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At 1:40am on December 9, 2012, Terese Mitchell said…

Hi Ruby,

  I don't use Genealogy Wise often, but I cam across your mention of FLora DOuglas as an ancestor and wondered if she is the same as mine who was from Ayrshire Scotland and married to Edward Garrus Harris/Herries?  Their son Robert had several sons with Dorothy Wyley and my ancestor was their son John.  THis Harris Group is in Group 3 of the Harris DNA Study.  Would love to correspond if this is also your line.  My direct e-mail is teresemitchell@optilink.us

Happy Holidays!

Terese

At 3:28pm on February 29, 2012, Blain James Mercer said…

Ruby, Who is your second connection to John and William Moulton? Is it through Joseph Dow III and Mary Nicholes?

At 4:09am on August 12, 2011, Elle W. said…
Hi, I saw you had some information about the Westerlin's from Dawson County NE some time ago. Would it be possible for you to pass it on to me if you still have it? I'm researching them and I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much!
At 7:40pm on July 18, 2010, Jim Steinberger said…
Sorry, Ruby, had too much information to send. Here is what I have on the last two children of the family.

1.5 Josef Walenta
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Birth Date: 5 Jul 1856
Birth Place: Cermna #30

I am seeking information about Joseph F. Walenta (Valenta), born about 1853 in Bohemia; married Marie A.S. Zima in Butler Co., NE 1 July 1879. She was born about 1856 in Bohemia to Frank Zima (Sr) and Mary/Marie Binna. They settled first in Winneshiek Co., IA and then Butler Co., NE. Joseph and Marie are living with her parents on the 1880 US Census, Butler Co., NE.


I would like to know more about the children of Joseph and his first wife, Marie Zima. Any information is appreciated.

1.6 Margaret Walenta
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Birth Date: 21 Feb 1852
Birth Place: Cermna #30
Death Date: 11 Feb 1927
Burial Place: Czech National a.k.a. Bohemian Cemetery
Occupation: Linn County, Iowa

Notes:
Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
Felix SEFCIK Self M Male W 36 BOHEMIA Blacksmith BOHEMIA BOHEMIA
Margaret SEFCIK Wife M Female W 28 BOHEMIA Keeping House BOHEMIA BOHEMIA
Annie SEFCIK Dau S Female W 9 NE BOHEMIA BOHEMIA
Emma SEFCIK Dau S Female W 7 NE BOHEMIA BOHEMIA
Victoria SEFCIK Dau S Female W 5 NE BOHEMIA BOHEMIA
Felix SEFCIK Son S Male W 4 NE BOHEMIA BOHEMIA
Joseph WALENTA FatherL M Male W 64 BOHEMIA At Home BOHEMIA BOHEMIA
Eva WALENTA MotherL M Female W 60 BOHEMIA At Home BOHEMIA BOHEMIA


Spouse: Felix Sefcik
Birth Date: 7 Apr 1844
Birth Place: Milavce #44
Death Date: 24 May 1926
Burial Place: Czech National a.k.a. Bohemian Cemetery
Occupation: Linn County, Iowa
Research: Notes
Spouse Father: Lawrence Sefcik (1816-)
Spouse Mother: Ewa Steinberger (1808-)
At 7:37pm on July 18, 2010, Jim Steinberger said…
Hello Ruby,

I am new to this group and am not sure how it works. You wrote an article called Murder and Marriage. You were looking for information on Joseph F. Valenta. I have a Joseph Valenta in my relation. His father and mother were on a homestead in Schuyler, NE with their daughter and son-in-law Felix Sefcik in 1880. The Valenta family came from Cermna, Bohemia. The original Valenta family first came to Kewaunee County, WI. I don't know if this is a clue for you or not, but if you think there is some potential, my e-mail address is neargbwi@gmail.com.

Family History - 18 July 2010

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1. Joseph Walenta
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Birth Date: 27 Sep 1822
Birth Place: Cermna #34

Spouse: Eva Fischer
Spouse Father: Micheal Fischer
Spouse Mother: Margaretha Brozovsky

Children: Anna
Matej
Kasper
Katerina
Josef
Margaret
At 7:33pm on May 29, 2010, Sharon Koleber said…
Good luck. I'm totally sympathetic. I got lucky by meeting someone there who had taken pix at the cemetery where a lot of my people were, but it is a tough county.
At 5:59pm on May 24, 2010, Sharon Koleber said…
Ruby,
I just joined today and was browsing the Illinois group and saw your request about Putnam County. You may have already heard this, but I was there in 1999 and found that their courthouse won't publish their vital records at all. Even when you are there (at least at that time), you can only look at a marriage index with names and a date. It won't show the other party's name. There was a book at the library that had some of the really old marriages - a history. Apparently they believe (or at least did then) that their records are NOT public records and that they are forbidden by Illinois law to make them public. Definitely not a genealogy-friendly county, unfortunately for those of us who have people there.
Sharon Koleber
At 5:04am on January 21, 2010, William Douglas said…
Ruby,

In July you wrote:
James Primrose (father of John) was born 23 Sept 1812 in Dumbarton, Dunbartonshire, Scotland to Adam Primrose and Janet Wilson. He married Elizabeth Collins on 13 April 1833 in Bonhill, Dunbartonshire, Scotland. She was born in Dumbarton on 5 April 1815 to Robert Collins and Flora Douglas. James Primrose died 13 May 1904 in Iowa.

