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Teddi Kella-Fuller (#47407489)
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Bio Photo During the summer of 2010 I began to research my biological family tree. It has been extremely addicting!

On my biological father's side I have found that I have 15 ancestors that were passengers on the Mayflower-

4 Brewster: Elder William Brewster, my 10th great grandfather and his wife. Also two son's Love & Wrestling my 9th great grand uncles.

4 Fuller: Samuel Fuller my 9th great grandfather, and my 9th great grand uncles Edward Fuller and William Fuller. Also, Mrs. Edward Fuller.

3 Eaton: Francis & Sarah Eaton my 9th great grand parents, along with their infant son, Samuel, my 8th great grandfather.

4 Billington: My 9th great grandfather Francis, his parents Eleanor & John; my 10th great grandparents, and my 9th great grand uncle, John.

A few of my direct lines cross twice. I also discovered that about 437 years ago I have direct ancestors in common with my husband through the Mayflower Fullers. My husband's surname is Fuller so this means we are 12th cousins.

I am also researching my sister's father's Duffey, Earlywine, Jefferies, and Bay ancestors and my brother's Personett(e) ancestors and my mother's Kohler/Kolar, Ballas, Miller, Ellwood, Devore, Penrod, and Barrone ancestors.

Sept. 1945 My mother was born in New York City. She never knew her biological father. She was born out of an affair and was adopted within the family.

June 2015 I had my DNA tested through Ancestry and I immediately had a match to a 2nd cousin, matching 236.0 cM, who was not in my tree... In reviewing this 2nd cousin's tree it was clear that the connection HAD to be through my mom's biological father (whom we know nothing about). I was a DNA newbie and I had NO IDEA what I was doing... After researching how to use DNA to find biological parents my quest began to find my biological father and my mother's biological father. I started researching how my DNA results can help me. I joined a few groups on Facebook that have others doing the same thing and give great advice.

Dec. 2015 A member on the Facebook group, DNA detectives, suggested that I build a mirror tree. I had to recreate my 2nd cousin's tree by making this "mirror tree" and attach MY DNA to her, the home person, in that tree. In creating her tree I had to research it as far back and as deep as I could. She did not have many people in her tree to begin with... Many many hours were spent on this project!!! The goal was to then hopefully get a DNA "hint" match to someone on Ancestry that I shared a hint/leaf with in HER "mirror" tree. I was pretty sure I was working on my mother’s biological father’s line. So, much of my work was spent adding names and ruling out men who could not be my mom's bio father-- because of their age or ethnicity. All the while hoping that I would get a DNA hint match to my "mirror" tree.

Feb. 14th 2016 I checked my mirror tree and sure enough I had an ancestor hint to someone!! Then literally 2 days later I had another. So all my work was finally paying off. I cannot tell you my excitement!!!

Then I researched how the connection between me, my 2nd cousin match, and other DNA matches, through the hints, would look on paper. I added the two other matches to her tree and I worked backwards to fill in as much as I could on my paper connection. To be 2nd cousins there can only be so many different possibilities so I ruled out the obvious and keep going. This led me to Mary Miller, Eliza Ellwood's daughter with Barnabus Miller. I began adding links on Find a Grave to her family, especially after finding her photo on Ancestry... realizing my mother greatly resembles her.

Subsequently, I am so close to solving this mystery. It's amazing to me that there is no one alive to tell me anything about who my mom's biological father is but that DNA could solve the mystery in the end!

March 30th 2016 I got confirmation that Quintin S. Sykes, the man my mother insisted was my bio father, IS my bio father. His daughter, Sueanne, sent me a message telling me she finally got her DNA tested and I was to guess, “Who do you think is my top match?” That’s right me!!!!! She had her DNA tested through www.familytreedna.com I had already uploaded my DNA there so I immediately logged in to look at my matches. Sure enough, there she was, my top match too! We match 2246.16 cM. After we first met, in 2001, I was pretty certain we were half siblings but it is satisfying having proof. As a result, DNA proves that I have one half-sister and four half-brothers. It took me 49 years but I am finally sure who he is, who I am!!

