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Eva Hopkins (#47159848)
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Bio Photo I have been delving into genealogy since 1968. I am currently Researcher at the Westchester Twp History Museum in Chesterton. If you find an error or if you want to add information about a person, please contact me.
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Elizabeth Grosset
RE: Daniel Moffat Furnessville Cemetery
His parents are in the Chicago suburbs, I want to say historic Forest Park cemetery.
Added by Elizabeth Grosset on Sep 25, 2014 12:31 PM
Elizabeth Grosset
Daniel Moffat Furnessville Cemetary

Thanks so much for snapping this photo. Daniel was my Dad's first cousin, we didn't know where he was buried.


Added by Elizabeth Grosset on Sep 20, 2014 4:57 PM
Ellen Parks
Chesterton Cemetary Shultz Family
Dear Eva,
Thank you so much for all the work you've done for the families from Chesterton! I have a few pieces of information from my family that will help you connect some people who are related:

1. Augusta Harbrecht Schultz (as spelled on Findagrave--should be Shultz--spelled without the "c". This family dropped the "c" after coming to America.) She is married to Theodore August Shultz, 1877-1936 (often seen as Theodore Shultz "Jr."). He is listed on FindaGrave as Theodore A Shultz and is buried in Chesterton Cemetary. Augusta is the mother of Gladys Alberta Shultz Gschwind (G'Schwind, as the family spelled it). Gladys was born 06 Oct 1904, 10 months before her mother's death. Gladys was raised by an aunt (Phenia R Shultz) in Chicago; she married there, and is buried there. (We are direct descendants.)

2. Theodore August Shultz (1877-1936)-- Augusta is his first wife, married 20 Dec 1903. After she died, he married Edith Michaels (or Michels) LaHayne. Theodore is the son of Theodore Shultz "Sr."

3. Theodore Shultz, Sr. (1834-1929)(though not technically a Sr.)--Johann Friedrich Theodor Schultz (he eventually dropped the "c" and went by Theodore. He was married to Sophia Christina Dorothea Paschen (1834-1910). They came to America in 1865 from Germany.

This should help you connect a few of the headstones!
Added by Ellen Parks on Sep 20, 2014 1:51 PM
Sadie Skellenger
Dear Eva,

Thank you very much for your transfer of my grandaunt Sadie to my managment. It means a lot.

Have a wonderful day.

Lloyd (John Martin)
Added by Lloyd on Sep 09, 2014 4:24 AM
Michelle Willett Pierce
Please stop putting pictures on my pages.
Added by Michelle Willett Pierce on Aug 18, 2014 1:15 AM
RE: Leah LaForce's parents
I doubt the Sederberg history would help with my question, but just in case you may have heard something,I will tell you the story. Lucy LaForce had daughter Leah LaForce (my grandmother) in 1898 (maybe Valparaiso or probably Chicago)and as an unmarried mother, I believe. Later she married Fabian Sederberg and had son Carl and she died not many years later. I met my Uncle Carl and family when I was around 7-8 years old. So Leah and Carl were half brother and sister. My mom stayed in touch with Ruby (Carl's wife) & Carl. My dad died in 1973 before anyone was into genealogy. Many years later when I got interested in genealogy I wrote to Ruby (Carl was very ill at this time)about who was Leah's (his half sister) father. She wrote back that any that would have known were gone, but the rumor she knew was that he was a cousin from the DeWells line. Twenty some years later a hint popped up naming Clarence LaForce DeWells, born 1896 in Chicago to Edward DeWells and Lucy LaForce. I have never found anything else on either Edward or Clarence. No birth certificate on Leah and she died when my dad was about 12 so I never met her. My dad's father was something evil out of a Cinderella story along with his 2nd wife or possibly his second wife along with her evil daughters was the problem, so my dad left his father's house at about 15, so I never met my grandfather either even though he lived in the area to about 78 yrs. of age. If you have any knowledge or hints I would appreciate! Lee
Added by Lee on Aug 08, 2014 7:34 AM
Lucy's parents
That is Lucy LaForce Sederberg! If you know anything about this family I have a big question in regard to her daughter Leah.
Added by Lee on Aug 07, 2014 4:32 PM
Lucy's parents
Lucy's parents were Mitchell Laforce and Matilda DeWells LaForce. You can find their engraved tombstone in Graceland Memorial Park in Valparaiso, Porter Co., Indiana. Wondering where you got their names if there was no tombstone for Lucy. Are you related? She was my paternal great grandmother.
Added by Lee on Aug 07, 2014 4:26 PM
Suzanne Barnard Smith
David Hopkins Memorial# 66370275
Hi Eva,
Jane sent me a photo of the headstone for David Hopkins Memorial# 66370275. She visited on Sunday with the owners of the B&B. She shared the information that you gave her and what I had to give to her.

I have posted the photo. I gave photography credit to Jane. Could you add to the two photos that David is her 4greats-grandfather. (He is my 5greats-grandfather).

She said the stone needs to be cleanup around it and on the stone. She said that once we clean the stone with the proper method we will be able to list all of the wording on the headstone.

Added by Suzanne Barnard Smith on Jun 10, 2014 6:26 PM
No way!
Why are you researching Frances if you don't mind me asking? I'm going to look through my family tree for her.
Added by RUAbarnett on Jun 05, 2014 9:47 AM
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