I am researching a clockmaker, Douglas of Bonhill, Dumbarton. ( D. 12/09/1891) George was residing in Dumbarton and his wife was Christian McLintock or Douglas

Do you have any details of your Flora douglas?

Yours aye,
William
At 8:34am on December 13, 2009, Harry Van Noy said…
Hello Ruby:
My line goes: Mason Vannoy, George Briscoe Vannoy, Darby Cantrell Vannoy, Fred C. Vannoy. Fred Clifford Vannoy is my father. He died in 1968. The only thing he ever said was when his half-sister died, he left home. He was born in 1901, Chicago IL. He is in the 1910 census of Terra Haute IN. In 1920, there is a Fred Vannoy in New Orleans. Then in 1930, there is a Fred Vannoy/Viola. The first time he shows up in Anderson IN, is in 1932. I was born in 1943. There are three Fred Vannoy's born in 1901/02. I now think this one is not him, but I need to connect this MO Vannoy to someone. I also got an email from a lady in Audrain Co MO a couple of years ago. that said there is a man named Marvin Vannoy, who did write a book on his Vannoy line that lives (at that time) in the county. I think the town is Mexico? Thanks, Harry in IN
At 9:41pm on December 12, 2009, Harry Van Noy said…
Hello Ruby:
Do you have any info on a Fred Vannoy/Viola? that is in the 1930 census of Audrain Co. Mo?
Thanks, Harry Van Noy [descendant of Mason Vannoy]
At 1:07pm on November 22, 2009, Kimberly Paul said…
Hi Ruby:

Lockwood Smith and his 3rd wife, Rachel Platt; lived in Bradford CO, PA. Jonathon Platt lived in Sackett's Mill's, NY, I believe.
Kim
At 2:15am on November 22, 2009, shirley Ann McLaughlin Gorman said…
No I'm working on Cranstone in Hamilton County NB. And Strausbaugh who were in Buffalo County for a short time.
At 5:10pm on November 19, 2009, Kimberly Paul said…
Ruby:

Thank you so much for inviting me. My husband & I had a great time & we both enjoyed the movie as well.
The Platt's & Smith's are connected in my tree. As I mentioned before, I have a Rachel Platt that married Lockwood, she was his 3rd wife. Some sources say that Rachel was married first to a Jonathan Platt. Lockwood named one of his sons, Platt Smith, & since then, the Platt & Smith names have been connected.
The Moody's are connected to Lockwood Smith as well. One of Lockwood's descendants, I believe one of his granddaughters married a Shepard Moody.
We have a lot of information on Lockwood Smith Sr., he is mentioned in the book about the history of Bradford County in PA. He was also a Revolutionary War Hero as well.
I met a lot of cousins who are also researching Lockwood Smith's family. I found that the history of this family is fascinating.
At 1:13pm on November 11, 2009, Kimberly Paul said…
My Moody's were in the midwest, they're connected to the Moody Bible Institute. My Platt's were also from NY State & they married into my Smith line. I have a Rachel Platt who married Lockwood Smith & she was his 3rd wife. Does that sound familiar?
At 1:23pm on November 10, 2009, Kimberly Paul said…
Thanks for the invite, Ruby:

I will try to make it to the next meeting. According to our surname lists, it looks like we have some of the same surnames. I also have Roberts, Moody, and Platt, although I didn't list Moody & Platt.
At 3:54pm on October 15, 2009, E. Harold Vannoy said…
Hi Ruby, it has been a long time! I now have some time to do some genealogy again. I have the same question - any new information on who were the parents of my gr-gr-gr-grandfather Elijah Vannoy?
At 9:32am on October 15, 2009, Janet Brigham said…
Hi, Ruby -- Yes, they were in Utah, which is the only stretch of their history for which I have documentation. Supposedly they came via N. Carolina, and prior to that N. Jersey. How can we compare notes? Thanks, Janet
At 10:21am on September 27, 2009, Jenni Creekmore Leve said…
Ruby unfortunately my Aunt Pollyanna Creekmore passes away May 3, 2009. She would have been 89 Sept. 23, 2009.
Jenni
At 9:11am on August 29, 2009, Marilyn Smith said…
Sadly I know nothing more of Andrew. Sorry.
At 8:14pm on August 28, 2009, Marilyn Smith said…
I don't know of a second marriage for Andrew. I show him born around 1806 in KY and married to Rebecca Hooke of KY. They move to IN. Now that would be so interesting if we were related through this line as well.

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