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Jan Dishon (#46540587)
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Bio Photo In the 1980's I started researching my Linn ancestors (without benefit of computer) but got busy with my sons' activities and put it on hold. In 1999 a cousin got me involved with my Steinberg ancestors and I have been going full speed ahead ever since.

Upon graduating from the University of Illinois my father obtained employment in the State of Washington, far from any relatives. My ancestors (after entering the USA)settled in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Montana, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey - I want to experience first hand where and how they lived so I travel the country obtaining data, meeting people, seeing the sights and tramping cemeteries. I missed the "cousin experience" growing up and think that is why I enjoy genealogy so much -- meeting new cousins (who cares if they are 1st or 10th cousins)and sharing our family histories.

I am researching Linn, Gibson, Weir, Scott, Polk, Steinberg, Koerner, Mitten, Bennett, Switzer (Swisher), Slonaker, Shaw, Goff, Townsend, McCarty and Whitehead, Miller, Schroen, Glabe, Schafer/Schaefer/Shafer. I am also reseaching Dishon, Deshon, DeShon, Deschamps and Herrold for my two sons.

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RE: Buddy and Charlotte Clanahan
Thank you for quickly changing them.
Added by Shock on Jun 25, 2017 3:57 AM
RE: Clara Bennett
You would just send a request for a merge to and ask them to merge the two memorials because they are the same person. It takes about three weeks for them to get it done because they are behind. Hope it works out! Pam
Added by MidwestMom on Jun 08, 2017 5:37 PM
Michael Largent
Bethel Cemetery
Unfortunately there are two Bethel cemeteries, one in Hampshire County, WV and one in Frederick County, VA. If they were born in Okonoko and died there, then the Bethel at the Little Cacapon cemetery is the one you want.

Michael Largent
Added by Michael Largent on Apr 05, 2017 10:31 AM
Valerie Perry
RE: Memorial# 14204647 Jacob Hess
Hello. According to the article at
"While the work is being done on the cemetery, the building committee of the school board is going over plans for the new high school building..."
Apparently, the cemetery was moved from First & Center Sts. in the town of Bloomsburg to make room for the new school.
The photo of the "cemetery" you see on the Find-A-Grave memorials for the Old Lutheran Cemetery - aka the Old German Burial Ground - was taken and posted by another member but it shows the current location of the graves that were moved. They can be found at the back of the New Rosemont Cemetery in a section by themselves - well removed from the main cemetery. Hope this helps.
Added by Valerie Perry on Mar 23, 2017 6:59 PM
RE: John Bartle Memorial# 53420288
Will be glad to help you, which John are you talking about? I have three in my tree... do you know his birthdate?
Added by Alisa on Mar 22, 2017 9:07 AM
RE: John Bartle Memorial# 53420288
Will be glad to help you, which John are you talking about? I have three in my tree... do you know his birthdate?
Added by Alisa on Mar 22, 2017 9:07 AM
RE: Clarence and Betty Tessman
You are very welcome!!
Added by momofdar on Mar 19, 2017 8:08 AM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 116350679
Thanks Jan...If this is family of yours I will gladly transfer.
Added by Burtondaughter on Feb 19, 2017 4:35 PM
Storres Myers
RE: Emerick

It is your memorial and you can do what you prefer. It is a 22 year old obit and survivor information is not compromised. I would transcribe it for you to copy and paste into the bio, but I don't type well and it would take a lot of time. The source information is in the caption. You can copy and paste it into the biography. That will alert Ancestry that a biography is available on the memorial. Some members object to obituary images and also refuse to transcribe the information into a biography. Some have deleted memorials and created new ones to get rid of images. Old obituaries are useful tools and I have found information in them that is not available on websites.--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Feb 10, 2017 7:38 AM
Storres Myers
RE: Lola Aikeley McLeod

I have ongoing problems with my internet service provider and Internet Explorer. My edit is to add Thomas Gallagher 1893-1918 as first spouse. The system probably deleted the links to her parents resulting in the unknown. Her parents should remain the same. I was not certain about the first marriage to Thomas Gallagher until their marriage application appeared in a search.--Storres
Added by Storres Myers on Jan 27, 2017 3:15 PM
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