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Mike Brown (#46978231)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo Even though I really enjoy researching my family history, my purpose and calling in life is to serve as a missionary for my Lord Jesus Christ. I serve through World Gospel Mission (Marion, Indiana) in Bolivia, South America, which has been my home since 1986. I am an ordained minister, a seminary professor and have been somewhat of a writer.

I was born in Ohio, spending much of my growing up years in that state. My wife is a New Englander and our two children were born here in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

My interest in genealogy began when I started sifting through old papers and boxes of photos following the death of my maternal grandfather in 1979. It is a fun hobby of solving mysteries of the past and learning more about history.

I hope some of the information and photographs that I'm posting will be a help to others in their own quest to learn more about their family roots. If you think we share some common ancestry, I'll be pleased to share what I know.
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RE: Christena Pontius grave
Thank you for the picture
Added by JKK on Sep 25, 2014 12:07 PM
Bushong Weiss
Amanda Bushong
Thank you so much for the information on her memorial marker.
Added by Bushong Weiss on Sep 24, 2014 12:13 PM
Another Family Member
RE: Young graves
Thank you so much, I will let you know... I have been looking for my in-law family. This is the first that I came across...I will let you know. Thanks again!!!
Added by Another Family Member on Sep 22, 2014 9:38 AM
Al cherry
Moses Cherry photo
Thanks Mike for the photo. Al Cherry
Added by Al cherry on Sep 20, 2014 5:22 AM
Another Family Member
Thank you so much for photographing those headstones!!! My mother-in-law will love me forever when I share them with her. Thank you again!!!!
Added by Another Family Member on Sep 06, 2014 4:41 PM
Bushong Weiss
Mary Bushong
Thank you so much for your time and effort on Mary's memorial marker.
Added by Bushong Weiss on Sep 03, 2014 6:52 PM
Joseph & Judith Johnson
Thank you so much for trying to find the markers for Joseph and Judith. Since they were buried there so long ago (1849) it's possible the markers have been destroyed or that they never had markers.

I really appreciate your efforts.

Added by Anonymous on Sep 03, 2014 6:20 PM
Gary Decker
Rosetta Schaaf Mahoney
Mike, I believe I found another descendant of Henry and Emeline Lake Schaaf. Rosetta Mahoney (Find A Grave Memorial# 83765410), whom I found by accident while researching her husband, Thomas Mahoney. The two of them were married in Burlington, KS in 1903, but soon after ended up in California. I have put in corrections to have Rosetta linked to her parents, and to have her maiden name added. Per Emeline's bio, Emeline passed away in Rosetta's home in California.
Added by Gary Decker on Aug 23, 2014 11:09 PM
Zerelda Holder Hammer
So happy I could fill your request.
Added by Zerelda Holder Hammer on Aug 18, 2014 6:42 AM
RE: Brown / Winland
Thank you!

Here's William Alexander's obit, in case you're interested:

"Pleasants County Leader - November 13, 1903
Alexander Brown was born in Noble county, Jan. 26, 1826. Died Nov. 6, 1903, at the home of daughter, Mrs. C. Dye, of Mt. Dewey where he had gone for a visit.
Mr. Brown while in Noble county, married Miss Daily. He was then a young man, and soon after his marriage moved to Pleasants county, and has lived in St. Marys and vicinity ever since.
Mr. Brown is well known especially by the older residents of St. Marys. When he first came he made his home at -----, which was then the town, St. Marys was a large corn field.
Mr. Brown was a carpenter by trade, and built a large proportion of the older residences of the city. One of the very first of the houses in St. Marys was built by him.
Ten children were born in their home. Eight are now living, five sons and three daughters. Mr. Wm. Brown, of Noble county, Frank, near St. Marys, A. C., and R. L., of Parkersburg, and G. W. of St. Marys.
The daughters are: Mrs. Jane Nellis, of Gibson, Mrs. Cindona Dye, of Mt. Dewey, and Mrs. Sarah Sanford.
The funeral was conducted at the home of Mrs. Cindona Dye, Saturday, Nov. 7, 12:30 p. m. . Interment was made in the St. Marys cemetery. Re. H. C. Downing, pastor of the Baptist church of St. Marys officiated."
Added by buckeyegirl1721 on May 10, 2014 6:15 PM
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