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Donald Frantz (#47516225)
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Bio Photo I love going through cemeteries old and new.
To me they are a place of beauty. The artistic style and beauty of many of the older grave markers, shows the true skill of the craftsman.

I am interested in genealogy. I love finding lost relatives. I am willing to help find lost loved ones in the SE Indiana area, and take photos if I can.

My family lines that I am actively researching:

Frantz Family Kith and Kin

I am directly related to the brothers Christian, Michael and Balsar (Balthasar) Frantz from Switzerland.

Both Michael and Christian are my 7G grandfathers

Father's Line
Swartz Family Kith and Kin
Ulrey Family Kith and Kin
Snell Family Kith and Kin
Fitzgerald Family Kith and Kin

Mother's line
Scharf Family Kith and Kin
Heath Family Kith and Kin
Halliday Family Kith and Kin
Page Family Kith and Kin

and many more branches yet to be discovered

I will transfer memorials upon request following the FAG guidelines.

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Angela Metzger
Thank you
Thank you Donald for updating dad's (Tom Welling) memorial site. I usually do it but it has been rough the last 7 months so I never got around to it. I am thankful that you updated it for us. It is much appreciated.
Added by Angela Metzger on Apr 23, 2015 8:18 PM
Cameron-Ashley Heath
RE: Uriah Heath
I thank you. I'm not related to Uriah Heath, just wanted to add his info when I ran across it researching some others Heaths:)
Added by Cameron-Ashley Heath on Oct 25, 2014 4:36 PM
Georgia Craft
Ray Brumley
I can't thank you enough for the nice memorial page for my brother. I still miss him terribly. Georgia Craft
Added by Georgia Craft on Jul 02, 2014 8:44 AM
Larry Bloom
Mary Emrie
Donald, Thank you so much for the photo. Your time and efforts are truly appreciated.

Added by Larry Bloom on Jun 29, 2014 5:13 PM
Jennifer Carter Bohannon
Ella Gertrude Snell Handy
I received a message from you a long while back asking if I had more info on this Ella Snell Handy. I do! It is on I have an obituary and some other records on her. I will send you an invite to my tree so you can put in her name and look for yourself.
Added by Jennifer Carter Bohannon on Jun 21, 2014 12:55 PM
Georgia Craft
RE: Pops
Thank you so much.He would be pleased. He was sick for so long, he can rest now. I miss him so much already!
Added by Georgia Craft on Jun 08, 2014 5:31 PM
RE: Fithen & Paulus
Thanks so much, Donald! I didn't really mean to "claim" them - I was just excited to be in the cemetery where my cousins are buried. I really do appreciate your taking the time to do that!
I look forward to seeing you again - either here or there!
Take care,
Added by susanews on May 16, 2014 8:43 PM
Spring Grove Cemetery
Hi, Don!
It was great to meet you this weekend, and thanks so much for your help! If you run across any Fithens, Fithians, Brinks or Pauluses, they're probably my relatives. If I can help you somehow, please let me know :)
Susie (Mrs. Roadhouse)
Added by susanews on Apr 13, 2014 9:09 AM
Dorthy Kilgore Casten
I am researching my husband's family. His mother was Ruth Barrett Casten, daughter of Samuel Borethsky (known as Barrett) and wife Bessie Frantz. Recent discoveries lead us to believe she is the daughter of Riley Frantz (1815-1879) and his wife Mary Bechtel (1818-1897).

Riley was the son of Isaac Frantz and his wife Amanda Crouse. Isaac was the son of Matthias Frantz and Elizabeth Bashore. Matthias was the son of Christian Frantz III and Anna Moyer.

Thus far I've found no proof that our Bessie Frantz is connected, just hunches based on name/place. If you can give any input it will certainly be appreciated.

Thank you so very much.

Dorthy Casten
Added by Dorthy Kilgore Casten on Aug 06, 2013 8:31 PM
Jacob & Clara Snell
Hi Donald~

Apparently we're related, because, these are my G-G-G grandparents. Can you let me know how you're related - just curious. My father's side of the family is also buried at Spring Creek, 'Stafford'. Please keep in touch, I'm considering, even though I too am related.

Added by Cindi on Apr 20, 2013 6:04 PM
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