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Teresa Ginther (#47474498)
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Bio Photo I am originally from Fort Atkinson WI, moved to New Port Richey, FL when very young and now live in Eridu, FL. My husband is from Washingtonville, OH, also moving to New Port Richey when quite young. My mother has researched family history for years & I am becoming more interested as well. I joined findagrave due to a recent visit to several Leetonia, OH cemeteries where I took tons of my husband's family grave pics. My husband's father was adopted by Harry C and Virginia M Ginther in 1945 and very little is known about his birth family, other than a half-brother he found a few years back, Bob fitzgerald, in Delaware, OH who has since passed away. If anyone has any information about this, please contact me. My family names: Reich, Wegner, Engsberg, Orn, Schimelpfenig & McFarlane. My husband's family names: Ginther (Guenther), Riles, Harrold, Fronk, Lesher & Ready. Thanks so much & happy researching!
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Annette Gee Ford
Louis Franks Grave in Bristol
I visited the Bristol Cemetery to photograph the grave of Louis Frank that you listed on FindAGrave, I found a small aluminum marker about 4" x 6 " with Louis Frank's name on it. It was leaning against a grave with a headstone that could not be read, so I assumed that was Mr. Frank's grave and photographed it. However, I decided to brush off the headstone to see if I could read it for a better picture. Upon brushing it off, I discovered it could be read but it was not Louis Frank's grave. I could not find a headstone with his name but there are many in the cemetery where the engraving is gone. E-mail me if you want a pix of the aluminum sign. Annette Ford
ageeford@yahoo.com
Added by Annette Gee Ford on Mar 11, 2012 4:09 PM
DJ Csikos
Fitzgerald puzzle
Good morning Teresa:
Just thought I would check in to see how you are doing. Don't know if you know, but you can order birth certificates from the State of Ohio. There is a order blank on-line (abt $20.00).
Don't know if you can get James due to the adoption, but you can get Robert's. It would list his father, his age, current address & profession. If you know all that, you can order Robert Sr's cert for his parents. By tracking them you may get clues to the location of Sr thru the years (also siblings of Sr)
Akron Public Library is very good about sending obits if you have a death date (assuming his parents were in Summit Cnty)
I have no info other than he existed & that which you sent to me
Dianna Csikos
Added by DJ Csikos on Jan 31, 2012 7:52 AM
DJ Csikos
RE: Marcella
That would explain why she is buried with her uncle; don't know anyone researching in Medina. FYI: Medina County has a small town atmosphere, neighbors see a lot.
You might try to see if some of the neighbors of her parents are still living there; don't ask outright, just ask about more info about her parents & then bring in their children & see if you get some of the nitty gritty
I stopped to see a family who had lived in the area where my grandfather lived (they were cousins -- I went for their family); ended up with some unsvory information about grandpa...drinking, fast cars, fast women--etc
You never know.
Dianna
The old backdoor standby; I uderstand that your family lived next to my husbands grandparents, can you tell me about them? Church activity, farming, grange, quilting?
Dianna
Added by DJ Csikos on Jan 10, 2012 8:05 AM
DJ Csikos
RE: Marcella
Were you able to get the original birth certificate for James? I know that some are available, but not sure of the time period. But it may list James's father. Don't know the rules about finding said cert without him asking for it.
I do not think that Bowman is the father...got his obit & says stepson (see below)

NO problem with quesions, just that I did not "know" the family.
We were part of the Law family for only 15 years & mostly knew Grandpa & his immediate family (2 sibs had no children & the other -- the kids had moved to California...no contact)
Am headed for Medina tomorrow to gather some obits there. The Gazette has an index on-line if you did not find that yet. Since the family lived in the strip of land that was Medina and got transferred to Lorain, many of the obits are in both County Newspapers. Elyria as been a belssing because a lot of the obits are on Ancestry in the newspaper collection
Dianna

