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EddieM (#47083914)
 member for 8 years, 1 month, 28 days
RE: Walsh photos
Fantastic Eddie! Yes please email me directly as there is a form that needs signed.

Added by MatS on Jan 24, 2017 2:08 PM

RE: Walsh Research
Awesome, thanks Eddie. I will check out those resources.

I'm working on a television show and would be willing to pay your cousin for permission to use the photos of the Walsh's. I'd need to get it squared away this as soon as possible though. My direct line is 570-439-1175 or she can email me at


Added by MatS on Jan 23, 2017 6:21 PM

RE: Walsh Family

Wow that's incredible. Thanks for making the information available to other researchers. Would you be able to put me in contact with your cousin? I'm actually doing some research in West Virginia right now. My email information is available in my bio.

I also reached out to Doran/Walsh/Gallagher.

Thanks Eddie,


Added by MatS on Jan 20, 2017 9:33 AM

Walsh Family
Hi Eddie,

Was wondering where you tracked down the photos of the Walsh girls. Been doing a lot of research on the family and thought you might be able to share your source with me.

Leah Anna Walsh Kirby # 144269480
Julia Ann Veronica Montague Walsh # 146548224
Mary Helen Walsh # 146549426


Added by MatS on Jan 19, 2017 4:06 PM

Photos 4 You
RE: Samuel and Anna Baker
You are welcome! We were
glad to help.
Photos 4 You

Added by Photos 4 You on Jan 14, 2017 5:48 AM

RE: Joseph Zeigler
Yes please leave the photo. Thank you for your note and glad I was of some help!

Added by BjJ on Jan 12, 2017 1:57 PM

RE: Joseph Zeigler
I found a Joseph D. Zeigler on the Illinois Civil War musters. He was a 1Lt in the 114th IL US Infantry, mustered in 9-18-1862. Native of Waynesboro, Franklin Co., Pa., living in Springfield, Sangamon County, IL, at the time of enlistment at age 20. The PA connection helps perhaps.

Added by BjJ on Jan 12, 2017 10:50 AM

RE: Joseph Zeigler
It appears the photo may be correctly matched but of course I cannot say for sure. In the 1881 Bios of this county, Joseph's father Henry was stated to be from Franklin Co., Pa. You can read that info here:

I have no other info regarding this man or his family other than what is already posted and the above info but can look around for any other tibits a bit later.

Added by BjJ on Jan 12, 2017 10:45 AM

RE: Gersch Memorials
Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Added by Laurie on Dec 19, 2016 5:55 PM

RE: Charles Gersch
Thank you for your work too. It is fun to walk the cemeteries.
I would love to have Charles, Augusta, Minnie and Augusta the little one, Transferred to me.
I am not sure if there are others in that cemetery of mine, but if they are, I will write again.

Added by Laurie on Dec 19, 2016 12:53 PM

Charles Gersch
By the way, are you related to him?

Added by Laurie on Dec 19, 2016 10:07 AM

RE: Charles Gersch
Charles Gersch is the son of Ludwig Gersch who is born 22 Apr 1827 and Henrietta Ritter 8 Jul 1826
He is the brother of my great grandfather Gustav Friedich Gersch 1850-1903
Charles first wife is Augusta Poegel 13 Feb 1862-25 Dec 1862 and his second wife is Minnie Schwartz, 1858-1943-- both are on the same monument.
Web: Illinois, Select Deaths Index, 1877-1916
Name Chas Gersch
Birth Year abt 1856
Age 52 Yr
Death Date 21 Apr 1908
Death Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois

I think the monument is either wrong or the date is not seen correctly. I have walked and recorded many cemeteries and others have seen the dates differently and I then can see the correct year.

Added by Laurie on Dec 19, 2016 10:06 AM

PMS Sillix
RE: Margaret Sillix Photo Credit
Glad you are alright with the photo credit.

I will keep my eye out for your Minter and Lozier updates.

Good hunting and have a happy Thanksgiving, Patricia

Added by PMS Sillix on Nov 21, 2016 4:23 PM

PMS Sillix
RE: Margaret Sillix
Good morning. Thank you for the transfer. It is nice that another unknown child is found.

If you look at Margaret in my tree you will see I have added the headstone picture. Is this form of photo credit acceptable to you or would you like something different. It is very easy for me to change.

Havve a good day cousin.

Regards, Patricia

Added by PMS Sillix on Nov 17, 2016 10:59 AM

PMS Sillix
RE: Julia Lozier Sillix
Hello Cousin: Thank you for the transfer.

I searched for information on Julia regularly, and only recently found much. Her last name eluded me for years. Now, thanks to you, I know her resting place.

I don't have any information on the child. Their daughter Catharine Elizabeth Sillix Bowen was supposedly born May 1, 1851, but that information came from a death certificate not a birth. I will keep looking.

Back to Mary Ann Sillix Bitner. On several of her children's vital records Mary's maiden name is listed as Hoffman, Huffman, Huff, Hoff.

Thank you again for the transfers, I will take good care of them.

