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I joined findagrave in 2005, and I have come to appreciate and tolerate the broad diversity of interests and perspectives that the enormously varied community of findagrave participants brings to this site--from mourners and family historians to cemetery surveyors and preservationists, from ghost-hunters and devotees of the famous and infamous, to those who work to honor veterans.|
I strongly believe that for our unruly and far-flung community to work, volunteers and visitors alike must exercise tolerance, courtesy, and generosity. By and large, I have found this to be the case. I am grateful to and humbled by many volunteers for their amazing generosity and hard work.
I am researching the genealogy and history of a family of German Lutherans from Lower Saxony named Koppelman, who were founding members of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church on Belair Rd.
I've extended my research to all the many families connected to the Koppelmans and to this church. I'm also interested in the history of the Gardenville area of Baltimore, and Baltimore County more generally, as well as the history of German immigration to Baltimore County.
Recently I've become fascinated with German immigrant communities in the Missouri River valley in central Missouri, including St. Charles, Franklin, Warren, and Lafayette counties.
I also collect and research 19th-early 20th c. Maryland photographs and photographers:
And I'm sort of obsessed with finding photos taken by Robert C. Mumbrauer and his son Charles, who had a gallery in Hermann, Missouri for about 65 years:
The Lost Legacy of Robert C. Mumbrauer
Some of my favoriate Maryland/Baltimore Co. resources:
--Loudon Park Cemetery by Candeux
--Maryland State Archives death certificate index database (part of it is searchable, and someday maybe all of it will be);
--Maryland State Archives databases of deeds and other land instruments, mdlandrec.net (currently free with registration);
--Paper index of Baltimore County wills 1850-1925, created by Carol Porter and published by the Baltimore County Genealogical Society;
--Baltimore County Genweb and Baltimore City Genweb websites, as well as the Rootsweb grave transcription project;
--Pratt Library Periodicals Section: free copies of obituaries from Baltimore area papers;
--Howard County Historical Sciety Marriage License Index: Ellicott City had more lax requirements for marriages, so many impetuous couples from Baltimore and environs were married there.
--Washington County Free Library Obituary Locator and Marriage Index:
--US Naval Academy Cemetery Index, complete with photos of each grave
--District of Columbia Deaths 1874-1959 at Familysearch.org: Dowloadable images of many Washington, DC death certificates
--Pricey but indispensable Baltimore Sun Archives, searchable back to 1834
I also have an interest in genealogy of Jews from Eastern Europe, and have done some work for both my own family and others. Jewishgen.org is, of course, my favorite site for help in that realm.
Another excellent site for anyone with forebears in New York is italiangen.org. Their volunteers have put up searchable indices of New York area deaths, marriages and naturalizations that have been invaluable in tracking down death and marriage certificates.
Recently I've begun doing research for friends and relations. Other surnames I've worked on:
-Ravitsky (Bialystok, Russian Poland to New York)
-Hart (New York to Chicago to Pipestone, MN)
-Baumhoefer and Duebbert (Detmold, Wesphalia to St. Charles, Franklin, and Boone counties, MO)
Some favorite research sites for Ohio, Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri:
--Minnesota Historical Society:
--State of Illinois Archives:
--State Historical Society of Missouri:
--Missouri State Archives
--Saint Charles County Genealogical Society
--Saint Charles County Historical Society:
--A hard-to-find but rich project by Ruth Busdieker on German immigrant families and cemeteries in the St. Charles County area:
--Illinois Genealogical Society will get copies of Illinois death certificates after 1916 much more quickly and cheaply than via the State of Illinois site
--Ohio State Historical Society
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|Chuck Lewis||RE: Geissdorfer in Gardens of Faith|
You are very welcome!
|Candeux||RE: Luther M.E. Menkel Grave|
You're quite welcome, as always!
Added by Candeux on May 04, 2014 3:22 PM
|Dennis Healy||RE: Fuldas in Western Cemetery|
yes I will fill the request and get the dates
I forgot to mention that the following people were buried with Christian and Julia Kurrle and do not yet have memorials:
Anna E. Kurrle (1892-1977)
William Kurrle Sr. (1891-1869)
John E. Kurrle (1910-1981)
Margaret Kurrle (1912-1997)
If you would like to create memorials for them, I will upload photos. If not, I will add memorials eventually.
Added by Candeux on Feb 23, 2014 4:32 PM
|Candeux||RE: George & Margaret Klinger|
My pleasure! (Especially with such enthusiastic and appreciative requestors)
BTW, I drew a blank with Eugene Pallhon. I couldn't find anything on him in the Loudon Park records. I checked P112 where his son Charles is buried, but as you know he is not there. Since he was a Civil War veteran I checked the Confederate Hill roster as well as the VA locator for Loudon Park National Cemetery. I'm not ready to give up yet, but it doesn't look good. It's odd to me that his wife is buried in Druid Ridge and he is buried in Loudon Park, but you have a clear indication in his obituary. The only other thing I can think to try is to check for misspelled or misfiled records (not an uncommon problem at Loudon Park). My guess is that he is in P112 with his son, which is the only good reason for him to have been buried there instead of at Druid Ridge.
I'll keep you posted...
Added by Candeux on Feb 23, 2014 4:26 PM
|Candeux||RE: Milton & Florence Fetsch|
You're quite welcome, as always! Sorry it took so long to upload the photos to Milton's memorial. I went out of town just after I claimed it and then forgot about it until yesterday.
Added by Candeux on Feb 17, 2014 6:59 AM
|Michelle||RE: Links in Holy Redeemer|
Ok I think we are all set then! Thanks
Added by Michelle on Feb 14, 2014 3:23 AM
|Michelle||RE: Links in Holy Redeemer|
BArbara Link 15 Sept 1864- 16 Nov 1872
Katie Link 15 May 1876- 17 June 1877
on the same stone
Frederick LInk 8 Nove 1867- 30 Sept 1888
A child's stone nothing can be read
Anna M Link 25 Aug 1833- 15 Feb 1912
John A. Link 9 June 1838- 11 Nov 1919
Katharina Link 6 May 1816- 12 Jan 1892
All section I. All clumped together.
Added by Michelle on Feb 09, 2014 4:28 AM
|Michelle||RE: Links in Holy Redeemer|
I did find more Links in section I if you are interested
Added by Michelle on Feb 08, 2014 4:35 PM
Thank you for checking on Frederick. I will add memorials for his family when I get some time.
I am working through the Oaklawn list when weather permits (we keep getting snow, freezing ice and dropping temperatures, with warm dry days mixed in.) Oaklawn is several hundred developed acres, so I have to go to the office for each name, and they will only allow two names per visit/day, and then you have to sit around and wait for someone to do the look up, so it's time consuming.
Added by Debbie on Feb 08, 2014 8:03 AM
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