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Mike Cusick (#47323180)
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I have enjoyed Genealogy for over 25 years and walked many cemeteries in search of family. Many people have helped by providing research along the way. So,hopefully my small contribution will help others in locating members of their families.

Please notify me of any data entry errors as I would like to honor you and your family as much as possible.

My "roots" are in the Cusick and Meineke families in Cincinnati, Ohio. My wife's family is from Harlan and Bell Counties in Kentucky.

Please do not totally rely on what was posted by me or for that matter anyone else. As I cross check head-stones, to cemetery records, to the Social Security Administration database, to death certificates, I see many discrepancies. Most people a hundred years ago did not see the value of accurate record keeping. I also accept record changes unquestioned and unverified. Last, but not least, and very probable, I may have inadvertently miss-type some information.
So while this information is hopefully a good place to start, please cross check and make your best judgment as to what is accurate. I'll be happy update /correct any record's information.

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Please add value to the record. Link other people too it, add information, add pictures. In other words, show there was a reason you wanted the record transferred.

I and others have family we cannot find. Please find a cemetery close to you and spend some time adding graves to Find-A-Grave of people who are not related to you. I helped you, you reciprocate and help others. If we all participate and help each other by building the database, we will all have a great tool. I am donating 1,000's of hours helping you find your history, please spend a few minutes helping others.

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Vine Street is about 170 acres of burials, if you wish a photo and there is no burial location listed, you may have to call the cemetery and obtain it. Then ask that it be added to the FAG record. Otherwise there is little change of fulfilling your request.

I am working by way through the cemetery (attempting )to photograph every stone. But many graves are not marked, the stones are no longer readable, or the marker says Mother, Father, or John. Making it difficult to know who the marker belongs to. Section 12 is particularly tough as most graves are unmarked and the ones that are there are weather warn and unreadable. (Sorry)

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Janna Felix
RE: Kathrina
I have her death card. It says she died from Cholera and dod is Aug 12 1866.

She was born Sep 22 1836 in Hechingen, Zollernalbkreis, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany to Andres Bailer and Rosalia Buckenmayer.

My email is

I can send you her death card and her family's information. I have them traced back a few generations.
Added by Janna Felix on Jun 27, 2014 7:51 PM
M. Ekardt
Fred Ekardt
Please note that 'Lena' Sperber Eckardt is the wife of Fred Ekardt(he changed last name along the way). Julia is his daughter. Thanks! Love the photos!
Added by M. Ekardt on May 17, 2014 9:21 AM
Michael Hernandez
William R. McDaniel, Find A Grave Memorial# 7758830
Hello Mr. Cusick.
I am most interested in gathering info related to the military (Army Air Corps) service of Mr. McDaniel. He served in the same Bomb Squadron (492nd) as did my late grandfather.

I am establishing a database for the bomb group of which Mr. McDaniel and my grandfather belonged (Seventh), and have also created a website where I've displayed photos, documents, etc. that I've collected from others who served with the group.

With your assistance, I'd be pleased to put together a page within the site on behalf of Mr. McDaniel that would honor his efforts on behalf of our country.

Please contact me at:

I hope to hear from you, sir.

Regards, Michael Hernandez
Added by Michael Hernandez on Apr 23, 2014 11:00 AM
Colleen Horn
Edna Elizabeth Mueller
Please change Mother of Edna Marie Horn to Edna Elizabeth Mueller Horn. She is Edna Elizabeth Mueller on Birth Certificate.

Thank you,
Added by Colleen Horn on Apr 05, 2014 4:57 AM
Walter D Golladay
RE: Catherine A Greene Burroughs
No Mike,
I am not related to any of the deceased in Camp Waldschmidt Cemetery.
However, I am a long-time genealogist, historian, author and publisher.
Last June thru August of 2013, I documented and photographed all burials in Kerr Cem, Symmes Twp.
Recently I gave Carol Simms a 5 volume set of books I prepared on Kerr Cem.
Sequenced by Lot and Grave, not by alphabet.
My reference book is the "Hamilton County, Ohio Burial Records, Volume 21, Symmes Township Cemetery Index, 1800s-2012", Edited by Carol Sims and May Remler, in 2013.
In my spare time, I am using this same book to verify, correct and add burial entries in Camp Waldschmidt Cem.
If you would like to work with me on this project, let me know.
When complete, I will turn over my research to Carol Sims.
Added by Walter D Golladay on Mar 29, 2014 2:11 PM
Catherine Cramer
John Zettel
I just checked a newspaper source, and this is the correct John Zettel as his wife's obit has him listed as an architect. Sure wonder why the death dates on the other sources are so different. Again, thanks for any help!
Added by Catherine Cramer on Feb 13, 2014 7:49 PM
Catherine Cramer
John Zettel
I'm doing some research on a Cincinnati architect by the name of John Zettel and I'm pretty sure this is the same guy as the death dates are exact, though every source I look at gives his birth year as 1881. For some reason the site was not showing the photo you have up so I couldn't see if your date of 1867 was actually on the stone. Can you help me? Thanks! If it is actually 1867, I will send the correct info to the other sources. I wonder if perhaps he was interred later, I've found that before. Thanks for your help!
Added by Catherine Cramer on Feb 13, 2014 7:44 PM
Hannah F Kiester
Hi Mike,
Thank you for posting the picture of Hannah's headstone, I really appreciated being able to see it. Here is some info you can add if you like.
Hannah was the daughter of Karl Kuster 1823-1862 and Christina Reuter Jul 18, 1824-Aug 22, 1894 , both born in Prussia, both died in Cincinnati.
When her father Karl died in 1862 her mother Christina married a second time in 1863 to Louis Fehrmann Sr. Hannah was only two and a half when Louis became her step-father. Karl and Christina had four children. All born in Cincinnati.
1. Sophia b. 1848 - 1861 d. unknown
2. Louisa b.1851 - d. unknown
3. Charlotte b. Sep 1859 - Nov 31, 1939 Cincinnati
Married Joseph F. Eiselein.
4. Marie Johanna "Hannah" Kuster.
Christina and Louis had three children together.
1. Mary E. May 20, 1864 - Sep 13, 1915
2. William Ernest Nov 27, 1866 - Jul 31, 1944
3. Charles "Carl" Jun 10, 1868 - Dec 03, 1915
All three were born and died in Cincinnati.
Thanks again,
Added by Marlene on Jan 23, 2014 6:23 PM
Ellie's Grandma
Tarvin family

I am related to the Tarvin family. I am a "double-Tarvin" and a direct descendant of a marriage of 2 first cousins who married.

Are you also related?

"Ellie's Grandma"
Added by Ellie's Grandma on Sep 28, 2013 5:32 PM
RE: Schultz's from Norwood
Here ya go, Mike:

There are birth and death records from Cincinnati; 1865-1912. Not much info is listed, but it may be enough to fill in some blanks. I've found some cool stuff, there. It's a little tedious to search, but worth it!

I'll have a look thru your Schultz's again and see if there's a link!

Added by Rob on Sep 11, 2011 2:06 AM
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