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Karen De Groote (#46773529)
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Bio Photo My mother, Norita Helen Timmer, was responsible for introducing me to genealogy as a girl. After she died when I was 16, I put it on the shelf but in my 20s took it up again.

Below are locations and surnames that are of great genealogical interest to me.

Stearns County, Minnesota:
Timmer, Flottemesch, Westkaemper, Kulzer, Dirkes, Thoennes, Heinen, Wengeler, Reller, Richter, Lenarz, Baggenstoss, Philliper, Lakmann, Pfau and many more.

Humboldt County, Iowa:
De Groote, Meijer, Ketman, Pavey, Meranda, Britt, Eernisse, De Smidt, Schreuder/Shroeder, Bartley, Tellier, Ferris, and many more.

Hamilton County, Ohio:
Strong, Meranda, Moak, Stites, Newland, etc.

Carroll County, Missouri:
Johnson, Jones, Struck, Cox, Young, Key, Woolsey, Crumpley, Christie

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Catherine Olson Beebe
RE: Ben Timmer 1850-1917
Hi Karen,
I'm sitting with Maureen Timmer Britton, and she is asking if you would mind sending her your mailing address at home so she can correspond directly. Email me at

They were divorced sometime when the kids were small, and he moved to Lormira, WI. Minnie remarried to Ole Setter. Waiting to hear from you so we can get acquainted.

Best wishes,

Added by Catherine Olson Beebe on Oct 30, 2015 11:37 AM
Catherine Olson Beebe
Ben Timmer 1850-1917
My friend, Maureen Timmer Britton, is looking at some of her ancestors. We found the Benedict Timmer Memorial, and thank you for the information an pictures.

I am curious about Ben Timmer born in 1858 in Missouri. Do you have any information on him?

Her grandfather was Frank Timmer 5 Jun 1888 in Melrose, MN, and died in Lomira, WI, 1958. Do you have any information on these two people?

Any help you can give me will be greatly appreciated.


Added by Catherine Olson Beebe on Oct 23, 2015 11:37 AM
Henry kramer
Thank you so much for taking the time to photograph Henry's gravestone.
Added by Sandra on Aug 03, 2015 6:12 PM
mark orr
Abraham Runyan
I have information regarding Abraham Runyan if you are still interested. He was the son of Noah and Anna Barnes Runyan.
Noah Runyan (1777-1839) was Abraham's Great Uncle.
Added by mark orr on Jun 14, 2014 2:45 PM
Mo and Dave Gates
RE: William Britt d: 1855
Thans for the correction.. I appreciate your help!
Added by Mo and Dave Gates on Jun 07, 2014 12:39 PM
Marie Haffke Thoennes
Hello Karen,

Marie Haffke Thoennes was my Great Great Grandmother. Her daughter Katherine was my Grandfather George Koeplin"s mother.
I am looking for any information about Marie. I know she was from Germany but that is all. I have no family information about her. If you can help with any info I would greatly appreciate it.

Best Regards,

Dani Thibodeaux
Added by danilt on Jun 01, 2014 11:27 PM
Thomas Moak
RE: Moaks in Miamitown
I would love to have them. I do have more to add. I will be in Miamitown in a couple weeks. Thanks.
Added by Thomas Moak on Mar 03, 2014 2:30 PM
RE: Asbury Cemetery
Yes, I have the photos, except for George Meranda. Go ahead and request the ones you want & I'll load them for you!
Added by America on Feb 07, 2014 10:09 AM
Jeanine Andres
I am also related to the Meranda snd Newland famlies and I have been doing the genealogies.
Added by Jeanine Andres on Dec 12, 2013 5:47 PM
Thomas Moak
Philip and Susanna Moak
I live out in Washington state, but have come back to IA and OH to do Moak and related research. I'm just now trying to get my tombstone photos attached in Find A Grave and trying to get biographical stuff up. It's always nice to find others who are following the same lines!
Added by Thomas Moak on Jun 03, 2012 4:28 PM
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