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Lori Loebel (#46811551)
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Bio Photo Member of The Milwaukee County Historical Society and Historic Milwaukee. City walking guide, Step-on Bus guide. Was Third Ward tour captain for ten years. Researches and Coordinates Memorial Day Tours at Forest Home Cemetery. Retired Real Estate Broker.

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Gene Meier
Ferdinand Meinecke
I wish to contact the family of Adolph and Ferdinand Meinecke. Ferdinand is well represented in the F.W.Heine diaries 1879-1921 which are now being transcribed in German, translated to English, scanned to computer. Michael Kutzer, born 1941 in Leipzig like Heine, is conductor of the Heine diary project. On September 18,2003 I found the Heine diaries in the display case of Milwaukee County Historical Society.These are the only narrative of a panorama company, that of William Wehner (1847-1928) of Chicago who built his panorama studio in downtown Milwaukee. From 1885-88 Wehner produced 2 units of BATTLE OF ATLANTA, 2 units of BATTLE OF MISSIONARY RIDGE & LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, and 3 units of JERUSALEM ON THE DAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION. Ferdinand Meinecke had interests in moving/reel-to-reel panorama in Milwaukee, and was in contact with the Pierpont/Reed & Gross panorama company in Englewood/Chicago, which from 1885-88 produced units of BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG and JERUSALEM ON THE DAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION for cities from coast to coast and beyond: Australia,NZ,Canada, England,Europe, South America, West Indies.
Michael recently sent to me summaries of the years 1885-1893 to annotate,index and edit, and these I have to share with interested parties. INFO TO SHARE. Gene Meier 1160 Bailey Road, Sycamore, Illinois 60178 815 895 4099
Added by Gene Meier on Jul 25, 2017 3:18 PM
Maggie Sullivan
Walter E Mapes
Additional information for Find A Grave Memorial #14084391 for Walter E Mapes.

Walter was married to Nellie Stacks on August 26, 1879 at St Matthew's Episcopal Church in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Nellie (Stacks) Mapes died on Oct 11, 1883. Walter married Doris Prussing four years later
Added by Maggie Sullivan on Aug 08, 2016 3:20 PM
Gene Meier
Ferdinand Meinecke
I am writing the first spreadsheet from the American point of view about 19th century rotunda panoramas. These were the biggest paintings in the world, 50 x 400=20,000 square feet, housed in their own rotundas which were 16-sided polygons. Chicago in 1893 had 6 panorama companies and 6 panorama rotundas. FERDINAND MEINECKE is featured prominently in the F.W.Heine diaries 1879-1921, which I found September 18,2003 in the display case of Milwaukee County Historical Society. Michael Kutzer, born 1941 in Leipzig like Heine is transcribing the Heine diaries. FERDINAND MEINECKE visited the Reed & Gross panorama company site in Englewood, Illinois, which before June 30,1889 was a suburb of Chicago. FERDINAND MEINECKE was in contact with Judge Simeon Woodrow King of Chicago who formed a panorama company to create THE CHICAGO FIRE panorama for the World's Columbian Exposition. I seek contact with Meinecke family members. Info to share
Added by Gene Meier on Apr 22, 2016 9:24 AM
Peter J. Somers
May I use the photo of his tombstone to put on memorials for Catherine and Mark Somers memorial sites even tho I do not know where they are actually buried?
Carolyn (piper)
Added by Piper on Apr 26, 2014 11:31 AM
Karen Sipe
Harriett Gilson
I found Harriett today at Lake View, but would prefer to see the cemetery of interment corrected before I post the picture.
Added by Karen Sipe on Feb 17, 2011 8:57 PM
Karen Sipe
Harriett Gilson
You listed Harriett Gilson at Mt Pleasant Cemetery in Seattle. Someone has just requested a picture for her and in snooping around to fulfill the request,I find she is listed at Lake View Cemetery in Seattle.

Do you have any further information for her? It seems her listing should be corrected to Lake View.

BTW your email address did not work.
Added by Karen Sipe on Feb 17, 2011 1:49 PM
Rita Chesterton
your email address??
Lori, has your email address changed? My private messages to you keep bouncing back. I have information I wish to share about Garret Vliet, Surveyor, in the Find-A-Grave Memorial for him.
-Rita in NJ
Added by Rita Chesterton on Dec 29, 2010 2:03 AM
Mikki Mc Aninch
Find-A-Grave submission
Seeking information on your submission in 2004.

Are you connected to this person, or is this just one of the additions you submitted? I would like to know more about this person, as I have Sproat ancestors who settled in Waterford, Racine Co., WI ca 1841-1844, and some of them moved to Milwaukee, WI. I have searched online and find nothing more that what you have posted.

Thank you,

Mike Mc Aninch

James Sproat Brown

Birth: Feb. 1, 1824
Death: Apr. 15, 1878

Civil War US Congressman, Milwaukee Mayor. He was elected to represent Wisconsin's 1st District in the United States House of Representatives, serving from 1863 to 1865. Previous to his Congressional term he served as Wisconsin State Attorney General from 1848 to 1850, and as Mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1861. (bio by: K)

Forest Home Cemetery
Milwaukee County
Wisconsin, USA

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Record added: Mar 06, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8477656
Added by Mikki Mc Aninch on Nov 25, 2009 4:55 PM
Many Thanks
I just viewed your postings on Find-A-Grave and wanted to thank you for making your work available. I'm in CT and doubt I would ever make it to see and photo for my self. I hear from Marcia E. that we share a common ancestor in Sylvester W. Dunbar.

Added by Nonna on Oct 31, 2009 10:07 PM
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Added by C on Dec 08, 2007 7:34 AM
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