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Marcia Lynne vonGunden (#47059326)
 member for 8 years, 3 months, 8 days
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Bio Photo My researching of family began, after the birth of my grandson Max in 1997, when my daughter-in-law gave me a version of Family Tree Maker. As a child I always loved mysteries. I read my mother's Ellery Queen novels, watched Perry Mason episodes and my favorite board game was Clue. I always thought how much fun it would be to work as a detective. I guess, in my own way, I do.

I firmly believe that our ancestors deserve more than just dates on their memorials. It is because of that philosophy that I try to add as much of the information that is available to me. Thank you for either your help or your understanding when I fall short.

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It is for that reason that I have stopped making transfers for right now. I have been backtracking my postings to make corrections or add information.
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The surnames I am searching and recording;
from my paternal side are:
Gibson, Keller, Miller, Ploehs, Reed, Walkinshaw
from my maternal side, they are:
Beamer, Cunningham, Nelson, Peterson, Park, Parke, Parks, Perrell, Snow and Wiseman

On my husband's tree there are the following:
Mutscher, Oldendorf, vonGunden

The surname originated from 'von Gunten,' i.e. from the village of Gunten on Lake Thun in Kanton Bern, Switzerland. Hans von Gunten appeared in 1703 and 1704.

For those who wonder...
Why the number of memorials managed is higher than the number of memorials created?
This is due to some generous F*A*G contributors who decided to transfer some of their memorials to myself and others.
Thank you...
I feel honored to be one of the recipients entrusted to care for these postings.

"The measure of a woman's character is not what she gets from her ancestors, but what she leaves her descendants."

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Patton Family
Hi Marcia--I have linked Harold E. Patton to his parents. You have very nice memorial pages for them, so I thought you would like to know. Hugh Patton #63233552 and Edna #63234133. Thanks for all your work. Peggy (Texas)
Added by pz on Jan 15, 2017 3:44 PM
Genealogy Bug Kate
RE: Transfer & thank you
You are welcome, Marcia. Glad it is in the loving hands of family.
Added by Genealogy Bug Kate on Jan 13, 2017 10:37 AM
You are very welcome. Good luck with your research.
Added by Johnny on Jan 11, 2017 7:20 PM
Elbert Wright
Glad to add pertinent info to the memorial. Please use the SAC tab to provide it. thanks!
Added by a2 on Jan 11, 2017 9:40 AM
RE: Correction
Hi Marcia,
RE: Col John Gordon Dorrance,Thanks for your note. I saw this memorial today, and your additions looked great.
I had taken photos of his headstone @ Arlington, and was trying to see if I needed a new memorial or if he had one existing. The lack of his first name on the headstone was a bit confusing. But glad to find you had a memorial all ready created. I did a bit of research to make sure this was the correct person, mostly just to make sure I was posting in the right place, and found sometimes both names, sometimes one name. I do like see memorials with some personal bio if that can be found. Best, J
Added by Jane on Jan 07, 2017 4:40 PM
RE: Inquiry
Added by GenealogyNora on Dec 21, 2016 3:50 AM
Victoria Taylor-True
Happy Happy
Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and safe Happy New Year 2017
Vickie and family
Added by Victoria Taylor-True on Dec 19, 2016 1:22 PM
Keith C Giffin
Troy Blaine Wildman
I think My uncle is one you are looking for. He has been looking for his family and birth cert for years.he Knows his biological father was Toy snow and around Airy NC. He Lives in Ohio and Im helping find him some answers
Added by Keith C Giffin on Dec 15, 2016 8:48 PM
RE: Correction, please (Hawkins)
Deletion completed. Let me know if you want to to delete that other marriage return.
Added by donbraffitt on Dec 14, 2016 9:41 PM
Marcia - I have transferred Charlotte Lee Folkes Chapin to you for safekeeping ! Larry
Added by LLL-SAL on Dec 11, 2016 3:55 PM
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