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Sue Wilson (#46912226)
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Bio Photo I am a mother of 5 girls, stepmother of 2 other girls, grandmother of 11..soon to be 12 grandchildren. I grew up in in Wichita, Topeka, and Hutchinson areas over the years. I started my interest in my family history when I was about 10yrs old, a great aunt sparked my interest, in the 60's, and then in the 90's I began my genealogy research, starting with the bits and pieces she told me. It has become my passion, learning about families and their heritage.
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Sheila (Horn) Strickler
RE: re: William vs. Wilhelm Schaefer
Sue, here is the reply from Tom--

I got my information from the Gerberich Collection of cemetery transcriptions from about 1931. The nice picture that you added shows the name as Wilhelm and the dates match. If the creator of 62055501 would update the name and dates I can delete my listing. Yes it appears to be a duplicate.
Added by Sheila (Horn) Strickler on May 18, 2014 2:47 PM
Sheila (Horn) Strickler
RE: re: John Schaefer
I think I moved it where you asked, please check.
Added by Sheila (Horn) Strickler on May 18, 2014 7:18 AM
Sheila (Horn) Strickler
RE: re: Schaefer Notes...
Sue, Fortunately this time I did not delete my pictures after they were loaded. I will load them again and try to figure out where it is.
Added by Sheila (Horn) Strickler on May 18, 2014 7:16 AM
Sheila (Horn) Strickler
RE: re: Schaefer Notes...
I am not sure Sue about John. I just took the pictures in a row so I would possibly have family aside of each other. His should not be too hard to find if you can remember the shape of the stone and it looks like it is in front of a tree. I did not know they were numbered in that cemetery since it is so small. I still have quite a few to add, but they are all the difficult ones that are left. I hope to compare the small info on them to your list. I must say that I could not have added so many had it not been for your listing of all the names. It was an enormous help. The other photo on John's page I believe belongs to someone else.
Added by Sheila (Horn) Strickler on May 16, 2014 9:47 PM
Betty J Hartley
Leonard and Anna Maria Rickert
Leonard Rickert 62055441 and Anna Maria Hillis Rickert 62055439 were husband and wife. I have found their birth and burial records and she is listed as his wife.

Could you please link the two together?

Thank you, Betty J. Hartley, GGGG Granddaughter.
Added by Betty J Hartley on Apr 18, 2014 9:43 AM
Larry E. Barnes
Wimp - Deming marriage
My relative, Jemima Barnes, married James A. Wimp in Meade County, Kentucky. Jemima died in late 1909 at Mount Hope, Kansas. A photo of them can be found on their Findagrave page (Star Cemetery, Harvey County, Ks.). Sedgwick County marriage records show that James married Kate Deming, 55, of Colwich in August of 1911. Family notes say that this marriage was short lived. A September 1911 newspaper article seems to confirm that saying that James Wimp moved in with his daughter May Caffrey.
I have linked James and Kate on Findagrave.
Added by Larry E. Barnes on Jan 11, 2014 4:30 AM
Byron Grush
RE: Isaac Grosh
Yes, we are talking about the same Isaac Grush, father Phillip, grandfather Christopher. I have found the same link to J. Valentine Grosh by reading through the Ranck Family Genealogy. However, according to a Grush Family History written by William Bomberger (son of Elizabeth Grush, daughter of Isaac Grush, based on the family bible, the story is a little different.

from Bomberger history:
…Huguenots, or French Protestants, were forced to leave [among them was] …a family by the name of DeGrush…who went up into Holland… until the eighteenth century when Christopher Grush came to America and settled in Moravian town (now Littitz), Pennsylvania, in 1735. His wife's name, before marriage, was Kristina Elbe. They had four sons, Philip, John, David and Christopher. Philip married a Zentmeier and settled in Pennsylvania. John married a Shafer, settlement unknown. David and Chrisopher never married. Philip had three sons: ---Isaac, William and James. Also a daughter, Mrs. Eby, whose last known address was Washington Iowa. [ELIZABETH GRUSH, m. Joel Eby Jr. See Eby Family Genealogy]

Also, according to some sources (I haven't verified)Christopher (1735 or 1749) was the son of a Joseph Grush (Grosh) immigrating from Germany in 1745. See Ken Ryan genealogy.

So possibly we have two sets of Christopher -> Phillip -> Isaac. Add to this the complication that Grush may be derived from de Gruchy -> DeGrush -> Grush. However, the de Gruchy line settled in the Channel Islands of Great Britain and hence to the US, whereas the Grosh line came via Germany to Holland to America.

From Lancaster Co. Isaac moved his family to Huntingdon County, near Shirleysburg. In 1846, Isaac and Catherine Burns and 8 children traveled on a raft down the Ohio River and up the Mississippi to Savannah and overland to Pine Creek Township near Polo, IL.

I'm not convinced that my Isaac comes through the Valentine Grosh line, however, I can't find proof of the alternate version either. I will keep digging.

Byron Grush
Added by Byron Grush on Dec 14, 2013 9:25 AM
Byron Grush
Grush Grosh
My GGGrandfather Isaac Grush was born in Lancaster Co. PA in 1802. His father was Phillip Grush or Grosh. Phillip's father was Christopher Grush or Grosh. Christopher may or may not have been the son of Valetine Grosh and if so would have been born 12 January 1748 in Eichloch, Rheinhessen, Germany and married Anna Maria Ranck (born 25 December 1750 in Lancaster County, Pa. and died 4 January 1837). OR Christopher was born is 1735, the son of a Joseph Grush (or Grosh) and married a Kristina Elba, had a child Phillip who married a Catherine Zentmyer. Isaac moved to Pine Creek Township in Ogle County of Illinois in 1846.

I have a fairly extensive family tree for Isaac if anyone is interested.

Also note Grush Cemetery in Somerset Co., PA. Are any of these Grushes related?
Added by Byron Grush on Dec 13, 2013 8:06 AM
Elaine Lindoo
RE: re: John Airs
Sue: Thank you for what you sent me. I will try to figure out what I can from your info. Also Katie is buried in West Aurora Cemetery. We have her on Findagrave..Also think we have Julia. Go to Find A Grave, Search for Cemetery, West Aurora Cemetery, Kane Co. Illinois. They click on cemetery name and a form comes up asking for the name. Put in last name only Airs and you will get all Airs in the cemetery. Elaine
Added by Elaine Lindoo on Jun 11, 2013 3:03 PM
Kari Mohn
RE: re: Henry Reitzel
Thank you Sue for transferring Henry Reitzel.
Added by Kari Mohn on Jun 03, 2013 8:36 PM
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