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AJ & Ray Cassel (#47918011)
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Bio Photo Ray & I began "seriously" researching our family histories in January, 2012. In the spring of 2012, I discovered the Find A Grave website. The links and bios on this site provided "missing pieces" of our family histories. We sincerely appreciate the hard work and long hours of many "contributors"!! Since then, my focus has been to identify, link, and add "bio" information to family memorials. I view "links" as a way of reuniting scattered family members. Most Find-a-Grave contributors with whom I've communicated have been wonderful collaborators - willing to make corrections, add links or transfer memorials.

Genealogy research is very time consuming - requiring hours of individual work and communication with others. I believe the success of Find-a-Grave occurs when many individuals cooperate to preserve and celebrate family histories. Posting a memorial is the first step. Then, it is important to properly manage the memorial by adding links, photos, and accurate bio information. By working together we can find and maintain records of our ancestors - preserving history and keeping their memories alive.

The names of families I am researching include: Howe, Osborne, Bushfield, Erskine, Condit, Fryer, Hart, Herget, Harr, Lyons, Payne, Tibbals, Winter, Leitch, Oswald...the list keeps growing. Ray's families are: Cassel, Hawk, Farnsworth, Worth, Wells, Coen, Clark, Dunlap. We are also researching: Uhrlaub/Arkell - Korth/Thewke - and Bennett/Dell'Angelo.

You are welcome to copy and use any of our posted memorial pix for genealogy purposes. We try to be as accurate as possible - generally requiring 2 sources before we enter bio information. But, errors do occur - if you find a mistake, please contact us.
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Paul Rolfe
Blumenstein edits
I do not know the Blumentstein family. If you are related and would like to manage the memorials, I will transfer. Are you looking for other names in the Council Bluffs area? I see the cemetery has Carl & Nettie Cassel.
Added by Paul Rolfe on Mar 08, 2017 2:32 PM
RE: Armando Dell'Angelo
AJ & Ray,

You're quite welcome; it's a pleasure to assist. If you think there is a chance that there might be a permanent grave stone there at some point, let me know and I will check back periodically.

Joe Canner
Added by Candeux on Jan 29, 2017 12:26 PM
James (Jim) F. Kelly
RE: James E. Fossett
Thank you for your kind comments.

Added by James (Jim) F. Kelly on Jan 03, 2017 6:42 AM
James (Jim) F. Kelly
James E. Fossett
Thanks for the message.

Would you like me to transfer James E. Fossett to you? Just let me know.

I am willing to transfer most on my memorials.

Added by James (Jim) F. Kelly on Jan 02, 2017 9:29 PM
Charles Wallace "Wally" Northcutt, Jr
Hi! Not related to Charles Northcutt Jr., but transferred his memorial to you since you are related. Have no additional info to share.

Many thanks--
Added by PATTY McFERREN-BLANTON & ... on Oct 19, 2016 12:58 PM
Dustin E. Niemeyer
Dear AJ & Ray Cassel,
Thank you so much for your notification of the duplicate memorial I had created for Dustin E. Niemeyer. My apologies for creating the duplicate, I did not do it intentionally - but must not have adequately checked prior to creating it. I have deleted it. I send you my deepest sympathies on the passing of this beloved dear young man.
May God bless you and yours,
Added by Evangelineღ on Oct 09, 2016 7:12 PM
Carol & David
RE: Carrie Perdoe 136863105
Good luck on your research on the Oswald family. I was fortunate a Rev. Charles E.C. Oswald wrote a book in 1907 on the family back to Henry Oswald. My grandmother was listed in his book having been born in 1896. This book has been a great resource in the families who descend from him.

I did find one mistake but compared to all the other correct entries I have verified I consider it a great book.

Added by Carol & David on Sep 20, 2016 1:08 PM
Carol & David
Carrie Perdoe 136863105
I have transferred Carrie to you as she is not a member of our family.

My Oswald family descends from Henry/Henrick Oswald who came from Switzerland and ended up in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, Pa. which was probably Bucks County then. I have some who moved to Berks County but most were from Lynn Township. My great grandfather left Lehigh County and came to Harmony, New Jersey where my great grandparents married and worked as farmers. That farm is still in our family.

Added by Carol & David on Sep 19, 2016 5:54 PM
t. g. davis
RE: francis davis, amanda lyons davis
ah so you may see i have more up. you may know of amanda's sister mary, one of the 3 marys of frank's first cousin elias davis. they were 2nd-odd- order cousins of mine, but i find their antebellum history interesting. you may have seen me on world connect. will PM you presently if thats ok. i got a few questions...
Added by t. g. davis on Aug 05, 2016 8:45 PM
t. g. davis
francis davis, amanda lyons davis
thanks for the edit suggest on my 2nd cousins, somehow i missed that one.
regards, tim
Added by t. g. davis on Aug 02, 2016 6:02 PM
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