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Margaret Sopp (#46619622)
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Bio Photo Genealogy has been my hobby since I was a teenager. I research all of my lines with equal passion.

However, I have the most information on my Sprankle-Sprenkle-Sprinkle family. That is because I research all the Sprankle-Sprenkle-Sprinkle branches. Thanks to the Sprenkel DNA Project, we have learned that virtually all Sprankle-Sprenkle-Sprinkle families in this country are part of the same family. Note that these surnames are also spelled Sprankel-Sprenkel-Sprinkel-Sprinkles. One branch uses the Sprengle spelling.

Nearly all of the memorials I create or manage at Find A Grave are for people who are on my family tree. Rarely do I create memorials for individuals who are not connected to me in some manner. And, each memorial I create or manage is special to me.

Find A Grave is such a wonderful concept, and it is a marvelous resource for genealogists.

Please do not add death certificate images to the memorials I create. I feel that a death certificate is a rather private, personal thing, and it is not appropriate to display it on a memorial.

Also, please do not leave "flowers" with additional information or corrections. We contributors do not receive notification of "flowers" placed on memorials we manage. If you have additions or corrections, use the "Edits" feature.

[To Find A Grave Admin: In the case of my demise, please transfer all my memorials to my cousin Don Ludwig (#48084204)].
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RE: David & Elizabeth Sprinkle

It looks as if I have a new Revolution ancestor to focus on. I already have proven 8. All of my Mom's people were on this continent in time for the Revolution with the exception of one latecomer family who got here in 1857, 4 years prior to the Civil War...but what an introduction to America! Wilhelm Rufert was a 19 year old orphan who came with his sister and her husband to escape conscript in Prussia Germany. They settled in Lawrence, Kansas and what happened there during the Civil War? Quantrell's Raiders with a young Jesse James amongst them, came to kill all young men who might fight with the Union. Lawrence was settled as an abolitionist town. He survived because men on horseback didn't follow armed men into the tall cornfields.

Even my dad had one proven Revolution ancestor, but her came over as a British soldier, then he deserted and married into a family of patriots. All my Dad's family were here in Wisconsin by the 1840s.

OK, that's more than I should have bent your ear with! I will focus on Henry as a provable if we can locate the tie that binds!
Added by NancyPoquette on Jun 23, 2016 11:49 AM
RE: David & Elizabeth Sprinkle
The legions of descendants will applaud you for your intrepid pursuit of knowledge. I am of like mind. I have been to North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Illinois, Texas, Massachusetts, New York State, and Scotland, all in pursuit of the yet undiscovered gems of handwritten documents, and I've walked cemeteries for the buried or obscured inscriptions. One of these days I am going to force myself to take a strictly vacation style trip, but it will have to be confined to a cruise ship, 'cuz guess what happened on my trip to Tahiti in 2010? Yup, I visited the graveyard of a missionary ancestor, although not in my direct line. Always gotta be productive!
Added by NancyPoquette on Jun 23, 2016 10:14 AM
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George Stevens of Belvidere, IL
Thanks so much for the information from the Belvidere Standard. I have made the correction.

Yes, George's daughter Sophronia married Gen. Stephen A Hurlbut, and one of George's great grandsons, William James Hurlbut, was the screenwriter for "The Bride of Frankenstein." The later is buried in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Hollywood, CA.

I can be reached directly at

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Added by Bobby Dobbins Title on Jun 22, 2016 7:35 PM
Christena Sprinkle
Christena or Christina Sprinkle (b 1837; d 1908) was my great-grandmother on my father's side. Thank you for all you have done to enhance the Find-A-Grave records -- you have helped me in enlarging my knowledge of Jacob Black and Christina Sprinkle's children. God bless your efforts! Patricia Black Mutch
Added by PBM on Jun 21, 2016 12:55 PM
RE: Margaret Martin Sprinkle
Margaret - her mother Elmira Cochran Martin is buried in Spring Hill Cemetery in Lynchburg, VA and her father, William Edward Martin is buried in Meade Cemetery in Madison Heights, VA. FYI
Added by Amy on Jun 21, 2016 7:36 AM
Margaret Martin Sprinkle
To: Margaret Sopp: How wonderful of you to add my aunt to Find a Grave, Thanks! However, I believe there is a correction that needs to be made. Philip told me she was to be inurned at Christ Episcopal Church in Martinsville. I attended the memorial service, but have not actually seen the crypt. You have been so helpful, thanks again. Amy Martin Wilson, neice of Margaret Martin Sprinkle.
Added by Amy on Jun 20, 2016 5:06 PM
Southern Indiana Connections
My Mistake on Name change
I spoke to fast, I was reading my on Subject on St Isidore.
Added by Southern Indiana Connecti... on Jun 04, 2016 11:55 AM
Southern Indiana Connections
RE: St Isidore Church Aka St Johns Cemetery
I will try I never have had much luck with creator.

Hey look what they have done with St Isidore Name.
Added by Southern Indiana Connecti... on Jun 04, 2016 11:52 AM
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RE: St Isidore Church Aka St Johns Cemetery
Would you like to correct I will delete Mary A Sprinkle if she put her in correct cemetery if I delete now will lose links. Thanks
Added by Southern Indiana Connecti... on Jun 04, 2016 10:24 AM
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St John Cemetery
I have submitted a clarification of Names to Find A Grave on the two Cemeteries.
St Isidore (AKA St John) Clark Township, Bristow and;
Saint Johns Cemetery
Lily Road
Tell City
Perry County
Indiana USA

Saint John Baptist Catholic Cemetery
Leopold Township
Lily Road
Perry County

We will see what happens.
Added by Southern Indiana Connecti... on Jun 03, 2016 10:03 AM
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