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Jan Dishon (#46540587)
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Bio Photo In the 1980's I started researching my Linn ancestors (without benefit of computer) but got busy with my sons' activities and put it on hold. In 1999 a cousin got me involved with my Steinberg ancestors and I have been going full speed ahead ever since.

Upon graduating from the University of Illinois my father obtained employment in the State of Washington, far from any relatives. My ancestors (after entering the USA)settled in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey - I want to experience first hand where and how they lived so I travel the country obtaining data, meeting people, seeing the sights and tramping cemeteries. I missed the "cousin experience" growing up and think that is why I enjoy genealogy so much -- meeting new cousins (who cares if they are 1st or 10th cousins)and sharing our family histories.

I am researching Linn, Gibson, Weir, Scott, Polk, Steinberg, Koerner, Mitten, Bennett, Switzer (Swisher), Slonaker, Shaw, Goff, Townsend, McCarty and Whitehead, Miller, Schroen, Glabe, Schafer/Schaefer/Shafer. I am also reseaching Dishon, Deshon, DeShon, Deschamps and Herrold for my two sons.

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RE: Hyner Cemetery
Directions sent to your e-mail address for Hyner Cemetery.
Added by GG on May 25, 2015 9:03 AM
RE: Idalette McDaniel
You're welcome! We have emailed in the past about our Linn relatives in Piper. And I think you sent a letter to my mom, Andi Froelich Fish.
Added by KathyH on May 22, 2015 8:34 AM
I love genealogy
RE: Elizabeth Linn McGhee
I looked for either of them on the Clinton County Orphan's Court and Wills Index, no listing. Other than that, I don't have access to any Centre Cty record, except the below.

