Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Jay Rarick (#46793359)
 member for 9 years, 11 months, 8 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo Sons of the American Legion (SAL), Squadron 364, Woodbridge, VA

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW)*, Irish Brigade Camp No.4, Fredericksburg, VA 2015 Camp Commander.

[*The SUVCW, founded in 1881, is the heir and legal successor to the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R., founded in 1866) which was the largest and most influential organization of Union Civil War Veterans.]
Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 249 Memorials Added
 • 328 Memorials Managed
 • 365 Photos
 • 24 Photo Requests
 • 15 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 177 Virtual Flowers
 • 14 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 16 Fame Ratings
 • 18 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
1 - Civil War (23)
1.1 - Spanish American Wa... (1)
2 - World War I (13)
3 - World War II (26)
4 - Korean War (5)
5 - Vietnam War (2)
6 - Gulf War (1)
7.1 - Krosel - Urek (44)
7.2 - Rarick - Yeisly (158)
7.3 - Schmitt - Fassbach (51)
[View all Virtual Cemeteries...]
Find A Grave Friends
Beth, Carl Catherman, CARL W YEISLEY, Family Loving, Jack Galuardi, Jo, kateb, Laurence Overmi..., Linda L. Cottre..., Lindy Warner, LostGeneration, NkNMOORE, Schmitt1991, SER, Sons of Union V..., Susannah Dunbar, Tabitha Browne
Messages left for Jay Rarick (39)[Leave Message]
Kay Thomas
RE: Harold O. Beaver
I am still looking for the grave marker of Palmer Beaver. I think it's there but time ran out. Sorry about the quality of the picture but the stone is in pretty bad shape.

Added by Kay Thomas on May 14, 2015 3:08 AM
Jacob Schmitt?
Hi Jay,

First off, you are a fantastic human being! You have done a good 90% of the legwork in my genealogy research thus far, and I couldn't be more grateful.

I've hit a dead end however looking for the correct information on my 4th great grandfather Jacob. If my research is correct, I am descended from Jacob > David (born 1847) > David (born 1872) > Raymond Leonard > Raymond "Sparky" > then my dad, and then me. The problem is, there seems to be two similar Jacobs that he could be, and I can't figure out if I'm looking at two different people or just a mistake.

There is one Jacob Schmitt who was apparently born on February 14, 1821 in Alsace and died April 26, 1876. He married a woman named Barbara Schaefer who was born in/around 1818 and they had about 10 kids.

There is another Jacob Schmitt, who, according to the actual census records, was born in 1815 in Alsace, married a woman named Barbara Schaefer, and had nine children named Barbara, Henry, Chas, Laney, Lucy, Jacob, Theodore, Matilda, and David. The names of children listed for the other Jacob on are similar but not exactly the same.

I'm leaning towards the 1815 Jacob being correct because I've seen two actual census records that are consistent with one another regarding his age and his children and I've seen NO actual record for the one supposedly born in 1821, but the 1821 Jacob has a tombstone in an Etna cemetery while the other just up and vaporized with no record of his death or burial.

Do you have any idea what the story here might be? I wouldn't be surprised if there just happened to be two couples with the same names, but the fact that the kids listed are quite similar is what's throwing me off. Somebody here listed 1821 Jacob as my GGG grandfather David's father, but I'm skeptical.

I don't expect you to have the exact answer to my questions, but I figured that in all of your research you had to have come across this, and I was wondering your thoughts on the matter or if you had any further information.

Thank you so much for all you've done.
Added by Schmitt1991 on Apr 11, 2015 4:27 AM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: Lewis Reigel
You are welcome! My pleasure.
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Mar 20, 2015 1:43 PM
Carolyn Troupe Stoll
RE: Catherine Getz Troupe
Thank you, Carolyn
Added by Carolyn Troupe Stoll on Feb 22, 2015 9:56 PM
Carolyn Troupe Stoll
Catherine Getz Troupe
You sent me a correction for her last name and I
accepted it. Do you have anything on her husband
Francis and if they had any children. On some
trees there were no children and one listed two
children can you help?
Added by Carolyn Troupe Stoll on Feb 22, 2015 6:32 PM
RE: Robert Patterson Strine #32305389
Jay, thank you for that battle information. It's just incredible the immense violence and sacrifice those soldiers and animals on both Union and Confederate sides experienced. Not to mention that poor tree! I hope your ancestor had a better outcome than mine!

Take care!

Rebecca Strine
Added by Fluttrbye on Feb 10, 2015 9:37 PM
Glenn Benner
Sgt. Levi Debolt
Hi Jay,
Thank you for checking the Fredericksburg National Cemetery records for Sgt. Debolt. I appreciate you confirming that his final resting place is "unknown". The Regimental Hospital for his Cavalry Unit was probably a wagon. Dr. Weidman states he was buried there. May of the Union troops killed at Todd`s Tavern were reburied at Fredericksburg. Again, thank you for taking the time to help !
Best Wishes,
Added by Glenn Benner on Feb 10, 2015 6:58 PM
Robert Patterson Strine #32305389

Thank you for trying to locate the grave marker of:

Robert Patterson Strine #32305389 at Fredericksburg National Cemetery. I understand why it cannot be found. Thank you for your efforts.

Rebecca Strine
Added by Fluttrbye on Feb 10, 2015 3:19 PM
Bernard C. Alderson
Maiden name
Thanks for the heads up. I overlooked the correction on her death certificate.
Added by Bernard C. Alderson on Jan 10, 2015 12:56 PM
Tiffany Stuck
if i email u a pic of a family member navy uniform on, can u guess what war or time it might be in? i thought maybe cw.. ok ty.
Added by Tiffany Stuck on Jan 08, 2015 2:05 PM
[View all messages...]

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service