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Kevin Jones (#48323531)
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I have been working on genealogy for many years and am mainly interested in the following surnames:

Beyke: Germany -> Indiana -> Nebraska
Braman: New York -> Illinois -> Iowa
Gemmel: Scotland -> Canada -> Minnesota
Hart: Ireland -> NY -> Penn. -> S. Dakota
Heitman: Germany -> Indiana
Ingalls: France -> NY, -> Minnesota
Jacob(s): Germany -> Indiana -> Nebraska
Jones: NY -> Ohio -> Michigan -> Iowa
Krebsbach: Germany -> Nebraska
Lehr: Germany -> Indiana
Sprague: NY -> Indiana -> Michigan -> Iowa
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KTurner
Jones Family
Hi Kevin,
I believe we are distant cousins. I descend from Dudley Jones of Cass Co., MI. Please contact me at k-turn@msn.com Sincerely, Kent Turner
Added by KTurner on Aug 25, 2015 5:59 PM
Joe Schaefer
more info
I was working on Boniface Schaffer and saw the info on Agnes Merkel Schaffer. Some of the Merkel info was difficult to get in the right order. I have since reordered it, see below.

1842: A group that included the Boniface Schaffer family (Boniface (38), Agnes Merkel (49), their daughter Laura (11), and Medardus Jakob (22) (Agnes' son from her 2nd marriage) & his wife Genovefa (18) left Iffezheim, Baden, Germany in 1842 and arrived in Fulda, Spencer, IN in 1843.

Agnes Merkel was born Jan 18, 1793 in Iffezheim, Baden, Germany & died Dec 15, 1879 (86) Fulda, Spencer Co, IN.
Her first husband was Joseph Wilhelm. Their son, Ambrose departed Iffezheim in 1847.
Agnesí second husband was Peter Jakob. Their son, Medardus departed Iffezheim in 1842.
Agnesí (37) third husband was Boniface Schaffer (26), they married in Iffezheim on the Nov 22, 1830. He was born May 3, 1804 in Iffezheim, Baden, Germany & died Feb 3, 1879 (75) in Fulda, Spencer, IN. Their daughter Laura was born Aug 10, 1831 in Iffezheim, she went to Fulda with them in 1842.

Medardus Jakob (Jacob) was born June 8, 1820 Iffezheim, Baden, Germany, and died Dec 28, 1911 in Fulda, Spencer, IN. He was the son of Peter Jacob and Agnes Merkel (her 2nd marriage). Medardus was married three times and outlived all of his wives. He fathered 16 children & was the step-father to 3 more. Medardus married Genovefa Jerger in Iffezheim. She was born in 1824, in Sinzheim, Baden, Germany and died (30) Oct. 2 1854 due to complication in childbirth (Clara).

Medardus' second wife was Anna Maria Blum. They were married Feb 19, 1857. She was born in 1834 in Neuhof, Germany and died from complications of childbirth (Catharina) in November 1866.

Medardusí third wife was Maria Magdalena Jerger. She was born Feb 8, 1838 in Iffezheim, Baden, Germany. Maria was the sister of Medardusí first wife (Genovefa), she also was the sister-in-law of his second wife (Anna). At the time of their marriage, Maria was a widow with three children. Medardus and Maria were blessed with five more children. They married on Sep 17, 1867 in Jasper, IN (19 miles from Fulda), and she died Nov 3, 1905.


1847: A group that included Remigius Schaffer (48), his wife Agnes Schneider (43) and their children; and Ambrose Wilhelm (33), his wife Theodora Werner (31) and their children left Iffezheim, Baden, Germany in 1847 and arrived in Fulda, Spencer, IN.

Remigius Schaffer was born Oct 1, 1798 in Iffezheim, Baden, Germany, and died (55) Jun 23, 1854 in Fulda, Spencer, IN. He was the older brother of Boniface Schaffer. Remigius (30) married Agnes Schneider (25) on Jan 26, 1829 in Iffezheim. Agnes was born Jan 19, 1804 in Iffezheim and died (82) Sep 8, 1886 in Tell City, IN. They left Germany with their children. Many of their descendants settled in the Fulda and Tell City, IN. Their son, Leopold married Johanna Frances Zoglmann, their daughter, Francisca married Valentin Blum, Jr.

