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MaryAnn Sall (#48316972)
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Nathan Haines
RE: Haefs vs Hoefs
OK, thanks for the response.
I have another theory to put in the pot and stir it up with. :-]
A lot of the census takers were anxious to get the job done and besides that, even if they weren't in a hurry and suffering from writers cramp, a lot of them just plain had lousy hand writing. I am sure you have noticed that. The way some people wrote an a or an o in incursive writing it was very hard to tell the difference between their a's and their o's. So down the road it was anyone's guess as to which it was and some people guessed one way and some t'other.
One of my Great Grandma's had the maiden name of Iiams. Imagine that, a last name that started with two i's! You can imagine how many times that name was misspelled! Lots!
Anyway, I will try and keep an eye on who wanted it spelled which way and try to follow suit I guess, not that I will be doing too much work on that line though and may not need to lose any sleep over worrying about it.
One of my Great Grandfather's who is buried in Zion in Canby who came from Scotland spelled his name McArthur. Several people in the family decided they wanted it spelled MacArthur because it made it look more like they were related to the famous General MacArthur. Sigh. So they did that and changed the spelling.
I keep getting the feeling that we don't live in a purfict whorld. You beleeve me don't you? :-]
Added by Nathan Haines on Jul 22, 2014 10:15 PM
Nathan Haines
Herman Haefs
I am doing some research and the Haefs's tie into it. I have looked and looked at this family and am wondering if you know anything about the Haefs versus the Hoefs spelling.
I have looked everywhere and this family has the name spelled Hoefs on every single census you find them on, NOT Haefs.
Herman and his wife are in the State of Oregon death index as Hoefs, NOT Haefs.
The only place I can find them as Haefs is on their gravestone and that is the only place.
Do you think the gravestone has the wrong spelling? It sure looks like it to me. I have seen a lot of mistakes on gravestones over the years.
Added by Nathan Haines on Jul 22, 2014 7:11 PM
Dawn Schuster
RE: Bernard B. Haefs
Unfortunately I do not have much more information than what was provided on Ralph Haefs' F A G memorial however I will make a special point of looking up any information I can when in the area. I don't plan to be there any time soon but hope to before the summer is out. I will print your message and keep it with me as a reminder.

God Bless,
Added by Dawn Schuster on Jul 09, 2014 6:51 PM
Ruhe Sanft
RE: Hulda Hoefs Heller
You're welcome. Glad I could help!

Added by Ruhe Sanft on Jun 05, 2014 1:32 PM
Ruhe Sanft
RE: Hulda Hoefs Heller
Hi MaryAnn,

I called Woodlawn Cemetery (715)526-6171 and the person confirmed that Hulda is there. I made a memorial for her and linked her to Frank.

Best, RS
Added by Ruhe Sanft on Jun 05, 2014 12:04 PM
RE: Gillelands in Lyons Cemetery
It has been my pleasure. Let me know if I can be any further assistance Mr. Richey has been the biggest help, I could not of done any of the work without his help.
Gail Lyons Grier
Added by GL on Apr 04, 2014 11:27 PM

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