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Steve Hanken (#47939880)
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I collect Iowa regimental soldiers graves and currently have a data base of over 6,000 burials. I share all my civil war finds with Sons of Union Veterans and eventually all the information will be posted on their grave registration site.
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 • 444 Memorials Added
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RE: Tobiassen/Tobiason
Steve, Thank you so much for your explanation as to how come the Tobiassen name is spelled differently on the memory pages and the headstones. Would it be possible to put your explanation as a note on Tobias's memorial page so those in later generations are made aware how come the memorial page name spelling is different than the headstone? Are you related to Tobias and Anke? Anke is my great, great grandmother. Her son Ben Behrends is my great grandfather and his second son, Fred (Fritz) by his first wife is my grandfather. I have been trying to research the family more but unfortunately information back in the middle of the 1800's is hard to come by. I have been on the St. John website looking for the 3 missing children of Tobias and Anke. I think Fredrich Michael Tobiassen, baptized in June 1867 and passing away in Nov. 1874 might be one of their sons but am in need of finding some verification. Any information on the 3 missing children would be welcome. Thank you.
Added by CSansenbach on Aug 22, 2016 1:08 PM
R & R
Wm W Burley photo
Thank you so much for taking and posting the photo of the headstone for Mr. Burley!
Have a great weekend.
Added by R & R on Jul 08, 2016 9:03 AM
Memorial# 124832313 Samuel Logan
Hi Steve - You placed a picture of Sam Logan's gravestone on this memorial. The picture shows about 1/4 of a similar looking gravestone to the left. Can you tell me whether that gravestone belongs to a relative of Sam - possibly his wife, Huldah? Thanks.
Added by lewishaus on Jun 02, 2016 4:37 PM
Wladyslaw Kordas
Hiland Leander Frost # 58432492
Re: Hiland Leander Frost (# 58432492)

Steve Hanken, thanks much for your info ("Civil War Service with 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery, Co. B, from GAR record, Samuel Rice Post GAR, Atlantic, Iowa") which I've just added to Hiland's bio. He was first cousin to my Great-grandfather George Henry Frost (# 58216188) who enlisted in the 1st NH Cavalry in 1862 and served during the war, was mustered in troop L, Feb 13, 1864, and went missing at Winchester, VA, Aug 17, 1864. I placed a tintype photo of George in cavalry uniform on his memorial site, to wit.

Given your interest in military, I wonder if you might suggest any avenues of research for possibly locating any photos of Hiland Frost.

Thanks again. Much appreciated.

Wladyslaw (aka "Bill") Kordas (# 47349156)
Added by Wladyslaw Kordas on May 20, 2016 11:48 AM
Gary L. Otten
Thank you very much for the pics of Georg, Arend & Gesche Balster.
Gary O
Added by Gary L. Otten on May 14, 2016 5:46 PM
Kathy Bailey
Joseph Cornelius who died in 1865
Hi Steven fg7498680 Joseph Cornelius was born in Ohio and is on page 82 of civil war Iowa 1st district draft looks like in June of 1865 . He was my great uncle and I do not show him ever married. and died 11-22-1865 which is after the war was over. So as to your question I am not sure why its marked with GAR marker. It didnt say he had been in previous service so I am not sure. When I was looking around there was a Joseph a little older than him that died 1863 from Union County Iowa maybe records were mixed up
Added by Kathy Bailey on May 13, 2016 5:57 PM
William Todd Baldridge
Steve - thanks for the suggestion of adding the Mexican War to his bio. - Dara
Added by DBaldridge on May 13, 2016 4:19 PM
Kathy Bailey
Veteran Info Thank you
Thank you for the information on James Finley Cornelius he is a great uncle I hadnt explored him or his family got down to ggrandson very cool thank you again fg7498676 trying to find all the graves of his children also two were here so looking for others to connect.
Added by Kathy Bailey on May 12, 2016 2:17 PM
Civil War Soldiers from Iow
My great grandfather William J. Huff was in Co H, 20th Iowa Inf. Regt. He left many letters written to his wife during the war which have beeh transcribed into a book.

Billy Huff
Added by BillH on May 08, 2016 3:32 PM
Isaiah Bennet d. 1855 burial Glenwood Cemetery
The GAR probably stands for Governor Authorized/Appointed Representative. Isaiah was a legislative representative for Bellevue Nebraska.
Added by GenNut on Apr 22, 2016 4:31 PM
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