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Joe Chrisman (#47202017)
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Bio Photo Hello,
My name is Joe Chrisman, I have been the Cemetery Sexton for the City of Winfield for 17 years and a genealogy buff for over 20 years.

I would be glad to transfer any memorial I have added, as long as the person is not related to me.

My Chrisman line started in Virginia, moving into Kentucky and arriving in Kansas in 1884. My 6th Great Grandfather Jacob Chrisman and 7th Great Grandfather Jost Hite, were the focus on the television series "Who Do You Think You Are?", Tim McGraw episode. What a thrill it was to see my family genealogy on TV!

I am a amature Civil War researcher and manage the Facebook page "Civil War Veterans Buried in Winfield Kansas Cemeteries". Please check it out and "Like" the page as well.

I also interested in "Co. H, 1st Kentucky Cavalry" history. My GG Grandfather Isaac "Ike" Chrisman was wounded 19 January, 1862 at the Battle of Mill Springs. Some say it was Ike Chrisman that fired the fatal shot that killed General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer. Documentation of this can be found in "A Boys Story of the Battle of Fishing Creek Kentucky" by John Worth Simpson.
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Grover and Emily Smith
Thank you for the quick response for these family memorials.
What you do for others is of great value.
Added by carl on Aug 29, 2014 5:11 PM
Don DeWitt
Dewitt plot
Thanks for the photo and information.

Added by Don DeWitt on Aug 28, 2014 4:24 PM
Kristin Anderson
Hugh Dell Anderson
Thank you, Joe! It has taken me years to track down great uncle Hugh!
Added by Kristin Anderson on Aug 28, 2014 12:03 PM
Juanita Chrz
Louise & Madeline Mohler
Thank you Joe for checking on their markers. I appreciate the job you are doing for so many of us that aren't able to get to the cemeteries.

Juanita Chrz
Added by Juanita Chrz on Aug 28, 2014 10:59 AM
Judy Mayfield
Charles M. Smith
Hi Joe,
Could you check for me if Charles M. Smith is buried at Union Cemetery, Winfield. He was born 1870 and died 1902. I have a family member inquiring about him. Charles is susposed to be buried with his parents John Riley and Mary F. Brown Smith who are buried at Union.

Thanks for checking.

Judy Mayfield

Added by Judy Mayfield on Jul 13, 2014 6:52 PM
Diane Pedersen
Robert & Vera Smyth
Thank you for their headstone photos. I really appreciate you taking time to do this for me.
Added by Diane Pedersen on Jun 26, 2014 9:29 PM
Beth Wilson
John A Beltz
Dear Mr. Chrisman,

I noticed you left a memorial on John A Beltz's find a grave.

I was wondering if you are related to him?

I have reason to believe he is my 2nd Great Grand father.

Beth Wilson
Added by Beth Wilson on Apr 30, 2014 1:38 AM
Undertaker's Gr/Granddaughter
Elijah and Jane Chrisman
I found headstone picture on my ancestry page. I have asked for permission to copy. Keep your fingers crossed! :o)
Added by Undertaker's Gr/Granddaug... on Mar 16, 2014 6:30 PM
Heather Brey
RE: Philip Werle
Yes, Adolph Werle was the eldest child of Philip and Augusta. He was born April 28, 1878 in Milwaukee, WI. He left home at age 23 and as far as I can tell he moved to Kansas at some point before WWI and maried Clara Gastil, who had 2 daugters, Fern and Carrie Gastil. They all lived together in Crowly County, KS, according to the 1920 Federal Census. (If this is the same Adolph H Werle)
Added by Heather Brey on Mar 13, 2014 2:11 PM
Judy Mayfield
Jethro Cochran
Hi Joe,
I have corrected the name of Jethro's father to James. Not sure why I had it listed as John R. Cochran.

Thanks for the heads up.

Take care
Added by Judy Mayfield on Mar 06, 2014 7:51 AM
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