Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Greg Volk (#48138686)
 member for 2 years, 4 months, 8 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I started on my family tree in 6th grade (1972) when I wrote a report about my ancestors who settled in Minnesota, and have been fascinated with genealogy ever since. During college, I spent my spring breaks and summer months visiting cemeteries, courthouses and genealogy libraries while my contemporaries were no doubt up to other things. Find-a-Grave has blossomed into a wonderful resource, though I hope eventually individuals can be linked with "Family Tree" profiles at Family Search.

My grandparents:
Albert Lee Volk
Della Margaret Henrietta Buelow Volk
Henry "Warren" Denison
Frances "Evelyn" Thornson Denison

My wife Ruth's parents:
Lavere Burchett
Marjorie Ruth Morris Burchett
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 2,017 Memorials Added
 • 2,285 Memorials Managed
 • 16 Memorials/Week
 • 481 Photos
 • 654 Photo Requests
 • 19 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 149 Virtual Flowers
 • 5 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 3 Fame Ratings
 • 27 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
A Request (2)
Ancestors Greg (709)
Ancestors Ruth (294)
NPA (61)
X Barbershop (10)
Find A Grave Friends
Bob Volk, Cemeterywlkr, Darla Schulte, Dave Peck, Dean Milton PE..., Donna Fostveit, Edwin Griggs, Erika Steen, Gordon Agren, Graceti, Holly, Jacob Thorn, Jan J. Shultz, Jeanne Gaumer, KANelson, Karen Brewer, Leah Hubbard, Lori, Mary Decker, rnj, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Greg Volk (869)[Leave Message]
Irv and Marietta
RE: Thanks for the photo of Elizabeth Maria Dagan
Glad to be of help. enjoy
Added by Irv and Marietta on Sep 29, 2015 5:35 PM
Barb Kumpula
RE: Thanks for the photo of Gilbert Van Patten
You are very welcome and yes--I did have fun! If I can be of any more help, let me know.
Added by Barb Kumpula on Sep 20, 2015 4:52 PM
Mary Sue Van Ryswyk
Rex and Florabelle Lukenbill
You can find a photo of their grave/headstone by going to: IA Gen Web. I have directed others to this site. If you request permission they will allow you to copy their photo and place it on the Find A Grave website.
Florabelle died some time ago but her death date was not engraved on the stone at the time the photo was taken.
Florabelle was an elementary teacher for many years in the Carlisle school system. The Lukenbill's were well known and respected in this area.

Mary Sue Van Ryswyk
Added by Mary Sue Van Ryswyk on Sep 19, 2015 8:08 PM
Michelle Schluting
RE: Ernest & Mary Keen (131435972)
Hi Greg. Both graves are unmarked, but I did mention the specific niche locations in the photo captions. I was told that Mary's niche is a community niche, though I'm not sure if Ernest's niche is shared or not. I'd recommend contacting the friendly folks at Alta Mesa to ask about getting markers placed, and if I can be of any sort of local assistance, please don't hesitate to let me know!
Added by Michelle Schluting on Sep 16, 2015 3:41 PM
Anna Valder Anderson #117448053
Hi Greg, I was looking at the Anderson headstone with Anna Valder Anderson listed, and the birth year that they have inscribed is 1861. Thought I would bring it to your attention.
Added by jpandkp on Sep 13, 2015 6:37 PM
Samuel P. "Preston" Adams 3rd
RE: Re: Memorial# 124774035
I have tested with DNA and have confirmed results with others going back Samuel (1757)my 4th great grandfather, who along with Lydia Adams Stephens where the children of Samuel(b. 1713)and his 1st wife Lydia Adams (dau. of Solomon Adams.) I'm also interest in seeing a copy of the Will that you reference as I spent a couple of days back in Wellsburg and Charleston libraries trying to find documents -- which was a challenge.
Added by Samuel P. "Preston" Adams... on Sep 13, 2015 5:40 AM
Samuel P. "Preston" Adams 3rd
RE: Re: Memorial# 124774035
Greg, likewise I was suspicious concerning Alice Adams (my 5th great gran aunt) having 3 relationships and waiting so long (6 years)to marry Wm. Lawrence after the death of Nathan Hale. Then I located the book in the CT State Library written by her great granddaughters, "The Correct Story of the Romance of Nathan Hale and Alice Adams" which you can find online:

This was an interesting little book that prompted me to trace the lineage for the three women, which was an ordeal taking me a couple of weeks to do before creating a family chart graphic on my tree:|pgNum

I've since thought about creating a 30 minute PowerPoint speaker presentation on the life of Nathan Hale, which could be used in conjunction with my Fla. SAR Chapter in K-12 school history classes to create interest for our annual Rumbaugh orations and poster contests.
Added by Samuel P. "Preston" Adams... on Sep 13, 2015 5:27 AM
Samuel P. "Preston" Adams 3rd
Re: Memorial# 124774035
Hi Greg. Regarding Samuel Adams (Memorial# 124774035) who is my 6th great grandfather, he was never married to a Phoebe Pellet, who was appears to have been married to a different Samuel Adams (1728-1798).

Also, Samuel Adams (1731-1808) 1st marriage was was to Lydia Adams Adams(17311760) the daughter of Solomon Adams (16991778) and Abigail Munroe (17111784). Samuel and Lydia had two children before she died on 10 May 1760: Ens Samuel Adams 3rd (17571815) and Lydia Adams (17601803.) Because this was one of several instances where Adams married Adams this has been confusing for many researchers.

Following Lydia's death Sameul married Eunice Webb (1732-1850)which you show along with their two daughters, Eunice and Mary.

Finally, in addition to the six siblings you have for Samuel Adams, he also had another sister,
Alicia "Alice" Adams (17121809). She is the person who was engaged to the famous Nathan Hale, who was also her step brother and was hanged by the British on 22 Sep 1776. This followed the untimely death of her first husband, Elijah Ripley (17471774). After this double tragedy including the added loss of an infant son of Elijah's she eventually remarried in 1782 to a William Lawrence (17511821) and they proceeded to have five children.

We sincerely appreciate your tremendous effort with your Find-a-grave word, and I hope this helps the cause. Also, please feel free to visit my ancestry page for additional details for Samuel Adams and his family.
Added by Samuel P. "Preston" Adams... on Sep 12, 2015 1:06 PM
RE: The Olsons
I think I am finding a Hope to have the others for you tomorrow. Dodging some rain around here.
Added by jpandkp on Sep 10, 2015 1:53 PM
Richard Jacobsen
RE: Glenwood Cemetery
Stuart Anderson's grave seemed to be hiding at the top of a hill, near the cemetery office. Glenwood HAS been a challenge. We've gone back four times, and have one area still to cover -- a number of small burials that seem just about buried in thick grass. Old cemetery with challenges.
Added by Richard Jacobsen on Sep 08, 2015 5:11 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service