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Terri Kallio (#46954899)
 member for 8 years, 10 months, 7 days
Richard Searles
RE: Oleslager vs Olischlager
Hi Terri;

Herman's son Henry Oleslager is in the 1880 census in Jackson, Michigan, and in July 1881 in New Albany, Indiana marrying Catherine Krummer. I know Henry worked for the railroad, so this maybe why he went to New Albany. Henry's son Herman was born in New Albany in 1882, and was also an engineer for the railroad in New Albany. So it looks like the Oleslagers were tied to the B&O railroad there.

If you have not already contacted the cemeteries, you should do it and see who buried your relatives. Next contact the local library to get copies of the obituaries, wedding announcements and births for the people you are working on. These newspaper items often list other family members and other helpful tidbits.

Best Regards ....... Rick

Added by Richard Searles on Feb 15, 2014 9:31 PM

Richard Searles
RE: Oleslager vs Olischlager
Hi Terri;

Here is what I know so far. Two brothers, Joseph Ohlenschlager arrived in New York from the Baden region of Germany in about 1851, and settled in Buffalo. Two years later his younger brother Herman Ohlenschlager arrived and settled in Buffalo. Both brothers married German women and started families in Buffalo. Joseph stayed in Buffalo and kept the Ohlenschlager name. You can find several Ohlenschlager people buried in the Buffalo area. There are even living descendants in the area today.

Brother Herman (my great-great grandfather) moved on to Detroit, Michigan and changed the family name to Oleslager (we believe to make it more American). He later moved to Jackson Michigan, but is buried in Detroit. Several of Herman's descendants are buried in Jackson. I do know that Herman's oldest son, Henry Oleslager settled in New Albany Indiana, and several members of that family branch are buried in New Albany.

I do not have a Gerhard in the family tree, but it is possible he could have been the son of another Ohlenschlager brother who stayed in Germany (Gerhard is the approximate age of Joseph & Herman's children) and came a generation later than Joseph & Herman. I find the New Albany connection interesting. I would not get to excited about the different name spellings as misspellings back than were common, especially with complex (to Americans) German names.

I do know that both Herman & Joseph being from southern (south-West) Germany were stanch Catholics and arrived in New York on ships from Le Havre, France, indicating they were driven out of Germany as a result of the 1848 Baden revolt (an interesting story by its self). I think we will need to continue poking around to see if we can find a connection between your Gerhard and my Oleslager/Ohlenschlager people.

Best Regards ..... Rick (

Added by Richard Searles on Feb 15, 2014 8:29 PM

typo ...
I mean "border" !!

Added by ZiegeFrau on Sep 26, 2013 4:07 PM

Haack Family
Hello Terri, I am the great grand daughter of Adolph Ludwig Haack who was born in Denmark (near the boarder with Germany) and died in Blair, Nebraska. I am wondering if there is a connection between your Haack ancestors and mine. I would love to compare information! Let me know if you'd like to connect. —Julie in Oregon

Added by ZiegeFrau on Sep 26, 2013 4:07 PM

Loren Bender
John Fogerty
I am no relation to Lt. John Fogerty. Have a great day! Loren

Added by Loren Bender on Sep 12, 2013 7:20 AM


Please email me at rkm4011 @ (remove spaces).

Added by Manigault on Sep 10, 2013 12:19 PM

Watermann - Common Ancestor

I believe we may have a common ancestor in Herman Heinrich Wilhelm Watermann. Do you know anymore about his children? I believe he (listed as William Watermann on my family tree) may have had a son named Charles Edward Watermann (1874 – 1948). Charles is my second great grandfather. Thank you for your time.


Added by Manigault on Sep 06, 2013 5:28 PM

Lindy/Olga Wise
Clarence Knutson/Florence Annala
Terri..have you found burial for Clarence Knutson..d April 1962 and Florence Annala d 1993 in the Leiding cemetery? Florence was first married to Clarence, he died and she married John Annala. If they are in your cemetery, I will enter them in findagrave. Thank you, Lindy Wise

Added by Lindy/Olga Wise on Aug 08, 2013 2:06 PM

Carolina Grave Hunter
RE: Herman Louis Bunge
Hi Terri,

When did you send the email as I have not received it yet.

Added by Carolina Grave Hunter on Jun 28, 2013 11:41 AM

Carolina Grave Hunter
RE: Herman Louis Bunge
Thank you!

Added by Carolina Grave Hunter on Jun 28, 2013 11:35 AM

Carolina Grave Hunter
Hello Terri,

After reading your profile and seeing a couple of pictures and pages you have added, I wanted to reach out to you since their are a couple of us that are working on EBENEZER Cemetery in Carroll County, Missouri. The locate person and friend of mine is Loretta. She is trying to get everyone added to Findagrave along with making sure they have a headstone photo.

She just added VIRGIL EARL BUNGE. I found the Missouri Death Certificate for his Mother, Pauline and have linked her to him.

