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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 Posnan, 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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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
RE: Appreciated Tips for Find Photos--hope you like the Shirley Long photo
You are most welcome!
Added by MrsB on Jul 20, 2014 12:51 PM
Appreciated Tips for Find Photos--hope you like the Shirley Long photo
Thanks for the tips! I "shared" them on FB. Hope you like the (3) photos we took in connection with Shirley Long.
When we go graving, we look for the "surrounds", and that definitely includes nearby stones that are similar in appearance, have the same surname, etc. We did this with Shirley's. Incidentally, there was a blank foundation for what we presume is to mark the passing of Shirley's grieving husband.
Added by MrsB on Jul 19, 2014 12:47 PM
Dawna Westbrook
Davis Family
Thanks for the heads up on the Davis family at Mitchellville Cemetery. John B. Davis was the father of my step-grandfather. The only grandfather I ever knew.

It is not often I get updates that are actually tied to my family so I'm tickled beyond pink with the info.

Added by Dawna Westbrook on Jul 14, 2014 6:13 PM
Donna Pelham
Photo request
Thank you for the photo of Alice Lemon's head stone
Added by Donna Pelham on Jul 10, 2014 7:57 AM
Donna Pelham
Photo request
Thank you for the photo of Thomas Lemon's head stone
Added by Donna Pelham on Jul 10, 2014 7:52 AM
Gayle Lambert
Dobb inscription in Indiana
I'd like to thank you for taking the photo of Albert Dobb's gravestone! I have been looking for his death date and place for years and never thought to look in the very place he was married in 1880 as he was residing in Keokuk, Iowa at the time.

I am disappointed that the front of the stone was gone but at least the surname shows up.

Thanks again.
Added by Gayle Lambert on Jul 07, 2014 7:56 PM
Marcy Edwards
Thanks for taking a photo of Clara Darnstaedt's headstone. I really appreciate it.
Marcy Edwards
Added by Marcy Edwards on Jul 06, 2014 1:49 PM
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