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Mike Bell (#46815835)
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Bio Photo I enjoy genealogy, and I hope this can help some other family members who decide to indulge in this hobby. I was born in Philadelphia, PA and I enjoy the fact that I am able to assist others in finding lost relatives in doing their genealogy research. Happy hunting!!

Cemeteries I have completed:
1)Sunset Memorial(North Charleston, SC)
2)Bethany(Charleston, SC)
3)New Mary Ann Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery(wando, SC)
4)Holy Rock Temple of God Holiness Church(Wando, SC)
5)Cainhoy M Revival Gardens(Cainhoy, SC)
6)St Michael's Catholic church cemetery (Phila, PA)
7)New Cathedral Cemetery (Phila, PA-work in progress)
8)Carmel Cemetery(Carmel, Indiana)
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Anita O. Kinard
Knickmeyers and O'Neales
(Sorry, I posted before I was finished.) On the night of February 26th, 1898 a terrible fire gutted a building at 160 Church Street located at the Southeast corner of Church and Cumberland. it was just a standard 3-story wood frame tenement building commonly seen in this time period and could easily be replaced. What could not be replaced were the nine people who perished in the flames. Nine people of the same family... the Knickmeyer Family.

Those who died were Mrs Rebecca Knickmeyer aged 36, Josephine Knickmeyer aged 17, Katie Knickmeyer aged 15, Leonora Knickmeyer aged 8, Francis Knickmeyer aged 6, Lilly Knickmeyer aged 3, Anna Knickmeyer aged 1 month, Albert O'Neale aged 17, and Caswell O'Neale aged 15, both brothers of Rebecca. Mr. W.T. O'Neale, father of Mrs Rebecca was able to escape the inferno with minimal injuries.

The father Theodore Knickmeyer, a carpenter by trade, was working his job... that job was a fireman with the Charleston Fire Department. He responded with the thought that the fire was near his home. Unbeknownst to him the fire was in fact in his apartment.

He arrived to the horror of fire roaring from the third floor windows. His family nowhere to be seen. He grabbed a ladder and rushed up the wall to the third floor. He frantically swept the room for any sign of his family. He quickly found his infant daughter Anna, not barely a month old. He exited the window and scaled down to the ground. He thought to himself "She is alive, I know it!" At the bottom her looked down at her, his heart sank. He had seen this before at other jobs. She lay lifeless with smoke stains around her mouth and nose not breathing... she could not be saved.

The family was brought out one by one and removed to the bakery across the street from the scene. This business belonged to Fire Chief O.G. Marjenhoff and his family lived above the workings.

The funeral was held the next day at Bethany German Cemetery and the nine were laid to rest in three separate graves.

Afterwards Theodore moved permanently into the fire station at Meeting and Wentworth. A few years later he would move to Augusta, Georgia. A few more after that he moved back to the Lowcountry, this time settling in Goose Creek Township. He would pass away on April 27th, 1920 having never remarried. He is buried in Strawberry.

Added by Anita O. Kinard on Nov 29, 2015 7:34 PM
Anita O. Kinard
Knickmeyers and O'Neales in Bethany Cemetry in Charleston, SC.
Hi there Mike. I saw this article on a group I belong to on Facebook and I thought you might like to add it to the memorials you created for these family members. Have a great day and GOD Bless! Anita
Added by Anita O. Kinard on Nov 29, 2015 7:29 PM
Bob Gantz
RE: Elizabeth Gantz..#59502333
I'm sorry...I see I left a "3" off the number.
Should be: #59502333. This is the memorial that's wrong.
Added by Bob Gantz on Nov 07, 2015 9:18 PM
Bob Gantz
Elizabeth Gantz..#5950233
Can you please "remove" my mother (Elizabeth B. Gantz #5950233) from the Graveyard in New Brunswick, NJ.
She is and has been always buried in the Blawenburg Cemetery in Blawenburg, NJ.
I have no idea where you got the information to place her in New Brunswick?

***I have managed her grave there since she passed.

Thank you,
Bob Gantz
Added by Bob Gantz on Oct 29, 2015 9:05 PM
Angie Ethridge McIntyre
Floyd Ethridge
Thank you for the photo of his headstone.
Peace and good health,
Added by Angie Ethridge McIntyre on Oct 03, 2015 10:52 AM
Thomas J. Knowles
I just noticed there IS a memorial for Thomas in this cemetery, so you could post that gravestone photo there Memorial# 113218272. thanks very much for correcting.
Added by genieresearcher on Oct 02, 2015 12:31 PM
Charles H. D. Knowles
Memorial 2518415, it appears you have posted an incorrect gravestone will see the dates on your photo do NOT match the memorial dates and now there is a correct stone photo posted. Would you be so kind to remove yours please? thanks!
Added by genieresearcher on Oct 02, 2015 12:29 PM
edmund H. Robinson
Added by VALERIE on Sep 08, 2015 9:20 AM
Albert(Bert) Joseph Zidlick, Jr.
RE: vera howell
Hi Mike, Glad to here from you. I want to thank you for all you have done for me. I am adding more and more to my family on Find A Grave. Have been out of the loop with heart problems, but new medication is helping a lot.I have numerousfamily graves to ask you to transfer, if you are OK with that. Hope you are doing great, and I appreciate all the transfers.Wishing you well, Bert Zidlick Sept 6, 2015.
Added by Albert(Bert) Joseph Zidli... on Sep 06, 2015 11:08 AM
Mary Ann Bagwell
Anna Margarethe Adeline Castens
Anna Margarethe Adeline Castens was born in Nenndorf, in the district of Wittmund in Lower Saxony, Germany. She was baptized in Vilsend. She married Johann Semken who was born May 10, 1837 in Worpswede, a municipality in the district of Osterholz in Lower Saxony, Germany. This information comes from the local family database of Teufelsmoor
Added by Mary Ann Bagwell on Sep 01, 2015 5:10 PM
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