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Lynn (#47138895)
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Bio Photo One of the best features of Find A Grave is that it provides a forum where years of genealogical research can be shared with others. Please let me know if you have additional biographical or statistical information for any of my memorials, as it is always welcome. The wealth of knowledge that others have sent to me through Find A Grave is astounding.

If you are aware of links for parents and/or spouses that I have not yet added, I would appreciate it if you would use the edit tab to leave the name and memorial number of the person or people who should be linked.

Thanks to all those who have generously shared your family stories and beautiful photos with me. I sincerely appreciate being allowed to add them to the memorials for your loved ones. The pictures and studio portraits that for years have been carefully preserved in family photo albums, add such a wonderful dimension to Find A Grave. They help create a memorial tribute that is all the more special and meaningful.

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Unless otherwise noted, all bios on my memorials were researched and written by me. Post-1922 verbatim obituaries have not been included in order to avoid copyright violations.

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Donna Erdie
Kratzer family
Samuel Sr., Samuel and Stella Skora-Kratzer are my uncle his wife and their son, I was wondering if you can transfer their find a grave memorials to me.
Samuel Sr. 100419946
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thank you
Added by Donna Erdie on Jul 29, 2016 11:56 AM
RE: Caroline Brannam Dewey

Thank you very much for all that you have done.

I am still looking for the rest of Caroline's family.

Her father Absalom Brannam is listed in the 1840 Census of Hamburg in Calhoun County.
It lists:
Males under 5-(This would be her brother Charles)
Males 30 thru 39 - 1 ( her Father Absalom )
Females 10 thru 14 - 2
Females 15 thru 19 - 2
Females 30 thru 39 - 1 ( her mother Mary )

There are three females that I have not located yet.

If you happen to come across any more Brannon,Brannam or Branham names that might be part of this family, please send me a message

Al Brannon
Added by Scottie6305 on Jul 25, 2016 8:04 AM
Rosalie H. Kaufman
RE: Harold and Peggy Hanbaum
You wrote beautiful memorials for Peggy & Harold! I thank you very much!!!! Thanks for reading her Mom's memorial that I composed. If I come up with something more, I will get back to you! Rosalie
Added by Rosalie H. Kaufman on Jul 24, 2016 8:42 AM
Caroline Brannam Dewey
Thank you for posting the large amount of information about my ancestor Caroline Brannam Dewey.
(Our family name has been spelled Several different ways in various records )

You said that she is buried in the Hardin cemetery but no headstone could be located. Do recall what record you found that says she is buried in the Hardin Cemetery?

I am planning a trip to Calhoun County to visit the graves of my ancestors and would like to collect as much information as I can before my trip.

Sincere thanks,

Al Brannon
Added by Scottie6305 on Jul 23, 2016 6:23 PM
Rosalie H. Kaufman
RE: Harold Hanbaum #100961879
Thank you for your note. I can't wait to read the bio on Harold. As for "Peggy", I was going to research her today. Lillian "Peggy"'s maiden name IS O'Neal/O'Neil, as stated on Harold's death certificate. It is NOT Schwab. Harold & Peggy visited us every summer with their only child David. They visited her Mom & step-dad down the street. My Dad was their caretaker. She went by Peggy, never Lillian. Her middle name might have been Margaret? Do not know. I will research her today. Things are falling into place. Will get back with you. Thanks a million for writing. Rosalie ~MI ~

Added by Rosalie H. Kaufman on Jul 23, 2016 3:07 PM
Phyllis Huddleston
Johan Peter Lohofener Family
Thank you Lynn for all of the work you have done on the Lohofener family. They are my grandfather's half-sister and extended family. I have not had much information about them until I read all of the lengthy background information on them. I truly appreciate being able to find my Grandfather's genealogy and history. I remember visiting Mary and Fred Lohofener and John and Violet Lohofner as a small child. Howevever, I never knew they were Grandpa's kin -- and my mother did not tell me much about them. Thank you so much for your diligent work in documenting their history.

Phyllis Wilson Huddleston
Find A Grave Member #48440608
Added by Phyllis Huddleston on Jul 23, 2016 1:59 PM
Shirley Wadell
RE: August Weber
You're very welcome!!
thanks, Shirley :)
Added by Shirley Wadell on Jul 23, 2016 10:41 AM
Brian Brinkman
RE: notes on Harold Lane 150345863
Thanks for your speedy reply! I figured the only people who would have much information would be Melvin's family. I spoke with Wanda Warner by phone a couple of times and was impressed by the different perspective she provided on Harold Lane. Melvin was much older (born 1903) than his half-brother (my grandfather, Dave Lane, born 1922), and from what my mom says, Melvin was more scholarly and precise. It is probably safe to say he knew his father better than the younger kids did. Granddad Dave was a fun-loving, hands-on guy, and he knew Ronnie. But my grandfather and his sister seemed to have no interest in genealogy, and by the time I was old enough to ask much about it, their answers, even about Harold, were pretty vague.

I must've made a typo on my great-grandma (Marguerite's) listing, so I'll fix that now. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Glad to meet you on here!

Added by Brian Brinkman on Jul 20, 2016 1:12 PM
Brian Brinkman
notes on Harold Lane 150345863
Hi Lynn,
While researching my one of my great-grandfathers, Harold Lane, I came across his Find A Grave page. On it, I read a more complete account of his final days than I had ever heard. My granddad (Dave Lane) never really said what killed his dad. Given the level of detail (hypertension final six years of his life), I wondered if you knew the family or had obtained old medical records. No matter what, I appreciate the time you took in creating his record.

I would submit the following correction: His 2nd wife, my great-grandmother Marguerite Lucy Lane (nee Storms)died in September 1984, at the age of 93.

Brian Brinkman
Added by Brian Brinkman on Jul 19, 2016 3:44 PM
Shirley Wadell
RE: Nicholas Mehlen
You're very welcome!!
Thanks, Shirley :)
Added by Shirley Wadell on Jul 18, 2016 4:00 PM
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