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Greg Hetzler (#47780555)
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Bio Photo My Tribute for my Mom, Patricia Helen "Tricia" Knapp Hetzler, entries for Memorial Garden - Church Of The Incarnation, honoring departed souls, families, friends and parishioners. Uploads are completed Dec 7, 2016. Thank you Christina for assistance.

Veterans, thank you for your service. Open my flag to see related veterans I found.

A FindAGrave Link: Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, I have taken to see that photos are completed for each memorial, genealogy links researched for their ancestors and descendants. NOTE: The Following Link Is To My Ancestry Tree For The Cemetery, An Ancestry Membership Is Needed To Access or, Ask Me For An Invitation If Needed, I will Send one. Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery.

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

They are family members.
They are
cattle ranchers,
Horse Brokers Union Army needed many!,
locomotive engineers,
household mothers and fathers,
stone masons,
iron workers,
Foundry Owner,
ice merchants,
builders, developers, realtors,

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 Third 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 Carolina, I learn of a Grand Aunt having lived in Hendersonville, nearer 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 grandfather who served in the Civil War, along side his brother Jacob, who were at Appomattox, April 9, 1865 . 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, Memorial# 107185570, 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.

Last Checked only 50 (2.0%) of my 2,430 suggested "edits" sent (family lineage) have been declined. I strive to improve) Thank You.

When someone says they are a Tenth generation descendant, you may ask them who their other 1,023 8th Great grandparents are. ; ). We have eight 1st Great grandparents, 256 6th Great grandparents and 4,096 10th Great grand parents. Last report I have located memorials for 16 of my 10th Great grandparents (13th Generation).

Greg Hetzler
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Mary Ryan
RE: # 112362556, # 179014810, # 112224983, # 112362558
You are welcome, Greg. I have a travel day today I will try and send you copies of the pictures when I reach my destination this evening. I hope all is well.

Added by Mary Ryan on May 04, 2017 5:48 AM
Jennifer Vukosic
Rosamond "Rose" Thielges Didas
My grandfather was Joseph Didas, Rose's son! I know so very little about her because she died when Grandpa was only 3 months old. I have been looking for information about her, and was so excited to see this site. I am actually on my way now to visit my father's grave, as it is his birthday, and Joseph and Mary Didas are buried next to him. I thought Peter Didas is buried at the same cemetery, but I haven't been able to find his grave. I will look today now that I know he definitely is buried there. Thank you so much for contributing to this!
Added by Jennifer Vukosic on Apr 13, 2017 7:03 AM
Daniel Lammon
thanks for letting me know about the link -- I was able to add his mother's maiden name
Added by Donna on Mar 18, 2017 7:46 AM
Terri Batt
RE: Memorial# 62424288
Greg, sorry for the lateness! I did some searching but the only thing I found was the 1875 NY census showing that George was married to Antoinette with a son Antonio. She gets lost after he passes. Our office is closed presently but will make myself a note to check in our local records for anything I can find. Thanks for contacting me and keep up the good work!
Added by Terri Batt on Feb 25, 2017 9:38 AM
RE: Memorial# 150651113
Thank you, Greg! I just started working on this side of the family tree and the link you provided is most helpful.
Added by Kvwheeler on Jan 30, 2017 9:08 PM
Thank you for your efforts
I was not wrong, please protect your family.

I am sorry that some members of our community, feel that:

"The memorials I have created on Find A Grave are a reflection of my interest in genealogy and data manipulation. Most are a result of me converting information from online burial lists."

From her "wesite"

There is a well-defined etiquette among the more serious Find a Grave contributors. The preferred method for creating a new record, if you don't know the deceased personally, is to transcribe their headstone. This requires visiting a cemetery. "Ploppers"—users who haphazardly create records with information gleaned from strangers' obituaries instead of their headstones—are looked down upon by the Find a Grave cognoscenti. Experienced gravers complain that ploppers invariably enter incorrect burial locations or biographical details and accuse them of caring more about the quantity of records they contribute than their quality.


I know your efforts are much more honorable. I want to tell you that I have no interest in plopping members of Holy Sepulchre.

I will help you and you have my support.

You are a valuable member of the Find a Grave Community.

Added by BobHartman on Dec 18, 2016 5:35 AM
protect your family
It appears someone is using the Find A Grave spread sheet tool to download names based only on the Holy Sepulchre web site names.
This person does not have any connection to the people she (he?) is creating memorials about. The memorials are be created in mass using burial dates as death dates. They do not include the correct plot even though, those plots are very easily found at
These memorials hinder our community.
Some Find A Grave members are now controlling our families, just so that can hit the 100,000+ memorials created.
Added by BobHartman on Nov 15, 2016 11:38 PM
RE: I am your biggest fan
I am still your biggest fan.
The work you do is so valuable.
I know you do not just transcribe information already available, you have traveled and read accurately and documented your family. Kudos's
Added by BobHartman on Nov 12, 2016 2:04 AM
I am your biggest fan
Thank You, so much, for all your work.
Whenever, I am directed to a memorial, and I then learn that it is yours, I am much relived.
Your research is always so well documented.
Added by BobHartman on Nov 09, 2016 11:00 PM
Bruce Miller
# 129862587. RE: Your Denton photo requests
Really interesting, Greg, to find out about your ancestor and to learn more about our town. We'll try again if you've got more requests for other cemeteries in the Greenwich/Stamford area.

Added by Bruce Miller on Aug 17, 2016 9:08 AM
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