1874 City Directory, Linn John B, Deputy Secretary of State, h Allegheny bet High and Howard

Found these LINN's on the Centre county Obit Index:
LINN - Also see Lynn
LINN, _____ - See ANGLE, J. S, (Mrs.) Dec 7, 1922 CD
LINN, _____ (Mrs. Henry) nee: Wilson Feb 8, 1907 TT
LINN, Ann - See IRWIN, Anna Pg. 40 in Death Notices 1821-1869
LINN, Augusta Grayson (Mrs. Samuel) - at Williamsport, PA
Aug 2, 1906 MJ BR/Aug 12, 1906 CD/Aug 3, 1906 DW KG/Aug 9, 1906 CR
LINN, Barbara May 25, 1917 DW/May 24, 1917 CD
LINN, Bessie Wilmot (Miss) Spangler SB 1933-34:83, 86, 87
LINN, Blanche (Miss) (d/o Britten J.) Mar 14, 1901 CD/Mar 28, 1901 CD
LINN, Carrie E. Dec 16, 1910 DW
LINN, Carrie Lingle (Mrs. Brittain) Spangler SB 1937-38:42, 44
LINN, Clayton Sep 20, 1907 DW/Oct 3, 1907 CR
LINN, Donald J. - at Beech Creek, Clinton Co., PA Dec 19, 1918 KG
LINN, Eliza - See DeHAAS, Eliza Linn (Mrs. Edward) Nov 1, 1912 DW/Oct 31, 1912 CD
LINN, Elizabeth (Mrs. Joseph) Nov 19, 1897 DW/Nov 18, 1897 BR
LINN, Ellen - See DERSTINE, Ellen Linn (Mrs. William) Spangler SB 1926-27:119, 121
LINN, Fannie Irvin (Mrs. Mills) Sep 7, 1900 KG/Sep 6, 1900 CD MJ CR BR
LINN, Frank (s/o J. P.) Aug 23, 1901 DW KG/Aug 22, 1901 CD
LINN, George B. Oct 31, 1913 DW
LINN, Gus (family) - at Houtzdale, Clearfield Co., PA Dec 16, 1897 BR
LINN, Guy Spangler SB 1933-34:129, 131
LINN, Harriet (Mrs. James H.) Jul 19, 1895 DW KG/Jul 18, 1895 CD/Jul 18, 1895 MJ/Jul 18, 1895 BR
LINN, Harriett Matilda (Mrs. James D.) Feb 22, 1923 CD
LINN, Herbert Spangler SB 1937:138
LINN, Isabella (Mrs. Rev. James) Jun 9, 1871 DW/Jun 9, 1871 CR
LINN, J. Merrill - at Lewisburg, Union Co., PA Feb 26, 1897 DW KG/Feb 25, 1997 CR BR/Mar 4, 1897 MJ CD
LINN, James Mar 3, 1872 DW
LINN, James (age 92) Jan 22, 1897 DW
LINN, James (Rev.) Pg. 92 in Death Notices 1821-1869
LINN, Jane (Mrs.) Pg. 2 in Death Notices 1821-1869
LINN, Jane (Mrs. Joseph) Dec 24, 1908 CD
LINN, John - at Mt. Vernon, OH Apr 17, 1891 DW/Apr 10, 1891 KG
LINN, John Blair Jan 6, 1899 DW/Jan 6 & 27, 1899 KG/Jan 5, 1899 MJ
LINN, John L. Aug 25 & 27, 1881 BMN
LINN, Joseph M. Nov 8, 1901 KG/Nov 7, 1901 CD BR
LINN, Josephine - See MARTIN, Josephine Linn (Mrs.) - at New York City Spangler SB 1937:136
LINN, Margaret H. - See WILSON, Margaret H. Linn (Mrs. Col. William P.) Dec 21, 1917 DW KG/Dec 20, 1917 KG BR CD
LINN, Martha M. - See GUNSALLIS, Martha M. Linn Nov 22, 1912 DW/Nov 21, 1912 CR CD/Nov 14, 1912 BR
LINN, Mary C. (Mrs. Thomas) Oct 31, 1902 DW KG/Oct 30, 1902 BR
LINN, Mary Jane - died in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA Mar 3, 1905 KG
LINN, Mary W. Oct 7, 1910 DW
LINN, Mary Wilson (Mrs. John Blair) Feb 7, 1907 CD MJ CR/Feb 8, 1907 DW KG
LINN, Mattie May 5, 1911 DW
LINN, Polk Sep 13, 1901 DW KG/Sep 12, 1901 CD CR BR
LINN, Samuel (Hon.) Oct 16, 1890 CR MJ/Oct 17 & 24, 1890 DW/Oct 17, 1890 KG/Oct 23, 1890 BR
LINN, Sarah Pollock (Miss) Spangler SB 1932-33:97, 98
LINN, Sophia Stover (Mrs. J. Polk) Spangler SB 1926-27:30, 35
LINN, W. Thompson - in Union Co., PA Nov 14, 1895 CR
LINN, Wilson I. (b/o John B. Linn) - at Philadelphia, PA Dec 7, 1893 CD/Dec 7, 1893 CR
Added by I love genealogy on May 20, 2015 4:46 PM
I love genealogy
RE: Elizabeth Linn McGhee
Sure I will look, do you have any ideas at all of birth years, death years, etc? Thanks!
Added by I love genealogy on May 20, 2015 2:52 PM
Michael D
RE: Edward and Joseph Switzer
After so many photos it is hard to remember. But I am pretty sure it was one stone.
Added by Michael D on May 15, 2015 3:18 PM
Craig Holtslander
Flora Hopkins #126922275
Jan, the corrections do not appear. Did you go to your 'edits' tab and approve the corrections I submitted?
Added by Craig Holtslander on Apr 29, 2015 2:14 PM
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Added by carol wilson on Apr 21, 2015 9:05 PM
Richard Jacobsen
RE: Muriel Schroen
When I took the photo of Muriel Schroen's headstone, I also took photos of two adjacent graves -- Ervin Schroen and Ruth Schroen. Don't know if you are interested in their memorials. These are in the Sherburn Cemetery in Sherburn, MN
Added by Richard Jacobsen on Apr 21, 2015 5:46 PM
John Switzer, 1815-1885
John Switzer, Married to Priscilla Slonaker. Their daughter: Samantha Jane Switzer married John Martin Miller.

Hello Jan, I was reading what you said about how Elizabeth Lockhart was not the mother of John Switzer. I started looking at my records, and I must have gotten Elizabeth Lockhart's name off the internet from one of the family trees at When I looked at my records, the information that my Grandmother Elam gave me did not give me the name of his mother. She did say that John and Priscilla Slonaker Switzer had 12 children, one of which was Samantha Jane. Samantha's father used to line the children up by age and have them sing church songs on Sunday. They had their church services at home. They had to stay dressed up all day long and couldn't do much all day. They also sang to others. They were in a mountainous part of Virginia. It was called Virginia then, but is now called West Virginia. I wanted to ask you about your sources for the wife with the different name for John Switzer. I'm really interested in putting down accurate information, as much as possible.

Thank you,

Kathy C.
Added by mustangkathy on Apr 12, 2015 8:50 PM
Jack O'Connor
RE: Raymond Magwire
I'm related to him via his and mine McGuire, name spelling has changed over the years, family
from Hunterdon, PA

Sorry, Jack
Added by Jack O'Connor on Mar 31, 2015 1:14 PM
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