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Milton VanKirk 55172811
This is the son of Milton and Ann Haven VanKirk, Stephen VanKirk Find A Grave number 54310137. He is in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Sandwich, DeKalb, Illinois. I currently have an edit to add the parents which is Milton and Ann. I am passing this on to you. Once you are sure this is Stephen, you can put in an edit yourself. I am deleting my edit. Reason is someone is taking my memorials and putting their name and stuff on them. Equal to a involuntary transfer. So I am going through my memorials and taking things down. If you need some information about something contact me I am always willing to help with easy stuff.

Added by DebW on Sep 23, 2014 11:15 AM

RE: Isaac N VanKirk (Infant) 76239657
Yes, Isaac N. VanKirk is the son of Milton and Ann. Milton VanKirk is the only family of VanKirk's that lived in Linn County from 1850-1856. All the sons in the family are still single and not married in 1856.
The source I am looking at is Linn County, Iowa Cemeteries, Monroe Township. by the Linn county Heritage Society in 1975.
It list Van Kirk, Isaac N. Mc.C. son of M.& N.; d. 13 Feb. 1852 age 10 months. 29 days.
The Letter M. is for Milton, the other Letter N is for Ann, the letter N could be a mistype or it could be her first name. Ann is real life could have been using her middle name. You will find that the females sometimes go by middle or shorten versions of their real name. Also, they did a Microfilm Card Catalog search on Isaac that is what the Mc.C. means. It is used in burial records, so they looked up Isaac's burial record, we don't know how easy it was to read.
You can get the booklet from, under there Search tab, look for books. I just put in the Search box, Linn County Iowa Cemeteries. The results bring up all the townships, and in each little booklet is what they transcripted for each cemetery. Most websites, have the same info that is in these booklets. You don't need an account on FamilySearch to download their books, they are pdf files, you just save them to your computer.

Added by DebW on Sep 20, 2014 1:22 AM

Isaac N VanKirk (Infant) 76239657
I'm reading a booklet put out of the Linn County Heritage Society. And found a son, that is Milton and Ann VanKirk. The infant is Isaac N. VanKirk, died 13 Feb. 1852 ae 19 mon. 29 days. There is an entry for him, in Shiloh cemetery, maintained by Find A Grave, you can put in an edit and claim him.

Added by DebW on Sep 19, 2014 1:44 AM

Phebe Reynolds 76245409
You may be getting another half sister of Ann's add to the tree. I found by accident last night another sister, so I contact Mahala Longstreet owner and told her. It's up to her if she add's the child.

Added by DebW on Sep 18, 2014 2:51 AM

Stephen VanKirk 54310137
I had one son of Ann and Milton's in my tree that was Stephen I found his grave in Illinois and did the edits and the obit on his page. The owner of the page has her messages disabled. It may take a while for her to add your son to the family. If she is not happy about the obituary I put on the page let me know, and I can take it off, if she can't. She has my ID number from adding the edits and parents, so she may contact me instead.

Added by DebW on Sep 18, 2014 2:43 AM

RE: Ann (Havens) VanKirk
One thing I've learned nothing ever spelled the way it suppose to be. And families travel together back then so you'll find fathers, sons, daughters, in-laws around the same area.

Added by DebW on Sep 17, 2014 6:08 PM

RE: Ann (Havens) VanKirk
I'm so sorry I was still in the past generation so here's the information you need. Again you'll find the record on Ann's surname is spelled Hogan.

if the link doesn't work use Milton VanKirk and the spouse as Ann Hogan it should pull up the record in the results. it looks like they've added an image to the record now, in the past when I did it there wasn't an image.

Also the book, Marriages of Monmouth County, New Jersey 1795-1843 has a listing for them page 109 Milton Van Kirk-Ann Haggans 1-12-1833.

2 more sources are that book I sent you about the Havens family and also in New Jersey Monmouth County genealogy website have the record too.
hopes this works for you they were married January 12th 1833.
I'm doing this all from my phone so hopefully it works for you otherwise let me know and I'll resend it tomorrow from home.

Added by DebW on Sep 17, 2014 6:00 PM

RE: Ann (Havens) VanKirk
If the link does work in Google Chrome browser, but may not work in other ones. You can do a Search in website in the records section. Use Ezra Havens and then click on the marriage line and then add for spouse Mahala Hulse. That should bring up in the list of results the record which you can get the information you need.

Added by DebW on Sep 17, 2014 1:17 PM

RE: Ann (Havens) VanKirk
The information is in records. Copy and paste this link in your internet browser and it should take you to the page, the image is on the side where the camera picture is.

Let me know if it works, ok. :)

Added by DebW on Sep 17, 2014 1:08 PM

Ann (Havens) VanKirk
If you are interested I found the original marriage record for the marriage of Mahala Hulse to Ezra Havens this will confirm the birth location for Ann, her parent's marriage and her link to her half sister Lydia with the surname spelling of Hulse.
The website is, and the record once you get there has an image of a camera on the side of the page that is where you and also can download the image to your computer.


