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John Zylma (#47848904)
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I was born in Michigan. Lived in the Wayland Caledonia area south of Grand Rapids. Went to work for a major airline ( not a pilot ) and moved to the Northwestern suburbs of Chicago. Moved to Arkansas to get warmed up, worked at the Little Rock Airport. Moved to Atlanta Ga. for 3 years then back to Arkansas. Retired in 2008 after 36 years. Have been doing my family tree genealogy research for over 40 years. Have been to the Netherlands (fathers side) and to Germany (mothers side) My mothers ancestors came over in 1749 and settled near Harrisburg, Pa. then as the frontier opened they moved west. First to the Akron/Canton Ohio area, then on to the LaGrange Indiana area. From there some branched off into Michigan. My Gr-Grandfather Spidell fought in the Civil War during the Mobile Bay campaign. My fathers side came to America in 1888 and settled just west of Grand Rapids Michigan. My wifes' family came to Arkansas from Georgia through Tennessee. Her mothers maiden name was Pelton and they were the second or third white settlers in the area around Benton, Arkansas about 1816. Her Gr-Gr-Grandfather also fought in the Civil War (on the other side). I love to travel and trace the trails my ancestors took. I have been to Germany and the Netherlands several times, next time I'm taking my camera.
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J S Grundstrom
Norway Township Cemetery (Michigan)
Also on block 18, lot 91: Michael E Manincor and Anna M (Bollone) Manincor. …photographed and added to findagrave.
Added by J S Grundstrom on Aug 15, 2017 12:32 PM
RE: memorial 81081615 Wm. Colborn
I agree - it does look like a U to me on the stone.

I'm guessing the cemetery register listed him with the O but the stone has the U. Sadly this member (who set up the memorial) has passed away, but feel free to send an edit and FindAGrave will update it.
Added by Jonelle on Jul 23, 2017 8:25 PM
Joy Wetherbee Solomon
Georgina McKim
John, sorry my submitted photo is upside down but I don't know how to fix. I'll try to email you the right one. Joy
Added by Joy Wetherbee Solomon on Jul 21, 2017 12:08 PM
nancy robison
RE: memorial 127343139 effie smuck colborn
11 Dec, 1862, Brant, Ontario, Canada
Sylvester Colborn, age 43, son of Amos Colborn and Anna Robinson and Effie Smuch, age 39, daughter of William Smuck and Anna Swartz.
Returns of marriages solemnized by William S Griffin, Minister of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.
No children

After Effie died he married Diantha Smith on 25 Dec, 1865 at Oxford, Ontario, Canada. Spouse's mother: Ann M Smith
5 children

He married Rhoda Walker Leader on 26 March, 1844 at Brock district, Ontario.
The marriage was witnessed by John Thomas Leader and William Colborn.
His 1st 10 children are my cousins, as Rhoda is my 3rd Great Aunt.

Looks like your cousins are wrong, as Rhoda died in 1862
Added by nancy robison on Jul 09, 2017 5:38 PM
Carol Kinney
RE: Ruth Leila Zane Barber obit
Thank you for the correction. I have changed the date.

Carol Kinney
Added by Carol Kinney on Jun 15, 2017 1:09 AM
Jay Kruizenga
John, am now posting copy of death certificate, obit article, and photos to Frances Borgman memorial. I work two streets over from the house where Frances died. House is now a rental.
Added by Jay Kruizenga on Apr 14, 2015 8:23 AM
RE: Francis Zylma Borgman
Hi John,

The burial is from her death certificate:

Do you remember corresponding with me about that photo found in your uncle Arno's belongings (Beate Schumann)? We're related through that line.

Added by Chris☺☺ on Mar 17, 2015 11:24 AM
Judi Slauson
RE: Orillia Brumley memorial
Sorry about that! I didn't even recall linking them? but I did submit the ling change.
Added by Judi Slauson on Sep 01, 2014 5:02 PM
Donna Wagner Hodson
Callie Zachary Howard

You added a photo to memorial #111232228, Callie (Zachary) Wise Howard. That photo also included her first husband, Joe and their children Julia and Donald.

I cropped the photo and added to the other memorials and gave you credit in the caption. The name underneath the photos show my name so I thought I would see if you would like to add the photos to their memorials so your name shows up as the contributor and I will delete my photos.

Thank you

Added by Donna Wagner Hodson on Aug 14, 2014 3:22 PM
You are welcome.
Added by JustJennieS on May 28, 2014 4:05 AM
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