I am looking for anyone who knew/related to my father or grandfather. Dad was born in Mississippi and had a wife before my mother, he was born 1912. His mother was Mamie Brown, she had a cousin Anne Beacheam. His father was Willie Lane and he died in Manteno State Hospital in 1957-58.
I AM SEARCHING FOR MEMBERS OF THE NICANDER/NIKANDER/SPENCER AND EXTENDED FAMILIES FOR INPUT TO MY WORK IN PROGRESS. NEED INFO AND PICTURES IF POSSIBLE. HAVE FAMILY WEBSITE THAT YOU MAY JOIN OR JUST VISIT.
My name is Melanie Ann Dodge and I was born to Brenda Ann Seashols (/Kehoe/Dodge). I was born on Thanksgiving Day, the 22nd of November, 1979 in Saint Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan.
My father, Michael Johnson, left before I was born, but my paternal grandfather, Carl Johnson, stayed around for a little while, as I do remember him. I referred to my grandfather as "uncle carl" apparently because no one knew just how to explain his relationship to me. (BTW, kid's really don't care if they have 4 grandparents or 7, if they're related by blood, marriage or just because some person out there was nice and needed the love of a family... in the kid's view, the bigger the family, the merrier the members.) Anyway, without my having time to understand his place in my life, he ended up fading away as well.
I wouldn't be telling the whole world this stuff or asking everyone for info if my mother hadn't died when I was still young, before I had the chance to get any more information than what I've already stated, but right now, I really am in a bind to figure this out on my own at 30 years old and having no parents or grandparents to guide me through my search.
Please help if you can! Any info or remotely possible lead would be appreciated.
Looking for information about Charles/Carl Johnson b. abt 1855 Sweden,owned a lumber camp in Faithorn Michigan area with son Edward. Charles/Carl immigrated according to census abt 1873 from Sweden. Married Carrie/Karen/Caroline Anderson/Andersdatter Aug 1882. She imm 1880-81. Lived in Menominee, Norway, and Faithorn areas. He could have more names than what is listed as well as Carrie. Her grandfathers name was Hans Jorgansen possibly.
LOOKING FOR FAMILY IN MICHIGAN . PLEASE CONTACT ME IF THERE IS ANY INFORMATION ON THE KERN FAMILY THAT WAS KIN TO HER. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MY FAMILY HERITAGE. AND SIBLINGS. WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ABOUT THEIR HEALTH ALSO. THANKS,CAROLYN