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Paul Fantz (#47062859)
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I'm a plant taxonomist in the Horticultural Science Dept. of North Carolina State University. I have taught students 42 years, 34 years at the University level. Taxonomists are plant detectives, sorting clues (plant's morphological characters) to identify unknown plants), classifying plants (plant relationships), nomenclature (various names for one plant), and describing new plants. I also enjoy travelling, bridge, mysteries, suduku, and jigsaw puzzles.
Genealogy provided me the opportunity to play detective in learning our family roots in the two major Fantz/Fauntz lines in America. My grandmother provided me at age 11 some details of our heritage in Europe and family name changes. I have enjoyed talking to other descendants who have provided additional parts of the European story. Also, supported by some earlier American descendants readding the "u" to the name.
I appreciate those who have added gravesite photos to the sites I maintained. I view my recommendation to other sites regarding additional data & family links as a service to others researching their family roots. It makes it easier for them in their searches. Unlike others, I view the data in the sites I maintain as more important than the quantity of sites I have.
Thanks to the originators of this website for their vision and opportunity to add additional names and photos to the site. It is an excellent genealogical resource.
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Hi Paul,

Find A Grave has a new feature for linking.

On your Bio page, click on the EDIT button.

The newest feature is linking spouses and parents. You add the information and it is sent to me (or others) and I accept it.

It's a lot easier for all concered and eliminates duplicate information.

Added by DUVCW on Jun 15, 2014 8:29 PM
Dan T.
Bowsher memorials in Shawnee Cemetery Ohio
Hi Paul, are you still active with Find A Grave? I've sent several edit suggestions concerning the Bowsher Memorial in Shawnee Cemetery (Shawnee/Lima Ohio) and haven't heard back yet??

Added by Dan T. on Mar 03, 2014 12:02 PM
Nora McCombs Egert
Thank you for adding the links for her parents. I appreciate your help.
Added by Ginger on Feb 21, 2014 10:05 PM
Virgil & Hattie Turner
Thank you for the information on the Turners.
I have linked them to their parents.
Hattie died in Polk county, Oregon not in Missouri.
I believe that their son, Edgar Olin Turner is memorial # 33059830
I found Rex Turner on the California Death Index as -
Donald Rex Turner April 3, 1911 S.D. to January 10, 1988 in Lake county, California
I hope that this is helpful to you.
Added by Ann on Apr 18, 2013 7:08 AM
Charles Henry Fantz #104892649
Hello :) I see Charles' grave in both Woodbine and Green Mountain Cemeteries. Are they the same place?

Thank you, cousin!
Added by Bonnie on Feb 13, 2013 2:08 PM
Mike McMullen
John & Ruth (Perrill) McMullen - 87169954
Thank you for the additional information for both of these memorials. If you would like I will transfer Ruth's memorial to you. Also I have a clipping on Ruth's second marriage. Again contact if you would like the transfer and/or clipping.
Added by Mike McMullen on Jan 26, 2013 11:42 AM

Thank you for the information. but some of it is wrong. You have children born in 1852 & 1855 to a Mother born in 1851.

When I transcribe an entire cemetery, I check to see if any one has been previously posted. thus avoiding duplicates.

This is my family. I am related to almost everyone in this cemetery.

When I posted St Matthews, Find A Grave did not have the LINK option. I will attempt to link their 16 children.

Beverly (3rd Great Grand Daughter of Daniel Bowsher 1795-1870)
Added by DUVCW on Jun 22, 2012 8:12 PM
Betty Miller
You have duplicated the Bowsher family by posting them to St Matthews Cem. They are already posted in St Matthew Cem. Check the postings for the cemetery without the s and you will see that they are the same place.

Added by Betty Miller on Jun 22, 2012 10:44 AM
Craig Otta
I finally made the requested changes to the Purvis memorials for Fenton, IL. Sorry for the delay.
Added by Craig Otta on Apr 08, 2012 9:45 PM
John Fredrick Hixson
Thanks for the information on Fred. I have added it to his memorial. Fred was my G-Uncle. I would be happy to share info with you. Tom
Added by cmjttt7 on Mar 30, 2012 9:41 PM
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