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karen hamm (#47224402)
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I am a retired teacher and live in Wood River, IL. I have been actively working on my family trees since 2001. My children think I'm nuts because it only takes a cemetery,a courthouse or library to make me happy. I've walked cemeteries in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma hunting for members of our family tree, and have many more I would like to visit. I have also researched many families for my friends for fun. Wyuka Cemetery in Nebraska City, NE is my favorite because I have Great grandparents, grandparents, aunts & uncles, cousins, my parents and brother all buried there.Family names: Hamm, McIntire, Dreibus,Jacobs, Bauer, Lauderdale, Nollmann, Herrmann, Withers, Scherrer, Aiken,Ellsworth, Gaskill,and Desmond.
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Marjorie McCampbell Etchell
Myrtle Wilkerson Roe
Would you please add Myrtle's mother? Her name was Eliza Wilkerson Dyett, and her memorial # is 29435011
Marjorie McCampbell Etchell
Added by Marjorie McCampbell Etch... on Apr 06, 2015 4:42 PM
Jay Wright
RE: Tomlinson/Linson
I absolutely agree, Karen, about the shortening of the name. In fact, the patriarch of my own Maryland-to-Ohio-to-Indiana Tomlinson/Linson line did exactly the same thing, and it's possible to see exactly when he did it, right after his marriage. But he has no apparent connection to the Pope County family. And, like you, I've seen shortenings of other long surnames too. It would be great if we knew (photo or otherwise) what version of the name is used on Thomas' 1910 tombstone in Eddyville. Thanks. Jay
Added by Jay Wright on Feb 26, 2015 5:44 PM
Anna Canning
I have deleted the link to whom I thought was Anna's husband. Do you have another link you would like me to add?
Added by Melissa on Sep 23, 2014 4:14 PM
Sue K
RE: Delphinium May Della Robinson Lewis
thank you Karen for your assistance. Yes, I am researching the Robinson and Winfrey families. So you knew Della? I'd like to know more if you can. Im sorry its been awhile since I got online. I lost my husband, grandson to William L. Robinson and Lucy Winfrey.

Sue Knudsen, Seattle
Added by Sue K on Jul 21, 2014 9:24 PM
Aaron Wagner
RE: Christina Smith McIntire
All set.
Added by Aaron Wagner on Jul 07, 2014 4:23 PM
RE: Vena & Paul Young
I like being able to transfer memorials I have created to family!! I just happened to check my e-mail and there was your request. I am happy to do it so you're welcome!!


Added by Liz on Jun 09, 2014 2:37 PM
Transfer complete!!


Added by Liz on Jun 09, 2014 2:30 PM
Linda Doran
I have also sent an edit for George Thomas Burrows to his war grave in France
Added by Linda Doran on May 30, 2014 12:27 AM
Nancy Abbott
Christianna (Fritze) Biltz Hamm
Tried to send you an email msg but it was returned. Here's what I wrote:
"Karen, came across your name/information in the "Find a Grave" web site. I have been doing the ancestry research on the Rev. Franz Julius Biltz family for over 22 years. For years I thought Christine died in Concordia, MO, a few months after her daughter, Theodora was born and after her 1st husband, Rev. Theodore Julius Biltz was born. I have a copy of a letter written by "Dora" to my g g'father, Julius F. Biltz to his niece Dora Biltz who was living with her aunt Caroline Fritze and uncle Charles Fritze in Strong City, Chase Co., KS. I am not sure where I found the information on Christiane (Crystal) that she died in Concordia in 1882 but yesterday I received an inquiry saying that she remarried a Hamm.. so now am confused at the information I previously had.

I see from the 1905 Kansas Census that Dora was living in KS with her aunt & uncle....but have not been able to find any info on her mother in 1890. Dora was aged 22 in the 1905 Kansas Census, joining her maternal aunt & uncle so it appears she moved there after she grew up in the Hamm household in Oklahoma. Looking at the OB information on Rev. John Hermann Hamm, it says he married a Louise Dorothea (Fritze) Biltz 5 May 1889 in Strong City, Chase, Kansas. Am wondering if the person who wrote the OB made an error of Louise's middle name (Dorothea for Christianna), thinking that "Dora" being her daughter's nickname was a reflection of her mother's middle name...and then expanding it from "Dora" to "Dorothea".

Rev. F.J. Biltz was my gg g'father, "Dora"'s father, Rev. Theodore J. Biltz was my g g'father (Julius F. Biltz)'s brother with whom he lived with while Theodore was attending the seminary in Addison, IL. I also remember seeing Dora's letter to her uncle Julius.

I would like to hear from you shortly on what you may know about Christiane's bearings in regards to her 1st husband and daughter, Dora.

Nancy Abbott"
Added by Nancy Abbott on May 10, 2014 7:11 AM
Mina King Buchanan
Hi Karen,
Thank you so much for providing birth & death information for Mina's memorial and a correction for her first name. I am always happy to receive updates like this, however, as I was unable to verify any of this information, so before I can add this to her memorial, I will need your source providing all of this info. I ask on my profile page for source info for all updates submitted, but I know the new edit system doesn't take this into account. I will look forward to hearing back from you. Thanks.
Added by AZLITE on Apr 17, 2014 1:50 PM
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