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Daniel Brandt (#47183089)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 4 days
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Bio Photo I was raised in Buckingham, Iowa and have lived in Marshalltown, Iowa for over 40 years. I have been interested in genealogy most of my life, but only since retirement have I found the time to really "dig" into it.

My wife and I are both involved with genealogy research, have a travel trailer, enjoy camping and vacation in the summer to "werever our departed ancestors lead us." So far we have traveled to South Dakota, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Missouri and throughout Iowa in search of our roots.

When researching my father's side of my family, my GG-grandparents were Jacob and Maria (SLONAKER) SHOEMAKER who came to Reinbeck, Iowa from Cambria County, Pennsylvania in 1867. One of their daughters, Emma SHOEMAKER, married Charles MAAR who came to Reinbeck from Germany in about 1882. One of their daughters, Martha MAAR, married Herman BRANDT, who also came to Reinbeck from Germany in 1880. They had a son, Walter BRANDT, who is my father.

When researching my mother's side of the family, my GG-grandparents were Thomas and Margaret (FRAWLEY) HAYES who came from Ireland in 1861 to Rockford, Illinois and then to Buckingham township, Tama County, Iowa in 1869. One of their sons, John HAYES, married Ellen MCBRIDE, One of their daughters, Clara HAYES, married Charles MCKENNA and one of their daughters, Irene MCKENNA, married my father, Walter BRANDT.

Everything I have entered is my family or people related by marriage. If you feel I have made any possible errors, please contact me.

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 • 125 Memorials Added
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 • 275 Photos
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Mark S. Price
Gladys Donnelly's Tombstone

Thank you so much for the updated photo of Leo and Gladys Tyler Donnelly's Tombstone. The photo I had did not have her death date.

Thanks again,

Mark S. Price
Added by Mark S. Price on Jun 01, 2015 11:11 AM
William & Mary Kelly
RE: James Cavanaugh (11028003)
My Great Grandmother was Mabel Kathryn McKenna. Mabel married Raymond Kelly who are the parents of my Grandpa Maxwell Timothy. She had a brother named Charles William McKenna. I wonder if this means we have a family connection?
Added by William & Mary Kelly on May 25, 2015 8:05 PM
William & Mary Kelly
James Cavanaugh (11028003)
Thanks for posting the photo.
Added by William & Mary Kelly on May 25, 2015 8:52 AM
Dee Billings-Gonzales
Susan & Ezekiel Everist
I am months behind on my emails, I apologize. I did over 12,000 names in one cemetery and it put me way behind schedule. So am just now getting around to my thank you's. However, it is very sincere & I appreciate it so much. Hope 2012 brings you all the best. :O)
Added by Dee Billings-Gonzales on Jan 15, 2012 11:34 PM
Misty Pinette
Magdelena Whissler Patton
Hello Dan Thank you so much for the headstone Picture and Thank you for the heads up on putting her name straight on the memorial! I really appreciate your help and everything you do for Find a grave! May I use your photo on my ancestry program I will give you the credit for the photo I wouldnt have it if it was not for you!
Sincerely Misty
Added by Misty Pinette on Oct 11, 2011 11:57 AM
Thank you Daniel for the picture of Peggy's plaque/stone. It is nice to know something exists to mark her life and passing. Always bothered me she didnt have a marker...Happy to know she does indeed have one. Many thanks, Stacey
Added by Stacey on Oct 10, 2011 11:15 AM
Thank you for the photos!
I just wanted to thank you so much for fulfilling several of my photo requests. This is the first time I've requested photos and I couldn't be more excited. This will really help me with my research. Here's hoping someone will help you sometime when you need it. I will do my best to fulfill someone else's requests so I can "pass it on". Thanks again!
Added by amyanne4 on Sep 14, 2011 11:00 PM
Caryn Shill-Ayscue
John Wescott
My granddaughter thanks you. This was our brick wall on his wife's name and thanks to you we have that and since you did the other side we have her parents. Will have to put that one up. Then you can transfer the pic to that site. Thank you again from me.
Added by Caryn Shill-Ayscue on Aug 13, 2011 10:04 AM
Kathy,Dave &Tanya Winters
Photo thank you
Thank you for the photo of James Johnson.
Added by Kathy,Dave &Tanya Winters on Aug 07, 2011 5:52 PM
Mike Vajgrt
Fanny Tichy Memorial
Thank you very much for the picture of Fanny & Frank's memorial.
Added by Mike Vajgrt on Apr 20, 2011 5:24 PM
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