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Kathy in NW Indiana (#45695505)
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother died from a hereditary disease but got hooked and have been climbing the family tree for over 30 years. I hope I have contributed to the family history for generations to come.

I am a volunteer with the Portage Community Historical Society and they have allowed me to have a genealogy and historical research area in the Goin Museum. If you have an early Portage Township family, consider donating a copy of your family history to our museum.


My Favorite Poem

A Daisy Beside the Rose
by Diana Sue Lindley Horton

Among the many flowers, God,
Within Your garden fair,
May I, a simple daisy be
So proudly standing there.

I need not be the most admired,
Great beauty to disclose;
It's certain in Your garden,God,
Not all can be a rose.

'Twould be to me an honor,
If where Your garden grows,
I could but be a daisy -
That stands beside the rose.
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Capitola Dilly Edits
Hi Kathy,
Just wanted to thank you a bunch for the quick edits on Capitola's memorial. Helps people who are looking for family members.

Added by Rebeltem on Jul 14, 2015 4:55 PM
Linda Baird
RE: Thomas Yates
Hello Kathy, Yes please do email me the photos and Thank You!
Added by Linda Baird on Jul 07, 2015 6:13 PM
Thomas Clark
RE: Transfer

Thanks for the transfer. Just send me the names you are looking for. I believe we have photos of almost all of the Portage boys.

Added by Thomas Clark on Jun 22, 2015 12:52 PM
James William Steele
James William Steele is my grandfather. He was born on February 2, 1916. He died on March 29,1969 he is buried in Calvary Cemetery. My Grandmother is also buried there but all I know is her name Bertha Isabel
Tustison Steele. She died in 1962 0r 1963. They are missing when I do the search. Is there any way you can find their graves & photograph them for me Please
Added by AlabamaRose on Jun 21, 2015 2:38 PM
Lynda Puakea
Isbey Photos
Thank you, Kathy, I am just discovering this line in my husbandʻs family... the information and photos that you have posted are very helpful...Inga Louisa Jonasdotter Hylander Isbey is his 1st great grand aunt... appreciate your help...

Lynda Puakea
Added by Lynda Puakea on Jun 19, 2015 8:05 PM
Lynda Puakea
William Isbey
Hi Kathy,

Just found the photo you took of William Isbeyʻs grave stone... thank you for posting it ... he is 1st cousin 2X removed of my husband. May I use the photo on my private family tree? I always give credit to the photographers... thanks so much...

Lynda Puakea
Added by Lynda Puakea on Jun 09, 2015 6:28 PM
Debi Burrow
John Houston Delmage # 95292081
The note on John Delmage's memorial states that you submitted his obituary and parental links. So I'm wondering if you're related to him in some way or know his family. The memorial states "He served during World War II, from 1942 to 1945, as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army." My dad (Harvey K Burrow) was also a paratrooper and I believe that this John Delmage may have been the soldier who fought beside my dad and was mentioned in Stars and Stripes concerning an incident of them fighting the Germans in the Alps. I recently obtained copies of a couple of Stars and Stripes articles concerning this incident and would like to share them with his family if they are interested. I got the articles from the Library of Congress. They are in pdf form. Are you related to John or do you happen to have contact with his family? I would be glad to email them to you (or them).
Added by Debi Burrow on May 20, 2015 6:16 PM
Joyce Kelley
RE: Marion Fleming
Thanks Kathy
Added by Joyce Kelley on May 11, 2015 5:37 PM
Joyce Kelley
Marion and Dorothy Fleming
Good Morning Kathy -
Would you release my mom and dad's memorials to me? I want to add their family histories and connect them to all our family.
Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.
Added by Joyce Kelley on May 11, 2015 5:54 AM
Eva Hopkins
RE: McCool Cemetery
Thanks for asking.
Added by Eva Hopkins on May 01, 2015 2:13 PM
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