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Mary Joan (#47178922)
 member for 6 years, 5 months, 3 days
Kay Beucler
RE: Johnston Link
I happened to be at my computer so wanted to correct it. Thank you for all you do with Find A Grave and genealogy in Defiance County!

Added by Kay Beucler on Feb 11, 2016 9:37 AM

Audrey DeCamp Hoffman
Thankfull Martin edits
I have sorta dedicated myself to upgrading Find a Grave memorials because so much more information has became available. This has caused me to add many more relatives to my family tree.

It makes me happy when to learn that my edits are useful to living people.

I am a distant-distant relative to both families, but really can't claim, for sure if I am a blood relative.

Thank you for the follow up.


Added by Audrey DeCamp Hoffman on Feb 04, 2016 11:48 AM

Edward Robinson II
Thank you very much. This is my maternal great grandfather and I never knew where he was buried. I do know some including living in or around Akron but this is much appreciated.

Added by jeherh0327 on Jan 15, 2016 3:14 PM

Douglas Day
Sophia Scranton
I talked with Toni today. She remembered your visit this summer. She said the Big Prairie Cem. record shows there is no marker for Sophia, Rosa or Rose. She also said she contacted the Big Prairie sexton and he was going to do more checking and leave you a message if he came up with anything. Apparently this would have been one of the first burials at Big Prairie. As I said previously, it is quite likely there was no marker, or possibly a wooden marker which would have disappeared long ago.
I photographed all of the markers there in 2011 and did not find a marker for her.

Added by Douglas Day on Oct 21, 2015 2:56 PM

Christopher Washler
RE: Nicholls Memorials
I apologize for the extreme delay in responding to your message. My genealogy work got put on a back burner for a while, and I am just now getting around to responding to messages.

I am related to the Nicholls family. John B Nicholls is my 3x Great Grandfather through his son, Simon.

I wish I could say that I have done much research on the Nicholls side, but unfortunately that is one of the branches on my never ending "to do" list.

Added by Christopher Washler on Oct 20, 2015 7:25 AM

Douglas Day
RE: Sophia Scranton
I only have three photos from Big Prairie that I labled unknown. One has the initials "T S R" and is in the Potters section, another is an aluminum funeral home temporary marker and the third I have labeled as "Unknown Charles". I will see if Toni Rumsey is in Wednesday or Thursday (the days she is at the Museum) and see if we can figure out who is buried around the lot you mentioned. Being a grave from the mid - late 1800's it wouldn't surprise me if there is no marker at all. I did keep a record of the pictures in the order that I took them so if we can figure out who is buried around/near this grave, I should be able to figure out where it is. Hopefully the cold weather will hold off.

Added by Douglas Day on Oct 19, 2015 7:43 PM

RE: Thank you
No problem. Glad you like them. Did you notice Son Lester 1913-1936 is next to Emma on the stone?

Added by RAP on Sep 30, 2015 12:00 PM

RE: Major Leonidas S. Scranton
Clink on the photo submitted by BLU MO KITTY.

She has additional info there and might know more.


Added by DUVCW on Sep 23, 2015 4:52 PM

Kendra L Haynie
RE: Sinlings of Emily Scranton Jones
Hi, Mary Joan
Thank you so much for links. Emily is my 2nd great grandmother. James would be my 2nd great grand uncle. Cathy and Larry are wonderful people. Cathy is my 1st cousin 1x removed. I grew up knowing of her, but didn't meet her until 2006. Up until then I had NO information on my Jones line. Which is where I connect to the Scranton's. Cathy gave me a copy of that picture of Wm and Emily and also showed me where they are buried. The rest of the family, other Jones and the Scranton's just fell into place easily from there. I have quite a bit of info on the Scranton's since they seem to be mostly from the Hicksville, Ohio area. I live just 30 minutes from Hicksville. I have been able to find most if not all of their place of burials. I even located the homestead that Hiram and Mary Scranton James and Emily's parents, had outside of Hicksville. I spoke the lady who now lives there but she didn't know the Scranton's. But she did know some history on the house. Which was very interesting.
Anyway, again, thank you for the links. If there is any information I feel I need, I will contact you. Since I also have quite a bit of info, you are also more than welcome to contact me. I really enjoy finding extended family and learning about the family history.

Take care and God bless,
Kendra Jones Haynie

Added by Kendra L Haynie on Sep 15, 2015 6:54 AM

Erica Z
Jessie Stiffler
Hi Mary,
I added a biography that I started for Jessie which I haven't quite finished yet. Jessie was adopted by the Burris'. I originally thought that she had been adopted when she was an infant, but there are indexes to the infirmary in Marysville that show her still being with her biological mother until the age of about 8. (Jessie had a twin sister Bessie who appeared to had pasted away infancy and a younger brother Perry Carl who I was not able to trace) I'm not sure if you noticed that Jessie was listed as a boarder on the censuses when she lived with the Burris', and Inez was listed as a boarder on the census when she lived with Jessie and Louis after Randolph passed away.
Nettie was from Unionville in Union County. I have not been able to find her parents nor the father of Jessie. Nettie most likely would have still been at the Ohio School for the Deaf when Jessie was conceived.
I do believe that Randolph and Inez raised her as their own child and my grandmother has 2 family photos of them and they look like a loving family. They did not have any biological children that I am aware of.

