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~P.J.~ (#47007566)
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Bio Photo Hello!
I have been an avid genealogy researcher for over 35 years and thoroughly enjoy putting my detective instincts to work for myself and others, so much so that it has definitely become my "magnificent obsession"!

My paternal line is of Irish and American Indian descent and consists mainly of Hodge/Hodges, Black, Swartz, Easter, Bozarth,and Roland/Rowland and is mainly found in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

My maternal line comes from Germany to New York and consists mainly of Blohme, Mathias, Glaeser, Schureman, Hoberg, and Wilhelm.

I have really enjoyed adding data to the Find-a-Grave site and hope that I may have helped someone find a long-lost relative. If you have any info or photos to add to these postings, or if you would like to have a memorial transferred to you, please do not hesitate to contact me. After all, these memorials do not BELONG to me....they belong to ALL of us.
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Shirley Hull
Cyrus Perry Hood #43415132
Could you add the following bio info for Cyrus:
He remarried (about 1865) to Sarah E. Garret in Illinois and their first child, William, was born in 1868 in Indiana. The 2nd son, John,b.about 1873 in Dade County, Missouri. Their 3rd son, Ira Martin, born 5/25/1876 also in Dade County, d.3/19/1955 is my maternal grandfather. He is buried in Tracy Cemetery, McDonald County, MO. Sarah was born in Tennessee.
Thank you, Shirley Busby Hull, Joplin, MO
Added by Shirley Hull on Mar 08, 2015 12:46 PM
George Stribbling
I just resent the information and obituary to you. I think that William A. Stribling was George W's brother, as they are both in the early Wapello County census records with their families, but they are not the same person. If you have any questions about this, please feel free to let me know. I am happy to help you straighten this up in any way that I can.
Debbie Truitt, Ottumwa
Added by djtruitt on Mar 03, 2015 7:14 PM
George Stribbling
P.J., are you getting any of my messages about this man? His memorial is in Shaul Cemetery with a picture of his brother William's gravestone on it. George is buried in the Ottumwa Cemetery. Let me know if you haven't gotten my messages and the obituary I sent you, and I will resend them.
Debbie Truitt, Ottumwa, Iowa
Added by djtruitt on Mar 02, 2015 8:00 PM
Kevin Finch
RE: Mildred Goff
You are very welcome
Added by Kevin Finch on Feb 22, 2015 3:18 PM
Brenda A. Darbyshire
I am transferring some of these to you. If you do not want them, then transfer to Find A Grave by using #8.
Added by Brenda A. Darbyshire on Feb 20, 2015 12:20 PM
Aaron John Turner
Please see that you correct the capitalization errors in nearly all of your listings. NO names are to be in all capital letters according to the

Please change them to proper conventions of capitalization only the first letter of a name. Thank you.

Added by Aaron John Turner on Jan 09, 2015 10:43 PM
Barbara Schell Snyder
Hodges - Anson # 44746311
I am not sure of the connection but I think my grandparents Sarah Eliza (Reed) b. 1858 Coryell Co. TX and Martin H. Hodges b. 1852 Sullivan Co. TN may be related to this Anson -- can you help me verify this ??
Added by Barbara Schell Snyder on Jan 05, 2015 8:00 PM
Mary Downing-Mahan (gravehuntermary)
RE: Balliett
Your welcome. I don't know the family. I found him in the cemetery records and found his DC, leading me to his family. There is no stone.
Added by Mary Downing-Mahan (grave... on Nov 09, 2014 10:59 AM
Tom C
RE: Lena Friesen
Thank you P.J. for the photo.
My mom and dad came from Fairbury.
Added by Tom C on Oct 19, 2014 7:40 PM
Tom C
Lena Friesen
Would you please upload your picture for Lena
Friesen #116260647 .Same photo as you put up for Ernest.
Added by Tom C on Oct 19, 2014 6:55 PM
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