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Wendy & John Corcoran (#47387872)
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Bio Photo Looking for all 13 children and their families from Patrick William Corcoran and Emeline Amanda Alley. We are hosting a trip to Huddersfield, England 2011, County Mayo, Ireland 2012 and Lawrence, TN 2013. Richardson--in Carroll County, TN 2014. Hunter--in Arkansas 2015. We need everybody's help to follow our families trails!

We have over 14,000 family members with surnames of Corcoran-Hunter-Richardson-Zook-Moseley-Downing-King-Crowley and many more surnames on ancestry.com. And, over 12,000 family members on my maiden name side--Seifferlein and Leyes families from Germany to South Bend, Indiana. Besides our German heritage we claim French, Austrian, Swiss and Prussian royalty.

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My mother, Elnora Lydia Seifferlein Leyes, has spent 74 years researching genealogy of our direct line. She traveled to Europe seven times to gain stamped records from the archives. She went to the Morman Church in Utah before computers many times, to fill in missing family members dates and places.

Our line is much more complete because of her extraordinary efforts, starting with her grandmother in the 1940's and taking notes and using her newly puchased box camera to record family events.

Mom inspired the whole family to continue her work forward. I have taken many of these documents, newspaper clippings and photographs and placed them both on ancestry.com and here on findagrave.com. Thank you mom for inspiring us and seeing the value in preserving our heritage!

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We made a contribution to The Ellis Island Foundation--"The Wall of 700,000 Immigrants"--for Patrick William Corcoran's name was unveiled July 2011 in New York City. We paid for a headstone to mark his grave on Laurel Hill in April 2011. These two commemorate our first Corcoran family in America. We have a 9 generation wall chart. We are working on a book. We will share our GEDCOM file.

These lines included 3 European Royalties--Kings of England--Egbert, Henry I and Edward I. The famous Benjamin Crowley in Arkansas, are in our family, as well. We also have stories of our very poor families living in one room houses who were cotton mill workers, who never owned the house or the land beneathe them. All of these make our lines "colorful" and fun to explore! Migrations are mostly from NY>VA>NC>TN>AR>AL.

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We believe genealogy should be free so living family members can connect. That's why we are adding some of our data here. We appreciate this site's opportunity, and we humbly thank the founder and his staff. Please give generously to this site to keep this tradition going.

Love hugs to all of my fellow genealogists who are so extraordinarly helpful. This is truely one gigantic puzzle that we spend thousands of hours on together. God Bless each and everyone of you for your humble part in preserving our sacred past! Thanks for being so nice and helpful.

ღ Wendy Leyes and John Corcoran ღ

PS
I added the Old Bethel Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN.

This Baptist graveyard is abandoned. It has one half Alley-Ashmores buried there. The stones are now illegible. If you have any knowledge of the people buried here or any photographs please share!



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Tammy
Sarah S. Coy Gilbert Betts
Just curious if you ever tried to contact the cemetery regarding Sarah and any other family that is buried here? There is a photo of a contact number and address posted on the Upton cemetery page.
Added by Tammy on Jan 24, 2015 2:58 PM
Sheila Cooper
RE: Buried or broken headstone?
Hi Wendy,
The headstone was buried, not broken.
I was reading your profile and am very impressed with the work you have done continuing in your mother's footsteps. Nice Job...Sheila
Added by Sheila Cooper on Jan 17, 2015 7:24 AM
Thomas Ladner
Re: Burgess,Brush, Sensabaugh, Burkett, Ogg & McKimmy
Wendy,

I just made the connection to: James Stephen Burgess. It's thru Clifford William Brush & Eva Burgess son James Rowland Brush who died in Gladwin County, Michigan. His GCR obituary can be found clicking on this link! http://www.gladwinmi.com/obituaries/james-r-brush/article_afb3705f-1c23-5cd3-81f7-06cb93f532e1.html

Note: I have tons of Sensabaugh information & see you have a Bunch also. Note: Ransom William Burgess who married Loa Ellen Ogg. Loa Ellen (Ogg) Burgess had a Brother Edwin Steven Ogg who married to: Phoebe F. Burkett a sister to (our) Aunt Lottie Burkett McKimmy wife of Uncle Paul Edward McKimmy.
Added by Thomas Ladner on Jan 09, 2015 3:10 PM
Joan Aitken
RE: Thank you for Bernard Henning # 141059746
Oh yes, we do have snow... I took the photos for that cemetery in the fall. There is also a stone for Clayton Edward Henning that is in a lot better shape. I will try to make out what I can and can back in the Spring to see if I can capture more detail
Added by Joan Aitken on Jan 08, 2015 3:33 PM
Roberta Moody
RE: Thank you....
Wendy...unfortunately, Helen's photo was deleted once I posted on her husbands memorial. I take several hundred photos daily, weekly, that once I post one the original is deleted to save space. We will go to Riverside again soon and I will gladly take her headstone and post...my pleasure. No, I did not notice the other relative but will ck if it hasn't already been claimed. Best Wishes for a very Happy, Peaceful Holiday Season....ps.I won't forget...Roberta
Added by Roberta Moody on Dec 23, 2014 4:03 PM
Rick
RE: Thank you...
You are very welcome.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Rick
Added by Rick on Dec 23, 2014 6:18 AM
FryePhoto
RE: Thank you for the headstone photograph....
Wendy & John,

You are most welcome!
As you see, I did find Mary, as well as a baby, Melford, buried at the foot of her grave. Hazel & Georgia are Melford's parents. All the graves are in the same row, I just did not go far enough east to find Mary on the first trip.
Blessings to you and yours this Christmas Season!

