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James Allen "Jim" Rogers (#47306950)
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Bio Photo I have been a member of the Colorado Genealogical Society since 1981. Transfers will generally be made per F-A-G's guidelines, but I will surely consider transfers if you're a closer relative than I am. Please state your relationship. I am related in some way or another to all these memorialized people. If you have a transfer request, additional information, corrections, or links to add, PLEASE use the EDIT button on that person's page. I will be glad to make the changes if your information appears accurate. Life is short, so please don't quibble over trivial things.
If there is a duplicate memorial that I don't know about, please contact me so the issue can be resolved.
If I have made a factual error in a bio or caption, or posted an incorrect photo, please let me know so it can be fixed. I am glad to do so.
Please do NOT post obits as photos. Abstracted information can be added to the bios. (We can thank the Disney folks for lobbying to freeze many published items at a 1923 cut-off date. (Just Google it!)
Also, please do NOT post headstone images from other websites unless you have PERMISSION to do so. We do not need copyright violations! Without permission, I will ask FaG management to remove the images.
I welcome any additional information about the relatives for whom I maintain the memorials. I am assembling data for my Rogers clan, with a proposed title: "Descendants of Adam (Rogers)." Please share what you know. Let's hear their stories! Thank you.
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Patty Gessley Ament
Mack and Anna Peetz
You're very welcome.
Added by Patty Gessley Ament on Jan 17, 2015 12:02 PM
RE: Martha A. Creason Burger
No, I am not related to Martha. I do add obituaries as I run into them or try to look them up if there are no obvious family ties but other possible family buried in the same cemetery lot.
I have lots of entries in the Grand Island City Cemetery that I work on.
Added by diaNEB on Jan 09, 2015 5:14 PM
RE: Alvah Rogers and Lydia Williams
Thanks for the heads up. It had gone to junk mail. I'm going to now.
Added by MJMS on Oct 10, 2014 2:35 PM
Alvah Rogers
I am a direct descendant of Levi Williams, brother of Lydia Williams who married Alvah Rogers. Thank you for the information. I am ordering the obituary from the Geneva Public Library. A minor correction - I believe that Betsey and Roswell were Alvah's children, not siblings. Have you seen the extraordinary article on the Rogers family from 1977 in The American Genealogist 53:217-224? If you think it is flawed, I would really like to know and why. I would also like to know if you can shed any light on Lydia's family of origin. There is a vast difference of opinion between the data from our distant relatives in NE Ohio and what has been printed. If you are interested in communicating on this, I would be happy to give you my email.
Added by MJMS on Oct 10, 2014 11:59 AM
Anne Mount West
RE: William Henry Allen
You are welcome.
Added by Anne Mount West on Sep 01, 2014 9:18 PM
RE: Henry Allen military medallion
I would suggest submitting a photo request and ask for a picture of the flag holder.

