User talk:Jonjay



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Day Family [12 August 2008]

I proably have more info on the Day Family now since we last corresponded....Contact me....Elaine Hopkins Day--Elainejd 22:00, 11 August 2008 (EDT)

Kontak Genealogy [8 January 2009]

I see your information on We Relate and was wondering how you fit into the Kontak clan.

My mother-in-law was Elsie Kontak Happ and I will be taking over the compilation of the genealogy information from Joyce Kontak. I hope to have a new reprint of The Kontak Story" ready for the reunion.

Dick Hughes 18:59, 7 January 2009 (EST)

Oops. Correct e-mail address is 19:00, 7 January 2009 (EST)

Claar [11 May 2009]

Hello Jonjay, Today is my first day on WeRelate and I saw we have a match on my father's side. I look forward to following this tree branch further. Nice to meet you. Kelly--Kjkae 14:51, 11 May 2009 (EDT)

Taomina Question [21 May 2009]


Just wanted to inquire about you Taormina research. Have you found that Taormina=Termini=Termine?--Painoh 16:58, 21 May 2009 (EDT)

Ferree Fsmily First Four Project [19 October 2009]


My name is Charles Heisterkamp ( I note that we share an interest in members of the Blackburn family. I have placed the first FIVE generations of the Ferree family in America on WeRelate. I hope to improve the primary documentation through a cooperative effort to locate wills, land records, etc. As you are probably aware, the Blackburn have intermarried with Ferrees. I have a large number of Blackburn family on my main Ferree data base and would be happy to exchange information, if you are interested. Have a great day. Charles--Ckamp3 20:18, 18 October 2009 (EDT)

Campbell family [18 January 2011]

Hello Jonjay, I am looking for information about Matthew Campbell, born about 1776 in Cumberland Co., PA, the son of Hercules Campbell and Jane Means. He married Susanna Stull of Woodsboro,Frederick Co., MD on 19 Dec. 1795. Do you have any information about this family? Thank you for considering this request. Joe Doyle--Josdoyle 19:43, 6 November 2009 (EST)

I have an Elizabeth Campbell in my line but she is listed as being born in VA but moved to Bellefontaine OH where she married Wm Clagg they lived many years in Clinton IL seem to be a fair number of Campbell lines so hard to tell just where she may fit in Richard Lauring 13:00, 18 January 2011 (EST)

Margaret Francisco m Burr Huss [12 January 2010]

We have a connection in a tree I have not yet uploaded. This Margaret Francisco who married Burr Huss is the daughter of James Richard Francisco and Fannie Maria Grover. Margaret's father was brother to my Maria Jane Francisco.

You may already have the upline for Margaret. If not, let me know. I should be able to help with this.

Linda S--LindaS 19:13, 12 January 2010 (EST)

painter family [25 January 2010]

I noticed your name by a lot of the painter names..... may I ask who you are? Bevon Nelson Painter is my father!--Jbmartzell 01:52, 25 January 2010 (EST)

missing names [6 February 2010]

Under parents Carson and Edna Paulsen the names of children that are missing are Edna, Mayme, Rose and Ruth. Roy Paulsen was my grandfather.

Carol Paulsen Quillet--CarolPQ 03:33, 6 February 2010 (EST)

Jacob Stull [8 March 2010]

Jacob Stull was my g-g-grandfather. I have his death date and some other info if you would like to exchange.--Sscook62 17:27, 8 March 2010 (EST)

Stull [9 March 2010]

My g-g-grandfather, Jacob Samuel Stull, was the son of Henry and Magdalena Stull. He was born on April 12, 1839, in PA, and died on March 14, 1924 in Rouzerville, Franklin Co., PA. He is buried at Price's Church Cemetery in Waynesboro, Franklin Co., PA.

From your info, I am assuming you are a descendent of Jacob and Susan Spielman, his first wife. Susan was the daughter of David and Nancy Spielman. She was born abt. 1842 in MD and died bet. 1876-1880. She is also buried at Price's Church Cemetery.

Jacob and Susanna were married on Aug. 26, 1860 and their children were:

Anna E. Stull, b. Sept. 14, 1862, in PA, d. Nov. 7, 1930, in Waynesboro, buried at Burns Hill Cemetery in Waynesboro. She married Alexander Hamilton Snider.

Joseph H. Stull, b. Sept. 7, 1868, in Rouzerville, d. Jan 18, 1930, in Waynesboro, buried at Price's Church Cemetery. He married Ida Singer.

