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Rebecca Drumm (#47105628)
 member for 6 years, 4 months, 27 days
MjRich {Remember}
Harold Doty
Virginia Weaver requested an photo for Harold Feb 28, 2015 and all the Doty which I spent over an hour looking for anyways; I fulfilled only to find already has an picture so wanted to let you know before you post on my page to ask me to delete it.

Added by MjRich {Remember} on Jul 08, 2015 3:08 PM

thanks for the photos of Ann Naylor and Isabelle Slocum!

Added by DNez on Jul 03, 2015 6:06 AM

RE: Howard Hay
I think you're right. He is still living. White pages has a listing for him in Three Rivers - age 94! Of course, that's not the most accurate source.


Added by Anonymous on Apr 09, 2015 9:01 AM

RE: Mary Ida and Marie Connett

Thanks so much for checking for me. I was pretty sure they must have been buried there but couldn't prove it.


Added by Anonymous on Apr 09, 2015 8:45 AM

Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: Sarah Ann (Wolf) Rockwell and William A. Wolf
Hi, Rebecca,
No, I would never think that! I was just worried that you might be down with the flu. I am so sorry to hear all this! Paula, another contributor, was absent earlier and it turned out that she had been quite sick from a bug picked up from her grandchildren. We all know that schools are a hotbed of disease in the winter! It is a blessing that you are still well, because we have had another miserable winter, which does not seem to want to relax its grip on us. Thank you again for all you do.


Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Mar 26, 2015 10:53 AM

Sandra Elizabeth Miller
Sarah Ann (Wolf) Rockwell and William A. Wolf
Hi, Rebecca,
You must be OK. Thank you for adding information to the Memorials of Sarah Ann (Wolf) Rockwell and her brother, William A. Ulrich and Esther have other children, which I have listed in Ulrich's bio, but I have not been able to find information about them beyond their listing on censuses when they were children.

I did better with the Prestons. All 8 children are linked now to their parents. No lost lambs in the Preston flock! My grandfather would say that I've "brought them all in" (as I did with him as a child, bringing the flock in from the upper meadow to the barn each night).


Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Mar 25, 2015 8:35 PM

Linda Tyler
Henry Wellman
Henry's mother' name is Pamela (Bullock) Wellman, wife of Barnabas & daughter of Jonathan Bullock & Dorcas Tabitha Cody.

Added by Linda Tyler on Mar 22, 2015 1:33 PM

Florence A. Fry Bauserman
Thank you very much for the transfer! I really appreciate it!

Added by cowbell on Mar 02, 2015 5:26 AM

Emily Maass
helen ballard borland
Thank you for the information about Helen Ballard. She was my great grandmother. I had not heard about Clare before. My grandmother was Hazel, who was sent to an orphanage along with her siblings after Helen died. Can you tell me anything more about Clare or the circumstances of Helen's death?

My grandmother kept a framed portrait of her mother in her living room. After seeing the photo you posted, I realize her potrait was cropped from a copy of the larger one that you shared. Thank you.

Emily Borland Maass

Added by Emily Maass on Jan 19, 2015 7:06 PM

The Englebrecht's
Thank you very much for posting the photos of Lila and Roy Englebrecht's stone. I really appreciate you doing this and for taking the extra step of sending me the dates. Thanks again.

Added by Millhaven on Jan 13, 2015 6:47 AM

Mary L. Martignone
Also, thank you for the tombstone picture of Mary L. Martignone. I had no idea these tombstones existed. According to the sexton, the Martignone plots were without tombstones. Thank you again!!

Added by Lois on Dec 28, 2014 10:48 AM

Rose Martignone-Semino and Donnino Semino
Thank you so much for the tombstone pictures of Rose Martignone - Semino and her husband Donnino Semino. So much appreciation for what you do!

