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Todd Whitesides (#47553735)
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Bio Photo A native of Louisville, Kentucky, I've lived since 1998 in the Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood of Covington directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. For the last two centuries my direct ancestors were concentrated mostly in the northern half of Kentucky, the southern half of Indiana, the southwestern counties of Ohio, the counties of Hanover and Henrico in Virginia, and the German regions of Baden, Bayern, Hessen-Darmstadt, Hessen-Nassau, and Rheinhessen; also, DNA testing through Ancestry has shown that the three regions comprising the majority of my ethnicity are Western Europe, Ireland, and Great Britain. My grandmother Luetta Deitchman Crenshaw cultivated an interest in our ancestry, especially in her Anglo-Catholic forebears in Maryland, and I have definitely followed in her footsteps in this regard. After being nominated by my cousin Crolian William Edelen, I was accepted as a member of The National Society of Descendants of Lords of the Maryland Manors. One of my cousins through the Edelen family, the antiquarian Benedict Joseph Webb (1814-1897), was the author of The Centenary of Catholicity in Kentucky (Louisville, 1884) and was a prominent opponent of the Know-Nothing Party. On the Protestant side of my family, one of my favorite discoveries was locating the burial place of my 4th-great-grandmother Sarah Ann Timberlake Woodfin (1809-1855), who died during a yellow fever epidemic in Norfolk, Virginia, and whose 5th-great-grandparents, Thomas Symes (1621-1670) and his wife Amy Bridges Symes (1621-1662), are buried in a vault beneath the chancel of St Michael's Church at Winterbourne in Gloucestershire.
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Linda Doile Morris
RE: James Stanley 7th Earl of Derby

I do have proof to show you but you don't seem to have a open mind?...

Thank you anyway. None of my relatives are really wanting to go out of this country anyway.

Added by Linda Doile Morris on Jul 28, 2016 7:14 PM
Frank Rinesmith
Nannie T. Spears
Nannie is w/o John G. Martin. Her maiden name is Spears & married name Martin; therefore, suggest correction of name to Martin. My research reveals she died as Nannie Martin, age 75, 21 May 1897, in New Albany, IN. Local (Paris) funeral home records show her as Nannie T. Martin, buried 31 May 1897 in Paris Cemetery. No record of her burial on cemetery records & I couldn't locate her gravesite.
Added by Frank Rinesmith on Jul 28, 2016 3:41 PM
Andrea Berger Walston
Johan Bernard Feldmann-Find A Grave Memorial# 142303724
Todd, I find your bio very interesting and Iím pleased to see youíve had success in locating long sought after ancestors. We visited Covington, Kentucky and Cincinnati, Ohio last summer in search of my ancestors.

I first noticed your bio because of a memorial you had set up for Johan Bernard Feldmann who died in 1836 and is buried at Friedhof Saint Viktor, Damme, Vechtaer Landkreis, Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen), Germany-Find A Grave Memorial# 142303724. That happens to be where my Feldmann ancestors are from.

I have been trying to locate Johann Bernard Feldmann b. abt. Abt. 1797 Borringhausen, Vechta, Niedersachsen, Germany, and Agnes (Baune) Feldmann b. Abt. 1798 Borringhausen, Vechta, Niedersachsen, Germany. The Felmannn family departed from Bremen, Germany on April 16, 1843 on the sailing ship Marianna. They arrived at the Port of Baltimore on June 8, 1843. The family members listed are Bernhard Feldmann age 46, Agnes Feldmann age 45, Agnes Feldmann age 20, Marianne Feldmann age 16, Anna Feldmann age 12 and Henry Feldmann age 8. They are listed as coming from Damme, Germany. The Feldmanns were going to Cincinnati. There were others aboard this ship who were from Damme, Germany, as well as Neunkirchen and Steinfeld, all villages in the Vechta area. The village of Borringhausen is near Damme and the Feldmann family would have attended Saint Viktor Church.

I havenít found documentation of Johann Bernard Feldmann and his family after their arrival in Cincinnati, other than the daughter, Marianne (aka Maria Anna Feldmann who married Joseph Hatke at Old St. Maryís Church in Cincinnati in 1844 - my ancestors.)

Iím curious as to how you came to set up the Find A Grave memorial for Johan Bernard Feldmann who died in 1836?
Added by Andrea Berger Walston on Jul 21, 2016 3:23 PM
Michael Braun
Lemuel Brown Kentucky

Could you please connect the following person as mother to Lemuels page. 166776351

I have been working on my family for quite some time. His name is Frederick Lemuel Brown. Born in Switzerland, His mother and father were Christian and Margaret Brown.

Thank you

Mike Braun
Added by Michael Braun on Jul 16, 2016 8:26 AM
Michael Gough
It is nice seeing that you are still active.
Todd, it has been a while.

I am also in preserving the history of the German-speakers in Southern Indiana. It appears we might be plowing some of the same ground. My ancestry on my mother's side is all german-speakers. Most came from Muensterland, Prussia; Gelderland, Neatherland and The Grand Duchy of Oldenburg. However, my Ggrandfather was from Bavaria.

I see your name associated with the Thole's. My GGgrandfather's sister, Maria Agnes Macke married Heinrich Thole and lived in Cincinnati. Perhaps we have information to exchange.

It is nice seeing that you are still active.

Added by Michael Gough on Jul 14, 2016 12:59 PM

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