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Nancy Ankrum (#47448582)
 member for 4 years, 1 month, 28 days
Ankrum Family
Thank you for the work on the Ankrum family as Archibald P Ankrum is 1st cousin 3x removed. I go back to George Ankrum when he came to America from Ireland. He is my 5th great grandfather. You've help me out with dates and added information on relatives thru findagrave.

Gerald "Jerry" Shulke

Added by GAS on Mar 09, 2015 12:23 PM

John Strauch, Mary Mann
John Strauch and Mary Mann are my great-great grandparents. In 1850 census records they were in Zwitzerland township, Monroe county, Ohio. I have found a record of their daughter Catherine Blattler who died in 1930 and is buried in Zion Cemetery, Monroe county, Ohio. Is it possible that this is the same as Zion Methodist Cemetery and that Mary Mann Strauch is buried there also. In addition I have found a 1900 census record where Mary Mann was living with Catherine and Christian Blattler in Adams township, Monroe county, Ohio. Mary's husband John, who was a Methodist minister and died in 1880, is buried in Jeffersonville, Clark county, Indiana. Any assistance you can provide will be greatly appreciated.

Neal Keiser

Added by Neal on Jan 27, 2015 7:40 PM

Forney Cemetery Birds Run
Hi Nancy-

My name is Tom Arbour and I live in Columbus- I believe we may have talked in the past about the cemeteries in the Birds Run area. I recently visited Forney Cemetery, where my great great grandmother Armintha Thomas is buried. Thank you for your photo of the neighboring memorial for Samuel Johnson, her brother. When I visited the cemetery last week, this stone had toppled over, and the engraving was laying face down in the soil. I turned it over, but it was very difficult to read. In your photo posted here, it is still readable- thank you very much for your work to preserve the headstones at Forney Cemetery.

Added by TomArbour on Sep 17, 2014 6:31 PM

Martha Umstott 1866-1918
Hi, I saw a comment of yours on the page for Martha Umstott Fuller Eagon. Since you have done research on the Umstotts, do you have any info regarding Martha's first husband, James Fuller? I notice the FindAgrave page indicates they were married in Tusc. Co. in 1889 but I can't confirm that by looking at the Marriage Index on (and come up with nothing on familysearch)// I am quite curious about what happened to James Fuller. I can find no trace of him after 1900 in Lorain OH and it appears Martha took only their daughter and moved to Belmont County somewhere around 1902-1904. Any insight you can provide would be very much appreciated. thanks, Sherry

Added by darthvader501 on Sep 07, 2014 1:26 PM

Tom B Stone
Iona Miller
I believe your photo on #46517597 should go on #34605532.
Iona's memorial is in North Salem Cemetery.

Added by Tom B Stone on Jul 13, 2014 2:00 PM

Tom B Stone
The photo that you posted on #57723875 is for another Joseph Miller.

Added by Tom B Stone on Jul 13, 2014 10:20 AM

Anna Lynch
Thank you very much for transferring Anna's memorial page to me.

Growing up in Ohio, traveling all over the state, former Ohio History teacher and one of my hobbies being OH history, I know where every small town, nook and cranny is in Ohio, but I have to admit Kimbolton was new to me and I had to look it up! I'm surprised I haven't come across it in my Guernsey County searches for family.

Again, thank you. I really appreciate it.


Added by Linda on Jun 10, 2014 7:31 AM

Jennifer Allen
Kocher Tombstone photo
Thanks so much Nancy for the wonderful tombstone photo! You're great!

Added by Jennifer Allen on May 20, 2014 8:17 PM

Chuck/Karen Brackett
RE: Hosfelt


Added by Chuck/Karen Brackett on Apr 08, 2014 7:42 AM

Chuck/Karen Brackett
RE: Hosfelt
Thanks again for the info. One more question on this. Is there someone I could phone or write to that could help with the county records.


Added by Chuck/Karen Brackett on Apr 08, 2014 6:32 AM

Chuck/Karen Brackett
RE: Hosfelt
Nancy, thanks for the info. Will see what I can find on line at the sites you gave me. Being in Calif. is a little hard getting to the library there. One info you do have, do you know where it came from?

Chuck Brackett

Added by Chuck/Karen Brackett on Apr 07, 2014 4:37 PM

Chuck/Karen Brackett
Nancy, do you know of anyway getting in touch with someone who would know a where the records, if there are any, for Forney Cemetery. You have two memorials for a Herman and Lewis Hosfelt and I think they may be the ones I'm trying to find. I was hoping for records to link them to the parents.
They would have been Great Grand Uncles.
Chuck Brackett

Added by Chuck/Karen Brackett on Apr 06, 2014 6:10 PM

Jan Summers
RE: Addy bloomfield
Thanks for linking Irvin Clark Addy to his parents. Best regards, Jan

Added by Jan Summers on Mar 21, 2014 9:42 PM

Donald Vanderhoff
Francis Hugh Douglas
Thank you for the photo!!

