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John L. Poling (#46790570)
 member for 12 years, 5 months
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Bio Photo I am a native resident of Dayton, Ohio, son of Myron Dale and Emma Lucille (Smith) Poling. My favorite hobby has always been genealogy, but I started seriously studying my roots in 1993. I am single and retired after 30 combined years of service with the Montgomery County Clerk of Courts & Prosecuting Attorney offices. I enjoy entering information at Find A Grave. I have worked on entering information on many cemeteries including the following six cemeteries; Vernon Baptist Cemetery, Clinton County, Ohio; St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, North Star, Ohio; Roxanna Cemetery, Roxanna, Ohio; Mount Holly Cemetery, Mount Holly, Ohio; McKnight Cemetery, Spring Valley, Ohio; Spring Valley Cemetery, Spring Valley, Ohio; also I worked on entering information on Sections A, B, C, and part of Section D, of Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, Ohio. I like to research a persons name and add a small bio where possible. Please contact me with corrections / suggestions / links for my entries. Also contact me if you would like me to transfer a memorial page to you.

Thought - If you take time to proof read your work, and do a little research on the person you are creating a memorial page for, you won't receive dozens of edit requests!

Thank you for taking time to read my bio.
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Gary Kroeger
Find A Grave Memorial# 71022551
I am not sure why my suggested addition to the subject memorial was rejected. I am sure that this subjects father was Find A Grave Memorial# 100158887 Joseph Peter Krebs. The subject memorial even states his father was Peter Joseph (names reversed but same person. Wife Mary Debis however her memorial is also in error and I have sent a message to the owner of her memorial.
Added by Gary Kroeger on Oct 01, 2017 5:30 PM
Jen Willis
RE: Requesting a photo...
John thank you for looking this up for me. Here is my grandmothers memorial page number 32549939
Added by Jen Willis on Sep 17, 2017 9:36 AM
Michael Dahms
RE: Flora Anderson
That was just to add to the bio of her parents where you listed all of their children. I haven't found any memorial for her, just the death record i sent.
Added by Michael Dahms on Jun 28, 2017 7:24 PM
Jen Willis
Requesting a photo...
John, Thank you so much for all that you do. I have just seen my grand mothers grave site for the first time. I wanted to know if you could help me since you were so kind as to upload my grandmothers site. Her son my uncle who passed before I was ever born should be buried next to her. His name is William John Thompson and passed the year before she did which would be in 1970 possibly. He was born I believe in 1948. Could you please please see if he is there. I am in Missouri and unable to do this myself.

Kind Regards, Jen Willis
Added by Jen Willis on Jun 01, 2017 8:50 AM
Daniel Jackson and Mary Hurley
Then you and my husband are cousins! They are my husband's 3rd great grandparents, through their son Daniel who removed to Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Very compelling family!
Added by Suzanne on Apr 28, 2017 9:34 AM
Linda J. Morris
RE: Simison
John, I know I have already taken full advantage of you and just can not ask anymore from you. I thank you so very very much. I do believe you do more for Find A Grave than anyone else in Ohio.

Thank you,

Added by Linda J. Morris on Apr 02, 2017 6:40 PM
Linda J. Morris
RE: Simison
Tried to email you by the email you gave me is not accepted. So, if you don't mind, I will give you the information here.

The Simison family I would like to have are the following:

Edwin 17436418
John 17132032
Laura 17435685
Osa 17436350
Robert 17435655
Walter 17436382
William 1731995

I found a lot of names that I knew but could not honestly say I could add anything of value to them. Ohio was ground zero for many of my family. All of them in a hurry to claim their land grants from the Rev War. lol

I do appreciate this John, I did get a lot of information from your memorials that I did not have and it would have taken me so much time to find even if I could.

I would love to go back to Greene and Montgomery Counties but if I will ever is doubtful. I live south of Phoenix, AZ and spend most of my time wandering around here.

Thank you so very much again

Added by Linda J. Morris on Mar 31, 2017 12:35 PM
Linda J. Morris
John, Will you do me one more favor, please if you give any of these families up, could I have them please. They all come from Samuel Knight and Hannah Cain. Me too. Anyway, I have never got to put up their history on them and it is rather good. The Knight family came over with William Penn in 1680. Samuel Knight m. Hannah Cain, daughter of Daniel Cain REV WAR and he turned around and married for the 2ed time to Samuel's sister Sarah. You have done a lot for me in the past with my other family, the Schnepp's. They all lived in the same area at one time.

Thank you for doing such a bang up job on the Simison's. I love your work.

Linda Morris grandaughter of Lora Edith Knight.

Find A Grave 47181309

Added by Linda J. Morris on Mar 21, 2017 10:51 PM
Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester
RE: Cyril Jarka
Thanks! 😊😝😝
Added by Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester on Mar 19, 2017 6:24 PM
Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester
Cyril Jarka
Thank you for giving me Cyril's middle name. How did you know that?? Cyril was my Grandmother Elizabeth (Jarka) Januchowski's nephew. Thanks again!
Added by Cindy (Nekvasil) Hester on Mar 19, 2017 10:26 AM
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