Added by Lois on Dec 28, 2014 10:46 AM

Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: Smith family
Hi, Rebecca,
It is so exciting to have someone to work with! The following is quoted from a 19th century document (probably written about 1880), "The Smith Family Register", passed down through the Smith family to my grandma, Nellie (Johnson) Miller, (her mother was the only living girl in the Smith family, Mary S., who married William Rowe Johnson). Grandma was raised in Fabius Twp.:

"Mr. Smith emigrated from Germany in the sailing Vessel Louisana on the 21st May 1849 and landed in N.Y. July 4, 1849. Wife Johannatte E. Kramp was born in Nassau, Germany March 20, 1836 and emigrated with my parents from Germany in the Sailing Vessel Onedia (or Onedin) March 30, 1846. Infant son died in Huron Co., Ohio, and was buried in Strengs (or Strings) Ridge Cemetery Dec. ?, 1854. John H. Smith died in Sandusky Co., Ohio, January 24, 1865. Caroline M. Smith died in Sandusky Co., Ohio Feb. 12, 1865. Christian W. Smith died in Fabius Twp., St. Joseph Co., Mich, April 1, 1883 and was buried in Morrison Cemetery, St. Joseph Co."

This document confirms that we are talking about Sandusky Co., Ohio. Notice the use of Kramp for Kramb. However, "Kramb" has always appeared to me to be the spelling of choice in our area, and it was what my grandmother used.

In my FTM program I have Charlie Smith as born in "Sandusky,Ohio, which is what I told you originally. Then I checked the 1880 US Census, Fabius, when Charlie was still living at home. This is what I found:

1880 US Census, Fabius Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI
Smith, Christian, 50, farmer, paralysis, b. in Nassaw. f.b.Nassaw. m.b.Nassaw
Smith, Johannette, 44, keeping house, b. in Nassaw, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, Mary S., 20, helps at home, agu(as in flu?), b. in OH, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith. Jacob William, 18, works on farm, b. in OH, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, Charles J., 14, works on farm, b. in MI, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, John A., 12, works on farm, b. in MI, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, Frederick H., 9, at school, b. in MI, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, George F., 7, at school, b. in MI, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, Edward H., 5 or 6, at school, b. in MI, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, Franklin, 2, b. in MI, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw

Charlie's parents think he was born in Michigan!, so I sent another correction to you - and then I found the two censuses for Charlie which you have quoted. He says he was born in Ohio, which is what I had originally! So, I was going to email you back this evening to just suggest that you omit the information altogether. It is in conflict!

The spelling should be "Nassau", not Nassaw", as it is in the census above. That is how it is spelled in the quote from the "Smith Family Register", above. I asked a lady from Germany about Nassau once and she said it was a part of Germany where all the "blue bloods" lived! Well, that was not the Smith family, but perhaps it did take a certain amount of "get up and go" to emigrate in the first place!


Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Dec 02, 2014 9:22 PM

Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: Smith family
Hi, Rebecca,
It is so exciting to have someone to work with! This folowing is quoted from

Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Dec 02, 2014 8:47 PM

Sandra Elizabeth Miller
Young Family
Hi, Rebeccas,
Correct the first line, next to the last paragraph to read: "the THREE living children are accounted for, not the six living children.


Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Nov 30, 2014 6:50 PM

Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: Young family
Hi, Rebecca,
No, unfortunately I don't have pictures. As I remember them, the stones were modest and in a line together in one place to my right as I came into this small cemetery. To elaborate on the DAR records that I mentioned, I found a reference to the volume and page number:
"Cemetery Master Index to Old DAR Records, Cass Co., Michigan," compiled by Nancy Corwin. These records can be found on p. 27 of Vol. III.

The DAR records were an unsuccessful and incomplete canvassing of the cemeteries in Cass Co., in the 1930's, I think. It was just too big a project for the ladies to complete, so what they had was published in 4 hard-backed volumes, I believe. Nancy Corwin has compiled information about many cemeteries in Cass Co, as well as indexes to other Cass Co. records, such as marriages. I looked at the DAR books at the Local History and Genealogy Library in Cassopolis many years ago (in the old Carnegie Library building on the main street).

I see now the date, 1876, for the Infant, at the bottom of the large stone. Even though I have 1870 in my notes, I think we're talking about the same infant, maybe on a very hard to read, small stone originally. Here is the 1900 US census. Notice what Sarah reports for her total number of children and the number of those living:

1900 US Census, Lockport Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI
34/35 312 N. Douglas Ave.
Youngs, Jackson, b. Sept. 1841, 58, married 38 yrs., b. in OH, f.b.PA(sic), m.b.PA
Youngs, Sarah S., wife, b. Sept 1843, 56, married 38 yrs., 6 children/3 living, b. in OH, f.b.PA, m.b.NY
Youngs, Cassius J., son,b. Nov. 1873, 26, single, b. in MI, f.b.OH, m.b.OH

The six living children are accounted for - Ella, James and Cassius. We have death certificates for Charles & Msud/Maude - so there must be just one infant.