David Lester Stull, b. abt. 1868, d. 1897, buried at Price's Church.

Martha Catherine Stull, b. July 1869 in Rouzerville, d. Dec. 15, 1936, in Rouzerville, buried at Price's Church. (Sometimes she is called Margaret.) She married W. H. (Harry) Harrison.

George Washington Stull, b. 1872 in Rouzerville, d. Dec. 1859, buried in Baltimore, MD.

Minnie Stull, b. abt. 1877 in PA. In the 1880 census, she is living with her grandparents. I am assuming this has something to do with her mother's death shortly after her birth.

Jacob married Christiana Hoover of Washington Co., MD, on Oct. 20, 1878, and I am descended from one of their children. I also info on them, but it is quite lengthy and would take forever to type here. If you are interested in them, maybe we can figure out another way to exchange info.

Hope I helped fill in some holes.--Sscook62 07:27, 9 March 2010 (EST)

Jacob Burgoon, 1806-1881 [13 September 2010]

Jacob Burgoon, ref. above and my great-great grandfather, was born in Baltimore County, Maryland, not in Germany, at least according to family tradition. You will have noticed that his father, Robert Burgoon, was born in Maryland and that his father, Jacques (Jacob) Burgoon was born in France and emigrated to the Maryland Colony. Not sure how "Germany" entered the picture, but I am convinced it is an error.--Steptyner 14:29, 13 September 2010 (EDT)

Jacob Burgoon (1806-1881), Comment #2 [13 September 2010]

This is not the same person as Jacob Burgoon, son of Charles Burgoon and Barbara Hampshire (Hamscher/Hamsher), but was the son of Robert Burgoon and Leah Diffey. The Jacob who was the son of Charles and Barbara was born on 15DEC1831, probably in Hocking Co., OH, and died as a soldier in Company F, 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Vicksburg, MS, on 18DEC1863.--Steptyner 14:37, 13 September 2010 (EDT)

Charles Burgoon, son (?) of Charles Burgoon & Barbara Hampshire [13 September 2010]

As nearly as I can tell, Charles Burgoon and Barbara Hampshire never had a son named Charles, and certainly could not have had a son with the same birth and death dates as his own father!--Steptyner 14:47, 13 September 2010 (EDT)

HELTEBRAKE [25 September 2010]

Are you researching Helte(r)brake genealogy?

Carol Heltebrake Gammel--Annee 23:58, 24 September 2010 (EDT)

[18 January 2011]

Based on family info I have I decend thru Elizabeth Heminger m George Cope b 1800 cumberland co PA he moved to Mansfield OH area in 1847 I decend thru his son Levi Cope this info comes thru family records also photographs kept by his grand daughter Vera (Morton) Efnor b 1-5-1894 centerville SD d 8-13-1985 mpls MN I am grand son Richard Lauring Cushing WI--Rlauring 12:53, 18 January 2011 (EST)

ambrose harris [10 August 2011]

i am grandson of jenkins harris   i found a george harris born 1885 born in mi adopted by levi  harris and living in naples ny in 1910 cant find him after that--Jenkins 07:21, 10 August 2011 (EDT)

Lost you [2 October 2011]

We were in touch at one time, but my email address changed. There is a new Mabus in the family! Camille Jane Mabus was born to Mark Samuel and Julie (Norton) Mabus. She is the granddaughter of Stephen who is the son of Larry.--Bmabus 21:41, 1 October 2011 (EDT)

Joy Donnell descendant of William Donnell [6 October 2011]

Jonjay, I was helping my father search for information about his grandfather, Joy Donnell. I came across this website. My dad is the only surviving member of the Floyd Donnell family. I can help update that family's information. What we were searching for was the burial sites of Joy Donnell's mother and father. Can you advise me of a way I can search this information.

