|Larry Vahl (#46882092)|
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Worked as Electronic Engineer for the US Dept of Navy. Retired on 1 April 2006 after 40 years of service.|
Married to Linda for 34 years and have three adult sons. We live in Oxnard, CA and plan to travel extensively in our RV. We have eight grandchildren.
I grew up in central Montana and earned a BA in Physics at The University of Montana in Missoula.
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|Beate Hanssen||Johan E. Johnson|
I'm wondering if the Johan E. Johnson who died in 1927 can be my grandfathers uncle. And how can I find that out?
My grandfathers uncle was Johan Edvard Jonassen, born 09 sep 1890 in Gambogen, Kvaefjord, Troms, Norway, he emigrated in 1914, and the last record of him is the world war I Drafts card 1917, and he was single and worked as a farmer labour on his brother Magnus D. Johnsons farm in Fergus County, Montana.
I really don't know if that can be the same person, but do you know who or what places I can contact? I live in Norway, so I don't know how to find this one out. And I have no one to ask, because everyone who might have known something is dead, and my grandfather died in 1954 when my mother was only 2 years old.
It's a wonderful work you people have done here, we have a page like this here in Norway to :)
|Mary Snyder||RE: Sullenger|
Alfred Sullinger and Martha Whitmarsh were the parents of Alice Freda (or Freda Alice depending on who you ask). I know Alice had a brother named Dean. Alice Sullinger (or Sullenger depending on whom you ask) was the daughter of Alfred and Martha. My sister and I were able to find that out from Ancestry.com. That my mother was the daughter of Alice Sullinger and Warren Eugene Bagley comes from my mother's adoption records. Alice and Warren (Gene) had four children together (that I have been made aware of) but one daughter died in infancy from whooping cough (according to the adoption papers). The remaining children were Kenneth Bagley, Abner (now called Curtis) and Rita. Abner and Rita were removed from Alice's care due to neglect (according to the court records) and Abner (18 months) was placed in the Montana Children's Home Society while my mother, Rita, 5 months, was put in the hospital near death as I understand it. Kenneth was returned to Alice (why I'm not sure). Abner and Rita were then adopted by Curtis and Ruth Nelson of Montana and renamed Curtis Alfred Nelson (he was a Jr and the Nelsons has no idea about Alfred being a family name) and Elizabeth Anne Nelson. Elizabeth Anne Nelson was my mother. She died when I was two weeks old of a massive cerebral brain hemorrhage. It was Thanksgiving morning, 1968. My father called Curtis and his parents in the morning and told them that Elizabeth had died and he then hung up. They were never even told that I had been born or had survived (I was 6 weeks early). My father had kept Elizabeth isolated from her family so none of them knew of her whereabouts and as such she was buried without a funeral in a pauper's grave. My father moved us from state to state and despite my Uncle Curtis' best efforts he was unable to locate us. My father lost custody of my older sister and myself in 1983 and we never saw nor heard from him again. During our childhood our mother and her family was a forbidden subject. They only thing he ever told us about her was that she loved animals, dogs especially, and that she was half Native-American. Given our appearance we had always assumed it to be truth. He never showed us photographs of her so we had nothing to go on.
I was 26 when my sister and I were finally able to petition the Montana courts to open my mother's adoption records (we discovered that Elizabeth's adoptive grandparents passed away in 1980). We were then able to track her family down and I even met Alice. She insisted she was Native American on her mother's side. My grandmother, Alice, claimed to be of Native American decent.
My name is Mary and I'm the great-granddaughter of Alfred and Martha (Whitmarsh) Sullenger. I'm interested in photos and family history. My own mother passed away when I was two weeks old and I've only seen a handful of photos of her. I'm very interested in the family tree (all of it) if you would be willing to share. Thanks, have a great week