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Judson Rhoads (#47089591)
 member for 8 years, 6 months, 8 days
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Bio Photo My journey through my family history began as a project in 7th grade. At that point I had some names, and some locations. Through the years I have come to know so much more about these people that allowed me to be here today, and I'm passing those bits of information on to my own children.

When I'm not traipsing through cemeteries taking pictures or looking for my ancestors, I am an elementary school administrator. One of my favorite field trips is one where we take the 2nd graders to a local cemetery to find the "famous" people we've learned about in Fort Collins history. For many of the students, it is their first trip to a cemetery.

This is all about connecting families, and documenting history for future generations. If you have information you'd like me to add to a memorial, just let me know. If you'd like to take over management of any of the people I'm not related to, I'd be glad to transfer management over to you.

**If you notice that some of my pictures are sideways or upside down, I'm guessing you're viewing them on an Apple product. I sometimes will use my iPhone if I don't have my camera with me, and for some reason it rotates pictures even if I rotate and save them correctly.
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The Locator
RE: Grandview Cemetery
Thank you very much, keep up the good work that you are doing for Find A Grave.........
Added by The Locator on May 02, 2017 9:36 AM
The Locator
Grandview Cemetery
May I use some of the photos that you took and added to memorials in the Grandview Cemetery to add to my family tree on ancestry? Thank you.....
Added by The Locator on May 01, 2017 11:24 AM
Frank Rhoads
Hi! I found your family as I am doing research on the "Biderman Flag" incident in 1861. Sources reference a "Frank Rhoads" to whom Biderman gave the Flag to keep it from secessionists/Democrats:
"..... Shortly afterward a large number of Gilliss' Democratic friends gathered at the St. George, when Frank Rhoads and Andy Burns went up to them, waved the captured flag at them, and dared them to attempt to retake it. They did not make the attempt." &
"The flag was turned over to Frank Rhoads, who hung it over his bar in the Pavillion, with the following inscription attached:
On the day following its capture, Major Gillis went to the bar and tried to induce Rhoads to give up the flag to him. Frank refused, point blank, when Gillis said: "Well, sir, I shall be compelled to take it, then!" Rhoads replied, "You will take desperate chances if you make the attempt."
..... Gillis made a movement as if to pass behind the bar, but he did not get there. It took a pretty good man to handle Frank Rhoads thirty years ago, and Major Gillis wasn't in it with him."
My interest is to find the man. Now Francis J. was too young to be THIS "Frank Rhoads" and I am wondering if you know the story or know if anyone else was nicknamed "Frank." At this point I am thinking it was John Pierce, and the initial storyteller (1891) might have confused Frank with him. It would certainly make sense, given your bio of John Pierce Rhoads, that others might be intimidated by him. What do you think?
Added by DeoPatria on Mar 04, 2017 7:25 AM
Eldon Parker
Warren Zander
Thank you Judson for the transfer. It is my honor to manage my uncle.

Eldon Parker
Added by Eldon Parker on Sep 16, 2016 12:34 PM
RE: Peter Ely Teter
Hello Jason,

Thank you for the prompt response. Let me do more research to find out exactly, lets just leave it alone for now. I don't generally trust censuses because of the discrepancies they often produce. I just noticed that the bio listed a different name than was posted and I had a totally different name than both the bio and cemetery. This is a strange one for sure!

Rob (YankeeGraver)
Added by YankeeGraver on Sep 12, 2016 3:34 PM
Ginger Gausman
Spelled Clara (Tier) are correct with Teare.....Ignore my typo on the previous message.

Added by Ginger Gausman on Jun 19, 2016 6:16 PM
Ginger Gausman
On 106964193 - Charles Henry Gausman
There were 4 children. This is my husband, Wayne Gausman's grandfather.

Clara Augusta Louise Johanna Gausman (Tier)

Walter John Arthur Henry Gausman (husband's dad)
b: 26 May 1904 - Seward Nebraska
d: 02 Apr 1998 - Apache Junction, AZ (he was cremated and his ashes was spread on Superstition Mountain, AZ

Arthur T Gausman

Alford Gausman

Best regards
Ginger Gausman

Added by Ginger Gausman on Jun 19, 2016 6:15 PM
86633753 Schaffer or Schafer
After much sleuthing, I have discovered our family name in America is officially Schafer. Could you please change Barbara and Henry N. Schaffer to Schafer (with one f)? Carl Schaffer should remain with two f's. The family story is that two Schafer brothers lived on the same road and their mail was frequently miss directed. Carl changed his name to Schaffer to stop the mix ups. Thank you.
Added by Eve on May 31, 2016 4:13 PM
Austrian Kolache
Robert Brothers Sr 125784147
Thanks for the recent update. Your work helps me document family lines. This man is prob a second cousin to a gr-gr Grandfather. All originating from Brothers surname in Gibson County Indiana.
Added by Austrian Kolache on Apr 30, 2016 11:44 PM
Ronald Crow
Winston Kyle Spiher
First off; good job on all of your Find A Grave work. I just made a memorial for Winston's father. Could you link Winston Kyle Spiher 121075432 to his parents?

Harry Vincent Spiher 160619184

Hazel Anne DesMarais 112553559

Thanks, Ron
Added by Ronald Crow on Apr 06, 2016 3:54 PM
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