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Allie-Cooper (#46573132)
 member for 13 years, 6 months, 23 days
Richard Van Wagenen
blache eley
I know who her father was Charles L. Ely born 1862 in Leavenworth, Kansas to Ralph Ely and Harriet Van Wagenen. Charles married Sarah S. Cooper June 4, 1891 in Lake County, ILLINOIS. Blanche's brother Ralph ended up in Wyoming.

Blanche's paternal grandmother is my paternal grand aunt.

Richard Van Wagenen

Added by Richard Van Wagenen on Jul 29, 2014 8:27 PM

Melanie Howe
Reaky Howe
Thanks for editing, Allie!

Added by Melanie Howe on Jun 20, 2014 8:15 PM

Jean Z
Do you know where in Poland your K.s came from???? Mine were aroud the Bialystok-Zabludlow area and imigrated to /chicago 1904-1910. Jean Zurow

Added by Jean Z on Oct 01, 2013 9:15 AM

RE: R u related to the Kuklinskis?
My 2nd great grandparents are Martin and Teresa Kuklinski. He died in Poland before she immigrated with her children to Chicago then Oshkosh, WI. around 1890. The son that stayed in Chicago is also the the one who led the way to America by immigrating in 1882, then saving enough money to send for his mother and siblings.That son, George Albert Kuklinski b. 1863, is my paternal great grandfather. He married twice. By his first wife he had Martin Leo Kuklinski b.1888, who inherited his father's house in Chicago. He m. Marie Zielinski and had Martin Frank b 1926 (m. Rose Duda), Edward b. 1928, George Albert b.1929, and Rosemary b. 1932. George Albert's second wife, Julianna Redlarska b. 1871, bore him 5 children: Rose b. 1892, Helen b. 1894, John Frank b. 1895, Victoria b. 1897 and Joseph b. 1901. Helen died in chidbirth and her father "adopted" his grandson, Harry Kuklinski b. 1911. John, my grandfather, m. Clara Tesmer; they had one child, Clarence John b. 1921, and eventually resided in Oak Park. Rose married 3 times including Stanley Urban and Ned Templin; she did not have children. Victoria m. Albert Kucik and had at least: Arnella b. 1923, Veldene b. 1925, Martin b. 1927 and Aloysius b. 1937. Joseph Kuklisnki m. Sophie Stasik b. 1905. Their children were: Eugene, Rita, Ralph and Robert. Rita m. Frank Mullins.

Added by catgod on Aug 31, 2013 4:58 PM

R u related to the Kuklinskis?

Added by catgod on Aug 29, 2013 5:49 PM

Wendy M.
RE: Landau, August
Hi Allie,

Please feel free to add me as one of your favs. I wouldn't mind in the least as I have already added you. You and I have had a previous conversation due to the fact that we have distant family in Diamond Lake Cemetery. One of my connections there is Mary (Cooper) Gosswiller.

I am a little confused, however. In looking over my records, I can't seem to find a memorial for August Landau anywhere.

Since I try to be as accurate as possible, would it be possible to give me the memorial numbers for the two that seem to be a duplicate? I always appreciate any feedback on something I might have entered incorrectly.

I have walked through countless cemeteries originally seeking information on my direct ancestors. In doing so I found myself wanting to help others by recording as many burial records I come across to the find a grave website.

Thanks for your kind words and as soon as you can give me the memorial numbers, I will make the necessary corrections.


Added by Wendy M. on Jun 16, 2012 4:33 AM

Roena Boehm
RE: William/Gordon
So nice to hear from you. I grew up in So California, have one brother, Dale. I live in Oregon, he in Colorado. Birthdates: Dale 3/17/48, Roena 6/10/49. He has 3 grown daughters, Danielle, Christine & Lori; married, the oldest has a son & daughter, the youngest also a son & daughter. I have 2 grown daughters, Erica & Lauren, married; the oldest has a son & daughter, the youngest a daughter. Contact me at:

Added by Roena Boehm on Jun 11, 2012 10:16 AM

Wendy M.
Thomas Cooper-Diamond Lake Cemetery
Hi Allie,
Nice to hear from you again. Thomas Cooper is not related to me; however, his daughter, Mary, was married to Fred Gosswiller, a great grand uncle of mine.

