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Del Huggins (#46823179)
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Bio Photo I was born August 29, 1943 in Powell, Wyoming. I joined the US Navy in 1963 and spent 2 years in Southeast Asia in the Philippines and Vietnam. I then attended the U of Colorado for a year and a half under the NESEP program and was then transfered to Europe for 4 years, stationed at Rota, Spain. After that I was sent to Washington D.C. for 4 years. At that time I retired and attended Central State University in Edmond, Oklahoma, where I attained a BS in Mortuary Science. I owned and operated two funeral homes, one in Moline, Kansas, and the other in Sedan, Kansas, for 26 years. I retired from the business in 2001. I am currently residing in Wichita, Kansas, and am an accountant for Wal Mart Corp.

I am married, the father of two daughters. I have traced my ancestry back several centuries and am still in the process of chasing down my brickwalls.

As a former funeral director, I find cemeteries fascinating and love to contemplate past lives and histories of the families there.


I am more than happy to make corrections and add relationship links but am curtailing (not stopping) transferring memorials due to growing misunderstanding of what Find A Grave is about by those discovering the site for the first time. The time members have put into their efforts working together and sharing information is not up for grabs based on same-name surname or lineage and I will not do any of these type of transfers.
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Gene Meier
Augusta Wehner Williams
Augusta Wehner Williams was the sister of William G. Wehner (1847-1928). I am WGW's biographer, and seek contact with the Wehner family historian.//I am writing the first book from the American point of view about 19th century rotunda panoramas. These were the biggest paintings in the world, 50 x 400=20,000 square feet, housed in their own rotundas which were 16-sided polygons. Chicago in 1893 had 6 panorama companies and 6 panorama rotundas. William Wehner of Chicago built his panorama studio in downtown Milwaukee. From 1885-88 he produced 2 units of BATTLE OF ATLANTA, 2 units of BATTLE OF MISSIONARY RIDGE & LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, and 3 units of JERUSALEM ON THE DAY OF THE CRUCIFIXION. My great aunt, Mathilde Georgine Schley (1864-1941) was an artist-model in the Wehner studio. On September 18,2003 I found in the display case of Milwaukee County Historical Society the F.W.Heine diaries 1879-1921. These highly illustrated diaries are the only narrative of a panorama company,that of William Wehner. The diaries needed to be transcribed in German, translated to English, scanned to computer. Michael Kutzer,born Leipzig 1942 like Heine, is transcriber on the Heine diary project. The Bradley Foundation of Milwaukee provided a generous initial grant for the Heine Diaries to be transcribed to German. Also, some 300+ glass plate negatives by panorama artist Bernhard Schneider (1843-1907) were found in an old house in Cedarburg,Wisconsin,which document Wehner's panorama company.MUCH INFO TO SHARE.Gene Meier,1160 Bailey Road, Sycamore, Illinois 60178
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Added by Gene Meier on Jan 18, 2015 9:39 AM
Nancy Miller Catellier
69041549 Soloman Daywitt
Hi do you have any info on my Great Great Grandfather he died young and in Wisconsin when he was born in Indiana. His wife and children end up in Nebraska. I have no idea or story what he was doing in Wisconsin and his stone is large with very little info. Thanks.
Added by Nancy Miller Catellier on Jan 12, 2015 12:46 AM
Allen S Hodder
Camille Marie Ott
I just noticed that a Camille M Ott was Bernard's wife's name also.

Camille Marie Ott who I went to high school with was born 9 Aug 1946 and died on July 19, 1963. She is also buried at the same site.

Section I Site 1092
Added by Allen S Hodder on Jan 11, 2015 10:18 AM
Allen S Hodder
Camille Marie Ott
Camille was Bernard C Ott's minor daughter, and not his wife.

I went to high school with Camille.
Added by Allen S Hodder on Jan 11, 2015 10:05 AM
Ruby Alice Cook
Del: Again I say "THANK YOU". I appreciate your thoughtfulness so much. WISHING YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Added by Max on Dec 16, 2014 10:05 PM
Orville Gene Mills
Del: I give "THANKS" to you for your kindness to help me put my extended family together and for being who you are. Thank you so much for Gene's transfer. Have a nice THANKSGIVING
Added by Max on Nov 23, 2014 10:14 AM
Betty Judy
Robert Lee Morrow
Dear Del,
Could you please link my Grandfather Robert Lee Morrow 19718527 to his father, Thomas Aron Morrow 60743975.
Thank you so much for entering my Grandfather's memorial.
Added by Betty Judy on Nov 12, 2014 9:57 AM
Robert Ernst
Thank You
Thank you for adding my fathers plot site it's really nice to be able to just take a look on here!
Added by Robert Ernst on Nov 04, 2014 9:07 AM
Mary (Lee) McCulley
Find A Grave Memorial# 24117267
Today is Minnie's birthday in Heaven and she was born 02 Nov 1874 if you could put this on her memorial. I would appreciate it....Thank You!
Added by Mary (Lee) McCulley on Nov 02, 2014 10:40 AM
daniel matzke jr
Jacob Murphy 24171101
Hi. I was wondering if you had any other information about Jacob Murphy #24171101. I believe that he is my 3rd Great Grand Father. Anything you have will be helpful. In case your wondering, My Mother's Maiden name is Murphy, Her Father is Edward Dale Murphy, His father is Glenn Curtis Murphy and His father is Benedict Conrad Murphy and he is Jacob's son. Thank you in advance.

Daniel Matzke Jr.
Added by daniel matzke jr on Oct 20, 2014 2:57 PM
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