Jane (Snell) Copes
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Jane (Snell) Copes

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Jane E. Copes formerly Snell
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Jane (Snell) Copes is the descendant of Palatine migrants.


I came to WikiTree in March 2018 in order to "park" several GEDCOMs while I wait for RootsWeb to be back to full function. I've discovered that the program here is something else entirely, and it's well worth the effort to be part of the community. My files are big, and I want to include all the family members I've discovered, so it will take me awhile to get things in order. Thanks, all, for your patience.

I'm a chemist, teacher, writer, gardener, and small business owner, relocated in 2017 to New Haven, CT, area after living for many years in Minnesota. We moved to be close to our daughter and her family, so I get to add grandma (Nonnie) to my job description also.

I began family history work after my mother died in 1987, and I thank so many dedicated researchers for helping me find my way. I'm also working on getting my mother-in-law's extensive records digitized and archived. She joked about knowing parts of her family back to Noah, or at least the Druids.

My business is called Science Outside the Box. I really DO have fun with science every single day. JSC

And THIS is about my tiny hometown in Illinois. My father and his brothers, my sister and I, and our first-cousin-once-removed all attended the Blue Mound, IL, public schools. https://herald-review.com/news/local/for-whom-the-bell-tolls-in-blue-mound/article_66a0d413-e383-52ab-a728-d30299d6dd10.html?fbclid=IwAR0pu6DK_0TzgDrrwqjFz_1IlP8b_CXw8WElsVIuk6FosOKEjrwiD7m0Epw


These are sources I use often. I discovered that copying the formatting from a Word document does not work.




  • Family Bible [2]


  • Olmsted, Henry King, M.D. Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America (A.T. De La Mare, New York, 1912); p. , #
  • Thomas, Elijah L. An Abridged Genealogy of the Olmstead Family of New England, (printed by Styles & Cash, New York, 1869); p.


  • Eakin, Paul Anderson and others. The Eakin Family in Thailand, (Prachandra Press, Bangkok, Thailand, 1955); p. JSC Snell-2717 owns this book and can copy pages for interested folks.


  • Search page here. [3]


  • Early, Cleland Edward. The Early Families of Knox and Whitley Counties, Kentucky With Allied Families, (D. Armstrong Company, Houston, Texas, 1989); p. JSC Snell-2717 owns this book and can copy pages for interested folks.


  • Fisher, Philip A. The Fisher Genealogy: Record of the Descendants of Joshua, Anthony and Conrnelius Fisher, of Dedham, Mass., 1636-1640. Everett, Mass.: Massachusetts Publishing Company, 1898. p. see at archive.org


  • Genealogy.com webpage managed by Candice Nevaquaya [4]


  • Snell, John Alden and Winona Rae Duncan Snell. Descendants of John George Schnell and Maria Catharina Langin, (privately printed manuscript, 1997); p. JSC Snell-2717 has scanned this manuscript and will email selected pages to interested persons.
  • name index to Bassinger Cemetery, Warren Co, OH. Many gravestone photos are linked here: [5]
  • Snell indenture information [6]



  • Mason, Floyd R. and Kathryn G. The Michael Miller and Susanna Bechtol Family Record, 1993. WorldCat link: [7]
  • Johann Michael Miller Family History website. [8]

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Hi Jane! I tried emailing but not sure if went through. Could you please share the Rachel peckinpaugh page from the brace book. Also, do you have a list of her children?
posted by Cathy S
Hello Cathy, I'm corresponding with several people on the same family right now, and I don't believe I did get email from you. Have you checked Rachael's page? Peckinpaugh-37 spouse of Nimrod Price. Children are listed in the text of her bio, and four of them are in the WikiTree already.

I will copy the Brace book pages for you and email them to you. Would love to know how you are connected. Jane

posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
edited by Jane (Snell) Copes
Thank you! I’m new to wiki tree so still trying to understand it.

Do you have any info on nimrod price? I’m trying to understand his history and how he acquired the land. Thank you!

posted by Cathy S
Hi Jane! Hope you had a nice week! I sent you an email. Please let me know if you did/did not receive it.

Thank you!!

posted by Cathy S
yes I did get your email! Will copy pages for you sooooooon. J
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
hi Jane! Hope you are having a nice week and happy early thanksgiving! I wanted to follow up on the pages as i plan to have my albums completed by next weekend. Is it possible you would be able to send by next week?

