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Judy Ahrens (#47134475)
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In September 2007, I retired after teaching mathematics for 30 years. Almost immediately I became hopelessly addicted to genealogy. I have photographed relatives' tombstones in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Missouri. About a year ago I published a book entitled, "The Ancestry of William Floyd Myers in Jay County, Indiana."

I was born Judith Ann Myers in Richmond, Indiana, and spent the first 35 years of my life in various parts of central Indiana. Then my family and I moved to Tennessee for 2 1/2 years, then to Tempe, Arizona, for 5 years, and finally back to Knoxville, Tennessee, where we still live.
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Kathie Wilkinson
RE: Mueller Alfred & Hazelle
No problem, it's done.
Added by Kathie Wilkinson on Apr 15, 2014 9:19 PM
Kathie Wilkinson
RE: Mueller Alfred & Hazelle
I am pretty sure that I checked all around the marker, including the back side, as I am generally pretty thorough. The two markers are in the same general area of the cemetery, but not next to one another. Unfortunately, I have moved from the area so I cannot return to double check it.
Added by Kathie Wilkinson on Apr 15, 2014 7:00 PM
Kathie Wilkinson
Mueller Alfred & Hazelle
While photographing the tombstone for Alfred & Hazelle I also found another Mueller family monument with no visible individual stones. I added it to Alfred's memorial, but am happy to remove it if you feel it has no bearing on this family.
Added by Kathie Wilkinson on Apr 14, 2014 7:26 PM
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Salamonia vs. Lancaster name
I got curious because I knew at one time the reason why the name Lancaster was changed to Salamonia. I found it......
Salamonia, Indiana, in Madison Twp., was first named Lancaster, and was platted in the summer of 1839. The original plat covered about five blocks, but in 1904 an addition was filed, covering a half dozen lots to the south of Washington Street. When the post office was established there, the name was changed to Salamonia, because there was another post office in Indiana named Lancaster.

I am seeing the confusion this is creating now because Find A Grave has an option to choose Lancaster cemetery located in Salamonia and simply "Salamonia". Let alone "East Park", "West Park" and "Grandview" which quite frankly no one is acknowledging anyway Not even Find A Grave. Oh and what about "Little Salamonia" for those who don't have a clue???

Like you said "Now, all three cemeteries are collectively called "Salamonia." and you are correct! Yikes!!
Added by family members on Mar 15, 2014 4:02 PM
family members
RE: Margaret Atkinson
LOL, yes my grandfather Ezra (Woten) Shauver cared for the Salamonia cemeteries for years and fixed a lot of the broken stones so I was well aware of the confusion. I was a teenager so didn't pay much attention at the time. About 20 years ago I got it! Now everyone in the family just calls them old and new Salamonia. As a child I played in them after dark! They both are filled with a lot of my ancestors and very comforting to visit.
Actually the cemetery where my paternal grandmother and family are buried, Lancaster Cemetery, in Huntington Indiana was called Salamonie(y)(named for the early Church of Brethren started around 1708 in Germany) and then changed to Lancaster around 1946. Before all the red tape of government our ancestors changed names of places, including their own surnames. Makes it a little confusing for those of us now.
Thanks for the deletion, as I was asked about it but did not control either one!
Added by family members on Mar 15, 2014 2:22 PM
family members
RE: Numbers
Jackson Atkinson Memorial# 42272520
Mathias H Atkinson Memorial# 42272510
Mathias Jefferson Atkinson Memorial# 42272511
Your Welcome
Added by family members on Mar 12, 2014 11:56 PM
Sue Tanner
RE: Albert Lee
Judy, sorry but not really. Rooting here in Spokane for Hawks. Though Broncos have scored. Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Feb 02, 2014 7:20 PM
Sue Tanner
RE: Albert Lee
Judy, no. Not related. Just trying to help. Yes, I was thinking the same thing. They had a lot of memorials so yes it could be a while. Let me know if I can help you in any way. Happy Seahawks Day!!! Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Feb 02, 2014 1:56 PM
Sue Tanner
Albert Lee
Hi Judy, I was going to request that MemoryKeeper add some info. that I found but they have died, so in lieu of what to do--am emailing you what I found and hopefully you can contact FindAGrave and ask them to transfer him to you.

He died August 24th, 1946 He was 77 when he died. His dad was Ole Lien(Lee) & mom was Margethe Haukaas.
He died at Rural Opportunity--not it just called Spokane Valley/Opportunity.
He married Johanna.

Added by Sue Tanner on Feb 02, 2014 10:56 AM
Rebecca (Chapman) Dann
Sorry Judy that last message was not for you. So sorry.
Added by Rebecca (Chapman) Dann on Jan 25, 2014 6:07 PM
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