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Hello all. This is weird, I'ven ever researched any genealogy before, but I thought I'd give it a shot. I am currently engaged to Jason Portell, whos father is John Portell living in Indiana. Jason's grandmother's last name was Portell until she was re-married and her last name became DeGonia. I'm not sure of her first name, or the names of her husbands. I do know she passed away in 1993.
Jason's dad, John has 7 brothers and 1 sister, Karen Bailey. Other brothers include, David Portell, Dale Portell, Derryl Wayne Portell, Dennis Portell, Joseph DeGonia, etc. Most of these people live in Potosi, MO or around there in Mineral Point. I think this whole genealogy thing is interesting. I'll write back with more information later. Jason lives up in St. Louis with me. His mother, Judy Pendergrass, formerally Portell and her maiden name was Hachstetter (spelling). Her parents live in Cadet, MO.