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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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You're welcome.
Added by Diana on Aug 24, 2016 5:00 PM
Marilyn Hankins Kromrey
Hankins genealogy
John Hankins #9414970
My Grandfather, Clyde W. Hankins collaborated with John Hankins Wallace on the Hankins portion of the "Genealogy of the Riggs Family". Do you have any further information on Absolom or his Hankins Line?
Clyde produced hand written information on his g- grandfather John Hankins 1799 PA - 15 Oct 1876, Mifflin Twp & Marseilles Twp Wyandot Co Ohio.
and I would like to document John's ancestors.
Marilyn Hankins Kromrey
Added by Marilyn Hankins Kromrey on Aug 21, 2016 5:59 PM
Michael Zuver
RE: William Hollis
Your welcome
Added by Michael Zuver on Aug 15, 2016 7:22 PM
Joseph G. Benning Sr
Marietta National Cemetery
Thanks for you very kind word. I will be getting the other four grave hopefully tomorrow if it doesn't rain. I got home the other day and found that my camera had changed it setting and screwed up those pictures. Joe
Added by Joseph G. Benning Sr on Aug 07, 2016 5:04 PM
Kevin Frye
RE: Michael Lutes
Always glad to help when I can.

Andersonville Historian
Added by Kevin Frye on Aug 02, 2016 4:44 PM
Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhimer
RE: Gladys Morris

Thanks so much! Have a fantastic day!!
Added by Julie Knox/Graves-Birkhim... on Jul 08, 2016 10:16 AM
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
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