My question is, do you know if his Father, Herman Louis Bunge is also buried at Oak Hill Cemetery near his wife Pauline. If so, we need to create a memorial page for him as well Nd get him linked to Virgil.

If you would like, Loretta and I would be happy to transfer the memorial pages to you care.

Please let me know when you have time.

Thank you,

Added by Carolina Grave Hunter on Jun 28, 2013 10:35 AM

RE: Iron Henry Mueller
Terri ... No, Ruby is not my mother. She and my mother were good friends and lived just a block apart in Bird City. They shared Guidepost nagazines and large-print Readers' Digest and later talking books.

Do enjoy Find A Grave and all the wonderful information and clues it provides me in my genealogical research. Have a lot of photos that I need to get uploaded but seem to be having some problems getting some of them to upload.

Added by Shryll on Jun 25, 2013 3:20 PM

photos of stones
I have found through google search that there is a picture of each stone at the cemetery in the
IRON RANGE RESEARCH CENTER Archival Collections. I don't know if it is all stones or all cemeteries. In case it helps if you are trying to find something rather than go on foot.

Thought I should pass it on to you just in case you don't already know about.


Added by InMemory on May 27, 2013 6:57 PM

RE: Iron Henry Mueller
No, not related. My famiy lived just a block away from Ruby's house and she and my mother were good friends in their later years. Iron was seldom home when I was a teen-ager. He was busy rugging a grain elevator business in Goodland which is now run by his oldest daughter, I believe.

I have been doing genealogical research for over 50 years now and have become the repository of lots of information contsining genealogical information on the people who have lived in the vicinity of Cheyenne county, Kansas. I am trying to help others by leaving as much information on these fanilies as I can so that others will have some clues about their family if and when they become curious about their famly history.

If you are interested in seeing what I have on this family - it is posted on My tree's name is Maindata and you can search for either Iron or Ruby's name and it should bring it up.

Let me know if you need help.

Shryll Behn

Added by Shryll on May 18, 2013 6:44 PM

Shannon Bank
bank/young genealogy
i am starting to do genealogy on this side of my family. would you be willing to share information

Added by Shannon Bank on May 08, 2013 5:14 PM

RE: Larry Krueger
I see where people take over the memorials. Would you mind if I took over Larry's. Thanks - I have been working on geneology for years - just started Larry's when he got sick in 2009 so not that much there yet. Do you have a book or anything done on the watermans/kruegers?

Added by Sonja on Mar 13, 2013 10:50 AM

Larry Krueger
83491728 / Larry is my husband - can I add a picture of our stone?

Added by Sonja on Mar 13, 2013 10:25 AM

Jane Denny
RE: Pope Family
You're most welcome!

Added by Jane Denny on Mar 04, 2013 11:45 AM

Carol Wolf Britton
Otto Lynch
you are right. However this picture is of Thomas & Martha(Garrett) Lynch, Bertha and Albert Elliot and their son Cecil Elliott. I have a real nice picture of the family all together. All sons and their wives and Bertha and husband. This picture would have been taken about 1915 or so. If you want the other picture I will be happy to share. How are you related to the Lynch family

Carol Wolf Britton

Added by Carol Wolf Britton on Feb 22, 2013 5:59 PM

Sherri Gassaway
Nancy Bradley
Can you send me an email? I would like to ask you some more questions:

Added by Sherri Gassaway on Feb 09, 2013 7:23 PM

Sherri Gassaway
Nancy E Bradley
I am sorry, I should have realized there would be a lot of Nancy Bradleys. Try this memorial #66401164. Do you know her or anything about her family? She is my great-grandmother's sister and I am trying to find out more about her parents. I am looking for any clues I can find.

Added by Sherri Gassaway on Feb 09, 2013 6:20 PM

Sherri Gassaway
Nancy E Hill Bradley
I noticed you put virtual flowers on the memorial for Nancy E Hill Bradley. I am trying to find information about her second husband (___________ Bradley). I wondered if you could help me.

Added by Sherri Gassaway on Feb 06, 2013 3:06 PM

John Sutherland
RE: Verl Randy Richardson

I didn't read the actual obituary, so I don't know the exact location of the accident. I'm pretty certain a copy of the obituary can be found at the Longmont Library if you are interested. Diane is the local Lyons historian and I obtained all of the errata from her via e-mail. She has additional burial information if you are interested.

Best regards,

John Sutherland

Added by John Sutherland on Jan 21, 2013 4:12 PM

Laural N. D.
RE: Robert Cummings
You are very welcome Terri, glad I could help you.
The flowers are artificial and somewhat in the ground. That's why I did not take them out for a photo figuring someone took the time to place them that way.

Added by Laural N. D. on Dec 11, 2012 5:54 PM

Chris Betts
RE: Adding photo
Thank you!

Added by Chris Betts on Oct 08, 2012 7:27 PM


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