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Debra Greschek (#46993093)
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Bio Photo I've been researching my family history since I was 15 years old and it just never ends. Here are a few surnames that I'm looking for: Heene, Mehlhop, Osborne (New York), Decourt, Hanesalo (Hanhisalo), Lematta (Liimatta), Bakule, Oppl, Kastl, Behymer, Michael, and Altmann. Happy hunting!
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mary k creamer
Lillian Dorah Mehlhop Decourt

I found her obituary:
Lillian Dorah Mehlhop Decourt #60179001

source: source: New Iberia Enterprise and Independent Observer. (New Iberia, La.) 1902-1944, May 28, 1904, Image 3


A most pathetic and heart searching funeral was that of Mrs. Albert E. Decourt, nee Lilly Dorah Melhop, wife of Hon. A. E. Decorut (sic), which was held last Sunday at the Presbyterian Church, at this place. The little edifice could not contain the members who attended. Rev. A. C. Arthur, officiated and conducted the services in a most feeling and touching manner which suffused all eyes in tears, while the grief-stricken ones were offered the consolation of Him that doeth all things well. Mrs. Decourt died in the prime of life being but 37 years of age, she leaves behind her a husband and five little children to whom her loss is irrevocable and who will ever miss the gentle ministrations of the mother.

Mrs. Decourt was beloved by the whole community for her many graces of mind and heart, she was a prime factor is the building of the little church from whose portals her body was carried to its last resting place. Her charities were numerous and of that christ like nature, that were never blazoned to the world but performed without ostentation and secretly in imitation of the blessed master who was her ideal. The body was carried to Carroliton, La., via the Southern Pacific Railroad and there interred in the family vaults. Deceased's mother, sisters and brothers still living mourn her untimely loss. In company with the entire community the Enterprise offers its hearty sympathy and friendship to the bereaved ones.

Mary K. Creamer # 47100380
Added by mary k creamer on Jan 12, 2017 9:07 PM
Gale Boetius Perez
Leonard & Mayme Dietrich
Hi Debra, thank you so much for the pictures. My mother was very happy to receive them. Did you receive the ones I sent to you? I did find one of Leonard with my brother and I, which I sent, along with some others of us. Best wishes, Gale
Added by Gale Boetius Perez on Feb 13, 2015 11:49 PM
RE: Skellenger Connection
Hi Debra,
May God bless those people who don't throw things away just because they are old.
By all means, I'd be interested in knowing what Skellenger documentation your mom may have.
Again, thank you for sharing.
Do you have any objection to me sharing with other Skellenger family members?
br, Mike Skelenger
Added by skellysiam on Feb 01, 2015 2:17 AM
Skellenger Connection
Just wondering if you are a descendant of Mary Ida Skellenger Crane? It seems that would be the case since you did post her pic.
I just submitted an Edit Request to link her to her father (#22694578) and mother (#96518756). I've been researching the Schellinger (original spelling circa 1650, but with many variations) for about ten years now. If I can be of assitance on that side of your family, just let me know.
If you haven't seen this memorial yet, you may find it interesting.
br, Mike Skelenger
Added by skellysiam on Jan 31, 2015 10:57 PM

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