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Date:
16 Nov 1999
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14:59:56
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Michael, you are doing a wonderful job with this. How exciting! Love, Zoe (new addition to Nishimuta family)


Date:
26 Nov 1999
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18:20:32
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Michael, This site is terrific!

Hope all is well. We enjoyed you and your family's visit this past summer. Just had a Thanksgiving Day family dinner. Bobby, Pam & Kevin, Steven & Zoe, Keri & Tim with dog Athena, my folks Tony & Lydia and my sister Loretta with husband Charlie were here to share a 23 pounder with all the trimings!

Feel free to post on our webpage any or all of the pictures you took of us while visiting last summer. We will try to get a digital camera for Christmas this year and include some action shots of Justin doing backflips and arials on his wakeboard.

Hope you and the kids had a great Thanksgiving - and HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all who read this note!! Peter (husband of Mary)


Date:
26 Dec 1999
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01:45:42
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MERRY CHRISTMAS

We just found the family site. We enjoyed all of the pictures and information. We wish you a happy holiday season.

Love Michael(youngest son of Joe and Maxie), Lisa, Alex and Jet Nishimuta.


Date:
10 Jan 2000
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04:58:50
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Mike, since Ora and Steve told us about your family web site, we had to check it out. We hope you had a great Holiday and wish you the best for the year 2000.

Sam and Helga Strong


Date:
11 Feb 2000
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22:54:48
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What an interesting history. My comlpiments. Jack Haney, Tampa, FL.


Date:
26 Mar 2000
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05:05:16
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This is my second visit; couldn't take it all in on the first one!! An interesting array of photos to capture different facets, esp the children!! === "Winkie" Conlon, Austin TX, 03/25/00


Date:
28 Apr 2000
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16:25:54
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Hello all! I am Mari Ann daughter of Tom (son of Joe and Maxie). I just found out about the site, thanks to Edward (who actually told my sister Sharla about it). It's very neat to see family history. I am living in Stillwater with my husband Frank Cunningham (10 years in July). We have built a little house on 4 acres southwest of town. I would love to see/or hear from anyone!! My email is mac728@okstate.edu. Kudos to Mike for setting this up! I'm sure we have never met; but you have done a really excellent job! Love to all and take care. P.S. I think my name is spelled wrong on the family listing page. No big deal, just don't let Dad know since (as I have recenlty learned) he came up with my name-spelling and all.


Date:
29 May 2000
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01:34:30
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5/28/00 Mike, Mom (Margaret Nishimuta Cavnar) and I spent 1 1/2 hrs on your site the other night. We loved it. We have a lot of information to add to it. Also, did you see the PBS special on 5/l9 about the 442nd? I made a video tape of it if you want it. Congratulations on your engagement. Becky Cavnar Giszczak (bgiszczak@rc.net)


Date:
14 Jun 2000
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21:45:30
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Hi Dad, Guess who! Can't wait to see you soon! Love, Your kids!


Date:
04 Jul 2000
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15:44:02
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I accidentally found the Nishimuta web site and was very impressed with it. I grew up with Ted & Tom at Schlegel (near Cushing) and was interested in reading about them and their siblings. As I expanded my viewing of the site, I read the story of Mike Nishimuta's trip to Japan and found it to very interesting. I felt like I was there. I just wanted to say that you have a great site and should be very proud of it. I encourage you to maintain and expand your family history. Many things will be lost for the younger ones if a good record is not kept.

Best Regards, Wayne O'Kelley


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07 Jul 2000
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01:49:08
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Mike Really enjoyed seeing the cousins and extended families. Congrats on your wedding. Take care, Valerie


Date:
16 Jul 2000
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00:39:50
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Congratulations to Catherine and Mike on the occaison of their wedding day, July 1st,2000 We enjoyed the pictures on the website. Our best wishes for a great life together!! We are Mike's uncle and aunt from California. Our email address is ifiori@earthlink.net.

Robert and Louise Nishimuta


Date:
11 Aug 2000
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11:23:43
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Message from South Africa:

We are very sad to say goodbye to Mary Elizabeth Nishimuta for the second time!

After exploiting our natural heritage (i.e. good South Africa Wines) the country will be experiencing a shortage over the next few weeks, while in Atlanta, the Nishimuta family has there wine-tasting festival.

Mary has shared our national holiday - 'Women's Day' with us for the past two years and we certainly hope that she will come again next year.

The legend of the Nishimuta's has reached the shores of South Africa. We hope that y'all will someday too come and experience an African adventure and also embrace it with such vigour, uninhibited fun and occassional reckless abandonment.