Unfortunately, I am not able to shed any light on the correct year of birth for Thomas. I, too, have found discrepancies between headstone dates and census dates when doing my own research and I am not really sure why there is such a difference between the two. Perhaps our ancestors were trying to play some kind of joke on us!!

All I know at this point is what is stated on his headstone, which reads: Dec. 20, 1826.

Sorry I couldn't be of more help.


Added by Wendy M. on May 21, 2011 6:43 AM

L Winslow
RE: Blanche Field Stried
I do not know how Blanche is related to the Field family, although of course George Field is on the same stone. Perhaps her mother Sophia was married to George Field before she married Mr. Elye.

There is no Sarah Cooper buried at Diamond Lake.

The photo of Blanche's headstone was taken at Diamond Lake Cemetery.

Please change "Elye" from her middle name to her maiden name.

And if her mother was Sarah Cooper Elye, then please change it - it's shown as "Ely" on FindAGrave.

Thank you.

Added by L Winslow on May 14, 2011 12:58 PM

Jeff Howe
RE: Christ F Howe
Thanks for responding so quickly! My g-grandfather is William F Howe, the youngest of eight children of Christ Howe (Maria Bollow). His oldest brother is Charles...

You seem to have a lot of information I do not have. All I know is that my g-g-grandfather Christ Howe (Maria Bollow) and their first four or five children emigrated to the United States. I had no idea he had a brother who also came!

I will check the information you sent me as soon as I'm done typing!

Thanks again, Jeff

Added by Jeff Howe on Dec 15, 2010 9:31 PM

Jeff Howe
Christ F Howe
Ms Allie, I am confused at the 111 after Christ's name and the 11 after his father's name in the Find a Grave entries. Do those refer to something in the cemetery? Is Christ's father (also Christ) buried in the same cemetery? I am the great-great grandson of William Howe, Christ's brother who moved to Arizona during early 20th century and I'm trying to find info on their father married to Maria Bollow and who emigrated from Germany. Any information would be appreciated!

Thanks, Jeff Howe

Added by Jeff Howe on Dec 15, 2010 8:39 PM

Wendy M.
Thank You
Thanks so much for the birthday message and our recent "chats." If I can ever find a link between Charles and Thomas Cooper, I will be sure to let you know. Have a blessed day ~ Wendy

Added by Wendy M. on Nov 18, 2010 6:48 AM

Christopher Call
RE: Linda Ann Howe
Hi Allie -

I'm not sure of a relation between Linda Ann Howe and Christ and Leonora Howe. Their grave sites are not adjacent or even in the same section of the cemetery. I just happened to see Linda's grave marker and since she had the same surname as Christ and Leonora I took the photo and entered it here.

I am related to Leonora - she would be my 1st cousin 2 time removed. Are you related on Leonora's or Christ's side of the family? In either case, if you are interested, I would like to correspond with you about the family.


You can email be directly at if you prefer.

Added by Christopher Call on Sep 04, 2010 2:58 PM

Grandma Hofer Wedding Picture
Hi Alice,
I am Norman and Ann Cooper's grandaughter. I noticed in your description of Grandma Hofer's gave that you mentioned you had a picture of her on her wedding day. If it's at all possible would you mind sending me a scan or copy of it? I am also into geneaology and would love to include it in my Family Treemaker.
Thank you so much!
PS - My Grandma says hi, and asks if you know where Cousin June is?
PSS - I'll attach a photo of Grandma Hofer's grave to your memorial.

Added by Sabrina on Nov 25, 2008 8:06 PM


I updated my contact information etc. Hope that helps!


Added by Lynn on Oct 22, 2008 12:12 PM


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