Barbara
Added by FryePhoto on Dec 12, 2014 8:45 AM
FryePhoto
RE: Mary Childress
In Section 8, lot 182 there is no marker for Mary. There is a marker for:
Georgia M Childress (27 Oct 1902 - 25 Mar 1980) and Hazel Childress (25 Mar 1900 - 11 Apr 1985)
The Cemetery has a record of her burial, but there is no marker on grave 3. Hope this helps.
Added by FryePhoto on Dec 01, 2014 6:02 PM
Thomas Ladner
Re: Wilma Gaertner
Wendy,

I just noticed Wilma does have a Published Obituary. However, unsure when i'll be able to make it to the Saginaw Hoyt Library. Go to http://obits.netsource-one.net/

PROCEDURES FOR REQUESTING OBITUARIES: A SERVICE FOR NON-LOCAL USERS ONLY

We have all of the Saginaw News on microfilm and can print the obituaries using our microfilm readers. Users outside of city limits may request up to five obituaries. You can send the names only, or the names with information you found in the index (newspaper citation). If you do not find a name on the index, we can conduct a microfilm search if you can provide a close-to-exact death date for the individual. Once you receive the physical obituaries by mail, you may place another request of up to five names.

Remember to provide your mailing address each time you contact us. There is no fee for this service; however, we gladly accept donations. Checks may be made payable to the Public Libraries of Saginaw. To place your request, you may contact us by phone: (989) 755-9827, by email: plosgene@saginawlibrary.org, or by letter. Should you wish to send us a letter, you may write to the following address:

Local History and Genealogy Collection
Hoyt Main Library
Public Libraries of Saginaw
505 Janes Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan 48607

Index: SAGINAW NEWS
Monday, January 23, 1967 (B7)
Name: GAERTNER, WILMA KUHN
Maiden Name: STRAWSER
Spouse's Name: NORMAN (2) MR. KUHN (1)
Married: 02/21/1948 (2)
Child Of: CHARLES
Age: 53
Birth Date: 12/10/1913
Birth Place: MONTPELIER, OH
Death Date: 01/22/1967
Death Place: SAGINAW, MI
Miscellaneous
Year Moved to US/Saginaw: SAGINAW 1948
Cemetery: ROSELAWN
Misc: LEAVES SON & DAU FROM PREVIOUS MARRIAGE
Funeral Home: CASE
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Index:
Tuesday, November 11, 1980 (D7)
Name: GAERTNER, NORMAN E.
Spouse's Name: MARALYN MORRISON
Birth Date: 09/13/1915
Birth Place: SAGINAW, MI
Death Date: 11/10/1980
Death Place: SAGINAW, MI
Miscellaneous
Cemetery: ROSELAWN
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Index: SAGINAW NEWS
Thursday, September 10, 2009 (A12)
Name: KUHN, CHARLES H.
Spouse's Name: CAROL GAERTNER
Married: 09/15/1956
Child Of: CHARLES & WILMA STRAWSER
Age: 75
Birth Date: 02/04/1934
Birth Place: DETROIT, MI
Death Date: 09/08/2009
Miscellaneous
Military: US ARMY
Cemetery: CREMATION
Misc: RESIDED IN SAGINAW TWP, MI, DIED FROM CANCER, RETIRED FROM MICHIGAN BELL TELEPHONE CO. AS DIST MANAGER IN 1988 AFTER 33 YRS
Funeral Home: REITZ-HERZBERG
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Perhaps one of these published obituaries will lead to information on how to locate Charles Kuhn.

Added by Thomas Ladner on Nov 29, 2014 8:15 AM
Thomas Ladner
Re: Wilma Strawser Gaertner (found her son)
Wendy,

I found some information & soon Wilma vitals will be updated with the following (2) bits of information below:

1st from Ancestry or by googling.

Wilma Strawser

Born in Montpelier, Ohio, USA on 10 Dec 1913 to Charles Strawser. Wilma married Kuhn and had 2 children. Wilma married Norman E Gaertner. She passed away on 22 Jan 1967 in Saginaw, Saginaw, Michigan, USA.
Family Members
Parents
Charles Strawser
Unavailable
Spouse(s)
Children
Kuhn
Private
Private
Norman E Gaertner
1915-1980
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Found her son from the Saginaw Online Obituary Index...

Index: SAGINAW NEWS
Thursday, September 10, 2009 (A12)
Name: KUHN, CHARLES H.
Spouse's Name: CAROL GAERTNER
Married: 09/15/1956
Child Of: CHARLES & WILMA STRAWSER
Age: 75
Birth Date: 02/04/1934
Birth Place: DETROIT, MI
Death Date: 09/08/2009
Miscellaneous
Military: US ARMY
Cemetery: CREMATION
Misc: RESIDED IN SAGINAW TWP, MI, DIED FROM CANCER, RETIRED FROM MICHIGAN BELL TELEPHONE CO. AS DIST MANAGER IN 1988 AFTER 33 YRS
Funeral Home: REITZ-HERZBERG
Added by Thomas Ladner on Nov 29, 2014 6:34 AM
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