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Rick France (#46581221)
 member for 13 years, 3 months, 19 days
Jaci Humphrey
Rosie Latendresse McKinley
Rick, thank you so much for getting a photo of my Aunt Rosie's grave. They were great photos and I appreciate it so much! Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!~Jaci :)

Added by Jaci Humphrey on Jan 05, 2013 6:08 PM

Terry Lee Rude
Pvt. James G. Rude

Thank you very, very much for the photos of the Confederate Mound at Crown Hill--especially the bronze tablet listing James G. Rude, Co. B, 6th. Kentucky Infantry. I am more thankful than I can express in words.

Kind regards,
Terry Lee Rude

Added by Terry Lee Rude on Dec 05, 2012 12:05 PM

Chuck Hilton
Pvt John Ira Siddon
Thank you Rick for providing the pics of John's memorial. John contracted smallpox and died as a prisioner at Camp Morton.
Chuck Hilton

Added by Chuck Hilton on Sep 24, 2012 12:31 PM

Jay Edwards
Ben F. Clark
Thank you very much for your effort in locating Benjamin's grave. I've been searching for him and his wife for sometime. Thanks again. Jay

Added by Jay Edwards on Sep 11, 2012 8:55 PM

Eurene Thompson Lentz
Thank you very much for the photo of her gravestone, amusing to see my father's first name for a female!

Your time and efforts are very much appreciated.

Take care.

Added by ditdit on Sep 11, 2012 10:16 AM

Daniel Allen
RE: Ferry at Crown Hill, Indy
Hi Rick,

Thank you so much! Hugh and Jane Ferry were my 3rd great grandparents. I was thrown for a while by the 1875 burial date for Hugh. Indianapolis city directories list Jane as a widow as far back as 1861. It also answers my question as to what happened to Caroline.

Hugh and Jane's daughter, Sarah Jane, married my 2nd great grandfather, Charles W. Purcell, in Indianapolis in 1853. I am surprised that she was not buried with her parent's, since Charles was killed in Missouri during the Civil War and is in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. The search for Sarah J. Purcell goes on.

Thanks again,


Added by Daniel Allen on Sep 08, 2012 5:44 PM

thank you
Thank you so very much for the photo of my great grandmothers head stone I really deeply appreciate this. Seeing it brings all the wonderful memories of stories my mother told me about her, and her memory repeated to my mother and to me of her childhood experience with the underground railroad and her father helping slave to escape as they were good Quakers.

Added by songbird on Aug 31, 2012 10:25 PM

Michael Swanson
Jennie Opal Vance
Thanks for taking the time to get a picture of the grave site. Sorry I did not get back to you sooner. Appreciate the help.

Added by Michael Swanson on Aug 27, 2012 6:05 PM

Karen Craig McAndrew
George Gaston
Thank you for the picture of George Gaston

Added by Karen Craig McAndrew on Aug 27, 2012 6:04 PM

Donna Kalberer
Lantz family name
Hi Frank, I noticed that in your bio you mention that Lantz family name is in your family, it is in mine also. I was wondering if your Lantz's are from Pennsylvania? I have been trying to trace my Lantz's and not having much luck. Donna

Added by Donna Kalberer on Aug 24, 2012 5:03 AM

William C. Brandt
Thank you for the marker photo. It is greatlt appreciated.

Added by J.Vondra on Aug 22, 2012 7:48 PM

Margaret Langenhorst Wheeler
Theodore C. Haffner
Thanks so much for finding this grave. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that it's my gg grandfather. My Theodore would have been born around 1820. This man may have been a son, so I'll do more research. I'm beginning to think that my gg grandfather may also have used the name Charles or Charles T. Haffner. Thank you so much for your search I do appreciate it

Added by Margaret Langenhorst Whe... on Aug 22, 2012 2:33 PM

Zacharia Taylor Benedict
Sorry sir, I did not proof my send very well before I sent it. Above, is the correct/full name of the Ohio soldier I mentioned.

I'm currently working on a 28th USCT troop who stated he was born in Marion County, Indiana.

His name is Adolphus Jacobs, but he went by Dolphus. He was wounded on 30 July, 1864, "in front of Petersburg," in what would become known as the Battle for the Crater.

He died one month later, in L'Overture General Hospital, from his wounds, and is buried in Freedmen's Cemetery.

He's not done yet, but he's getting there.

As a Veteran myself, I hear it several times a day - thanks for your service ... I guess this my way of saying it to them.

Added by 1_Heavilin on Aug 22, 2012 1:55 PM

Hugo Pictures
Sir, thanks very much for the two Hugo pics.

