Lawana (Mills) Puderer
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Lawana (Mills) Puderer

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Lawana J. Puderer formerly Mills
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Sister of [half], [private sister (1950s - unknown)] [half], [private brother (1960s - unknown)] [half], [half], [half], [private brother (1960s - unknown)] [half] and [half]
Mother of [private son (1980s - unknown)] and [private son (1980s - unknown)]
Profile last modified | Created 28 Jul 2017 | Last significant change: 8 Jul 2020
15:31: Lawana (Mills) Puderer deleted a comment from Jessica Key on the page for Lawana (Mills) Puderer [Thank Lawana for this]
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I was born on February 23,1957 in Monroe, LA to Claudette Craft Mills. I was her second child. I was raised with my sisters Martha LaRue Mills Holloway, Teresa Lavon Mills Beauvais and Janet Elaine Smith Thomas,mostly by our maternal grandmother Lula Maranda Prine Craft.. Through the miracle of DNA, at the age of 60, I found my biological father, John Thomas Fervier, Sr, and family through my brother. John Thomas Fervier, II. Unfortunately, my father died before I got the chance to meet him, but my brother and I speak frequently. My two paternal sisters, Maria and Mary, are no longer living. I married Fletcher C Puderer on September 3, 1982 in Buras, LA. We subsequently had two sons, Ryan, June 9, 1982, and Erich, March 18, 1986. We moved to Amite County,MS in 2006 after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and surrounding areas. lmpu 06/27/2020


  • Information received from his son John Thomas Fervier II, which was proven by DNA to be my half-brother
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between John Fervier and Lawana Puderer. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: Half siblings based on sharing 1637 cM across 52 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Information received from Lawana Puderer at registration
Descendant of PGM migrant Griffin Crafts.

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Thanks for adding the Craft information.

David Douglas (John Chisholm descendant)

posted by David Douglass
Hi, the 811 error on this profile is because of the two "sources" sections. You only need to combine them into one. Thank you, Teresa
posted by Teresa Downey
Hi Lawana, Thank you again for your response on Tabitha Keys profile. I may have a lead on your 3rd great grandmother, Nancy Keys Craft's possible father. I'm sending you Joshua's will which names John Keyes as an heir to his estate. On Find a Grave, someone has a note on her profile there that she was the daughter of John Keyes. This would make Joshua and Sarah H Keyes your 4th great grandparents. Will send you a digital copy of the addendum to the will on a private message where I hope I can send an attached photo.. Chris Watters
posted by Watters (H) Watters
Hi Lawana,

Thanks for taking the Pre-1700 Quiz!

Because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants, coordinating with others is essential. You can learn more about joining the community in How To #3 and in the Project FAQ.

Based on your contributions the Massachusetts Project may fit your research focus. If not, use the Pre-1700 Projects list to review other possibilities. Read the goals and tasks of the projects and join those which are a good fit.

Have questions? Ask in the comments section of my profile.

Butch ~ Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Butch Smith
Hello Lawana,

We've made a change in how the tutorials are sent to new members. Instead of weekly messages you can now work at your own pace.

How is it going so far? Have the How-Tos been helpful or left you with questions?

We want to help! Click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page.

David ~ WikiMessenger

P.S. Sometimes links don't work in emails. You can always find a link that works in the public comments on your profile.

posted by David Selman
You have been here for a while now! We hope your profiles are starting to come together and that you've enjoyed getting to know all of us a little better.

You're probably getting a good feel for the collaborative nature of WikiTree by now. We know that collaboration isn't always easy. So, we've put together a few pointers that can make working in this type of environment a little easier: How to be a Successful WikiTreer.

Have questions? We want to help! Click the name above any of your comments, then ask in the comment section of that volunteer's page.

Debi ~ WikiMessenger

posted by Debi (McGee) Hoag
Hi Lawana,

It's time for your next stop on the guided tour!

This week, we'd like to show you How to Join in the Community. There's no shortage of opportunities to get involved through social media, our forum, and projects.

Be sure to check out the One Name Studies Project to see if anyone has started a project for one of the surnames in your family. Don't see one? Follow the instructions for starting your own!

Please let me know if you have questions. :-)

Lynn, WikiMessenger

posted by Lynn Wiggers

You've been here a week now, and we hope you enjoyed your first stop on your guided tour of WikiTree and were able to make good use of the things you learned.

Our next stop will give you some pointers on how to make your profiles stand out: How to Edit a Profile.

If the link doesn't work in your email, you can find it in the public comments on your profile page. Please let one of us know if you have questions! Just click the name above any comment, then ask in the comment section of that volunteer's page

Charlotte ~ WikiMessenger

posted by Charlotte Shockey

Thanks for your awesome contributions to the Craft - Chisholm trees. Your additions to the Craft line are especially appreciated and help to fill in those blank spots.

By the way, I saw a post you made on a board regarding Whitmell Craft and it made me remember there was a book (blue softcover) from the 70's on our Craft - Chisholm lines. I remember seeing it on a visit to my grandmother's years ago. Do you recall ever seeing the book ? Was it one of your family that compiled it ? I would like to find a copy.

posted by David Douglass

Lawana is 28 degrees from Ludwig Kraayenbrink, 18 degrees from Henry VIII of England and 31 degrees from Ferdinand von Zeppelin on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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