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Ruth Ellen Bartels (#47315485)
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Bio Photo My roots are from Appanoose county, Iowa, and Perry county, Pennsylvania on my father's side (Hunter, Burkepile) who came from Scotland/Ireland and Germany, respectively. My mother's side (Harper, Gilmour, Taliaferro) included American pioneers from the 1700's who came from Scotland (Harper), Ireland (Gilmour), and England (Taliaferro) who spread to Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois and other states west.

My husband is descended from the Bartels family of Schaumburg-Lippe, Germany who settled in Saline County, Nebraska; and from the Tatkenhorst family from Oppenwehe in Lubbecke Germany who first settled in Bartholomew County, Indiana and then came to Lincoln County, Kansas.

I have done, and continue to do, research on all the family lines on both my and my husband's side. I have a great deal more information on the family from Lincoln County, Kansas (St. John's and St. Paul's are the churches where they are buried).
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Don Inman
RE: John McFarland grave photos
I hope you got my email re: sources for burials in Center Grove.
Added by Don Inman on Jun 25, 2015 5:51 AM
Wes T.
Pauline Long
Did you ever get a more exact location for Pauline Long at Norwood?

I live close enough I could run back out there sometime, it is not that big a cemetery, but if he even would say south or north side of driveway, that might guide me in. Thanks.
Added by Wes T. on Jun 23, 2015 10:49 AM
Angie Haag
Adolph Wolting- St. John cemetery, Lincoln, KS
Hello Ruth Ellen,
My grandfather is Adolph Wolting. During his life he claimed to have no middle name. We would often tease my grandmother that she should give him one of hers, since she had two, haha! So, I was wondering who designated his middle name as "William" on Find-A-Grave and based on what information. My dad has no documents stating a middle name and maintains that my grandfather did not have one. If you could contact me about this it would be very appreciated. If the listing is incorrect I would like to have it changed. If there is proof of a middle name I would like to see the document.
Thank you so much for the input on these listings. I am in the process of compiling information for a book I intend to write to document our family tree and stories for our future generations.
Angie (Wolting) Haag
Added by Angie Haag on Jun 20, 2015 3:40 PM
C. Bryan
RE: Photo requests fulfilled
Yours is the nicest 'Thank You' I've received in the several years of doing this nutty hobby. You're most welcome for all; I'm very happy you are pleased. Yes, these are large cemeteries, but there is a numbering system to the madness of locations, though not always easy to use (even with internet printout maps), As the saying goes, "anything worth doing . . . . ," you know the rest. However, I profoundly believe a person, whether the requester or the one in the ground, deserves good service and respect. I'll tell, you - - the Tennysons were a job! Around here they use 'reclaimed' water for irrigation of parks and cemeteries. It is loaded with minerals that plate out on the markers - and it must be 'pumiced' off so one can actually read the names and dates. I'm 75, but seem to be in good working order, and this exercise probably keeps me going. FLLB is the only one in that system not to have computerized records. All Souls, across the street, doesn't either but they're nicer on the phone. So, it's all a great game to see if I can complete the job. The camera tricks are part of the 'service.' It's all fun, but on the serious side many of my 'extras' are the only record these people ever existed. Sad, but true. Again, thank you for your polite appreciation; I'm very happy it helps.
Added by C. Bryan on Apr 29, 2015 5:39 PM
Wes T.
RE: Pauline Long, Norwood Cemetery
How about that? Hopefully he can guide me in so I can get you a photo.
Added by Wes T. on Mar 26, 2015 11:09 AM
Wes T.
RE: Pauline Long, Norwood Cemetery
I don't have a phone number, but the contact person for the Norwood Cemetery Fund is Delmar Collins, 20139 N. AR Highway 244, Siloam Springs AR 72761 (per sign posted at the cemetery) If he doesn't handle records, maybe he can refer you to the correct person.
Added by Wes T. on Mar 26, 2015 6:57 AM
Rita McDermott
Alice Warner Dunn
I was actually asked to add the photo that someone from the Powderhorn area had taken. I would suggest you contact Loline Sammons #47211136 to find out if Alice is actually buried there. Loline has a lot of ties to that area.
Thanks for your interest. Rita
Added by Rita McDermott on Mar 03, 2015 10:40 AM
RE: Family member biographies
Thank you. The only D J Shaw I can find is David Jackson (born 1840 - died 1902) buried Alexis, Mercer County, IL and married Nancy Armstrong. His sons are buried in Norwood Cemetery, which I ran across by accident, in Mercer County.

I was thinking about this - my family was in Burlington, Iowa until their son Ira graduated from high school, then moved across the river to Henderson County, IL. They stayed there until my father went into the army for WWII - when he came home from the war, he moved to where we live today. There were more jobs available here, so that's just short of 100 years in Henderson County, IL. That's (at least) 1850 to 1947 in one county. My sisters and I have always been more fond of Henderson County than the one where we grew up.

Yhsnk you again.
Added by Shawdau on Feb 01, 2015 8:26 PM
RE: Family member biographies
Thank you. I'll have to look into this - the Woods are related through marriage with my Browns. Hmmm. maybe this will end up being my family - I have so many trails to follow - I think I'm related to everyone in Henderson County which really makes sense - when you have members of large families marrying each other.
Added by Shawdau on Jan 29, 2015 8:02 PM
Alberta Knotts
IOOF Cemetery Location
The IOOF Cemetery is located off Hwy. 6 less than 1 mile east of Hurdland, MO. Turn right (south) on Blacktop A, go one-fourth mile. Cemetery is on east side of road, a well maintained flat location.

If you need anything else, let me know. Alberta
Added by Alberta Knotts on Jan 29, 2015 9:57 AM
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