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Manda (#47639002)
 member for 4 years, 7 months, 8 days
RE: Beeman
Yes! That's so awesome! Just look for Ramona Hoover

Added by Ramona on May 30, 2016 12:34 PM

RE: Beeman
My Grandmother is Reba Pearl Beeman

Added by Ramona on May 29, 2016 7:51 PM

I'm so new to this. Like 20 minutes. Lol. I've done quite a bit of family history research but I haven't ever been on this site. You pored some pics on one of my ancestors records. Alfred Leon Beeman. are you a member of that family line? If not how do you find these awesome pics?

Added by Ramona on May 29, 2016 5:53 PM

Linda Meyer
Richard, Clara and son Larry Hittle
Thanks so much for the photo of the front of this stone. Its truly appreciated.

Added by Linda Meyer on May 18, 2016 3:49 PM

L Evans
RE: L J Chrissey Taber
Thanks for writing back :)
It could be that she had a stone made when her hubby passed, as I believe she was a widow.... she seems to have been living with family, (Missouri???)... I think both memorials should stay, but we could reference each others memorials. FYI - she comes/married into from a fairly long line of Quakers.
Blessings to You and Yours.

Added by L Evans on May 04, 2016 5:39 PM

Johannes Grondsma
Hello Manda,

Johannes Grondsma was born in Joure in the Province Friesland, The Netherlands

He was a son of Klaas Rienks Grondsma en Reintje Hendricus de Jong.

For more info about the Grondsma family you can send me a mail.

Marijke de Haan

Added by Marijke on Mar 20, 2016 3:00 AM

sharon cartwright
alva bowman
Mandy. I just transferred that memorial to you, if you are related to all the bowman's that i have i'd be happy to transfer them all. Right now I'm at the public Library using their computer so i won't be able to respond for another week, my computer is in the shop. Sharon

Added by sharon cartwright on Dec 18, 2015 2:25 PM

RE: Fritz/Huffman
I would love purchase the photos from you. Once your email is working send me the address and I'll send payment of $15 plus shipping

Thanks. I have a few photos of William Fritz's family but not that many.
Thanks again

Added by MW on Dec 08, 2015 10:16 AM

William L Fritz
I saw that you added a photo for William L Fritz and his wife Alice Huffman. It was only a partial photo. Do you have the full photo?
I am working on my Fritz family genealogy and would love to have a copy of the photo. You can email me at

Added by MW on Dec 08, 2015 9:12 AM

RE: Grondsma
My biggest concern is that what you wrote is showing up like this when you look under his grave info:

Is there any way to remove that? If I am somehow able to find that he was married previously and who she was, I will let you know. So far I haven't found anything beyond it showing he was married on the ship manifest.

Added by JDantuma on Aug 14, 2015 7:14 AM

RE: Grondsma
Yes, he's my grandfather. My dad is John Grondsma, Jr. My mother and him divorced. Aunt Rosie was very dear to me. Which of her sons is your father-in-law?

Added by JDantuma on Aug 14, 2015 7:05 AM

RE: Grondsma
Hello! This is the link where I found the information on Jantje and Lieuwe Jacob de Zee:

When the name is translated from Dutch to English it is showing as Johnny, but it is a female name and the link shows this is the bride, not the groom. Here is a link with the names meaning:

Also Lieuwe is a male name. Here is a link for that:
This link shows Dutch/Frisian Names with English Translations: The names are listed English to Dutch, but this is what it says for Lieuwe: Lewis/Louis/Ludwig -- Lodewijk, Loures, Ludovicus, Lolle, Liewe, Lieuwe

Also, his middle name was Jacob, which is a male name.

On there is a Passenger List from the ship Nieuw Amsterdam with the name Johannes Grondsma. He is age 25 and listed as married. If I'm reading it right it says this under "Name and Address of Nearest Relative": "mother: wid. K. Grondsma, Joure" Johannes mother was Riendje de Jong, but she was married to Klaas, so perhaps the K. is for Mrs. K. Grondsma. I think she was widowed at that time.

I would like to know if my grandpa was married when he came to America, but if he was, why didn't he list his wife instead of his mom as the "nearest relative"?

