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Al Johnson (#47442150)
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I am the son of Harvey Johnson & Marie Belford. Nemo Belford is my grandfather.

I was born and raised in Minneapolis, but settled in Virginia after I was discharged from the Navy, in 1964.
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Jim Gudenrath
Sophie Gudenrath Kleinfeldt
Hi Al - My question is sort of out of left field. There is bio information on the memorial for Sophie Kleinfeldt that is credited to you, so that is the reason for my contact.

My name is Jim Gudenrath (#47864421) and thus am interested in all things "Gudenrath". Sophie was new to me, so I checked out the referenced "Westphalia" passenger record to see if I could figure her and her sister out. After seeing the record, I don't think Gudenrath is a correct spelling. Her "sister" is shown as Christina Godenrath, and is a wife and from Mecklenberg. So Godenrath is Christina's married name, not her family name. It isn't really even clear that they are sisters, or in-laws. There is a family name of Godenrath that came from Mecklenberg and I find them in Illinois and Michigan, but have concluded that any relationship to my Gudenraths is not likely as we are all from Schleswig-Holstein. But I am always open to new information.

Long winded, I know. Do you have a relationship to Sophie, and perhaps other information? I haven't found a tree for her on Ancestry, so am trying to figure out if she is a long lost connection I may have to Mecklenburg. Thanks for anything that may enlighten the matter. Best, Jim Gudenrath
Added by Jim Gudenrath on Jun 16, 2015 10:05 AM
Rhonda Wilkie
Flo Wilkie Belford
Thank you so much for the information you have provided through Find A Grave, Flo Belford was my father's aunt and sister to my grandfather Leonard Wilkie. I have a picture they sent through a Christmas card and I wondered if I could contact you privately to somehow e-mail you the pic and see who is who in the family of Flo and Nemo Belford. Regards, Rhonda Wilkie
Added by Rhonda Wilkie on May 31, 2015 1:06 PM
Amy Suzanne Martin
Elizabeth Clapper
Greetings, are you related to Elizabeth Van Note Clapper (21304703)? I have info from the Clapper Bible to share. Many thanks, Amy
Added by Amy Suzanne Martin on Mar 23, 2015 9:39 AM
Lauren Greene
Myrtle Helen Smith

I am writing to you because my family and I are trying to find my Great-Grandmother who was named Myrtle Helen Smith and was born in approximately 1905 in Virginia. In 1929 this Myrtle Helen Smith had an illegitimate child who was given up for adoption (my Grandmother now deceased) and we are wondering if the Myrtle Helen Smith Hans in your family tree might be the same one. I have searched the 1910 censuses in Virginia and there appear to be only three Myrtle Smiths born in 1905 (one whose middle initial does not match) If you have any information on Myrtle Smith Hans I would love to speak with you. My contact information is Thank you so much.

Added by Lauren Greene on Oct 28, 2013 2:09 PM
Wow, Al. you did a wonderful job on their stones!! Looks real good! I removed the one I took and had put on Prudence's grave, so just your good ones are posted!
Added by Janice on Oct 02, 2012 8:42 AM
RE: Thanks for your help!!
Great! Glad you were able to get it done before the snow flew!
Added by Janice on Oct 02, 2012 8:35 AM
Wilkie place of burial
Oh boy, I think - drive in main gate, drive straight ahead, and they are not on end road ahead, but one before it, right at the corner (would be on your right side of car. Whew, found my notes: they are in Block 15, grave 11. You will see a mounted board, and there is a cemetery map... look at it, and you should do just fine. He is the one to left, if you are looking at her grave, poke around, as completely covered with dirt and stuff. A knife and small garden shovel would be a big help to you.
Added by Janice on Sep 25, 2012 2:36 PM
Not real great, I am afraid, but was almost covered over with dirt, and her husband is next to her with over a inch of dirt and stuff covering. Had nothing to dig with, so if you go, take small garden shovel or something. I dug hers out by hand. Should of done better, sorry.
Added by Janice on Sep 21, 2012 4:45 PM
Janet Barber
Thanks so much for the photos
Janet Barber
Added by Janet Barber on Sep 15, 2012 4:39 AM
you might like to check out memorial # 94315124. He was a railroader. I got information off his death certificate here in Missouri. may or may not be related to you..Mike in Missouri
Added by JMW on Jul 27, 2012 8:00 PM
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