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Kathy in NW Indiana (#45695505)
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother died from a hereditary disease but got hooked and have been climbing the family tree for over 30 years. I hope I have contributed to the family history for generations to come.

I am a volunteer with the Portage Community Historical Society and they have allowed me to have a genealogy and historical research area in the Goin Museum. If you have an early Portage Township family, consider donating a copy of your family history to our museum.


My Favorite Poem

A Daisy Beside the Rose
by Diana Sue Lindley Horton

Among the many flowers, God,
Within Your garden fair,
May I, a simple daisy be
So proudly standing there.

I need not be the most admired,
Great beauty to disclose;
It's certain in Your garden,God,
Not all can be a rose.

'Twould be to me an honor,
If where Your garden grows,
I could but be a daisy -
That stands beside the rose.
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Eva Hopkins
George Paulsen
Is George Paulsen buried at McCool cemetery? His granddaughter Sarah Paulsen (8 year old murder victim) was buried at McCool.

Added by Eva Hopkins on Apr 25, 2015 7:41 PM
Janice Dyer Doran
Rebecca Asher Gaylord
Hi Kathy, Rebecca's mother, Sarah Scott Asher was a sister to my gggrandfather James Scott.
Janice Dyer Doran
Added by Janice Dyer Doran on Apr 12, 2015 8:21 PM
Karen Wazny
RE: Arthur Huffman
I do not have any pictures of Elizabeth. I only met her once when we visited them. I was only six at the time, my mother wanted to see her brother Arthur one last time. He was in the hospital dying at the time. I just have a couple of Arthur, the one in his WWII uniform that I posted and a picture of him with his mother and his little sister (my mom) taken at their home in Indianapolis. They have a very interesting family story that I am still trying to piece together. My mother died in 1982 at age 50. She was on her own by age 14 because there was no one to care for her. Her older brothers were married and I guess no one wanted her. Very sad story. I think Arthur is linked to his mother. Nellie Viola Kent Shotts. I have not found his father's final resting place. His name was John Huffman. I do not know much about Elizabeth's family. I do remember her mother lived with them when we visited. She also raised canarys and tropical fish. Being a little girl that was very interesting for me. I wonder if any of Arthurs documents were among those donated. Do you know how I could find out? Thank you so much for the information. I wish I had contacted her before she passed away, she might have known some of the family secrets. Karen
Added by Karen Wazny on Apr 02, 2015 8:57 PM
Orange Yeti
Bell Family Hebron Cemetery
Thank you very much for your kindness and the transfers. I will take care of them.
Added by Orange Yeti on Apr 02, 2015 5:38 PM
Karen Wazny
RE: Arthur Huffman
He would have been my uncle. My mother's half brother. They had the same mother. No children with Elizabeth, but he had a son from a previous marriage. Are you related to him? Karen
Added by Karen Wazny on Mar 31, 2015 7:52 PM
Eva Hopkins
digital form of Chesterton Tribunes
Like this one --

Added by Eva Hopkins on Mar 21, 2015 12:50 PM
Eva Hopkins
Chesterton Tribune (digital form)
Where do you get your Chesterton Tribune in digital form?
Added by Eva Hopkins on Mar 18, 2015 8:47 PM
Eva Hopkins
Ethel Rands Jones gravestone

The gravestone for Ethel Rands Jones is wrong according to her obituary.

Added by Eva Hopkins on Mar 17, 2015 1:53 PM
Eva Hopkins
John and Ethel Rand Jones
Do you know where the Jones property - that was the White Thorne Woods property on Hwy 6 in Valparaiso. The son must have sold off the property.

Added by Eva Hopkins on Mar 08, 2015 10:45 AM
RE: Cibulka & Zarko
Ok by me
Added by Jim on Mar 05, 2015 6:14 PM
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