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Clinton G. (#47407488)
 member for 3 years, 9 months, 26 days
Gottfried Meske Story
Hi, I have been researching my family history and came across a story of my Great-Grandparents, Peter and Elsie Ginther (Genther). (Pete's older brother Simon married Pauline Meske, who is Gottfried's sister.) Here is the excerpt...

...Gottfried Meske brought Pete to the Avinger (I think the last name is actually Awinger or Auwinger) home in hopes of finding a wife for Pete. Pete was very desirous of getting married. There were five girls there at the Avinger home, two Avinger girls, Elsie and two girl friends. Pete said, Im going to take home one of you girls today! First he ask for the hand of the oldest girl there and for some reason unknown she refused. Mr. Meske brought Pete before the girls who were all sitting in a row. Pete pointed to Elsie and said that he wanted her for his wife. They went into an adjoining room to talk about it. Elsie said the she didn't want to get married, that she was, too, young, that she didn't know how to cook and other reasons. Mr. Meske was pretty persuasive and Elsie, also, decided that she wouldn't be any worse off than she was at home. So it was decided that she would go with Pete. Pete paid Mr. Meske $10.00 for finding him a wife. They were married the next day, 29 November, 1916...

So your Grandpa was responsible for getting my Great-Grandparents to marry.

Jared Genther

Added by JMGenther on Oct 04, 2014 4:37 PM

Thomas Kaspar
Is this the right C. Getzinger?

I have a couple of relatives in the US. The name Gottfried Meske and Barbara Winkler Meske sounds very familiar to me. My grandmother died a couple of years ago and I have seen very old photos with this names.

About 20 Years ago we had a visitor from our family in Germany named Clinton Getzinger. Maybe it is you.

I would very much appreciate a reply.

Best regards,

Added by Thomas Kaspar on Sep 08, 2014 2:47 AM

S Lee
Winkler family
I am a descendent of Jacob Winkler #59494362, buried in Kidder County ND, but don't have any information about his family, I see you added a picture of him, that I have never seen. If you have any more information you would be willing to share, that would be wonderful. Thank You

Added by S Lee on May 28, 2014 8:18 PM

Aleta Stafford
Emeline Rominger # 92746297
I saw your photo request for Jenkins Cemetery and I have visited the cemetery. I photographed the stones that I found. It is currently badly overgrown the caretaker told me that he will be clearing it soon. I did not find the stone for Emeline. I plan on going back and talking to the caretaker and see if he knows where it is or if it was lost to time. I'll update you when I find out.


Added by Aleta Stafford on May 11, 2014 6:14 AM

jennifer garrett
Weis Geneology
I am currently researching my Weis geneology, and I was wondering what information you might have. Johann Georg Weiss Birth: Apr. 23, 1801, Poland
Death: Jan. 15, 1875, Russian Federation was my 4x Great Grandfather. Any information you would be willing to share would be greatly Appreciated. Thank you


Added by jennifer garrett on Mar 01, 2014 2:25 AM

Tracy C.
RE: Laura Whitt Wilson
You're very welcome! Glad to do it..

Added by Tracy C. on Feb 23, 2014 10:51 PM

Robbie Johnson
RE: Re: Charles Wilson 1883-1922
You are welcome. I want to clarify something and that is the Waitsburg Cemetery (2,122 interments) and the Waitsburg City Cemetery (14 interments) are really one and the same. The marker is in the Waitsburg Cemetery.

Added by Robbie Johnson on Feb 12, 2014 12:48 PM

Victoria Taylor-True
re Mary Lucille Wright Farmer
Hi Clinton
Yep I am related to this Farmer line. If there are daisies left, then means I have updated them in my data files and are related in some level. R you also ?
I updated the memorials. Seems it didnt take when I did them or I overlooked it when posting..

Added by Victoria Taylor-True on Jan 26, 2014 3:35 AM

Joseph Melvin & Nancy Caroline Rutherford Halsey
Thanks for the transfers, Clinton. They are greatly appreciated.

Added by David on Jan 23, 2014 1:49 PM

Chet Walker
Isaac Wilson- Isaac Wilson Family Cemetery-Ashe Co., NC
This is a later dated duplicate memorial which I am trying to have deleted. You have photos on both this one and the earlier dated memorial. In order to get the later dated one deleted i would need for you to first delete your photos. Would you mind taking a look at it and see if you are willing to remove those photos?
Thank you very much for your cooperation and assistance

Added by Chet Walker on Dec 04, 2013 2:27 PM

Linda Flores
Charles Nuckolls
Hi, Charles Nuckolls was my 5th gr.grandfather. Was just wondering if you had any records of him actually serving in the American Rev., or how you knew for sure that he did?


