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Making Progress on Becoming a Wyandot
Posted by: Kerry Zane (ID *****3259) Date: November 15, 2003 at 13:38:19
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Yesterday, I bought copies of my father's and grandfather's death certificates. But I did encounter a snag. Genealogy work done by others in my family says that my great grandfather was Elias Zane, and that his father was Eli Leslie Zane. Now, I have a copy of the will of Eli's father, Isaac Zane Jr, which also lists Eli's mother, Hannah. Hannah Dickinson Zane is buried in the Huron Cemetery in Kansas City KS. Since only Wyandots are buried in the Huron Cemetery, Hannah was a Wyandot (duh!) And Eli, I do believe, is listed on the 1867 rolls of those who migrated from Ohio to Kansas. Now I come to my problem. My grandfather's death certificate gives totally different names for his parents than what has been established. I know my great grandparents were Elias Zane and Susannah Miller. I even know when and where they were married. But Grandpa's DC says his parents were 'Chester Zane' and 'Sue Morrison'. According to our records, there was no Chester Zane of that generation. So I'm thinking my grandmother gave the county recorder some bogus information. I wonder if that can be legally changed? Anyway, the DC does give Grandpa's Social Security number (assuming that it isn't bogus as well). So I'm going to see if I can get some info from the Social Security Administration. Yes, I have checked the SS Death Records thru Ancestry.com. Fruitless. But then, it didn't have my father on record either. Then I'll call the Vigo County, IN recorder to see if the marriage certificate is on microfilm. Maybe this is all for naught, but hey! I gotta try!


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