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5O C@L G3N!3 (#48118444)
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Bio Photo My name is Susan Kuaile and I have been researching my family history off and on for twenty years. I live in Southern California, hense 50 C@L G3N!3 (SO CAL GENIE) short for Genealogy. I may not know where their final resting places are but I believe they should be acknowledged and remembered as well because they did live a life.

If you have any corrections to add, please let me know. I want to try to get the memorials as accurate as possible. Any photos would also be great. If you would like any memorials transferred to you (that are not my direct ancestors), I will be happy to do it. If I accidentally make a memorial that has already been created, PLEASE let me know, I will delete my duplicate memorial as soon as possible.

Many of the photos I've added to memorials are from the Minster Post newspaper from Auglaize County, Ohio. It is a free site:

I also have my mom's high school year books of 1953-1954-1955, my Dad's year books of 1948 and 1949 and my uncle's from 1950-1951-1952. I also have grade school photos from my Mom's scrapbook from Holy Rosary Catholic School in St. Marys, Oh., ca. 1940s.

I love to add photos to memorials but if I add a photo to a memorial that you do not want posted, PLEASE let me know and I will remove the photo as soon as possible.

"Cemeteries are God's libraries"

**Updated on 4.6.2014

My research is mainly in Ohio...Auglaize, Mercer, Hardin, Paulding, Licking, and Ross counties, and various other neighboring counties.

****Please ask permission if you want to use any of the photos of my family. I would appreciate it. Thank you.****

My paternal grandparents were Ivan and Goldie (McGinnis) Kuaile.

My maternal grandparents were Gregory and Florentina (Borgerding) Kemper.

Surnames in my family:

As we find the puzzle pieces, as every twig and root make our branch and every branch makes our tree.

"Dear Ancestor,
Your tombstone stands among the rest
Neglected and alone
The name and date have worn off
The weathered marble stone.

It reaches out to all who care
It's now to late to mourn
You did not know that I'd exist
You died...and I was born.

Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone
Our hearts contrast and beat a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
So many years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.

I wonder how you lived and loved
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot
And come and visit you."
-Author unknown


"Our extensive and far reaching limbs off our family tree in the human forest"-Anonymous


"Our ancestors cast their shadow upon this land"


"Chasing My Ancestors"

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Darren Norrington
RE: Iva Hider Bontsema
Sorry for the delay in getting the photograph of Iva posted. Found it this morning, and just posted it. On the back of the photo is written "Iva Moore". The "x" above her was already on the photo.

Added by Darren Norrington on Aug 18, 2015 12:10 PM
Darren Norrington
RE: Iva Hider Bontsema
I will locate the photo and post it. I remember scanning the burlesque photo and emailing it to a relative of Iva's. Iva gave the photo to one of my aunts and we keep it up on the fireplace.

Iva never had children. She visited Mitchell one last time before she died. I think it was around 1994, and unfortunately I was away at college. My dad got to visit with her. She wouldn't come inside the house though...said she wanted to remember it as it was when she lived there.

Her birth and death dates are not on the tombstone. Was told that she didn't want her birth year on the tombstone so no one would know how old she was. Her husband, Lowell, died young (around 46), was told it was a heart attack, but not certain of this.

She owned the Orpheum Theater in Mitchell for many years. Lowell's older brother, Menlo, was in the theater business (offices in Chicago and New York), so I always wondered if Iva and Lowell somehow met through Menlo or in theater.

She use to decorate the house up for Christmas, apparently it was fairly elaborate for those times.

Iva's mother moved to Mitchell at some point, and lived in a house just down the street. Found an envelope with her name and address on it.

Added by Darren Norrington on Jun 25, 2015 5:58 AM
Darren Norrington
RE: Iva Hider Bontsema
My wife and I own the home in Mitchell that she and Lowell lived in, which was built by Lowell's parents. My grandparents bought it from Iva in 1969.
I only have 2 pictures of her. One is the burlesque photo, and the other is a more casual, smaller photo. My aunts told me that Iva burned most of her photos in the back yard before she left Mitchell, saying she was the last of her immediate family.

Added by Darren Norrington on Jun 24, 2015 5:24 PM
linda wilfinger
The photo you have on the page for Henry M. Radenbaugh is not Henry M and wife Idella. The photo is of Dr Henry W. Radenbaugh and wife Mary Ellen Van Gundy. Henry M. is my grandfather and I am the daughter of Robert Radenbaugh (1916-2005). Henry M. Radenbaugh lived with us until his death in 1958 and I remember him quite well.

Dr. Henry W. Radenbaugh would be an uncle to Henry M. and a brother to John P. Radenbaugh. I believe that Dr. Henry W. is buried in the Lehman Cemetery in Payne.

We have recently moved and most of my genealogy records are in storage. I hope to retrieve them this summer and when I do I will send you a photo of Henry M and his wife Idella. In the meantime, please move the photo of Dr. Henry Radenbaugh to the rightful page.

Sincerely yours; Linda (Radenbaugh) Wilfinger
Added by linda wilfinger on May 30, 2015 8:55 PM
Anita M Walker
photo of my great great great grandmother
I would love to thank you for taking time out to take a photo of my great ,great great grand parents Benjamin and Sarah Kistler headstone. Especially for obviously painstakingly library records to post a picture of them .Without your hard work I wouldve never know what they looked like , thank you.I hope to have this picture on my wall someday.Now all I have to do is find out who Sarah parents were
Added by Anita M Walker on May 12, 2015 8:27 PM
Volunteer Shelly
RE: Virginia Sanchez
You are very welcome.
Added by Volunteer Shelly on Mar 09, 2015 2:56 PM
Linda Claxton
RE: George Birley
You're very welcome.

Added by Linda Claxton on Jan 15, 2015 12:02 PM
Carol White
McGinnis Family
Hi Susan, I lost your email address so will try and contact you again. Carol J White, Bellefontaine OH Hope you get this.
Added by Carol White on Nov 09, 2014 12:17 PM
Elaine Dykstra
John Laisure
My records are conflicting with your on the John & Mary Magdalena Laisure find a grave. We have different parents for John and a different burial. Please contact me so we can sort it out.
Added by Elaine Dykstra on Nov 05, 2014 9:13 PM
Soul Searcher
Middleton, Geo & Mary
The photos you requested have been added.
Added by Soul Searcher on Sep 27, 2014 8:59 PM
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