I'm intrigued by your profile, a kindred spirit, I think, when it comes to combiningg a true, realistic mix of history & genealogy, which is what I'm striving to do with the men of the 28th USCT. As you are probably well aware, originally the 28th Indiana Infantry Regiment, mustered right there in the area of your current stomping gtounds.

There's been a lot written about them, but not I believe, from the angle I'm taking. They were called Colored Troops, but when you examine their archive records, their individual complexions were described as yellow, copper, brown, dark, gray, black, colored, and light. They ranged in age from 13 to 69; the two extremes being discharged due to their respective ages. And, when they say that soldiers died in the Battle of the Crater - I can tell you their names, how tall they were, or weren't, their age, and, often, where they are buried ...

Which brings me bacl to find a grave. Thanks again for the pics. If you'd like to see an example of how I'm trying to "do soldiers right" in find a grave, by all means, please check out Private Zacharia Taylor, buried in Harrison County, Ohio. He was a USCT guy; he was a Buckeye Boy in Blue, but I just "profiled" him recently. I've got quite a few Indiana soldiers in Dayton National I'm working on as well. If you'd like, I'll advise you when they are done.

Sorry for the long message. I'm in Dayton, Ohio, As you may know, we have the aforementioned Dayton National Cemetery here - lots of Indiana boys laid to rest there - if you have any military-related needs in this locale, or family ones, feel free to contact me.

Thanks for all you do, one for find a grave, and two, for the general Art & Science of Genealogy.

Rock on my suit and tie friend!

By the way, I'm a transplanted Hoosier; grew up in Valpo ...

Take care

Added by 1_Heavilin on Aug 22, 2012 8:24 AM

Robert Batty
George Ward Batty
Thank you very much for the nice photo not only of the tombstone but the family markers.

Added by Robert Batty on Aug 21, 2012 7:23 PM

Thank you!
Thank you so much for taking a photo of the gravestone for my 2nd great grandfather and his second wife. I really appreciate it!


Added by runner9 on Aug 21, 2012 6:54 PM

Tricia Granzier
photo: Josephine Kutzner gravestone
Dear Rick,
Thank you so much for taking a photo of my ancestor's gravestone. I so appreciate your effort.
Tricia G

Added by Tricia Granzier on Aug 21, 2012 2:50 PM

Thank you:)
I just dont know if I can say thank you enough. I honestly didnt even know if there would be a marker, stone or anything to photograph. This is just wonderful. Thank you so much for taking the time to get this for me & our family.

God Bless

Added by jc~roadrunner on Jul 19, 2012 8:28 AM

Dianna Taylor
Photo Request
Thank you so much for the Carroll R Melvin marker photo at Crown Hill, with over 200 request at that cemetery I feel very lucky that my request was filled :)


Added by Dianna Taylor on Jun 18, 2012 3:02 PM

K G Freed
H S Callahan, Crown Hill
THANK YOU for "fetching" a photo of my ggf's grave at Crown Hill! I was there on June 9, and searched Lot 70 without success. Sad, because I ret'd to Ohio with all of my hit-list except Mr. Callahan! --And now, my collection is complete!

Pleae tell me, if you can, where in Lot 70 you found Mr. Callahan? --Along the Mich. Rd. side, or the (?)38th St. side? Nearer to the fence, or nearer to the interior road?

Added by K G Freed on Jun 17, 2012 12:57 PM

Kathy Stroope Veasey
Rosa Etta Durham
Thanks for the great photo and especially for noticing the correct spelling .. Good Hunting!! Kathy

Added by Kathy Stroope Veasey on Jun 17, 2012 10:28 AM

John Vincent "VINCE" Powers
Pvt F A Graves

Added by John Vincent "VINCE" Powe... on Jun 17, 2012 9:46 AM

John Langen
Thank-you for the photo, Im so happy that there is someone that knows how to navigate Crown Hill, I have been there once and was so lost and cant thank-you enough for taking the time for going out there and finding people for all of us that ask from this cemetery.

Added by TASM on Jun 16, 2012 10:24 PM

Donna Marie
RE: Christian Bradymeyer
Mr. France:
Thanks for the photo of my great grandfather's tombstone. I have not had the time to load the picture I had. My grandmother his only daughter made sure a flag was on his grave stone to honor his service. She knew folks would not always be able to place a flag there or remember. Crown Hill never remembers no matter how many times they are told and I cant always get out there to put a flag so I rememeber what grannie told me about the flag on his marker. Smart lady! Thanks again.

Added by Donna Marie on Jun 16, 2012 11:58 AM

Julian Tansell
Hi Rick, many thanks for taking the time and trouble to photograph the markers of Alfred and Mary Tansel, Julian.

Added by Julian Tansell on Jun 14, 2012 7:18 AM


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