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I enjoy spending free time in cemeteries and doing genealogy. I also collect antique books and photographs of all varieties. |
These are my main surnames of interest; please contact me to exchange info/photos: Mayville, Diebold, Star[c]k, Walsh, Hurst, Tice, Walter, Emmerich, Hess, Hagemann, Brandmueller, and Liebenow, among many others.
Check out my Brick Walls. Maybe you can help?
*My grandpa Mayville (1931 - 2015)
*My cousin Sydney (2000-2016)
*My grandma Mayville (1929 - 2017)
-Please credit me if using my photos elsewhere!! This includes Ancestry.com, your personal genealogy page, etc. I don't mind if you use my photos, just please cite your source!
-Please submit any additions, corrections or transfer requests via the "edit" tab on each individual memorial. I add memorials one at a time (not in mass uploads as some do) in an effort to increase accuracy, but no one is perfect. If you are submitting edits for which the records or other sources are difficult to find, please send me a message to let me know what your sources are for the information.
-I have no problem transferring as long as they are not my family; however, I do not support "memorial collectors." The goal of F-A-G is not to "own" memorials for each member of your family, but to make sure each memorial is as accurate as possible.
My most meaningful work on Find-a-grave are the cemeteries I have fully photographed / transcribed. These cemeteries are special because (in most cases) I am related to many buried there:
-Lawrence/Cady Cemetery (Brown Co., WI 2006-07)
-Saint Louis Catholic Cemetery (Caledonia, WI 2009-10)
-Fairview Cemetery (Greenleaf, WI, 2010)
-St. James Catholic Cemetery (Oak Creek, WI 2010)
-Saint Mary of the Lake Catholic Cemetery (Westport, WI, 2012)
& the following portions of Resurrection Cemetery in Madison, WI:
Section 1, Blocks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 (2012-13)
Section 2, Blocks 1, 5, 6, & 7 (2014)
Section 3, Blocks 11, 12, 13, 21, 22, 23, 31, 32, 33 & 42 (2013-14)
Section 4, Blocks 11, 12, 13, 21 & 22 (2014)
Section 5 (2014)
I have photographed the following but haven't uploaded yet:
Section 2, Blocks 2, 3 & 4 (2015)
Section 6 (2014)
Section 8 (2014)
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|lynmn||RE: William Carroll #132789953|
I'll be glad to send you a link to my Ancestry.com family tree that includes the Carrolls. Send me an email: lmmbizz at gmail.
The 1860 US Census for Black Earth, Dane, Wisconsin lists:
Rodger 47, Mary 35, John 12, Catharine 10, William 8, Mary A 7, Bridget 5, Thomas 4, Michael 2.
Given this family's relationships through the 1940 census, I am reasonably positive this is the William Carroll at this gravesite.
There's another William Carroll, possibly a cousin (son of Patrick and Margaret), who lives in Blue Mounds, WI in the same period, but he's at least 6-8 years older.
Thanks for your fine work!
Added by lynmn on Oct 22, 2017 11:38 AM
|Joyce Frey||RE: Mary Wadsworth #101293453|
Send me your e-mail address and I will send you what I have.
|C Tonelli||RE: John Stark, #109925782|
I don't have the documentation you need. There are several family trees on Ancestry with convincing documentation but the family did not arrive until 1864 and the father, John died in 1868 before a census could document him. I understand that this is insufficient. Thank you for being so thorough.
|Dan Hollerbach-TX||Gersbach Photo Request|
Due to wet, rainy weather today, I was unable to clean up the overgrown Gersbach grave markers at Calvary Cem., but will post photos of the markers in a few days.
|Dick H.||RE: Genevieve Gersbach|
You're very welcome. Glad I was able to help.
Added by Dick H. on Oct 05, 2017 8:14 AM
|Rodger Asai||RE: Suzanne Ippolito #101387373|
First of all, Thank you for posting a message that can be replied to.
