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Steve (#47394147)
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Bio Photo Retired U.S. Army Warrant Officer residing in Orcutt, California.

My Virtual Cemeteries.

Union Veterans.
While serving as the Graves Registration Officer for Cochise County, Arizona, for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), I researched Union veterans of Cochise County. This took me all over the United States. Union virtual cemeteries include:
- Members of Tombstone, AZ, Burnside Post, G.A.R.
- Members of Bisbee, AZ, 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

Family Virtual Cemeteries:
Siemsen Kin.
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. (

Schermerhorn Kin.
Deceased ancestors of my maternal line, an old colonial family that dates back to when the Dutch founded New Netherlands and New Amsterdam (now New York).

"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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Lieu. Peel 2nd Cav
Check out this memorial for 2nd CAV Lieutenant Peel who died fighting under Lt. Col. Evans in Utah. You may want to add him to your 2nd CAV CV virtual cemetery. #62181317
Added by Paul on Jun 24, 2015 12:15 AM
James Bianco
Asa H. Stebbins
Thanks Steve for your very quick response. I have likewise linked to the Arizona memorial and added (with full credit to you) the great details you have listed in his bio on that memorial. I hope that is ok! Jim
Added by James Bianco on Jun 22, 2015 9:11 PM
RE: Fort Lowell Burials
They nay well be on the Fort Lowell records, but they are NOT on the Southern Arizona Veterans Memorial Cemetery records.

The problem here is that most of these are partial remains at SAVMC. The rest of them, probably including the names reference that do no appear, can be found at the San Francisco National cemetery. SFN is marked and a person can't have 2 marked graves, hence SAVMC is unmarked. I think the names I marked as not in the SAVMC are probably at SFN. I haven't check EVERY name (yet) but the ones I did check were at SFN.

The historical portion of SAVMC consists of 61 graves. All are marked unknown. Of the 18 California GAR vets, 2 can be associated with a particular grave. Of the other 16, they can be, as a group, associated with 16 graves known to be members of the GAR. There are two unknown infants, 1 named child, one African American soldier (probably NOT Thompson).

Of the 39 remaining graves, 32 can be associated with a particular veteran of the United Indian Wars. That leaves only 7 truly unknown graves, and 10 named people to fill them.
Added by rich on Jun 05, 2015 10:24 AM
Bob Bartell
One of your photos on Ancestry

You created my mother's memorial (Delia Diaz - 94171776) and her husbands and transferred my Mom's to me some time ago. Thanks. Just noticed someone on Ancestry where I do a lot of my work having posted your picture picture of my Mom's headstone. Doesn't bother me but because it bothers some I do not transfer other's photos without permission.

Because it is out there may I now use it on my tree?

Bob Bartell
Added by Bob Bartell on May 27, 2015 5:29 PM
Maria Cota
Thank you so much for the information you have been providing for my family. I have added the information to the bio and will make additional changes moving forward, thank you again...Denise
Added by Alvarado on May 09, 2015 6:07 PM
Don Blauvelt
RE: Isaac P. Allen
Find A Grave 3519260 appears to have been one and the same as the eldest son of Isaac Patten Allen and Elizabeth Cram Fuller.

Have googled as best as possible for information. Do you have other resources available that would provide a bio sketch?
Added by Don Blauvelt on Apr 26, 2015 2:42 PM
Dennis Krebs
Shilling Burials - Smartsville, CA
I believe that Charles Shilling is buried at the Smartsville Fraternal Cemetery, not the Smartsville Cemetery. There are at least four cemeteries in that area but for some reason people have lumped them together even though they are separate and in different locations.
Charles Shilling is listed here but no dates are indicated. I would assume that Alta Shilling was buried at the same cemetery:
Added by Dennis Krebs on Mar 10, 2015 12:18 PM
Winfield Scott's family
Hi Steve,

I finally found the mother of Winfield Scott Fritz!

Susanna Faust Fritz. Her memorial # is 142815175 Vine St. Cem., Hazleton Luzerne Co., Pa

Can you please attached her to her son Winfield Scott's memorial #65816602 at Lone Mountain, Cochise Co. Az.?

Also, I was wondering if you know if his tombstone is in a cemetery or at some other location? I thought I remembered reading it was some kind of memorial temporary grave-sites, but I can't find where I read that. I was hoping you might know! If there is no stone a few of us descendants may put together some kind of lasting memorial for the 4 murdered victims. I'm in So. Cal. so a trip there will be a bit easier then everyone else!

I look forward to hearing from you again.

Added by angiek on Feb 19, 2015 4:05 PM
Gaye Hill
Wayman family of Medora, Indiana
Hello Steve,

I have found some information you have left on Wayman family memorials.

Daughter of William Henry Wayman (1840-1887) and Matilda Parris (1842-1915). Grand-daughter
of Thomas G. Wayman (# 64365736) and Mary Kelly (#64365868)

Because I have yet to verify all the children and grandchildren, I'd love to get in touch with you further.

I am not direct in the family line, it is my late husband's linage, but I still research for our children and grandchildren.

Thank you
Gaye Hill wife of
John Michael Hill s/o
Norma Jeanne Hart Hill d/o
Virginia Rose Wayman Goens Hart d/o
Harriett Elizabeth Wayman d/o
George Washington Wayman s/o
Thomas G. Wayman and Mary Kelly

Added by Gaye Hill on Feb 13, 2015 6:20 AM
Francine York
John Wesley Smith #19497696
Hi Steve,

I would like to use photo/story for John in my family tree. He is my 2nd great grand uncle!

What a write up.

Are you related?
Added by Francine York on Dec 11, 2014 6:31 PM
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