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Rick Bushong (#47326612)
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Bio Photo Hello!

I first began researching my genealogy in 1980, and published a family book for my line in 1989 (now out of print). My full family tree can be seen at the Website link below.

I love old photographs, and am the recipient of my paternal Great Grandparent's photo albums as well as the Bushong Family Bible.

I am retired now and as long as I have my satellite internet, you can count on me to build memorials and do research. I live on the beach on a deserted part of an island in Belize, so I won't be taking many volunteer photos of stones, sorry to say.

About the Bushong Family
I have charted much of the Bushong Family including the entire 1930 Bushong Census and have published it as a GEDCOM on Roots Web at The Bushong United Family Tree currently has over 5000 Bushong direct descendants, and many other wives and in-laws.

I have identified most of the Bushongs listed on Find a Grave (over 3400), too. To Search click here...
Bushong United Family Tree. If they have a memorial on Find a Grave, it is listed in their "Notes" along with any dates, places and obituaries.

Of course I'm always happy to manage any Bushong memorials. Since the two lines of Colonial Bushongs - Hans and Andreas have been proven with genealogy and DNA analysis to be from the same family, we're probably related.

You don't even have to ask - just transfer any Bushong memorials to me. I'll take care of them until their close families are ready for them.

About the Civil War
In the Civil War my Great Grandfather fought with Co. D of the 21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was captured at the Battle of Stones River, December 31st 1862, and paroled "on the field" the next day. After a year in noncombatant duty, he returned to the regiment and reenlisted to fight for the rest of the war.

I have walked the Stones River Battlefield, where he was captured and also been to Chicamagua and Snodgrass Hill in Georgia, where the 21st fought a desperate stand to help save the retreating Union Army and helped General Thomas to acquire his nickname as "The Rock of Chicamagua".

About the 21st Ohio Memorial
I am especially interested in finding the resting places of the other soldiers in the 21st Ohio and taking care of any Regimental Orphans' memorials, until their families find them.

I have located over 200 memorials for 21st Ohio soldiers and their officers. All ten companies have been linked, first through the Col Jessie Norton Memorial, and then by individual company to the men.

If you find any soldiers you would like added to the 21st Company Rolls, please email me their, memorial number, name, rank and any dates and I'll take it from there and send you any links to paste in.

About Transfers
I do transfer memorials, and if you're related, with few exceptions, will transfer memorials to those more closely related than me. If you would like a transfer of a memorial, just ask for it - use the "edit" tab and the "Suggest any other corrections" link to send me your membership number.

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Gail KM
Captain Isaac Cusac
Hi Rick, Wondering about Captain Isaac Cusac. I believe my gr-gr-gr Grandmother was his sister, but you do not have her listed as a sibling...His number is: 36728165. Her name is Mary Ann Cusac Kelley Mulford, # 36691005.

Thank you! Sincerely, Gail KM
Added by Gail KM on Apr 02, 2016 3:59 PM
Yvonne Reeves Nice
Betty Joyce Bushong
Hi Rick, My cousin, Katherine Bushong Seward, ask me about needing to change her mother's name to Betty Joyce Scott Bushong, she was never a Browning. Her husband is my uncle, Morris Lee Bushong, the stone has it spelled wrong even. Her # 108808463, His #47540449. sure would appreciate it.
Added by Yvonne Reeves Nice on Mar 03, 2016 5:48 PM
Joe Myers
Anna Partlow
I was sent a picture said to be Anna Partlow, son James Gaston Gillilan, his daughter Florence Ann Gillilan, and my uncle, Donald Paul Myers. I can send you a copy.
The last record I have found of James Gillilan and Anna Partlow is the 1900 Census of Pittsburg, Crawford co, KS. Do you have anything more?
Joe Myers
Added by Joe Myers on Feb 01, 2016 11:08 PM
James P. Arrants is buried Brunersburg Cem., Defiance County, Ohio. Plot: Sect. 6 Row 18-P.
I have a list of burials in that cemetery that I received from the Ohio Cem. manager. Thought you might like to change the location.
Thank you
Added by D on Jan 06, 2016 10:45 AM
Theresa Brown
RE: Raydene Dennis
Happy New Years.I didn't realize that Orville had
been married three times.Sounds a lot like my family
lol.I had never given the Bushongs much thought until Marvin Bushong married into my late husband's family.His wife is a cousin of his.If I have any more questions I will be in touch if that is alright
with you.
Added by Theresa Brown on Jan 01, 2016 12:57 PM
Theresa Brown
Raydene Dennis
Question.You say you have done research on the Bushong line right? Well according to obits and other sources Evelyn Raydene was Jesse's full blooded sister.Not a step or half.Just saying.
Added by Theresa Brown on Dec 31, 2015 4:52 PM
Yvonne Reeves Nice
RE: Jesse Bushong
Hello Rick, It has been awhile since I have been back on line but if you still are able to do a memorial for my Mother, Serenia Isabelle Bushong it would be great, as I can not do it yet.If there is anything you need to know email me please, thanks much.
Added by Yvonne Reeves Nice on Nov 20, 2015 9:28 AM
RE: Stone photo in Syracuse Cemetery
I found the right photo, it's posted. Thanks.

Added by Hoby on Oct 23, 2015 5:14 PM
RE: Stone photo in Syracuse Cemetery
Rick, thank's for catching that. Is the one you refer to, Sarah A. 1852-1859.

Added by Hoby on Oct 23, 2015 12:30 PM
Studer - Boschung

From the 4th paragraph of the Studer History:

"The evolution of the name Studer is nicely illustrated by the following story. It involves the poor but proud peasant farmers of the beautiful little country of Switzerland. These poor peasants tilled the rather impoverished soil of the small valleys and hillsides of this often intimidating mountainous country. They eked out a meager living, surviving only through the protection and benevolence of their feudal lords. They fought the rocky soil on their miniscule plots of land, holding on as tenaciously as the many short, stubby, flowering bushes and shrubs which grew amongst the crags and the tors. In Schweisser-Deutsche or Swiss-German, the word for this type of low, ground hugging shrub is called "stude" or "staude". During the time period when everyone (including peasants) was taking a second family name, many of these Swiss farmers found that they could relate strongly to the persistent, stubborn little shrubbery of their homeland. These peasants took its name as their own, adding an "R" to the end of "Stude" personalized the noun and created the name Studer, which meant, quite literally "of the bush"."

Added by Family on Aug 21, 2015 12:09 AM
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