Karen Lowe

Karen Lowe

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Karen J. Lowe
Born 1970s.
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Mother of [private daughter (1990s - unknown)]
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Profile last modified 29 May 2020 | Created 3 Aug 2011 | Last significant change: 1 May 2020
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Karen Lowe is a member of the Lau Name Study.
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Karen Lowe is 3/8 English.
Karen Lowe is 1/4 German.
Karen Lowe is 1/8 Scottish.
Karen Lowe is 1/8 Irish.
Karen Lowe is 1/16 French.
Karen Lowe participated with The Tidying Tornadoes during the 2018 Clean-a-Thon.


Karen (Lowe) Tobo is the daughter of James Edward Lowe[1] and Carolyn Sue Groomer.[2][3]

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In the event of my death, I would like all of my private profiles to be managed by a WikiTree member at the discretion of the WikiTree leadership.


  1. Paternal relationship confirmed by a full sibling match between Karen (Lowe) Tobo (GEDmatch M142637) and Raymond Lowe (GEDmatch F412396) along with a y-DNA match between Raymond and C. Lowe.
  2. Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 141 cM 23andMe match and identical mtDNA haplogroup U5a1a between Karen Tobo GEDmatch M142637 and her maternal second cousin Karl Sanders.
  3. Parents are confirmed on Karen's birth certificate in Karen's possession. And plus, you know, they were my mom and dad.
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I want to hear all the news!
I enjoy proposing and completing merges to help prune our global family tree.
My great-great-grandmother Emily Burdalow/Bordeleau descends from the Bordeleau family that migrated from 1740s Québec to the Indiana and Illinois area around Vincennes, Indiana.
Making new connections is my favorite thing to do on WikiTree! I enjoy seeing how we all relate.
I'm not very active with the data doctors, but like to follow their news.
My ancestor Perette Hallier (1651 - 1700) was one of the filles du roi sent to New France to find a husband.
I enjoy learning about other languages and cultures. I would like to develop resources for WikiTreers to help each other work in foreign languages.
It's really fun to greet brand-new members of WikiTree and provide simple pointers to get them started. Have you considered serving as a greeter occasionally?
My mother's maiden name was Groomer, and may have originally been Grömer.
My mother's maiden name was Groomer. Her family lived in southern Indiana, USA, and previously in Garrard County, Kentucky, USA. We think the name was originally Grömer.
My great-grandmother was Mabel Frances Kimmel. I have benefited greatly from the research of Tim Kimmel at http://www.kimmelfamily.net/
My Low/Lowe paternal ancestors migrated from Alsace to York County, Pennsylvania, in the mid-1700s and then to Tennessee in the 1790s. My father was born in Tennessee.
I've been a volunteer leader here at WikiTree since December 2014.
I'm adding notable Puerto Ricans and hope to find some gateway ancestors eventually.
I'm currently leading the Puerto Rican Roots project.
My great-great-grandmother Emily Burdalow / Bordeleau was 100% French-American. Her ancestors migrated in the 1700s from Québec to the areas in Indiana and Illinois around Vincennes.
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Karen Lowe's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Karen or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Karen Lowe: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup U5a1a2b, FTDNA kit #248358, MitoYDNA ID T11992 [compare]
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Thank you for checking my work and helping my tree!
posted by Nathan Grajek
Karen I finally got signed out. All yours!


Congrats, Karen, on registering your One Name Study with the Guild! Just noticed in the New registration ~ https://one-name.org/recent-study-registrations/
posted by Maggie N.
why did you remove the proposed match of Sims' 2589 and 3645. They are the same person.

Jim Sims

posted by James Sims
Jim, because they are the same person I wanted us to merge them and not just match them. Thanks!
posted by Karen Lowe
I am somewhat confused. Both words start with a "m" and have five letters and the difference in meaning must be very subtle and that difference eludes me. I agree they should forever be as one.
posted by James Sims
Hello and Happy New Year!

Thank you for all you've done here. I believe Gimbel-28 is David Gimbel, twin of Peter. David died on 7 Jul 1957 from cancer at the age of 29. Here is an obituary for him:


"Connecticut, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2CR-ZB8R : 14 August 2019), David Alva Gimbel, 14 Feb 1946; records extracted by FamilySearch and images digitized by Ancestry; citing Draft Registration, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, "Draft Registration Cards for Connecticut, 10/16/1940 – 3/31/1947," NAID 7644724. Records of the Selective Service System, 1926 - 1975, RG 147. National Archives and Records Administration at St. Louis, Missouri, n.d.

Sincerely, Lincoln Lowery

posted by Lincoln Lowery
Thanks for making me a full member.
I have requested a merge with Mary Hembree, could you please except the merge
posted by Lisa (Lowe) Robinson
Not a problem, Karen. I did that with the Rangers and Greeters on Thursday, so I'm paying my penance LOL
posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Thank you for all your help.
posted by Lisa (Lowe) Robinson
Hello Karen,

I want to know exactly what adding someone to the "Trusted List" means regarding the following questions:

1) Will they be able to make changes ONLY to the profile I add them under, or does It mean they will be able to change any profile that I am managing for Wikitree?

2) If it means they're only able to manage the profile I've added them under, will they also be able to add any unknown spouses and children, that would be descendants of that profile as well.

To put it into a different (and more personal) perspective: Can I make certain of my relatives co-managers of their own profiles (and of any children they may wish to add), without any concerns of them possibly making changes to other profiles I am managing which aren't even their relatives? "Family badges"?

posted by Daniel Sedory
Laurel Groove Cemetery was in use and Moses and his last wife are buried there but not Rosie Jane Duncan. I have searched other states . Everything about burial takes you to the other Rosa Jane.
posted by Lisa (Lowe) Robinson
I have searched for hours and I can’t find the correct burial information on Rosie Braden Duncan, first wife of Moses Smith Duncan. Ellen Duncan Webb’s mother.
posted by Lisa (Lowe) Robinson
Moses was my great grandfather and his name is Moses Smith Duncan, my information is correct as I grew up with these people and know them and their history well. There was a merge done with Larry Maggart and the connection to Florida may have crossed over with his information. Corrections on his end had to be done before it could merge as he had the wrong names for the parents and only one wife.
posted by Lisa (Lowe) Robinson
Hi Karen, thanks for the welcome! Happy to be on wikitree.
posted by [Living Ibison]
Hi Karen,

I wanted to ask you about naming conventions for Hispanic last names (in my case Mexican). From what I'm seeing in the public comments here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Spanish_Naming_conventions#LAST_NAME_AT_BIRTH and the small tests I've made so far, the convention breaks the search functionality, e.g. searching for <first name> <paternal last name> only doesn't work right. Is this still the recommended way of adding Hispanic last names in 2019?

This seems like it would be more likely someone won't find my ancestor unless they include both last names just like I entered them. I've found a couple of discussions in G2G but a bit old, so I thought I'd ask to see if this is still the right way to do it.

Thank you!

posted by A. Ortega
Thank you so much for adding me as a full member to WikiTree and your support offer! This is really, really kind! You made my day!

Stefan Jung

posted by Stefan Jung

Karen is 14 degrees from Donald Howard, 17 degrees from Julia Howe and 19 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.