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MHT (#46877998)
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Autumn Murphy
Mathilda Krebs
Hello. I just found the memorial page for my 3rd cousin 3x removed Mathilda and saw your photo of her headstone. I was hoping it would be ok if I used your photo in my family tree (crediting you of course). :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to photograph so many headstones! :)

Autumn Murphy

Added by Autumn Murphy on May 18, 2015 7:17 PM

Glen Hammel
Henry Sliffe #55155661
Hi Madeline,

While I was uploading photos to Elizabeth Sliffe's memorial, I noticed the photo you placed on her husband Henry Sliffe's memorial (55155661) doesn't match. Your photo appears to be of one of the Millers there who don't have a headstone photo, but I can't read enough on it to say which one. If the weather allows me to get to the cemetery in the next few days, I should be able to figure out the right Miller.

Added by Glen Hammel on Mar 13, 2015 1:25 AM

Stephen Lee Krou
Levi Biddle
Hi Madeline,

It says your email was FULL. I added 3 photos on Levi Biddle. If you would like the others please contact me.

THANX - Steve

Added by Stephen Lee Krou on Mar 12, 2015 7:17 PM

Sue Engelhardt Snodgrass
Harry L Kehl - #30585980
Your memorial is a duplicate of:

Created by: Bunk
Record added: Jun 02, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19674901

Would you please delete your memorial. Thank you

Added by Sue Engelhardt Snodgrass on Feb 12, 2015 8:47 PM

Blanche Stubbins
You added this headstone photo to her in 2008 and I just discovered her stillborn child was buried with her. She died from giving birth to her. Can I add your photo to this memorial, or is you still have it on file can you add it for me...Her memorial # is: 142466497.. Thanks so much.

Added by Gloria on Feb 11, 2015 7:45 AM

Neff Family Historical Society
NEFF David
Thank you for putting through the edits and your contribution to Find-a-Grave.

Added by Neff Family Historical So... on Feb 11, 2015 6:29 AM

Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank you
Thank you so much for your recent transfer of;
Leah Bair Myers # 38458580
to my care.
As I receive more information I will be adding it to OUR shared memorial.
With appreciation,
# 47059326

Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Jan 30, 2015 11:41 PM

Marcia Lynne vonGunden
Transfer & thank you
Thank you so much for your recent transfer of;
Leah Bair Myers # 38458580
to my care.
As I receive more information I will be adding it to OUR shared memorial.
With appreciation,
# 47059326

Added by Marcia Lynne vonGunden on Jan 30, 2015 11:41 PM

Michele Baker Garber
Artlissa Stough - 38407948
I added another photo to Artlissa Stough's grave at Bunker Hill Cemetery showing her final burial place. Even though she has a gravestone at Bunker Hill and was buried there for a time, she is no longer there. She was moved to the Sugarcreek Eastlawn Cemetery, Sugarcreek, Ohio, where her husband is buried. Could you please add a notation to her record indicating that.
Artlissa's gg-granddaughter
Michele Baker Garber

Added by Michele Baker Garber on Jan 18, 2015 8:44 AM

RE: 39503487
You tried to send me a message about this memorial for Harry Robinson, but it was blank except for the subject line? I believe that you were going to try to obtain some old Robinson pictures from your mother-in-law. Any luck?

Added by Sherlock on Dec 02, 2014 2:17 PM

L. Stoneturner
Margaret Young Transfer
Thanks so much for the transfer and for
all you do to preserve the memory of all of our Ancestors.

Sincere thanks!
L. Wood

Added by L. Stoneturner on Nov 17, 2014 9:31 PM

Please transfer the subject memorial for Harry Robinson to me unless you are related. I sent you a message asking for this transfer earlier and never got a reply. Harry is connected to me through his grandfather Hiram Robinson, a Civil War Veteran. I want to connect Harry to his father and his grandfather. Thanks

Added by Sherlock on Oct 13, 2014 8:39 AM

Martha Guiot Fluor
# 40217173
You have Harold W Mason (# 40217129 ) linked to Flossie Mason as her husband. It is her son. Her ex-husband is Jesse Arlie Mason(# 53355080 ).
Thank you for all you do!

Added by Martha Guiot Fluor on Sep 01, 2014 3:49 AM

Billie Keaffaber
Clark Bright

This memorial been updated and children added thanks. I am looking for John Micheal Bright parents my brights go back to George Shearer Bright I trying to see if there a connection there.

Maintained by: Billie Keaffaber
Originally Created by: Bill Miller
Record added: Jan 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 23738381

Burial: [Edit]
Vermillion Cemetery
Hayesville (Ashland County)
Ashland County
Ohio, USA [Add Plot]

Added by Billie Keaffaber on Jun 15, 2014 7:55 AM

Marilyn Eagle
Steinman Memorials
Charles H. and Edna Steinman are in Green Lawn Cemetery in Perrysville, OH (31565851 and 31565842)

Nathan Lester Steinman is in Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, OH (23906829)

Marilyn (47343263)

Added by Marilyn Eagle on May 17, 2014 6:05 PM

Marilyn Eagle
marilyn - 47343263
Please link Maxine (Dalton) Steinman (23906814) with her second husband, Nathan Lester Steinman (23906829). Thank you.

