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Patrizia (#47524848)
 member for 3 years, 9 months, 4 days
Dale Schott
Spiegel in Germany
Patricia: We are finding that the real roots of the Spiegel family in Germany are in Buechenberg, Fulda, Hessen. The obit. of Nothburga is incorrect--Wiechenberg should be Buechenberg, which is near Eichenzell. This confirms what the 1880 Census says: Hessen. The other village is in northern Germany. My German contact just proved that the Father of Joseph Florentine and also Anton Spiegel were from Buechenberg. We are continuing to search because we are trying to prove that Maria Spiegel, wife of Valentine Saling (Seling)was part of this family also. Many immigrants from this area started Fulda, Ohio. The Woelf part is just where your Joseph was born. The family didn't have roots there. Let me know if you wish to be copied in on our additional findings. Dale Schott (Schaadt)

Added by Dale Schott on Jan 06, 2015 8:01 AM

RE: Catherine Macke
Thank you...

Added by Bob on Dec 11, 2014 8:13 PM

Wanda Scott Crist
RE: Bessler family
Patrizia, Sorry to bother you again. My Besslers are also from Germany, OH and IN. Harry was the son of Henry Bessler and Mary Friendegor both buried in Franklin Co IN. Wanda

Added by Wanda Scott Crist on Dec 05, 2014 10:23 PM

Wanda Scott Crist
Bessler family
Hi I noticed Bessler as being one of your surname you are researching. I am looking for information on Henry Bessler, b 1839 d 1917. I believe him to be my gr-grandfather by his son Harry Charles Bessler. Would like to correspond if this sound familiar. Thanks
Wanda Scott Crist

Added by Wanda Scott Crist on Dec 05, 2014 3:29 PM

Mary Hennessey
RE: Bernard Dirkmann
Thanks Patrizia. It is catherine. I have a new tablet that I am not used to. I appreciate all the work you have done at Holy Family cemetery. Do you know if Holy Family church has burial records there? My great great grandmother is buried there, but the last time I was there, I couldn't find her grave. The old gravestones are so deteriorated one cannot read them.


Added by Mary Hennessey on Nov 04, 2014 8:00 PM

RE: Ralph N. Werner
Thank you - yes all corrections have been made - how did you find the date of birth for Ralph L Werner?? Just a question - sure you are right!!! It was a tragic accident he was involved in -- sometimes when doing this, I forget how they got there - Thanks Again , Ann

Added by grammy on Oct 23, 2014 8:13 AM

Bernard Karg Memorial

I traveled to Indiana looking for this stone but did not find it in the Holy Family cemetery in Oldenburg, IN while I was searching during the summer of 2013. Not only was this photo added recently, but a birthplace in Germany was added as well as a specific birthdate. Is it possible to share the source of the birthplace and birthdate for Bernard Karg? I am extremely grateful for this information as Bernard is my gg-grandfather on my mother's side. Thank you so much!

Added by Oswko on Sep 23, 2014 9:36 PM

Happy Di
Mary E. Sellmeyer
Thanks for the additional information.
Mary's husband (John Henry Sellmeyer) is buried in St George Cemetery, Knobel, AR.

Added by Happy Di on Sep 22, 2014 2:31 PM

RE: Elizabeth Burgermeister
It is confusing. Her husband was August Burgermeister, but his birthdate was 1860. I haven't actually found his death date or location yet. I expect he is buried with his second wife Anna.


Added by Libby on Jul 31, 2014 1:31 AM

Mike Porter
RE: Clem Bessler
For $5 you can sponsor the memorial and add up to 20 pictures.

Added by Mike Porter on Jun 23, 2014 7:17 PM

Mike Porter
Clem Bessler
I can not add the veterans marker picture to his memorial because there are already 5 pictures added. The maximum has been reached. Sorry, Mike

Added by Mike Porter on Jun 23, 2014 6:18 PM

Mike Porter
Angela Burst
Thanks for the info. I made the updates to her memorial.

