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jdean (#46942457)
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Bio Photo I'm twenty-three-years-old and live in Ohio.

I've been interested in genealogy since I was a young kid. According to my mom, whenever they would get the newspaper, the only thing I wanted to read was the obituaries!

Currently I am focusing on photographing Fountain Cemetery in Fostoria, Hancock County, Ohio.

If anyone I've added is related to you, but not me, I'll gladly transfer their memorials to you if you ask. I find it to be so rewarding getting a message from someone asking me if I will do a transfer as they are related to someone I added. Being able to say I've helped someone find their loved one--as I added them on here, is why I do what I do.

If you would like to use any of the photographs that I have added on FindAGrave, please ask for permission before taking and using on other websites. Thank you!

When I first joined FAG almost eight years ago it was to find distant relatives--and I succeeded and in the process added many other relatives. That is why I take pictures of cemeteries & post the information on the graves, in hopes that one of the deceased's family members finds the memorial and wants to manage & add to it.

If you would like a family member's memorial transferred to you, please send it via the Correction tab instead of in a message. Thank you!

Listed below are the families that I research and the areas that they are from. Below that, I have listed my deceased grandparents. Feel free to leave a flower. Thanks!

-Dean (Ohio)
-Nungester (Ohio)
-VanScoder/Van Scoder (Ohio)
-Wagner (Ohio)
-Soufflet (Ohio, Michigan, Arizona, France)
-Grosjean (Ohio)


Richard Harold Wittenmyer
January 11th, 1927 in Portage, Ohio--
September 5th, 2005 in Toledo, Ohio

Shirley Ann Nungester-Wittenmyer
July 28th, 1939 in North Baltimore, Ohio--
June 9th, 1972 in North Baltimore, Ohio

Hobart Everett Dean
September 1st, 1922 in Bowling Green, Ohio--
February 28th, 1999 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Raydene Wagner-Dean
March 24, 1932 in Wayne, Ohio--
May 16, 2014 in Toledo, Ohio

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Julie Myers Stephen
Ruch Family
Julie, wanted to let you know that the Frank Ruch who is buried in Arizona is not the right Frank Ruch. Your Frank Ruch was born May 1,1896 and died June 10,1949 in New York. Brenda has a copy of the family Bible. Trying to find burial records of Frank in New York. Will let you know if I find anything
Added by Julie Myers Stephen on Mar 24, 2016 10:55 PM
Bill Rosebrough
RE: Madison Johnson Dean
THANKS! That was a big help. I also appreciate your prompt response. At the risk of repeating what you already know, here is what I have: My 4th great grandmother, Nancy Adeline AYERS married Jacob JOHNSON, JR in 1808. They had three children: Matilda (1810-1885); Susannah (1812 - 1854); and Madison (1813-1899). She married Hiram Harrison DEAN on 17 June 1816 in Patrick County, VA. Evidently, Hiram adopted Madison and Madison took his surname. Nancy and Hiram had children: Louisa DEAN (1816-1915); Jameson Dickson (1817-1904); Elkanah Harrison (1818-1888); Abner Jones (1822-1905); Nancy Adeline (1825-1880); Henry Harrison (1827-1898); Susannah (1833-1934).

Nancy was born 30 Jan 1790 in Carroll County, VA and died 29 Mar 1865 in Pipers Gap, Carroll County, VA.
Added by Bill Rosebrough on Jan 17, 2016 10:34 AM
Bill Rosebrough
Madison Johnson Dean
Madison Johnson Dean is my 3rd great grandfather. His Find A Grave Memorial# 23625371 lists his father as Jacob Johnson. Do you know any more about Jacob Johnson - who was his father, where was he born etc.

It is my understanding that Jacob died at an early age and that Nancy Ayers then married HH Dean who adopted Madison. I have lots of info on Nancy but not much on Jacob Johnson = a dead end for my research.
Added by Bill Rosebrough on Jan 12, 2016 2:16 PM
RE: Photo requests for St. Pats, Bay City
St. Patrick Cemetery
Added by MaryK on Nov 11, 2015 12:17 PM
Photo requests for St. Pats, Bay City
I was unable to fill these requests because the office lady is very unhelpful about locating graves. She hates a list so I have found it easiest for the individual who is requesting the photo to find out the location. I have an index of existing tombstones that some nice ladies did for the Bay County GENWEB but that's for the old St. Pats where most burials are from the early 1900s. Sorry!
Added by MaryK on Nov 02, 2015 11:20 AM
Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey
Michael Enright Dean
My condolences if he was a family member, Julie. I have transferred him to you. Thank you for all your really fine work here.


Added by Dr. Cynthia Mahaffey on Oct 12, 2015 2:41 PM
Annette Ritzler Dunlavy
Edward Ritzler
Thank you very much for the transfer.
Added by Annette Ritzler Dunlavy on Sep 21, 2015 6:41 PM
Julie--thanks for the speedy updates.
Added by Deb on Jul 23, 2015 4:55 PM
RE: Howard H. Hanna
Even his daughter,my friend,has absolutely no idea whatever became of him. Her parents divorced when she was young and she never saw him again. Anything you can find would be awesome.
Added by Sherri on Jul 15, 2015 10:47 AM
RE: Howard H. Hanna
I am not sure of his middle name. I do know that Howard married Lucile Van Slyck in 1931 and that they had 4 children.One died as an infant, one passed away in 2003, the other two are still alive.
Added by Sherri on Jul 15, 2015 9:49 AM
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