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Art Block (#47828214)
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Bio Photo If you share an ancestor with me, I'd love to hear from you and trade info, or pictures, or whatever I have. I would appreciate whatever you have. I am always eager to meet a new cousin.

You are entitled to use any photo I have posted. I took them so others could see the gravestones of their ancestors and families. You are entitled to use any photo (or document) of a person I have posted on my memorials. I have access to an extensive family treasure of photos--which I have scanned and cataloged. I am more than willing to share.

If you have photos or documents of a family member of mine, a copy would be greatly appreciated.

Since retiring after 36 years in publishing, I've transitioned from publishing McGraw-Hill mathematics textbooks to creating books about travel, family members, and the Civil War. Family names include: Block, Norden, Luderman, Potterf, Morris, Young, Rulf, and Kesling. My wife's family names include Swift, Wach, Volz, Allen, McMillan, Garreaux, Pettingill, Nankervis, and Yendow.

For the Civil War, I'm most interested in the 14th OVI, Company E. I'm trying to identify the place of burial for all the members of Company E of the 14th OVI. My great grandfather, Charles Harrison Block, served in that regiment from August 1861 (he was 16) until July of 1865.

If you see an ancestor to you that I have uploaded, please request a transfer. I am happy to do so, even if it falls outside of the Find A Grave guidelines.

I am always willing to try to help others find their ancestors as other Find A Grave members have helped me.
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James Bates
RE: Henry Bates
Found the Henry Bates photo last night and will get it scanned. I'll look for other history on him that I could share. Thanks for your work on this.
Added by James Bates on Apr 05, 2016 10:36 AM
James Bates
RE: Henry Bates
Thank you for creating the memorial for Henry Bates. I would be honored to accept transfer. I will scan his photo and add it to the memorial. Thank you once more.
Jim Bates
Added by James Bates on Apr 04, 2016 6:29 AM
Terry Schmelz
RE: Jack Schmelz
Hello Art, Sorry I do not know about JOhn w.Schmelz & Wilhemina, I think I made the correction for Jack E. when I was searching for another Dorthy Schmelz and put Jack and Dorthy together on the site. I did a little research on, but only found Gordon S schmelz also son of John, Brother of Jack, but did not find a grave memorial. Terry
Added by Terry Schmelz on Mar 18, 2016 9:16 AM
RE: Frank Morris
I bought it on ebay for a song and a dance. I had no clue who created it until I researched it. Most people do not know what they have with these old scrapbooks and never give out much info. I just bought a new one from New york last week and is full of obituaries and crimes from the 1800s. LOTS of crimes. This stuff is usually hidden away in someone's closet until I get them. I got one from 1912 that is a old school reunion scrapbook in Pa. that is of a school that no longer exists and I contacted the historical society to donate it to them. They were thrilled and I wanted that to go to the museum.

This scrapbook has been cut apart. Some articles about the family are only half there. They rescued interesting articles over the people. I found some other obituaries. I think this is mostly going to be the Weltys except when there are a few people that they married. They collected many interesting articles from that era and spread among those are the obituaries and marriages.
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on Mar 14, 2016 10:11 AM
mike ford
RE: Frank Morris
Hi Frank,

Not related. I search for public pictures I can match to Find A Grave memorials. I do this with the hope that family, friends and future generations, might some day find a picture they have not seen before.


Added by mike ford on Mar 14, 2016 8:16 AM
RE: Frank Morris
Just since I sent that message to you, I have found other Weltys. I found a Pease who is the granddaughter of William Welty. She married a Haver. Just a few minutes ago I found a obituary for Frank Morris and mentions that he married Josie Welty of wyandot County, O. in 1892. It has a little more info about him. I am only through about a fourth of this fantastic scrapbook. It is in sad shape and some articles are brown from the glue used and impossible to read. Pages are loose.

I found a Ellen Pease that has a Member's card from 1887 for a Bible and Prayer Union. It encourages daily reading of the Bible. I will let you know when I find more in there as I go through.
Added by Mary(Coggin)Russell on Mar 13, 2016 8:12 PM
Art, also have a couple for Block, Annie and the wife of Henry; her name is hard to read but middle initial is M. BJ
Added by B J on Feb 21, 2016 10:05 AM
Art, you already had Adah so only transferred two. Have a marker photo for Helen Siver age 10, any relation?

Added by B J on Feb 21, 2016 9:59 AM
N. Siver
Art, since you are related to the three of them, would you like to take over the care of them? I touched up the photo on Nellies memorial.
Added by B J on Feb 20, 2016 7:58 PM
Civil War Veterans & Widows
I thought of you this morning when I came across the database for "United States Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War, 1890" which lists names, ranks, company & regiment, length of enlistment for soldiers/sailors in every US state (still living in 1890). 90,497 records. The census also includes 318 pgs of those vets residing (or their widows) at the Lucas County Insane Asylum. Most are from Ohio Regiments. Although these listings are from vets still living in 1890, it may be helpful in your search in (locating the last place of residency) for those who served in the same militia unit as your ancestor. sjmohr
Added by sjmohr on Feb 10, 2016 9:48 AM
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