I grew up in Jackson Co., MI on the northside of town. Most of my grandmother's (on my mom's side) descendents orignally settled in that area. The Smith, Hatton and Barnes families came from England to NY and then eventually settled in the Rives Jct/Tompkins area. The Oesterle (Frey and Ziefle) family came from Germany to NY and settled in Chelsea, MI; while the Stull (Lutz, Cover & Spayde) family came from Germany >PA >OH and then settled in MI.
Most of my grandfather's (on my mom's side) descendents remained in AR, but my grandpa along with his parents (Ratliff) and siblings migrated to MI in the 1930's; his Uncle Grace's family moved there as well. Grandpa's descendents migrated from TN >NC >MO and then into Arkansas prior to the Civil War (Campbell, Brown, Lundy, Kerr & Underwood).
My father's side of the family originally came from England. The Comstock's, (Clarke, Snyder, Hilliard, Thorpe, Holmes, Jones, Daniel & Elderkin) were some of the first to settle in Plymouth colony, MA. They then migrated to CT/RI/NY before making their way to the Parma/Springport area of Jackson County, MI. They were among some of the first families to live in MI.
Find-A-Grave does a great job. It has been my privilege to contribute information or photos when I can. I've contributed family information as well as adding memorials & photos locally from the Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN area where I currently live. However, it has appeared that Warsaw is well covered by volunteers, so I have branched out to the surrounding county of Wabash and will likely visit Whitley & Marshall counties in the future.
Frontze I was curious as to where you were able to get the information for Lola Belle Frontze (76557277). Her father (Jeremiah) was the brother of my GGG Grandmother (Mary Ann Frontz Wonsetler). I am always looking for new information sources as this family has been very difficult to trace. Thanks for your help!
MRS. MILDRED WALKER - PEKIN Mrs. Mildred Ruth Walker, 65, of 325 S. Fourth, died at 2:55 a.m. Thursday, January 1, 1976, at Pekin Memorial Hospital. Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bender Funeral Home, North Manchester, IN. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in IN. There will be no local visitation. Abts Mortuary of Pekin, will handle local arrangements. She was born June 5, 1910, at Elgin, IL, a daughter of the Rev. Virgil C. and Lucinda Pugh Finnell. She married Wayne Walker June 16, 1949, at Waterloo, Iowa. Surviving are her husband; a son, Lee Allen, with the U.S. Army at Karlsruhe, Germany; two daughters, Mrs. Lynne Anne Milota, Hoffman Estates, and Mrs. Loretta Arlene Burgess, Sunnyvale, CA; four brothers, and four grandchildren. Mrs. Walker, who lived in Pekin eight years, belonged to the Church of the Brethren, North Manchester, IN. Hopes this helps you in your research. Bonnie (#46798294)
I appreciate the interest you have taken in posting the pictures on my Uncle Byron Kennedy's "Find A Grave" site. However with the new pictures (which are very similar to the first one you posted) there are now 5 photos on the site, the max.allowed unless I want to be a sponsor. I have an obit for Byron that I save when he passed in 1989 that I would like to post. Would you kindly remove one of the Butler pictures so that I may post the obituary? Thanks.
Mike Evans Ft. Wayne,IN
PS: If you go to the patriarch and matriarch's site (Charles O. and Emma Kennedy), you will see a picture of the children from the early 1920's including my handsome Uncle Byron). I need to get my mother onto the "Memories" link. Her name is Ruby Kennedy Evans and she is buried in No. Manchester (Oaklawn?) along with my dad, Charles H. Evans.
It has been some time since I accessed "Find a Grave" and my Kennedy ancestors. Thanks for posting the picture of my uncle Byron C. Kennedy. Where did you find it? I was not aware that he even attended Butler U. I posted a picture I had of him and some information. I am also going to check his obituary and make sure the info and dates are accurate, Thanks again.