Added by Marilyn Eagle on May 16, 2014 4:32 PM

Marilyn Eagle
marilyn - 47343263
Please link Nathan Lester Steinman (23906829) with his parents. Charles H. Steinman #31565851 and Edna May Dixon Steinman #31565842. Thank you.

Added by Marilyn Eagle on May 16, 2014 4:27 PM

Pam Witherow
Mary Elizabeth Fink Delaney
Bless you for transferring Grandmother Delaney, thank you, thank you thank you!!!! :-)

Added by Pam Witherow on May 01, 2014 8:27 AM

L. Stoneturner
Transfer of Samuel E.
Thanks so much for the transfer, and thanks for the great work you do out there to preserve our Ancestors memories.

L. W.

Added by L. Stoneturner on Apr 23, 2014 7:50 AM

Steve Seim
Adams County Poor Farm Cemetery
Could you give me the GPS coordinates for this cemetery? Thanks.

Added by Steve Seim on Mar 13, 2014 9:02 AM

David & Magdalena Stutzman
Thank you for the marker photo for David & Magdalena Stutzman (#31178256). Would it be OK with you if I post your photo, with credit, to my family tree? (And other photos I may come across as I continue to research this family?)
Sue S.

Added by Sue on Feb 23, 2014 6:53 PM

Mary Clarkson Turek
Old Poor Farm Adams CO. IL
I have been trying to find the Old Poor Farm in Adams Co. IL for you and could not find any info of how to get to it. So I started searching on the internet and this is what I found: Seems that this cemetery was bulldozed in the 1960's.

"County Home Gilmer Linda says County Home was actually another cemetery in Gilmer township (different from Home alias Stahl), it was also known as the Adams County Poor Farm. It was bulldozed in the 60s."

Added by Mary Clarkson Turek on Dec 26, 2013 10:39 PM

John Page
Jacob Sturm mem. 20185296

I have Jacob's Obit. my grandmother who was raised in Zoar has Jacob death date as 16 Mar 1960.

Largo, Fl.

Added by John Page on Jul 30, 2013 3:00 PM

Thank you, Madeline, for the transfers. It was most generous of you and I appreciate it!

Added by David on Jul 12, 2013 11:17 AM

RE: Christina Zimmerman
A Family Migrates

The is the sad story of the Ship Sybylla which left the Dutch port of Helviotsluys in September, 1832, with a group of immigrants aboard from Württemberg, Germany. There were two Zimmerman families and two Knodel families from Ochsenbach. I have learned that all of these were of one extended family.
Let me set the stage. Jacob F. Zimmerman and Maria Magdalina Gaertner Zimmermann were aboard with 4 single children: Gottfried (24), Johann (19), Henrich (17) & Johanna (12). Maria Madgalina was the granddaughter of Andreas Mannber and gr. granddaughter of Veit Mannber. Two older children did not join the party, staying in Germany. They were Jacob Frederich and Christian.
This couple also had a son Christoph Zimmermann aboard with his wife Elisabetha and 3 small children:Gottfried (5), Christine (4) and Christina (1).
They also had a daughter Elisabetha Zimmerman married to Johanna Jacob Knodel and they had two young children: Johanna (4) and Christina (2).
Maria Magdalena's sister, Maria Dorothea, was aboard with her husband Gottfried Knodel, brother of Johann Jacob Knodel. This last couple had four small children: Fredricka (8), Wilhermina (4), Christina (2) and Georg (1).
Also to be mentioned were their friends, the Best family: Johannes and Christina and two children: Gottlieb (9) and Johann (2). They lived just down the road at Spielberg.
These people left Ochsenbach in May of 1832 for the difficult journey down the Rhine River to the sea. Entries were made in the Ochsenbach Kirkenbuch like: "On May 29th the whole family migrated to North America." This probable journey down the Rhine took most of the summer. At the Dutch port of Helviotsluys they boarded the Ship Sybylla. There was probably a stop over at an English port before beginning the ocean voyage, which took 3 months.
An article in The New York Evening Post, Dec. 8, 1832, tells the story: "The British ship Sybella, Captain Thornhill, says the Merchantile Advertiser, arrived yesterday at the quarantine ground from Helvoitsluys, whence she sailed about the 10th of September with 132 passengers, emigrants from Wirtemberg. Of this number 28 only reached the port alive, the rest having perished by disease, while the whole crew of the vessel though constantly engaged in attending to these unfortunate beings, enjoyed perfect health. The passengers are said to have been filthy, inert, indifferent to their fate, and unaffected by the death of their friends or relatives. Most of them died quietly, without pain or struggle. The Captain thinks the disease is not the cholera."
Actually about 38 persons survived the voyage, of our family group only 8 survived! My gr gr grandparents, Johann & Elisabeth Knodel were the only adults to survive. Others to survive were: a daughter of Gottfried and Maria Dorothea Knodel: Fredricka (8); the 3 children of Christoph and Elisabetha Zimmerman: Johanna (4), Christina (2) and Christian (1); and 2 children of the elder couple: Henrich ( 17) and Johanna (12). The whole Best family perished.
The word got back home and more entries were made in the Kirkenbuch. "It is reported they died in America". "It is reported they died in the ship on the way to American States. "It is reported they died upon the Sea." What high hopes they had when the set out in May. How the hopes were dashed! The question still stands, what happened during the voyage? Disease? Bad food? Bad water? Food ran out? A baby girl was born at sea to one unfortunate mother. She was named Sybilla Christina, no doubt from name of ship. Alas, the last column after her name is marked, "dead"!

