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RL (Bob) Nielsen (#47036655)
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Bio Photo Family history research has been an on-again, off-again hobby for the past 30 years.
My immediate ancestral family surnames include Nielsen, Biel / Biehl, Pittman / Pitman / Bittmann and Witzke.
Geographic areas of particular genealogical interest to me include Shenandoah County, Virginia; Harrison County, Indiana; Cass County, Nebraska; Wabasha County, Minnesota; La Crosse County, Wisconsin; Framersheim, Germany; Rabenholz, Germany; Oering, Germany and Bydgoszcz, Poland.


My photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. In other words, you may copy any of the photos I post on Find-a-Grave as long as you 1) cite me as the source of the photo(s) and 2) do not edit the photos in any manner. Thanks.

I understand that FaG's Terms of Service allow the re-posting of FaG photos to other FaG memorials, but common courtesy dictates that you acknowledge the original photographer in the caption of the re-posted photo. Thanks.


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Linda Hedlund
RE: Joseph W. & Minnie Shelton
They are relatives but very distant. I've just been spending a few days finding Indiana Death Certificates online at ancestry and found hers.
Thanks for putting that note on.
Added by Linda Hedlund on Sep 09, 2016 8:37 PM
Linda Hedlund
Joseph W. & Minnie Shelton
Thank you for putting their gravestone photo on the website.

I would like you to put a note on that Minnie's death certificate gives her death date as October 23, 1922. Her gravestone says it is 1924.

Thank you,
Linda Hedlund
Added by Linda Hedlund on Sep 09, 2016 11:33 AM
RE: John & Mary Kraft
You're very welcome. Just sorry John's stone was so deteriorated. Chris
Added by macso on Jun 16, 2016 8:27 AM
Larraine Demerly
John J. Carter
Thanks Bob for adding the picture of the headstone for John J Carter & his wife Sarah. It adds so much to the memorials to have a visual or the site.
Larraine Demerly # 47174259
Added by Larraine Demerly on Jun 11, 2016 9:18 AM
Judith W. (Family Finder)
Josephine Justus
Thanks so much for taking the time to add the photo of Josephine Justus! It is greatly appreciated.

Best wishes,
Judith W.
Added by Judith W. (Family Finder) on Jun 02, 2016 6:21 PM
Lynne Uhl
RE: Paul L. Meyer photo
You are welcome! I'm always glad to fill photo requests.
Added by Lynne Uhl on May 30, 2016 5:24 PM
RE: Marie Anna Horstman Vorderstrasse
Good question, I really don't know where I got that maiden name. I'm guessing that another Find a Grave member sent it to me as an edit.

I checked the photos I have of both her stone and the cemetery directory. The directory does not give a maiden name, but her stone does say in German "born Rohe, wife of William Vorderstrasse"

I will correct her maiden name on here, thanks for letting me know
Added by kjvaughn on May 14, 2016 6:00 AM
RE: Lloyd C Krintz
Hi, Bob-

I am just re-reading my Find-A-Gravemessages and one from you was questioning whether Lloyd C Krintz was a Private or Corporal. You said the only reference to him was as a "T-5". I looked this up and this stands for "Tech-5" also known as "Tech-Corporal". It was a designation for the Corporal rank in the US Army during WW II.
Added by S.R.F. on May 11, 2016 8:34 AM
Todd Whitesides
John Wesley French
Thanks, Bob, for the transfer. I look forward to adding to his memorial.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Mar 30, 2016 5:40 AM
Nellie Pitman
Thanks so much for the photo of Nellie Pitman's grave - much appreciated,
Added by J L on Mar 04, 2016 2:14 PM
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