to ms. melody baumgartner: i see you on here quite often in the Melville forums and I thought i'd share some info that might be a connection to your Cali. Melville's... i lived in Gr,. MI and during my own search years ago i ran across a small Melville mausoleum in the same general area thatI found my ancestors in. In research I found out they were not directly related but did find that they were From California. There was even a writeup in the local paper asking for any known relatives to help in restoring the small building. It is located in Oakhill Cemetery in Grand Rapids, Kent Co., MI on the south side because its a divided cemetery. I may even have pictures of it!.. if you'd like to share info let me know... may go somewhere, may not but might be worth exchanging info... as far as Minnie i have here written down as Minnie W. Melville 1860-1891 or 31 years old at death w/ a James Melville 1845-1885 listed as her father. I also have an Anna (Zelner) Melville who's parents are aaron and anna Zelner... if any of this interests you or the lady you're speaking with let me know i'll be sure to be of some proxy help.