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William R. Ward (#21470148)
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Bio Photo I'm a 4th generation German-Prussian Texan on my mother's (Roesler & Mussyal) side and colonial ancestor (1638) on my father's (Ward, Hall & Coop) side. I'm currently working on the Ward, Hall, Coop, Clancey, Roesler, Mussyal, Moench, Elmore, and Holiday families.

The photo is the flag of Brandenburg as my great-grandfather, Rudolph Roesler, had immigrated in 1884 from Brodowin at Corin, Brandenburg, (Prussia) Germany.

I'll glady transfer a memorial that is not related, as I would expect others to do.

I have completed much of the Hall/Coop family tree from Tennessee as well as the Roesler, Mussyal and Moench families and I will glady share.

I have abt. 15,00 entries for families in the Wiedeville, Brenham, and Needville area. You may contact me through FAG or my email address.

The following statement is my written permission that any photo I take per request of another party on FAG, or those I personally contributed (grave/photos) that I may have added of others or family members can be used without futher permission from me, as long as it in an appropriate and decent content and for family and/or genealogy purposes. I would appreciate my name, date and a description to be shown on the photo.

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Rick Johnson
Transfer Notations
Please transfer the notations to me for the Lowery Cemetery in Crockett County. At least 1/3 to 1/2 buried there is family and I have information and would like to up date their information. Thank you. The Spitzers, Simmons and Longmeiers are related.
Added by Rick Johnson on May 14, 2015 5:11 PM
Rick Johnson
Willie Spitzer Keen
TeeWillie is my Great Grandmother's sister. Her name was TeeWillie and she was born in September 1894. This is in the Lowery Cemetery in Crockett County TN.
Added by Rick Johnson on May 14, 2015 5:07 PM
Westlawn-Hillcrest Vets
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.
Added by C.C.Diamond on Mar 08, 2015 6:24 PM
Bill Foster (W.L.Foster )
RE: George Ratliff
Pls contact me ref George
Added by Bill Foster (W.L.Foster ) on Feb 14, 2015 2:24 PM
Bill Foster (W.L.Foster )
RE: George Ratliff
Pls contact me ref George
Added by Bill Foster (W.L.Foster ) on Feb 14, 2015 2:22 PM
A Caring Person
RE: George Ratliff, Jr.
Did I ever answer your question about how to contact the Ratliff family? I don't have any personal contact info, but I have been contacted by a Ratliff family member via Findagrave. His name is Bill Foster. Maybe you can try to contact him.

Lorrye H.
Added by A Caring Person on Feb 14, 2015 1:39 AM
RE: Weigel Family
Thank you for your comment. Jill MacRae
Added by JDM on Dec 26, 2014 8:58 PM
Patrick Weigel
RE: C.C. Weigel
I am not sure I replied to your message of over a year ago, but yes , C.C. Weigel is my grand-uncle. Where did you find the text: "... in an elevator in Y.M.C.A., Omaha, Douglas Co., Nebraska."? I have been searching for info on his death. Thanks, Patrick.
Added by Patrick Weigel on Dec 19, 2014 12:42 PM
Rick Johnson
Kit Carson Simmons

I am sorry that you have the dating on my Great Uncle incorrectly. He was 5 when he died and I corrected it on a separate entry. I know this is correct since my Grandmother his sister told me that he died from pneumonia and she had pneumonia too. He was born in January of 2012 and she was born in October of 2010. She said that she recalled how sick they were and how he told their Momma Nannie Simmons how he hurt all over. A 6 month old baby cannot speak. Thank you for correcting this. I want to give this little boy his credit for being here for 5 years of life.
Added by Rick Johnson on Sep 01, 2014 8:35 PM
Rick Johnson
Lowery Cemetery

It has been a long time since I have been to the Lowery Cemetery. I know it is in really bad repair and it is in the country and you have to walk out through a field to get there. Can you help me remember the road? Is it the road that goes out to Crossroads? My cousin and I have family buried there and we are going to go there soon. Mary Simmons is my Great Great Grandmother and Kit Carson Simmons is my Great Uncle and William "Bill" Simmons is my Great Grandfather. Your help would be appreciated. My email is and would appreciate any help you can share.
Added by Rick Johnson on Sep 01, 2014 8:27 PM
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