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EddieM (#47083914)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 27 days
K Wink-Torney
RE: Wink-Minter
Hello Eddie,

Great hearing from you. Dora & I are cousins of many removes as I guess are we. Let me give you a little background on the Wink's. Home territory primarily Manchester & Hampstead Carroll Co.

My great grandfather was Jacob Wink 1844-1913. Married Annie Josephine Belschner. Jacob was an undertaker in Manchester and two of his sons continued the business into the late 1950's. There is a record of a burial for Alice Minter (child) in 1881 in Jacob's records.

Jacob's father was John Wink 1820-1903 (my 2xg grand father) Married Margaret Rebecca Wilhelm.

John's father was George Wink 1788-1862 (my 3xg grandfather) Married Susannah (Sentz) Zentz.

Joseph Henry Wink,Sr. 1830-1909 (son of George) Married Rachel Minter. Joseph Henry Wink, Jr. 1862-1937 Married Laura Bixler & is father of Dora.

Your archaeological search for Susannah Trine is fascinating. I did note that Emanuel had married a niece of Susannah but not the circumstance.

I would be delighted to see the Wink info you speak of and a photo would be wonderful. You are very generous.

Look to hear from you at



Added by K Wink-Torney on Nov 06, 2015 2:20 PM

K Wink-Torney
Joseph Henry Wink(1830-1909) married Rachel Minter
in 1856. Joseph was the son of George Wink(1788-1862) and Susannah(Susan)Zentz(Sentz)(1799-1890).
Suzannah Minter (Rachel's) sister married Emanuel Trine in 1842. The story goes that there are questions concerning the death of Suzannah and her death has never been recorded. In your research on the Minter's I am curious if you've discovered any information on Joseph Henry (my 3rd great grand uncle) that you would be willing to share. Thanks.

K Wink-Torney

Added by K Wink-Torney on Nov 05, 2015 8:42 AM

Robert Abney
RE: David Witt
PS....I am searching the Witt line for verification that our Ursula Abney, d/o Dannett Abney, married William Witt. Do you have that information?

By the way, Abney was misspelled Abner many times down the line. Dabney on the other hand came to America with that spelling because it was, along with Abney, a corruption of d'Aubigny.

Added by Robert Abney on Oct 22, 2015 1:17 PM

Robert Abney
RE: David Witt
Well, The original English spelling was Dannett as a surname. However, When Dannett Abney came to this country indentured in 1679 he name was spelled Dannit. Along the was Dennett entered the picture similar to the way census takers changed names. Our Abney family genealogist always use the surname spelling of Dannett.


Added by Robert Abney on Oct 22, 2015 1:12 PM

Barbara [Myers] Slater Nelson
RE: Tate/Guy memorials
Thank you. Yes, we are all very proud of her.

Added by Barbara [Myers] Slater Ne... on Aug 31, 2015 11:09 AM

Leslie P. Fowers
RE: John Hagans
Thanks for the plot info and good luck in future photo taking. If you get a chance to try the flour concept, I would be pleased to hear of your experience.

Added by Leslie P. Fowers on Aug 27, 2015 7:58 PM

Leslie P. Fowers
Hagans photos
thank you so much for the photos, it means a lot to us even if they are difficult to read. I had another findagraver show me how she covers hard to read stones with flour and it is amazing how the letters and numbers stand out. She did one for a grandfathers grave in Iowa and it is amazing the can see one example here

hope this might help...anyway thanks for all you do for the FG community for it is people like you that help us connect to our missing family members.

Added by Leslie P. Fowers on Aug 26, 2015 1:19 PM

Thank you
Eddie, Thanks so much for honoring my photo request for Sarah and Benjamin Bidwell! I appreciate you going out of your way for a complete stranger. Colleen

Added by CKL on Aug 21, 2015 11:14 AM

photo request
Thank you for posting the grave marker for William White I don't know how I missed it.