You have an excellent Sexton at Riverside. He knew exactly where Alexander Youngs, Jackson's father, was buried in the cemetery without a stone and took a distant relative straight to the grave site - and not that long ago, either. We had looked for Alexander for years! I hope he can help.


Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Nov 30, 2014 6:44 PM

Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: Young family
Hi, Rebecca,
I think the info listed for Maud/Maude at Harwood is simply incorrect. Here is her death record:

Cass Co. Death Records, A-106, Maud (sic) A. Young, born 8-1-1878, died 11-13-1879, age at death 1-3-12 , born in Newberg Twp., parents are Jackson and Sarah Youngs.

And Charles':
Cass Co., MI. Death Records, Charles A. Young, died 7/18/1882, age 15-0-26, born 6/22/ 1867, born in Newberg Twp.,parents are Jackson and Sarah Youngs

I am unsure if the actual birth dates for Charles and Maude given above exist in the death records themselves, or if I calculated them from the death date and the age at death. If I did calculate them, I used the 8870 method and checked the result again today. There was no death record on file for the infant, but I have 1870 in my notes, which must be from the original reading of the stone.

I will leave this with you and we will see where everything leads. I originally read the stones in 1962 and they were at Harwood then.

I have in my notes that all three stones are listed in: "Cemetery Master Index to Old DAR Records, Cass County, Michigan," compiled by Nancy Corwin. I don't know if all Nancy's readings are correct, but I cite this reference just to confirm that originally the stones were at Harwood.


Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Nov 30, 2014 10:08 AM

StoneMiller, a RealMcCloy
Louis McCloy correction
Thank you.

Added by StoneMiller, a RealMcCloy on Nov 14, 2014 3:59 AM

Douglas Long
Agnes Ellen Benfer Close
Hi Rebecca,

I just submitted family links for Agnes Ellen Benfer Close. Thank you for your time.

Added by Douglas Long on Nov 13, 2014 8:34 PM

Mary "Marie" Pierce
Thank you so much for you quick reply and transfer of her site. I have added information and links.
Best Regards

Added by Coxie on Oct 31, 2014 11:24 AM

Steven McIntire ALLEN
Mabelle Cowgill Chamberlain Allen
We are looking for ancestors of my grandfatherís wife. You kindly took a photo of her grave.

Was this a request, or did you just take the photo on your own initiative? Thanks.

Added by Steven McIntire ALLEN on Oct 27, 2014 9:56 PM

J. Hetrick
Truman Family in the Three Rivers Cemetery
I sincerely thank you for transferring the memorials of William and Eliza Truman, as well as their daughter. I appreciate the time and effort that you took in photographing their stones, and the care that you took in cleaning up their stones prior to the photographs. Thank You.

Added by J. Hetrick on Oct 13, 2014 1:04 PM

Charles Gregory McMillan
RE: Zelma Field
I sent you an email with the reference to her death date. It showed up from Michigan, Deaths and Burials as a hint in my tree that I have on

The email gives you more information.

Added by Charles Gregory McMillan on Oct 12, 2014 7:35 AM

Kel-lea Lorraine Erickson
Allison N Knapp

Allison Niles Knapp
Michigan, Deaths and Burials
Name: Allison Niles Knapp
Gender: Male
Death Date: 17 Dec 1970
Death Place: Three Rivers, St. Joseph, Michigan
Age: 82
Birth Date: 27 May 1888
Birthplace: Michigan
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: Frank S. Knapp
Mother's Name: Alma C. Bingaman

Information on Allison Niles Knapp :)
Just helping.

Added by Kel-lea Lorraine Erickson on Oct 10, 2014 10:28 AM

Charles Gregory McMillan
Zelma Field
Hi, Zelma is my 2nd cousin 1X removed... the marker shows 1929, but the Michigan Deaths, and burial index of 1867- 1995 shows date of death as 22 July 1930.

Added by Charles Gregory McMillan on Oct 09, 2014 11:03 AM


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