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Dawn Comstock (#47057186)
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Bio Photo I grew up in Jackson Co., MI on the northside of town. Most of my grandmother's (on my mom's side) descendents orignally settled in that area. The Smith, Hatton and Barnes families came from England to NY and then eventually settled in the Rives Jct/Tompkins area. The Oesterle (Frey and Ziefle) family came from Germany to NY and settled in Chelsea, MI; while the Stull (Lutz, Cover & Spayde) family came from Germany >PA >OH and then settled in MI.

Most of my grandfather's (on my mom's side) descendents remained in AR, but my grandpa along with his parents (Ratliff) and siblings migrated to MI in the 1930's; his Uncle Grace's family moved there as well. Grandpa's descendents migrated from TN >NC >MO and then into Arkansas prior to the Civil War (Campbell, Brown, Lundy, Kerr & Underwood).

My father's side of the family originally came from England. The Comstock's, (Clarke, Snyder, Hilliard, Thorpe, Holmes, Jones, Daniel & Elderkin) were some of the first to settle in Plymouth colony, MA. They then migrated to CT/RI/NY before making their way to the Parma/Springport area of Jackson County, MI. They were among some of the first families to live in MI.

Find-A-Grave does a great job. It has been my privilege to contribute information or photos when I can. I've contributed family information as well as adding memorials & photos locally from the Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN area where I currently live. However, it has appeared that Warsaw is well covered by volunteers, so I have branched out to the surrounding county of Wabash and will likely visit Whitley & Marshall counties in the future.
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Great great Grandpa Solomon Stull
Hello, I am William Miller I was born in St. Johns Michigan. My mother Alice Miller was the daughter of Frank Stull son of Samuel. Samuel was the son of Solomon Stull. I have quite a bit on the Stull, Speyde family. I ran into Dawn a couple of years ago by email but was too busy to get back to her. My kids and other family members wants to know more about the family. Maybe we can trade information? I have what I think is the only photo of Solomon and other photos that are not identified. Maybe we can start with Alice. My mother was named after her Aunt Alice who supposedly lived in Ontario, Canada. This stuff gets kind of confusing for me. If any of the family members wants to contact me, please do so. Just email me at Take care Bill
Added by Bill on Dec 20, 2014 4:55 PM
david baker
getting stone updated with death date
Who do I contact to get the stone updated?
Added by david baker on Nov 18, 2014 7:48 AM
Gwendolyn Pike Harting's husband
Her # is 32301376 and she is in Oswego Cemetery. I'm hoping you can help me find out if her husband is now with her. His name: Clayton Byron "C. Byron" Harting, b. 14 Dec 1911; d. 10 Aug 2011. An unsourced note on has Oswego Cemetery as his burial place, which makes sense since his wife is there. I have not been able to find an obit for further verification. He remarried in 1981 to Mary Elizabeth Plumb. Suggestions? Thanks. Donna
Added by ol'mom on Nov 15, 2014 10:24 PM
Jan Daniel
I just realized that we are cousins. Isabell and Amandus were siblings. Do you have the Lutz history for the ones who came from Germany? Can you email me?


Jan Daniel
Added by Jan Daniel on Oct 22, 2014 2:38 PM
Jan Daniel
Thank you, Dawn
I thank you for your volunteering!! Thanks to YOU, I have found my maternal great-great grandfather, John Lutz, buried at Crissa Cemetery, Seneca County, Ohio. My mother was Betty Lutz, granddaughter, of Amandus Lutz.

many thanks,

Jan Daniel
Added by Jan Daniel on Oct 22, 2014 2:33 PM
carmi johnson
Marguerite Eagle Vaughn
Thank you for posting this memorial. Is it possible that this person was married once to Beaton B. Morris? If so, she is a member of my family from Arkansas.
Added by carmi johnson on Oct 21, 2014 6:17 PM
Christy Child
RE: Viola J Craig
That would be lovely! Thank you so much. No rush. Thank you for finding her out and putting things straight.
Added by Christy Child on Oct 07, 2014 9:11 PM
Christy Child
Viola J Craig
I noticed you wrote the bio for Viola J King Craig. I am a relative doing family history, I was wondering how you found out this information out about her and her family. Thanks so much!
Added by Christy Child on Oct 07, 2014 8:03 PM
Lori (Halderman) VerMaas
RE: Halderman
Thanks so much!! Now if I can just get the connection to all of them made!! I've looked for my ancestors for years & I thought for sure it would all come together when I joined Ancestry, but I have found absolutely ZERO on my Halderman ancestors that I didn't already know & that isn't much!
Added by Lori (Halderman) VerMaas on Sep 30, 2014 11:47 AM
Robert Thomas
RE: talk abt Ora (Stull) Malone
Hi Dawn,

Wow that long story smile.. but you are welcome and just information to you about Ora's had 2 children...
I get Harold and Arvilla was in 1920 census and they are Inmate as not live with her mom just nothing.. maybe private school as who know..

But very interest of Harold and Arvilla life's history :)

Sarah (Spayde) Stull sister Catherine (Spayde) Burkett as Catherine is my 3rd Great-Grandmother later I was clean from Catherine's granddaughter Murrel Sibrel had old picture newpsper from Mary Alice (Stull) Boos but I was surprise old letter so I did put in my ancestry old newspaper from Mary Alice (Stull) Boos because Mary Alice Boos did write letter to my grandmother Murrel (Sibrel) Thomas and they are cousins as I love it work on family tree (smile)..

Added by Robert Thomas on Jun 01, 2014 2:12 PM
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