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Donna (#46855607)
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Bio Photo First off....FEEL FREE TO USE MY PHOTOS OF HEADSTONES in your family trees...they're the last photos taken of our loved ones' time on this earth....The writing on headstones will fade over time but these pictures on findagrave will not.....

I've been doing our family genealogy for about 6 years now. I started my journey by looking for the ship my Grandfather came over from Yugoslavia on. I had the information on my Grandmother, but I could never find Grandpa's. Two days ago, on November 10, 2006, I finally found it!!! What a joyous moment for me! Because of my quest to find my family, I've been able to trace my husband's family back to Stephen Flanders (thanks to all the Genealogy books and family trees by Flanders family members), the Mansfield's back to Samuel (1804), and the Wolff's (Wolf, Wolfe) back to the 1700's. What a journey! I am really hooked now on finding our family. All four of my Grandparents were born in Yugoslavia and Lithuania. My parents are the first generation American. Needless to say, it's going to take me a lot longer to find MY roots! I really enjoy walking through cemeteries and taking pictures of unique headstones and the headstones of veterans. I take a picture of EVERY headstone of Flanders, Wolf, Wolfe, Wolff, Mansfield, Josephites, Josephitis, Juozapaitis, Altabas and other family names that may be relatives, because I know that someone--somewhere--is also looking for them. If you are a relative of any of my postings and want me to add family information, please e-mail me. I know how important the names of spouses, parents and children are to any information on my postings are a big help!

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John Dawson
I have researched the family back into France (Alsace) and Germany, across the River. The original spelling was L-I-N-C-K-S. My mother is Elva Rose Lincks descendant of Fredrick, the cival war veteran. The first Lincks ancestor I have records of were Johannes Lincks and his 1st wife was Anna Margaretha Krebs and his second wife was Maria Barbara Drez. They were both born in 1702 and Maria in 1710. Nicholas and my Fredrick were descendants of:
Johann Heinrich Lincks (b.25 Mar 1739) in Klingenmuenster, Bayern, Germany, who was married to Christiana Elizabetha Bitteruff the daughter of Johann Adam Bitterhoff and Louisa Catharina Emrich. They had 8 children one of whom was Johann Jacob Lincks (Be very careful since there were two Johann Jacob Lincks born roughly the same year). Our Johann Jacob Lincks was born 15 Jan 1772 and married Eva Margaretha Fuchs in circa 1798. She died circa 1815 and he married Madelaine Keller. Our relationship was via Johann Jacob Lincks and Eva Margaretha Fuchs. They had 11 children and Nicholas and Fredrick were 2 of them. I have the French and German census' as well as the baptisms and birth records. All of Johan Jacob's children were born in Niederbetschdorf, Bas-Rhin, Alsace, France. I hope this helps clear up the L-I-N-K/L-I-N-C-K-S spelling. I, too, have seen so many variations from Lynx to Linch. The enumerators and immigration officials had no idea the mess they created and spelled the names as they heard them. John
Added by John Dawson on Jul 07, 2017 1:58 PM
4 the love of family!
Thomas Wier Minon/Florence Thursey Tipton
Hello Donna!

Hope you are are having a lovely day! I would love to have, Thomas Wier Minor, Sr. #27828395 and his wife, Florence Thursey Tipton Minor, #27828396 into my care, find a grave member, #47946375. I also have the rest of this family!

Sincerely, Cousin Mariellen (Molitoris) Mierzwiak

Added by 4 the love of family! on Apr 13, 2017 3:07 PM
Pam Cain
James Converse
The birthdate you have listed for this James Converse is the birthdate of James Converse son of Israel Converse. I can send you the birth record to support my findings. Thanks Pam
Added by Pam Cain on Mar 30, 2017 7:07 PM
Margaret (Stivenson) Krecota
I added a tombstone for Arthur and Ruth Stivenson - these are my parents. Is there any way that I can control the information for my lineage? I am still learning this system and could only add my brother to my father until I get "approval" I would also like to add him to my mother. Thank you
Added by Margaret (Stivenson) Krec... on Mar 30, 2017 6:19 AM
Sherri Roth
Lovina Nay Dysart/James Dysart Grave Photo
Hello Donna,

My name is Sherri Ogborn Roth and I am researching the Dysart line of the Columbus, Ohio area. I saw your photo of Lovina Nay Dysart. My grandmother was Grace Elizabeth Dysart, great-grand daughter of Lovina and daughter of John C Dysart and Oldean Strayer. I am looking for the parents and grandparents of James Dysart and Lovina Nay.
Any help or direction would be appreciated...thank you.

Added by Sherri Roth on Mar 17, 2017 1:19 PM
Nellie NY
Thomas Zupancic
Thank you so much for the transfer. I really appreciate it.
Added by Nellie NY on Feb 14, 2017 6:50 AM
Nellie NY
Ignatuis Zupancic
Thank you so much for the transfer. I really appreciate it.
Added by Nellie NY on Nov 25, 2016 3:03 PM
Becky Wilson Thissen
tombstone photos
Take you for all you do.
Becky Wilson Thissen
Added by Becky Wilson Thissen on Nov 10, 2016 10:27 AM
Mary K. Ward
RE # 1963765
Donna - I really appreciate your research!
Added by Mary K. Ward on Nov 06, 2016 10:12 AM
NL Nuttall
Margaret Weatherington
Hi, I just came across a note sent to you a few years ago which questioned the identity of Margaret Weatherington, (1759-1828),
wife of John Weatherington, as an Osman. The submitter seems
to have been unaware that a Margaret Weatherington is listed as
an heir in the estate settlement of Elizabeth Osman, in Hampshire Co., VA/WV, the widow of Isaac Osman, (b.c.1716
Southold, Suffolk, NY - d.abt.1783). The nine known children of
Isaac and Elizabeth Osman seem to have been born about 1740
to 1760. So Margaret would certainly fit with being identical with
John's wife. Unless one can identify another Weatherington with
Hampshire Co., VA/WV connections from the same period with a
wife named Margaret, the probability of the maiden name of the
Margaret Weatherington buried in Obetz Cemetery being Osman
is much greater than your earlier correspondent seems to have
been aware.
Added by NL Nuttall on Aug 29, 2016 4:01 PM
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