Ambrose Wilhelm was born Nov 9, 1814 in Iffezheim, Germany, and died after the 1870 census and before the 1880 census in Evansville, IN. He was the son of Joseph Wilhelm and Agnes Merkel (her 1st marriage). Ambrose married Theodora Werner (22) in Iffezheim on the Nov 12, 1838. Theodora was born Jul 2, 1816 Iffezheim & died after the 1880 census and before the 1900 census in Evansville, IN. They left Germany with their children and had three more children after arriving in Indiana. Their descendants settled in the Fulda and Evansville, IN. Ambrose and his sons, Joseph and Anton served in the 60th Indiana Infantry, Company A during the Civil War with Paul Schaefer (Findagrave 120742563). All of the Ambrosí filed for invalid pensions. Source: http://www.merkelsearch.com/gendata/iffezheimtoamerica.php Iffezheim to Sourthern Indiana
Added by Joe Schaefer on Aug 25, 2015 5:50 PM
Joe Schaefer
RE: The Agnes Merkel info
Distant relative, but yes I am.
Added by Joe Schaefer on Aug 25, 2015 5:45 PM
Joe Schaefer
The Agnes Merkel info
Agnes Merkel was born Jan 18, 1793 in Iffezheim, Baden, Germany. She died Dec 15, 1879 Fulda, Spencer co, IN.

Agnes (37) married Boniface Schaffer (26)(her 3rd husband) in Iffezheim on the Nov 22, 1830. He was born May 3, 1804 in Iffezheim, Baden, Germany & died Feb 3, 1879 in Fulda, Spencer, IN.

Laura Schaffer their daughter, was born Aug 10, 1831 in Iffezheim.

A group that included the Boniface Schaffer family (Boniface (38), Agnes (49) & Laura (11), and Medardus Jakob (22)(Agnes' son from her 2nd marriage) & his wife Genovefa (18) left Iffezheim, Baden, Germany in 1842 and arrived in Fulda, Spencer, IN in 1843.

Source: www.merkelsearch.com/gendata/iffezheimtoamerica.php Iffezheim to Sourthern Indiana.
Added by Joe Schaefer on Aug 24, 2015 8:44 PM
Joe Schaefer
Medardus Jakob (Jacob)
This info is more detailed than the previous info that I sent you.

Medardus Jakob (Jacob)
born 8 June 1820 Iffezheim, Baden, Germany
died 28 Dec 1911 Fulda, Spencer, IN.

Medardus was the son of Peter Jacob (2nd husband) of Agnes Merkel, (see Agnes below). He left Germany in 1842 along with his mother Agnes Merkel and her third husband, Boniface Schaeffer.

Medardus Jakob was married three times and outlived all of his wives. His first wife was Genovefa Jerger, born 1824, Sinzheim, Baden and died 9 Oct. 2 1854 at 30 years of age, in childbirth.

Medardus' second wife was Anna Maria Blum. Anna Maria was born 1834 in Neuhof, Germany. Medardus and Mary Blum were married 19 Feb 1857. Mary died from complications of childbirth in November 1866.

On 17 Sep 1867 in Jasper, IN, Medartus married his second wife's sister-in-law, who was also his first wife's sister: Maria Magdalena Jarger (born 8 Feb 1838 - died 3 Nov 1905.) Maria was a widow with three children and five more children were born from this union.

Medardus was the father of 16 children and step-father of 3 children. Medardus and his three wives are at rest at St. Boniface Cemetery, Fulda, Spencer, IN. Many of Medardus' descendants are still in the Spencer County, IN.

Info contributed by Joe Schaefer, source: merkelsearch.com/gendata/iffezheimtoamerica.php (Iffezheim to Southern Indiana).
Added by Joe Schaefer on Aug 24, 2015 6:03 PM
laura (sallee)Yoder
Regarding german records
My gr...grandfather was Martin Weaver(orig.Weber on the baptismal cert.s) was from the same area/church settled as Medardus Jakob 101705407. It is a possibility that they were from the same area in the mother country. Can you give you me any leads in how to trace in Germany? Martin Weaver# 38871655 Thank you
Added by laura (sallee)Yoder on Jun 09, 2015 3:15 PM
laura (sallee)Yoder
regarding Medardus Jakob
his mem. number is 101705407
I am his gr. gr. grandaughter thru a daughter Anna that is not listed. We believe she was a later child of Maria Jarger(?)Anna (b.1881)married Jacob Weaver/Weber. I was wondering where you received or found the information on Medardus's birth place. We have known his name for very far back but never had a town/province. Do you have any church records, marriage, etc? Thank you for answering. Unfortunately, Anna never had boys that married so the name dies with the last unmarried Aunt. Thank you
Added by laura (sallee)Yoder on Jun 09, 2015 3:08 PM
C.C.Diamond
Westlawn-Hillcrest Vets
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.

C.C.Diamond #48316821

If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Mar 29, 2015 7:41 PM
This Old Scarecrow
RE: Pvt Daniel A. Fulmer # 67091661
Greetings Kevin,
I had requested this a few days ago from another party.
There must have been a mix up.
Added by This Old Scarecrow on Feb 28, 2015 8:05 AM
This Old Scarecrow
RE: Pvt Daniel A. Fulmer
Yes, that's my great great grandfather.
I requested it's transfer over to me the other day.
There must have been some confusion, or a mix-up.
Thanks Kevin !
Added by This Old Scarecrow on Feb 26, 2015 1:52 PM
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