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Holly Bonorden Jentsch (#48117861)
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Bio Photo My ancestry interests on my Dad's family are Germans: Bonorden and Knipling; on my Mom's family are Edwards and Vinson. My husbands family are Jentsch's, Kneuppers, Scheefs and Ruetters (all German families).

One of my goals is to 'connect' all the 'residents' of the Gause and surrounding cemeteries to their families buried there and elsewhere. I appreciate all the help I get from other FAG members with the connections and corrections, thank you!

** I believe that those that have gone on, deserve to be known. This isn't about 'me' but about 'them'. All pictures are given freely to anyone to use but photo credit would be polite and greatly appreciated. Thanks!

I live in Southeastern Milam County near Gause, TX. I am happy to help with any cemetery locations near me.

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RE: Branchville, Milam County, Texas
I will have to research each one. It will take time. Know that I am not ignoring you or the edits but will do each individually as I have time.

A little FYI: almost all African-American cemeteries, especially the early ones or ones with really old names in it, will almost never match death certificate data. Another lady & I did a local one ... one most people are afraid to go into (with good reason). The cemetery originally had only 500 names listed in it. It now has 2230 and counting (they are buried 3 deep in some cases, so the oral history goes). It was rare that we ever found a marker with dates that matched the DC info. Some are off by as much as 20 YEARS! ... but we know its same person. In these cases we add what we can and try our best to give an explanation. We are now adding obits, as we find them. It doesn't always help explain dates but it does add to the pg so hopefully family will see it and maybe can help us sort it all out.
Added by Deb on Jul 09, 2014 3:08 PM
T North
Arthur Bryant's Grave Photo
Thank you so much for the fine photograph of Mr. Bryant's tombstone!
If you are ever in Kansas City, MO, you might want to visit Arthur Bryant's Barbecue at 1727 Brooklyn. It's world renowned and highly recommended by yours truly!
Thanks again for a job well done!

See ya'
Added by T North on Jul 09, 2014 9:38 AM
Catahoula Hound
RE: Thank you!
You're welcome, thanks for your kind words.
Added by Catahoula Hound on Jul 03, 2014 4:35 PM
Larry Lagut
RE: Thank you!
Thank You, and the same for you.
Added by Larry Lagut on Jul 03, 2014 6:49 AM
lajoy hauser
reagan s hauser
Holly they will not let me delete your because they say I did not make it. Where are you getting these number like 47387371? Richard Dewey Hauser is my husband, I do not know a James Vance sr.
Added by lajoy hauser on Jun 29, 2014 2:24 PM
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Reagan Steven Hauser
Dear Holly, Please take the memorial off of Reagan that you created. #114475492. I made one for him. Thanks Lajoy Hauser
Added by lajoy hauser on Jun 29, 2014 12:21 PM
lajoy hauser
RE: Hauser
No I can not do it for some reason. I need your help Thanks Lajoy
Added by lajoy hauser on Jun 28, 2014 8:03 AM
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reagan steven hauser
Holly, I need help with the parents in the right place and he had no wife or children and would like to put family tree about grandparents and greatgrandparents, I do not know now
Added by lajoy hauser on Jun 28, 2014 7:27 AM
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RE: Hauser
Yes, thank you Holly that will be great. I do appreciate your help. Lajoy Hauser
Added by lajoy hauser on Jun 28, 2014 6:21 AM
Hagar Moore McKinzie
I appreciate your detailed reply. First of all, homemade grave markings are what I look for and cherish in African American graveyards. One of my maternal great-grandfathers has such a gravestone in the St. Mary Cemetery in Ellis County, Texas. They are "legal" in every sense of the word because they were constructed with the bare minimum by loving family members who could not afford to purchase manufactured headstones. I hesitate to remove the dedication I have for Hagar Moore McKenzie unless the surname "McKenzie" is retained and "Williams" is added - maybe as a codicil in the 'maiden name' field of the find-a-grave designation. For a number of years, I have been a student of African American burial customs and practices and am very careful NOT to make assumptions as to the validity of items I find in cemeteries. Although I know that the information found on death certificates is often inaccurate, I hesitate when making decisions on what is or is not "factual" or "legal". For these reasons, I will peruse U.S. Federal Census Data for Milam County (much census data is inaccurate, as well) and let you know my thoughts on the matter of the name of HAGAR MOORE McKINZIE - documented on her death certificate. Please know that NONE of my memorials are cut and pasted from newspaper obituaries or funeral home websites, as I am not interested in numbers as much as creating accurate historical documents. Thanks, again, for ALL you do daily in preserving history...
Added by daughterofcal3 on Jun 27, 2014 10:34 PM
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