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Shani Miller (#47456990)
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Bio Photo Though our branches are seperate and far apart,
my quest for you is from the heart.
For somewhere back in time,
we share the same family line.
- Shani

The Elusive Ancestor

I went searching for an ancestor, I cannot find him still.
He moved around from place to place and did not leave a will.
He married where a courthouse burned, he mended all his fences.
He avoided any man who came to take the U.S. census.
He always kept his luggage packed, this man who had no fame.
And every 20 years or so, this rascal changed his name.
I'm told he's buried in a plot, with tombstone he was blessed; But the weather took engraving, and some vandals took the rest.
He died before the court clerks decided to keep records.
No family bible has emerged, in spite of all my efforts.
To top it off, this ancestor who caused me many groans, just to give me one more pain, betrothed a girl named JONES!!!
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Linda Hollingshead
RE: Betty Carpenter and Kevin Krueger
Thank you very much for the transfer of Kevin. My niece would like to know who your husband is?
Added by Linda Hollingshead on Mar 07, 2016 5:08 PM
Eugene Simon
Thank you
Added by Bob on Mar 07, 2016 4:54 PM
Eugene Simon
I think you have the wrong person for this obituary.
Added by Bob on Mar 07, 2016 2:33 PM
martha mcdonnell fox
John Wilson Reger & wife Anne Boehm Reger
Thank you for creating the memorials for my uncle and aunt. This is my Uncle Jack, my mom's older brother. If you are not a relative, I would really appreciate it so much if you could turn the two memorials over to me. Thanks.
Added by martha mcdonnell fox on Feb 13, 2016 12:53 PM
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Judith Adams
Thanks again for your help. I deleted my memorial.
Added by Earth Angel on Feb 10, 2016 10:55 AM
Ms Martie M
RE: Ronald Kenley
You are welcome :)
Added by Ms Martie M on Feb 07, 2016 1:04 PM
Claudette Brown Hackworth
Harry McGinnis
Thank you so much for the transfer!!!
Added by Claudette Brown Hackworth on Dec 27, 2015 8:31 PM
Linda Dukes
Will you please remove the copy of the death certificate from my memorial, thank you for your consideration.
Added by Linda Dukes on Nov 09, 2015 12:04 PM
RE: Melbourne and Velma Alexander
You are welcome... Are you related to Melbourne or Velma??
Mel was my wife's uncle.. Jack her father.


Ken Bower
Added by K.B. on Sep 26, 2015 6:20 PM
Ann Swartz
RE: Joannes Casparus Shorb buried Conewago Chapel Basilica
Hi Shani,

Thank you so much for responding! I would very much appreciate you sending that document. My ancestor, Adam Shorb, or Johannes (John) Adam Shorb, was of the same generation as your John, and most of Adam's children ended up in Stark County, Ohio. Adam's parentage is unproven, as far as I know, so a document from Stark County could be very useful.

Thank you so much!


Added by Ann Swartz on Jul 26, 2015 6:58 PM
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