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Rob (#47017362)
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Bio Photo I'm a genealogy enthusiast, a Civil War & U.S. military history buff and have always had a fascination with cemeteries. I'm also a USAF veteran of the Persian Gulf War and a second generation hillbilly (Kentucky).

My current Find-A-Grave projects are locating graves and updating existing memorials for members of two of my great-great-grandfather's Civil War regiments (23rd Kentucky and 28th Ohio Infantries, both Union). I appreciate all of the cooperation I'm receiving from my fellow gravers! I'm also helping to clean up the "Autograver" mess at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Most of my memorials are family, but I do enter military veterans and other graves that may catch my eye from time to time. If I have a memorial of a relative or friend of yours, send me a transfer request by way of a SAC. I don't follow FAG's transfer guidelines as if they were the Ten Commandments like some folks do. If you have ever refused to transfer the memorial of a relative to someone - shame on you. That's just plain mean. What a truly horrible person it takes to be selfish with the memory of someone's deceased friend or loved one.

Please feel free to use my grave marker photos for your personal use.
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Carol S
Thanks for the photo you took. I do appreciate it. I will add the other two on the stone and put in a photo request.

Had some minor surgery yesterday and am a bit scattered today. So if I make any errors, please let me know.
Added by Carol S on Nov 22, 2014 8:15 AM
Ed Knecht
RE: Ben and Harry B. Dreiss
I will send for Harry's IDPF/293. This should take months to receive but will give the circumstances of his death.

What are you looking at when you find Ben and Harry buried in Alexandria Cemetery? Can you send me a link or copy of the text? I've been looking here and don't see them listed.

Added by Ed Knecht on Nov 19, 2014 9:06 PM
Ed Knecht
Ben and Harry B. Dreiss
Hello again Rob,
Harry B. Dreiss is listed as a casualty of WW2 from Campbell County. Here's a link . . .

Harry B.

I can't find a reference to his drowning. Nor can I find reference to year that he or his father died, or where they're buried. Let me know if I'm missing something.

BTW, Ben Dreiss is my great uncle; husband of my grandfather's sister.

Take care,
Added by Ed Knecht on Nov 19, 2014 5:59 PM
Ed Knecht
RE: Wrong medal displayed for 118940397
Rob, you're right. Thanks
Added by Ed Knecht on Nov 18, 2014 5:06 PM
Ed Knecht
RE: Wrong medal displayed for 118940397
Here's a link to the medals received by SSGT Patrick Orr. The DFCM is not shown for him.
Added by Ed Knecht on Nov 17, 2014 4:42 PM
Ed Knecht
Wrong medal displayed for 118940397
You have mistakenly awarded a friend of mine an incorrect medal. Would you please remove it from his memorial?
Added by Ed Knecht on Nov 16, 2014 6:24 PM
Carol S
RE: Tale of Two Georges
Thanks good buddy. Got them sorted out and corrected. You helped a lot.
Added by Carol S on Nov 16, 2014 3:21 PM
Carol S
RE: Tale of Two Georges
Ha ha...It dates me that I know this reference... Thanks for the info. Looks like the George (son of Henry) may have been moved. On the GenWeb, there is a removed Oscar Fillhardt. No reference to where moved. Wife Anna Beatsch was buried at St Joe's in Camp Springs.
Added by Carol S on Nov 16, 2014 2:48 PM
Carol S
RE: Tale of Two Georges
I hear you. I do have them sorted out. Weird that relatives named sons the same name who were born 2 months apart. Actually both Georges were christened with different first names.
Added by Carol S on Nov 16, 2014 2:38 PM
william hammann
RE: Long time!


It has been a long time.Thank you for thinking of me.
I have not been doing much on this site except adding memorials for family who I found through living cousins in England.
I have not taken any volunteer photos for a long time as my knees became so bad I could not get around.I had a knee replaced in early July and it went very well.I recovered very quickly.I had cousins I met online come to Cincinnati to meet me yesterday and I took them to Walnut Hills Cemetery on Victory Pkwy to visit the graves of our shared family.So your timing is perfect as it was my first time in a cemetery in forever.
I am having my second knee replaced 8 December so another 3-4 of recovery is ahead.
How is your life going? Are you still volunteering?

All the best,

Added by william hammann on Nov 11, 2014 12:09 PM
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