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EahLena - Maria (nee Contreras) Balcom (#46916456)
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Bio Photo I've been happily married for 21 years and love life and my family.

I've actively researched genealogy for the past nearly 16 years. The last 8 1/2 I've posted and managed 5 online family trees on I've taken genealogy courses through Boston University. I've been writing poetry and stories most of my life and have written many biography projects for other people. I have a passion to reconnect people with their ancestors and believe by knowing our family roots and the lives of those who came before us, we can truly come to know ourselves in new and wonderful ways.

I love my country, keep up with current politics and am very politically active. My hobbies include growing exotic fruit trees from seeds, writing, digital photography, computers, collecting ancestors photos as well as collecting old & historic newspapers and of course... eating dark chocolate!
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Barbara Orlando
August Schweiger
I checked with the sexton at St John the Baptist Cemetery and there is no burial listed for August. The earliest burial for a Schweiger is 1891 for a Peter Schweiger. The sexton said I should check St Lawrence Cemetery for earlier burials. Johann 1796-1872 is buried there.
Added by Barbara Orlando on May 19, 2014 5:08 PM
RE: Biography of Alva Boyer
His aunt opened the first library in Lewiston, and I'm thinking that it may be that one. Her library efforts eventually turned into the library system for all of Lewiston. Pretty cool!

It may take me a while to get there. I live an hour away from the city, and don't get there very often. And, I'm usually overloaded with other things that need to be done while I'm there. But, I'll get to it eventually!

Added by Natalie on Mar 29, 2014 2:41 PM
RE: Biography of Alva Boyer
I would be happy to check at the library in Lewiston one of these days. I don't make it into the city very often, but I've wanted to see that library. It may be the one that my husband's aunt started. We're recent transplants to Idaho, so I still have a lot of things to see!

Added by Natalie on Mar 29, 2014 12:43 PM
RE: Biography of Alva Boyer
Thanks for the nice compliment! I'm not often called an angel! Not sure that the name fits, but I appreciated it!

The bad thing about the Lewiston paper is that it doesn't appear to be included in the search engine. Many others are though, and one or more of the papers in Spokane sometimes picked up the news from Lewiston and Clarkston and reprinted it in their papers. I did a search for Margaret Boyer, and nothing showed up. Same for Everett, but you may have better luck.

Added by Natalie on Mar 29, 2014 12:34 PM
RE: Biography of Alva Boyer
I just checked online, and the Lewiston paper from August 1918 isn't online. The closest I could find is Sept. 1, but there was nothing in that paper about Margaret. Here is a link to the newspaper archives, in case you want to take a look.

I don't have any connection to the family, but if I stumble across something, I'll let you know. I'm the coordinator of the Nez Perce Co. IDGenWeb site, which is why I'm working on the biographies to begin with.

Added by Natalie on Mar 29, 2014 11:46 AM
RE: Parents of Alva Boyer
You are very welcome! I have a biography for Alva that I'll send when I get it edited.

Added by Natalie on Mar 29, 2014 10:46 AM
Pepple family photos
Hi! I purchased some Pepple family photos at a local antique store (Eugene, OR) Jesse "Owen" Pepple, his brother Floyd, their dad Ransom "Frank" Pepple and uncle John. If you are related and interested in the originals, just let me know! :)Jessica
Added by jessicado on Jan 02, 2012 2:03 AM
Charles E. Carroll
Wear vs Ware Cunningham
Wear was the spelling James used in official Missouri records that I recorded.
Added by Charles E. Carroll on Oct 13, 2011 6:59 AM
Charles E. Carroll
Family Connection
I took a look at your memorials and now see your husband's connection, Elijah V. Cunningham. I have wondered what became of Elijah.
Thanks a million for posting his memorial!
Added by Charles E. Carroll on Oct 12, 2011 6:05 PM
Charles E. Carroll
RE: Head Stone of James Wear Cunningham
Sorry about the focus. I did not take the photo. It was sent to me.
The first line at the top: JW Cunningham
Jan 2, 1859
I'm not sure what it says at the bottom. I guess I should find out. Thanks for the reminder.
If you need any geneological info on the family, let me know. I would like to know how your husband connects to James.
Added by Charles E. Carroll on Oct 12, 2011 6:00 PM
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