Added by Mike Porter on May 11, 2014 11:38 AM

Mike Porter
Holy Family
I did take pictures of many of the old stones. I will send them to you in the near future to see if you can identify any. I still have a long way to go on posting pictures. That was a larger cemetery than I remembered. There also must be several thousand nuns buried in the cemetery nearby.


Added by Mike Porter on May 06, 2014 6:52 PM

Happy Di
Thank you for finding Emma Sellmeyer's date of bieth in Holy Family records and for your time and effort. My problem now is that I have a younger sister Clara Fredrica Sellmeyer born in Aug 1882. That would make 5 months between births.

Added by Happy Di on Apr 18, 2014 12:23 PM

Todd Whitesides
Memorial Edits
If you use the edit tab on the top right corner of the memorial that you want modified it makes it a much quicker process than fumbling through various links. This works for links to parents and spouses, plot information, vital dates, and places. Thanks, Patrizia.

Added by Todd Whitesides on Apr 17, 2014 11:47 AM

Todd Whitesides
Bio Additions
I'm saving your requests that I can't address immediately. I've been without a PC since December, using only a tablet at home. I'm hopefully getting the new computer up and running today but it may take me a while to get to all the bio additions. Thanks for understanding the delay.

Added by Todd Whitesides on Apr 16, 2014 9:18 AM

Happy Di
John Ortman
The Ortman you have referenced is said to have died in 1966.
My John Ortman was married in 1865. I don't believe this is my Jhon unless there is an error in the posting.
I appreciate your help.
Happy Di

Added by Happy Di on Apr 05, 2014 3:54 PM

John Dietrich
Mariane Kleiss Clementz
My great grandmother, Katherine Clementz, was the granddaughter of Mariane Kleiss Clementz through her son Michael (1842). Thank you for the biography of Mariane, it really brought her and the family to life for us.

We live in Utah and will be travelling to Oldenburg, IN later this month, and I wondered if any of the Kleiss or Clementz family members still live in the town? If you or others live there, I would enjoy getting together to learn more of the family heritage.

Thank you again,
John Dietrich

Added by John Dietrich on Apr 05, 2014 1:23 PM

Rick Harris
RE: Warren A. Brown
Picture added to Dorothy (Brown) Strickland.

Added by Rick Harris on Mar 27, 2014 9:24 PM

Happy Di
Great grandmother was Filomena Waecther,
daughter of Eberhard and Maria Elizabeth Krumplebeck.
Filomena married Bernard Antonius Dahmus 28 May 1865 in Oldenburg, IN. They had 14 children and an adopted son. Filomena died 1 Dec 1912 in Knobel, Clay Co, AR and is buried in St. George Cemetery. Her husband died 26 Feb 1897 in Oldenburg and I believe he is buried Holy Family Cemetery.

Added by Happy Di on Mar 25, 2014 3:29 PM

Happy Di
My primary names of interest at Holy Family are Sellmeyer, Dahmus/Damhus, Waechter, Haverkamp. All Sellmeyer and Dahmus are relatives of mine.
I can't answer your question about Bernard Haverkamp and sugest that you not delete any memorials. I live in CA and will probably never get to Oldenburg. Thanks for all your efforts.
Happy Di at

Added by Happy Di on Mar 24, 2014 6:14 PM

Carol Roberts
Martin Glowka
Thank you so much. It worked perfectly - and, I am so happy to do this for my second great-grandfather. And, thank you for all the work that you've done for Findagrave.

Carol Roberts

Added by Carol Roberts on Mar 20, 2014 6:04 PM

Carol Roberts
RE: Martin Glowka
Thank you so much. If you would like to transfer the management of his memorial to me, I would be more than happy to take care of it.

Thanks again.


Added by Carol Roberts on Mar 17, 2014 6:21 PM

Mike Porter
Thanks again for the info. I made the updates and links.

Added by Mike Porter on Mar 11, 2014 6:06 AM

Marilyn Diaz
Mary Strickland
As per your request, she has been connected to her parents.

Added by Marilyn Diaz on Mar 07, 2014 8:25 PM


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