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Bio Photo Born July 26, 1961 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, IA. Given for adoption at birth. Adopted in Nov 1961 by Jim and Mary Mitchell of Allerton, IA. Present address: San Francisco, CA. Will be cremated and buried in the Corydon, IA Cemetery-Dent's Addition, Block 10, Lot Two, Space 6.
Biological mother: Leona Blanche (Pratt) Thein of Independence, IA, born Feb. 10, 1940. (Whereabouts unknown)
Biological father: Lavern Kendrick Thein of rural Waterloo, IA (Evansdale), born Feb. 2, 1922, died Nov. 9, 2012.
Full biological sisters:
Laura Kay (Mitchell) Reyburn, May 1, 1963, of Laguna Beach, CA.
Vicky Leona (Thein) Greenway, July 22, 1959 of Waterloo, IA.
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Leo J. Offerman
RE: LaVern Thein
Hello Jeff,

Please call me Leo. Yes, i do happen to live about 25 minutes from Independence, Iowa. We were there this past weekend taking photos for others. If there is something I can help you with, please let me know.

Added by Leo J. Offerman on Apr 03, 2013 11:24 AM
Lynn Schneider
RE: Lavern Thein
Hi. I've transfered the page as requested. Yes, I live in the Waterloo area and would be able to locate the grave and get a photo but I will be out of town for a week or so. When I get back, if the photo request is still in place, I'll see what I can do.
Added by Lynn Schneider on Apr 03, 2013 7:52 AM
Leo J. Offerman
LaVern Thein
Hi, I did some research. LaVern Kendrich Thein passed away Nov 9, 2012. He is buried in Garden of Memories Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa. Memorial #100529113
Added by Leo J. Offerman on Apr 02, 2013 6:27 PM
Leo J. Offerman
RE: Photo of Albert and Anna Pratt marker
Hi, Your welcome, glad to help. Yes, this cemetery is in Buchanan County just north of Winthrop, Iowa about 3-4 miles right along the highway. When i get there again i will take a better photo and post it so the dates are clearer. Albert's dates on the stone were 1879-1934. When we were out the other day, i do remember seeing a few other Pratt's. If there is any thing i can do to help, would be glad to do it. I enjoy the investigating.

Thanks, Leo Offerman
Added by Leo J. Offerman on Apr 01, 2013 11:20 AM
Grandma Jone Culp
info asbout Nova Jack's parents
Do you have any information about Nova Jack Mitchell's parents?
Grandma Jone
Added by Grandma Jone Culp on Jan 05, 2013 2:09 PM
RE: Transfer management of certain memorials
I had her last name as Mitchell Brown, so you probably couldn't find her for that reason. Hoping you can link 1st husband to her??

It IS a small world. Uncle Billie did have throat cancer. He had that hole in his throat from the first time I recall meeting him at 5 yrs old which would have been about 1962.

I don't recall every meeting Mary Louise but I am sure I did.

I never was in Allerton growing up, except for a few funerals. I would go with my mom. Norma Jean KNAPP. I was born in Des Moines.

I don't know anyone you referenced personally but I bet I have their memorials! :-). I have photographed entire cemeteries in Wayne County. I wish you lived here! I would love to have someone to roam the cemeteries with. There are many I still want to do. To darn hot currently.
My dad's family is from Fremont Iowa and I have done the important cemeteries in Mahaska and Keokuk county.

My X husband's family was from Corydon. I found out as I have been doing my genealogy, that my X huband's cousins and me are cousins and share the same 3rd great grandparents. We share several other cousin connections. That was quite a strange coincidence. Most of his family and my family are all buried in Allerton and Corydon and Evergreen in Lineville. His lines are Coffey, Duden...among others. Some...are buried in the same rows as my family surnames. Amazing.

Anyway, if you want you can always contact me by email to talk genealogy.

Added by InSearchOf on Jul 18, 2012 7:54 PM
RE: Transfer management of certain memorials
I transferred Nira Bettis Mitchell Brown to you.

Added by InSearchOf on Jul 18, 2012 7:10 PM
RE: Transfer management of certain memorials
Mary Louise was my 1st cousin 1 generation removed. Her father William Knapp Jr. (uncle Billie) and my grandfather Floyd E. Knapp, were brothers.

Mary Louise and I share the same grandparents Minnie Jones Knapp and William Knapp Sr. (my great grandparents and Mary Louise's grandparents)

I have photographed all of Corydon. Are you sure I don't have the one you are looking for? I used the Wayne county cemetery book added all the memorial and then walked the entire cemetery and photographed, grave by grave.

Added by InSearchOf on Jul 18, 2012 7:02 PM
RE: Transfer management of certain memorials
I have transferred the ones you ask for. PLEASE take good care of them! Most of them have mutual family ties to me through my Knapp lines. Also I have photographed all of Allerton and Corydon cemeteries and am working to link all family.

A few you asked me for are not mine. They belong to a cousin in law Virginia Markham. Virginia is related also through Knapp lines.

It appears you may be using Find A Grave to build your family tree (same as me). Just be sure to respond quickly to people that may request edits to your memorials and if you loose interest in Find A Grave, I would appreciate the memorials transferred back to me.


Added by InSearchOf on Jul 18, 2012 5:21 AM

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