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Kurt Riegel (#47698588)
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Bio Photo I am a gravestone conservator, owning a small business that deals will the restoration and cleaning of historic gravestones and take great pride in fixing every single stone we take on. I am also a local history maniac, who has a hobby (some may call it an obsession) of finding and visiting old cemeteries, especially small, rural plots. If I have a memorial of someone that is in your family or very close to you, I would be more than happy to transfer it to you. Also, if you have any extra information for any memorial I have, please feel free to send me an email. I will update the memorial very quickly. (I secretly love getting added information or corrections to the memorials I upload.)

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Jay Rarick
Jacob Lewis Reigle
Hello [distant] Cousin!

You left a "flower" on Jacob L. Reigle's memorial indicating that you are his 4x great grandson. I am the 2nd great grandson of his older brother, Daniel J. Reigle.

I think that makes us 4th cousins, twice removed, or something along that line...

I have been documenting the military history of the Civil War veterans of that immediate family. Do you have any background on Jacob? I would be interested if you have any family photos or other information I could capture for my family tree.

Also, if you are interested, I would invite your attention to the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW) organization.

Formed in 1881, they are the heir and legal representatives of the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) which was the principle Union Civil War Veterans' organization. The VFW and American Legion are patterned after the G.A.R. Many of our ancestors of that generation were members of the G.A.R.

If you would like more information, the national SUVCW web site is located at, or please feel free to contact me.

In Fraternity, Charity & Loyalty,

Jay A. Rarick
Past Camp Commander
Irish Brigade Camp No. 4, SUVCW
Fredericksburg, VA
Added by Jay Rarick on Oct 17, 2016 7:28 PM
Kevin Banta
Please remove your photo
Please remove your photo from Find A Grave Memorial #114271544.
Added by Kevin Banta on Oct 08, 2016 11:50 AM
deborah wells
Joshua Wells
Kurt ,do you know anything more about who Joshua Wells 34 yrs old died in 1822,like who were his parents, and do you know where Asa wells dod 1841 grave is (Rev. War soldier), thanks for you help,debbie wells
Added by deborah wells on Sep 24, 2016 4:21 PM
Bruce Wolcott
Ebenezer Green photo

Thanks for the gravestone photos. I was pretty sure I'd get a quick response for a veteran, especially a Revolutionary War veteran! He was the brother of a direct ancestor of mine. Again, thanks!

Bruce Wolcott
Added by Bruce Wolcott on Aug 26, 2016 3:30 PM
Jeanne Aagaard
RE: Photos
You're so very welcome it Was my pleasure
Added by Jeanne Aagaard on Aug 20, 2016 6:42 PM
Thanks for the heads up

Information has been sent to original and
my accidental duplicate has been deleted.

Added by ErgoSum on Aug 19, 2016 6:16 AM
Marianne Mangels
John McHarg Coffin
There's no wife listed for him - is there any chance is wife was Lavenia SHEARS Coffin (1799-1847)?
She's buried at Acra Cemetery; he's not listed there...but he was still alive in 1871 in Victory, Cayuga, NY - P.O. Bethal Corners, NY.

I'm having a really hard time tracking down these relatives! They're my g'grandparents.

Marianne Mangels
Added by Marianne Mangels on Jul 13, 2016 12:41 PM
Betty (South) Young
Unreadble Headstone of Relatives

I am trying to get an idea of the inscriptions of George E. and Nellie (Whitaker) Newton's Headstones-they are Buried at St. Peter's Graveyard in the city of Bainbridge in Chenango County in the State of New York.

Is there someone who might be able to help me-even if I could just get the inscription on the Headstone/s-it would really help me.

If you could please send me an e-mail at this address ( and let me know-I would greatly appreciate it.

Thank you,

Betty (South) Young

(I'm a "Find A Grave" Member and have been for many years).
Added by Betty (South) Young on Jun 10, 2016 5:17 PM
prairie plains
Thanks much for posting updated info on the Ostrander memorials.
Added by prairie plains on Jun 05, 2016 6:21 PM
RE: William Wheat
This could be one I found duplicated in another cemetery? Not sure now. Look for name and dates in another cemetery? I have found a few where duplicates are in different cemeteries; don't remember on this one. Thanks for the help.
Added by YellowRoseTX on Jun 02, 2016 2:27 PM
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