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Greg Hetzler (#47780555)
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Bio Photo Hello,

Glad to meet you.

I am on call for memorial photos. I live in Weddington, NC (Union County) This site has been great, as I seem to make new friends and meet many cousins that I may have not known otherwise. My hobbies include photography and genealogy, this site has my interest on both of these. Family ancestor lines keep expanding and I keep learning history.

A brief detour about ancestors discovered.

They are family members. They are immigrants, settlers, innovators, leaders, farmers, shoemakers, plumbers, cattle ranchers, horse brokers, locomotive engineers, planners, household mothers and fathers, stone masons, iron workers, foundry owners, grocers, merchants, infants, tailors, moulders, ice merchants, engineers, builders, developers, realtors, Priests, ministers, deliverymen, cabinetmakers.

Unknowingly, I lived places ancestors had previously settled. A 3rd Great grandfather had emigrated from Bavaria, Germany to Rochester, N. Y., where I was born. Another 3rd Great grandfather emigrated from Saarland Germany to Steuben County, N.Y., near where I went to college. A 6th Great grandfather lived and died in Addison, Vermont, 35 miles line of sight from where our three children were born and raised in Brookfield, VT. The builder of that home was a veteran of the War of 1812. The home was built prior to prior to 1800, the timbers were first growth Spruce, Ash and Maple. Beams over 40-FT, boards wider than 42-IN. Its first owner had moved from Connecticut in 1820, leaving the County my maternal ancestors lived. My 10th Great grandfather settled Stamford prior to 1680. Even now, where I live in the Carolinas, I learn of a Grand Aunt having lived 45 miles from our present home in the Carolinas.

The education continues with military heroics. Learning a 7th Great grandfather was KIA on board on Lake Erie during the French and Indian War in 1756, seeing many ancestors with service in the Revolutionary War. A 5th Great grand uncle, Joseph Turner, a Revolutionary War Veteran is buried in Fort Ann, NY at the Blossom Farm Cemetery. More, reviewing ancestors pension papers for the War of 1812. Reading service records of 2nd Great grandfathers who served in the duration of the Civil War. Hearing from a Great niece of his who has the sabre he used. The opportunity to hold a Great grandfather's military discharge orders from the Spanish American War. Opportunity to read commendations of a Father-In-Law's service in WW II during his 4 years and 4 months service from Northern Africa through Italy and finishes the campaign in Eastern Germany. Meeting a cousin whose Uncle served WW I and WWII as a Medical Doctor. Learning of the citations of ancestors' received during the Korean War. Not to ignore recent military heroes.

This is a journey. Listen to the stories they have.

Greg
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Joel Shore
RE: Raymond Family - Mount Hope
You're very welcome...and thanks for the info about the Raymonds. It is always interesting to learn something about the people who I am taking these photographs of!

I put up the photos for your new requests...and also for Forbes O. Allen (whose marker was there but not visible in the perspective shot that I had posted because it is behind another and flush with the ground; I did have another shot of the entire plot where his marker is visible that I put up for his perspective shot).

Joel
Added by Joel Shore on Jul 10, 2014 7:19 PM
Laura Plummer Ranville
RE: Memorial# 22103183
Hi Greg,

I don't know the meaning of that phrase 'enriched by the apron"? Can you tell me more?

Laura
Added by Laura Plummer Ranville on Jul 08, 2014 2:59 PM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Lima NY
My Sister-In-Law lives in Lima. It's a very nice place. I especially like Honeoye Falls.
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 08, 2014 7:32 AM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Find A Grave Memorial# 131748883
It's an honor to help. I'm visiting my in-laws up here in NY. Even on vacation, I still have time for Find-A-Grave lol
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jul 06, 2014 9:01 AM
Brian J. Ensley
RE: Memorial# 91755140
You're very welcome- glad I could help!
Added by Brian J. Ensley on Jun 23, 2014 3:42 AM
Michael Duffy
RE: Memorial# 131515593
I'm not related to the Schuster family but did stumble upon several Schuster obits that I will add to F.A.G. and will transfer to you since I'm guessing you're related to the family.
Added by Michael Duffy on Jun 20, 2014 10:13 PM
Bill DeFlorio
RE: Brookfield Center Cemetery
You know I'm always glad to help. I'd like to get back to Brookfield soon and take more photos of other families. I took some photos the other day in the East Brookfield Cemetery. I had only been there one other time. Found all but 1 of the people I was looking for. Found one couple that was listed in the Brookfield Center Cemetery that I couldn't find. I've requested they change locations but haven't had any luck getting a response.
Have a great weekend. Tomorrow's suppose to be a very nice day here so I may get out and visit some more cemeteries. There are a lot of requests in this area and not many people taking photos so there's plenty I could be doing.
Added by Bill DeFlorio on May 31, 2014 6:27 PM
Bill DeFlorio
RE: Brookfield Center Cemetery
Greg,
Have added the photos to all the memorials you created. Thank you for doing that.
Bill
Added by Bill DeFlorio on May 31, 2014 3:46 PM
Bill DeFlorio
RE: Brookfield Center Cemetery
Greg,
The only other Lamsons at this time are the children listed on John & Mary Lamson's stone those being; Henry d 6/20/1864, Lovisa died 6/16/1864, Carrie d. 3/13/1869, William d. 5/26/1883, M. Elizabeth 1845-1936.
There are other Williams that I have photos for:
Belle S Williams d. June 25, 1926 72 yrs.m 3 mos. 3 dys.
Dorcas Williams Oct. 25, 1820 - June 29, 1894
George W Williams d. Aug. 17, 1920 80 yrs. 9 mos.
J Warren son of A. G. & E. Williams d. Nov. 10, 1858 20 yrs.
Our Mother? entered into her rest Apr. 7, 1885 68 yrs. (this is odd in that there's no name)
Rosette D wife of George W. Williams d. July 15, 1864 20 yrs.

It looks like 1864 was a bad year for the Lamsons' and Williams' with several deaths.
Added by Bill DeFlorio on May 31, 2014 6:04 AM
Bill DeFlorio
RE: Brookfield Center Cemetery
Greg,
Glad I could help. I really enjoy getting out to the cemeteries and help piece together different families. Sometimes it's a real challenge to get a decent photo but it's worth the time to help preserve the stones forever, at least in photos. Some day a great many stones will not be able to be read so it's important to capture those that we can. I enjoy helping you with your requests as you're always appreciative and you have a lot of interesting details to add.
Will you create memorials for the other names on the stones that have none. There are a number of children of John Lamson that should be added. If you create the memorials I'll add the photos.
Thanks,
Bill
Added by Bill DeFlorio on May 30, 2014 8:44 PM
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