John and Elisabeth arrived in the New York harbor on December 14, 1832. Because so many survivors on the Sybylla were sickly it took a couple of weeks to clear quarantine. We image they were able to come ashore shortly after Christmas. Pause to ponder the situation: a young couple in their early 30's, arriving in a strange land where another language was spoken. In the last 3 months they had lost 13 family members, including their own 2 children, Elisabeth's parents, Elisabeth's brother and sister-in-law and John's brother and sister-in-law as well as two other brothers! Their grief would be fresh and great and probably their health was not good.
I don't know how they passed the winter in New York, but by some means they got through. It is possible that Elisabeth's oldest surviving brother, Heinrich, may have apprenticed to a tailor. This was the occupation listed for him on the ship's manifest. No trace of him can be found where they ultimately made their home in Ohio.
I can picture the family group setting out for the west when spring came. Whether by land or water is hard to know. The trip across New York and Pennsylvania to Ohio by land would have been a hard trip. I can see the possibility that they may have made use of waterways on canals and the lakes. By some means we know that they had arrived in Tuscarawas County of Ohio by June of 1833. This was about 25 miles south of Canton.
On June 20, 1833, John Knodel purchased 80 acres of land in northern Tuscarawas County for $155. The purchase was interesting from two standpoints. The purchase required money, something that many immigrants didn't have much of left by the time they got here. It has been suggested that John now had the accumulated resources of the entire family at his disposal. Since he had all but one of the orphans under his wing this would make sense.
The other interesting thing was the location of the farm he purchased. It was immediately adjacent to the land of Joseph Bimeler. Bimeler was the head of the Zoar commune and held all the commune's land in his name. This commune made up of German dissidents had settled here in 1817. They had arrived in this area and been kept alive by the help of the Quakers in Pennsylvania. One needs to raise the question, why did John Knodel come all the way from New York to this spot in Ohio without a stop-over? Many immigrants worked their way west by stages. Something must have caused him to make a bee-line for Ohio. Did it have something to do with this Zoar commune? It is unlikely that he joined the commune, but he did buy land next to it and live there for a time. It may be of further interest that a note about his application for citizenship was contained in "The Zoar Scrapbook" by Stephen Fritz. I suspect the question may never be answered but it is intriguing.
John and Elisabeth started a new family in the 1830's. John was born in 1834; Wilhelmina in 1836 and Fredricka in 1837. This was the third generation of Johns. I have called him John Sr. for convenience. His father (the immigrant) was actually Johann Jacob and grandfather was Johann Jacob as well. John Sr. also had a son John that I call John Jr. Whilhelmina married Mathias Rudolph and their family stayed in Tuscarawas Co.
On October 31, 1836, John (Johann Jacob Jr) made known his intentions of becoming a citizen of the United States. Two years later citizenship was granted by the court. In it he renounced allegiance to the King of Wertemberg (sic). It is apparent that John moved quickly to begin a new life in America. In just 5 years he had become a property owner, had 3 new children and was a citizen of his adopted land. He was one of millions who cut their ties with the "old country", went out to a new land, and never looked back.
In 1840 the census shows his family in Lawrence Township of Tuscarawas Co. This was where he bought the farm mentioned above. With him in addition to his wife were 1 male 5 to 9 and 2 females under 5. There is no mention here of the orphan children. Court records indicate that some other disposition had been made of the younger children in an earlier time. On September 12, 1833, Louis Bick was named guardian of Christiana, Charles and Christian Zimmermann. These are the 3 children of Christoph Bernhard Zimmermann, the brother of our Elisabeth, that we know as Gottfried Carl, Christina Catherina and Christian. An error was made in the record giving them as heirs of John Zimmermann. Louis Bick was a prominent member of the Zoar commune and took them to live there. In 1850 Christina and Christian were living with Joseph Bimeler, the head of the Zoar commune. Christian took up permanent residence there, married the daughter of Louis Birk and lived the rest of his life as part of the commune. Christina married John G. Ruof in 1854 and also lived the rest of her life in the commune. In April, 1835, John A. Knisely was made guardian of Hannah Zimmermann. We know her as Johanna, the little sister of our Elisabeth. No further record is found of Johanna. The father of John A. Knisely was the founder of New Philadelphia, OH. This still leaves Fridricka Knodel, the niece of John Knodel, unaccounted for. She was 16 by 1840 and could have been married or working out for another family in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, it has been impossible to trace any but Christian and Christina of the orphan children of the Knodel and Zimmermann families.

Added by VictorOSchwarz on Jul 10, 2013 4:14 PM


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