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Ken Smith (#46985536)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since the late '70s, when a cousin showed me a 1901 genealogy, "The Descendants of William Wood" in which my late grandmother was mentioned. I like this site and have made an effort to try to locate all the ancestor graves I can. I'm always available to take grave photos in the Twin City area, that is, when they're not under two feet of snow.

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If I send you a biography or information about any memorial that you manage and you are no longer interested in maintaining that memorial, I will be glad to accept a transfer.
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That is Sarah Brechin.
Added by R.J. on Feb 12, 2017 10:23 AM
David Crawford, father of Sarah Bechin
Would you please share with me where you found info that David came from Kent, England ? R.J.
Added by R.J. on Feb 12, 2017 10:21 AM
Carter Pittman
RE: John Mendall
Ken, thank you! Be sure to check your listed e-mail.
Added by Carter Pittman on Dec 28, 2016 7:14 PM
Janet Mercurio
Mary Kirby Buck #13693862
Hi Ken - I put in a photo request for this grave but just got a response saying they couldn't find any record of her having been buried at Wethersfield cemetery. Would you please check your information about this grave to see if we can track down where she is actually buried?
THanks a lot for your help on this.
- Janet
Added by Janet Mercurio on Dec 17, 2016 11:02 AM
Hi Ken,
Thank you so much !!! :) Have a wonderful *Christmas holiday.

Added by Celtic❈Ro§e on Dec 05, 2016 3:41 PM
Trine Stürup
John Johnson Lien from Selbu, Norway
Thank you for giving so much information about the Johnson family. It helped my American cousin to trace back her ancestry.
If you want to add to some of your information about the Johnsons, there is a book about Selbu on the Internet. It is in Norwegian, but you can still get the names of children and farms:

Trine Stürup, Denmark
Added by Trine Stürup on Nov 15, 2016 1:36 AM
RE: R. W. Middaugh
I'm sorry, but I don't have that obit.

If you are a Wisconsin resident, or know someone who is, the state of Wisconsin has recently digitized and put online many of the state's newspapers from that era. Only catch is, you have to be a Wisconsin resident to access them.

The Wisconsin Historical Society also has some searchable newspapers and newspaper indexes on line

Because I don't have any way to access the restricted stuff, I usually try to figure out various permutations of what I'm looking for,put it into a search, then hope that I can access a cached version that someone else has accessed in their own search. Sound strange, but it has worked for me!

Hope this helps a little.

Added by Starfishin on Nov 14, 2016 10:13 PM
Aersen vs Middagh
Found your Middagh FAGs interesting. I am an Arrison (Aersen) researcher. I noticed your statement regarding difficulty separating Jan Aersen of the ferry and Jan Aertsen Middagh. Seeing that I went back through your messages until I found two from K. Perry. As usual Bergen was cited. Here is the best item to send future such cites: From 1998,

"...Jan AERSEN (or AERTSEN), who is generally referred to as "Jan of the Ferry", never used the surname MIDDAGH. Rather, Teunis G. Bergen in his epochal tome "Early Settlers of Kings County in Alphabetical ..." and in his book "The Bergen Family or the Descendants of Hans Hansen Bergen..." confused him with a s/o Aert Theuniszen (or Anthonize) MIDDAGH who was named Jan Aertsen MIDDAGH who married Geertje Teunisse CLAERWATER."
From: Jack Middaugh Dutch-Colonies-L Archives Archiver > Dutch-Colonies > 1998-04 > 0893717450

I, of course, sent a message to K. Perry, in which I pointed this out and noted that Jan Aersen of the ferry never used the name Middagh, nor did any of his children. Unfortunately, both of the Bergen books as well a Hoagland book keep perpetuating this confusion. Maybe its time for a Aersen researcher to team up with a Middagh researcher to see if we can cleanup some of this confusion. Interested?
Added by cchldrss on Nov 06, 2016 6:47 PM
RE: William Sterling
No problem at all! This would probably make us distant cousins.
Added by Smith on Nov 02, 2016 10:26 AM
Susan M S
RE: Jane Jeffrey Pembury
No worries. Have fun!
Added by Susan M S on Oct 18, 2016 1:11 PM
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