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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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Robert Abney
Mt. Zion-Bernard
Greg, I have a couple of missing picecs to the blank stones in Mt. Zion. Two belong to Peter Bernard and his wife Priscilla. Do you want me to add to your unknown as one or start over?
Added by Robert Abney on Sep 09, 2017 2:22 PM
Kim England McGuirk
RE: John Bushnell KNAPP
Hi Greg,
yes I do. My Email is My user or member name at ancestry is Kimberly England McGuirk. Thanks so much! Im curious if we are a distant cousin match. Have you done your DNA with Ancestry? Thanks again! Kim
Added by Kim England McGuirk on Sep 02, 2017 6:15 PM
Kim England McGuirk
John Bushnell KNAPP
Hello Greg,
thank you for your thorough and detailed descriptions. As a fellow KNAPP descendant, I was hoping you might be able to quickly take a look at your records to see if you have any info on Samuel, the son (or was it just ward) of JB Knapp. I am trying to find the correct parents for my Samuel born 1737 (firm) and died in 1834. I match others trees with JB Knapp as a mutual possible ancestor, but they are poorly sourced. Yours is the most detailed of Find A Grave JB Knapp listings. Thanks for your time, please pardon the intrusion. Best, Kim England McGuirk
Added by Kim England McGuirk on Sep 02, 2017 9:08 AM
Question? about virtual cemeteries.
I know your are my "Find a Grave" friend, and I love your work. Your virtual cemeteries are inspirational. I can view them, but I was wondering, who can view mine?
I am trying to put all my Holy Sepulchre memorials into sections, to help people and me locate our loved ones. Can only my friends see the sections that are documented and can they only see the spaces that need to be photographed?
Added by BobHartman on Aug 06, 2017 12:15 AM
RE: Memorial# 156400931 Shafer
Greg, My Shafer tree is small - I did it for a neighbor who wanted to know more about her father and grandparents. These Shafers are Rochester Shafers and owned the Shafer fur company on Main Street in Rochester. Her parents were Adelaide Connors and Sylvester George Shafer, grandparents William Florence Shafer and Julia Engert Shafer. With what I have I don't see a connection to John Jacob. My neighbor gave me one of the Shafer Fur Company wooden hangers and I have that displayed. jeanp
Added by jeanp on Jul 26, 2017 8:56 AM
RE: I have some surnsmrs to correct now
I have added Alice and her first husband to Find A Grave so in a month or so you can pull the information into your ancestry tree. Although Alice's daughter Mildred's name is on the headstone with her husband Lynn J. Hall, there are no records to show that she was actually buried there so I have not added her except in Alice's bio. Thanks for the information. jeanp
Added by jeanp on Jul 25, 2017 9:03 AM
This is what I think is right. Alice's maiden name was McMullen; she married Henry C. Henderson - Henry died on 7/4/1913. She married Ignatz Hetzler in 1928.
Added by jeanp on Jul 24, 2017 6:21 PM
Hi Greg, I am working in range 2 at Mt. Hope Cemetery and I have a headstone for an Alice McMullen Henderson Hetzler. Her name on her daughter Mildred's marriage license is Henderson; the name on the headstone is Hetzler. Mildred married Lynn J. Hall. All three are in the same lot, although I can't be sure Mildred was actually buried there. I am wondering if these are your relatives and if you might know anything more about Alice before I create her memorial. Like you, I want to get it right. Thanks, jeanp
Added by jeanp on Jul 24, 2017 5:53 PM
Dwain Rosenberger
RE: Edits: Burkharts, Hohmeister
Hi Greg, the information I have on the Burkhart family in our family file was researched and compiled by my Aunt Sister Mary Helen Rosenberger, she died in 2008. However she started working on our family tree before I was born in 1940. She was a nun at the Convent in Oldenburg, Indiana and in 1995 she passed on her family tree and research to me so the family research and information would continue. Since she was one of my favorite Aunts, I took on the process with some apprehension, but have enjoyed continuing her work. I compiled all of her hand written family group sheet onto the computer.

The Batesville being in Franklin County is for sure a error on my part, my wife's from Batesville, so I messed up there, I guess some time my fingers don't follow my brain. The citations I have for the info on this family came from Sisters work, I'm attaching a copy of her work, so you can see the information I used.

Until I found your info on Find A Grave, we had no idea where they were buried, so I was happy to add what info I had, looking at what sister has and the marriage dates for Charles and Margaret was 1901 its probable that all the children were born in Vevay, but I can't verify that.

If you have any additional info on this branch I would be happy to update our family file. Thanks for all your help in keeping the family tree up to date and correct.

Dwain Rosenberger (

NOTE: I see I can't add an attachment, so if you email me your email address I'll send you the copy of Sister's Group Sheet mentioned above.
Added by Dwain Rosenberger on Jun 23, 2017 8:45 AM
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
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