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Wally Garchow (#48488580)
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Bio Photo Born in Detroit (parents were also both born in Wayne Co., MI) in 1947, my family moved to Yreka, California, in 1957. By 1968, my family had settled in Sacramento where I remain today. I have no children and discovered that my, unknown to me, ancestral families might benefit by my looking into them. My ancestors became my children. My first little excursion resulted in a self-published booklet To Know Their Names, 1988

Most of my family research has concerned my mother's ancestry (Coupland, Goshorn/McNeal, Pitsenbarger/Fry, Mendenhall/Pearson, York/Slade) which resulted in a vast amount of information on the families of Darke Co., Ohio, where her mother's lines went back to before just before 1820 and some of those came to America as early as 1650. Her father came from Huntingdon Co.,PA, where his German/Irish families had settled before the Revolutionary War.

In the last six months I have finally, thanks to LDS FamilySearch and Find-A-Grave, begun to put together some background regarding my father's families. However, they all came to America after the Civil War speaking German and settled in western Wayne Co., MI (mostly Livonia). As I do not speak or read German, I will be unable to trace his lines back in time, but what I have found in America so far has been engrossing, to say the least.

Should anyone want more informatrion about my mother's ancestral families, PLEASE let me know. If any of you can contribute/share about my father's families or have ancestral information conerning the Garchows and Ludemans, I am, as they say, ALL EARS.
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McClure Family
Hi Wally,
Have been trying to get in touch with you but the email I have keeps coming back.

Please contact me through Find A Grave, would like to talk to you!

Descendant of Robert McClure
Added by Patsy1945 on Feb 08, 2015 7:26 PM
Just a note to THANK YOU for all the information on the Pitsenbarger's (however spelled)you've gathered & put on Findagrave & other places as well. It's been a huge help for me (descended from Jacob & Peter thanks to the 1st cousin marriages of 2 of their children)! (I tried the email address but it doesn't connect)
Added by Tpeterson on Oct 12, 2014 3:58 PM
Ken Rouston
re: Robert Peace
Wally, Robert Peace is buried in the Oakridge Section, Lot 450 at Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit.
Added by Ken Rouston on Sep 19, 2014 8:26 PM
dd mathews
Wally, I transferred the Garchows and other relatives of yours to you. They are clearly your family and you should have the right to change or update their information. If I have any more of your relatives just ask for the transfer.
Added by dd mathews on Jul 28, 2014 6:31 PM

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