Added by Erica Z on Aug 11, 2015 9:45 PM

Undertaker 61
Mary L. Trachl
Mary Joan, since you know Mrs. Trachl so well, would you like me to transfer her to you. I won't mined! I'll need your #.
Brad Undertaker61

Added by Undertaker 61 on Aug 06, 2015 12:38 PM

Kate O
RE: Bridget Kelly sheridan 41869387
glad I could help. I have been on Find A Grave for almost a year. When I went to look up my family buried at St. Mary's (I have 5 generations) I could not believe that there were only 1300 people listed.
The local historical society only had a reading on 4 sections (there are 17). This became my summer project. I have finished with the reading and now have to enter them here and print out a list for CCHS.

I will remove the listing you asked for.


Added by Kate O on Jul 29, 2015 9:20 PM

Mary (Lee) McCulley
RE: 88468314 and 88468509
Yes Ella M. Tharp would be a Great Grandma to my husband.

Added by Mary (Lee) McCulley on May 22, 2015 6:03 AM

Thomas L. Harman
Wayne Hulbert & Beulah McCollough
Thank you so much for posting the engagement photo for Wayne and Beulah.

Always like to be able to put a face to the names.


Added by Thomas L. Harman on Feb 04, 2015 1:14 PM

J Mann
William Mann - Kemp Cemetery
Mary Joan - Please contact me at

John Mann
GGG Son of William Mann

Added by J Mann on Jan 21, 2015 4:56 AM

Hallie Smeltz Martinson
RE: More Smeltz info to email
2 emails came through on FindAGrave but, no attachments.
You can use my email to send
I am dying to see what you have found.

Added by Hallie Smeltz Martinson on Dec 29, 2014 1:08 PM

Dotti Lydecker
James Pollock
I didn't get your message and do appreciate why, getting used to a new computer can be frustrating at times. Great news you've found someone that might be able to help, please let me know what I need to do. Thanks so much for your help.

Added by Dotti Lydecker on Dec 29, 2014 7:22 AM

Debe Clark
RE: James Pollock tombstone
I am fairly close- about 20 minutes or so away. My next couple of days are pretty much full up, but I will see what I can do for you toward the end of the week.

Added by Debe Clark on Dec 27, 2014 5:10 PM

Connie Chrisman Hatch
RE: Lena Miller Smith
Here's what I found on Ernest Smith. Born 22 Sept. 1895 in Wash. Twp, Defiance, Ohio. He married Bernice Garber on 2Oct. 1917 in Defiance, Co. He died 29 Oct., 1988 in Defiance Co., Ohio. Bernice was born 1899 in Ohio, and died 7 Feb., 1971 in Bryan. Her parents are Miles Garber and Gertrude Barrack.
According to Billion Graves, they are both buried in the Ney Cemetery, along with other family members. There are no stones for Ernest or Bernice shown on Billion Graves, or the Ney Cemetery site.
Hope this helps. Looks like you can make Find A Grave memorials for both?

Added by Connie Chrisman Hatch on Dec 14, 2013 10:04 AM

Connie Chrisman Hatch
RE: Lena Miller Smith
Mary Joan,
I have located a Find A Grave memorial for Frieda Smith Mulligan. She is buried in the Fountain Grove Cemetery, memorial #110404209. Hope this helps.

Added by Connie Chrisman Hatch on Dec 14, 2013 8:45 AM

C.P. Coleman
No, I'm not related to Coleman's and I do not know where C.P. Coleman is buried.

You can search De Kalb County cemeteries here.

Added by Natalie on Oct 12, 2013 9:17 PM

RE: Andrew Mavis
Andrew is my Great Great Great Grandfather on my paternal side, therefore my maiden name is Mavis. has been my biggest source of information since I have unfortunately no contact with my biological father and his father committed suicide long before I was born.

Find a Grave had been extremely helpful in my efforts as of late, and I really appreciate your support.

My Great Great Grandfather is George Robinson Mavis (brother of Andrew & Abraham). My Great Grandfather is William Henry Mavis (who married Daisy Frederici). I think this part of the family ended up being in Nebraska.

I will surely add the info you gave me to my tree. Much appreciated, and please send anything else you think may be helpful. Thank you, thank you!

Added by ccherries on Sep 13, 2013 4:13 PM

Don Oberlin
RE: Oberlin transferrs
Thanks for the transfers.
I will delete the duplicate memorial for Fess Oberlin now. I got too anxious and created it before I checked. I was just getting started with Find-A-Grave when I created it.
Thanks again for all of your great work. I wish all of the memorials were of the high quality that I see in the memorials you create.
Don Oberlin

Added by Don Oberlin on Sep 04, 2013 11:46 PM

Lyla Dove
RE: Defiance County
Yes, I received at the materials. Thank you so much. I finished a great deal of work on the Wilson, Moore and Wiley families. I can send a disc if you would like this for your collection. My email is

Lyla Dove

Added by Lyla Dove on Jul 09, 2013 5:24 PM

Troy Myers
Maple Grove Cemetery, Edgerton, Williams County, Ohio
Thank you for your help with find a grave. Mary A. Henry Romanus is part of my family and I would like to know if you would transfer ownership of her memorial so I can update it and maintain it.

Thank you

Troy Myers

My find a grave id is 47300183

Added by Troy Myers on Jun 09, 2013 11:48 AM


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