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Wilma Ann (#47004990)
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Bio Photo As a child, I took it in stride to visit cemeteries with my great-grandmother, my grandparents, and my parents. It was a ritual of sorts, stopping by to pay respects to those who had passed on, leaving garden flowers, then pulling in somewhere along the way back home to enjoy perhaps a hot dog or an ice cream cone. In my own way, I still do this. Thanks to all who have added photographs and tokens to my contributed pages!
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# 27382315 Catherine Allabaugh Oberholtzer
Thank you so much for your work in creating & maintaining memorials. If you'd like, I have a brief bio I got for Catherine Allabaugh/Allebach Oberholtzer. I picked it up at the Mennonite Heritage Center from the publication:
Deaths in the Skippack Region; by Hannah Benner Roach; published Montgomery County Historical Society Bulletin, Vols VIII-XI.

page 226
No. 581 Old Widow Oberholtzer died in Salford 20 Dec 1842. Born about 1764 she was Catherine Allabaugh, widow of Jacob Oberholtzer, b 5 Sept 1767; d 16 Oct 1836, son of John & Ursula Oberholtzer. He is buried in Vincent Cemetery, Chester County & she is buried at Lower Skippack Mennonite. They had first lived in Hatfield twp, removing to Chester Co. Issue: Catherine who married 1st John Swartz and 2nd John Rosenberger; John who married Catherine Waters; David married Mary Hunsberger; Lena wife of Daniel Cassel; Jacob who married Catherine Anglemoyer; Michael who married 1st Elizabeth Anglemoyer and 2nd Polly Loux; Hannah who was the 2nd wife of Daniel Cassel above; Anna, wife of Peter Hunsberger and Joseph who married Catherine Cline. (Descendants of Jacob Oberholtzer p90)
Added by piratesmate on Nov 14, 2016 10:42 PM
Cindy Guerin
Spanish Teacher Swayze
I had a Miss Swayze as a Spanish teacher at Woodbury, NJ HS and was wondering if any connection- she was a redhead and feisty and I can still speak Spanish many years later so Good Job Miss Swayze -my German-not so much
Added by Cindy Guerin on Jul 16, 2016 8:48 AM
RE: #55388699 Brown
Thank you for the thank you.

I don't ask for credit, although I have contributed more than a thousand obits and background bio info to memorials maintained by other people. I find it interesting, and often challenging, and I like seeing things complete.

It does seem odd to me how often people use these additions to the memorials they manage without a credit or even a thank you. Do they think it diminishes their work to note that someone added to it or helped them? I was feeling a little grumpy about it this morning, and then I saw your note.

My mother always used to say "Remember to say thank you for saying thank you." So THANK YOU for saying thank you. It made my day.
Added by Starfishin on Jun 18, 2016 8:59 AM
Jason Millard
RE: Thora Leas
Hi Wilma Ann,

I was able to contact the foster home, its still operational today. The information was similar to what I knew, but more exact. Thanks again!

Thora's parents are my focus now, Emma and Anders. I've found Emma(90% certain) but Anders who apparently died mid 1890's is nowhere to be found.

Do you recall any talk of Thora's mom and dad?

Added by Jason Millard on Jun 01, 2016 4:47 PM
K Berry & JGBC
RE: George O. Kingsley # 157261226
You are welcome.
Added by K Berry & JGBC on May 12, 2016 11:41 PM
Jason Millard
RE: Thora Leas
Hi Wilma Ann,

That's very helpful information, thank you!

Added by Jason Millard on May 09, 2016 6:58 PM
Jason Millard
RE: Thora Leas
Hi Wilma Ann,

Thank you,I'm glad you've taken the time to set things up for her.

Just to frame things, Thora and her sisters became orphans after their father died mid 1890's. Their mom, Emma was sent to the Peoria Hospital where she probably died, sad story. I'm in the process of trying find the burial site of Thora's parents, but its a very hard nut to crack.

"Located the 1910 census record in Peoria, IL for Thora, who was living with Delaney & Emma Whittemore"

Do you know anything about the Whittemore family? Chester is also shown living with them.

Thanks & Regards,
Added by Jason Millard on May 09, 2016 4:21 PM
Jason Millard
Thora Leas
That doesn't look like Thora, it looks like Emma Hartter, her daughter. I will upload a picture of Thora and you can compare the two.
Added by Jason Millard on May 07, 2016 11:49 AM
RE: Henry D.Leas - FAG # 40308914
Thank you so much for this information. William Blake is my great Uncle. William "Oscar" Blake. I have recently located him and Rachel, as well as their son William Earl and his wife Grace. I have been working on my paternal side of the family. I am still searching (going on year number three) for my third generation great grandparents who were the parents of William. Charles and Louisa Blake. I have found my other Uncles. Very familiar with seeing Mineral, WV throughout census records. I have the 1930 census you are speaking of as well. My grandparents were last known to be in WV and lost one child in 1886 there and their last child was born in 1887 there. I have found both of them, but still no grandparents. At least now I know a little more on Rachel. Thank you very much. When I saw Henry "Leas" I just had to ask because it is not often at all that I actually see someone who may have a relation as well. Thank you so much.
Added by MissDebra on Jan 16, 2016 9:28 AM
Mr. Shippee 27014186

I have been working on family tree and also reading memorials here at Find A Grave when I came across Mr. Shippee. If I might direct your attention to Mr. James Burklow # 52628108, my great great great grandfather. I was wondering if Mr. Shippee was kin folk of yours. It looks like they might have served together during the civil war. If related would you happen to know Mr. Shippee's campaign record during the war?

Thank You,
Added by GMG2BB63 on Nov 11, 2015 8:28 AM
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