Thank you! C

posted by Cathy S
Yes! I will get the pages to you! Jane
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
Me again! There might be a connection between your Leimbacher-17 and my Hans Conrad Leimbacher born +/- 1770 - a nephew maybe?

wishing you a Happy Easter!

posted by Dierk Lüthi
Hi jane! I cannot see the connection between my Leimbacher-28 and your Leimbacher-17. However, there is a connection between Joseph Leinhardt through my mother's side - 30 degrees to me through the Anthes - Lucius line
posted by Dierk Lüthi
Jane: I have not seen a James Jarvis in my searches, but will try to alert you if I see one. Joe Shelton
posted by Joe Shelton
Hello Jane, your contributions are appreciated. I noticed that you merged Haines-5628 into Haynes-6525 and noted that the spelling would have to be worked out. Please be very careful when merging. This page explains Is it ever OK not to merge duplicates?. Please notice the information on merging profiles when the LNAB is not spelled the same. Thanks, Laura
posted by Laura DeSpain
edited by Laura DeSpain
Thank you, Laura! I realize I hoped there was an active manager for one of the profiles who had more information. I'll remove or postpone the merge and add a comment to each profile. Jane
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
Thanks for the question, neither Light-69 or Snell-72 are related to me, when on transit on my way to work, or in a waiting line I do clean up on birth/death locations when they've only put in the initials on a state - eg Edgar Co Il and turning it into Edgar, Illinois - also doing minor other things like marking unsourced if they are, moving middle etc. These were on the data doctor report that I'm currently in the E's for.

This is what I was doing on their's yesterday, and I had marked them unsourced.

As updating profiles will help google find them better if cousins do a query eg - if someone is search Snell Illinois - it might not find snell il, and google likes pages that are updated and will show them in the search returns earlier.

posted by Kristina Wheeler
Thanks so much for all you contribute to this community! Jane
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
I think I'm your 3rd cousin 1x removed Jane. (According to my calculations via Ancestry)
posted by Gwen Landenberger
Indeed, I'm delighted to hear from you and am just catching up with August e-mail. Thanks for your patience!
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
Hello Jane. Really lovely to find another relative on the other side of the world. Looks like we share Georg Michael Kübler (2nd) and Christina Barbara (Schönau) Kübler as grandparents of some sort. I know that the Küblers came to Queensland rather than NSW but I'm really not sure why. I don't really have any contact with extended family on that branch. I'll send a private message.
posted by Gwen Landenberger
Jane, I have made some rather wide scope changes to John Barrickman most impactfully, I have changed the spouse to Barbara Franks. I added some lengthy research notes and a number of sources to support the change. It is my intention to fix Pickenpaugh-19 (remove john as the spouse) and do the same for the children that already have profiles linked to Pickenpaugh-19, as well as add profiles for all the missing children. Please let me know if you have any problems with this.
posted by Rob Graham
Hi Rob, My only source is the Brace book. It certainly looks as if you have found other evidence. My Peckinpaugh connection is through another line. Thanks for your careful work. Jane
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
Jane ,It's fine with me to change this as you wish. Louise
Thanks for your messages about Alexander Colyer. Please see the note I left on his profile. Colyer-83.

June Higgins

posted by June (Baker) Higgins
RE: Heitz-171 Looks great! thank you...
posted by Teresa Downey
Hi Jane,

I am going to add the sources I have found for Alexander, but none lead to a definite answer to his parents. My research though indicates that he is a son of James Hissey but with his second wife Elizabeth Marsh. If the records I found are correct Mary "Polly" Miller died in 1810. James remarried Sep 1817 to Elizabeth Marsh. The birthdate of Alexander is what throws me off in the research though as I have it recorded as 27 August 1814. Perhaps Mary died just shortly before the 1817 marriage to Elizabeth Marsh?

posted by Laurie (Kelley) Wentz
We are at least cousins through the Hissey line. I will be comparing DNA result (in a rather complicated way) with you soon!
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
Hello Jane - responding to your comment re: the documentation in "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952" in the FamilySearch database. It seems the James Snell referenced there is the son of Ransom Snell and Mary Ann Hughey, whereas this James is the son of Joseph Snell and Malissa Cummins. Ransom and Joseph are brothers, so these two James boys are 1C. The confusion comes in because they were born about the same year, and of course, in the same area in Ohio, and were given the same Christian name. My database isn't complete, but I will email you my list of descendants for the common ancestors, William Heinrich "Henry" Snell and Permelia Strong.
posted by Eugene Montgomery

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