Added by leslie on Aug 21, 2015 5:57 AM

Annette Gauthier
RE: Simon Parshall
You may already know about this trick. This usually works when stones have lichen and moss growth or mold. I use an ammonia/water solution and a nylon scrubbing brush. Start from the bottom upward. Then wash off with pure water. I have been able to bring out a few stones to where they are readable. If the stones were limestone or sandstone, there isn't a whole lot that can be done. Annette Gauthier

Added by Annette Gauthier on Aug 19, 2015 4:57 PM

Annette Gauthier
Simon Parshall
Thanks for the photo. He died rather young. Annette Gauthier

Added by Annette Gauthier on Aug 19, 2015 11:57 AM

Annette Gauthier
A U Auld's grave
Thanks for taking the picture. That cemetery is in an out of the way place, so your efforts are much appreciated. Annette Gauthier

Added by Annette Gauthier on Aug 19, 2015 11:44 AM

Memorial of Jacob Leightner (Lightner)
Hi Eddie - I've added the death certificate to his 1912 memorial so that you can verify that the actual death date was May 16, 1912, not May 5. Once corrected, please let me know and I will remove the death certificate as I don't want to upset any descendants of his. Also not the spelling of his surname. It differs throughout the years. He was born a Leitner, then changed it to Lightner. In old script, many times the Lightner looks like Leightner because the capital "L" has an extravagant flourish to it, making it look like an "e" following it.

Added by psb on Aug 12, 2015 2:36 PM

Claire Zahn
RE: Olive Morse

Thank you so much for your message. Your efforts are greatly appreciated. All that time for not much but one but, still, I really appreciate your efforts. I have been without computer access for a month now. Had to get a new one! Sorry for the delay in answering.

God Bless!

Added by Claire Zahn on Jul 22, 2015 2:35 PM

Lou (Davis) Dedinsky
Andrew Hammond
Eddie, thank you so much for posting the photo!

Added by Lou (Davis) Dedinsky on Jul 21, 2015 3:17 PM

Debbie Grove
RE: John Cass
Just checked it out. Laura Cass must have been a second wife? Cool. Thanks

Added by Debbie Grove on Jul 07, 2015 6:07 PM

Debbie Grove
RE: John Cass
That's great that you saw that. I will go check that out. I don't think she is in my line but it was still a great find. Thank you for that. I always try to get the other ones in the family since I'm there anyways. I learned to do that because sometimes people come back ad then ask for the other spouse's picture. Oh, darn, I was just there kind of thing. Thanks so much again.

Added by Debbie Grove on Jul 07, 2015 6:03 PM

Debbie Grove
John Cass
Thank you so much for getting that picture. It's a great picture.
Thanks so much.

Added by Debbie Grove on Jul 06, 2015 1:32 PM

Sharon Leon
Max Forward memorial
Thank you for transferring the Max Forward memorial to me. I do know a cousin on that direct branch of my Murphy family, so when I can I'll see what she can tell me to improve the information on those memorials. You did an excellent job of photographing the memorials.

Added by Sharon Leon on Jun 29, 2015 1:18 PM

Sharon Leon
Forward family headstones
Thank you so much for photographing the headstones for the Forward family on my Murphy branch.

Added by Sharon Leon on Jun 28, 2015 9:23 PM

St. Paul's
Thank you for the Heintzman and Deal pictures.

Added by Anonymous on Jun 08, 2015 8:44 AM

Lauren Marie Westgate Hargrave
Thank you!
Thank you so much for the photo of Mary Lillian Licklider's headstone. I really appreciate your help and time. God Bless, Lauren

Added by Lauren Marie Westgate Har... on May 17, 2015 9:59 PM

Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan
RE: Christopher Montague
I am not related to the Montague family. I was just taking some pictures while I was looking for my daughter-in-law's family. Sorry.

Added by Nancy Ann Mull Buchanan on May 16, 2015 4:30 PM

RE: Alwina Grasse
Mr. and Mrs. Grasse are buried in the Lutheran Cemetery. Several other Grasse relatives are in Wildwood Cemetery. I got my info many years ago from a member of the Grasse family.

Added by Pat on May 15, 2015 11:31 AM

Teri McAlpin
RE: Montague/McCormack - St. Josephs's
I visited St. Joseph's cemetery in 2005 and took photos and documented some inscriptions. I think there was also a book in the Daughter of the American Revolution library in DC. Are you a Montague?

Added by Teri McAlpin on May 14, 2015 6:58 PM


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