Thanks--Wilhelmina 20:00, 5 October 2011 (EDT)

emza myers rosa lena reef [10 October 2011]

Hello I am a relative of emza myers and rosa lena reef. I wonder if you have any information on the genealogy of her children. jason--jason risenburg 03:10, 10 October 2011 (EDT)

Hirzel Tree [7 December 2011]

Alexander Hirzel is my wife's great grandfather. I have uploaded 400+ profiles of his descendants to, , which I am in the process of uploading to

Elizabeth Ann Krob my wife → Alfred Connell Krob her father → Elise Hirzel his mother → Alexander Hirzel her father

I have a booklet prepared by Otto and Emil Hirzel for the Alexander Hirzel-Studer Family Reunion around 1958 if you are interested. The family history includes six generations of Alexander Hirzel's ancestors, which I am also uploading to

Alexander Hirzel (1849-1931) → Christopher Hirzel (1785-1853) his father → Benedict Hirzel, III (1747-1802) his father → Benedict Hurtzel, II (1715-1748) his father → Benedict Hurtzel (1668) his father → Heinrich Hurtzel (1608-1696) his father → Hans Hurtzel his father

Please let me know if you are interested and if I can be helpful.

Doug Kellner 21:02, 6 December 2011 (EST)

Hasslekus [20 December 2011]

Greetings! My name is Ken Hasselkus and I'm new to We Relate. I'm wondering why the surname is spelled Hasslekus, rather than Hasselkus. Thanks for your help.--Hasselkus 21:14, 19 December 2011 (EST)

Aldrich ties [15 January 2012]

Hi, I'm a granddaughter of Charles and Josie (Josephine Beck) Aldrich of Fostoria, Ohio. Charles was married to someone else first, having Harry, Lertis, and Howard as sons. After his marriage to Josie, he had two additional sons, Victor (aka Valdine) and Oliver, my father.--Buffy 16:33, 15 January 2012 (EST)

Mary Christina Kline and John George Engle Jr. Children [25 July 2012]

Hi Johjay,

I a working on William Engle who is the son of Mary Christina and John George Engle. Do you have any other information on them? I have the autograph book of his grandson where he and his wife Sarah (Vogt) Fought (granddaughter of patriot Michael Foght) have signed, but I don't have the paper trail connecting William to his parents.

I appreciate any help.


Kathleen McGuire--MikkiKathleen 10:34, 25 July 2012 (EDT)

Maria Sheldon Woodbury [20 October 2012]

Hi Jonjay,

Maria Sheldon Woodbury d/o Wheeler W. Woodbury (1784-1865) & Maria Sheldon Pease (1782-1872)

Maria, d. Wheeler and Maria (Pease), b. 8 Apr 1807, New London, NH.

- NH State Vital Records, Concord, NH.

Best Regards,

Larry Wert 12:34, 20 October 2012 (EDT)

Schlupps and Dardingers [10 December 2012]

I just found today and started a stub of a tree on my Dardinger Family. The immigrant family was Stephen Dardinger and Anna Marie Schlup who came from Switzerland in 1958 with their three older children, Jacob, Mary Ann and Ferdinand and settled first in Licking County, Ohio and later in Hardin County, Ohio. While I appear to be the first researcher here of Dardingers, it seems that there are quite a lot of Schlup / Schlupp / Schluep / etc. families here. I'm wondering if we ever exchanged info elsewhere since I seem to remember seeing the Jonjay name before. Anyway I'm hoping this may be a good place to try working out the exact connections of the Dardingers and the Schlupps. Meanwhile I'll start looking for info I don't already have and hopefully adding some info I have others here don't.

Dave Dardinger--DaveD 16:24, 10 December 2012 (EST)

Velma Katherine Gleason and Anton John Koss [16 May 2013]

Velma and Anton are my grandparents. I saw your name on this website and wonder if we can share family history information. Red--RedGrier 17:51, 16 May 2013 (EDT)

Michael Roush & Mary Remer [11 March 2015]

   I would love to help you with this family.  You are missing several children.  One is my 2nd great grandmother Emma (Roush) Jones Jenson. You are also missing her sister Catherine. I have been researching family history for over 42 years and was the director of a branch of the LDS Family History Library for many years.  I have a lot of Michael's ancestry. Mary came from Pennsylvania but I don't have much on her family. I do have their death records and know where they are buried. I do have a photo of Mary. (There was a photo of her and Michael together but the only copy of it that I have seen is very blurry. I am still trying to track it down.)  My name is Kathy Simkins and my e-mail address is: 21:00, 25 February 2015 (UTC)
This user hasn't been active since 2007; if you wish to extend the line you share with him, I suggest you take over editing it because after 8 years of inactivity it is unlikely this user will come back. I also reccomend if you want to share your email and other contact information you do it by private mail, which can be done in the WeRelate system Daniel Maxwell 13:17, 11 March 2015 (UTC)