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Margaret Anderson writes:

"After searching for 8 years I have found some of my great grandmother's family. The biography for J. Martin Burgess in the Biographical Records tells the story. My great grandmother was the Mrs. Bates of Kingman County, KS.

I knew she was born in Bond County, Il. and had heard she was raised by a Burgess family but this explains her mother married Henry Burgess. I am still searching for her father's name and think he must have come to Wi. with his family as did Henry Burgess and he either died there or on the way. Thanks for the great sight."

Margaret Anderson


Edward Siedlecki writes:

"I would like to thank this county, because while searching for my GG Grandfather and grandmother Jasper Bowker and Hannah Mary Keith I found another person (Cousin now) who was researching the Keith name and she was able to provide me a gedcom file of the Keith's back to my Grandfather 22 generations ago. Lord Edward Keith of Scotland Born abt 1380."

Edward A. Siedlecki


Sandra Johnson writes:

"Thank you for the look up. The information is most helpful. Coincidentally, while looking up the Census for 1900 at the Family History Center I noticed that someone else had ordered and was done with "Vital Statistics/Grant County, Wisconsin" so I borrowed it for a look see. Unfortunately it was 1900-1903 and I now believe that my great grandparents Henry Holzer and Anna Klar were married 1904. I will now order that film myself to confirm the dates.

"Again, thank you. I only started on Holzer/Klar 3 months ago and by writing (thank you for the Internet) all of the Klars still in Platteville, I made phone contact with David Klar last week. He is farming the original Klar farm and purchased the farm next door--the original Holzer farm. So, essentially, I made contact with a "cousin" and he confirmed that all of the Klars' still in Platteville are relatives. Genealogy is so much fun.

"One last thing--because of the Grant County web site I joined the Grant County Genealogical Society, received the surname listings for the cemeteries and hit the genealogical "motherlode." So exciting to now know where my great grandparents are buried. Thank you again for all your help!"
Sandra Johnson
Gig Harbor, Washington


Patrick McCleary writes:

"Thank you for the great job that is being done with the Grant County GenWeb pages. Not long ago I sent a short and rather basic e-mail to another researcher of the WARD surname. Less than two days later I received a reply from her… providing me with the seven generations prior to my ancestor. The information took me from 1850’s Wisconsin back to c1603 in England!! Keep up wonderful work! I look forward to making many trips back to view your updates! Thanks again!"
Patrick McCleary
Petoskey, Michigan
Patrick@northlink.net


Jim Wyman writes:

"Thanks to your web site I am now in contact with two other branches of the George Salzmann family. We are now putting our trees together. Thank you for everything you do for genealogists. When a child, I remember visiting the Catholic church in Hazel Green (which my great-grandfather built) and the grotto in Dickeyville. Now as an adult, I hope to visit there with my cousins next summer. Thanks again!"
Jim Wyman


Pat Cotter writes:

"I've begun searching for some emigrants from the area my ancestors came from for a man in Germany who would like to find out where these people went. I've submitted the names to Grant county and through the link on your page, wrote to Grant Co Gen. Soc and asked for cemetary lookups. I found 2 of the families for sure and some evidence of a 3rd in Grant County! I checked Grant in the first place because I found one name in the 1860 census index - also others from not too far away had settled in Grant Co."
Thanks
Pat


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