The National Archives makes available various sets of records which are available to the public for download from their site. Some of the files are large and cumbersome.
For example, the one which contains the information on Army Death & Wounded records from the 1970's is over 30 meg.
Luckily for us there are some sites which have downloaded those files and have their own individual way of presenting the data, but the core data is the same. Mooseroots is one such site, but their groupings do not include the deaths of Military Dependents with those of Active Duty military personnel.
For dependents of Active Duty Army personnel I find: http://www.armycasualties.info/ to be easiest to use. Just type in the Last Name where is says "Search for a name" and it will bring up a list. Click on the one you want and it will bring up the data for that person (in their standard format).
In this case, (under Country) it says "Germany West" because at the time - Germany had not unified yet.
Further down (under Date Casualty) is where the DOD records show the person died. The date below that is when the info was input into their system.
In those days, it was normal for children not to get Social Security numbers until they were ready to look for work so I was unable to locate a Month & Day for Birthday.
Although all military dependents are entitled to be buried in the National Cemetery of the Parents' choosing - many do no elect this (for a variety of reasons).
I hope this helps you with your research.
|Susan Doble||Jean Elizabeth Gilson|
Here is the message I just got about JEAN ELIZABETH GILSON, from Chuck Taylor (Auschuck@aol.com) in Austin, Texas which confirms that Jean's father was William F Gilson. And we already know that he was married to Mildred Gilchrist.
"My late wife's second cousin and I walked that cemetery in the summer of 2003. Took lots of photos. I have a photo just like the one on Find-A-Grave - only better. Jean's father was William F. Gilson. William's parents were Ansel Theodore Gilson and Effie Maria Clark. My late wife's second cousin's maiden name is Clark. She has been researching the Clarks of Wisconsin for years. Fear not, this is a good link that you are proposing. It won't come back to haunt you!"
|Susan Doble||RE: (1) Bertha & Lucius Clark and (2) Jean Gilson|
Hi Jade. I may have been premature in making these suggestions as the information comes from others' family trees. In light of this, I'm going to remove those requests from my list.
Since the information about Jean Elizabeth Gilson came from just one other family tree, I've contacted that person directly to see if he can provide any further support for the claim that she was the daughter of William Forrest Gilson (1889-1962) and Mildred Gilchrist (1891-1957). If that support comes through, then I'll submit the request again.
Thanks for your diligence. When I save FindAGrave memorials to my family tree, I try to take the time to fill in missing information, particularly links to parents and spouses, but I will, in the future, make sure that I have more to go on than just others' family trees!
|Aaron O||RE: Fidelia and John Riley|
Thanks for making the edits to Josephine Gustman's memorial. My primary source for these edits are family records (the Gustmans and Rileys are my relatives). As for evidence of Terry as Fidelia's maiden name, I have a copy of her death certificate which lists her parents as Ezra Terry and Esther Church.
Additionally, I have John E. Riley (my ancestor)'s pension records for Civil War service, which list his middle initial as E. There are numerous other records that also have his middle initial as E., but it appears he used an alias (he admitted to it when applying for a pension) when enlisting which may be why you have seen a different middle initial for John, as it seems he had a hard time keeping them straight!
Glad I could provide my sources.
Added by Aaron O on Aug 28, 2017 9:20 AM
|Steve N||RE: Mary Faragher #129713901|
Hi! I sent an email to you. I found a marriage record for Mary's sister Bridget to James Welch (Walsh/Welsh) that indicates Bridget Carey (dau.) was born in West Rutland, Vt., and several pictures of her sisters. The Carey family moved from West Rutland, Vermont shortly after Bridget (dau.) was born in 1860. By 1862 when Ella (Carey) Dreher was born she was born in Oregon, WI. Contact me at either my yahoo or gmail for any you would like forwarded. Cheers!
Added by Steve N on Aug 20, 2017 9:13 PM
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