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Velma Jesser (#47805129)
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Bio Photo My paternal JESSER and JANTZ ancestors left Germany in 1833 to go to Russia in response to the request of Catherine the Great for farmers to develop southern Russia (now Ukraine). From Russia, they came to the USA at the turn of the century and settled in OK and later CO. My maternal PHILLIPS ancestors trekked from RI to PA to OH to KS and MICHAEL ancestors moved from IN to IA to CO. I've researched ancestral trees so that I have over 7,000 names entered in FTM with some German branches back to the 1400s. I love the unending search for answers to clues, especially when they fit the puzzle.
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Jantz and Nonast Families:
All of the Jantzs and Nonasts, that I've made suggestions for are all buried in Custer county, Okla. Thanks for your attention to these memorials.
Added by CallenRL on Mar 17, 2014 3:49 AM
Leon Barton
Jesser Grandparents
Your Grandma and Grandpa Jesser have been transferred to you. They should be with family. Enjoy!!!
Added by Leon Barton on Aug 13, 2012 11:44 AM
Leon Barton
Phillip & Christena Jesser
Phillip & Christena Jesser have been linked as husband and wife. Have a great day.
Added by Leon Barton on Aug 13, 2012 11:37 AM
Rita Collvins Mayfield
Emelia Littke
Hi Velma,
Thanks for the death date. I appreciate your taking the time to send me information about additions and corrections to the memorials. Remember that any you are connected to in any way, I will be happy to transfer.

Added by Rita Collvins Mayfield on Aug 12, 2012 8:31 PM
Rita Collvins Mayfield
I did not look for the church elsewhere, just couldn't find any sign in the area of the cemetery. The information on the cemetery was provided by the two who wrote the cemetery book for Washita County. I had no personal knowledge myself. I am glad to find out that the ruins are still there, even if they are 1/2 mile from the cemetery. I will change the information to reflect your information. Check it out and let me know if anything else needs to be changed.

Thanks for the corrections.

Added by Rita Collvins Mayfield on Jul 29, 2012 3:10 PM
Rita Collvins Mayfield
John and Kathrene Janaz
I transferred John and Kathrene to you since they are your ggrandparents and made the change on the name Jonoz to Janaz. I did not use your suggestion "Only ruins of the church remain today." rather than indicating that there are no signs of the church, because there are no ruins of the church remaining to be seen.


Added by Rita Collvins Mayfield on Jul 29, 2012 1:21 PM

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