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Gayle (#47223271)
 member for 5 years, 7 months, 24 days
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Family names on my mother's side: maternal: Stochl [Stokel]; Moel [Mohl]; Broz [Brosh, Brush]; and Ilick [Jilek]; paternal: Messenger; Allen; Leighton; Gibbons; Goss.

On my father's side: maternal: DeReus; Van Hoeve; paternal: Van Dyke [VanDyk, van Dijke]; Romers

In her approximately 25 years of (pre-Internet) research, my mother Helen Messenger Van Dyke, was able to prove two ancestor links to the Mayflower on the Messenger side; one to William White [through Mary Goss], the other to Richard Warren [through Lemuel Gibbons].

Ancestors are buried in NH, MA, ME, PA, OH, IN and IA predominantly.
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Chris Mills
Melvin Billings 137980989
Hi Gayle,

Turns out this is a dupe of another memorial. I'm going to go ahead and take the links and any other information on my memorial and submit them on the other memorial. When they go through I'm going to delete my memorial.

I'm going to go ahead and put through all your edits though just to make sure I have the information to go on the other memorial.
Added by Chris Mills on Jul 09, 2015 6:07 PM
Mary Messenger
Thank you for the obit for Mary. I was getting ready to add it to her Find-a-grave but noticed you had called her Fay in the top portion. Is that in error or is that a nickname?
Added by JudyChildsMohr on Jun 09, 2015 3:15 PM
Linda Claxton
RE: thanks so much!
You're very welcome. Happy that you were able to locate your relatives with just their initials! Now they are with family =]

Added by Linda Claxton on Jun 04, 2015 10:55 PM
Kathy Topping
Sarah Messenger
The obit for Sarah Messenger has been added, If you are interested in me transferig her and the children to you to manage just let me know
Added by Kathy Topping on Jun 04, 2015 7:38 AM
Kathleen Lyons
Leighton Monument
Hello, The coordinates for the Leighton monument points to Madbury, NH not Dover, NH.
Can you provide a street address? Thank you
Added by Kathleen Lyons on Mar 20, 2015 9:42 PM
Mumma in New York Cemetery
Hi Gayle - Are these Mumma (or Morris) family members in New York Cemetery in Wayne County, Iowa your family members? If you so, please let me know if you would like me to transfer them to you. I am related to a Morris in Wayne County, Iowa as well, but they are from a different line. Anyway, if they are your family and you would like to have their memorials, please let me know : )
Added by Calcat on Jan 28, 2015 10:27 PM
Ada Heinsius
She is my family. I think I should leave it the way it is because she has another tombstone with Simmons on in another cemetery. For what reason she was buried here and not in the other I don't really know, other than this is where her parents are.
Thanks CJPoston
Added by CJ on Jan 20, 2015 12:33 PM
Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
Ross family memorial
Thank you very much for the pictures of the Ross family memorial.

I am hoping that you might have transcribed each side of the memorial stone. Would you have?

I know James Jefferson is on one side, Augustus Gerard is on second side, they are both brothers.

Can you tell me who the other two sides might be?

I am hoping one of them is Hugh Wilson Ross, as I have not been able to find him.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Carolyn Leverich Atkinson
Added by Carolyn Leverich Atkinson on Dec 02, 2014 3:55 AM
Dorie‎ Bray-Baker
Maiden name for EVA
Missouri marriage records shown Hugh S. Mitchell married Eva W. Fulkerson. Some researchers at show Eva's middle name as Waitsell. This memorial at findagrave has the Eva Mitchell's maiden name as Waitzle.

Are you certain that this Eva's maiden name is not FULKERSON?

Thanks for responding :
Added by Dorie‎ Bray-Baker on Oct 25, 2014 3:29 PM
M Diane Lindall
Mary Birky Glider obit
thanks for submitting the obit for Mary...I have entered it on her memorial. Are you related? Mary's sister Delphine is my great grandmother, so I wondered if we were shirttail relatives.

Diane Durian Lindall
Added by M Diane Lindall on Oct 16, 2014 10:17 AM
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