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Austin A. Searfoss (#47646818)
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Bio Photo My name is Austin Alanson Searfoss. I'm an English language artist/educator from the Michigan/Ohio area. My Grandma and Grandpa Midtgard were two of the most influential people in my life, and after losing both of them, I decided that I wanted to know more about my family's roots. This site will help me learn more about my family, and I hope to help others connect with their relatives too.

Parents:
Ricky Thomas Searfoss
Dianne Lucile (Midtgard) Searfoss

Maternal Grandparents:
Edward Walter (Hager) Midtgard
Annabelle Wanita (Price) Midtgard

Maternal Great-Grandparents:
Charles John Hager
Hildegard Clara (Drager) Midtgard
Herluf Midtgard (Step Grandparent)

Maternal Great-Grandparents:
Charles Frederick Price
Frances Lucile (Snider) Gardner
Harold Spencer Gardner (Step Grandparent)

Paternal Grandparents:
Thomas Henry Searfoss
Harriett May (Auten) Searfoss

Paternal Great-Grandparents:
John Robert Searfoss
Myrth Leota (Frankforther) Searfoss

Parternal Great-Grandparents:
Leslie Lewis Auten
Alice Margaret (Kempf) Auten
Mary (Colon) Leonard (Step Grandparent)

Family Names: SEARFOSS(Zearfoss/Servas) Frankforther(Frankforter/Franckfurter), AUTEN(Aten), Kempf, Hashbarger, Lindley, Johnson, Rendel, MIDTGARD, Drager, Jasper, PRICE(Pryce), Good, Snider(Schneider), King, Turrittin, etc.

Countries of Origin: Germany, the Netherlands, Wales, Denmark, Ireland, United States, etc.
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Organic Farm
Robert B. Sutton
Austin,
I am writing to ask if you could please transfer management to me of the memorial for Robert B. Sutton: Find A Grave Memorial# 94931329

I would like to type in some very interesting biographical information for him from a couple old history books - and then transfer management back to you in a couple days - if that will work for you.

Thank you!!

Organic Farm
Added by Organic Farm on Mar 30, 2014 10:40 PM
TammyLewisPriebe
Marvel (Miller) Auten
Hi Austin... Nice to meet you. I came across your Find-a-grave memorial page for Marvel (Miller) Auten, Memorial# 80478084, I wanted to ask if you would please be willing to link her to her parents:

Walter Williard Miller, Memorial# 19029924
Grace (Haddix) Miller, Memorial# 26930716

I remember spending time with Uncle Russ and Aunt Marvel on holidays when I was a young girl. Thank you for adding them both to Find-a-grave. :)

Thank You,
Tammy
Added by TammyLewisPriebe on Feb 12, 2014 1:36 PM
LynnMcMo
Thank you
Austin,

I've only recently begun to research my family, and what you have shared here has been so helpful! My great-grandfather was Orie Searfoss. I've heard so many great things about him, and now I have been able to see pictures of him and his family. Thank you so much for sharing that.

Lynn
Added by LynnMcMo on Sep 23, 2013 8:06 PM
A Holliday
Family
Great work. I have been trying to research and build a family tree for my kids and grandkids. I didn't have much to go on, but this will help a lot. Thank you for all you are doing. Isabelle winkle was my great grandmother, Florence was my grandmother.

Thanks again.

Amanda Holliday
Added by A Holliday on Sep 15, 2013 9:27 AM
Pennsylvania Lady
William R Bogan
Great photo. Thanks for all you did, Pam
Added by Pennsylvania Lady on Mar 05, 2013 6:23 AM
HoosierPal
Asa Piper
Austin,
I am interested in the connection between Asa Piper and Andrew J Piper (1848-1936), who is buried in Grandview Memorial Park in Glendale, Los Angeles County, California. I had been working on an hypotesis that his parents were Simon and Sarah Piper, found in the 1860 Census in Kosciusko County, Indiana. I located the Lenawee Michigan listing for Asa Piper in 1850, 1870, and 1880. Have you any other sources for Andrew J Piper?
I don't know if you are aware that Andrew was a enlistee in the Michigan 11th Cavalry and transferred to the 8th Cavalry before mustering out in 1865.

Alan H Zeller (Hoosierpal)
Added by HoosierPal on Jun 17, 2012 8:44 PM
Sandi Litzenberg
Turrittin pics
I've loaded the pics for Eli & Harriet and I was wondering if you were comfortable with assuming that the stone next to Francis was indeed Samuel?? and if so should I go ahead and fufill the photo request for him with a picture of the family plot and one showing the Francis stone with the broken one next to hers??
Added by Sandi Litzenberg on Apr 21, 2012 10:16 AM
Sandi Litzenberg
Francis & SamuelTurrittin Family
Hi Austin.. I located Francis Turrittin for you and unfortunately, the stone next to hers, which I assumed to be her husband Samuel is broken down to the ground.. but I also wanted to let you know that beside their 2 stones was another Turrittin, Eli 1852-1923 and his wife Harriet E 1858-1932.. I thought maybe he was named after his grandfather Eli Oliver.. so I snapped a closeup pic of his stone as well as a plot pic to show location of graves.. If you want to creat a memorial for Eli & Harriet Turrittin.. I will load the picture for them.
Added by Sandi Litzenberg on Apr 19, 2012 11:47 PM
Halla Graves
Ida Louise Kesselring Coon
Thank you!!
Added by Halla Graves on Apr 07, 2012 8:56 PM
Halla Graves
Amy Kesselring
THank you so much for letting us bring her "home"
Added by Halla Graves on Apr 07, 2012 8:50 PM
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