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RL (Bob) Nielsen (#47036655)
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Bio Photo Family history research has been an on-again, off-again hobby for the past 30 years.
My immediate ancestral family surnames include Nielsen, Biel / Biehl, Pittman / Pitman / Bittmann and Witzke.
Geographic areas of particular genealogical interest to me include Shenandoah County, Virginia; Harrison County, Indiana; Cass County, Nebraska; Wabasha County, Minnesota; La Crosse County, Wisconsin; Framersheim, Germany; Rabenholz, Germany; Oering, Germany and Bydgoszcz, Poland.


My photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. In other words, you may copy any of the photos I post on Find-a-Grave as long as you 1) cite me as the source of the photo(s) and 2) do not edit the photos in any manner. Thanks.


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Messages left for RL (Bob) Nielse... (233)[Leave Message]
Richard G. Burnett
Geneva & John Heinzelman
Thank you very much for thking the time to take photos of aunt Geneva's headstone along with the one for husband John Heinzelman
Richard G. Burnett
Added by Richard G. Burnett on Aug 21, 2014 7:09 PM
Floyd Pittman
Hello again,

In reply to your second contact;

I did not take the original photo of the Pittman's headstone, and therefore I do not "own" that photo and I do not have the rights to publish that photo by copying and posting it on my Pittman memorial(s) on Find A Grave.

The other idea you proposed about Floyd's burial is an unknown. That is, who is to say exactly where his body is actually buried? It appears the simple fact is ... the marker you brought to my attention is a cenotaph and/or the memorial I posted is a cenotaph and therefore, both are valid (regardless of the actual final resting place) according to the Find A Grave rules and guidelines copied and posted directly below.

"What is a cenotaph? How do I have a memorial designated as a cenotaph?

A cenotaph is a tomb or a monument erected in honor of a person or group of persons whose remains are buried elsewhere. It can also be the initial marker for a person who has since been interred elsewhere.
To add a cenotaph, create a memorial just like any other. Then email with a link to the memorial and a message to mark it as a cenotaph."

Hopefully this will address your concerns....

Added by acousintoo on Aug 18, 2014 11:49 AM
Floyd Pittman
Hi Bob,

There appears to be two different markers for Floyd Pittman. The one I listed for him has him sharing a large, fancy, standing, double-stone with his wife Pauline (I can't post the photo of it because someone else owns it). In any event, I made a note on the memorial I posted for Floyd and provided the marker number for the other Floyd Pittman memorial you told me about.

Thank you.
Added by acousintoo on Aug 17, 2014 7:38 PM
Simler gravestones
Hi Bob,

Thank you so very much for taking the time to get these tombstone photos for me. I truly appreciate your kindness!

Added by dingwall on Aug 03, 2014 11:23 AM
Sara Fielder
One more thing
I did not forget to site you as the source when I uploaded your excellent pictures to my family tree. Thanks again. Your friend, Sara
Added by Sara Fielder on Aug 03, 2014 8:33 AM
Sara Fielder
Thank you so very much Bob for taking time out of your day to go to the New Amsterdam Cemetery to photograph the Moyar family gravesites. I truly appreciate your servants heart! Friends, Sara
Added by Sara Fielder on Aug 03, 2014 8:31 AM
ronald conrad
Albert Mauck
Thank you for the headstone photo of Albert. It is very much appreciated. Also i see you added Alice Faye Mauck funeral home marker, it also is appreciated. Have a great day.
Added by ronald conrad on Aug 02, 2014 9:42 PM
Lisa Bennett
Looking for Anni Kuchinke
My great grandfather's niece was Anni Kuchinke. I'm pretty sure that was her married name.
When he died in 1968 in Germany her address was listed as 39 Neutr. Recklinghausen.
I don't know but think her maiden name may have been Gatzke.
I see you have a connection to some Kuchinkes through the Nielsens.
When I google Kuchinke and that address it comes up with Norbert Kuchinke
Do you think you can connect some dots for me? Or not?
Thank you
Lisa Bennett
Added by Lisa Bennett on Jul 30, 2014 9:16 PM
Allen Grasser
RE: Alice & Frances Schwering Memorial

I am interested in the following Schwering family members that you memorialized at St. Denis Cemetery, specifically:
1. Alice M. Schwering #75636943
2. Frances Schwering #75636960
3. Leo Schwering #75636389
4. Barbara Schwering #75636408
5. Freda M. Schwering #75636768

If you are willing to transfer, I could add additional information to their memorials.
Thank you

Concerning your Biehl family from Nebraska, I have no connection to Nebraska. My relatives settled first in Philadelphia around 1848 and then relocated to Niles, Michigan; later to Chicago, Illinois & Rock Island, Illinois. Their name was originally Buhl, then they changed it to Biehl once they came to the U.S. In Germany they came from Freigericht-Horbach, Kreis Gelnhausen, Kurhessen, Prussia, so they were Hessians. I hope this helps you.
Thanks, Allen
Added by Allen Grasser on Jul 30, 2014 1:13 PM
Allen Grasser
Alice & Frances Schwering Memorial
Hi Bob,
I thought I'd reach out to you about the memorial that you created for Alice & Frances Schwering. They were actually two sisters that were buried together and not husband and wife. "FRANCES" is actually the female spelling for that name. The male version is spelt "FRANCIS". I sent you an edit to link both of these sisters to their parents. Please approve this. Thanks, a Schwering family researcher.
Added by Allen Grasser on Jul 30, 2014 4:31 AM
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