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Gayle (#47223271)
 member for 7 years, 6 months, 19 days
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Family names on my mother's side: maternal: Stochl [Stokel]; Moel [Mohl]; Broz [Brosh, Brush]; and Ilick [Jilek]; paternal: Messenger; Allen; Leighton; Gibbons; Goss.

On my father's side: maternal: DeReus; Van Hoeve; paternal: Van Dyke [VanDyk, van Dijke]; Romers

In her approximately 25 years of (pre-Internet) research, my mother Helen Messenger Van Dyke, was able to prove two ancestor links to the Mayflower on the Messenger side; one to William White [through Mary Goss], the other to Richard Warren [through Lemuel Gibbons].

Ancestors are buried in NH, MA, ME, PA, OH, IN and IA primarily.
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Brent [Epperson] Spencer
Grant & Myrtle Messenger
From where did you get the photo of Grant & Myrtle Messenger at ? Myrtle is my 3rd great aunt on my mother's side.


Added by Brent [Epperson] Spencer on Apr 16, 2017 5:40 PM
Harry Adams
RE: Sponsoring Allen memorials
You're very welcome Gayle. Joseph and Deborah and John and Amy are my wife's 5th and 6th grandfather and grandmother.

Added by Harry Adams on Jan 22, 2017 5:50 AM
Terry Start
RE: Wilhelmina Van DeKieft headstone
You are correct. Finding markers in this cemetery takes quite a bit of effort and once found it takes time to cut back the sod and to make them presentable to be photographed. They have probably never received this care before and may not ever again. It is a labor of love.
Added by Terry Start on Sep 25, 2016 8:26 PM
Ron Rader
Susan Maxwell Johnson
At New York Cemetery. Have you made plans to dig this stone up yet? I was just looking at it two days ago. I can dig it up and see what all it would take to fix it. I can at least dig it up, clean it and set it on a temporary base until you can make arrangements to have it repaired. Let me know if you would like me to do this.
Added by Ron Rader on Sep 13, 2016 6:39 PM
Rebecca E.
Transfer of George Eash
Thank you so much for the transfer!

Added by Rebecca E. on May 23, 2016 5:53 PM
Ron Steenhoek
Re Betty Van Gorp Goedert

Thanks very much for posting the obit and the edit. They helped me add to her memorial page.

Regards, Ron
Added by Ron Steenhoek on May 12, 2016 12:07 PM
Removed! mrs
Added by mrs on May 10, 2016 10:07 AM
RE: Rowe photos
You're very welcome. I am glad I could be of help to you. Chris
Added by macso on May 10, 2016 9:53 AM
Victor Diller
Dorothy Guthrie
Thanks for adding the photo.
Added by Victor Diller on May 05, 2016 1:46 PM
RE: William J. Price epitaph
Thank you for your follow up with the correct wording for the epitaph; it is now included with the caption information. mrs
Added by mrs on Apr 25, 2016 11:14 AM
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