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Tyra Janszen Larson (#47041446)
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Holly S
John Mclaren
I found out he is in South Park, but I cannot find any record of it.
He may go by Joseph Mclaren, Johnnie Mclaren, or just John Mclaren..
Added by Holly S on May 22, 2013 6:05 PM
Holly S
Hi Tyra !
I was wondering if you knew where or could find where my great grandpa is buried ?? You have a picture of his brother's grave (Claude McLaren) and picture of his parent's grave (Ollie McLaren and James Allen McLaren)
My great grandpas name is John J. McLaren he was killed in Houston Texas and I was told his tombstone says 1903 - 1945, but his birth could also be 1902. Thanks =)
Added by Holly S on May 22, 2013 3:30 PM
Diana
Henry Chester Schutze
We haven't attended any of the Richter Family Reunions in several years due to Diana's illness. However, she is doing somewhat better these days and we hope to see an invitation to the nest one if we haven't already missed it for 2013. Our new mailing address is 112 Redbud Lane, Lake Jackson, TX 77566. We noticed the names of our children and one has changed. Katherine Julia Ann Schutze Salazar. We now have 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. We would love to update our family's information to whomever takes it in. We don't know if you are in contact with Sarah Ann or Gordon, but Edra is now living in an assisted living home in Pearland, TX. We visit her frequently and her spirit is up and she is doing pretty well. Sarah Ann is a grandmother now with 5 grandchildren but it will be a while before Gordon is a father-in-law...hahahaha God bless, Henry & Diana Schutze 01-20-2013
Added by Diana on Jan 20, 2013 1:58 PM
Diane
RE: Echolean C. Ackerly
Hey Tyra,

I got an email from Find a grave saying you had sent me a new message, but I do not see it on my page of messages. Can you resend it? Thanks you, Diane Coleman
Added by Diane on Oct 19, 2012 12:52 PM
Judith McCune
Freytag/Janszen
Hello. I'm distantly related to you through the FREYTAG family. Audrey Jeanette maiden name was Freytag, and my great-grandmother, Barbara Freytag Nachlinger, was, obviously also a Freytag. If you would be interested, I have a fairly complete Freytag genealogy. My e-mail address is GOMACjdm@aol.com.

Judy (Nachlinger) McCune
Added by Judith McCune on Sep 03, 2011 9:20 AM
AJ
Janszen Connection
I am fairly certain that your branch of the Janszen family tree is the same as mine. My immigrant ancestor was August J. Janszen, who came from the Town of Mintewede, Oldenburg County, Germany in 1960. August Janszen, Sr.'s parents were Otto and Elizabeth (Schumacher) Janszen.

Born in 1840, August traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio via Baltimore with a brother, perhaps named Joseph or Hermann. He settled in Cincinnati, where he later owned an operated a company called A. Janszen & Company (1875), which was a large wholesale grocer who later became the supplier for the independent "Dot" Food stores). He had three wives (Louise Bernens, Mary Altenau, and Annie Lemker), all of whom pre-deceased him. His father, Otto Janszen, died in 1850, and Otto is buried in the catholic churchyard in Mintewede. August Sr. had seven children who survived infancy (Joseph, Kate, Benjamin, Henry, Lawrence, Marie, and August Jr.). Henry Janszen (1885-1945) was my great-grandfather.
Added by AJ on Jul 29, 2011 3:12 PM
Diane
RE: Echolean C. Ackerly
Hi Tyra,

Thank you so much for putting on the information about Echolean's parents. Echolean had a twin sister named Virginia Alice Zollman Shaner. Virginia died on 21 Mar 1889 and is buried in Stonewall Jackson Cemetery in Lexington, Virginia. Several Zollmans and Ackerlys also in that cemetery.
Echolean's two daughters were Minnie (1869-1891) and Allie Summer Ackerly (1873- 1936.
Minnie died of an abcess after surgery to fix what sounded like an appendectomy or a ovarian cyst. They were living in Schuyler, Colfax Co.,Neb. then. The family had moved there from VA. abt 1885.
Allie must have been a "free spirit" for her day. She became an actress and changed her name to Virginia Zollman. From family lore, I've heard she was married 3 times, once to a man named Collins. She died in Chicago, Ill. listing actress on her death certificate and was not married at the time.
By the way, I found Sky Pilot on Ancestry! Except he is under "rayman". He is the one who had listed Echolean on his tree as having died in Pearland. That's how I found her on your page. But I didn't know that they were the same person. I also wrote him a note on Ancestry over the weekend. He said that he would scan some pages for me from a book about the cemetery that is now out of print. Such a nice thing to do!
I feel that it was just my time to find Echolean. I have spent so many hours looking in Neb. and Va. and MO. for her grave. Never in my wildest did I know they moved to Texas, because David died in MO. No one doing Zollman research knew the answer either. Lots of people have confused her with her twin's death date on Ancestry. I kept waiting to find out the real fact about where she was. So thank you for putting her on Find A Grave!!!! The Zollman's and Ackerlys were so involved with huge families and intermarrying cousins. A lot of them moved west after the Civil War in VA. It was such a priviledge to find out the exact location of the Zollman family Cem. as the land is not owned by the Zollman's anymore. Found a Zollman kin living in Lexington who could give me the name and phone of the property owner then I had to get permission from him. When we finally found the correct place there were no tresspassing signs all over the entrance which wandered up a long lane. But, all turned out okay. The owner evidently doesn't want people just nosing around his property looking to find the graveyard. So, I was the first to get pictures of the graveyard to post on Find a Grave and on Ancestry. Several people wrote to thank me for doing it, and I was so glad to be able to do it.
It's been great connecting with you! Hope you will add her girls to her site and maybe something about her having a twin and marrying a man who was her cousin and also a twin. (Their mothers were half sisters.) :)
Diane
Added by Diane on Apr 11, 2011 11:02 AM
Judy B. Forgos
RE: H. H. Janszen
You are welcome.
Added by Judy B. Forgos on Apr 11, 2011 9:18 AM
Diane
Zollmans
Also, I have put Echolean's parents on Find A Grave- Henry and Elvira Shafer ZOllman, Zollman Cemetery, Rockbridge Co., Va. :) Hope we can link them now up with her!
Added by Diane on Apr 07, 2011 7:37 PM
Diane
Echolean C. Ackerly
Hello,

I have been looking for Echolean's grave for several years and so glad to see that you have it! My husband is related to her husband, David Gardiner Ackerly. David is buried in the Confederate Cem. in Higginsville, Mo.
I have done so much research on the Ackerlys and also Echolean's parents, Henry and Elvira Zollman. Got to visit their graves in the Zollman family Cemetery (now on private property) in Lexington, Va. last June. The Zolamns and Ackerlys had some marriages to cousins. David's mother and Echolean's mother were half sisters. Echolean also had a twin named Virginia Alice Zollman (Shaner). So both Echolean and David had a twin.
Could you put me in touch with "Sky Pilot/" as I see that name listed on her site. Also it says first interment. Was she moved? I believe that on the very bottom of her stone in the picture you can see the words, born in Rockbridge Co., Va. David and Echolean had 2 girls and moved to Colfax, Nebraska about 1880. Then David turned up in MO. at the confederate's home. I do hope that you can fill me in some more of this story or can put me in touch with someone who can. Thank you so very much. If you would like to see more about the Ackerly's I have put them on Find a Grave under the state of Virginia (Rockbridge Co.)
Diane Coleman
Added by Diane on Apr 07, 2011 7:34 PM
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