at birth as a Catholic - it was the only way to record/legitimize a birth in Quebec at the time. Likely he was not brought up that way by his Church of England parents.

I read in a Ontario census where Philomene was listed as the last child born in Lower Canada, but of course census info was very sloppy back then...sometimes the census taker just asked the neighbors. I may go back and reexamine this family in the 1841 census if that's possible.

I will send out your PDFs immediately by the email you have listed here.

Added by Linda Bouley on May 05, 2017 10:04 AM
Linda Bouley
RE: Philomene Oakes LeDuc
Thank you for all that information. I've heard of the book - is that a fictional character or based on Antoine born 1645 in France?

Re: the write-up, I'm descended from Antoine (1645)'s son Pierre, so not a lot of info there. Not sure about Antoine (1645's final years I have death before 2/29/1688 in LaParade, PQ.

I will email you PDF file of LeDucs starting with Antoine (1645)'s father & one for Oakes starting with Forrest Oakes (Hudson Fur Trader) father in England. that should give you some additional dates. It's a work in progress, so not perfect, but I've tried to note where I have questions. One prise would be fore me to find Philomene Oaks birth & death records...after many years, no luck. It took me 13 years to find my grear grandmother's birth registry, partly because she always told my mother she was born in Marieville, PQ, I finally located her in St. Brigide/IBerville. Oakes info is sketchy in Ontario where they moved about 1842 I think to work in lumbering in a very remote area.

I was able to prove John Meticamus Oakes was a well-known silversmith through a statement to that effect in the Drouin Record of his son
Edward's (My ancester b. 1805) birth registry. It also show that godfather was Michael Roy another well-know silversmith of the era.

Two questions: How do I get to this Virtual Cemetery? & How are you connected...Oakes or LeDuc?

Thanks for responding
Added by Linda Bouley on Apr 14, 2017 12:17 PM
Linda Bouley
Philomene Oakes LeDuc

I was very excited when I came upon your virtual Cemetery because I was trying to get more information on my Great Great Grandmother Philomene Oakes- her daughter Marie/Mary (she went by both names) was my maternal grandfather's mother, my mother's grandmother. She was raised by a foster family who brought her to Oxford, MA from age 2 until age 12. When the woman died, she finally went to Central Falls RI to live with her father. She died in July 1941 during brain surgery for cancer while my parents were on their honeymoon. She is buried in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery in Bloomfield, CT and listed in F-A-G there.

I found one glaring error in the VC and that is related to the fact that Philomene & her husband Antoine were 1st cousins this is mentioned in their marriage record-consanquinuity), both being the grandchildren of Ignace LeDuc and Elizabeth Tetreau (I have Elizabeth rather than Isabelle for her).

Ignace and Elizabeth had Marie Julie (Philomene's mother) & Antoine (Antoine's father). Antoine's father was born 3/25/1812 in Vercheres PQ & died 5/21/1898 in St Brigide, Iberville, PQ He was married to Agnes Senes on 2/14/1831. You have left this Antoine I just described out of your VC. He should be listed as the '1833' Antoine's father. Hope I'm being clear enough.

I have other information on this family, including Philomene's descendents, if you are interested.

Linda Lemieux Bouley

Added by Linda Bouley on Apr 10, 2017 12:54 PM
Rickie Rhyne
RE: 101711637
The spouse attached is my Mother, although she is not mentioned in the OBIT, probably because he beat her and was a horrible person in his younger days (he appears to have become somewhat a saint later). He is still my brothers father and so they are attached. His current wife is alive so not attached.

Added by Rickie Rhyne on Apr 05, 2017 8:10 AM
Denise Wolff
Arnold Boutell
Hi norma lewless, I see you posted a photo of Arnold Boutell on his cemetery page, and he certainly looks German, so I figure he must be one of your clan that you are in search of, so even though they had no children, I thought you might like the following info to post also, and for your own records. Arnold's wife was actually born Anna Gertrude Graves, but went by Gertrude, or A. Gertrude most all her life. She was born in Marblehead, MA, and is the daughter of Amos Evans Graves & Eliza Smith (Pitman)Graves. If I can help you with any other info from Essex County, MA, let me know..thanks for posting his photo, wondering if you have one of her also cause we are trying to figure if she is one of two young ladies in a certain photo that we have...Thanks for any help..Denise
Added by Denise Wolff on Mar 29, 2017 4:05 PM
Mary Fisher
Rev Spring
Hi. Thank you for all your contributions to FindaGrave, esp the picture of Rev Christian & Sophia Spring, our sil's gggrandparents. I believe her maiden name was Hutzel. There are several birthrecords & city directories with the Hutzel family listed together. May we please use the picture, with credit to you, on our private family tree?
Are you related? I can connect you with their granddaughter Janice if so.
Added by Mary Fisher on Mar 12, 2017 2:10 PM
Memorial # 149068979
I'm wondering if you have a source for the reason you have Etienne Lafond listed as Etienne Pepin? His marriage (de La Fond) and burial records don't mention Pepin as a surname or dit name, and I didn't see a reason mentioned in the biography on his memorial page. It will be easier for his descendants to find him if he's listed as Lafond.
Added by dcam on Mar 09, 2017 6:03 AM
A Helper
Stephen and Leonard Krause
Benjamin Leonard "Lennie" Krause (Find A Grave #148342664), Helen Bean Krause (Find A Grave #147976253), Stephen Holden "Steve" Krause (Find A Grave #148343219) and Leonard Holden Krause (Find A Grave #148342914) are all on the same stone.

I noticed that you put up photo requests for Stephen and Leonard.

Since there are already a photo for the parent's memorials maybe you can ask Kevin Conroy (#48587638) to also post his pic to Leonard and Steven's.

It would save a whole lot of "stone searching".

Added by A Helper on Feb 19, 2017 7:46 AM
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