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Greg Hetzler (#47780555)
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Bio Photo There is allot of work to be done.

When someone says they are a Tenth generation descendant, you may ask them who their other 255 6th Great grandfathers are. ; ). We have 128 4th Great grandparents, 512 6th Great grandparents and 8,192 10th Great grandparents. Last report I have located memorials for 16 of my 10th Great grandparents.


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.

A brief detour about ancestors discovered.

They are family members. They are immigrants, settlers, innovators, leaders, farmers, shoemakers, plumbers, cattle ranchers, horse brokers, locomotive engineers, planners, household mothers and fathers, stone masons, iron workers, foundry owners, 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 3rd 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 Carolinas, I learn of a Grand Aunt having lived 45 miles from 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 grandfathers who served in the duration of the Civil War. 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 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.

This is a journey. Listen to the stories they have.

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Kathye Snyder-Knight
Max Columbus Flowe
Thanks for adding the headstone photo... makes the memorial just perfect!
Added by Kathye Snyder-Knight on Dec 04, 2014 6:19 PM
Gwendolyn Gathings Armstrong
Memorial - 69322692
Thank you for letting me know about Edith. That is neat. Henry and Maggie lost 7 children according to census. They had previously lived in North Carolina. Thanks - Gwen
Added by Gwendolyn Gathings Armstr... on Dec 03, 2014 5:17 AM
RE: Malcom Niven, something for review.
I have not seen this memorial. I have no way of knowing if there is a connection or not. Census records before 1850 have no listing of names other than head of household. Personally I don't believe them to be related.
Added by Julious on Nov 23, 2014 3:02 PM
Grave stones not found
Thank you for your recent note about not finding the burials that I had requested for the Osborne family. I first saw the list as a WPA list of the burials in that cemetery. I've been trying to connect to these family members in this cemetery, but it still eludes me! I appreciate the written note that you so kindly wrote about this situation. Again, thank you for looking for me and for letting me know the outcome. Thanks for volunteering.
Added by Franklin on Nov 13, 2014 1:42 PM
RE: Post Script
Thank you Greg, and a HUGE thank you to all your ancestors who fought for the freedom we have today.

Your bio is fascinating! I grew up in Springdale (a suburb of Stamford, CT) and probably walked where your ancestors walked. Wow. My family is "new." Only here since 1911. Thank you again.

Added by Daddys♥Girl on Nov 12, 2014 4:38 AM
Additional photos
Yes, please add your pictures to the memorials if they are clearer. Back when I added my pictures, Find a Grave had a smaller size limit for photo files. Now that they allow uploading larger files, higher resolution pictures can be added.
Added by DSM on Nov 08, 2014 2:43 PM
Martha Gordon
Wow! So glad I was able to get a picture of the headstone before it was broken. This really shows how important it is to document this information while it's still available and legible.
Added by DSM on Nov 08, 2014 2:37 PM
Maggie O
RE: Memorial# 113503277
I love getting those !!! I try to give credit when folks give me info

Added by Maggie O on Nov 03, 2014 3:45 PM
Abbie Hummel
Peter Pickard 1818-1894
I just wanted to thank you for posting information on Peter Pickard. He is my great-great-great-great grandfather. I am a descendant of his son Theodore Pickard and wife Cornelia. I was not able to find out much about Peter and Maria and you have given me so much. Thanks again!
Added by Abbie Hummel on Nov 03, 2014 12:12 PM
Darrel Salisbury
Amos Westcote
Thanks for the info on his children, I have posted it to the memorial. I will look for further data.
Added by Darrel Salisbury on Oct 28, 2014 7:29 AM
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