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Gary (#46950513)
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I was born and raised in Sycamore, Illinois. My folks were Leland O. Hansen and Merle F. Rohde Hansen.

I retired a couple of years ago and have spent part of my retirement trying to put together our family tree.

My paternal side of the family - Hansen and Jacobsen/Rasmussen are of Danish heritage, although the Hansens were from the Schleswig-Holstein area which was held by the Germans for some time.

The maternal side is Rohde and Mattern. Mattern in turn is Mattern and Patzschke. As far as I have been able to determine these families all came from Prussia (Germany), but I haven't had much success finding their roots in Germany.

I found this web site while I've been working at the LDS family History center. They have been "talking it up" quite a bit in the last couple of weeks. I have been adding my family's info in hopes that I can stumble across more of the family who might be doing the same thing.
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Links made. Thank you for sending the additional information--I appreciate it!
Added by paths2present on Jun 06, 2014 7:21 PM
Thank you
Thank you for the wonderful story, this exactly why I do this! Thank you for sharing! Let me know if I can do anything else.
Kind regards,
Added by Linda on Nov 26, 2013 5:42 AM
RE: Pictures
You're welcome.
Added by traycx on Oct 10, 2013 8:09 PM
Betty Richardson
Ooops...Betty and James aren't brother/sister, but are they related?
Added by Hochi on May 04, 2013 7:17 AM
Betty Richardson
I think I finished all your corrections. If I missed something please let me know.

If Betty Richardson and James Morris both have the same mother does that mean they were brother/sister (half)?

Added by Hochi on May 04, 2013 7:13 AM
James Morris
I just linked James Morris to his mother Maymie Blue Shively. Confusing family. Is Maymie's maiden name "Shivley" and she married a "Morris" first and then a "Richardson"? And is Sue Richardson Morris the spouse of James Morris? And is Sue related to Maymie, too?

I have also added some bio's and photos to the family.

Added by Hochi on May 04, 2013 7:02 AM
Sue Henry
George Willcoxson
Links for Mr. Willcoxsons' parents are in, and thank you for sending along ! Sue
Added by Sue Henry on May 03, 2013 6:35 PM
K. Vica
Marian Kovacevich
Thanks for your message. I saw your note & flower with the kind words. I believe she and Nick are buried down near Fairfield, though not sure where.
Here's her obit in case you haven't seen it.
Marian Kovacevich
Marian P. Kovacevich of Fairfield Bay died November 30, 2003, at the Conway Regional Medical Center in Conway. Born in Minnesota on January 22, 1924, she was 79. She was the daughter of the late Harold and Pearl (Daniels) Cleveland.
She was a retired secretary for Anaconda Wire and Cable Company. She had been a resident of Fairfield Bay for 22 years and she was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
She is survived by: her husband, Nick Kovacevich of Fairfield Bay; one son, Michael Kovacevich of Elburn, Ill. and two granddaughters, Olivia and Kelsie, both of Elburn, Ill. She is also survived by other relatives and her many friends.
A memorial service will be held December 5 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Fr. Tom Keller officiating [in Fairfield, AR].
Arrangements are by Olmstead Funeral Home, Inc.
(Chicago, IL) Sun Times (Dec/30/2003)
Added by K. Vica on Jul 25, 2012 10:12 AM
Jennifer Race
RE: Deloss L. Phillips
Oh my! Thank you for catching that. It is very hard to tell on the tombstones sometimes. I appreciate the correction.
Added by Jennifer Race on Mar 07, 2012 6:54 PM
RE: A. Grupp - #60972069
Sorry, just what is on the memorial. Check with the ladies at Arbor Vitae by phone or e-mail.
We have several item in common for we joined Find A Grave about a week apart, I also work at a Family History Center, I am looking for Rasmussen family members! Linda
Added by Rose on Sep 16, 2011 9:50 AM
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