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Paul Rathje (#47429423)
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Dirlam line

Just curious what connection you have to the Dirlams. My mom was a Dirlam.

Added by Sunny on Sep 28, 2014 12:24 PM
Mickie Dempsey
Dirlam genealogy

I believe I'm your fifth cousin! That is, if you're descended from John Oderick Dirlam. I'm descended from John's son Orrin and I'm pretty sure you're descended from Sylvanus. I'd like to know if you've pursued Dirlam genealogy extensively and, if so, whether you've found any Dirlam/Durlam descendants of John Oderick's son Frederick. In spite of his having 13 or so children, I have only found one Durlam descended from him.That's Frank B Durlam, son of Jonathan L. I also found Leslie Frederick Bean, son of daughter Mary Jesse Durlam and Dennis Orrin and Mary B Wallace, children of Betsy Anne Durlam. But that's it. No apparent additional Durlams.

Let me know if there are any Dirlam mysteries I might be able to help solve.

Added by Mickie Dempsey on Sep 01, 2014 5:20 PM
Re: James Dirlam
I made your corrections. Did you want me to transfer the memorial?
Added by Mackenzie on Aug 23, 2014 5:35 PM
Jessica Frost
Porter Morse
I was able to fix the marriage of Porter morse! thank you for letting me know. I am a direct descendant of this family , please contact me if you are, too. Frosty73 at gmail dot com.
Added by Jessica Frost on Oct 15, 2013 8:22 PM
Judy West
Orrin Dirlam Lorain County, Ohio
Thanks for the link to his second wife. We'll get the family all put back together, virtually! Good to hear from you again!
Added by Judy West on Jul 02, 2013 5:02 AM
Judy West
RE: Dirlam Family inquiry
Thank you for finding her first husband! I had not found him at all! I am thrilled! my e-mail off line is: if that is easier to correspond
Added by Judy West on Mar 01, 2013 2:18 PM
Judy West
RE: Dirlam Family inquiry
Erza A Dirlam
born: Aug 1892 Medina County, Ohio
died: 14 May 1979 Norwalk, Huron Co
buried: Huntington Center Cemetery, Huntington Lorain Co Ohio
Ernest Baker Dirlam 1867 Huntington 1932 Oberlin
Charlotte Peet 1870 Huntington - 1943 Wellington, Lorain County

Husband 1: James G Holland
born 1889 Huntington, Lorain Co. death unknown
I cannot locate after 1942
He was the administrator for a children's home
I believe no children came from this marriage

Husband 2: Clayton Elbert Mills
1898 Pittsfield, Lorain Co. - 1981 Norwalk, Huron Co. Ohio
he had 2 sons from his first marriage with Treva Lee (1897 1992):
Robert Arthur Mills 1921 1991 birth/death Huron Co, Ohio
and Lee Alfred Mills 1925 1990 birth/death Norwalk, Huron County

My best guess is the marriage is in the 1950s around Norwalk, Huron County, or Lorain County.
This is where I lose track of information for Clayton and his first wife, then marriage to his second wife, Erza.

I think Erza did not have children of her own. But I am very interested to know more about her and her life with Clayton.
I have such good information regarding Clayton's mother. And pretty good information about his father. I have been researching his mother's family (my family)...
Clayton & Erza are buried in Huntington

Added by Judy West on Mar 01, 2013 6:15 AM
Judy West
RE: Dirlam Family inquiry
Verrazano had a granddaughter Erza, who remarried my relative Clayton Elbert Mills in the norwalk, Ohio area. I would love to talk with her family, and have some Mills photos of interest. Otherwise, I had been investigating the Dirlam family to fill out my understanding of who Erza was, and where she and her people had come from. I found such an interesting story with Verrazano and his brother Theodore. I have made a time line on Verrazano's Memorial #40895125. Clayton Mills parents both came from pioneer families to Lorain County. Judy West
Added by Judy West on Feb 28, 2013 4:42 PM
Judy West
Dirlam Family inquiry
I am researching the Dirlam Family, and just created Memorials for Orrin (Memorial # 105714870) and wife. This allowed me to connect to his mother Sarah Snow Dirlam. I am trying to locate the father John Dirlam and wonder if he moved as Orrin and Sylvanus did to the Green Creek or even the Lorain County area... Do you have any research on Sylvanus's father?
Added by Judy West on Feb 24, 2013 7:53 AM
Fred Morris
Paul, I made the link between Margaret Wood Stanbery and son Recompence as you requested. Sorry it took me so long.
Added by Fred Morris on Jul 27, 2012 1:43 PM
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