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I appreciate the efforts of all the photo volunteers who have helped me by adding photos of the headstones to the memorials I created. I would be even for grateful if you could send me a little note letting me know you have added a photograph so I may update the memorial with any new information the headstone photo may offer and the section if you remembered would be grateful to. I would also like to know So I can send you a little thank you for the help.|
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|Shelley Kinsey Adams||RE: clarence kinsey|
Thanks so much for all your help!
|Shelley Kinsey Adams||RE: clarence kinsey|
Thanks so much for all your help!
Yes, I have seen your bio info that requests updates. I think that is really commendable. Quite often I think people would rather not be bothered with additional info unless someone is requesting a relatives transfer, so sad. Anyway I am hesitant to contact everyone. In the past I have sent this info to you. So I either didn't notice it was your memorial or else maybe I put the image up before I had read your bio. Unfortunately after adding images I usually delete all the info so I can't give you the section. I am sorry about that. I will make a real effort to send such things to you in the future. Thank you for being so dedicated.
Added by Jeanjo on Jun 15, 2013 10:50 AM
Added by Debbie on Jun 08, 2013 2:05 PM
I would be thrilled if you would transfer any of the Dehn clan you find at Glen Haven.
Added by Debbie on Jun 08, 2013 12:32 PM
|Terry Frank||John W. Frank pic|
Thank you for the picture of my cousin's tombstone.
Thank you for finding Henry and Delores. I have no idea yet if they are part of my clan, but I'm guessing they fit in here somewhere. Have at least one Henry about the right age. I'll work on getting them connected.
Added by Debbie on Jun 02, 2013 11:23 AM
|Ray Mitzel||RE: Alexander Theobald Von Mitzel|
Thank you. I appreciate you trusting me to do this, and as things evolve, I will also appreciate any suggestions you may have.
|Ray Mitzel||RE: Col Adolph Von Hartung|
I will try to adjust the documentation and images I have entered. I think my goal is to provide the same types of photos for each family member, like a close up of their portion of a marker, and then a "husband-wife" view of the stone, and then a perspective of where the headstone may be found and relationships with some of the surroundings. Obviously, the write up for each individual should be tailored to that person. For example, there is a picture of COL Von Hartung, reportedly, that I would like to obtain and post as part of his memorial on find-a-grave. I am requesting a copy of this photograph, maintained at the War College Library (U.S. Army Military History Institute) at Carlisle Barracks, PA. Due to the Civil War Veteran status (of both Von Hartung and Von Mitzel) I was asked by "find-a-grave" to submit an appropriate biographical input ... they follow a general style (they call it encyclopedic), including guidelines for capitalization, punctuation, etc. The reason for the bio was due to my initial attempts to identify both COL Von Hartung and LTC Von Mitzel as "famous" ... my initial input was rejected by the "find-a-grave" staff, due to my lack of familiarity with the style requirements, and for not following their guidelines. Consequently, I rewrote the bio for COL Von Hartung (what you can read about him now); Unfortunately, I can't rewrite the original submission for LTC Von Mitzel. My memorial for him was rolled into an earlier memorial, so my pictures showed up, but the bio input disappeared, probably, because I am not the "originator" of the memorial ... I guess you are. So, I propose some form of joint cooperative effort. I can send you the proposed write up for LTC Von Mitzel, hopefully meeting the "famous" bio style that find-a-grave requires. I noted the newspaper data, provided by the Baltimore Sun in their obituary article ... I have no problem integrating that information into the new bio format (please, however, realize it will probably be at the end of the (LTC) Alexander Theobald Von Mitzel bio, because it addresses the end of his life). This is important, so that the VA researchers can officially identify his grave site (as that of a Civil War Veteran), located in a Civilian Cemetery. Even though LTC Von Mitzel died in 1887, his marker must have been replaced by subsequent burials (his wife, Wilhelmina in 1924; or his daughter-in-law, Nan (Redding) in 1946; and/or his son, Maximilian (in 1950) ... I suspect that his original marker may have resembled the Von Hartung stone, and perhaps that original marker identified him also, as a Civil War veteran ... (perhaps, LTC GAR ... for Lieutenant Colonel, and Grand Army of the Republic) ... Unfortunately, LTC Von Mitzel's history, and the story of his service and sacrifice, was lost with the brevity on the new stone, simply identifying him as "ALEXANDER 1835-1887" ... I am hoping that the VA will place an appropriate Civil War Veteran marker (bronze foot plate, or Medallion/flag holder, whatever is appropriate) tastefully installed by Loudon Park staff. The recognition should be echoed, on both COL Von Hartung's and LTC Von Mitzel's graves. I too, am not related (directly) to either Union Officer, and so far my attempts to contact any surviving family (through "ancestry" research, or through Loudon Park records) have netted no "responsible party" ... no one specified, as yet, to speak for the family who owns the 12 sites in Section W, Lot Number 174, where the Von Hartung and Von Mitzel family markers are located. Again, please advise if you can enter the data in the bio for Von Mitzel, or perhaps recommend an alternative ... I can be reached at my e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org ... Thanks for your efforts.
|Ray Mitzel||Alexander Theobald Von Mitzel|
I am working with the VA to register the grave site of Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Alexander Theobald Von Mitzel (1835-1887). He served during the American Civil War, in the Union Army, for three years, from the fall of 1861 to the fall of 1864. He commanded, for a brief period of time, the 74th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, on July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg (the first day of the three day battle). He assumed command of the 74th after COL Adolph Von Hartung was wounded in the left leg. He arranged for COL Von Hartung to be evacuated to the rear, for medical treatment and safety. Some time thereafter, that same day, LTC Von Mitzel was wounded in the right hand. With the order (for all Union forces) to break off their engagements on the front lines, and withdraw to fortified locations prepared on Cemetery Hill, the 74th pulled back (retreated South) through the town of Gettysburg. Unfortunately, members of the 74th were overrun by Confederate elements continuing their attack. LTC Von Mitzel was captured. He was removed from the battlefield, and treated for his wound. He was shipped to Richmond, Virginia, were he spent about seven months as a Prisoner of War (POW) at Libby Prison. On February 9, 1864, he was one of 109 Union Officers to escape Libby Prison through a tunnel dug under the wall and nearby street into a warehouse across the street. He was able to avoid recapture, and returned successfully to Union lines. His wound, and exposure to the winter elements contributed to his disability, suffering in later years, and early death at the age of 52. LTC Von Mitzel married Wilhelmina (Frey) Von Mitzel, while COL Von Hartung married her sister, Caroline (Frey) Von Hartung. Von Mitzel and Von Hartung were brothers in arms, and brothers in law. All four are buried in this family plot (for 12) at Loudon Park Cemetery, in Section W, Lot No. 174, outside Baltimore, Maryland.
I would like to be contacted by "Sunshine" or anyone else researching or related to the Von Mitzel or Von Hartung family. I can be reached by e-mail: email@example.com ... thanks.
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