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Rebecca Drumm (#47105628)
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Bio Photo I live in southwest Michigan. My husband and I have been together for forty one years and have six children, four son/daughters in law, and eighteen grandchildren.

My passion for genealogy began over thirty years ago, when I began researching my and my husband's families.

Family is very dear to me, both those that are here, and those who went before me, paving the way for me to be here.

If I can help someone find their family by contributing to Find A Grave, I am happy to do it.
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Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: Sarah Ann (Wolf) Rockwell and William A. Wolf
Hi, Rebecca,
No, I would never think that! I was just worried that you might be down with the flu. I am so sorry to hear all this! Paula, another contributor, was absent earlier and it turned out that she had been quite sick from a bug picked up from her grandchildren. We all know that schools are a hotbed of disease in the winter! It is a blessing that you are still well, because we have had another miserable winter, which does not seem to want to relax its grip on us. Thank you again for all you do.

Sandra
Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Mar 26, 2015 10:53 AM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
Sarah Ann (Wolf) Rockwell and William A. Wolf
Hi, Rebecca,
You must be OK. Thank you for adding information to the Memorials of Sarah Ann (Wolf) Rockwell and her brother, William A. Ulrich and Esther have other children, which I have listed in Ulrich's bio, but I have not been able to find information about them beyond their listing on censuses when they were children.

I did better with the Prestons. All 8 children are linked now to their parents. No lost lambs in the Preston flock! My grandfather would say that I've "brought them all in" (as I did with him as a child, bringing the flock in from the upper meadow to the barn each night).

Sandra
Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Mar 25, 2015 8:35 PM
Linda Tyler
Henry Wellman
Henry's mother' name is Pamela (Bullock) Wellman, wife of Barnabas & daughter of Jonathan Bullock & Dorcas Tabitha Cody.
Added by Linda Tyler on Mar 22, 2015 1:33 PM
cowbell
Florence A. Fry Bauserman
Thank you very much for the transfer! I really appreciate it!
Added by cowbell on Mar 02, 2015 5:26 AM
Emily Maass
helen ballard borland
Thank you for the information about Helen Ballard. She was my great grandmother. I had not heard about Clare before. My grandmother was Hazel, who was sent to an orphanage along with her siblings after Helen died. Can you tell me anything more about Clare or the circumstances of Helen's death?

My grandmother kept a framed portrait of her mother in her living room. After seeing the photo you posted, I realize her potrait was cropped from a copy of the larger one that you shared. Thank you.

Emily Borland Maass
Added by Emily Maass on Jan 19, 2015 7:06 PM
Millhaven
The Englebrecht's
Thank you very much for posting the photos of Lila and Roy Englebrecht's stone. I really appreciate you doing this and for taking the extra step of sending me the dates. Thanks again.
Added by Millhaven on Jan 13, 2015 6:47 AM
Lois
Mary L. Martignone
Also, thank you for the tombstone picture of Mary L. Martignone. I had no idea these tombstones existed. According to the sexton, the Martignone plots were without tombstones. Thank you again!!
Added by Lois on Dec 28, 2014 10:48 AM
Lois
Rose Martignone-Semino and Donnino Semino
Thank you so much for the tombstone pictures of Rose Martignone - Semino and her husband Donnino Semino. So much appreciation for what you do!
Added by Lois on Dec 28, 2014 10:46 AM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: Smith family
Hi, Rebecca,
It is so exciting to have someone to work with! The following is quoted from a 19th century document (probably written about 1880), "The Smith Family Register", passed down through the Smith family to my grandma, Nellie (Johnson) Miller, (her mother was the only living girl in the Smith family, Mary S., who married William Rowe Johnson). Grandma was raised in Fabius Twp.:

"Mr. Smith emigrated from Germany in the sailing Vessel Louisana on the 21st May 1849 and landed in N.Y. July 4, 1849. Wife Johannatte E. Kramp was born in Nassau, Germany March 20, 1836 and emigrated with my parents from Germany in the Sailing Vessel Onedia (or Onedin) March 30, 1846. Infant son died in Huron Co., Ohio, and was buried in Strengs (or Strings) Ridge Cemetery Dec. ?, 1854. John H. Smith died in Sandusky Co., Ohio, January 24, 1865. Caroline M. Smith died in Sandusky Co., Ohio Feb. 12, 1865. Christian W. Smith died in Fabius Twp., St. Joseph Co., Mich, April 1, 1883 and was buried in Morrison Cemetery, St. Joseph Co."

This document confirms that we are talking about Sandusky Co., Ohio. Notice the use of Kramp for Kramb. However, "Kramb" has always appeared to me to be the spelling of choice in our area, and it was what my grandmother used.

In my FTM program I have Charlie Smith as born in "Sandusky,Ohio, which is what I told you originally. Then I checked the 1880 US Census, Fabius, when Charlie was still living at home. This is what I found:

1880 US Census, Fabius Twp., St. Joseph Co., MI
Smith, Christian, 50, farmer, paralysis, b. in Nassaw. f.b.Nassaw. m.b.Nassaw
Smith, Johannette, 44, keeping house, b. in Nassaw, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, Mary S., 20, helps at home, agu(as in flu?), b. in OH, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith. Jacob William, 18, works on farm, b. in OH, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, Charles J., 14, works on farm, b. in MI, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, John A., 12, works on farm, b. in MI, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, Frederick H., 9, at school, b. in MI, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, George F., 7, at school, b. in MI, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, Edward H., 5 or 6, at school, b. in MI, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw
Smith, Franklin, 2, b. in MI, f.b.Nassaw, m.b.Nassaw

Charlie's parents think he was born in Michigan!, so I sent another correction to you - and then I found the two censuses for Charlie which you have quoted. He says he was born in Ohio, which is what I had originally! So, I was going to email you back this evening to just suggest that you omit the information altogether. It is in conflict!

The spelling should be "Nassau", not Nassaw", as it is in the census above. That is how it is spelled in the quote from the "Smith Family Register", above. I asked a lady from Germany about Nassau once and she said it was a part of Germany where all the "blue bloods" lived! Well, that was not the Smith family, but perhaps it did take a certain amount of "get up and go" to emigrate in the first place!

Sandra
Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Dec 02, 2014 9:22 PM
Sandra Elizabeth Miller
RE: Smith family
Hi, Rebecca,
It is so exciting to have someone to work with! This folowing is quoted from
Added by Sandra Elizabeth Miller on Dec 02, 2014 8:47 PM
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