Added by Donald Vanderhoff on Feb 21, 2014 6:28 PM

John Mark Lambertson
Would you please transfer the memorials for both William and Milton Mapel, in the Forney Cemetery, to me? They were young brothers of my gt. gt. grandfather and I would like to add more bio information so they are not forgotten. Thank you for photographing their stones-- I was once there a long time ago.

Added by John Mark Lambertson on Feb 07, 2014 2:16 PM

joanne buckalew
RE: paxton
Your welcome.

Added by joanne buckalew on Feb 03, 2014 5:27 AM

RE: Hannah Tierney Orr
Not descended, but distantly related. Hannah's daughter, Margaret, married Benjamin Kennedy, who is related to me through the Hart side of the family. I'm all for information though, and trying to make family trees as comprehensive as possible, no matter how distant the connection.

If you have anything to share, I'm all ears!


Added by gazelle on Jan 28, 2014 10:02 AM

Hannah Tierney Orr
Thanks for the information, Nancy - I appreciate it. It's such a shame that the marker has gone the way of history. I am grateful to you for letting me know.


Added by gazelle on Jan 28, 2014 8:42 AM

Susan Zmrzel
Lot William Blue
This number does not link to Silas (Could you link to his father, Silas? #17686254)


Added by Susan Zmrzel on Jan 05, 2014 12:16 AM

Taishna Novak
I am trying to find a Jennie Powelson around this area. We are thinking her dob would be around the 1820-1830 range, died in 1858. It was said she married an Alexander Culbertson in the early 1850's.
Can you help with any information on her?

Added by Taishna Novak on Dec 16, 2013 9:11 PM

RE: james ankrum
A happy coincidence, I ran across an obituary for Rebecca Ankrum while searching for someone completely unrelated:

The Fairbury Journal, Thursday, February 24, 1916
Rebecca A. Ankrum died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Carr, 218 Sixth street, Fairbury, Nebraska, on Monday, February 21, 1916. Death was caused by pneumonia, after an illness of eleven weeks.

Mrs. Ankrum was born in Martinsville, Ills., October 23, 1849, and died at the age of 66 years, 3 months and 28 days.

Her name before marriage was Rebecca A. Chancellor. She was married to James Ankrum, July 12, 1868 and leaves two children, Mrs. Ed Carr and Mrs. Edith Goeins, both of Fairbury. Her husband died six years ago. They formerly lived at Steele City, to which place they came from Illinois twenty-eight years ago.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10:00 at the house and the remains taken to Steele City for burial.

Added by kjvaughn on Oct 29, 2013 7:39 PM

Bob & Donna Werner
Well Nancy, we are bad; didn't contact you - sorry.....had a somewhat rushed ride through the area a couple weeks ago. We found the old Umstott farm along Marlett's Run and did take a stroll through the Guernsey Cemetery with camera in hand.

A little further west along Plainfield Road we visited another cemetery, the Henderson's, one of whom later married an Umstott. We were warned that although it is a public cemetery someone doesn't like people near his property. He was out shooting a gun and as we walked away shots skipped among the cemetery rocks behind us. Vandals (or him) have made a mess of the small cemetery. What a shame :-(

I'd love to know who your Umstott neighbor is.


Bob & Donna Werner
Lebanon, TN

Added by Bob & Donna Werner on Oct 19, 2013 1:55 PM

Gary Workman
Hi Nancy,

No, we have to go back to Stephen and Hester for our common ancestors. I've had your name in my database for a number of years now but just never made contact, which is kind of hard for me since I live in Texas and only get back to Ohio once a year.

Please write to me at I think we can be of help to each other in filling in the gaps in the family tree.


Added by Gary Workman on Oct 18, 2013 7:09 AM

Gary Workman
Cousin Contact
Hi Nancy,

You and I are fourth cousins once removed. If you would like to write, I would be happy to hear from you.

Gary Workiman

Added by Gary Workman on Oct 18, 2013 12:50 AM

Sally Emerson
David McNary
Thank you for finding and posting this picture. It means a lot to me to finally see it.
Thank you for your time and efforts in helping others find their loved ones final resting place.

Added by Sally Emerson on Sep 03, 2013 8:29 AM


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