More information on Mary or other travel tips, just call: Angie Ho Coca-Cola Southern Africa (+27-11) 644-0574 (+27-82) 496-8745


Date:
15 Aug 2000
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02:22:40
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Thanks Mike, We are greatly enjoying the Nishimuta web page. Congratulations, Mike and Catherine... enjoyed the pictures. The Aug 11 note is a friend of our daughter, Mary who as a senior in college (Georgia Tech) has had tremendous opportunities of travel in her co-op job with Coca Cola International. Two trips to Africa.... now she wants us all to go. She returned Aug. 12 and brought a bit of Africa back with her... wines from the African wineries. We will have a family wine tasting party on Labor Day weekend. Nishimuta's come to Georgia for a taste. We still have 3 daughters in college, two sons graduated, oldest one Kevin is married to Ena and live in Huntsville,AL with 2 children ( a 3rd on due in Feb). Our youngest, another James Nishimuta, is a senior in high school. Let's hear from some more Nishimuta's from all around the world. Love, Bea Nishimuta, wife to John Nishimuta (eldest of Frank's family)


Date:
22 Aug 2000
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00:08:57
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Hi this is Juan and Boots. Michael we enjoyed your wedding pictures.


Date:
31 Aug 2000
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05:29:34
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Catherine and Mike, belated greetings and many blessings on your marriage. May you have many years of happiness. Also, congratulations on the new job with TWA. We hope you will be able to stop in Tulsa, too. 'Tis so late I will stop and read more of the Web at a better time. Enjoyed reading the notes from so many family and friends. All our love, Edmund & Yvonne Zayat


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23 Nov 2000
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04:03:49
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Hello to all. This is Mari Ann, Tom's daughter. Just got a new email address and wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I can't wait to show Dad this site. I would love to hear from any family or friends!! My email is Frankmaric@aol.com. Mari Ann (Nishimuta) Cunningham


Date:
23 Nov 2000
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14:08:15
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Steven and I just want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! We have a new e-mail address: znishimuta@whale-mail.com And the exciting news is that you can send free e-cards of my animal paintings! Just go to Care2.com and click on e-cards and look for my name under artists. :) Also I have a daily e-mail called Gentle Thoughts that many of you are already on. Let me know if you would like to be on that list. Thanks Mike for putting this website together for all of us Nishimutas. Love, Steven and Zoe http://www.sacredanimalsongs.com/


Date:
08 Dec 2000
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06:20:21
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hello. im a cavnar, so im related to the cavnars on yoru pages. all cavnars who spell our name this way have a common ancestor, i believe. anyway, im clancy cavnar, a daughter of john leroy cavnar, and thats about as much as i know!


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13 Dec 2000
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05:53:56
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Dear Paul, You will never guess who---Pam Glasgow Lathan, Betty Anne Glasgow daughter. Ron Dyke told us how to get here. We are in Springfield Mo. Mom is here with us. My e-mail is Sun94shine@aol.com (Betty Glashow 5422 South Hampton Springfield Mo 417-823-8224...Have a great Holiday. Your Web is wonderful. Hope to hear from you...Pam, Betty and Marvin


Date:
16 Dec 2000
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16:04:20
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I love your website, as much as I have always loved the fond memories of growing up feeling as if I was a part of your wonderful family. Pam and Mom told me they have spoken to you and where your site was. You have a beautiful family. Write soon...Linda Glasgow Platman


Date:
06 Jan 2001
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06:22:57
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Hello Mike; this is your cousin Tara Nishimuta Fuentes. This is my first time visiting the family web site. I have really enjoyed reading about the family history. Hello to Juli. Thanks for the Christmas card. We have a new addition to our family. Olivia Akiko Fuentes was born Dec. 15th 2000. Our other children are Nicholas-11yrs, Emilio-8, Christian-7, Amanda-5, Katherine-2, and Olivia. My husband's name is Antonio. Our e-mail address is NECAKO@aol.com. Best wishes!


Date:
21 Mar 2001
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04:42:34
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Mike, thanks so much for doing this. As a historian by academic training and as a member of the Nishimuta family through Margaret Nishimuta Cavnar's daughter Mary, I doubly enjoy and appreciate our family history. Please keep up your work as long as you can!

Andrew Graulich


Date:
05 Jul 2001
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18:43:08
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Michael -

Great site!

