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Peggy {Kramer} Herrington (#47157617)
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Bio Photo Hello, I enjoy researching my family roots. The families that I try to research are Kramer, Prater, Miner, Hollinsworth, Wiese, Bruhn and Sumpter. If you have connections to any of these, please leave me a note. I would love to share information and possibly some photos.
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Kathy Muncy/Snider
RE: Henry & Sarah Lawrence
Thank You for your reply...I have just started researching her family so don't have a list done yet but if I find anything else I'll surely send it.
Added by Kathy Muncy/Snider on Apr 23, 2015 4:44 PM
Kathy Muncy/Snider
RE: Henry & Sarah Lawrence
I didn't know if you had seen this before, I found it on Family search.com



From the Ames Daily Tribune, Ames, Iowa 30 Dec 1940 Iowa Brothers Separated 49 Years; Live 120 Miles Apart "Des Moines, IA (U.P.) -- Two Iowa brothers, separated for 49 years, have pledged to see each other often after persistence overcame years of unsuccessful searching and brought them together. They are Henry Lawrence, 52, a Des Moines coal miner, and Ernest E. Jacobs, 51, Iowa City. The two men spent most of their lives within 120 miles of each other and Jacobs once slept in Lawrence's bed without knowing it. In 1891, their mother, a German, who could neither speak nor write English, was widowed at Cedar Rapids and unable to support the two brothers and two sons and a daughter by a previous husband. She agreed to the adoption of Ernest by an Iowa City couple named Jacobs, agreeing never to see the child again. Several year's later she took the rest of her family to Des Moines, where she married again. Henry's father was named Lorenz, but his mother's third husband understood it as Lawrence and wrote it that way, and the mother was unable to tell that it was incorrect since she could not read. And she told Henry that his brother had been adopted by a family named Jacobsen. The Jacobs family told the adopted brother of Henry's existence and both men began their search. After years of heartbreaking experiences in looking up Jacobsens and Lorenzes, Lawrence was in Iowa City for a visit and decided to look up an Ernest E. Jacobs. The two men paled when a rapid checkup by Lawrence disclosed their search was ended. Jacobs said his hands were shaking three hours later so that he could not shave. Once Jacobs had rented a room near the Iowa State Fair grounds at Des Moines. Lawrence was working in the Minnesota harvest fields at the time. When he returned, his landlady told him: 'Henry, a boy from Iowa City stayed in your room during the fair and he looked enough like you to be your brother. If he isn't, he ought to be.'"

Added by Kathy Muncy/Snider on Apr 12, 2015 8:45 PM
Kathy Muncy/Snider
Henry Lawrence's wife
Henry Laurences wife in your picture was my great Aunt Sarah Ann Nixon Born June 1888 In Des Moines, Polk,Iowa Daughter of George Robert Nixon Sr. Of Chester Le Street, Coxhoe, East Hetton, Durham, England and Barbara Colling. just in case you didn't already have the info I have much more if wanted....ks58tn@gmail.com
Added by Kathy Muncy/Snider on Dec 30, 2014 8:28 AM
John Hardester
Hardester headstone
Thank you Peggy for taking this photo for me. I really appreciate it!
Added by John Hardester on May 30, 2014 12:00 PM
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Sgt. Cecil J. Cash
Thank you for your nice tribute to Sgt. Cecil J. Cash.
Added by ZIOCK63664 on Jan 04, 2013 4:15 PM
Russ M
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Peggy
Thanks for the photos of the Marcoot memorials I appreciate your help
Russ Marti
Added by Russ M on Dec 10, 2012 10:47 PM
Bob Orr
Pleasant Mound, Bond Co., IL
Thanks for the tombstone photo of George M & Clara Frances (Demoulin) Hudson.
Added by Bob Orr on Oct 09, 2012 1:21 PM
Debbie Waynick Perry
Lucille Brasure Waynick Skaggs Headstone
Thank You So Very Much For The Picture of My Aunt's Headstone. It's so nice to see she has one.
Thank You Again
Debbie
Added by Debbie Waynick Perry on Mar 27, 2012 7:40 AM
Michael Stephen Jackson
re: Alvin Paul Kley
Dear Peggy,
Thank you so much for filling my request. Yours in Genealogy,
Michael Stephen 'Steve' Jackson
Added by Michael Stephen Jackson on Mar 26, 2012 8:17 AM
Linda Marsden Thomas
Thank you!
I appreciate the photo of Robert's headstone.
Added by Linda Marsden Thomas on Mar 26, 2012 7:14 AM
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