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Kim "Karns" Bowser (#47856283)
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Bio Photo When I became a Mom I realized more than ever how important family is and I want my children to know where they come from. I quickly realized that I didn't know much about where I come from so I started researching my family tree. My family never talked much about our history so I'm learning and they're learning as I find new things. It's becoming very important to me on recording what I find so that it can be passed on for generations to come and not lost. I think that this website is a great tool for anyone trying to link their family history and hope that I can continue to contribute as much information possible that is available to me to help in that effort. I encourage you to please submit a photo of loved ones on their memorial page and as much information possible to add to their bio so that all this can be available to others searching and hoping to connect with where they come from.
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Lewis Young
Hi Kim, the Lewis Young buried at Graceville is an ancestor that I am actively researching. Let me know how I can contact you if you're interested in sharing information. Thanks, Sherri.
Added by Sherri on Nov 11, 2014 8:15 PM
J. Edward Ross
RE: Ruth McDonald Kardos
Sorry, I am not related to either Ruth or her husband.

Five minutes ago, I updated both of their memorial pages to include what information I could find (obituary/death notice/nickname, etc.)

You could try calling the funeral home (number listed on their memorial pages).

Have another great day,
Ed Ross
Added by J. Edward Ross on Aug 20, 2014 2:56 PM
RE: Karns Family Inquiry
Enjoy your search.
Added by Kat on May 01, 2014 4:29 PM
RE: Karns Family Inquiry
I have many Karns in my direct family history, however I am a tombstone reporter, do not do genealogy with other people. All my Karns, which include one Philip, lead directly to Germany. Many came in at Philadelphia, went to Berks County, then to Bedford. Look in the Bavarian region,especially. Most of the families rooted in the Everett area of Bedford County have a German heritage, both Catholic Germans who came to escape Protestant persecution, and Protestant who came to escape Catholic persecution. There are many name variations of Karns, try not to get hung up on Karns only. Also many are of the Brethren faith, followed the trail west to Ohio. Look for the naming patterns, they follow traditional German patterns. The records at St. Thomas the Apostle in Bedford have many of the Catholic Germans, and as said, the Protestants are mainly Brethren. Try the Bedford County Historical Society, I have spent many hours there. Sorry not to help more, but frankly I just don't do genealogy. Good luck in your search.
Added by Kat on May 01, 2014 4:35 AM
Law-Miller Roots
McDonald @ Maple Grove Cemetery
Hi, I posted photos for your request for Hazel McDonald at Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay, OH. I've heard that Find A Grave isn't always sending an email when photo requests are filled, so wanted to make sure you knew. Thanks, and Have a Safe and Happy Easter!
Added by Law-Miller Roots on Apr 19, 2014 10:51 PM
RE: Cora McDonald Sipes
Hi Kim,

I am not related to the Sipes family. A good research site for Fulton Co. Pa can be found at is a free site) Also, will transfer her memorial over to you.

Good luck in your research, Cindy
Added by Cindy on Apr 18, 2014 3:51 AM
Diane & John
RE: Beatrice Gardiner
I have no connection with this family. We only took pictures of the tombstones in that cemetery. Sorry.

Added by Diane & John on Apr 16, 2014 6:03 PM
Tex O. Harrison
McDonald family
Hi Kim,

I have limited access and will be out of touch Saturday. Email me when you have the time, at texodix(at)gmail (dot)com

Added by Tex O. Harrison on Feb 14, 2014 6:18 PM
Tex O. Harrison
Hi Kim,

I am the genealogy nut of the family. My son Chad L. Dix married Paige Bailey whose mother was Paula McDonald.

I have a little more McDonald info and will be happy to email you a .pdf FGS.

Just gave up my internet but can email from my son's home when I visit him. If you will send me your email address so I can attach a .pdf file I will do that. Can't say when but I would think soon.

texodix at is my address
Added by Tex O. Harrison on Aug 07, 2013 1:04 PM
Your Jennie Young at Union Cemetery.
Hi KIm,

Mary suggested I combine our two memorials on Jennie. I looks like you found her finally for sure. Here is the listing at Graceville befroe I delete it.

Birth: Oct., 1867
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: unknown
Pennsylvania, USA [Edit Dates]

Wife of Robert H. Young from 1886 to 1914.
Jennie L. Karns born Oct, 1867; died between 1930 and 1940; and was the daughter of Wilson Karns G.A.R. and Sarah (Ritchey?) Karns.

1900 Census: East Providence Twp.
Family #77
Robert Young, Nov, 1853 PA married 14 years, ie 1886.
Jennie Young, Oct, 1867 PA ******* 14 years, ie 1886.
Jennie: 3 of 5 kids are alive in 1900.
(Kids Albert died in 1891 and Marshall died in 1897. Both are buried at Graceville, PA.)
Sallie Young, Oct, 1886 PA
Homer Young, May, 1893 PA
George D. Young, March, 1899 PA.

1920 Census: Everett, PA,
Family #256, sheet 11A.
Jennie Bambling, F, head, 52, 1868. This is Jennie Karns Young in 1910.
Roxie Ford, F, dau, 16, 1904. Roxie Young in 1910.
George Ford, M, g.son, 10 mo 1920.
George Young, M, son, 20, 1900. George D. Young in 1910.

1930 Census, Todd, Fulton, Pennsylvania
Family Number: 71
Sheet Number: 3B
Image Number: 00732
Lemuel G. Divens, M, 52, 1878, head, age-at-1st marriage: 25
Jennie L. Divens, F, 62, 1868, wife, age at 1st marriage: 19
George S. Banks, M, 11, 1919, step.grandson (of Lemuel)

Lemuel Divens married first to Susan M. Meyers in ca 1902.
Lemuel was born 1878 + married 25 = a marriage year 1903.

Jennie Divens (in 1930 census) married first in 1887.
Jennie Karns Young married to Robert Young in 1886.
Robert Young died in 1914.
Jennie Karns Young married John Bambling before 1920.
John Bambling is not listed with her in 1920.
Jennie married Lemuel Divens ca 1922-24.

Researched by P. Beauregard and Kim K-B.

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Wilson Carns (1841 - 1919)
Sara Ritchey Karns (1846 - 1909)

Robert H. Young (1853 - 1914)*

Sally M. Young Ritchey (1886 - 1951)*

*Calculated relationship

Inscription: [Edit]
Imler: J. L., wife (of Robert H. Young).

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Burial: [Edit]
Graceville Lutheran Church Cemetery
Bedford County
Pennsylvania, USA [Add Plot]

Created by: Beaurega
Record added: Sep 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41720656


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Added by Beaurega on Feb 09, 2013 11:35 PM
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