Regards, Patricia

Added by PMS Sillix on Nov 14, 2016 4:10 PM

PMS Sillix
RE: Mary Ann Sillix Bitner
Mary Ann Sillix Bitner preceeded her mother Catharine Minter Sillix in death. In Catharine's will she bequeathed Mary's portion of her estate to Mary's children.

Checking census records for Mary I found her with her husband, Tobias, and her children matching that listed in her mothers will.

Bequest to Mary's Children:
1. Daughter-in-law Harriet Nouse Bitner, wife of James Andrew Bitner
2. George W Bitner
3. Lucinda Bitner Weber
4. Sarah C Bitner Homer
5. Son-in-law: Jacob Homer, husband of Sarah
6. Martha Jane Bitner Nouse
7. David Clark “D C” Bitner
8. William Bitner
9. Mary E Bitner Weimer

Regards, Patricia

Added by PMS Sillix on Nov 13, 2016 5:31 PM

PMS Sillix
RE: Catharine Minter Sillix
Thank you for the transfers and the sponsorships. Is is a wonderful gift.

In a prior message I was trying to say that I think both Mary Magdalene Hoffman 1817–1916 and Mary Ann Sillix 1823–1873 were the biological daughters of Henry Hoffman. Henry did not die until February 2, 1824, about two months after Mary Ann was born.

If there is ever anything I can do to aid your searches please let me know.

Regards, Patricia

Added by PMS Sillix on Nov 12, 2016 10:39 AM

PMS Sillix
RE: Thomas and Catharine Sillix
I see from your message that much of the Minter information I have found over the years can be attributed to your efforts and research. Again, thank you.

Do your know which Barbara was my gg-grandmother's mother?

Regards, Patricia

Added by PMS Sillix on Nov 11, 2016 2:42 PM

PMS Sillix
RE: Thomas and Catharine Sillix
Hello Cousin:

I was going to ask about the excavation; thank you for the information. Your tenacity is truly inspiring.

I have not been able to find where Henry Hoffman was buried. I have linked Mary Hoffman Menchey’s memorial to her mother’s. According to a newspaper notice Henry Hoffman died 2 Feb 1824 in Adams County, Pennsylvania. That death date would most likely make Mary Ann Sillix the biological daughter of Henry Hoffman not Thomas Sillix. What do you think?

Good luck with your battle with Find a Grave. I have been trying for over a year to get them to merge two cemeteries that are actually the same cemetery.

Regards, Patricia

Added by PMS Sillix on Nov 09, 2016 1:42 PM

PMS Sillix
Thomas and Catharine Sillix
If you don't mind I would like to add your headstone pictures to my family tree. Regards, Patricia Sillix

Added by PMS Sillix on Nov 08, 2016 10:28 PM

PMS Sillix
Could the Dozier surname you are researching also be Lozier? Martin Sillix (son of Thomas and Catharine) married Julia Anne "Juliane" Lozier, the daughter of George and Elizabeth (Magner) Lozier.

Regards, Patricia Sillix

Added by PMS Sillix on Nov 08, 2016 10:20 PM

PMS Sillix
Thomas and Catharine Sillix
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I was so surprised and pleased to finally know the resting place of my great, great grandparents, Thomas and Catharine Sillix. When visiting a friend in Ohio about 10 years ago I searched the cemeteries in Nashville where I found several relatives, but did not get to the cemeteries in Millersburg. I did find Catharine’s will at the Holmes County Historical Society in Nashville. That find, that proved all the information I had put together on the family, was what really set me on a prolonged search for my family. The link to my tree on Ancestry is:
If you are not related I would very much appreciate it if you would transfer their memorials to me.
Thomas Sillix Find A Grave Memorial 170870171
Catherine Sillix Find A Grave Memorial 170870212
Regards, Patricia Sillix, Find A Grave contributor 46891836

Added by PMS Sillix on Nov 08, 2016 10:13 PM

RE: Hanthorn
Thank you for the photos, I appreciate it. Yes I did as you suggested.

Added by t_town_ks on Sep 29, 2016 12:49 PM

RE: Hanthorn
I am interested in the Colvin line and SHE is interested in the Hanthorn, yes made a mistake mine were 2011, so I hit send before thinking, I refused to give my email out just for that very reason; we had a local person send out over 1,000 emails in 1 day, the court issued an order on that, they were arrested and charged, I am so sorry; I was just trying to go along and felt I was being harassed by HER, had to do her work that I asked for; hopefully, the next day, the next month get better, OK?

Added by t_town_ks on Sep 26, 2016 9:57 PM

RE: Elizabeth Hardesty Colvin Hanthorn
Sorry but now yours becomes a duplicate of mine, as mine was put in 2012; could you please transfer pics to mine?
So sorry about the problems, the angst and miscommunications; all I asked was for HER to tell me what (1) document has both names to show that they are the same person, to let me find it; no I have to go and duplicate all the extra not-really-needed research she has done to find what I asked for and she already had it, just would not tell me about.
Because the obit I have does not show the second marriage or children even (What? Why? I know the Colvin one was very high politically and socially, perhaps she thought it was a downgrade, who knows?) As well has her Colvin son's has nothing about half-brothers or half-sisters.

Added by t_town_ks on Sep 26, 2016 7:26 PM


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