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Mike Ohio (#47282139)
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Bio Photo Greetings fellow Find A Grave members. I'm Mike Tillinghast and live in Northern Ohio and am working on my family genealogy. I am a direct descendant of Pardon Tillinghast. I am his 11th Generation Great Grandson and the 7th generation on our Tillinghast Family Farm. My fraternal twin brother and I raise cattle and horses.

Also researching other family relatives: Sommers, Gardner, Stacey, Hine, Welch, Hill and Burnham.

I am a photo volunteer for Find A Grave. It is a very good past time and I enjoy "Headstone Hopping" all around Erie and Huron Counties. It is very rewarding to assist families and provide genealogical information. I also enjoy the excitement and satisfaction when I find that elusive headstone I've been looking for after a long challenging search.

Also taking photos of grave sites in area cemeteries for our local Historical Society.

One impressive thing I have observed in every cemetery I have been in is that veterans from the Revolutionary War to the present have veteran markers at their grave sites. As a Navy veteran, I am very pleased that my fellow veterans from all branches are remembered. One of my ongoing local cemetery projects is to obtain grave markers for veterans that do not have one.

My long range intent is to provide photos and/or Memorials for those in area cemeteries who do not have them.

With the exception of my relatives, I will be glad to transfer any memorial. Please feel free to ask.

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Dale Frankboner at riverside
I sent Brenda a copy of his obit. If she adds it, can you delete the obit you added so I could add a picture of Dale or delete one of the gravestone pics. Thanks, Cheryl Slone
Added by SavingRecordsForOurFuture on Dec 20, 2014 3:41 PM
Kathy G
RE: Mattie Marsella Gillespie Gfell 134477162
Hello Mike,
Thank you so much for the photos of Mattie and Jacob's headstones. They are wonderful. It means a lot to me to have them, and I live too far away to get them myself.
Added by Kathy G on Dec 14, 2014 11:16 AM
Laura W
RE: Photo Permission
Thanks Mike and thanks for the quick reply I'm from Northeast Ohio. Thanks for your consideration also....Laura W
Added by Laura W on Dec 13, 2014 6:03 PM
Laura W
Photo Permission
Hello Mike I would like permission to use the photos you posted of the Seaman family at Milan Cemetery. Look forward to hearing from you. Thank you Laura W 48375521
Added by Laura W on Dec 13, 2014 1:10 PM
Ron Harmon
Thank You Mike
Added by Ron Harmon on Nov 20, 2014 2:09 PM
Ron Harmon
Hi Mike, Would you consider transferring the following relatives to me? Lillian Harmon #84022635, Mefferd #71346249, Rosekelly #76833114, Rosekelly #30349650,and Showalter #68558195? Thank you Ron Harmon 48588516
Added by Ron Harmon on Nov 20, 2014 1:06 PM
Ron Harmon
Lillian Helen Harmon
Find A Grave Memorial# 84022635. Mike, Could you modify the memorial to include the following information? Lillian Helen Kaltenbach was born 30 May 1894 near Bogarts Corners, Erie, Ohio. She married her first husband, Otis E. Harmon, on 10 Jul 1913. After he passed on 3 Sep 1920 she married William Alexander. She passed on 9 Sep 1967. She was my Grandmother. Thank you, Ron Harmon
Added by Ron Harmon on Nov 17, 2014 12:43 PM
Ross Adam Wood Sr.
RE: Woods in Wakeman
Mike, How is the weather there right now? I am looking at trying to get up there over Veterans day, more to follow.

Added by Ross Adam Wood Sr. on Oct 24, 2014 1:37 PM
Mary Armstrong
Otto Tabel

A correction on William. From historical records, William Tabel died, 10-Oct-1934, not the 1939 I had. He was buried 12-Oct- 1943. I do not have the cemetery info. His father was an August Tabel and mother, Holt. I am not sure if that is a last or first name.


Added by Mary Armstrong on Oct 06, 2014 2:40 PM
Mary Armstrong
Otto Tabel

Otto Tabel, was the son of Wilhelm (William) and Sophia Tabel, who were married in Germany in approx. 1882. They immigrated approx., 1886 and lived in Cleveland OH. Sophia died 3-Jan-1928 and is buried in the East Cleveland Cemetery, according to her death certificate. I do not have accurate records on William, but his death may have been 18-Feb-1939 and buried in West Park Cemetery. Someone would have to verify that.

Otto Tabel was born in 1895 in Ohio. His brother Robert was born in Germany, sister, Emma was born in Germany, sister, Hattie was born in Ohio and sister, Anna, was born in Ohio.

If the birth date for Otto matches what you have then likely this may be the family.

Added by Mary Armstrong on Oct 06, 2014 1:19 PM
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