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Michael Minnich (#47649232)
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Bio Photo I have been interested in genealogy since 2004. I am retired and live in Gambrills, Maryland. My main genealogy interests are in Western Maryland and S. Central Pennsylvania. My wife is also involved in her genealogy in Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. We visit cemeteries to find our ancestors' stones and markers. I enjoy photographing the monuments.

Main families of interest are Minnich (Minich), Keefauver, Lemen, Harsh and Stone, Craig, Lydic, and Buterbaugh. Others are Johnston, Swonger, Lloyd, and Miner.

If I have made a duplicate, please contact me and it will be deleted quickly. Use edit button to add corrections. Also, since only five free photo spots per memorial are allowed in findagrave, please do not add unnecessary photos to any memorials. Save room for future personal photos from family. Unnecessary photos include close-up photos of the plot number on markers and the cemetery plot signs. The plot number should be entered in the Bio plot section of the memorial not as a picture. Obituaries should be typed in the Bio sect and not added as photos. Transfers may be made if you ask using the EDIT button and also state relationship. You have my permission to use my grave stone / marker photos for your private use. For any use of my family or my rescue-orphan photos please contact me. Hopefully, you will source or link the photos. It never hurts to give someone credit for helping you.

I have been purchasing "orphan-rescue" antique photos with names sufficient to search and find a 'home' for them. Some success has been had. There are photo albums of Hellyers (Seneca F., etc. - PA) and Hopkins (Arthur, Lewis, etc.) that are awaiting family. Please visit my Rescue-Orphans Virtual Cemetery.

A free site to check certain years of Maryland State Archives for death certificate index is


This site is a hodge-podge but you can search Baltimore city and the counties for individuals. It has just name and death date and whether death was in Baltimore City or a county. Sometimes the counties have age. Good Luck. I have been using this to upgrade entries in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

I will try to be a friend to all and will help where possible.

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Cathy Alton
Jasper Darling
Thanks so much for the obit!
Added by Cathy Alton on Dec 08, 2016 9:36 AM
Ronald Walter Tipton
Pete Pupshis
Thank you Michael for taking a photo of my former Army buddie's grave.
Have a great day!
Ron Tipton
Added by Ronald Walter Tipton on Dec 07, 2016 6:39 PM
Jim Henwood
Lillian Smith
Thank you again for your time and the photos
Added by Jim Henwood on Dec 07, 2016 2:31 PM
Jim Henwood
Thank you for your time and great photos
Added by Jim Henwood on Dec 07, 2016 2:30 PM
J Chaknova
Memorial# 125911265
You may receive some obituaries from me at
Added by J Chaknova on Dec 04, 2016 4:08 PM
David Wilmering
daughter of Herman Porst
Anna Schoenwiser memorial 163787427
Husband of Anna is Max memorial 163787200
both are buried with Anna's parents
Added by David Wilmering on Dec 03, 2016 7:31 AM
Norm Schneider
Photo of Eva Mae Martin Gentry
Michael: Thanks for taking the time to take Eva's gravestone.

Norm Schneider
Added by Norm Schneider on Dec 01, 2016 9:54 AM
Caleb Edwards
Simon Minnich
Hello Mr. Minnich,
I saw that you maintain the memorial for Simon Minnich #110009723 and I was wondering if you were related to him directly? I believe that I am descended from his sister and have been trying to find information on this family. If you could help me at all I would really appreciate it!
Caleb Edwards
Added by Caleb Edwards on Nov 26, 2016 9:29 PM
John Otto
Memorial 160864876 for Celeste Gregory
Hi Mike,

Just to let you know:

Celeste's death certificate lists 4 Mar 1854 as date of birth. As you are aware, the 1900 US Census lists Mar 1853.

Also, I have the ProQuest Historical Newspapers copy of the Baltimore Sun death notice. I have on-line access to it through my Enoch Pratt Library out-of-state subscription. Any MD resident with a library card should be able to access the same info for free. It usually has better copies and covers many more years of the Baltimore Sun than GenealogyBank (which I also subscribe to). My copy of the death notice shows age 55 and the death certificate says 55 yrs, 3 mos and 18 days. You have 66? in the bio.

I am going to place a copy of the death certificate on the memorial so you can see it. I'm not sure if Find A Grave allows you to delete photos placed by others. if true, let me know if and when you want it deleted from the memorial.

Best Regards,

John Otto
Va. Beach VA
Added by John Otto on Nov 21, 2016 1:49 PM
Sally Emerson
George Keady
Thank you for the photo - your time and efforts to help others is much appreciated.
Added by Sally Emerson on Nov 07, 2016 7:43 AM
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