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Mary Lazarus (#48154587)
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Bio Photo UPDATE OCT 21 2013 PLEASE USE MY GMAIL ADDRESS Yahoo has many problems lately. I Live in Bay Port, Michigan. I am partially retired and substitute teach, K-12 in the winter months.
For more than 10 years my sister and I have done a lot of family research on the Harder and Naffien families in Michigans thumb and have enjoyed it a lot. We joined ancestry for a couple years and managed to get a lot of census papers. Most of our relatives settled here in Ora Labora (Old Bay Port) in the 1860s.(from Elgin county Canada) Ora Labora (meaning work and pray_, was an old German methodist settlement. Old bay port has quite a history and an old cemetary in which many of my realatives are buried. Ora Labora burnt down in the great fire of 1881 and new Bay Port was built. Bay Port is located on the east side of the Saginaw Bay, in the thumb of Michigan. They had a Grand Hotel at one time and was the greatest tourist attraction at the time. Bay Port was once known as the worlds largest fresh water fishing port. We have been to most of the local cemeteries and taken our own pictures.
If someone is family related to you, but not a close relative in my family, and you would like to manage thier memorial Please "USE EDIT BUTTON to request a transfer or correction. My family consists mostly of Harder, Naffien, and a few Smiiths, Bocks, Hayes, Birkenbachs, Horton, Brown. But if you know more about the family than I do, I am willing to transfer.
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Thomas H. Stafford at New Bay Port
Hi. It appears that you have mistakenly uploaded a marker for Thomas J. Stafford to the Thomas H. Stafford memorial. Would you please take a look? Thanks so much.
Added by Twist on Jan 12, 2015 5:01 PM
Mark Harder
Name Spelling
Is there a way to correct a name spelling in the memorial. Tess is actually Terese. Thank you.
Mark Harder
Added by Mark Harder on Sep 23, 2014 11:45 AM
Warren Coon
RE: Betty J Mitchell
Added by Warren Coon on Feb 15, 2014 12:35 PM
Warren Coon
RE: Betty J Mitchell
Added by Warren Coon on Feb 15, 2014 12:34 PM
Warren Coon
RE: Betty J Mitchell
Betty J or R Mitchell is buried in Ford Cemetery, Bannister,Gratiot County, Michigan, with her Husband, William Warren Mitchell, Find A Grave Memorial# 16669466
He was a Master Sgt. U.S. Air Force, World War II, Betty is Find A Grave Memorial# 16669465
I'll have to go back and correct another posting I made of her

Added by Warren Coon on Feb 03, 2014 11:27 PM
Mary Fader
Thank you for getting a marker photo & posting to Mary's memorial.
Added by sec412 on Jan 18, 2014 3:02 PM
JoAnn Barber
RE: Solomon Barr
Mary, today I was finally able to link Solomon James Barr with his parents and siblings. Thank you for your interest and information, cousin.
Added by JoAnn Barber on Oct 26, 2013 8:38 PM
Karen Sleva
Adam Harder
Where was Adam Harder born? His memorial page just states his birth year, etc. and says that he migrated to Bayport from Canada. Was he born in Canada? Or, was he born in the U.S. - perhaps New York.
Added by Karen Sleva on Oct 17, 2013 9:26 AM
norma lewless
Heckman photos
Thank you for the Heckman family photos.

Nicely done!

Added by norma lewless on Sep 22, 2013 2:23 PM
Donna Hotchkiss Jenkins
Lydia Yoder pic

Thank you so much for the picture. It meant the world to me.

Added by Donna Hotchkiss Jenkins on Sep 22, 2013 2:22 PM
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