Added by Linda Flores on Dec 02, 2013 5:59 PM

Pamela Estep
Nancy & Martha Wilson
I am confused. Are Nancy Emmeline Wilson b. 05 Aug 1857 and Martha Evaline Wilson b. 05 Aug 1857 both married to Richard Franklin Osborne the same woman? Their birth dates are the same as well.

Added by Pamela Estep on Nov 30, 2013 7:17 PM

Taylor Whisonant
I notice that you left a flower for Sidney Davis. His wife Mary Olivia Ireson was my grandaunt. Do you have any pictures of them?

If you would like to email me it is:

Thank you & God Bless,

Taylor Whisonant,
Opp, Alabama

Added by Taylor Whisonant on Nov 11, 2013 8:18 AM

Michael Hernandez
LEWIS C. ANDERSON, Find A Grave Memorial# 69354997
Can you tell me whether or not Mr. Anderson served in India with 7th bomb Group during WW2?



Added by Michael Hernandez on Nov 05, 2013 10:19 AM

Dorothy Burleigh
Picture of Rebecca Ann Wilson and Sister
I love having family pictures. It is a real treat to see those I never knew. Thanks. Do you know which lady is Rebecca Ann Wilson and which one is her sister Sarah Ellen Wilson? Were their Wilson husbands related? I found the picture on find a grave memorial number 42967671. Dorothy Burleigh,

Added by Dorothy Burleigh on Oct 29, 2013 5:02 PM

Chet Walker
RE: Luna, Albert, & Edgar Milam
You are quite welcome. I did notice that Milam is misspelled in one of the memorials. I sent a correction to the creator of the memorial but there was no evidence that she is active. Thought you would want to know as it makes that person show up at the end and would make a search for that person impossible.

Added by Chet Walker on Jul 18, 2013 7:04 PM

RE: Cora Lee Hash Forrester 1887-1910
No problem. It came fro another Hash cousin. Thanks for all you hard work on the family. Happy 4th!

Added by MAndrews on Jul 04, 2013 10:06 AM

Shannon Lewis
Stephen Carrico
I was wondering if you happen to know if the dates of birth and death are correct on this Stephen Carrico. I have recently found out that Harold Carrico and Wilkerson Carrico (brothers) both had a son named Stephen born the same year and the same place in Virginia. I also found out online that supposedly in the Moore cemetery in Lawrence county ohio is where stephen and harold and some others from that family are buried. Any information you have would be appreciated.


Added by Shannon Lewis on Jul 03, 2013 1:35 PM

Connie Carver
Bonnievale cemetery photos
if you contact me in a private email I will send you the photos of your relatives in bonnievale cemetery.. baker Mt. put in subject box who you are and who your looking for so I know it is you. thanks

Added by Connie Carver on Jun 12, 2013 7:53 AM

Patricia Hampton
RE: Griggs & Phyllis Sutherland Hampton
All of my oldest Sutherland-Hampton photos were copies given to me by other researchers. At the moment I don't have any of the older Sutherland photos. Pat

Added by Patricia Hampton on May 15, 2013 1:26 PM

Hi there Cousin! No, I'm sorry, we have no photos of Phoebe or any of the James family. :( Good to hear from you! I like the photo of Elizabeth! :)


Added by rhondajo on Apr 29, 2013 12:33 AM

Victoria Taylor-True
Joseph Hash 70719127
Hi cuzin Clinton
would you add middle name Miller to Joseph
Joseph Miller Hash

thanks ..Vickie
hope your doing good, staying well and warm . Weather is such a roller coaster and southern Indiana is getting hit with another storm front tomorrow night. This one will be ice..wheeeee
take care

Added by Victoria Taylor-True on Feb 20, 2013 11:37 PM

Victoria Taylor-True
Emma C Blair Kinzer 51414136
Hi cuzin Clinton G
If you click on her photo on the memorial opens to enlarged view..there is the name of the person that submitted it to me to post and the date he sent it to me . If that helps? :-)
Johnnie Kinzer emailed it to me. I think I goofed when I posted his email addy. I will try to fix that. He has a facebook page I see.
:) Vickie

Added by Victoria Taylor-True on Feb 05, 2013 2:51 AM

William and Nancy Greene
Hi, I am distant cousin to Sandra Blankenship. I seen that you uploaded the photo of William Willis Greene and Nancy Elizabeth Carlton Greene. The memorials were recreated due to a picture and just want to let you know that I uploaded the photos with courtesy of you with them. If you would like feel free to upload them as well and I will remove the ones that I uploaded. I just thought I would let you know what I had done. Thank you for all of your hard work.

Added by Greene-Shemwell on Jan 31, 2013 1:07 PM

Alice P.
Rose Ann "Rossey" Anderson Cornett
Could you write me a private e-mail regarding Rose Ann Anderson Cornett? I have a question regarding her parents. You can write me at the e-mail shown on my profile page. # 47016050.
Thanks so much,
Alice P.

Added by Alice P. on Jan 02, 2013 6:14 AM


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