Jane (Snell) Copes
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Jane (Snell) Copes

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Jane E. Copes formerly Snell
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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.


COPES Family Bible [1]


  • 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. [2]


  • 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


  • 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.
  • Harlan Twp., Warren Co, OH, cemeteries [3] Link still not working as of 1/21.
  • Snell indenture information [4]


  • Brace, Edwin T. and Atha Peckenpaugh Brace Packinpaughs, Pickenpaughs, Beckenbaughs, Peckinpahs, and Peckenpaughs. Descendants of Johann Adam & Anna Maria Beckenbach, revised edition, (Gateway Press, Inc, Baltimore, Maryland, 1984); p. JSC Snell-2717 owns this book and can copy pages for interested people.


  • Mason, Floyd R. and Kathryn G. The Michael Miller and Susanna Bechtol Family Record, 1993. WorldCat link: [5]
  • Johann Michael Miller Family History website. [6]

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Hi Jane,

Thanks for contacting me about Palatine templates. There is no specific rule preventing anyone from adding a project template to a profile, but as a project leader I appreciate being consulted. I'll take a look and add the appropriate profiles to the project. It looks like we have several family groups here who all are eligible for the project.

But Scherrer-478 is returning a 404 Error message. Is there perhaps a typo in there?


posted by Dave Rutherford
Oops, should be Scherer-478 . Thanks and thanks again. Jane
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
Thanks Jane.

I've started adding the profiles to the project.


posted by Dave Rutherford
Got your note about a Müller profile. Again, I may have made a spelling mistake. "My" Müller/Miller ancestors have the Palatine "badge." Thanks for your work! Jane
posted by Jane (Snell) Copes
Hi, Jane!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
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
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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