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Anita Rodgers (#47042241)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Niles, Berrien Co., MI. The families I am researching are Frucci, Muratori & Vannozzi from Italy. Eckler from PA & Berrien Co., MI. Frederick & Null from St.Joseph & Tippecanoe Co. IN. Lowers in Coshocton Co., OH. and Calhoun Co., MI. Keiser & Gries in Montgomery Co., OH - Also - Dousman, Barrette, St.Germain, Ward in Prairie du Chien, WI. Lower & Ward, in Calhoun Co., MI.
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Henry Eckler-1823 photo
Hi Anita. Thanks for the photo of Henry Samuel Eckler-1823. Its great to hear you are still working on the Eckler family tree.

Best wishes for continued success.
Added by Paul on Jul 11, 2015 11:07 AM
Barb Castelli
Anton Capello and Rosa Buffo
This Anton and Rosa never lived in Buffalo NY. They cam straight from Salto Italy near Cuorgne' in the Piedmont, to Illinois, first to Braidwood, then to Ladd. Their daughter Rose was born on that date, but in Ladd, IL not Buffalo NY.

Also there was a different Anton Capello in Spring Valley, IL at the same time, married to Jessie Ross. These two Antons are not related.

My husband is the gr-grandson of Anton and Rosa Buffo Capello, and we have done extensive research on them, and I am sure of this information.
Added by Barb Castelli on May 08, 2015 4:33 PM
Kimberly Edmonds
Amos Washburn
There is another child you reference to him having with Sarah Jane Brong before her passing. Was this child located in the cemetery as well? Isora/Izora Flora...just curious.....Thanks for all the work you have done all the information is awesome and very time saving.....Thank you , Thanks You!
Added by Kimberly Edmonds on Apr 30, 2015 6:34 PM
Christopher Peters
Henry Eckler
Good morning Anita! I am the 4th Great Grandson of Henry and Margaret Eckler by way of their daughter Ellen and her husband George Gibson. I was just wondering if you had any further information on this part of the Eckler's. I am stuck at George on the Gibson side as its my understanding he just kinda appeared and disappeared. No records anywhere that I can find and I know their son George W Gibson (my 2nd Great Grandfather) was raised by Henry and Margaret for a while and then one of Ellen's sisters until Ellen married Hiram Miller and then George W came back. Any info you could help with would be greatly appreciated.

Chris Peters
Added by Christopher Peters on Apr 21, 2015 4:40 AM
Curran gravestones in Cedar Grove Cemetery
The gravestones in Section D of Cedar grove Cemetery had a one time cleaning last summer in preparation for photographing for the cemetery's permanent records. Last fall, I photographed the gravestones in section D, and now am in the process of creating memorials for those who didn't already have memorials. The photos taken of the cleaned Curran gravestones are crisper, more legible, than the ones now posted on their memorials. I would just send them to you to decide whether to use them, but this message box doesn't allow for adding photos. Let me know if you would like for me to add the photos to the memorials at least long enough for you to review, or better, let me know how to send the photos to you.
Added by jcrow on Mar 24, 2015 10:55 AM
cyndi yoder
Henry Eckler
Hi Anita,

My Name is Steve Yoder and am the 6X GGrandson of Johann (John) Bonawitz. I live in Pine Grove, PA and am doing research on the family. Henry was an apprentice to John in the Gunmaking trade in Pine Grove. I belong to the Pine Grove Area Historical Society and the Societies Headquarters is also John's home purchased by him in 1809. I would enjoy corresponding with you to exchange information. Thanks for taking the time to read my message.

Steve Yoder
Added by cyndi yoder on Mar 08, 2015 12:03 PM
Levi Leffler
I have another Levi that I have as Levi E. Leffler (Find A Grave#81622548) who is also from Pine Grove, but buried at St. Johns Lutheran. His dates are 06 Oct 1888 - 08 Nov 1902, age 14 yrs, 1 m and 2 d. I don't have further information on how he died. Is it possible that the two Levis are confused-Note the death date is the same. I should note that I found this Levi E first on the 1900 census with his family. He is a first cousin twice remover from the Levi Edward you have. Gives me something to investigate further.
Added by LefflerResearcher on Jan 31, 2015 7:23 AM
Kim Smith
I was very happy to see the post from Melinda Roberts about the Dousmans as I am their great-great-great granddaughter. I had sent an email to you in August 2014 and you sent a reply but I lost it in the ether somewhere. I have some info about their daughter, Marie (Mary Ann) and David LeFevre and their children but not a whole lot. Thanks to all researchers as their clues are so welcome to us looking for our roots!
Added by Kim Smith on Jan 14, 2015 2:41 PM
Melinda Roberts
St. Anne's Catholic Church on Mackinac Island
I love this photo! I portrayed Rosalie Dousman in the 2013 Allouez Cemetery walk. Her story is fascinating, and I mentioned Rosalie and John's marriage on Mackinac Island in my dialogue. What an amazing church! I'll have to get up there to see it.
I added photos of Rosalie and John's gravesites to the post. Hope you enjoy them :)
There's more about Rosalie here on my website:

All the best,
Added by Melinda Roberts on Dec 04, 2014 12:35 AM
John McCullough
Anna Barbara Null
Hi Anita, You and my wife Carolyn are related! Anna Barbara is her 6th Great Aunt. We would transfer but spent some time with her line. My wife is related to several Moravian families in PA & NC. We are gathering more information on those lines. Have been to Bethabara 3 times, Bethania 2 times. Bethania is open irregularly - but a very, very helpful woman. It will be worth your time. My wife grew up in Jasonville, IN. Holder-Loesch/Lash line went into IN about 1830.
Our file on ancestry McCullough-Stockrahm39 may help you. Any help you can give appreciated.
Added by John McCullough on Nov 24, 2014 1:27 PM
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