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Hanson Meyer (#47719988)
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Bio Photo I was first introduced to genealogy by my paternal grandparents when I was very young. They used to take family road trips from San Diego, California to their home state of Indiana, stopping at various locations along the way to do family research. When they passed away many years ago, all of their documented research was passed to me. I recently picked up where they left off and have been seriously researching my family lines since 2008.

I discovered Find A Grave in 2011 and found a host of information on the site that was growing every day. I found that there is much to be learned from finding the headstones of our ancestors and their families. I have since been adding records from local cemeteries and have recently been helping with photo requests.

If I have added a relative of yours and wish to have their memorial transferred to you, please send me a request and include your relationship to the person you wish to have transferred.
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Deb Eddy
L. H. Retan
Hello Hanson:

You and I have corresponded in the past about the Hatt family. Lately I have been searching for proof of various relatives, and right now I am into the Retans.

I would like to pick your brain about L. H. Retan, who wrote the letter to his cousin, Uriah Hatt, in 1896, outlining the Hatt-Swick-Retan family.

From census records and findagrave, I am beginning to think that L. H. Retan, who said he was born in 1817 and went to Fairfield, Lenawee, Michigan, was actually J. H. Retan, as the letters L and J look similar in old script. Do you have any thoughts on this?

Deb Eddy
Added by Deb Eddy on Aug 23, 2016 7:39 AM
lori russell
Ida Mae Chapman
Did she ever live in Belding, Mi or Montcalm Michigan? I was wondering if she had a child april 9, 1946 and was given up for adoption? I'm hearing the name Donelda M Johnson but not certain.? Also the name Donelda Chapman? The child would have grown up in Fenwick, MI. She was a premature girl... # 124799610 Donelda and Ida kind of sound the same?? Just curious
Added by lori russell on May 11, 2016 9:04 AM
RE: Dexter Spalding
My pleasure in taking the photos. There are 4 small stones, two on each side of the double stone. On of the small stones is of Lucile Plumlee, whose mother was a Spalding.

Added by sue on Feb 21, 2016 3:08 PM
L. Brown-Atwell
Infant Sons of Linna Black Betterly
Here are the links to the death certificates from Seeking Michigan:

Added by L. Brown-Atwell on Feb 16, 2016 6:33 AM
RE: Seel's headstone
Thank you Hanson. I feel the same way!

Added by Justine on Sep 28, 2015 1:53 PM
Seel's headstone
I forgot ask if I can use your photos?
Thank you,
Added by Justine on Sep 28, 2015 9:37 AM
Hi Hanson. thank you so much for the photos of the Seel's headstones and for adding Catherine!
Ted was my Dad's cousin and last Saturday night we were together with two other cousins of Ted's and it was nice the hear stories and to remember him.

Added by Justine on Sep 28, 2015 9:35 AM
Roger Jameson
Wanting to Thank you for the great photo of Roger's headstone. This is very much appreciated. Thanks again, Jen
Added by Jen on Jul 22, 2015 12:02 AM
Joe Verreau
RE: re: photo request for Carrie Steffy
Hanson, you may have noted that the rate of memorials photographed at Union Plains is low, sitting about 60% of 585. But the under-attention to Union Plains is far more than that percentage indicates. Having been there and having access to an index of burials at Union Plains I would say that the 585 total represents maybe a third of the burials at that cemetery. It is entirely possible that Carrie is buried somewhere not adjacent to her inlaws' graves but not yet documented neither in findagrave nor in the index I've seen. What I mean is as I work the cemetery I'll keep my eye open.
Joe Verreau
Added by Joe Verreau on Jul 13, 2015 7:59 AM
Joe Verreau
re: photo request for Carrie Steffy
Hanson, I visited Union Plains this week and found gravemarkers for Carrie's inlaws but not for Carrie nor her husband Wallis(sp varies). I added memorials to her inlaws. I see her parents were buried at Byron Cemetery. I did check an online index I've found which does not list her burial. I don't suppose you have plot information.
Added by Joe Verreau on Jul 12, 2015 12:25 PM
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