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Robert Schmidt (#47624420)
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Bio Photo I am interested in linking the graves of those buried in St Pauls UCC Church in Evansville, IN. Many of these people are my families relatives and I am also working to link family members to other cemeteries. Although I live in Fort Wayne, IN my early years were in German Twp Vanderbugh Co. and I am well aware of many interfamily relationships and with research am succeeding in tying families together.
I am also the President of the Canal Society of Indiana PO Box 10808 Ft Wayne, IN 46854. In "The Hoosier Packet" each month is a genealogical review of a canal personality we call "Canawlers At Rest" See our website at
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RE: Bertha M. Witt Goebel
Thanks for accepting the info. I got to meet Bertha once back in the '80's when we had went up to Evansville. I see where the obit shows her mom Lillie as a Sweeney but that was a second husband to Grandmother Nancy Jane Young Grider. I do try to link when I can but sometimes it takes a while. Have a great day.
Added by mld on Jun 08, 2016 8:47 AM
Bertha M. Witt Goebel

My mother was a cousin to Bertha Marie. I see that you maintain the site now and wondered if we had any connection. I did add Bertha's parents as an edit.

mld (Marilyn)
Added by mld on Jun 05, 2016 5:18 PM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Montgomery Porter #82016053
Thank you for accepting the edit to link Montgomery Porter #82016053 to his parents.

I would be pleased if you would read my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.

Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Jan 23, 2016 8:15 AM
Norbert Lewis Thomas Happe #95964564
Even though there is a stone for Norbert, shouldn't it be noted to be a cenotaph? I just added another photo to his memorial from the Indiana Historical Collection, which states he was buried in France. So unless you know that his body was brought home, I would assume this is just a memorial marker.
Added by Jackie on Nov 05, 2015 10:51 AM
sheila wiseman
RE: Schuessler
Actually the other day I came across your page on and changed the dates for Conrad and Margaretha on my ancestry page. There was another Conrad Schuessler from Texas that I mistakenly merged. anyway, thank you for the correct dates. i'm going to go to Willard Library soon and look up his death record to see exactly where there are buried.
Added by sheila wiseman on Oct 27, 2015 3:14 PM
sheila wiseman
RE: Nicholaus William Keil
Ok, I think your doing great work, And I'm glad your doing it. I never knew Clarence Keil, he dided a year before I was born but my great grandma talked about him. I was curious...Is there anyway you could see if Conrad Schuessler is buried at St Pauls? I have him listed at Liberty in Cynthiana but i cant find his stone there.
Added by sheila wiseman on Oct 25, 2015 8:32 PM
sheila wiseman
Nicholaus William Keil
He is my ggg . Are you related?
Added by sheila wiseman on Oct 24, 2015 7:22 PM
Henry J. Schmidt #80344253
I do not have numbers for them as they may be buried in Germany. You could look around where he is buried.
Added by Lois on May 02, 2015 9:19 AM
Hi Bob,

I incorporated some information from your article about the death of John Minesinger into the bio for his nephew, James K. P. Minesinger, Jr., and put a link to you as well. That way, if someone reads it and has information to share, they will know how to contact you.

I went to our county genealogy library Wednesday and found the oldest Calhoun Cemetery books they have that include Western/Minesinger Cemetery. Their oldest books were published about 40 years ago, and they only listed James and Ada Minesinger. They have the same dates that I have for James, so that would mean that James, Jr. is the only documented burial there from his immediate family.

Like I said, just because the parents are not listed on the records from the 1970's doesn't mean they were not buried at Western Cemetery. I know that from personal experience because of my ancestors who are buried there, but who are not included on the list published by the Calhoun County Historical Society.

I do have one question about the name of the newspaper where you found the article about the death of John Minesinger. You mentioned that it was from the "St. Louis Democrat" newspaper. St. Louis had a newspaper called the "St. Louis Globe-Democrat" for many, many years, but I wasn't familiar with one called the Democrat. It's a small point, but it made me wonder if that paper might have been forerunner of the Globe-Democrat or if the Globe part of the name was accidentally omitted.

I checked the files of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, but they didn't begin publication until 1874 so that was another dead-end.

Thanks again for your help. Our paths may cross again as my dad's family was from Indiana. They were from the southern part of the state, down around Monroe County, but I do have a couple of living relatives currently residing in Fort Wayne.

Added by Lynn on Jan 30, 2015 11:48 AM
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 35083953

I enjoyed reading your article. Thanks for sharing.

Added by Lynn on Jan 27, 2015 10:27 PM
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