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Jeff Mack (#47942129)
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Bio Photo I am a descendant of John Mack and Sarah Bagley of Lyme, CT. The families moving to Mass. and then New York after the American Revolution. Following the Civil War on to Iowa and then Nebraska. The principle direct surnames of the family tree..

John and Sarah Bagley Mack
Josiah and Abagial Peterson Mack
Elisha and Mary Ellis Mack
Warren and Polly (Mary) Larabee Mack
Warren and Statina Averill Mack
Warren and Mary Crist Mack
Morton and Ida Calkins Mack
Gordon and Arlene Oaks Mack
Gordon and Joyce Behnke Mack
Jeffrey and Debra Knief Mack

A word on any pictures that I have taken, please do use them. No permissions needed provided you are using them for your own family history.

My feelings are in each family we are called to find the ancestors.

To put flesh on their bones and make them live again,

To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.

To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,

Breathing life into all who have gone before.

We are the story tellers of the tribe.

We have been called as it were by our genes.

Those who have gone before cry out to us:

Tell our story.

So, we do.

In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

How many graves have I stood before now and cried?

I have lost count.

How many times have I told the ancestors

you have a wonderful family, you would be proud of us?

How many times have I walked up to a grave

and felt somehow there was love there for me?

I cannot say.

It goes beyond just documenting facts.

It goes to who I am and why I do the things I do?
It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever

to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen.

The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh.

It goes to doing something about it.

It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish.
How they contributed to what we are today.

It goes to respecting their hardships and losses,

their never giving in or giving up.

Their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.

It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.

It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us
That we might be born who we are.

That we might remember them.

So we do.

With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence,

Because we are them and they are us.

So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.

It is up to that one called in the next generation,

To answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy,

And that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

[Author: Della M. Cumming ca 1943.]
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Glen Jenkins
Minnie D Jenkins Oakes
Minnie D Jenkins Oakes is my 1st cousin 1X removed.I am having a hard time on her family. Any help be a big help.
Added by Glen Jenkins on Aug 22, 2016 11:42 AM
Brian Pearson
RE: Waugus
Thanks for the info RE your Waugus connection -- anyone you know of with info on a) the history of the Katolls and b) how they ended up in Marinette, WI?
Cheers,
Brian Pearson
Added by Brian Pearson on May 26, 2016 9:19 PM
Brian Pearson
Waugus
Hello, Jeff. Just curious about your connection with the Waugus family? Martha was a Katoll who immigrated, as a child, with her father, Fred, to Marinette, WI. My maternal great-grandmother was Maria Katoll who married Friedrich Nachtigall in Gross Albrechtau, Kreis Rosenberg, Prussia, in 1878 -- they immigrated to Sheboygan, WI, ca. 1880. He died and she was committed to the Marinette Co. Asylum after 1890 -- their 5 children were taken in by their Uncle William Nachtigall in Menominee, MI. Maria is buried with her b-i-l William here in Marinette -- a very short distance away is a cluster of Katoll graves, incl. Fred. I have a ca. 1924 photo of my mother with Margaret Waugus, daughter of Martha. The Katolls have died-out locally, so I'm looking for anyone who might help me determine a Fred-Maria possible connection.
Brian Pearson
Added by Brian Pearson on May 24, 2016 8:25 AM
Jaguardian
RE: Joseph Warren Goodwin
Happpy to help you out, plus learn more, Jeff! I imagine the Sierra Madre Pioneer Cemetery people would like to know all of that.
Added by Jaguardian on Feb 28, 2016 9:28 AM
Jaguardian
RE: Joseph Warren Goodwin
Photos now on Joseph's site, with grave location data.
Added by Jaguardian on Feb 25, 2016 6:01 PM
Dino
Woodlawn Cemetery
The only marker at Carolwood 987 is that of W.B. Gleason December 29, 1886. The rest of the plot is devoid of any markers. No sign of any other Gleasons (or anybody else).
Added by Dino on Feb 21, 2016 9:35 AM
Alexis
Woodlawn Cemetery Everett MA
You must call the cemetery and get the exact location. Phone: 617-387-0800. They won't give locations to volunteers anymore.
Added by Alexis on Jan 10, 2016 9:43 PM
Julie Nelson Rican
Mary Statina Mack Obit
Jeff,

I have Mary's obit from the Hooper Sentinel now. Just let me know how you want me to send..

Julie
Added by Julie Nelson Rican on Nov 03, 2015 7:55 AM
John H Willey
Marion Louise Fish Mack
Hi Jeff

Could you tell me if Marion is buried in Wyuka Cemetery, her name & birth date is on the marker.

Marion was my wife's 1st cousin 1x removed.

Thanks John [John H Willey]

Added by John H Willey on Oct 19, 2015 5:00 AM
Cynthia Quiroz
Daughenbaugh Family Requests
Jeff,

I have recently learned that there is a Cemetery named Grand Lake Community Cemetery (not the one across from Church in Sweetlake). I am in contact with the contributor for that cemetery and checking to see if they are buried there.

Will get back with you when I find something out.

Thanks,
Cynde Quiroz
Added by Cynthia Quiroz on May 18, 2015 2:00 PM
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