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Craig W. Lidtke (#46857104)
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I specialize in Manistee County, Michigan genealogy, which I have been compiling for over 30 years. I have also done research of my partner's family in Clinton and Ionia Counties. Genealogy is my obsession, I would love to be of help to anyone who might need it.
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Diane L. Teague Webb
Terrence Couzzins #158903164
Craig W. Lidtke:
I am seeking information on ex-wife of Terrence Couzzins who was Julia E. Dumas b. abt. 1876
Vermont. They divorce 1904-1909 and she married
Herbert Monks of Saranac, Ionia Co., MI, in 1909
and they had son Robert Monks b. 1911 Grand Rapids, MI. Julia and Herbert Monks divorced and Herbert Monks m. my grandmother Elfa Rose Babcock, Foster.
Robert Monks used his mother's name of Dumas
after the divorce.
Seeking info on Julia E. Dumas, Simons, Couzzins,
Monks and son Robert Monks aka Robert Dumas.
Diane L. Teague Webb
Added by Diane L. Teague Webb on Jul 20, 2017 5:40 AM
Carolyn Troupe Stoll
RE: Memorial # 30885444
Thank you Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Troupe Stoll on Jul 04, 2017 10:16 PM
Carolyn Troupe Stoll
Memorial # 30885444
Can you find out if Constant Crouch's wife Helen
is buried in the same cemetery, and is her name on the Grave stone.
Thank you, Carolyn 47697510
Added by Carolyn Troupe Stoll on Jul 04, 2017 1:52 PM
Ginger Wright
Memorial# 171563797
this person is the son of James and Bridget, I wanted to check to see if you were doing both, you are. He is the Grandfather of Paul Edward Gerald Henley DOB 17 Apr 1914 who is married to my Aunt Ruth E. Wright, and you done his too, Memorial# 171563481
Added by Ginger Wright on Jun 22, 2017 8:35 AM
M. Johnson
RE: Kusacki's
Which leads me to wonder if Stephen and Julia are in unmarked graves?? or just haven't been photographed yet?? Thank you again. MJ
Added by M. Johnson on Jun 14, 2017 4:15 AM
Wladyshaw Koczenski
Dear Craig,
I am attempting to find more information about Wladyshaw (William)Koczenski, who died around June 5,1892 i Manistee Co.,Killed according to death records there. It was either a sawmill accident or salt mine accident,although everyone said there was no salt mining at this time.
I located his naturalization paper in Manistee Co.,just a X for signature. But that is all I know about him,except for his wife and children. She married again at St. Joseph's Church and moved to Isadore in Leelanau Co (Nov,23,1896) with five children in tow. They were expecting a baby when he was killed.
I have found no records of a burial,which makes me wonder if his body was recovered ? Any help would be appreciated. Relatives in Manistee are all deceased now, but helped some.
Added by Dana on May 29, 2017 7:48 AM
Alice Cook
Hi Craig,
First once again thanks for all the hard work you do with Find A Grave. And thank you for all the additional information that you are providing to the memorials I have been adding as I continue to complete the transcription of Trinity Cemetery. I do appreciate it tremendously!!
I am very curious how you get all the death certificates that you post....It is so awesome!
There are a few things about Find A Grave that frustrates me and one of them is when a contributor dies and you can no longer contact them for edits how do you get the edits completed? I have emailed the edit find a grave site they say to but that has not gotten me anywhere.
Second one is, do you know how to add information about a cemetery to the home page of the cemetery? I would like to add to Trinity's home page for all to see that the information for two of the blocks in Trinity were lost in a fire.
Thanks again, Alice
Added by Alice Cook on Feb 11, 2017 12:26 PM
Isaac Abrahamson in Manistee
Hello Craig,

I am the great grandson of Maria and Issac Abrahamsson, buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Manistee, MI.
I see that you have posted the death certificate of Maria on May I ask how you found this?
Please contact me at:

Thank you,
Kirby Sandberg
Los Angeles
Added by kirsan697 on Aug 20, 2016 6:55 PM
Eileen Armstrong
Lavera Dinkel

Thank you for adding the lovely photo of my step sister Lavera Dinkel to her sight. It must have been her high school graduation picture. She was killed while driving her car as 3 teenagers crossed the center line and hit her car head on near Manistee in 1972. She left a husband and 3 young sons. The addition of a picture of the person's face really makes a grave marker have "life". Thank you very much for your thoughtfulness and kindness.
Added by Eileen Armstrong on Apr 24, 2016 9:16 PM
Angela Owens Jando
thank you
Again, thank you for all that you do! I am amazed and thankful.

Added by Angela Owens Jando on Jun 21, 2015 6:17 PM
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