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Sandy Schilling Payne (#47498634)
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy research on and off since 1994. My research has my family origins back to the late 1600s in Germany and the Alsace region of France. The early 1800s took both sides of the family to the Gluckstal and Kutschurgan colonies in South Russia, now known as Moldova and Ukraine. The late 1800s to early 1900s again brought both sides of the family to North and South Dakota and scattered across the West.

I'm currently located in the Charleston, SC area.

Surnames of interest: Schilling, Martel, Wahl, Keszler, Erck, Schlosser, Thomas.

Particular interest in documenting female ancestors.

Accuracy is important. Please notify me of any corrections that need to be made to any of my memorials, especially those that do not have a photograph and were entered from a database.

2012-Nov-17 Began adding source info to bio notes
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Melody OC
RE: Handels in Cherokee Memorial
You're welcome, Sandy. Do you have other family at Cherokee Memorial? Email a list.
Added by Melody OC on Jun 28, 2015 2:01 PM
RE: Fred and Eva Martel
You are welcome. I had in on my to list anyway.
Added by GramlynB on Jun 08, 2015 11:57 AM
Dennis Pleau
RE: Schlosser in Woodland
I'm not sure what you were expecting. He was buried by the county as an indigent or no one claimed the body.
Added by Dennis Pleau on May 24, 2015 1:22 PM
Sylvia Hertel
If you know quite a few people around the Hosmer area, there's a very good chance we're related. I've had lots of family who lived in and around Hosmer, most of them weren't Stoeckers, but other surnames, too many to list.

My 2nd great grandparents homesteaded about one mile south of Eureka. Many of their siblings, nieces, nephews, and cousins arrived and settled around there at the same time they did. Many of them stayed and still live in that area, others moved on, but not that far from there. Then there were always those who left for the west coast.

My great grandfather had a brother who was involved in some businesses in Hosmer, including one he owned. He and another of his brothers are in the Hosmer jublilee book, at least the older edition of it.

It's nice to meet you, and thank you for letting me know your familiarity with the area. Also thank you for editing the memorials for me. That always means a lot to me.

Most Sincerely,
Sylvia M. Hertel
Added by Sylvia Hertel on May 04, 2015 12:51 AM
RE: Walter Oliver et al
Thank you!
Added by Anonymous on Apr 10, 2015 2:55 PM
RE: Walter Tansill Oliver
Thank you!
Added by Anonymous on Apr 07, 2015 4:33 PM
Paul Everitt
RE: Rose Marie Dillman
You're very welcome. Glad to help. Happy Easter.
Added by Paul Everitt on Apr 02, 2015 3:43 PM
RE: 43285817
Thank very much for correcting it, Sandy. :-)


re: 43285817
Oops, I sure did post the incorrect photo there. I removed it. Thanks for catching it.

Added by Sandy Schilling Payne on Feb 13, 2015 6:58 AM
Added by Debbie on Feb 19, 2015 3:14 AM
Elaine E Nystrom (nee Krawchuk)
RE: Anton Senger
Thank you for this. Hopefully, I can someday visit the areas the Russian Germans first settled.
Added by Elaine E Nystrom (nee Kra... on Feb 15, 2015 7:41 AM
Hello there,

It looks like you inadvertently posted a different Meier tombstone photo on this memorial. Could you please remove it?

Hope you are enjoying your day.

Added by Debbie on Feb 11, 2015 1:58 AM
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