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Claire Zahn (#47471543)
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Bio Photo I have been retired since May of 2001, spending a lot of my time on my Zahn Family Tree. I know the importance of names and dates... and the US Federal Census. I like helping others and this is a great way to do so.

If there is anyone in need and I can help, I will if I can. I also love to correspond.

My Family tree is very large. Our Zahns settled in Westminster, Maryland and we are many. Some moved west and I have met some of my Iowa cousins, some of my Virginia Cousins and some of my Maryland Cousins. Cousins Gary Zahn and George Thacker are very helpful and in return, I help them, as well as information swapped between many distant cousins.
I am also looking into the John Douglas Family from Douglas, Georgia and the Stephens' Twins who migrated from NC to Ramer, AL and then most went south to Myakka Florida during or right after the Civil War.

I look forward to adding to the Findagrave database.

I now live in Maryville, TN. Names of interest include:
Zahn, Hayden (in Virginia), Convers/e (any, leading back to Deacon Edward Convers of Woburn, Mass), Ringwood, NY (Cork County Ireland), Yingling, Rice, Holmes of Charleston, SC...and more.....
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Doug Young
Harrette Converse
I am currently working on your photo request.
Added by Doug Young on May 18, 2015 1:12 PM
Merry Hill
RE: Mary Frances Bigelow

Added by Merry Hill on May 13, 2015 1:48 PM
Merry Hill
RE: Mary Frances Bigelow
Hi Claire,
What information do you have on your Mary Bigelow? Parents, dates locations?

Maybe I can help, but need more information.

Added by Merry Hill on May 11, 2015 2:56 PM
Clarence J DILLION
RE: Henry Bradburn/ Maryville, TN
Claire, Thank you. I have two names, not to be deceitful. My birth name is Clarence Joe DILLION, I use for genealogy, but my mother changed my name to NASH in 1967, so most folks know me as Joe Nash. My wife an I are both proud veterans of the NAVY. I am in the book under Joe Nash.
regards, Joe
Added by Clarence J DILLION on May 04, 2015 1:34 PM
Clarence J DILLION
RE: Henry Bradburn/ Maryville, TN
Claire, Thank you. I agree, dates don't quite match. I loved to make the connection but it must be accurate.
Thanks, Joe
Added by Clarence J DILLION on May 04, 2015 8:10 AM
Bob Nuchols
Thank you very much, Claire. You take your time.

Bob Nuchols
Added by Bob Nuchols on Apr 23, 2015 5:28 PM
Bob Nuchols
RE: Pecks Chapel
Hello Claire. I have listed some memorials in a virtual cemetery in your name. If you want, I will take these, unless you want to keep any, which will be fine. Thanks so very much.
Bob Nuchols
Added by Bob Nuchols on Apr 23, 2015 12:10 PM
Bob Nuchols
RE: John Charles Perkins
Hello Claire. Yes, if you don't care, please transfer him. Thank you so very much.
Added by Bob Nuchols on Apr 09, 2015 10:48 AM
James Bianco
Thanks Claire for all your hard work on The Converse family and collateral branches. I do have access to Vital and Census records, which I use constantly as I create memorials here. One of these days I will get back to working on my own ancestors!
Added by James Bianco on Feb 14, 2015 11:21 AM
Richard Rodney
Rosa May Zahn/ Wm H O Yingling
Hello Ms. Zahn:

My name is Richard Rodney (Rick). I am the Great-Grandson of Rosa May Zahn, wife of William Henry Orndorff Yingling. Rosa's daughter, Helen May Yingling, was my "Nanny" Lentz. Helen's daughter, Jean Audrey Lentz was my mother. You have kindly posted a picture of the resting place of my grandparents and parents in Baltimore National Cemetery. (My father, George Walter Rodney is buried in the same plot.) I do have some pictures of Rosa May and William with their daughter(my grandmom)Helen. If you would like them (as I am sure you would) please send me an email at

I do not know what relationship you have with Rosa, but as you are posting closely related pics I suspect you might be interested in this tidbit: Rosa and William bought a house at 212 S. Conkling Street in Highlandtown. That house is STILL in the family. My sister Peggy Jean Blasetti lives there. It has been passed from mother to daughter for over a century! Rosa passed it to her daughter, Helen. She passed it to my mother, who passed it to my sister in turn. So four generations have lived there but the names were all different because the ladies inherited. Peggy has a son Louis and a daughter, Anastasia (Stacey). Who knows, another generation may reside in the house.

Thank you again for posting this picture. I look forward to hearing from you!

Rick Rodney
Added by Richard Rodney on Feb 01, 2015 5:21 PM
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