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Susan Bowman (#47065755)
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Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist

Blessed are the great-grandmothers, who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters, For they tell the story of their time.

Blessed are all grandfathers who filed every legal document, For this provides proof.

Blessed are grandmothers who preserved family Bibles and diaries, For this is our heritage.

Blessed are fathers who elect officials that answer letters of inquiry, For--some--they are the only link to the past.

Blessed are mothers who relate family traditions and legends to the family, For one of her children will surely remember.

Blessed are the relatives who fill in family sheets with extra data, For them we owe the family history.

Blessed is any family whose members strive for the preservation of records, For theirs is a labour of love.

Blessed are the children who will never say, "Grandma, you have told that old story twice today."

Source: Prairieland Pioneer, Prairieland Genealogical Society, Southwest Historical Center Room 141, Southwest State Univ. Marshall, MN 56258 Summer 1995 Edition; St Louis Genealogy Society; SWNGS Ancestors Unlimited; Duluth Gen. Soc. Branching Out; Ottertail County Gen. Soc.

I have a hope beyond the grave that someone on earth might remember me.
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Susan--thanks for the quick update.
Added by Deb on May 01, 2015 12:35 PM
Kerry Rae Smith Moser
Madora "Dora" Dodson Crawford
Got the info added. Thanks for sending it!
Added by Kerry Rae Smith Moser on Mar 11, 2015 8:34 PM
Barbara Henneman
Calvin VanBebber - 54633963
One more item,

I have a PDF of Calvin VanBebbers obituary from the Ukiah Republican Press. If you want to add this to your record I could send it to you.

Barbara Henneman
Added by Barbara Henneman on Feb 12, 2015 3:13 PM
Barbara Henneman
Calvin VanBebber
Hi Susan,
You have a burial unknown for Calvin VanBebber #54633963. I happen to know where Calvin is buried. He is in Hopland Cemetery and has a F-A-G. Memorial number of #116007234.

Thank you for all the hard work you do.

Barbara Henneman
Added by Barbara Henneman on Feb 12, 2015 2:49 PM
Jim Osborne
Marjory Van Bibber Obituary
Susan, you mentioned on Peter II Van Bibber's page that you had located an obituary for Marjory Bounds Van Bibber. Would it be possible to send an image of this to me? I am particularly interested in a copy of the document (newspaper obituary), if possible. I have seen the transcription on Marjory's page. Thanks very much.

Jim Osborne
Added by Jim Osborne on Feb 09, 2015 7:33 PM
Lazarus Dodson
Hi, FYI just doing SAR app for this Lazarus Dodson, on the approved DAR papers of applicants mother.
Just to let you know.
Added by Juliaom on Feb 01, 2015 1:37 PM
JerryAnn Garretson
RE: Peter Van Bibber, II & Margery Bounds
Thanks for the information, Susan. I have also taken Brown out of my records because I have information with both names from trees and from one record, but I am going to check and see if her death record is available from WV Archives. Maybe that will tell us something. If not, I will see what I can find from the Library in Charleston next time I am down there.
Added by JerryAnn Garretson on Jan 14, 2015 4:20 PM
JerryAnn Garretson
RE: Peter Van Bibber, II & Margery Bounds
Thanks, Susan. I appreciate your reply.

Now, I have to resolve a conflict with whether Felicity VanBibber's maiden name was "Boone" or "Brown". I have seen "official" records indicating both. I have something from a listing of Spencer Hill's kin indicating Brown was her maiden name and now the records you sent me to indicate her name was "Boone". To you have proof that it was Boone. I have the WV marriage record, but it just says Felicity VanBibber married Moses Mann Hill.

And, no, I did not know that the DNA research indicates that we are relatives. Good thing to know. Thanks for telling me, Cuz! Nice meeting you. Do you live in WV, by any chance?
Added by JerryAnn Garretson on Jan 13, 2015 11:15 AM
JerryAnn Garretson
Peter Van Bibber, II & Margery Bounds
I would be interested in anything you can give me on Peter Van Bibber II & his wife, Margery. I heard that he was born in PA instead of Maryland but can't find anything to prove that. Everything I am seeing now says that he was born in Maryland and died in Kanawha County, WV.

Anything you can give me on both of these relatives would be helpful. Peter is my 6th Great Grandfather and his Father is my 5th Great Grandfather.

Added by JerryAnn Garretson on Jan 12, 2015 8:38 AM
Sue Wilson
Henry VanBeber
Sue, long time since we talked.
I'll send you a copy of his death certificate per your email.
Please update the dob.
Thanks Sue
Added by Sue Wilson on Jan 11, 2015 12:52 PM
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