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Michael Goodnight (#46994806)
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Bio Photo Born in Detroit, MI in 1953. Son of Lynn Royce Goodnight and Nancy Joan Payne. Working with since June 2007 with a goal of follwing the lines back 9 generations.

If I have added a relative of yours to one of the local cemeteries, and you want me to transfer ownership to you, just let me know. And if you want a larger version (beyond the limits of what can accommodate) of any photo I have taken, let me know and I'm more than happy to e-mail them to you.

And, I give permission to anyone to copy ANY image I have submitted for genealogy research, files, or data of their own; provided they do not misrepresent the data, person, or source. If you wish to give me credit for taking the photo that is fine with me, but not required.
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Marie A Johnson 61600212
Hi Mike,

I have requested an edit for the spelling of my grandmother's, Marie A Johnson, maiden name. The correct spelling is Rousseau. Thanks, Jan
Added by Jan on Apr 03, 2016 2:09 PM
Eric Ihde
Baby Ihde
Hi Michael. In the Clayton Cemetery to the left of Frederick and Louisa Ihde there is an infant memorial, most likely Frederick and Louisa's baby that we know died in infancy. The only thing I could make out last time I was there was "Baby" on the top. I know you went through there pretty thoroughly but I don't see a "baby Ihde" memorial or any generic "Baby" memorials listed. Just thought I'd ask if I missed something before creating one.

Added by Eric Ihde on Jul 13, 2015 3:22 PM
Eric Ihde
RE: transfer requests
Also at other local cemeteries:

John Ihde 36847281

Ella Ihde 36847236

both at Oak Lawn. The other ihde's there I'm not sure about, as I'm still working on the tree. I can always ask for more later.

Added by Eric Ihde on Jul 07, 2015 6:13 AM
Eric Ihde
RE: transfer requests
Thank you for the transfers! Yes, I am related to all the additional ihdes you mentioned at the Clayton Cemetery, but they are not direct ancestors. I'd be happy to take them over, as I have done work and can edit family connections, etc. but I didn't want to steal them from you since they are not direct.

If you'd like to transfer them, great. This also opens a great can of worms, as I'm also related indirectly to others there as well....

Caroline Ludemann 36033760 (great grand aunt)
her husband Herman Ludemann 36033761

Harvey Ludemann 36033759 (1st cousin 2x removed)

Annie Wismer 36034020 (great grand aunt)
Sarah Wismer 36034021 (1st cousin 2x removed)

Again, I'd love to make some edits, but it's totally your call. Thanks for the transfers you have done already!
Added by Eric Ihde on Jul 06, 2015 11:05 PM
Eric Ihde
transfer requests
Hi Michael. I was hoping you could transfer a few ancestors to me (48704493) so I can make edits.

Christof Rohrbach 36034019 is my 3rd great grandfather.

Frederick Ihde 36034025 and Louisa Ihde 36034026 are my 2nd great grandparents.

Herman Ihde 36033553 and Emma R Ihde 36033552 are my great grandparents.

Thank you in advance!
Added by Eric Ihde on Jun 30, 2015 9:58 PM
Tonya Johnson
Andrew Grignon
I found your grave for Andrew Grignon and his wife Ellen. I'm researching my family tree and am trying to find Andrew's parents. Do you know who they might be? I have found on some other people have him on their family tree and have his father listed as Robert Augustine Grignon, but I have not been able to make a definite connection. I'm hoping I can trace him back to Pierre Antoine Grignon.
Added by Tonya Johnson on Jun 06, 2015 11:03 AM
I got the pension package today. The first 30 pages clearly spell the surname as "HORN".

Then there is this entry from Jacob, himself:

"To the commissioner of pensions

Dear Sir,

My name in the certificate is spelled "HORN", it should be spelled "HOM". You will see by my discharge that it is "HOM".

Jacob C. HOM"

I think that clears it up! "HOM" it is.
Added by Salvarsan on Feb 23, 2015 1:14 PM
Hom vs Horn
I'm afraid I might have created this quandary about the spelling of this surname:

Jacob: # 21340285
Thomas: # 61600126

One thing I am certain about - Jacob used "HORN" during all of his (fairly extensive) military service, including when he applied for 2 separate military pensions. Because the pension application usually demands "facts" and sworn affidavits - I thought that was a strong argument for "HORN".

However, seeing that his son used "HOM" - I have to agree that it is likely that the correct spelling is "HOM" and that "HORN" was a spelling he got "stuck" with during his Army career.

To help get to the bottom of this, I have ordered a copy of his original pension application package - to see if (and how) he addresses the spelling of his surname. It may take 6-8 weeks.

I'll let you know what I find.
Added by Salvarsan on Jan 28, 2015 10:30 AM
Betty Paulsen
RE: Phebe S. Johnston Flaherty
I have found out by census that she did go by Flarity but her son went by Flaherty. So I don't think id matters how is it spelled until I can find their father's birth place. And the name Phebe is also spelled Phoebe. But again I don't think it matters much there also. I have learned that when someone passes and the person that gives the information may not get it right. But that is life isn't it. We all make mistakes. Thank you for your time and help with me. Great job you are doing.
Added by Betty Paulsen on Jan 26, 2015 8:53 AM
Betty Paulsen
Phebe S. Johnston Flaherty
I was wondering if you could possibly see if there is a Michel and Phebe S. (Johnston) Flaherty buried in the Winneconne Cemetery. Here is her obituary that I have. Sorry to bother you, but haven't got much on where she is buried. Thank you for your time.

Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Thursday, September 25, 1890, Pg 1
Died of Consumption
Mrs. Phoebe S. Flaherty died this morning of consumption. Mrs. Flaherty came to this city with her husband about a year ago, and they have made their home on Main street, over Myers grocery. Mr. Flaherty is employed by the Oshkosh Furniture company. The deceased was about thirty four years old. She was a sister of Capt. Johnson of the tug Liberty, and she has another brother living in this country.

I don't know about the accuracy of the date of her death according to the paper. The paper stated she died that morning, which would be the 25th. But her death record is filed twice...One is for Sept 22, 1890, (Vol 3, Pg 7, Doc 40) as Phoebe S. Flarity and another was filed with Phoebe S. Flahrity on Sept 23, 1890 (Vol 2, Pg 352, Doc 2108)
Added by Betty Paulsen on Jan 25, 2015 2:10 PM
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