Before I become the caretaker of my parents' genealogy research, I had no idea exactly why it became such a passion for them. I have a much better understanding now. Combined with their love for travel, their searching for answers motivated them to visit many countries (proudly 67) and cities to look for the missing links of their family trees. They did all this research beginning in the late 1970's just into 2000 when genealogical information became very accessible on line. They would have loved the sources we can now tap into—but would have missed out on the romance they found together in their travels.
It is rather ironic that, starting out as what I felt was a family obligation to carry on my parents research, I have now been bitten by the same genealogy bug. Also, being a nuclear family unit in Southern California, where my father landed his first of a long history of work in aerospace, we didn't grow up with any relatives—all being in Michigan. Now, here I am researching many of the relatives, that in a different set of circumstances, I would have had as a part of my life.
If any of my relatives stumble upon this bio, please contact me. Both Donald and Eileen (Groesser) Hennrick are not of this world now but I'm sure they would appreciate your saying hello. You will not find them in any cemetery since they chose to have their ashes combined and laid to rest over the Pacific Ocean.
I'd appreciate it if you would ask permission before using any photos that I have added to this site. If you use them anywhere else, please just site me as your source.
I welcome any additional information or corrections you have about a memorial. I will review it for accuracy and make the changes. Just let me know your relationship when you do and perhaps how you came across this information.
In the book of life, our loved ones are not lost to us unless they are forgotten. Reconstructing Family Trees helps in a very small way to keep them connected to us.
Searching for surnames: Hennrick-Muskegon & Traverse City Michigan, Henrich-Waibstadt, Germany, Grosser-Germany, Groesser-Suttons Bay & Traverse City, Michigan, Thoreson-Glen Arbor, Michigan, LaValley-Michigan, Lavallee-French Canada, Storger-New York & Michigan, Stoerger-Germany, Keech-Michigan
Hennrick Family I have nerve condition caused by surgery(It could have had opposite results) The funeral was this morning,enough had problems just get going and was hit up by a committment that had to be addressed before I could leave.So did not make it. I had known Ken's family and had also known Frank's son (Ken L.'s brother's son) as well.
RE: Mistake Melissa, Yes it was Jan.19. It made the Record=Eagle. The three oldest went to East Bay Elementary School with me. I graduated with his son. Youngest daughter was a friend until she went to Florida.
RE: Grandpa Hennrck My second response is attempting to say what I meant. If you did not know, Kenneth Lee Hennrick passed this week.I knew his children. He has a granddaughter same name. Assumed too much.
RE: Dills headstones I have added a caption to the multi headstones to let you know who they are and the inscription from John and Elizabeth's headstone. It might take a day or 2 for Find A Grave to get it posted. :o)
RE: Headstone Photo Virgil Dills Thank you.. I was on my way home from photo shooting, and I decided to check the FOG list on my smart phone and the name was there. I was very close to the grave so I decided, why not.. That worked out nicely..