Your Mom was my den mother in Lawton, OK during the mid-60's (St. Barbara parish). My father Joe Gerik and my mother Margie Gerik knew your parents. Mom died in 1977 and Dad died in 1997. My sisters Anna and Kathy still live in Lawton. I live in Wichita,KS and have worked for Boeing for the past 22 years.

Please give your family my regards.

Mike Gerik mgerik@yahoo.com


Date:
19 Jul 2001
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07:01:31
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Hi, I am Brandon Spence the stepson of Ted Nishimuta II, I live in Nashville Tn, I've been here six years since graduating high school in Cushing Ok. I am a musician a singer songwriter and guitar player and am currently recording an album with my rock band SUSPENCE. The Nishimuta familiy is the only family I have really known and I have to say I am proud to be a part of them. I hope to meet you all someday as I know you are probably just as great.


Date:
04 Oct 2001
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12:01:03
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I was so impressed with the tight family bondage. If I remember correct, Fr. James Kuze Nishimuta used to be active in Church at Yubari, Hokkaido when I was a boy. The photograph remind me him. Please let me know where he is now or his E-mail address. Naoki Maruyama maruyama@center.tmig.or.jp


Date:
28 Oct 2001
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23:58:42
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Great website!

My name is Cory Pearson and I grew up in Shorecliffs--San Clemente, California. I was friends with Tara and Tracy until I moved away in 1977. My old friends and I are putting together a reunion for the community of Shorecliffs and would like to get in touch with Tara and Tracy. If you could pass my note to them, it would be highly appreciated. Thank you.

Cory Pearson: corysmailbox@cs.com Regina Peterson: reginanbutch@aol.com


Date:
24 Aug 2002
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06:05:41
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This is James Lawrence Nishimuta, son of Paul Nishimuta, son of Kutaro. I live in LA and am 47 years old. I am featured in this site. I wish to say hello to all you guys and ladies. I loved reading all your comments and hope there will be more. Mike, great great job. All my love! James


Date:
25 Sep 2002
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12:26:30
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danny cavnar germanny dannycav@gmx.de


Date:
09 Oct 2002
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12:21:22
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Hello, This is Chris Idenouye from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. My grandfather was Ichiro Idenoue who we think was the brother to Yae Idenoue in your family tree. Do you know if this is correct?????? When I was born in Toronto in 1950 I was registered as Chris Ken Idenouye. For some reason the Y was added in the name and we have carried it forward with my children. I have been interested in my roots and have just recently found the possible link to your family tree. Hope to hear from you or someone in the family tree. Chris Idenouye ckidenouye@hotmail.com


Date:
27 Jan 2003
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23:36:08
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Hello all. This is Mari Ann Nishimuta, Tom's daughter. As many of you know Dad was diagnosed with lymphoma and leukemia this summer. The good news is he has been approved for a bone marrow transplant and his brother Ted is the donor. We will be traveling to Nashville, TN probably in Feb. or March. I was looking for an email or contact info for Brandon Spence. Brandon if you are out there send me an email. We wanted to look you up while were are in Nashville. Thanks to all the family and their support. Much love!!


Date:
27 Jan 2003
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23:36:49
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Mari Ann Nishimuta email: mac728@okstate.edu


Date:
13 Jul 2003
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10:16:42
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I was adopted by a Canadian family. On my birth records it states my name only as Baby Girl Utsunomiya. I have been trying for a long time to reach my birth mother, or birth siblings. My birth mother was only known on the forms as ____________Utsunomiya. She would have met my birth father in Edmonton, Alberta in 1961. If you or anyone you know has information about the Utsunomiya family and specifically my birth mother, I would appreciate a general comment on these pages. Thank you.


Date:
18 Jul 2003
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09:10:59
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Wow this site is terriffic! I think it's great that you keep track of the history of your family. I can't believe you have photographs that go so far back in age! This site makes me want to make one for my family too! P.S.-My english teacher from this past year was Bobby Josheph Cavnar II. I was trying to get in contact with him with the address on this site but it didn't work. If anyone knows his new/correct e-mail please post it on the site somewhere or e-mail me at musicgrl4lyf@hotmail.com ! Thanks a bunch. Danielle L.


Date:
14 Aug 2003
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06:08:21
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Neat website! neat to know that the Utsunomiya family tied into the Nishimuta family! I am (or at least at birth was) part of the Utsunomiya family (maybe not this one). Today is my birthday-the 13th of August, and while I guess it would be neat to connect with the Utsunomiya side on my birthday (I was adopted, you see), I'll still think about being connected to that side!


