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Jon H. (#47817928)
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Bio Photo I have been involved in genealogy for 30 years now. I have only more recently gotten involved in documenting family headstones. Many of my ancestors on my mother's side of the family (including two 4x great grandfathers and one 4x great grandmother) are buried in Woodmere Cemetery in Detroit. The memorials that I have created to date are mostly my own relatives - although many of them are distantly related.

My latest family tree projects include the following:
1) the Heller family was a German family that lived in Russian Poland a few miles south of the city of Mlawa. Ferdinand Heller and his wife Wilhelmine Reglin were married in 1840, and had 10 children. Youngest daughter Eva married August Hoeft, and their oldest son Albert Ernest Hoeft (Heft) immigrated to the US, settling in Cleveland. He was followed by siblings Leopold and Emma; Two other siblings immigrated to Canada after WW1. Another of Ferdinand and Wilhelmine's daughters - Anna - married Karl Radzyminski. 5 of their children immigrated to the US, settling in Cleveland, but later moving to Toledo - where many descendants still live. I was recently reunited with this family, and attended the Heller family reunion there - which has been going on annually since 1960. Descendants of at least 2 other children of Ferdinand and Wilhelmine immigrated to the US or Canada as well. I am still researching this huge family.

2) relates to the expansive Harbart family, to which I am indirectly related through the 2nd marriage of one of my great great grandmothers. However a very dear family member asked for my help with this family, and I am now hopelessly hooked. There are hundreds (likely thousands) of descendants from just one man - Erdmann Harbart, who lived 1726-1813 in the Thorn/Torun area of Prussia (now Poland), and who had at least 17 children from 2 wives. Many of these descendants emigrated to the United States, and those that didn't were forcibly resettled in Germany after World War II. Only a small number remain in present day Poland.

If you would like to use one of the photos that I have posted here on this site, please feel free to do so, but I would greatly appreciate it if you would give me credit for the photo when using it on other sites. All of the photos I have taken are already posted on, so you should be able to find the pictures there (my family tree is publicly viewable).
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Donna Starkloff Hyter
I have updated Donna's memorial to include the cemetery, and I have linked her father, Harold, and her mother, Wanda Starkloff. Donna's family, including her parents, her sister Ruth, and her brother John, lived across the street from my grandparents. Ruth was my age, and I remember having a crush on her as a child, as well as attending one of her birthday parties on Wasaon Street. If you have a photo of Donna that we could include in the memorial, please post it or send it my way. Sending condolences on your loss.
Added by howard43614 on Jul 22, 2017 6:08 AM
Merle Armstrong
RE: Daniela Stather picture
Jon - the other 2 are added so I think all is good = glad to help
Added by Merle Armstrong on Jul 01, 2017 7:56 PM
Merle Armstrong
RE: Danela Heft Stather picture
Pic. added as requested - When I took that pic., there was an other (exact style) monument with the Stather name on it beside the Danela Stather monument. I snapped a pic. of it as I thought it might be of some use to you. It reads - Leonard Stather 1901 - 1984 and Anna Stather 1905 - 1981. If it is of any use to you and if you want to add the memorials, I would add the pics.
If it is not one you want, I'll likely add it anyway - Just let me know - Thanks
Added by Merle Armstrong on Jul 01, 2017 7:17 PM
RE: William

Thanks for a quick response. The bronze marker I was referring to was the WW II marker.

I can find no documentation that he was in the military, so that was why I questioned the WW II marker by the headstone.

Added by Linda on Sep 28, 2016 5:00 AM
William "Wilhelm" Bayer #11759888888939
Hi Jon,

I am working on a DAR project from Brownhelm Cemetery dealing with veterans.

By any chance do you know if William Bayer served in the military? I see he has a WW II metal marker, but sometimes they are incorrectly placed.

If he was in the service would you know what branch and what war?

Thanks for any assistance.

Added by Linda on Sep 27, 2016 7:39 PM
Renee Schneider
RE: Sampson pic
you are welcome
Added by Renee Schneider on Sep 06, 2016 6:29 PM
Renee Schneider
Irene & Baby Sampson
I have the photo for Irene & Baby Sampson at Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit. There was a request out there last year, but probably got dropped when memorial was transferred. Can you put in a request for them?......I will fulfill it.
Added by Renee Schneider on Sep 04, 2016 11:34 AM
Kurt Johnson
Irene Voight
Of course. Transfer made.
Added by Kurt Johnson on Jan 05, 2016 12:12 PM
B. Felix
RE: obit for Fred Harbart
You're welcome.
Added by B. Felix on Dec 31, 2015 4:40 AM
Gerald Hall
RE: photo request for Memorial# 155405717
Hi Jon You're welcome. Sorry I deleted the photo, but I'm returning today to get your other request for Irene and Daniela, however I don't have her section location.
Added by Gerald Hall on Dec 19, 2015 5:47 AM
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