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Jan Dishon (#46540587)
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Bio Photo In the 1980's I started researching my Linn ancestors (without benefit of computer) but got busy with my sons' activities and put it on hold. In 1999 a cousin got me involved with my Steinberg ancestors and I have been going full speed ahead ever since.

Upon graduating from the University of Illinois my father obtained employment in the State of Washington, far from any relatives. My ancestors (after entering the USA)settled in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey - I want to experience first hand where and how they lived so I travel the country obtaining data, meeting people, seeing the sights and tramping cemeteries. I missed the "cousin experience" growing up and think that is why I enjoy genealogy so much -- meeting new cousins (who cares if they are 1st or 10th cousins)and sharing our family histories.

I am researching Linn, Gibson, Weir, Scott, Polk, Steinberg, Koerner, Mitten, Bennett, Switzer (Swisher), Slonaker, Shaw, Goff, Townsend, McCarty and Whitehead, Miller, Schroen, Glabe, Schafer/Schaefer/Shafer. I am also reseaching Dishon, Deshon, DeShon, Deschamps and Herrold for my two sons.

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Patty Catalano
RE: Gates, Nathaniel and Helen
No problem, I really do appreciate you catching the mistake. I hate to pass along bad information and somehow I just didn't catch the age discrepancy.

It sounds like you probably have other relatives in Newport/Downe Township. If you'd like a copy of Erma's Journal about Newport, I'd be happy to send it to you. Along with information on different families and interesting stories, there are some pictures you may like to see. Just let me know.

Added by Patty Catalano on Mar 02, 2015 7:41 PM
Patty Catalano
RE: Gates, Nathaniel and Helen
Thank you for catching that. I try to be very careful when adding names and relationships and that one slipped by me. Helen was probably the child of Charles and Anna who were married by 1920 (and living with Nathaniel and Emma) and had several children by 1930; they are buried close by. My guess would be that Helen just happened to end up with her grandparents. (I did remove them as parents.)

I made a note on Nathaniel's page about him being in the 1930 census after spending several hours trying to research them to find the correct date (and Helen's relationship). Unfortunately, as I'm sure you know, bad dates aren't uncommon when a headstone is added at a later date. Since Nathaniel and Emma's headstones match, they were probably done at the same time and incorrect information given to the engraver.

I have been trying to get together with the person who has the cemetery records to fill in some missing information in the cemetery, but it hasn't worked out yet.

You didn't mention if they were relatives. In case they are, the other side of the monument is the Allen family. I believe the wife Elizabeth is Nathaniel and Emma's daughter. Elizabeth's daughter Emma published a book about Newport based on journals kept by Erma Moncrief. I have a copy of the published book and am still trying to locate the original journals since they are supposed to contain more information about family lines than were included in the book.

Thank you again for catching the issue with Helen. I don't even mark people who share a headstone as husband and wife unless it's written on the marker, not sure how I managed to make that mistake.

Added by Patty Catalano on Mar 01, 2015 10:51 PM
RE: Carl H. Steinberg
This is a mystery, possibly Paula's mother would know.
Added by SAS on Feb 24, 2015 6:07 AM
RE: Carl Steinberg
I sat by Marguerite for several years at St Thomas, also knew Carl and Mary and have done many, many memorials at St Thomas. They are in St Thomas. Hope Cemetery is a cemetery out in the country southeast of Manson and I know they are not there. St Thomas is located south side of Manson and 1 block west off Main Street.
Added by SAS on Feb 23, 2015 3:43 PM
Tammy (Hanks) Nichols
I have found Clarissa Townsend often by her middle name "Amanda".

We could still be related, just further apart then we thought :)
Added by Tammy (Hanks) Nichols on Jan 26, 2015 3:57 PM
Tammy (Hanks) Nichols
George Townsend
I am unable to locate the parents of George W. Townsend, Sr. My grandmother Georgia was given a pocket watch in 1954 from her mother Olive May. Olive May was given that pocket watch in 1904 from W. S Townsend, of Perry Oklahoma. W. S. Townsend was a Jeweler in Enid, Oklahoma he had a store in West Side Square, Enid, Oklahoma. I have no idea who W.S Townsend is, but wonder if he could be George's father.

George was born 1816 in Genessee Fhals, New York. He served in the Military (April 18, 1848), He married Clarissa Amanda Bowling on January 1, 1849 in Rock Island County, Illinois.

Clarissa Amanda Bowling's parents are: Ambrose Green Bowling and Margaret James. Clarissa was born 1828 in Indiana.

Ambrose Green Bowling was born on June 1, 1781 in King George, Virginia, He served in the war of 1812 and died on May 7, 1865 in Taylor Ridge, Illonis.

Added by Tammy (Hanks) Nichols on Jan 26, 2015 12:40 PM
Tammy (Hanks) Nichols
Hi me again.

I wanted to let you know that on George W. Townsend's marriage license to Olive May Lewis, his mother is listed as "Bowling" not Harper. I believe that George' W's mother is Clarissa Amanda Bowling, not Sarah Harper.

You have Harley Preston's grandparents as George and Sarah.
Added by Tammy (Hanks) Nichols on Jan 25, 2015 7:44 PM
Tammy (Hanks) Nichols
Harley Preston Townsend

I was reading what you wrote on the Harley Preston Townsend, 129944104. I wanted to correct my grandmother's name, Georgia Knoll. My grandma's middle name was Louise, not Lucille.

Also I have that his grandparents were George W. Townsend and Clarissa Amanda Bowling Townsend. I think you have Sarah Harper. Do you know where you found that information?

Added by Tammy (Hanks) Nichols on Jan 25, 2015 7:21 PM
RE: Steven Dale Thompson 45214585
It never hurts to ask. :) I'm just sorry I don't have one.
Added by Timeless on Jan 24, 2015 8:08 PM
RE: Steven Dale Thompson 45214585
No, I'm sorry I don't. I made Steven's memorial when his obituary came out.
Added by Timeless on Jan 24, 2015 5:36 PM
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