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Jan Dishon (#46540587)
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Bio Photo In the 1980's I started researching my Linn ancestors (without benefit of computer) but got busy with my sons' activities and put it on hold. In 1999 a cousin got me involved with my Steinberg ancestors and I have been going full speed ahead ever since.

Upon graduating from the University of Illinois my father obtained employment in the State of Washington, far from any relatives. My ancestors (after entering the USA)settled in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey - I want to experience first hand where and how they lived so I travel the country obtaining data, meeting people, seeing the sights and tramping cemeteries. I missed the "cousin experience" growing up and think that is why I enjoy genealogy so much -- meeting new cousins (who cares if they are 1st or 10th cousins)and sharing our family histories.

I am researching Linn, Gibson, Weir, Scott, Polk, Steinberg, Koerner, Mitten, Bennett, Switzer (Swisher), Slonaker, Shaw, Townsend, McCarty and Whitehead, Miller, Schroen, Glabe, Schafer/Schaefer/Shafer. I am also reseaching Dishon, Deshon, DeShon, Deschamps and Herrold for my two sons.

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RE: John Hartman
I remember you, but can't help you.
Added by Dewey on Sep 17, 2014 7:32 PM
RE: John Hartman
Added by Dewey on Sep 10, 2014 8:24 PM
RE: Jason and Olive Dorwart
You are so very welcome! :-) A
Added by Amy on Sep 05, 2014 9:33 PM
Ann McClary
Sarah Berry Pullin
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Ann McClary on Sep 04, 2014 11:16 AM
Sharon Frizzell
Frances Fike Flynn
Thank you so much for posting her memorial! I have been looking for her for many years.
Added by Sharon Frizzell on Sep 03, 2014 9:38 AM
Michael Leyman
Do you happen to know what the inscription on Michael's headstone is? We are unable to read it hoping you may have traced it?
Thank you
Added by Judy on Sep 01, 2014 9:30 AM
Kristy Gravlin
RE: Springer Connection
Before you go, write and I'll give you the details on how to find Mary Jane Springer and her babe. I think I went the fourth time before I found it! Now that I know, it's easy.

I think they are the only ones of her family in that cemetery, "Pioneer" but it also had some other names through the years. One was "Black". And I think there were a couple others that were surnames.

The man who took the picture for find a grave did a good job of lighting the area. In fact I can read it much easier on line than for real. On the other hand, there is something very special about standing there.
Added by Kristy Gravlin on Aug 31, 2014 2:59 PM
Frank Nicholas
re; Michael & mary Nicholas
Pam and Jan,

After leaving my previous msg I discovered the information below at:

This shows that Michael and Mary were interred in "the oldest section, Row 1, Apostolic Christian Church SECTION of Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury, Livingston Co., IL."

This should clear up the confusion.
Added by Frank Nicholas on Aug 26, 2014 11:56 AM
Pam Wagler
RE: Michael & Mary Nichols
Thanks, Jan.
Added by Pam Wagler on Aug 26, 2014 10:55 AM
Pam Wagler
RE: Michael & Mary Nichols
Thanks, Jan.
Added by Pam Wagler on Aug 26, 2014 10:55 AM
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