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Sandy Schilling Payne (#47498634)
 member for 4 years, 5 months, 7 days
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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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RE: Riverview and Old Third Central
When you enter the cemetery look way to your left. They are directly in front of the tree line on the left side of the cemetery. You have to get close to be able to see them because it's always dark by the graves. Good luck!

Added by Saratoga on Sep 27, 2015 5:10 AM
robin pellicci moore
Photo request
Hi Sandy,

Thanks for taking my photo request for Benjamin/Bernard Lutjen. I suspect his grave is listed as Bernard and would now like to know if there's a "Jr." attached to it. His dc says he's Bernard Jr and lists his father as Bernard but his father was Benjamin as his marker shows. I know it's not a case of mistaken identity since the wife/mother is Lula Gasque.

There's no rush but I really do appreciate you taking your time to get the photo.

Added by robin pellicci moore on Sep 26, 2015 12:43 PM
RE: Anton and Frances Hopfinger
You are welcome for the information. Thank you for posting them.
Added by MGlazeHart on Sep 12, 2015 8:57 PM
RE: Julius Ulmer
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by MGlazeHart on Sep 03, 2015 7:57 PM
Melody OC
RE: Thank you!
You're very welcome! If you have others you want photos for, please let me know.
Added by Melody OC on Jul 30, 2015 6:38 PM
Bill Norman
David C. Horenberger
Hi Sandy,
I am writing about your memorial #89638979 for David C. Horenberger. On the memorial you also posted a photo of the headstone he shares with his wife Betsy. As you mention in David's Bio, he was a United States Marine, and I am therefore wondering if perhaps you remember if there was also a military headstone for David? And if so, did you by chance take a photo of it?
Added by Bill Norman on Jul 20, 2015 8:59 PM
Rick Valentine
RE: Christine Fix
Photo posted.
Send me a list of other siblings and dates and I will see if I can locate any of them.
Added by Rick Valentine on Jul 03, 2015 2:04 PM
Rick Valentine
Ludwig Erck
Fairmount has a Lewis Erck Born March 15, 1897 died December 8, 1978 age 81 years, plot #4-615-19. He is buried next to Georgia (Ervin) Erck born September 27, 1895 died december 4, 1969 age 74 years, plot #3-615-19. The Washington State Digital Archives shows a marriage record for Lewis Erck to Georgia Ervin January 5, 1954 in Franklin County, Washington. So it looks like he remaried.
Added by Rick Valentine on Jul 02, 2015 4:05 PM
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 LyndaB on Jun 08, 2015 11:57 AM
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