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Robert Maupin Hall (#46982141)
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Bio Photo Hi-I have been interested in genealogy for over 30 years. I love old pictures and visiting cemeteries. The main lines I work on are: Berry-Ohio,Missouri. Stevenson-Missouri. Wood,Smith,Wheeler-Hauppauge, Long Island. Niederschulte-Germany-Missouri. Swineford-Ohio. The descendants of Mosias Maupin-Missouri. Girdler-Kentucky.
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Steven Keller
Hi Robert,

I just happened to find the picture of the Woolseys. Sorry, I am no relation. When I find pictures I always check findagrave to see if I can use them. I really like the memorials to be as complete and accurate as possible. These people deserve no less. Thanks for the nice message.

Added by Steven Keller on Feb 11, 2015 6:04 PM
Lucille Adams Smith
Thomas L. Maupin
Added by Lucille Adams Smith on Nov 09, 2014 12:36 PM
RE: Niederschulte #93059430
This might be a better link to the second source:
Added by Janice on Jul 19, 2014 5:31 PM
RE: Niederschulte #93059430
I've not been to the church office, but I have a copy of the Jubilee Anniversary history book that was done in 1929, and it has lists in the back. I skimmed it for Niederschultes, and added an entries for them to the memorials before I transferred them. The office might have other kinds of lists of ceremonies in the church, plus membership since the church used a democratic voting method of members-only, and things like cemetery burial required church membership. The church is across the street from the cemetery, and is a 1960s building that replaced the earlier 19th c. church that looked like a sister to all those sister churches in Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Missouri. In Garfield Heights, the old teacher's home borders the cemetery, and it is now the Garfield Heights Historical Society. That will be somewhere you'd want to go while on a visit. It has a full set of maps, newspapers, local hs yearbooks, lots of fun artifacts, and is run by friendly long-time residents. Website:

I'm pretty sure the geographic connection is going to be the churches, and specifically the Lutheran Evangelical Church Missouri Synod. They had a very specific belief system, an insular perspective, and a pipeline between specific areas in Germany and certain churches in the midwest. They also assigned and reassigned pastors within this family of churches, and my sense is that family and sometimes other parishioners followed when a pastor was assigned to go far away. Also, I think cousins followed from Germany to Missouri Synod locations, but not necessarily the location of the first immigrant cousins. So, I've found very, very familiar names in church cemeteries far away but in the Missouri Synod connection.

There are a couple online histories that give an outline of the story of the Missouri Synod, and easy and obvious links to Cleveland and St. Louis. My St. John's in Garfield Heights was a daughter church of Zion in downtown Cleveland, and pastor H. C. Schwan. He was an early president of the Missouri Synod, and the Zion church in downtown Cleveland was the site of the organizational meeting when they were deciding to separate from the Ohio Synod in 1845. My relatives from St. John's traveled to Frankenmuth, Michigan often, a hub of teacher training in the Missouri Synod, to visit cousins.

Here are a couple websites to provide context:–Missouri_Synod

Added by Janice on Jul 19, 2014 5:27 PM
RE: Niederschulte #93059430
Hi Robert - Sure, I've done the transfers. Wow, searching for them for 35 years! Well, they are in St. John's, which is a small cemetery for a close-knit German community church in what used to be Newburg, Ohio, and Independence, Ohio, and is now Garfield Heights (church didn't move, boundaries were redrawn). It's one of the older communities in the area. My father grew up in that church, and his parents and maternal ancestors are buried in the church cemetery. My ancestors were there in the mid 19th c. for the beginnings of the church, and so I suspect I'm related by blood or marriage somehow to almost all the graves there. My ancestors and your ggg uncle would almost certainly have known each other well, and perhaps were relatives somehow. I have a copy of the history of St. John's that was done in the 1920s (partially a reprint of an earlier book in German), and I did another skim of it for references to the Neiderschultes and added any info to the memorials. The only other mention of them was membership in the clubs (men, children's, musical debating) on membership lists. When you plan your trip, let me know if you need any info or other help up here in Cleveland!
Added by Janice on Jul 18, 2014 3:51 PM
Lawrence D. McCoy
RE: Berry's in Fairmount Cemetery
Okay, Lona was was my Aunt by marriage to my Uncle Pete McCoy. So I guess we're 1st cousins 1x removed.
Added by Lawrence D. McCoy on Jul 16, 2014 1:38 PM
Lawrence D. McCoy
Berry's in Fairmount Cemetery
Are you kin the Berry's you added to the Fairmount cemetery in Middletown Mo?
Added by Lawrence D. McCoy on Jul 15, 2014 10:57 AM
Fredia Laverne (Hall) Lemonds
Hey Robert!
Thought I'd let you know that there are two memorials for your Aunt in the Sumach Missouri Cemetery (Dunklin County). One is 26114387 and the other is 26114425.
Have a great day!
Tom in Memphis 47912278
Added by Tom on Apr 24, 2014 12:03 PM
No, I am not related to her. I don't know of anybody that is. Sorry,
Added by McKenzie on Mar 29, 2014 5:50 AM
Jo Ann
No relation. Sorry.
Jo Ann
Added by Jo Ann on Mar 27, 2014 7:03 AM
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