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EddieM (#47083914)
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Bio Photo Hello from New Mexico.
I've been excavating and cataloging pioneer cemeteries for over 30 years. In the 1980s I even published a few works on the subject. Like most of you, I'm also an avid genealogist. While I enjoy finding the graves of famous people, I'm more interested in the common soldier and pioneer. Every one of them has a story.

As for genealogy, I am currently working on the surnames Trine, Minter, Dozier, Shackleford and Marquez. I'm also collecting the names and graves of the Maryland 6th Infantry.

I'm usually "on the road," so my photos come from wherever I happen to be. I've had the pleasure of meeting hundreds of wonderful people who share this love for history. Contact me if I can be of any help to you.

ABOUT TRANSFERS: I am happy to transfer anyone who is not my direct ancestor.
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Photos 4 You
RE: Samuel and Anna Baker
You are welcome! We were
glad to help.
Photos 4 You
Added by Photos 4 You on Jan 14, 2017 5:48 AM
RE: Joseph Zeigler
Yes please leave the photo. Thank you for your note and glad I was of some help!
Added by BjJ on Jan 12, 2017 1:57 PM
RE: Joseph Zeigler
I found a Joseph D. Zeigler on the Illinois Civil War musters. He was a 1Lt in the 114th IL US Infantry, mustered in 9-18-1862. Native of Waynesboro, Franklin Co., Pa., living in Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, at the time of enlistment at age 20. The PA connection helps perhaps.
Added by BjJ on Jan 12, 2017 10:50 AM
RE: Joseph Zeigler
It appears the photo may be correctly matched but of course I cannot say for sure. In the 1881 Bios of this county, Joseph's father Henry was stated to be from Franklin Co., Pa. You can read that info here:

I have no other info regarding this man or his family other than what is already posted and the above info but can look around for any other tibits a bit later.
Added by BjJ on Jan 12, 2017 10:45 AM
RE: Gersch Memorials
Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Added by Laurie on Dec 19, 2016 5:55 PM
RE: Charles Gersch
Thank you for your work too. It is fun to walk the cemeteries.
I would love to have Charles, Augusta, Minnie and Augusta the little one, Transferred to me.
I am not sure if there are others in that cemetery of mine, but if they are, I will write again.
Added by Laurie on Dec 19, 2016 12:53 PM
Charles Gersch
By the way, are you related to him?
Added by Laurie on Dec 19, 2016 10:07 AM
RE: Charles Gersch
Charles Gersch is the son of Ludwig Gersch who is born 22 Apr 1827 and Henrietta Ritter 8 Jul 1826
He is the brother of my great grandfather Gustav Friedich Gersch 1850-1903
Charles first wife is Augusta Poegel 13 Feb 1862-25 Dec 1862 and his second wife is Minnie Schwartz, 1858-1943-- both are on the same monument.
Web: Illinois, Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916
Name Chas Gersch
Birth Year abt 1856
Age 52 Yr
Death Date 21 Apr 1908
Death Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois

I think the monument is either wrong or the date is not seen correctly. I have walked and recorded many cemeteries and others have seen the dates differently and I then can see the correct year.
Added by Laurie on Dec 19, 2016 10:06 AM
PMS Sillix
RE: Margaret Sillix Photo Credit
Glad you are alright with the photo credit.

I will keep my eye out for your Minter and Lozier updates.

Good hunting and have a happy Thanksgiving, Patricia
Added by PMS Sillix on Nov 21, 2016 4:23 PM
PMS Sillix
RE: Margaret Sillix
Good morning. Thank you for the transfer. It is nice that another unknown child is found.

If you look at Margaret in my tree you will see I have added the headstone picture. Is this form of photo credit acceptable to you or would you like something different. It is very easy for me to change.

Havve a good day cousin.

Regards, Patricia
Added by PMS Sillix on Nov 17, 2016 10:59 AM
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