Whew, oh yes, I am a special education teacher and I'm married with one son and a step daughter.

Familial links, corrections, transfer requests or updates can be sent to me by using the SAC (Send A Correction) feature located under the EDIT tab in the upper right corner on each memorial page.

**** I will happily transfer a memorial if your relationship to the person falls under the F.A.G. four generation (direct) lineage guidelines (or you convince me :-). If you are unsure of these guidelines please refer to the FAQS on the main page of FindAGrave.

**** You CAN use any of my photos for not for profit means. You can reproduce any of my photos as long as you cite my name as photo by: Teddi Kella-Fuller and the entire link to the F.A.G. memorial page the photograph is displayed on.

If you are thinking about getting your DNA tested too please use my web link to save 10% off Ancestry's DNA test click here to save and order yours today!.

Thanks!

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My Facebook: www.facebook.com/teddi.kella
My Ancestry Username: Teddi1414
My GEDmatch Kit Numbers:
My kit # A110540
My son's kit # A968050
(I match him with 3,454 cM-63 segments)
My half-sister's kit # A704588
(I match her with 1,703 cM-61 segments)



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Roseanne Kocinski-Fowler
Pearl Manner
Pearl Manner... again.... you can add the obit to the memorial page..
Added by Roseanne Kocinski-Fowler on Jun 24, 2017 6:49 AM
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Pelagia Potocki
Pelagia Potocki obituary.... you can add the obituary yourself..... I am not able to add this myself...
Roseanne Kocinski-Fowler
Added by Roseanne Kocinski-Fowler on Jun 24, 2017 6:48 AM
Anonymous
RE: Michael Kollar photo
Yes I will add the photo to Michael's wife's memorial. You're welcome.
Karen
Added by Anonymous on Jun 15, 2017 5:10 AM
Photoman
RE: Edward J. Lenahan, Sr
I need your support. I need your donation to help with my expenses
Five dollar donation to my paypal crystalgunns38@yahoo.com would help with yours and
upcoming request and any you may have in the future. My service is prompt and i take the
extra effort. I find locations and clean up weeds around site for better pictures. Thank you
for your support.
Added by Photoman on Jun 14, 2017 9:16 AM
Robert Adrian
Henrietta Eda Prell Kohler
I am very happy to have received your request for the transfer of Memorial #135806990, "Henrietta Eda Kohler, nee Prell" to your management.

rca
Added by Robert Adrian on Jun 13, 2017 5:50 PM
Alvin Poole
RE: Penrod Photos
your welcome, Alvin
Added by Alvin Poole on Jun 13, 2017 6:44 AM
Tamara YC
RE: Henrietta Eda Prell Kohler
You're very welcome.
Added by Tamara YC on Jun 13, 2017 5:50 AM
andiema
RE: Ida Nora Saville Buss
You are most welcome.
Added by andiema on Jun 12, 2017 9:14 AM
Romper90069
Mary Kohler
Hello,
If you can call Holy Cross Cemetery @ (310)836-5500 for the grave location I will get the photo for you! Do not email because they will not reply. I would call for you but since I am probably the only regular active volunteer there I have made many many calls to them for locations and they are very annoyed with me. Please send it to my member page as I go 2 times a week. James
Added by Romper90069 on Jun 11, 2017 6:15 PM
John Otto
RE: John Zumbrunnen
Hello Teddi,

I did use the Edit Request. I sometimes follow up an Edit Request with a "Suggest any other correction or addition" to let the memorial manager know the source of my requested update.

With regard to your follow-up question, I am not related. John Zumbrunnen was the father-in-law of my daughter-in-law's 2nd great uncle, Willia Adrian Tschudy. Willis was married to John's daughter Emma.

Thank you for making the change. Also, thank you very much for all the contributions you have made to Findagrave.

John Otto
Va. Beach VA
Added by John Otto on Jun 08, 2017 10:08 PM
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