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Kathy in NW Indiana (#45695505)
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Bio Photo I started researching my family history after my mother died from a hereditary disease but got hooked and have been climbing the family tree for over 30 years. I hope I have contributed to the family history for generations to come.

I am a volunteer with the Portage Community Historical Society and they have allowed me to have a genealogy and historical research area in the Goin Museum. If you have an early Portage Township family, consider donating a copy of your family history to our museum.


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My Favorite Poem

A Daisy Beside the Rose
by Diana Sue Lindley Horton

Among the many flowers, God,
Within Your garden fair,
May I, a simple daisy be
So proudly standing there.

I need not be the most admired,
Great beauty to disclose;
It's certain in Your garden,God,
Not all can be a rose.

'Twould be to me an honor,
If where Your garden grows,
I could but be a daisy -
That stands beside the rose.
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generic question on the laying down cross
Hi Kathy in NW Indy...

Do you know what the "laying down" cross on headstones represent?

see the example in Find A Grave Memorial# 117170240
for Mary Miscko, and her daughter Anna Vranka.

I noticed a whole bunch of these at the Cemetery I visited last weekend, and wonder about it.

thanks for your thoughts,
Added by ACarlson on Apr 19, 2017 6:08 PM
RE: Samuel & Abigail Robbins
That is quite possible seeing how they are similar. This is a pretty substantial marker. I'd say there are a few like this, but not a lot here. If I had to guess I'd say maybe five, but less than ten markers of this stature. If they are in your line I have no problems transferring as I am of no relation. ;) Just let me know.
Added by MissT on Apr 18, 2017 1:11 PM
RE: Samuel & Abigail Robbins
I'm unsure why she has a marker there. I entered interments in this cemetery with another contributor from the cemetery transcription book. Then we photographed the cemetery in it's entirety. I did recheck the cemetery transcription and Abigail and Samuel are listed in it. This was the last transcription done in 1987 by Owen and Faye McVey.
Added by MissT on Apr 18, 2017 12:39 PM
Marie Andersson
RE: Erlandson
Hi Kathy

Which Erlandson are you wondering about ?

Regards Marie in Sweden
Added by Marie Andersson on Apr 15, 2017 12:53 AM
Eva Hopkins
Added by Eva Hopkins on Apr 14, 2017 4:49 PM
Eva Hopkins
RE: Arellano

Is that Sharon Arellano?

Added by Eva Hopkins on Apr 14, 2017 8:30 AM
Eva Hopkins
Is that Sharon ( Adams) Arellano??
on the memorial Ronald Arellano??
Added by Eva Hopkins on Apr 13, 2017 7:43 PM
James L. Hubbard
You may wish to contact the Nationwide Gravesite Locator, operated by the VA-their records show him as being buried in the Heritage Cemetery. Thanks.
Added by GravesScribe on Mar 03, 2017 2:01 PM
Bob Ponda
Juan a Gonzalez.
You claim that Juan Ggonzalez is not buried in Heritage Cemetery in Portage indiana. Created by: Bob Ponda
Record added: Dec 14, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 173872275. Well here is his Obit. his wife and son are also buried there. So Please do your Homework and stop sending messages to delete obits. Created by: Bob Ponda
Record added: Dec 14, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 173872275. Juan A. Gonzalez, age 87 of Gary, IN passed away on Monday, December 12, 2016. He was born on April 25, 1929 in San Sebastion, Puerto Rico to Jorge and Maria Teresa (Adames) Gonzalez. He was married to Nieves Luz (Cardona) Gonzalez. He is survived by his sons, Juan (Aida) Gonzales, Jr of Portage, IN, George (Linda) Gonzales of Chesterton, IN and Orlando Gonzales of Indianapolis, IN; brothers, Severiano (Mirian) Colon and Angel (Milly) Lopez, both of Puerto, Rico; sisters, Maria Theresa (Abraham) Garcia of Gary, IN and Besnardina Colon of Puerto Rico; grandchildren, Michelle, Annie, Christy and Bobby and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Robert and brothers, Jose and Santos. Juan was a wonderful father. He retired from US Steel Gary Works after 39 years of service. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10:00 AM at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Avenue, Portage, IN 46368 with Rev. Lou Pasala officiating. Burial will follow at Heritage Cemetery, Portage, IN. Visitation will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at
Added by Bob Ponda on Mar 03, 2017 9:17 AM
Bob Ponda
George D Kamano
you claim that I have entered a duplicate. Please not that the record shows my entry was on 1-20-2016 # 157290954 and the other entry is 3-2-2017, # 176896354. so please do your homework before requesting a delete. Besides Heritage Cemetery does not own Find-a- grave .
Added by Bob Ponda on Mar 03, 2017 9:00 AM
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