My Tribute for my Mom, Patricia Helen "Tricia" Knapp Hetzler, entries for Memorial Garden - Church Of The Incarnation, honoring departed souls, families, friends and parishioners. Uploads are completed Dec 7, 2016. Thank you Christina for assistance.
Veterans, thank you for your service. Open my flag to see related veterans I found.
A FindAGrave Link: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, I have taken to see that photos are completed for each memorial, genealogy links researched for their ancestors and descendants. NOTE: The Following Link Is To My Ancestry Tree For The Cemetery, An Ancestry Membership Is Needed To Access or, Ask Me For An Invitation If Needed, I will Send one. Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Hello, Glad to meet you. I am on call for memorial photos. I live in Weddington, NC (Union County) This site has been great, as I seem to make new friends and meet many cousins that I may have not known otherwise. My hobbies include photography and genealogy, this site has my interest on both of these.
Family ancestor lines keep expanding and I keep learning history. This is a journey. Listen to the stories they have.
They are family members. They are immigrants, settlers, innovators, leaders, farmers, shoemakers, plumbers, cattle ranchers, Horse Brokers Union Army needed many!, locomotive engineers, planners, household mothers and fathers, stone masons, Metallurgists, iron workers, Foundry Owner, grocers, merchants, infants, tailors, moulders, ice merchants, engineers, builders, developers, realtors, Priests, Ministers, deliverymen, cabinetmakers.
Unknowingly, I lived places ancestors had previously settled. A 3rd Great grandfather had emigrated from Bavaria, Germany to Rochester, N. Y., where I was born. Another Third Great grandfather emigrated from Saarland Germany to Steuben County, N.Y., near where I went to college.
A 6th Great grandfather lived and died in Addison, Vermont, 35 miles line of sight from where our three children were born and raised in Brookfield, VT. The builder of that home was a veteran of the War of 1812. The home was built prior to prior to 1800, the timbers were first growth Spruce, Ash and Maple. Beams over 40-FT, boards wider than 42-IN. Its first owner had moved from Connecticut in 1820, leaving the County my maternal ancestors lived.
My 10th Great grandfather settled Stamford prior to 1680. Even now, where I live in the Carolina, I learn of a Grand Aunt having lived in Hendersonville, nearer our present home in the Carolinas. The education continues with military heroics.
Learning a 7th Great grandfather was KIA on board on Lake Erie during the French and Indian War in 1756, seeing many ancestors with service in the Revolutionary War. A 5th Great grand uncle, Joseph Turner, a Revolutionary War Veteran is buried in Fort Ann, NY at the Blossom Farm Cemetery. More, reviewing ancestors pension papers for the War of 1812.
Reading service records of 2nd Great grandfather who served in the Civil War, along side his brother Jacob, who were at Appomattox, April 9, 1865 . Hearing from a Great niece of his who has the sabre he used. The opportunity to hold a Great grandfather's military discharge orders from the Spanish American War.
Opportunity to read commendations of a Father-In-Law's service, Memorial# 107185570, in WW II during his 4 years and 4 months service from Northern Africa through Italy and finishes the campaign in Eastern Germany.
Meeting a cousin whose Uncle served WW I and WWII as a Medical Doctor. Learning of the citations of ancestors' received during the Korean War. Not to ignore recent military heroes.
Last Checked only 46 of my 2,336 suggested "edits" sent (family lineage) have been declined. Thank You.
When someone says they are a Tenth generation descendant, you may ask them who their other 1,023 8th Great grandparents are. ; ). We have eight 1st Great grandparents, 256 6th Great grandparents and 4,096 10th Great grand parents. Last report I have located memorials for 16 of my 10th Great grandparents (13th Generation).
RE: Memorial# 150651175 Thanks, Greg. I also have him in 2 Ancestry trees I created for my stepson and my granddaughter. I updated his bio and linked his memorial to Find A Grave memorials for his parents and a sister. I will take good care of him, and thanks again for your kind initiative.
RE: Memorial# 150651175 It can't be easy setting up and managing the memorials of those unrelated to you, but, I do appreciate your efforts. The grandson (82270754) you linked to Charles F Buehler, may be related somehow, but I am certain it is not a grand father/grandson relationship. Charles had a brother, Robert, who may be the grandfather in question, but I am only guessing about that. I do have photos and some additional information I could post to Charles' memorial, and wouldn't mind managing his memorial, if you wouldn't mind transferring management to me. I also have his parents' memorials which I could link. Regards, Bruce Cramer
Thanks for sharing this F-A-G memorial so I could view Pleasant Grove UMC Cemetery through a panoramic view. Felt like I was back there walking the campground and cemetery when I used to go there as a child with my grandparents. Really cool! Enjoyed our conversation this afternoon and thanks for all the great work you're doing on F-A-G and sharing just a "thimble full" with me.
Thank you for your kind words and for sharing the comments left for you, it really does make you feel you have helped complete strangers with something so important and personal.
I posted a memorial for a woman's distant ancestor, she responded that the stone was the only document that proved the woman had ever existed. Another researcher responded that I had "found" his 6xg-grandfather and the stone indicated he was an 1812 War vet, he had never encountered, or thought to look for, the man's service record- he had lied about his age and enlisted at age 14. I was contacted by a woman who has many relatives buried in Lakeside, the same cemetery as Maria Pagels. She told me she was very old and could not visit the cemetery any more, she never thought that she would see her folks graves again, it meant so much to her, she signed her note "Your Friend, Norma".
I am sure you help 100 people for every one that takes the time to write.
I have done the same thing myself. There are many German immigrants buried in this cemetery and many stones in German. I was very politely corrected by a young woman from Berlin when I assumed that "Gattin" which appeared after a given name, was the woman's maiden name, but Gattin is apparently an archaic and very formal, word for wife! I can "get by" in German if it is not too complicated, but I had never encountered this word before, usually it is "Frau". Lots of the folks buried in this cemetery are from Prussia, which has its own dialect, usage and naming conventions, which are not part of the accepted modern German language. In your translation, I assume Herr should be translated "Lord" and is clearly a reference to Jesus.
Well, as the 'ole Southern saying goes: "You've been busier than a 1 legged man in a butt kicking contest"! LOL! Great job & thanks for the link on ancestry.
Better late than never in responding. Found the following obit for Birdie W. Howey as follows:
"Tuesday, October 4, 1904, THE MONROE JOURNAL (Union County, N.C.)The infant of Mr. John HOWIE of Pleasant Grove died Friday, aged four months."
Posted it on her memorial with a teddy bear "flower" in her honor. Her sibling, Evelyn Howie Byrum #121700820 married John Wm Byrum #39694991 who is my 1st cousin 3x removed. John Wm Byrum's Mother, Agnes Moore Byrum #22961282 was a dau of Milton L. Moore (no F-A-G memorial). Milton Moore was my g-uncle as Milton was a brother of my g-grandfather, Robert Murchison Moore #28051614. Small world, huh? The Moore family always went to Pleasant Grove for the annual "camp meeting" every September. I went there many times when growing up. Several of my cousins still have "camps" there. Will send you a private e-mail hopefully in the next day or so. Best Regards, Mary (Contributor #47792069)