OH--Elyria Chronicle Telegram...13 Mar 1950
AUTO-TRUCK CRASH IS FATAL TO SPENCER MAN
[PAUL R BOWMAN: 28] MrsMarcella Bowman of Spencer busied herself about the house last night awaiting the return of her husband Paul. Instead of his arrival there was a telephone call telling of his death in an auto-truck accident near Poplar Bluff MO, earlier in the day. The report stated that the car in which Bowman & three others were killed, skidded on the highway & collided with a truck driven by Delter Reed 37, of Oklahoma City OK. Reed told police that the car skidded in front of his vehicle. According to MrsBowman, her husband, who owned his own truck, had gone to Chicago IL, to pick up a load which was taken to St.Louis. Saturday he called his home from St.Louis & told his wife to expect him Sunday evening. She said she did not know her husband was doing riding in the car but that she supposed that a group of truck drivers had gone for a ride together.
Bowman served with the 148th A.A.A. Bn. during the war in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre & his body will be buried in Arlington cemetery following services at the Roy Perry Funeral Home, Washington DC, Friday or Saturday. The body is being shipped direct to Washington.
Surviving Bowman, besides his wife, the former Marcella Burton of Grafton, are a stepson: Robert James Fitzgerald-7; 5 sisters & 5 brothers-all of around Washington D C; The Bowmans came to Spencer from Medina last September.
Added by DJ Csikos on Jan 09, 2012 5:15 PM
DJ Csikos
RE: Marcella
Good morning Teresa:
Figured I should give you the direct line that I have for James. That way you can trace connections as made on Find A Grave; there is little additional info. You likely already have it...but I don't know for sure.
My notes contain census, birth, death, SSDI, obits & other stuff like WW1&2 draft, passenger lists if found etc

James Lee son of Marcella Burton & ?Rob't Fitzgerald
Marcella Burton dau of Victor Burton & Ida Law
Ida E Law d/o Joseph Law & Theresa Haury
Joseph Law s/o Jacob Law & Agnes Laundenberger
Jacob was the only child of Mathias Law & Mary Metzger---both born in Germany; Mary died there
Dianna
PS Hope this helps some
Added by DJ Csikos on Jan 08, 2012 8:11 AM
Beverly Sprowl Teibel
RE: Marcella Bowman
I don't think I am related to most of the people I put memorials on Find A Grave for. I usually add obit's and memorials for people around my family who have passed. If I'm taking photo's for a stone, I try to take them for people close, or even if it's a small cemetery, I just snap pic's for all of the stones, then during the winter, when I have long nights to sit inside, I set up memorials. If I write an obit from the newspaper, I usually just set up memorials for every one else in the same paper.
My Grandfather was the best...and I miss him as much today as I did then. So I figure everyone is missed by someone, so thats why I add them all.
Thanks for the kind words....if you ever need information for someone in Medina Co., I still have tons of people to add and obits to type in...let me know and I can see if I have anything on them.
Added by Beverly Sprowl Teibel on Jan 08, 2012 6:13 AM
DJ Csikos
RE: Marcella
Teresa:
I don't know any of the people I am researching, only going by what paper work I find. Did that with all the work I have done.
Don't know why she is buried with her Aunt & Uncle, but for years I was closer to my Aunt than my father or adopted mother.
Dianna
Added by DJ Csikos on Jan 07, 2012 7:27 PM
rdhdmomx4
RE: Marcella Bowman
I'm sorry I did not know Marcella, I took the picture of her stone at a local cemetery. I got her obit from our local paper, ( I have a subscription to the old papers) and the links all came from the other find a grave member u spoke of requesting me to post them. I'm sorry I can't be of more help. I am adopted as well, so I would of liked to help u, but the info I have posted is all I have.
Added by rdhdmomx4 on Jan 07, 2012 5:49 PM
DJ Csikos
More info about Marcella
The lady named rdhdmomx4 is doing all of RidgelawnCem; seems she is not related just entered the data. I have written to her to have additions made, she did them.
Beverely Sprowl Teibel left a flower on many of the same memorials that I have (all family members)---I did not ask her if she was related, you can contact by clicking on her name under the flower.

I did not yet delete my copy of James memorial, you will notice that the spacing of mine is different from the spacing on yours.
You have extra spaces at the bottom of the note, you can go back into the BIO and delete all the spaces, but leave the cursor on the line under the text. If you end it at the end of the text, there will be no space between the BIO and the Family links lines. Just something I figured out from lots of entries.

Question about the BIO---is it accurate?

