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Anita Rodgers (#47042241)
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Niles, Berrien Co., MI. The families I am researching are Frucci, Muratori & Vannozzi from Italy. Eckler from PA & Berrien Co., MI. Frederick & Null from St.Joseph & Tippecanoe Co. IN. Lowers in Coshocton Co., OH. and Calhoun Co., MI. Keiser & Gries in Montgomery Co., OH - Also - Dousman, Barrette, St.Germain, Ward in Prairie du Chien, WI. Lower & Ward, in Calhoun Co., MI.
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Curran gravestones in Cedar Grove Cemetery
The gravestones in Section D of Cedar grove Cemetery had a one time cleaning last summer in preparation for photographing for the cemetery's permanent records. Last fall, I photographed the gravestones in section D, and now am in the process of creating memorials for those who didn't already have memorials. The photos taken of the cleaned Curran gravestones are crisper, more legible, than the ones now posted on their memorials. I would just send them to you to decide whether to use them, but this message box doesn't allow for adding photos. Let me know if you would like for me to add the photos to the memorials at least long enough for you to review, or better, let me know how to send the photos to you.
Added by jcrow on Mar 24, 2015 10:55 AM
cyndi yoder
Henry Eckler
Hi Anita,

My Name is Steve Yoder and am the 6X GGrandson of Johann (John) Bonawitz. I live in Pine Grove, PA and am doing research on the family. Henry was an apprentice to John in the Gunmaking trade in Pine Grove. I belong to the Pine Grove Area Historical Society and the Societies Headquarters is also John's home purchased by him in 1809. I would enjoy corresponding with you to exchange information. Thanks for taking the time to read my message.

Steve Yoder
Added by cyndi yoder on Mar 08, 2015 12:03 PM
Levi Leffler
I have another Levi that I have as Levi E. Leffler (Find A Grave#81622548) who is also from Pine Grove, but buried at St. Johns Lutheran. His dates are 06 Oct 1888 - 08 Nov 1902, age 14 yrs, 1 m and 2 d. I don't have further information on how he died. Is it possible that the two Levis are confused-Note the death date is the same. I should note that I found this Levi E first on the 1900 census with his family. He is a first cousin twice remover from the Levi Edward you have. Gives me something to investigate further.
Added by LefflerResearcher on Jan 31, 2015 7:23 AM
Kim Smith
I was very happy to see the post from Melinda Roberts about the Dousmans as I am their great-great-great granddaughter. I had sent an email to you in August 2014 and you sent a reply but I lost it in the ether somewhere. I have some info about their daughter, Marie (Mary Ann) and David LeFevre and their children but not a whole lot. Thanks to all researchers as their clues are so welcome to us looking for our roots!
Added by Kim Smith on Jan 14, 2015 2:41 PM
Melinda Roberts
St. Anne's Catholic Church on Mackinac Island
I love this photo! I portrayed Rosalie Dousman in the 2013 Allouez Cemetery walk. Her story is fascinating, and I mentioned Rosalie and John's marriage on Mackinac Island in my dialogue. What an amazing church! I'll have to get up there to see it.
I added photos of Rosalie and John's gravesites to the post. Hope you enjoy them :)
There's more about Rosalie here on my website:

All the best,
Added by Melinda Roberts on Dec 04, 2014 12:35 AM
John McCullough
Anna Barbara Null
Hi Anita, You and my wife Carolyn are related! Anna Barbara is her 6th Great Aunt. We would transfer but spent some time with her line. My wife is related to several Moravian families in PA & NC. We are gathering more information on those lines. Have been to Bethabara 3 times, Bethania 2 times. Bethania is open irregularly - but a very, very helpful woman. It will be worth your time. My wife grew up in Jasonville, IN. Holder-Loesch/Lash line went into IN about 1830.
Our file on ancestry McCullough-Stockrahm39 may help you. Any help you can give appreciated.
Added by John McCullough on Nov 24, 2014 1:27 PM
Walter Eckler- Family
Hi Anita,
I am the granddaughter of Robert Lyle Eckler, Uncle Walt's brother. My mother was the daughter of Robert. Her name is Lavonne Lynn Dake(Eckler). She was born 02/12/1955 and passed away 04/13/2013. Let me know if you are looking for anymore updates.
Thank you!
Stephanie Dingee
Added by Stephanie on Nov 21, 2014 12:09 PM
Enrica Pozzi
You did not state your relationship. I can add the bio and make any additions or edits. You may use the photo for your records. Thank you,
Added by Har37x on Oct 21, 2014 10:17 AM
Frederick family
First, thanks for your efforts. It's interesting to browse the information you have posted. We're searching a Frederick line and I noticed George Frederick and Catherine Weil as parents of Benjamin. Benjamin's brother Jacob is the line we're searching. We've been stopped in our research with George and Catherine Weil/Wile. Do you have any idea who George and or Catherine's parents are....and where the lived.
Thanks very,
Added by HerbG on Oct 09, 2014 4:42 PM
Lydia Eckler Knapp
Hi Anita. Thanks for your detailed wealth of information on the Ecklers. Such a big help in my research! I was wondering if you would be able to share the evidence of Lydia's marriage to William Knapp. I am struggling to find it and it is one missing piece of my puzzle. I have what i believe to be her death certificate and all the census entries, but cant seem to trace the marriage. Thanks in advance for your help.
Added by Monopoly07 on Jul 22, 2014 3:57 AM
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