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Jan Dishon (#46540587)
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Bio Photo In the 1980's I started researching my Linn ancestors (without benefit of computer) but got busy with my sons' activities and put it on hold. In 1999 a cousin got me involved with my Steinberg ancestors and I have been going full speed ahead ever since.

Upon graduating from the University of Illinois my father obtained employment in the State of Washington, far from any relatives. My ancestors (after entering the USA)settled in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey - I want to experience first hand where and how they lived so I travel the country obtaining data, meeting people, seeing the sights and tramping cemeteries. I missed the "cousin experience" growing up and think that is why I enjoy genealogy so much -- meeting new cousins (who cares if they are 1st or 10th cousins)and sharing our family histories.

I am researching Linn, Gibson, Weir, Scott, Polk, Steinberg, Koerner, Mitten, Bennett, Switzer (Swisher), Slonaker, Shaw, Goff, Townsend, McCarty and Whitehead, Miller, Schroen, Glabe, Schafer/Schaefer/Shafer. I am also reseaching Dishon, Deshon, DeShon, Deschamps and Herrold for my two sons.

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Joy (Schmidt) McGregor
Joyce Peterman
Thank you, Jan. I made the change and added your information.

Joy McGregor
Aberdeen, WA
Added by Joy (Schmidt) McGregor on Jul 16, 2017 11:45 AM
Linda Claxton 💕
RE: 180681581 Ducelia Cobb
You're very welcome!
Added by Linda Claxton 💕 on Jul 09, 2017 6:20 PM
Sandi K
RE: Ann Louise Gunsallus Feldt
You are so very welcome! My mom and I have been on a genealogy road trip, and couldn't resist stopping to fulfill some requests. :)
Added by Sandi K on Jul 06, 2017 6:44 PM
RE: Nancy Inks
Perhaps that James Inks was her 2nd husband and that her first was Fawcett with a divorce in 1860? And who her parents were also and the rest of the stuff but not that her first child Sophronia was illegitimate, that seems a bit more than should be on the memorial and so are some of the details or Nancy being a prostitute in San Andreas before she settled down with Inks for good.
Her father died in Murphys but nothing on where he was buried so we cannot link him. Her stepmother also, nothing on where she was buried. Her birth mom died in NY before her dad brought her to CA.
Added by Goldrush on Jul 02, 2017 11:59 AM
RE: Buddy and Charlotte Clanahan
Thank you for quickly changing them.
Added by Shock on Jun 25, 2017 3:57 AM
RE: Clara Bennett
You would just send a request for a merge to and ask them to merge the two memorials because they are the same person. It takes about three weeks for them to get it done because they are behind. Hope it works out! Pam
Added by MidwestMom on Jun 08, 2017 5:37 PM
Michael Largent
Bethel Cemetery
Unfortunately there are two Bethel cemeteries, one in Hampshire County, WV and one in Frederick County, VA. If they were born in Okonoko and died there, then the Bethel at the Little Cacapon cemetery is the one you want.

Michael Largent
Added by Michael Largent on Apr 05, 2017 10:31 AM
Valerie Perry
RE: Memorial# 14204647 Jacob Hess
Hello. According to the article at
"While the work is being done on the cemetery, the building committee of the school board is going over plans for the new high school building..."
Apparently, the cemetery was moved from First & Center Sts. in the town of Bloomsburg to make room for the new school.
The photo of the "cemetery" you see on the Find-A-Grave memorials for the Old Lutheran Cemetery - aka the Old German Burial Ground - was taken and posted by another member but it shows the current location of the graves that were moved. They can be found at the back of the New Rosemont Cemetery in a section by themselves - well removed from the main cemetery. Hope this helps.
Added by Valerie Perry on Mar 23, 2017 6:59 PM
RE: John Bartle Memorial# 53420288
Will be glad to help you, which John are you talking about? I have three in my tree... do you know his birthdate?
Added by Alisa on Mar 22, 2017 9:07 AM
RE: John Bartle Memorial# 53420288
Will be glad to help you, which John are you talking about? I have three in my tree... do you know his birthdate?
Added by Alisa on Mar 22, 2017 9:07 AM
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