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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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M. Ekardt
RE: 81517238 George Ekardt
Yep, I agree. Records from the past can be very confusing; death record says one thing, burial records another.
Added by M. Ekardt on Feb 12, 2015 4:11 PM
Darlene Garrison
RE: Johanna Meineke

Located her maiden name on
Steve Meineke was working on the family line. Johanna's id# on family search is LZ8S-J7R.

Have a great day,
Added by Darlene Garrison on Oct 20, 2014 8:28 AM
Colleen Horn
Philip Stang
Philip Stang memorial 71983612 correction. I have been doing some research on the Stang family thru Edna Horn. I was looking at your memorial an seen the death date is wrong it should be 1957 and on your photo it has 1957. In the Ohio Marriages 1800-1958 his Father is listed as Philip Stang and Mother Anna Cooper. He married Hattie Ganyon on Aug 14 1901.
Also he is living in 1930 census.

His Father is Philip Stang Sr. He is also buried at Vine Street Hill cemetery per death certificate. Date of birth May 9 1853 - date of death May 10 1923.
Also on death certificate has wife Anna Stang.
information found on Ohio death records 1908-1953.

information can be found on family search.
Thank you.
Colleen Horn

Added by Colleen Horn on Oct 12, 2014 12:15 PM
Karyl Schmidt
Surname Correction for Jacob Kiem
Thanks so much for taking a photograph of Jacob Kiem's stone and creating his Find A Grave entry. I had been searching for it. He was the husband of my great grand aunt Mary Schmidt Keim. Although his stone has the surname as Kiem, all of his family members and he as well in his census records and city directories has his last name as Keim. Would it be possible to change his entry in Find A Grave#78588061 to Keim or if that is not possible to cite it as Keim (Kiem)? Thanks so much. Karyl Schmidt.
Added by Karyl Schmidt on Aug 25, 2014 7:15 AM
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
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
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