Common practice is something is sent and you use it, is to write a note saying thank you to ___ for the text, for the links or whatever. Partly to show that you did not create that part yourself.

Theodore--wed Luella; he is the uncle of Marcella. Her mother was Ida Law, Theo & Ida are siblings.
I am doing descendants of Jacob & Agnes Law...I have found 387 people so far; not all have died so are not in Find A Grave
Dianna
Added by DJ Csikos on Jan 07, 2012 4:12 PM
DJ Csikos
RE: Thanks!
You are most welcome. I visit Ancestry, do not have my tree posted there (due to all the complications) The only place I have posted my research is here on Find A Grave.
I have Betts, Yokes, Hall, Collum, Tidd, Law families that I have added. They are all linked but only 3 generations at a time. I have added obits, parents names, marriage information as I find them. Military info too.
Have only been working on the Law's for a few months but have had some general knowledge for a long time.
I use Rootsweb family trees (there is a lady named Mennell who has lots, you can see a pedigree, you can also see a decendency & print them too. She has found lots of obits & placed them on Rootsweb. She also has information on Ancestry, but not too many of the obits.
I search Ancestry all the time. I also use the LDS site FamilySearch.org; some of the families are there too. THEY HAVE the Ohio Death Certificates from 1908-1953 so you can see them, copy them, print them for FREE (My favorite word)
I have not been able to locate anything about the father Fitzgerald

When using Rootsweb or Ancestry trees, I search for a couple as parents...lists all the children in different trees. You can compare data listed to see if there are differences or something additional (like full date, place or name) that others do not have. then you can look at indiciduals to see their family group sheet, or the tree itself. Love to check the sources, sometimes everyone uses just one source--BEWARE some researchers do only partial work.

Not sure if I have added this to Find A Grave yet or not, but got Bowman's obit...
BIO-OBIT----OH--Elyria Chronicle Telegram...13 Mar 1950
AUTO-TRUCK CRASH IS FATAL TO SPENCER MAN
[PAUL R BOWMAN: 28] MrsMarcella Bowman of Spencer busied herself about the house last night awaiting the return of her husband Paul. Instead of his arrival there was a telephone call telling of his death in an auto-truck accident near Poplar Bluff MO, earlier in the day. The report stated that the car in which Bowman & three others were killed, skidded on the highway & collided with a truck driven by Delter Reed 37, of Oklahoma City OK. Reed told police that the car skidded in front of his vehicle. According to MrsBowman, her husband, who owned his own truck, had gone to Chicago IL, to pick up a load which was taken to St.Louis. Saturday he called his home from St.Louis & told his wife to expect him Sunday evening. She said she did not know her husband was doing riding in the car but that she supposed that a group of truck drivers had gone for a ride together.
Bowman served with the 148th A.A.A. Bn. during the war in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre & his body will be buried in Arlington cemetery following services at the Roy Perry Funeral Home, Washington DC, Friday or Saturday. The body is being shipped direct to Washington.
Surviving Bowman, besides his wife, the former Marcella Burton of Grafton, are a stepson: Robert James Fitzgerald-7; 5 sisters & 5 brothers-all of around Washington D C; The Bowmans came to Spencer from Medina last September.

Also Marcella's:
BIO-OBIT----OH--Elyria Chronicle Telegram...18 Nov 1974
MARCELLA T BOWMAN: 53; of Young Dr-Lodi, died Saturday [11-16] at Akron City Hospital following a 2-yr illness. She was born 3 Feb 1921 in Grafton & had previously lived in Spencer & Litchfield. She moved to Lodi 4 years ago. She was previously the owner & operator of Marcie's Restaurant in Litchfield.
She is survived by a son, Robert Fitzgerald-Lodi & a grandson.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon [11-19] at Parker Funeral Home Lodi.

Will have to look at her memorial to see who listed her, but many of the Lorain County cems have been read by volunteers who went out and copied every stone. I have been requesting lots of the photos; some were already there, some were not.
I do know who is on the stone with her...will look them up and send you memorial numbers & give you a relationship to her.

Having a great weekend thank you, love helping people 'find' their families.
Dianna
Added by DJ Csikos on Jan 07, 2012 3:48 PM
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