Lots of information about our family was on the verge of being lost, so I began researching both my and my husband's extended families plus families from the small towns we both came from.
Family connections expanded. I received much material for the Dare/Twitty/Baker family from Dare researcher M.Doris Provart Gower, who graciously agreed to my sharing with you. Darnell-Hollaway/ Holloway family got help from Evah Hollaway Lager Picard, Grace Norris Hollaway and Lee Ann Hollaway Bailleu.
The Zahn/Brand/Schneider Kukuck & Voigt family was assisted by Talisman Temple Barbosa, Mary Farley Cummins and David Peipho. The Steinberg/ Koerner family has research from cousins Don & Janet Dickason, Lois Steinberg Adams and Ruth Koerner McCabe.
The extended Martin/Snelling/Shupe family come from my interviews with family members and the research of Terry Harper of Albion, IL, a fellow family member.
The Witt/Hoffman/Franks family has material from Mary Ann Franks O'Neill, Eleanor Hensen Kerber and the website of John Franks.
The Gerken-Helmers (Meyer/Martens, Brandt) family is mostly mine with help of cousins Mary Ann Hill and Eunice Martens Blissard.
Other individuals added information for their extended family. Most of them are credited in their additions. St. John's Lutheran church of Anchor, IL has a public website which gave much data for my great-grandfather and those families who lived near my childhood home.
Now I can share what I've found with others and get even more accurate data. I have used the best information I have, but will gladly correct errors and add or subtract material or transfer memorials if requested by someone closer.
RE: Michel Gerken I am not sure where you saw that I added a cottage to Michel's memorial. If you send me his memorial number I would have a better idea why I added the a flower to his memorial, the flower was only to honor someone that had died. If you would like me to remove the flower please let me know.
John Carol Holloway I am a Holloway descendant. My John Holloway, Sr. came from England and he was born about 1809, according to family records. I have been told he brought his wife-to-be with him, Sarah Massey, and they married in Philadelphia in 1832. Supposedly came on their own boat through Holland. One son, John, Jr., was born in PA, and the rest in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1849, both parents died within hours of each other from the cholera epidemic in Cincinnati. The children were taken in.
Three of them went to live with a Thomas Holloway, and one with the Mann family, I know so far. There were sons John, William, Lewis and Edward. Daughters were Ann, Sarah and Emily. John and William went to Kentucky. Lewis, Ann, and Edward went to Illinois from LaSalle to Livingston County. Sarah ended up in Jefferson County, Illinois, and Emily is unknown.
Could my John, Sr. and your William Sr. have been brothers and come from England together? John Sr. was born about 1809, and William, Sr, would also be in that time frame. Interesting to note that there is a Jefferson County, Illinois connection.
Does this sound like anything pursuing for our Holloways? Thank you, Pam
f.a.g. 7426281 I see what you're saying about Viola. More than likely, the headstone was purchased and erected after someone else died (perhaps the brother?, Looks like he passed in 1970) and was waiting for her turn. At any rate, it's my understanding from F.A.G. that the original memorial should remain and the duplicate should be deleted (after you request corrections be made on the original). Make sense?
RE: Viola Seebach Hi Rosetta. Do you know how to copy and paste? If not, I can show you. Sending a correction is simple, as you know. In your instance, you would copy the bio content. (this information gets placed on the 'notepad' on your computer. you can't see it, but it's there). This is one by highlighting all the text in the bio, then holding the CTRL key and selecting the letter 'C' on your keyboard. Then you go to the memorial requiring the correction, and select the Edit tab. That moves you to the various edit selections screen. From there you select "Suggest any other correction or addition". Type in your request and paste in the bio information. Paste is done performed by holding the CTRL key and then hitting the letter "V" on your keyboard. easy peasy.
Emma Crow Laycock Powless Dear Rosetta, My wife is Patricia Lynn Lacox Clary. Her Great Grandfather was William R Laycock and is buried at Thomas Hill with no stone. He died in 1899. We are trying to locate his widow Emma who married a William Powless around 1900. Any information on the Powless-Laycock connection would be appreciated.