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Kathy in NW Indiana (#45695505)
 member for 14 years, 10 months, 14 days
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother died from a hereditary disease but got hooked and have been climbing the family tree for over 30 years. I hope I have contributed to the family history for generations to come.

I am a volunteer with the Portage Community Historical Society and they have allowed me to have a genealogy and historical research area in the Goin Museum. If you have an early Portage Township family, consider donating a copy of your family history to our museum.


My Favorite Poem

A Daisy Beside the Rose
by Diana Sue Lindley Horton

Among the many flowers, God,
Within Your garden fair,
May I, a simple daisy be
So proudly standing there.

I need not be the most admired,
Great beauty to disclose;
It's certain in Your garden,God,
Not all can be a rose.

'Twould be to me an honor,
If where Your garden grows,
I could but be a daisy -
That stands beside the rose.
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Thank you !
Added by AlabamaRose on Feb 05, 2016 1:28 PM
Nancy Ritter Rau
RE: Sylvia Jean Konicke Cates
Thank you for the name correction
Added by Nancy Ritter Rau on Feb 04, 2016 12:55 PM
Andy Gappa
Elmer A. Lenburg
While at an antique shop in Chesterton, I picked up two photos of Elmer Lenburg. The first is the wedding photo you posted of his wife and him. The second is of the wedding party including his brother Don and Connie Smith. If you'd like both photos--free, tell me where to snail-mail them and they're yours. I hope to hear from you soon.
Andy Gappa
Added by Andy Gappa on Dec 26, 2015 4:31 PM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
Dear Mrs. Kathy Heckman,

Thank you is one, sometimes two words. But you have and are doing things well. Keep up the great work Maam.

Please add me as your friend. On Find a Grave here too now.


Jonathan Robert De Mallie
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on Sep 29, 2015 11:32 PM
Wilton Hall
You have a memorial no 6712804 for Wilton Hall entered in Aug of 2002 Wilton was not deceased. please delete this memorial.

Thank You
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Added by Xcountryrdr on Sep 12, 2015 11:51 AM
Serena L
RE: McCool Family
Please do that and then I will email you what I have. My mom's cousin just gave me the McCool genealogy she has last winter.
Added by Serena L on Aug 20, 2015 4:05 PM
Serena L
Cyrena Sterling McCool
I was so happy to find this and read the history of my great-great-great grandmother. The Anah McCool mentioned in the article was the aunt of my grandmother, Anah McCool Stelzer. My mom and dad named me after Cyrena but changed the spelling as they said they didn't want me to be nicknamed "Cy". I have always loved my name.
Added by Serena L on Aug 19, 2015 7:47 PM
RE: Vern Cavider
Thank You very much for the information on Vern . I made the correction on the orbit, Thank You again
Added by larry on Aug 15, 2015 9:10 AM
Lynda Puakea
Thanks for your quick response, Kathy... and thanks for the explanation... would love a photo of the Isbey house in Portage... Idaʻs husband is 1st cousin 2X removed of my husband... you can send the photo to thanks again...

Lynda Puakea
Added by Lynda Puakea on Aug 11, 2015 3:18 PM
Lynda Puakea
Ida Ellen Blake Isbey
Good morning, Kathy,

I just received a message from find a grave that there is a problem with my request for a photo of Idaʻs gravestone. Yet you took one and posted it on her page... I donʻt understand... can you perhaps explain to me what is happening? Her page looks fine... thanks much...

Lynda Puakea
Added by Lynda Puakea on Aug 11, 2015 11:22 AM
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