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|Lisa||RE: Sarah Kochensperger - Lutheran All Faiths Cemetery, Queens|
Thank you for the corrections. All have been added. Do you want the memorials transferred to you?
Added by Lisa on Mar 16, 2014 6:43 AM
|Iola||RE: Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg|
For instance, without doing much more than the necessary cutting, your bio could look like:
British colonial administrator. Born at Galt, Ontario, Canada, the eldest son of Frederick Guggisberg and his wife, Dora Louisa Willson. After the premature death of his father in 1873, his mother moved with her sons to Portsea, Hamshire, England. He was educated at Burney's School, near Portsmouth. In 1887, he enrolled at the Royal Military Academy of Woolwich graduating in 1889. The same year he received his commission as a lieutenant with the Royal Engineers. In 1897, was appointed as an instructor in fortification at Woolwich Military Academy. In 1900 he published his first book "The Shop: The Story of the Royal Military Academy", followed in 1903 by "Modern Warfare" under the pseudonym "Ubique". In 1902 he was employed under the Colonial Office on a special survey of the Gold Coast Colony and Ashanti, and in 1905 was appointed director of surveys in that colony. He was created Commander of Saint Michael and Saint George (C.M.G.) in 1908. In 1910 was appointed director of surveys in Southern Nigeria. Upon the unification of Southern and Northern Nigeria in 1913, he was appointed surveyor-general of Nigeria. In 1914 he was appointed director of public works on the Gold Coast, but on the outbreak of the European War rejoined the army, and commanded the 94th field company, Royal Engineers, from 1915 to 1916; he was in command of the Royal Engineers in the 8th division during the battle of the Somme, and in the 66th division from November 1916. He was brigadier-general commanding the 170th infantry brigade 1917 to 1918, assistant-inspector-general of training, general headquarters, France, in 1918; and in command of the 100th infantry brigade in 1918. The French government made him a Chevalier of the Legion of Honor in 1917. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (D.S.O.). In 1919 he was appointed governor and commander-in-chief of the Gold Coast. In l928, he was appointed governor and commander-in-chief of British Guiana, but owing to failing health he left the colony in 1929, and soon afterwards resigned the appointment. He died at Bexhill-on-Sea at age 61.
And you could fine tune it further. Good luck.
Added by Iola on Mar 14, 2014 3:00 PM
|Iola||RE:Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg|
I'm flattered. But perhaps we can vet your efforts for the admins, the famous form is pretty straitlaced, they like it streamlined and short. Rule of thumb, never go over 500 word if you can help it, and 300 is better. At a guess I'd say you have half again as many as the top end, cut it to the bone. After a sentence or two on origins, list only what made him famous. Only list family if they are famous too. Do not reiterate birth and death dates within the bio. Do not make paragraph breaks. For templates check Field Marshal Edmund Allenby or Sir Howard Elphinstone or Cyril Barton. Hope this helps and you can get him accepted. Feel free to drop a line.
Added by Iola on Mar 14, 2014 2:43 PM
Hi. At the very bottom of the stone, just above the grass, there is a German inscription "Zur Erinnerung von (illegible) Mutter & Gatten" (In memory of (illegible) mother & spouse) and the name below that. there are several lines inscribed above the German inscription that cannot be made out.
Added by Lisa on Mar 05, 2014 7:07 AM
|Mary Harrell-Sesniak||RE: Memorial# 44609443 William C. Kochersperger|
So glad you appreciated Mom's research and help. She did a lot to help others with their genealogy.
If there are any other memorials you wish to manage, please let me know and I'll transfer, unless some of our closer relations.
|Romaine Stauffer||Goldie Stauffer|
I have made the links and added the additional information you requested.
It appears that Goldie was remarried to a Wetzel after Isaac died. Do you know who this Wetzel was? I can add something in the bio if you have a name but don't know a burial place.
|Dave Waggoner||Force and Kochersperger|
Thanks for the photos.
|Marta Bravo||Friedrich Wilhelm Guggisberg|
Thanks for publishing this picture. I have the original but there is no more information related to when it was painted. Actually they were married in the South of Chile (not Valparaiso).
I would like to know if you have more information as the place this portrait was made.
I have alot more info added. You can go copy it now. ceramic89
Added by Eric on Jan 26, 2013 11:40 AM
Hi, Thanks so much for the info. I made the changes. Kathy
Added by Kathy on Jan 01, 2013 6:15 PM
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