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Todd Whitesides (#47553735)
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Bio Photo A native of Louisville, Kentucky, I've lived since 1998 in the historic Licking Riverside neighborhood of Covington, directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. My primary interest is recording the Grabinschriften of the German immigrants who settled throughout the Ohio River Valley. My grandmother Luetta Deitchman Crenshaw helped to cultivate this interest in our German heritage, and together we researched the families of her second-great-grandparents, Carl Deutschmann (1800-1869) and his wife Dorothea Kern (1810-1869) along with Philipp Jacob Deußer (1815-1874) and his wife Katharina Barbara Schlichter (1821-1877). Through my great-grandfather Henry Lloyd Rogers's family I have for a ninth-great-grandmother Marthe, Madame de Rocoulle (c. 1655-1741), who was a Hofdame at the Berlin court of Friedrich Wilhelm von Preußen (1688-1740) and Sophia Dorothea von Hanover (1687-1757) and was the governess of their son Friedrich der Große (1712-1786).

One of my favorite discoveries shared on Find A Grave is locating the grave site in Norfolk, Virginia of my fourth-great-grandmother Sarah Ann Timberlake Woodfin (1809-1855), who was herself a fourth-great-granddaughter of Thomas Symes (c.1621-1670) and Amy Bridges Symes (c.1624-1662), who were buried in the chancel of Saint Michael's Church at Winterbourne in Gloucestershire, England. Sarah Ann's cousin Maj. William Thornton Timberlake (1789-1857) surveyed what was to become Dixie Highway here in Northern Kentucky. The profile picture above shows my visit to the grave site in Athens, Tennessee of Elizabeth Smith Pendleton Lipscomb (1782-1862), only sister of my fifth-great-grandmother Mary Shore Pendleton Sheppard (d. 1826) of Richmond, Virginia. These two were cousins of Gen. James Taylor (1769-1848), whose home still stands just a short walk from where I work in Newport, Kentucky. Another of their cousins William Armistead Pendleton (1801-1848) was the first court clerk here in Kenton County, Kentucky.

Gathering photos and information on the early pioneers of Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati has become a rewarding pastime. I will happily transfer memorials within Find A Grave's guidelines and beyond that if it seems appropriate, but please understand if I retain a memorial you want if I feel I am a worthwhile custodian.
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Krista Hill
RE: Lucy Nay McQuinn
Yes, that is what I noticed. Just checking. Thanks.
Added by Krista Hill on Jul 14, 2014 9:51 AM
Krista Hill
Lucy Nay McQuinn
Mr. Whitesides:

Yesterday morning I think I noticed my error after the fact, and prior to receiving your notification. I believe I was trying to link Phoebe McQuinn Swift with her parents, was I not?

Krista Hill
Added by Krista Hill on Jul 14, 2014 8:04 AM
Ann Bergelt
SCHEID/Highlands Ceme.
Todd, I got your reply but seem to be having trouble answering directly to that message, so am leaving another.

Would appreciate any information you have on that publication you mentioned about St. Paul Church. I was not aware that generation of Scheids attended there, but Nicholas' grandson Charles Bergelt, was baptized there. I think there may be more family information and pictures.

You are welcome to use my e-mail address directly. I also had problems accessing the site when I tried to sign in, some problem, although my password came back the same.

Thank you for any help. Will be glad to send whatever additional family information you need. Many of these relatives are buried there.'
Added by Ann Bergelt on Jul 11, 2014 3:07 PM
Requesting Permission to use your Tombstone photos of my family members

I would like your permission to use your tombstone photos of my family members.

At this time I'm working on the Thole/Wilken families.

I will source you however you like.

I appreciate your sharing your photos with us.

Thank you,
Sheryl Frazier long
Added by SLong on Jul 09, 2014 11:41 PM
Ann Bergelt
SCHEID/Highland Cemetery
Thanks for the information posted,Todd. I was amazed to see a photo of Johann Nicholas Scheid, my husband's great-grandfather. Where did this picture originate?

Also, even though the marker does say he was born in 1819, the birth and christening records I have say it was 6 April 1820 in Roth Selburg.

And there were other children, including Barbara Margaret (Maggie) Scheid, who married George Bergelt.

I have more information on them if you want to add more to the memorial.
Added by Ann Bergelt on Jul 09, 2014 11:16 AM
Donna Heuer
RE: Heuer Monument
Thank you so very much for these great photos, this is wonderful. I will use them for my family tree and will give you the photo credit. I appreciate your effort. I did not know that Mary Agnus Heuer's first name was Anna, will have to go back and look at the photo again. Thanks again also for creating the memorials and transferring them to me.
Added by Donna Heuer on Jul 06, 2014 1:08 PM
Carol S
Thanks for the awesome photos.
Added by Carol S on Jul 06, 2014 1:05 PM
Funeral Home
Since I am unable to find a death certificate or a full obit for Minerva Tucker I am trying to find her funeral Home record. She was buried by Charles A. Smith in 1910 in Newport. I do not believe this funeral home exists anymore. However, do you know who purchased them or if Smith records are posted anywhere?
Added by Harry on Jul 06, 2014 12:48 PM
Donna Heuer
Thanks so very very much for the awesome photo of J G Heuer's marker. I love the closeup of the inscription, thank you for doing that. I see Andy is on his marker, I will have to look up to see how he fits in. I believe it is a son. Can you get a closeup of his inscription too. May I have your permission to copy this photo for my tree?
I wonder if Maria has a marker too! Thank you thank you again.
Added by Donna Heuer on Jul 06, 2014 9:07 AM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: De La Bere
OK, TAG, you're it! Ancient ones heading your way! :)
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Jul 06, 2014 9:00 AM
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