Added by DebW on Sep 17, 2014 2:09 AM

RE: Ann Vankirk 55172918
Not exactly, he died 1820, is what I am reading. Ezra and Mahala lived on the south side of Manasquan river in Howell Township, Monmouth County, back then the cemeteries would have to be real close to home. Longstreets sold about 6 acres of the land next to Mahala Havens land in 1824 to hold in trust for the 4 kids, Ann being one of them. I think she sold this land and used the money to move to Iowa. Oh by the way Milton is Ann's 2nd husband. Her previous husband was a Havens too. All this stuff is in the book, which you can read on Ancestry or find on the web. The book is
The Havens family in New Jersey : with additional notes on the Tilton, Fielder, Hance, Osborn, Davison, Cox and Gifford families, connected by marriage. Trenton, N.J.: Phillips & Godshalk Co., printers, c1933. by Henry C Havens.
I now just found the scanned real document of the marriage of Ezra Havens and Mahala Hulse.
If I find the burial spot I will let you know. Shiloh Cemetery is loaded with Morris/Vankirk/Haven history.

Added by DebW on Sep 16, 2014 3:16 AM

Ann Vankirk 55172918
Sorry for having to deal with my mistakes, Yes, Ann is the daughter of Mahala Longstreet and Ezra Havens she married Milton Vankirk in New Jersey and moved out with Mahala to Iowa. I can not attach her to her parents so if you want to just make a note in the bio part of the page that is fine. Just for later reference for you. Ezra Havens was Mahala 2nd husband.
Sorry for the last message too late at night for me.

Added by DebW on Sep 15, 2014 2:25 PM

Ann Havens VanKIrk 55172918
Mahalah Longstree is Ann Havens Mother. Mahalah married 1st John Hulse, 2nd Ezra Havens on 03 May 1814 in Howell Township, Monmouth, New Jersey. 3rd she married William Reynolds. I can add the children under Mahalah Longstreet Reynolds.

Added by DebW on Sep 15, 2014 2:22 AM

Julie Armstrong Narr
RE: Charlotte & Wesley Norman
You are very welcome, I am honored to be able to do it for you :)

Added by Julie Armstrong Narr on Aug 15, 2014 9:05 PM

RE: Myrtle Shirrles
Hi, thanks for the info. I was visiting Seattle and planned on going to Forest Lawn to photograph my grandparent's graves. (I got those pics) I decided to take the list of about 15 from the website to see if I could help them out. The staff were very generous with helping me find the ones I did. I'm a newbie, this was my first time to do this. I should have called or sent the list ahead to give them more time to look them up. Then I could have asked more questions. It was a learning experience!

Added by Anonymous on Aug 06, 2014 5:23 PM

Suki Davey
RE: Edward E. Genty
It's yours. Enjoy! Suki Davey

Added by Suki Davey on Jun 11, 2014 7:09 AM

RE: Harvey Weldon/James J. Weldon
No problem and I uploaded James's picture. I spent the entire weekend taking pictures as my own tribute to memorial day. Now I just have to put them on find a grave! There is also a Lyra Ellen Welden, dau. of H.L. Do you know her? 1901-1916. I will get that one up too, eventually! :)

Added by Jenny on May 26, 2014 6:18 PM

Bob L.
RE: Myron Pew
Hi Cubs Fan, you are welcome, I just wish it was marked. There is a Ella Pew next to Myron and also a Chester Pew, according to Cemetery records. Have fun with that! Take care from A Twins Fan, Bob.

Added by Bob L. on May 25, 2014 7:40 AM

Harold Nielson
Lawrence E and Lillian A Cornwell
Hi, I posted the picture you requested for Lawrence E Cornwell that also included his wife Lillian A. Apparently there is no findagrave memorial for Lillian. You can post a memorial for Lillian or I can do it for you. God bless. Harold Nielson
Headstone Inscription: CORNWELL Lawrence E (1904-1968) amd Lillian A. (1907-1999); Hillcrest Burial Park, Kent WA.

Added by Harold Nielson on Mar 21, 2014 3:51 PM

RE: Bearce Grave Photos
You're welcome.

Added by Augsmith on Feb 22, 2014 6:33 PM

Janet Reasoner
RE: Christopher Smith
The stone reads:
Jane (Knickerbocker)Smith 1830-1919 97481610
William H Smith 1823-1889 97475626
Christopher Smith 1825-1901 115015215

Let me know if you want me to transfer Christopher. If you do please use the edit key at the top of the memorial and suggest any other correction and addition.

Added by Janet Reasoner on Jan 18, 2014 7:52 AM

Woodland Cemetery Foundation
Tetzlaff @ Woodland
If you email me I will send you the burial records.

Added by Woodland Cemetery Foundat... on Dec 29, 2013 7:47 AM

Ken Nagel
RE: Kathy Duncan In Warren Cemetery
She has a proper one now, however, my photos blurred for some reason. I will go back & get new ones later, it's raining today.-Jeanne

Added by Ken Nagel on Sep 15, 2013 8:51 AM

larry gifford
RE: Simons Headstone - Salem Cemetery
You're very welcome, sorry I couldn't help you. Salem cemetery is in pretty bad shape now. Lots of open spaces and only the fairly good stones are standing and legible. Thanks

Added by larry gifford on Jul 29, 2013 7:43 PM

Terry Goodwin
RE: Wright Headstone
You are quite welcome, glad to be of service. FYI there are more family members on the back side of the marker - Martin, E. Clarissa, and Fanny Wright Fenn. I did not see memorials, or would have posted to them.

Added by Terry Goodwin on Jul 08, 2013 8:02 AM


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