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Holly Bonorden Jentsch (#48117861)
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Bio Photo My ancestry interests on my Dad's family are Germans: Bonorden and Knipling; on my Mom's family are Edwards and Vinson. My husbands family are Jentsch's, Kneuppers, Scheefs and Ruetters (all German families).

One of my goals is to 'connect' all the 'residents' of the Gause and surrounding cemeteries to their families buried there and elsewhere. I appreciate all the help I get from other FAG members with the connections and corrections, thank you!

Currently working on cemeteries in Milam, Burleson and Robertson Counties.

** I believe that those that have gone on, deserve to be known. This isn't about 'me' but about 'them'. All pictures are given freely to anyone to use but photo credit would be polite and greatly appreciated. Thanks!

I live in Southeastern Milam County near Gause, TX. I am happy to help with any cemetery locations near me.

**If you send me an email via the edit other and you don't hear from me then please use . I answer! If I don't, it means I didn't get it! Thanks ***

**I have no problem transferring pages outside the FAG guidelines but you MUST have an email address. I understand 'disabling' your messages on FAG but please send me a private message. ***

You was here but now You've gone,
You've left your name to carry on,
Written in stone or just pages in time;
There is no real death until you are forgotten,
So let those that read this remember you often.
***Forget You Not******

I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.

Author: Native American Prayer.
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Hi Holly, I noticed a post you left for William Gorman and wonder if I could be related to your Vinson family. My Vinson family came to Mississippi from North Carolina. William and I firmly believe our Vinson families are related but we haven't been able to prove it yet. My Dad did the Ancestry DNA test and his results are on Would love to hear from you. Veloyce
Added by Veloyce on Apr 16, 2017 3:37 PM
Vicki Ragan Harris
RE: Frankie Coldiron Hill
Thank you!
Added by Vicki Ragan Harris on Apr 11, 2017 1:15 PM
Vicki Ragan Harris
Frankie Coldiron Hill
Thanks Holly for adding my Aunt!
Added by Vicki Ragan Harris on Apr 11, 2017 10:53 AM
Vicki Ragan Harris
Wanda Warren Headstone photo
Thanks Holly!
Added by Vicki Ragan Harris on Apr 06, 2017 6:29 AM
William Gorman
Vinson Ancestors
You mention in you bio that your mother's line were Vinsons. My gg-grandfather was HH Vinson. He moved his family from Choctaw County, AL to Milam County, TX in 1875. After 1900, he and all his living children moved to Ellis County. His brother WR Vinson joined him in Milam County in 1885 and more of his descendants remained there after HH's family all moved away.
Added by William Gorman on Mar 31, 2017 3:51 AM
William Gorman
Minna Denker
Thanks for your help with the duplicate memorials. I am not directly related to this family but was doing the family tree for my cousin's wife and these Denkers are her ancestors.
Added by William Gorman on Mar 31, 2017 3:47 AM
Craig Manson
Ethel Whiteside

I have suggested two edits for this memorial: (1))add her maiden name (Manson) and her spouse (Pvt james Whiteside, same cemetery). These are based on census records (1920 thru 1940) and Texas county marriage records. By the way, I am a descendant of two long-time Rockdale families. The Sanfords came to Milam County in the 1850s and the Mansons arrived in the 1880s! Thank you for your great Find A Grave efforts!
Added by Craig Manson on Mar 29, 2017 5:25 PM
Judy Blacksher
William Benjamin Glover, Jr.
Hi Holly...Death Certificate shows his birthplace is Kentucky. Where did you get your info. Thanks.

Judy Blacksher
Added by Judy Blacksher on Mar 19, 2017 1:20 AM
Christine Johnson-Williams
Clara Ann Kemp Robinson
Just wanted to thank you for the information.<3 Thank you for the work you do!
Added by Christine Johnson-William... on Mar 13, 2017 11:30 AM
McShane/McShann/McShan family
Thank you for the information about this family. I was able to find a mistranscribed death certificate for the father J. McShann and send a request for a fix to the index. I send a lot of these to the state and they change them quickly for me. I made a memorial for the father based on the death certificate as it lists Greenwood cemetery the same as his three little girls. I have also been unable to find a death location for Maggie. I have linked the girl to their father and sent an edit request for a link for the little girl in Texas. I did not change the last names on the memorials as you requested due to the fact that all the other documentation since their deaths list the family with the spelling of McShane. Spelling was very fluid back then. So I have kept the spelling from the death certificates for each one but since they are all linked to their father everyone is finable. It appears the family had 4 more children one son and 3 daughters that were alive in the 1920 census. I will attempt to find them and link them up as well. Thank you for the heads up about the death date of the father. I would have never found him in a casual search but with your death year I was able to try all kinds of name misspellings until I found him. He was ultimately listed as J.J.M. Shane.
Added by ChuckNorris on Mar 08, 2017 12:18 PM
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