I am looking for the children of Richard Kerns, that passed away in 1967. Ann Marie, Candace Lee, Kimberly Sue, Sherry Lou, Wanda Jean and John A these are the name I was told...they may have been changed... I would love to make a connection if possible....You have more family out there!!
My mother was born Estelle Voorhees, a twin in May, 1921. She was given up for adoption by her mother Alice Gustafson from Chicago.
Birth father was listed as Ted Voorhees, deceased; believe his full name to be Ted Victor Voorhees as we have located a marriage license for Ted and Alice. Although Ted was listed as deceased, we believe Ted & Alice were separated.
Believe Ted later moved east, to Indiana and/or Pennsylvania.
Copies of marriage license and birth records for twins available! No record of divorce found.
My maternal grandfather was Ted Victor Voorhees. He died in 1968. He was married at the time of his death to Margaret G. Voorhees. I do not know the year of their marriage. My mother Virginia Gail Voorhees was born in 1925, followed by two sisters. My mom has since passed. There was a rumor in the family about a prior marriage. Ted was a Methodist minister, seving in Stateline, NY, Monessen, PA, McKeesport, PA and as prison chaplain at the State peniteniary in Pittsburgh.
I do not know how/when he was in Chicagoland. There are two surviving members of that union, both in their 80's.
Thank you so much for responding to my post! It sounds as if we very well may have had the same grandfather. My mother and her twin brother (who died in infancy) were born May 1, 1921 in Chicago. The twins birth certificates list only the father's last name "Voorhees" as deceased. Earlier census records indicate that Ted V Voorhees lived in the Gustafson home and a marriage certificate indicates that he married Alice Gustafson, my mother's birth mother. Mom was also told that her father was a Methodist minister.
It was one of my mother's greatest desires to find some of her birth family. She passed away in 1971 and I have wanted to honor her memory by finding them for her. Thanks to a dedicated daughter and son-in-law we have learned all that we know over the past year.
Do you have contact information for your two aunts? I would very much like to reach out to them. I would also like to invite you to my family site so that you can review pictures of my mother and know more of my family.
Thank you again for responding to my post. I hope to hear from you again soon.
Thank you so much! I understand that this could be shocking for your aunts. I appreciate your willingness to reach out to them. I won't be a threat to them or Ted's memory in any way. As I said, just trying to find a truth to my mother's past; something that was impossible for her to achieve in her lifetime. Technology has given us so many opportunities!
I purchased a book written by Ted Victor Voorhees. A book in which he gives lessons for children to teach them about the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ through the use of magic tricks! Seems that he may have been a fun grandpa.
I know this possible connection can't be as important to you as it is to me, but if you'd be interested in viewing my site to see pictures of my mother, I need an email address for you to send the invitation.
My birth mother: my guess is her name is Lee Urkrainec because my given name by her was Sharon Lee Ukrainec I was born November 24th, 1963 in Calgary, Alberta Canada and she gave me up for adoption in 1963 in Calgary. My parents Ronald Maurice McKenna and Shirley Rosemarrie McKenna adopted me in Calgary. Can anyone help me. My email is MTiny92@aol.com
My aunt's name is Lee Ann Deenese Daniels. She was born Dec 29, 1965 in Bexar, San Antonio, Texas, at Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was adopted by Robert and Ruby Daniels. The adoption was pre arranged. Robert and Ruby are listed on her birth certifcate. She was told it was a secret pregnancy, and her birth mother could not keep her. Her medical records show her mother only gaied 15lbs during the pregnancy. She was told her mothers name was Katherine (could be differnt spelling) and went by Kathy. Her birth certificate says her birth mom was born Aug 17, 1942.