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Richard Searles (#47301603)
 member for 6 years, 1 month, 17 days
Carla Swieter Ramey & Robert Ramey
Henry Harm Willms #56824369
the memorial for Henry Harm Willms is in the wrong cemetery. It is to be in Pleasant Hill cemetery in Franklin Co. Grant Township. that is where his wife's grave is located.

Added by Carla Swieter Ramey & Rob... on Nov 25, 2015 1:40 AM

William K. Muth
Theodora Scherer
Thanks for the updates on Theodora Scherer. She is my 2x great grandmother. Do you have any information on her parents or where they are buried?

Added by William K. Muth on Oct 24, 2015 5:05 PM

Tone Mette Evant Johnsen
Berta (Caroline) Olson

I'm digging into my husbands tree on behalf of our children when I came across the Olson family on a branch. I got quite qurious to read about Berta and her "Non-Cemetery Burial". What does that mean? Did she die in an accident or something? She was only 35 when she died... or was it normal to scatter ashes already back in the 1800's? Do you know what happened to her? She is not a direct relative, just got qurious towards her fate ;)

Greetings from Norway

Added by Tone Mette Evant Johnsen on Oct 20, 2014 5:11 AM

Thank you!
Thank you for all the information you have posted on the Olson family. We are the grand-son, grand-daughter and great grand-daughters of Camilla Olson. She married Orval Alexander Crossan. They had two children, Frances Camilla Crossan and Thomas Richard Crossan. We are currently going through pictures and letters of Camilla's so it was interesting to see the information you posted on her siblings. We had all the dates from a wonderful book published by Henry Edward Johnson. It is titled Lund and Olson Families in America.


Added by C.Cassaro on Oct 14, 2014 7:36 PM

Terri Kallio
RE: Oleslager vs Olischlager
How funny just noticed you are in Colorado too -
Glad we had some warmer weather. Again thank you - good luck on your own search!

Added by Terri Kallio on Feb 15, 2014 9:48 PM

Terri Kallio
RE: Oleslager vs Olischlager
Thanks for the suggestions. My great grandfather actually died in Seattle, Washington and is buried there, however, there was an obituary in the Lafayette newspaper that I'm guessing Gerhard placed since Jennette was in Washington. Unfortunately it was you generic type obituary. The obituaries in the Seattle newspapers led me to the Freemasons and with the help of a wonderful man he tracked him down to the Murat Temple in Indianapolis - from there I found him in Lafayette.
Jennette totally disappears after he dies - or at least so far I have not found her. If I only had her maiden name.
Thank you so much for you help.

Added by Terri Kallio on Feb 15, 2014 9:46 PM

Terri Kallio
RE: Oleslager vs Olischlager
Thank you for such a fast reply. I'm not sure if anyone other than Gerhard emigrated from this branch of the Olischalgers - he and his siblings; Henrich, Clara and Magdalena were all born in Krefeld, Germany. Their parents were Henrich Olischlager and Maria Hoffmeister. My real interest in this family is how they may be connected to my great grandfather, Gustav Bebensee. It took me over 15 years to track him down as he just dissappeared from the family around 1906 and was never heard from again - apparently he started a new life with another woman. All I have is her first name from the 1910 census report.

Gerhard's wife Florence Louise Hoffeld is also buried in New Albany - after he died in 1921 she married a Bending - and from my research it probably was a pretty rough marriage. Gerhard was a painter/decorator - and I'm kind of curious if he may have known my ggrandfather in Germany. I did learn that both Gerhard and my ggrandfather were both Freemason's and I have contacted the Lodge in Lafayette numerous times with no response

Gerhard emigrated in 1893 and I suspect he went to Indiana primarily because he had family there - so possibly he is connected to yours. Fun isn't it - just love finding about the lives of these people.

I did start a tree on just to keep track of the data I have located.

Again thank you for you quick response.
Terri Kallio

Added by Terri Kallio on Feb 15, 2014 9:06 PM

Terri Kallio
Oleslager vs Olischlager
I'm curious is it possible that your Oleslager family changed spelling of their last name? The reason I ask is that I am researching Gerhard Olischlager who was my great grandfathers business partner in Lafayette, Indiana. Gerhard is also buried in New Albany.

I am no relation to the Olischlager family, however, I have been researching them in hopes of a possibly link to my great grandfather's 2nd wife who I only know as Jennette.

Gerhard Olischlager (1867-1921) was born in Krefeld, Germany and had a brother Heinrich and sisters - Clara and Magdalena. He owned Indiana Interior Decorators in Lafayette with my great grandfather.
Thanks for any insight you may have.

Added by Terri Kallio on Feb 15, 2014 6:45 PM

Dr Andree S
If you use, I recommend doing some digging there. You may have any photos that I have posted.

Dr. Andree

Added by Dr Andree S on Jul 20, 2013 7:16 AM

Dr Andree S
I have no idea. I recommend contacting the cemetery.

Added by Dr Andree S on Aug 19, 2012 7:50 AM

Skye Downing
Searles family name

My name is Skye Downing and Jeanette Searles Anicka is my Grandmother, I enjoyed being able to track the family lineage. Fascinating stuff really.

Added by Skye Downing on Apr 01, 2012 4:45 PM

Wendy Martin
RE: Eads ancestry
I do not live close to check it out for you but you can check the records/surveys at usgenweb. That may can be some help to you.

Added by Wendy Martin on Aug 22, 2011 6:33 PM

Sarah Perry
RE: Eads ancestry

I don't live in the area, and my cousin that did and helped me out has since passed away. I would suggest that you try calling the local library and see if someone can look for a cemetery book it may list all those buried there and you could possibly find your guy that way. That has worked for me in the past. Or sometimes if you can find the death certificate or obituray it will list what cemetery the person was to be buried in. The library should be able to look up obit's for you, as well. Sorry I could not be of more help.

Added by Sarah Perry on Aug 21, 2011 5:23 PM


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