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Kathy in NW Indiana (#45695505)
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother died from a hereditary disease but got hooked and have been climbing the family tree for over 30 years. I hope I have contributed to the family history for generations to come.

I am a volunteer with the Portage Community Historical Society and they have allowed me to have a genealogy and historical research area in the Goin Museum. If you have an early Portage Township family, consider donating a copy of your family history to our museum.


My Favorite Poem

A Daisy Beside the Rose
by Diana Sue Lindley Horton

Among the many flowers, God,
Within Your garden fair,
May I, a simple daisy be
So proudly standing there.

I need not be the most admired,
Great beauty to disclose;
It's certain in Your garden,God,
Not all can be a rose.

'Twould be to me an honor,
If where Your garden grows,
I could but be a daisy -
That stands beside the rose.
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Jo Hodges
RE: Calvary
Well obviously the winter kept people away, but she just mentioned that one lady that used to come around all the time, wasn't. Otherwise, I have no idea! No biggie.
Added by Jo Hodges on Apr 18, 2014 2:16 PM
Jo Hodges
RE: Calvary Cemetery
I enjoy being able to help individuals like this and it's my hobby. Sue at Calvary told me that she noticed she hadn't seen the usual find a gravers around for awhile. Glad to help! Jo
Added by Jo Hodges on Apr 18, 2014 8:54 AM
Sandy Cole-Tanner
RE: James/Schrock Cemetery - Portage
Kathy, I can't thank you enough for letting me know about the improvements to the cemetery! My family want to try and make it to the ceremony.
Added by Sandy Cole-Tanner on Apr 17, 2014 9:01 PM
Conni Brady ~ MAMA CAT
borg family....who else? :)
hi Kathy, one more time....I just discovered you did a f.a.g. for my mother, Sonia Borg Brown.......may I ask please, please transfer this to me.....pretty please? It's been so long since I heard back from you and I still await your reply to transfer of memorials for Carl, Gert and now, for my mother....Sonia Borg.....Please reply soon, okay..I anxiously wait your response....Dale Brown
Added by Conni Brady ~ MAMA CAT on Apr 15, 2014 10:30 AM
Jenean Hamilton
RE: James/Schrock Cemetery - Portage
So cool! You have such a great historical society! Always busy. Good luck, Jenean
Added by Jenean Hamilton on Apr 10, 2014 4:49 PM
Jim Varkalis
RE: James/Schrock Cemetery - Portage
Great news, thanks for the update, Kathy! I haven't been very active in the last year or so, but after the long winter we've all just suffered through I'm looking forward to getting back out to the cemeteries this year.
Added by Jim Varkalis on Apr 10, 2014 7:22 AM
RE: James/Schrock Cemetery - Portage
That's great news! Thanks for letting me know. It is so sad what happened to the cemetery. I will watch for the new memorial dedication, perhaps I can attend if it is open to the public.


Added by Tina on Apr 09, 2014 7:58 PM
JJ Coppinger
RE: James/Schrock Cemetery - Portage
That is wonderful news. So glad the old pioneer cemetery has found good friends to take care of it!
With my best wishes,
Added by JJ Coppinger on Apr 09, 2014 8:39 AM
Family Tree Climber
RE: Guy Walters
You are quite welcome!
Added by Family Tree Climber on Apr 09, 2014 6:51 AM
Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, Kansas
James L. Kelly
Died on March 31st, 1932 at age 33 in the line of duty, in Oak Park, Illinois, while on assignment from his police department in Gary, Indiana. He was a Police Detective. He was investigating armed robberies from the Indiana area. Three suspects were arrested and their weapons confiscated. As him and a partner walled the men to a nearby Police Call Box, one suspect drew a concealed handgun and shot and killed Officer Kelly. The Oak Park Deputy was wounded, but able to retun fire and wound the suspect. The shooter fled, but the other two suspects were held. The shooter was found in Ohio, he pled guilty to avoid the death penalty, he was sentenced to life in prison. Detective Kelly was survived by his wife and four children.
Added by Bonnie Fortney- Wichita, ... on Mar 30, 2014 3:57 PM
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