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Steve (#47394147)
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Bio Photo Retired U.S. Army Warrant Officer residing in Cochise County, Arizona.

My Virtual Cemeteries.

Union Veterans.
As the Graves Registration Officer for Cochise County, Arizona, for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), I research Union veterans of Cochise County. This takes me all over the United States. What I find that is not already posted I share with Find-A-Grave. Union virtual cemeteries include:
- Members of Tombstone's Burnside Post, G.A.R.
- Members of Bisbee's Kehoe/Stebbins Post, G.A.R.
- Officers who served at Fort Mason, Arizona Territory, during the Civil War
- Veterans of the Native California Cavalry (a Spanish language Civil War regiment)
- California Volunteers during the Civil War

"Siemsen Kin" Virtual Cemetery.
Deceased members of the Siemsen-Neuhoefel-Lemburg clans that originated in Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. To recall Dithmarschen's years as an independent republic (1227-1559) the Dithmarschers used to inscribe 'Ditmarsia Libera Fuit' (Latin: 'Dithmarschen was free') on buildings, boundary markers, pottery, and grave stones. I have included it at the bottom of memorials for those who were born in Dithmarschen. (

Casillas-Lugo Virtual Cemetery.
"Hey, what about my family?" OK, dear, here they are! Many of them were early Hispanic pioneers of (Alta) California and Arizona (pre-1848).

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RE: Robert Swan
Should you care to see them: Upon digging through floppy discs of all things, I found the individual stones for Robert and Sallie Swan. These were placed at the foot of the graves, in addition to the large marker with both names. Glad I still had them.
Added by Janet on Jul 29, 2014 5:08 PM
Thanks for your suggestion. I always try to make the name match the marker, so I settled on moving the "de" so it would not infer with a search.
Added by Norma on Jul 28, 2014 6:16 AM
Pam R.
James Downer and D.C. Downer, Condon, Oregon
I found their parents' on Find A Grave also and made the links to them:)

Pam R.
Added by Pam R. on Jul 16, 2014 7:49 AM
Pam R.
James S. Downer, Condon, Oregon
Thanks for the great bio, Steve. Your "work" is excellent. How do you decide who to research other than Union soldiers?

Pam R.
Added by Pam R. on Jul 16, 2014 7:43 AM
Betty Patterson
George W Eastman
Got your message and input all the info.
Thank you!
Betty Patterson
Added by Betty Patterson on Jul 13, 2014 5:45 PM
Misty & Company
Moved as requested please delete dupe.
Bernardino Lopez.
Link to memorial:
Link to contributor profile:
Email address of contributor:

Their suggestion:
He is buried in Cienegitas, where the grave marker that appears on this memorial
is also located. Move him there and I will delete my duplicate.

Added by Misty & Company on Jul 11, 2014 6:42 AM
Captain Knyphausen Geer
Dear Steve: I have added a new and improved version of Captain Knyphausen Geer's lot shot. You may wish to reshuffle the deck. Kind regards, Bridey Light
Added by BrideyLight on Jul 10, 2014 11:22 PM
Sharon Lavash Hawkins
RE: Henry Ames Grave Photo
You're welcome - I've also added the pics to Martha and Philander's memorials.
Have a great day!
~ Sharon Lavash Hawkins
Added by Sharon Lavash Hawkins on Jul 09, 2014 12:15 PM
Rivas reminder
Steve, I just read the link suggestion of Fransisco Rivas to his father that you sent ages ago, thank you for that, it was very important to me. I've linked them , and will continue to look for more information.
Added by Michelle on Jul 06, 2014 9:03 AM
Captain Knyphausen Geer Edits still pending
Dear Steve: My pending edits file shows three edits I have sent to you for Captain Knyphausen Geer are still pending. Please check your personal Edits tab on your member page, which tab is directly under your member name. Thank you and kind regards, Bridey Light
PS! I have shared the extensive Civil War and Indian War information you sent to me with several people already, and all were happy to know the details.
Added by BrideyLight on Jul 03, 2014 8:51 PM
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