Date:
22 Sep 2003

Just read all the comments about our family web site. I am "RET" Pennell (Loretta Marie Conroy-oldest daughter of Grace Nishimuta and JiM conroy who live in Lincoln, NE. The comments are great and loved reading them. Mike thanks for all the hard work, since aunt Mary passed hard to get information. I alwasy got family news from her. enjoyed reading about all the family and how we have expaned from the grandparents. Read the family news and not much there, got more here, but do enjoy reading all the family news. Like to keep up with my family heritage. Hope to contact some of the family that not heard or seen in years. Like to keep in touch and feel that is important. Thanks for all the work, my best to your family. my e-mail address: rpenne4@aol.com for anyone who wants to write and love to hear from family. Love to keep in contact with family. Thanks, again. "RET" Pennell (Loretta Conroy) rpenne4@aol.com


Date:
02 Nov 2003

Thank you for the informative site. I often send people to it to give them greater insight into the history of the Nishimuta family -Stephan Nishimuta (Charlottesville, VA)


Date:
14 Feb 2004

Hi, My name is Yumiko Nishimuta, and I am surprised to see my family name website!! All my family came from Satsuma, Kyusyuu. We are also decends of samurai, our tracable ancesters was from 1190. anyway, I live in Britain at the moment, but it would be nice to hear from you. Yumiko Nishimuta yn1@kent.ac.uk


Date:
07 Mar 2004

Hi I'm not a family member but found your story very interesting. I'm (British born) Japanese & recently moved to Lucar, Almeria with my partner (Ben) and baby (Alissa). I don't recognise your grandmother's surname but I thought you might be interested to know that some people here still bear a strong family resemblance to her. I think it's great that you are all keeping in touch and have this website. Much of the village here is unchanged, if you would like some photos for your website, we would be happy to send you some. Yumiko - bulldozer76@aol.com


Date:
21 Apr 2004

Hello I am a student at South Point High School. I jsut wanted to say that this is an amazing trace of your family's history and very interesting. As a student of Mr. Bobbie J. Cavnar, the best teacher I've ever had, it's really cool to see his family's history and legend unfold! ND


Date:
30 May 2004

watashi nishimuta desu ,brasil kara kimashita demo nihon ni imasu ! mata shinseki koko ni arimasuka!? 


Date:
17 Jun 2004
 

Hi! My name is Marcus Tateno. I´m born in Brazil, but my father (Hirotaka Tateno) was born in Kagoshima-ken, Japan. My Grandfather (Yoshio Tateno) and our family come to Brazil after end the second world war. By ! I´m back son. Marcus Tateno <tateno@bol.com.br> http://www.bigfoot.com/~tateno Belem - Amazonia - Brazil - South America


Date:
24 Sep 2004

Thanks for your wonderful story. Carol Stark


Date:
29 Sep 2004

Just surfing the website about genealogy and found this website. this is an incredible website! its so detailed and coordinated! Kudos to your family for the upkeep...


Date:
19 April 2005

Hi Mr Nishimuta i,m sorry for my bad inglish. surfing in internet i found your excelent web page about your family, and...........surprise a lucar,s woman married more than 100 years
ago with a japanese citizen in usa !!incredible!!! now is more possible and probably normal but in the last century???? my name is Pedro A. Lopez ENCINAS i have 38 years old my fathers was born in LUCAR (ALMERIA) and i go there often to see my mother she is alive yet.

Your family history is really interesting for me and if can i help you with more information about this littel town or anythingelse i,m here .

Sincerely, Pedro Encinas from Spain


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10 August 2005
Hi Mike just write to you this letter for say you that, i'm going to Lucar tomorrow morning for pass there my hollydays......remember was your Grandmother's town.
And i'll try to contact with any descendents alive ...ok i'll write to you again when i have got news about this. take care and greetings from Spain

Pedro Encinas from Spain

Date:
10 August 2005
 

What a great family history and pictures . I am fascinated , and like to inform you I am  Toru Idenoue ( here in Canada it is “Idenouye”).

I am the son of “Ichiro Idenoue” if I am right my father was a brother to “Yae Idenoue”.

I tranced this through “google”and was completely fascinated by all the work you put into it . Thank you very much.

My nieces and nephew are interested in the family tree so that is how I ventured into “Google”.

I will insert two attachment so hope you get it out.  I am now 84 years old but very active in tennis, still teaching, and other sports.

Thanks again and all the best for 2006. Hope to hear from you.

Toru Idenouye