Jenny (Grondsma) Dantuma

Added by JDantuma on Aug 14, 2015 6:26 AM

Donna Burkert Grothaus
Elisha Long Addition
Thanks so much for adding the information to Elisha Long's memorial. Good luck with your efforts on Find A Grave and your research. Donna

Added by Donna Burkert Grothaus on Aug 05, 2015 7:11 PM

sandi lewis - malburg
RE: Reed
The papers must have been Betty's, she is working on a book. Such a busy woman!!

Added by sandi lewis - malburg on Jul 08, 2015 4:03 PM

sandi lewis - malburg
Reed correction
thank you for the obituary. If you are related, I would be happy to transfer it to you.

Added by sandi lewis - malburg on Jul 08, 2015 9:36 AM

sandi lewis - malburg
Reed correction

Added by sandi lewis - malburg on Jul 08, 2015 9:35 AM

sandi lewis - malburg
Wilhemina Genter

Thank you for the correction.

Added by sandi lewis - malburg on Jul 04, 2015 10:01 AM

Sherry Paul Duty
Harvey Dolph
I haven't found one. His son Allen B. Dolph's death record says father name Stephen H Dolph, as his son was dead for this record and Harvey had a brother named Stephen. I don't believe this is correct. We will just have to keep a look out. he did not use one in any of the record I have found.

Added by Sherry Paul Duty on Jun 27, 2015 5:29 PM

Potter's field
I thought about doing just that, Mandy....but it seemed more prudent to just delete it. I don't want to create problems with people and my virtual cemetery seemed to do just that. I do think that I'll complile a listing of the original Potter's field memorial and ask Dave Petersen to put that information in his online Mason County History web page.

Added by Diann on Jun 15, 2015 8:27 PM

Potter's field
I will definitely let you know if something happens with cleaning up that area. I hope to talk a walk in there sometime soon, and will keep my eye out for your relative's grave.

The concept of a Potter's grave is so unfamiliar to modern society. My grandmother told me once that she was always worried about ending up at the County Poor Farm after her husband died. With three young kids to raise, she worked her fingers to the bone making sure that didn't happen. There was so much shame associated with poverty..and by extension being buried in a Potter's field. I'm sorry that people had to feel like that.

Added by Diann on Jun 15, 2015 5:54 PM

Potter's Field
Thank you Manda. Somebody put a family member in the Potter's Field by accident, and it was upsetting to other family members. I decided to just delete the Potter's Field Cemetery to avoid people getting upset. My husband's grandfather, is buried in the woods, which is why I am interesting in it. There is a conversation going on in Vanished Ludington on Facebook, if you are interested in reading it about the Potter's Field

Added by Diann on Jun 15, 2015 1:46 PM

Cam Mas
Wow you've posted some wonderful photos of my family! Where do you get them? Some of them my family doesn't even have!


Added by Cam Mas on May 14, 2015 1:32 PM

Cam Mas
Hi Manda:
I'm wondering where you are getting a lot of your information. I am a Hendrickson from Mason County and I am seeing some minor errors. How do we correct some of them?

Thank you,

Added by Cam Mas on May 14, 2015 1:22 PM

Jim Cartwright
RE: George M. Slater
George M Slater is in plot 2-24. He is the only Slater in that section. There is also a George L Slater. George M lived from 1858 to 1868, just 10 years old. George L lived from 1856 to 1929. He is in plot 22-35. Nathaniel Jennings Slater (1828 - 1907, Nella M Slater (1865 - 1944, and Phidelia Slater (1835 - 1920) are in that same plot.
Leonard Slater (1832 - 1851) is listed as Leonidas Slater in the records and on his marker. He is in plot 20-20 along with Ben J Slater, Henry Slater, Jeremiah Slater, Mary G Slater, and Ruth Slater. He is listed as the son of Jeremiah and Ruth Slater.
There is also a Ella J and a Clara Slater. Both are listed as daughters of W C and E A Slater. They are not in the records. Ella was moved here from an earlier cemetery and her location is unknown. Clara is in plot 17-22.

Added by Jim Cartwright on Apr 16, 2015 12:07 PM

Jim Cartwright
RE: George M. Slater
I also took a picture for Leonard Slater and will post it as soon as I get a chance. George is in Section 2 Lot 24. Leonard is in Section 20, Lot 20

Added by Jim Cartwright on Apr 16, 2015 8:01 AM


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