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Vanessa (#47255729)
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Bio Photo Elementaty school teacher and then genealogy librarian for over 17 years in Houston, Texas. Retired to the Brenham area recently. Have researched my Mother's Southern roots from Texas, LA, AL, SC, NC, and back to VA and Father's German heritage. New member of Washington County Genealogy Society; member of FG for 5 years; member of the Jay Family Association for ten+ years and the NSDAR for 20 years. Enjoy cemetery research and connecting families.
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Bobbi Broeniman
Luise Bartelt
Hi Vanessa,
Thank you ever so much for the additional on Luise Bartelt and her life............ sure do appreciate your help.
Bobbi Broeniman
Added by Bobbi Broeniman on Jun 15, 2016 8:52 AM
Gale Boetius Perez
RE: Irwin Henry Fuss (142648808)
Hi again Vanessa, thank you and only if it's not too much trouble. I'm researching my great-uncle Sven August Tullberg and I'm not sure if he was married to "Anna" or "Margaret." People changed sometimes used their middle names, and Anna's middle initial was M so the Margaret Tullberg who Irwin lived with when he was six could also have been known as Anna.
Added by Gale Boetius Perez on Nov 11, 2015 8:28 PM
Gale Boetius Perez
Irwin Henry Fuss (142648808)
Hi Vanessa, I am researching Irwin and found the photos you posted on his memorial. He was living with his aunt Margaret Tullberg in 1910 in Morris, WI. Irwin's mother was Amelia Caroline Hansen. I wondered if you knew the first name of her sister Margaret's husband, who had died by 1910. Thank you :) - Gale
Added by Gale Boetius Perez on Nov 09, 2015 3:53 PM
Runner Mary
RE: Wilhelm Kiekhaefer #118314039
Hi Vanessa, There is no "Mother" with him. He is next to 4 people named Suelflow-Augusta, William, Anna and Martha. No one else by him with any name even close. Maybe father of Augusta? Mary
Added by Runner Mary on Oct 15, 2015 8:32 AM
Don Lynch
Otto Kieckhaferş
Bio updated. Thanks! Don
Added by Don Lynch on Oct 11, 2015 3:50 PM
Joe Santacroce
RE: Rudolphus S. Smith

I have the Dutch Reformed Church Baptismal Record copy showing Valentyne (Felter) Smith and Sussanah Depuey as the parents of John which would be RSS grandparents if that is what you are referring to.

They have all been published online (Ancestry) and are available with a quick search.

With regard to the DNA. I have a number of matching 2nd, 3rd, and 4th cousing that either have private trees or no trees at all that have refused correspondence. So you wonder why bother other than their own curiousity of what region they are from which is fine. But then why take from my tree and not return and email. Sometimes frustrating.

If you need any info and I have it or can help let me know.

Added by Joe Santacroce on Sep 27, 2015 1:41 PM
Joe Santacroce
Rudolphus S. Smith
Hello Vanessa,

It's been a couple of years but I am still at it and I see you are too. I am glad to see that.

You might be pleased to know (and might very well already know) that Poplar Grove Cemetery is in incredible shape now. We also have a website and a new association maintaining it. There is a short video on the History Page that I think you might find interesting if you have not seen it.

I did not have time for a while but I am back trying to catch up on my Ancestry work. My wife and I also submitted for DNA about 2 years ago and have actually met several 3rd and 4th cousins through the use of it along with quite a bit of information. I'm sure it will prove more useful as the database grows.

All the best,

Joe Santacroce
Newburgh, NY
Added by Joe Santacroce on Sep 23, 2015 1:16 PM
Nancy W
Smiths Cecil, Anna, Lenora
Hi Vanessa
I have made the changes to the records as you have indicated. It did not find Wellington Township in Monroe County Wisconsin for Cecil but I went as far as I could with that change. Are you interested in me transferring these memorials to you? I am not related.

Added by Nancy W on Aug 26, 2015 5:47 PM
Robert Sage
Hortance C Smith
I posted her death cert and sent you come changes per her death cert.
Added by Robert Sage on Jul 04, 2015 5:05 PM
Betty Radugge
Changes you requested have been made to their memorials.
Added by Betty Radugge on Jun 27, 2015 8:16 AM
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