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Bruce and Wendy Linz (#47110453)
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Bio Photo Hello. Wendy and I live in the Memphis area.

My career in the Marine Corps landed us here. After retiring from the Corps, we settled and are building the next chapter of our lives. Our children and grandchildren remain our first love, but we do have a passion for genealogy and history.

I am an avid military researcher and collector, and Wendy is a member of the Mayflower Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of Union Veterans.

In between our full time jobs, we enjoy researching and sharing our discoveries. We have enjoyed the richness and bounty our country has to offer largely due to the work and sacrifice of our ancestors. Thus as a way to honor them, we strive to preserve the history of their journeys. Participating in organizations such as Find A Grave allows us to do just that.

Bruce's family includes the surnames: Doeller, Felthes, Gumtow, Hachman, Hechley, Keis, Koppy, Linz, Paterlick, Probst, Ringloff, Salzl, Schmidt, Streitz, Urban, Wiener.

Wendy's family includes the surnames: Allerton, Burow, Clark, Cushman, Dawson, Dumerce, Eaton, Johnson, Jones, Judkins, Kraft, Miller, Moore, Pearcy, Priest, Rahn, Robideaux (aka Robidoux), Smart, Spencer, Stevens, Stewart, Walker, Weins.

If you have information about any of our families we would love to hear from you. Let's trade stories.

Any photos I post on Find a Grave are intended to be used. Please feel free to use the photos for your personal needs or documentation.
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AandA
John E. Wright
Thank you for taking a pic of this soldier for me so that I can honor him for service to the country. Not sure, he may be a relative. Still researching. In any case, thank you for all you do here at findagrave.
Added by AandA on Oct 31, 2014 7:32 AM
Rosemary Robbins
RE: Jacob and Audrey Cline
Bruce,

You're most welcome. Glad I could be of help.

Rosemary
Added by Rosemary Robbins on Oct 28, 2014 6:23 PM
Rachelle Biggs
RE: John Hemphill
Thank you for the info!

As soon as you mentioned Helena, it brought to mind my 2nd great grandfather (759664) who died @ Helena and was buried at Memphis National. You supplied his headstone photo -- thank you! (There is family lore concerning his death; family lore says he died of a self-inflicted (accidental) gunshot wound; military records indicate pneumonia...(?) I am blessed to have family letters he wrote back home while in service.)

So, there was a convalescent camp at Helena, but their deaths were taken to Memphis for burial?

What do you make of this document about John? http://www.familytreenut.info/tng/documents/JohnVanceHemphillDeath.jpg . It shows him as having passed at the hospital. (?)

Thank you so much for your passion with the research. Please also pass along my greetings to your wife, as a fellow D.A.R. daughter.

Added by Rachelle Biggs on Oct 27, 2014 8:22 PM
Rachelle Biggs
RE: John Hemphill
That would be wonderful, thank you so much for the offer. His military records show his death at Gayoso Hospital/Hotel 25 Mar 1863. He likely was buried at Elmwood, but I found this information:

"Union soldiers were also buried here (Elmwood) in the 1860s but almost all were removed in 1868 and re-interred in Memphis National Cemetery."

This is all I have for knowledge of his burial at Memphis National Cemetery. He had only died five years prior to the moving of the graves, so I think it very highly likely he was moved along with the rest.

Thank you for your offer and your service.!

Any information you could provide would be appreciated. Thanks again!

Rachelle

Added by Rachelle Biggs on Oct 27, 2014 5:03 PM
RB Hall & MS Gallea
RE: Hubert and Lucille Mehr
You are so very welcome! Thank you for your service!
Added by RB Hall & MS Gallea on Oct 26, 2014 8:18 AM
Patty Donohoe
James Earl Lee marker
Thank you for the wonderful photo of my relative. It means a lot to me!
Added by Patty Donohoe on Oct 25, 2014 12:12 PM
Rhonda Witwer
RE: Josephine L'Hommedieu
You're very welcome. It was a nice day to visit their cemetery and I was lucky to run into the cemetery groundskeepers this morning. They pointed out her gravestone right away, so I didn't even have to search. If you are family, would you like me to transfer ownership of the parents' memorials to you? I'm not attached and did not mean to be presumptious. It's just a habit of mine to confirm that memorials exist and to create them if needed. With warm regards, Rhonda
Added by Rhonda Witwer on Oct 24, 2014 8:20 PM
Robin Arvickson
Abner Cunningham
Thank you very much for posting this picture. I'm working on a volume of grave locations for veterans of the USCT and will cite you as the source of the picture.

Thanks again!!
Added by Robin Arvickson on Oct 24, 2014 5:15 PM
Dee Green
RE: Rosalie Skovgard
You're welcome! It's my pleasure to do this for our veterans and their families.
Added by Dee Green on Oct 22, 2014 3:26 PM
Mary Hamill
Robert Garnett
Thank you for taking the photo of my 3rd great grandfather Robert Garnett. I had previously seen his name in the cemetery listing. However, I was not sure it was my 3rd great grandfather because his last name was misspelled on his headstone. But since you were able to verify that this is headstone and grave site, I've been able to solve this genealogy mystery. Thanks again for your help.
Added by Mary Hamill on Oct 19, 2014 10:27 AM
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