Added by Mike on Aug 05, 2014 10:57 PM
Mame Fisk Rogers
Mary Frances Fisk Rogers is my Great Aunt. I descend from the only brother - there were six Fisk Children. I live in Omaha, NE.
My parents visited Lea Palmer and Lea exchanged letters with my Mother(Darlene Fisk Boardman) and after she passed, with my Mother's sister (Beverly Fisk Koerner). I have them linked on Find A Grave. I believe Frances's daughter was Sylvia Jossul born 1948 - that's all I have for her. I would gladly exchange information - there was a son Bob - who raced - I have googled and acquired some information on him - his son wrote my mother before she passed - Robert passed in 1996 in Oklahoma.
Mary Boardman Hanke
dau of Darlene Fisk Boardman
dau of Carl B. Fisk
brother of Mary Frances Fisk Rogers
children of David & Lizzie(Trulock) Fisk
Added by OmaHanke on Jul 18, 2014 6:24 PM
Dennis Harmsen
RE: More Durant Cemetery
Jim: The main Iowa State Historical Society is in Des Moines. Iowa City has a branch, because it was the first capital in Iowa, however they just might help with microfilm newspapers. I know for awhile, they had budget cuts. I started my family genealogy in 1982 and when computers and the internet came about, I did a search on my surname and all the screen were a list of websites, one had "Fehmarn" listed. When I clicked on that link, I was taken into a database showing a list of Harmsens. I saw my great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather's names listed. I clicked on the Home button and discovered I was in a website called Fehmarn Genealogy. On the home page was the creator's name, email address, home address. I email the person to say my family was listed in the database and could help with my family who came to the USA. Very long story short, he was the creator of this website, his family members coming from Fehmarn. He compiled a huge database of all who every was born, died and married on Fehmarn from the beginning of time. He took five trips to Fehmarn, took gravestone pictures in all the cemeteries. Again, a long story, but I worked with him by collecting information on all those from Fehmarn here in Iowa, starting with my family and many others who lived in Durant, also in Davenport and Clinton. I took gravestone pictures and mailed them to him for him to post to his website. For over 10 years, I email him a list of info for his database. Again, spending a lot of time at the historical society research obits. I found many, many family members and many who came to the USA to Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota. I wouldn't have half the family info if not for his website, so I owe him a lot. Sad to say, this man who created the website just stopped doing anything. I would email him and get nothing back. I can still log into the website with my username and password, but nothing is being done, no changes. I know he's alive, but has had health problems in the past, plus he runs a company in Miami, Florida and loves to travel and take pictures. If I find anything about the Wilton library, I will let you know. Thanks for your note and much luck to you and your research.

Added by Dennis Harmsen on Jul 07, 2014 8:15 AM
Beverly Witmer
RE: Mathilda Schafer Reimers
Done, sorry, I didn't mean to put it on twice.

Added by Beverly Witmer on Jul 06, 2014 4:48 PM
Dennis Harmsen
RE: Durant Cemetery project
Jim: Thanks for your nice words. Yes, a big project when undertaking obit research for over 4,000 names. For the Durant area, there was once a Durant newspaper. I asked about the paper at the Cedar County Historical Center in Tipton and was told the public library in Wilton might have them. I have yet to go there and see what they have. Papers I have used mostly are at the Iowa State Historical Society here in Iowa City and I'm so grateful to have this right here in town. I spent so much time there in the years past, they should give me my own parking space! I did not make copies of the obits. Cost at one time was ten cents. Now it's 25 cents a sheet. I can not afford to print out 3,000 sheets. I'm not Donald Trump! All I really needed was the basic info for my Excel spreadsheet on those buried in Durant. I kept all my work, but didn't make copies of the obits. It wasn't until last fall that I started working on F.A.G., and as you know, obits can be added. Some obits can be found at the newspaper online website, up to a certain year, then they get deleted. I've been to some funeral home websites also to obtain obits and get those posted to the memorials. At the Historical Society, there are a number of newspapers for the Durant area, Davenport, Muscatine, Tipton, but I found the best one to be Wilton. Davenport cuts the info down, due to space, but Wilton adds everything one needs to know. Davenport newspapers are not available from 1939 to 1960, so I was going to the Davenport public library (basement level) to research all those obits. All Davenport newspapers are available there. One can also go to the Rock Island public library for research if they lived on the Illinois side. I also access three websites for info, Ancestry, Family Search and People Search. Ancestry is a paid site, and I use a friends account for that. Again, not a Donald Trump. There are several past burial books listing Durant. One book is in the Davenport library. I have gone through them all and there are many, many errors. I've seen the WPA listing also with tons of errors. Some people took these past cemetery books and put them all on F.A.G., so now I'm going through it all to offer corrects. Someone got ahold of the actual Durant Cemetery burial books and all I can say is, what a mess! You would think it would so simple to log a name into a book, but no. Some people put the parents names in for the child, put birth date in for the death date, maiden name instead of married name. Bless them all for their efforts and for having the books to begin with, but sometimes I wonder if I still have hair on my head at the end of the day, but I keep at it. You have some wonderful pictures on your memorials.


Added by Dennis Harmsen on Jul 06, 2014 4:28 PM
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