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Chris Yoder (#46942788)
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Bio Photo Volunteer with the Saugatuck Douglas Historical Society. Visit:

Scanned Commercial Record for access on the internet- starting 1886 through 1968.

The work on Western Allegan County Cemeteries is intended to provide a baseline for local genealogical research.

Founder and editor of Yoder Newsletter since 1983.


Retired Defense Department Civilian employee.

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I'll gladly transfer records to descendants, just let me know.
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Tracie Shrader Flack
RE: James Adair
Sorry Chris ,I wrote down the wonr brother, it is William, the Legislator 1804-1887. you have a note poste d w/ his picture. I have them connected to his parents in Old Lebanon.
Added by Tracie Shrader Flack on Oct 10, 2014 11:04 AM
Tracie Shrader Flack
RE: James Adair
Sorry Chris ,I wrote down the wonr brother, it is William, the Legislator 1804-1887. you have a note poste d w/ his picture. I have them connected to his parents in Old Lebanon.
Added by Tracie Shrader Flack on Oct 10, 2014 11:02 AM
Tracie Shrader Flack
James Adair
Chris, my name is Tracie and I am the caretaker of the Od Lebanon cemetery in Pickaway WV. I recently read something you wrote about the Adair
boys. James, his wife , brother William are buried in the Old lebanon Cemetery, not the New Lebanon, which is the newer of the two sites. If youd like to know more , or would like to visit the site, please contact me at 304-661-1915
Added by Tracie Shrader Flack on Oct 09, 2014 8:16 PM
Kathie Wahl
RE: Yoder Thank You
Thank you so much Chris for your very generous offer, however I am disabled and spend a great deal of time n ad out of the hospital and doctors, and unforunately am unable to dedicate to anything the way I would have before I became ill. Therefore, I tend to kindly refuse offers because I in my privous life (before my illness I refer) used to be a work aholic so now I try to avoid any thing with responsibility as when I accept I usually will become obessive in the work and end up back in the hospital. LOL, I am kind of ocd about things, so I try to keep my self from these situations. :)

I only started surfing around and stumbled into this because I was abandon at birth and was trying to read up on some laws and stumbled into my adopted family records.

But thank you so much for your offer, and for all that you do.
Added by Kathie Wahl on Oct 07, 2014 8:00 AM
Kathie Wahl
Thank You
I was just surfing around trying to buid a family tree and went to enter Lee David Marvin Syler Yoder, he was my stepfather from July 1, 1972 to sometime in the mid 80's, but raised me most of my life I spent several weekends at the Yoder homestead, and often think back to those innoncent lazy days running around the homestead, the many barns and venturing to the bridge just down from the house, good memories, I was so pleased when I saw you had taken pictures of his headstone, how awesome. Thank you so much for doing that.
Kathie Wahl
Added by Kathie Wahl on Oct 06, 2014 3:15 AM
Chris L

Still trying to figure out Augusta LESSEL's first married name, her first husband's full name, the other child along with Friedericke and her parents. I can only guess her full first name might be Anna Augusta Margaretha since that runs in the family. Her obit says RAMSALL but her daughter's (Freid) marriage license states RAMSEIER. There were RAMSEYERs in the area at eh time though. Any clues on your end ?

Huge thanks, Chris.
Added by Chris L on Sep 30, 2014 9:07 PM
Allee (Peet) Forsberg
RE: Millie Peet
Thank you so much, that would be wonderful. :) Yes, they are ancestors of mine, too.
Added by Allee (Peet) Forsberg on Aug 26, 2014 3:54 PM
Allee (Peet) Forsberg
Millie Peet
I would love to manage the memorial for my great-great grandmother, Millie Peet (53177538). Thanks for your consideration. :)
Added by Allee (Peet) Forsberg on Aug 26, 2014 3:17 PM
J Perzee
Photo request
I would like the picture and caption under the barn from the Find a Grave site for Joseph D. Miller.
I am his great great neice and I live close to the Middlebury area. I've already found grandparents' graves in the Shipshewana and Middlebury IN area.
A photo is a rare find. Thanks for your help...from a member of the Barbara and also John Hochstetler family.

J Perzee
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Added by J Perzee on Aug 18, 2014 8:40 AM
Jackie & Ralph
Scanned obits
This statement is found in Find A Grave--FAQ's:
"No scans of obituaries or newspaper articles."
Now, did you have to be so rude to us about do's & don't's that Find A Grave requires?
We DID NOT set their regulations. Send them a rude, nasty message like the one you sent us.
Added by Jackie & Ralph on Aug 13, 2014 6:51 PM
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