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Ron Houdman (#46928883)
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I have been doing family research for about 15 years, and have researched and documented about 30, 000, member's of my related families, and documented direct line ancestor's to the early 1700's, when we were part of the English Colonies.

I enjoy researching my families history, some of the major surnames that are within my family history are, Dick, Villines, McFarland, McKissack, Sommerlatte, Speidel, Kulms, Houtman, and many many more.

What I have posted on find a grave is just a small offering of what my research consist of, and I am very conservative in what I post for public view.

I have had extended help from many of my distant cousin with this research, and would like Thank each and every one of them, for their help and assistance.

And I would Like to Thank, Find A Grave, and it's member's, for I have used this forum for many years, before becoming a member.

Thank You, Each and Every One.

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Messages left for Ron Houdman (38)[Leave Message]
Karen Hedrick
Bernice Lucille Schroeder Fuchs
Hi. I saw mentioned on her husband, Raymond's, memorial that they had one child that you could locate. I believe that is all they had according to her obituary. I don't know if you have that so here is a link.

Added by Karen Hedrick on May 05, 2017 6:29 PM
Barbara Bryant Chaumont
Roy Herman Sommerlatte
I entered an edit for Roy Herman. He was my cousin's first husband. He married Edna Viola Pfeil in 1932. They divorced in 1950 with no children. I noticed on his site that you said you could not find any marriages for him. Edna later married Mr. Bollier. She is buried in Shiner, Tx. as Edna Bollier at the city cemetery. Thanks so much for the edit
Added by Barbara Bryant Chaumont on Mar 24, 2017 4:51 PM
Matthew M. McFarland
Thank you so much for the extensive research you have done. Matthew McFarland is my 3rd great grandfather, and it is great to have all of the information you shared! I am on if you or anyone cares to contact me there and share information (just let me know here).
Added by Bill on Jun 28, 2016 11:31 AM
John McBride
Livinia Lowe McFarland
You wrote that she was your maternal great great grandmother, I believe?

Mine too. Her daughter Alice Margaret Bain was my great grandmother.

I have a copy of a photo of her, looks like probably a wedding picture.

Shoot me an email and I'll forward it.
Added by John McBride on Oct 09, 2015 8:55 PM
Connie Ford Buchanan
Sarah Cross Buchanan Villines
Hello Ron. Sarah Cross was my husband's great aunt and use to visit with her brother, Samuel Douthitt Buchanan here in Texas. I have added a picture that family members say is Sarah Cross with her brother, Samuel. If it isn't OK with you or you think it might not be her, feel free to delete it.
Connie Ford Buchanan
Added by Connie Ford Buchanan on Aug 18, 2015 6:16 PM
C. C
ohn Watson McFarlin
John Watson McFarlin # 30361296 is not buried in Como Cemetery , Hopkins county Texas . He is buried in Royce City Cemetery ,Royce City ,Rockwall County ,Texas # 61836350 . Please delete Memorial # 30361296 in the wrong cemetery . cc
Added by C. C on Apr 10, 2015 1:27 PM
William Gorman
Gereoge R and Nan Seaboalt

Thanks a ton for updating the memorials for my great-granduncle and aunt. As I have mentioned in some of my messages, the spelling of the family surname has quite a controversial spelling which appears to have started with eorge Raymond's father, William Riley Seaboalt back in Newton County, AR about the time of the Civil War. Of course, the most common spelling, Seabolt,can be traced from Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma back to the emmigrant German Seabolts in Georgia between 1790 and 1810. The ironic thing about all this is that our's is a separate line genetic line dating back to Philidelphis in 1754 when our emmigrant ancestor Johannes Seyboldt arrived from the Paletine State of Germany. The next generation born in Pennsylvania dropped the y and t and spelled the name Sebold. This was recorded in the baptismal record of William Riley's father at St Paul's Lutheran Church in Windsor Twp, Berks County, PA where his grandfather was listed as Johannes Sebold and his father baptised as Johaimer Sebold. As Johaimer grew up his given name was Anglicised to John and various court and census officials took care of the rest, using the spelling as they heard it, not saw it.

So, in all of the modern spelling controversy among family members, all are actually wrong as the historic name was neither Seabolt or Seaboalt. For myself, I try to understand what each individual person used during their lifetime and see that it is applied to their findagrave memorial. Thanks again for you help.

God Bless your work:

Added by William Gorman on May 10, 2014 1:03 PM
Flowers from Sandra
RE: Walter R. Henicke
hello, updates have been completed for Mr. Henicke's memorial as you requested. Thank you.
Added by Flowers from Sandra on Feb 22, 2014 5:58 PM
RE: Posting from that Pam
Hello Ron, I made the transfer of your relative tonight.
Regarding Pam, she duplicated one of my family member's memorials that I had created several years ago. She is one of those members that do this work for the numbers of memorials on their page. She totally ignored my first request to remove it. The 2nd request I put on her page and she wentleft that awful message on my page. I notified findagrave about it and left the message there, so, they could view it for themselves. I agree, it's outrageous the behavior of some members of this community.
Thank you for your kind words.
Added by Debbie on Jan 25, 2014 12:07 AM
RE: William A. Acheson
Hello, would you like me to transfer this memorial to you?
Added by Debbie on Jan 23, 2014 9:02 PM
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