My name is Bill Lemon and I am your first cousin once removed. My mother was Esther Mae (Kreps) Lemon, your grandfather Paul Royce Kreps' youngest sister. I believe I can answer many of your questions about the family history. I have many photographs, newspaper articles, marriage certificates, obituaries and other documents I would be very happy to share with you.
Included in the photos are a family group of some of my mother's siblings gathered around your dad when he was only a few months old; a family portrait of Howard and Dessa Kreps and their children taken about 1910; a picture of your grandfather and his sisters Myra, Florence, and Eunice, taken in 1901; Howard and Dessa's wedding picture.
My mom, her parents, and her brothers Homer and David took a trip through the Pacific Northwest in 1930. I have pictures of my mom and my uncle David taken with your dad and his mother and step father, Edgar Wold.
I live in La Verne, California, which is where a number of our family lived (and died) over the years. Howard and Dessa are buried in the La Verne cemetery, as are Dessa's parents, John Wesley and Mary Ellen (Eshelman) Brooks.
If you want to exchange information, please email me so that I can begin sending some items to you.
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