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VanMan (#47074586)
 member for 7 years, 11 months, 3 days
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Bio Photo I am semi-retired. I retired from the Navy in 1996. I left the Navy for LCI (Lytel Communications Inc.) in Dublin, Oh. which merged w/Qwest Communications Corp. in 1998. I left Qwest in 2004 for 7 years and did jobs as 911 op/police dispatcher for Columbus Police dept, US Postal letter carrier in Upper Arlington, Oh., door greeter/cashier with Wal-Mart in Reynoldsburg, Oh. and was with TSA at Port Columbus airport for 4.5 years and am now back with Qwest who recently merged with Century Link as of 2011.

My true hobby is traveling and photographing the Ohio Histirocal Markers. I also photograph W.Va, and Va. and Tenn. and recently Penn. historical markers as well.

My wife and I recently discovered our youth at 55 and decided to get a pair of motor cycles. So now we travel the back roads in search of hamlets to photograph ourselves in front of their signs.

I can trace my family tree direct line back to 1627 in Kilchberg by Tubingen, Germany to my ancester HANS HOLBEIN. He married ANNA MARIA MOSE 1651 in Hessigheim, Besigheim, Germany, daughter of HANS MOSE and ANNA KATHARINA. She was born Bet. 1616 - 1617. Allowing for 20-25 years of age for parents to have children, HANS MOSE could have been born in 1591 - 1596.

I am interested in the surnames of HOLBEIN, KUHN, BARRON & EARLY/EARLEY.

If I have posted a memorial of one of your family members and you would like to have it transferred to you, just let me know. Provide me with the memorial name and number and the Member ID of whom to transfer it to.

I apologize to those who have sent me requests to either transfer or edit/correct any records I have in my name. I have really not been up on this for awhile and intend to correct that. So, don't give up on me, I'll get to your request.
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Jess E. Bromley
William E Merriss 32425848
I'm sorry but I believe you have the information wrong for this memorial. He is the son of Ellery Stanton Merriss and his wife Hannah Patterson who had a son, William who lived but 15 months. The headstone picture is that of his father 32425847. I will be sending in edits linking him to his father who died very young and Hannah likely remarried and I don't know to whom so I can't link her. You will need to change the initials in the bio listing Williams parents if you accept my edit. The information for this comes from the book Bromley Genealogy by Viola Bromley copyright 1911.
Thank you very much
Jess Bromley
Added by Jess E. Bromley on Dec 29, 2015 7:53 AM
Connie McBride Davis
memorial transfer
Would you consider transferring the memorial for Jenny Weiser, #32978002 to me, so that I may make family connections?
My member # is 47281449.
thank you,
Connie McBride Davis
Added by Connie McBride Davis on Nov 23, 2015 8:11 PM
Kristina (Kuhn) Krumm
Riverside Cemetery and Mifflin Cemetery
Hi Van Man!
I have submitted several edits for burials at Riverside Cemetery.
I hope you will have time to get to them soon.
I work at Mifflin township: Mifflin cemetery and Riverside cemetery office as their Data Entry Technician and I am attempting to enter all graves/pis/information I can onto Find-a-Grave during volunteer hours at home.
If you are too busy, maybe you could transfer some graves to me that you have for Riverside and/or Mifflin cemeteries so I can more easily edit them and not bother you with hundreds of edits.
Thank you for your time reviewing my edits.
Added by Kristina (Kuhn) Krumm on Aug 10, 2015 8:51 AM
Pat Taylor
Please transfer Jenny Taylor Crossit to me.
Added by Pat Taylor on Apr 01, 2015 5:08 PM
Pat Taylor
James A. Taylor
Would you please transfer him to me? Thank you
Birth: Apr. 13, 1791, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1811
Ohio, USA

2nd Son of Sam & Elenor Taylor who was born and departed this life Aged 21 years.

Taylor Cemetery
Franklin County
Ohio, USA

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Created by: VanMan
Record added: Dec 30, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32523492
Added by Pat Taylor on Feb 01, 2015 5:55 AM
William Fuller
Transfer of Memorial
Hello VanMan

Would you please consider transferring Elwood Fuller # 33803294 memorial over to me for management and placement with the rest of the Fuller Family. Thank You

William Fuller my #47068944
Added by William Fuller on Jan 15, 2015 1:59 PM
William Fuller
Transfer of Memorial
Hello VanMan

Would you please consider transferring Elwood Fuller # 33803294 memorial over to me for management and placement with the rest of the Fuller Family. Thank You

William Fuller
Added by William Fuller on Nov 19, 2014 4:29 PM
Pat Taylor
Please transfer Captain James Taylor to me so I can add information. Thank you.
Pat Taylor
Added by Pat Taylor on Nov 09, 2014 5:38 PM
Suzanne Hackworth Thornburg
Sgt William C Hine
Dear Van Man,
Could you please transfer Sgt William C Hine (#32707242) to me? My Find A Grave number is #47395173.
Many thanks, Suzanne
Added by Suzanne Hackworth Thornbu... on Oct 01, 2014 8:59 AM
Sabrina Otsuka
Earl & Ruth Holbein
Hi, I am wondering are Earl (32664868)and Ruth (31877603)the parents of James Russell Holbein? Also do you know any information on Earl's first wife Nellie? My email is I really appreciate any information, Thank You
Added by Sabrina Otsuka on Aug 15, 2014 3:34 PM
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