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St. John's Lutheran Church is located between Oakland & Lyons, NE.  Find info. on the current worship services, church history and an up to date cemetery transcription.  The cemetery dates back to the late 1880s. 

Jonathan Byrd was a Revolutionary War soldier who served in North Carolina.  Following the war he moved his family to Kentucky where he took out a land grant.  His family moved before 1820 to Crawford Co., IN and on to Putnam Co., IN where he is buried on the Byrd farm. 


John Boyd was a sea captain of the Ship Superb that traveled between Europe, the Carribbean and the United States.  He was based out of Philadelphia.  He married Ann Bessonett.  Their short marriage produced 2 children.  John died in 1805.  This page is a history of those things known about the Boyd Family.


Sharing Genealogy with others is a joy.  I teach a class for teens each year during a leadership camp.  I got my start at this as a teen and hope to inspire these teens to ask questions and learn from their elders while they still can.