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PMS Sillix (#46891836)
 member for 10 years, 5 months, 6 days
Vernon Gibbons
RE: Anne Marie Heits
I removed one, thank you Vernon

Added by Vernon Gibbons on Jul 19, 2017 12:34 PM

RE: Martin Luther Henderson
My email is

Added by Pantherfan on Apr 24, 2017 4:02 PM

RE: Margaret Sillix Photo Credit
Hi Patricia,

It is kind of you to give me credit, and using my Findagrave member number allows others to get in touch with me. I am perfectly satisfied. Thank you for the consideration.

Findagrave is such a good resource, because each member is free to do what they like. Some gather graves by the hundreds of thousands. Some like the hunt & search that comes from answering volunteer requests. Other like the photography. My enjoyment comes from helping other people find missing "puzzle pieces" in their lineage.

I believe the Lozier's were buried in the Lakeville Cemetery, and on my next visit I will try to find them.

Keep in touch. My next project is Barbara Minter Crum, daughter of Martin Minter and sister to Catharine Sillix. That project will take me to Bartholomew County, Indiana.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Added by EddieM on Nov 18, 2016 8:24 AM

RE: Thomas and Catharine Sillix
Yes, I have to assume that Catharine's daughters were fathered by the two husbands. I have always assumed (but did not know) that the older daughter was a Hoffman while the younger was a Sillix.

The last I knew, the Menchey home was still standing in Gettysburg. Ed Menchey was a local potter of some renown, and some of the more knowledgeable collectors in the area can identify his pottery.

Yes, my quest for the Minter line has me taking different routes than others. I have had to excavate a number of tombstones which were "lost." Martin Minter's was one of them. Some I locate with a probe and old notes. Some I find with more advanced equipment (ground penetrating radar.) The problem is that I cannot dig in a cemetery without requesting permission, and this usually involves getting an archaeological excavation permit. Without this, it can be construed as criminal vandalism. Also, it is common to find bits of skeletal remains, so one has to have the respect for the integrity of the site.

My other different avenue of research comes from using DNA. One of my Minter cousins in Phoenix was a retired physician, and he and I set about to trace the DNA lines of each of the Minter children. Astonishingly, we managed to do this.
Martin Minter had two wives, both named "Barbara." Barbara Zepp was the second wife, and she was the housekeeper while the first Barbara was alive. What my cousin and I wanted to know was which children belonged to Barbara #1, and which to Barbara #2. DNA gave us the answer, and it was unexpected. Apparently Martin Minter was fathering children with both women at the same time. From what I am told by historians in the area, that was not uncommon.

Thank you for mentioning the Dozier/Lozier similarities. Offhand I do not recall seeing that spelling, but sometimes the smallest of clue can lead to big finds.

I haven't forgotten the transfer. I am impatiently awaiting an answer from Findagrave.


Added by EddieM on Nov 10, 2016 7:21 PM

RE: Thomas and Catharine Sillix
Hello Patricia,

Nice to hear from you. It has taken me 19 years and two excavation permits to locate Thomas and Catharine Sillix.

I descend from Martin Minter, the father of Catharine, and am the G-G Grandson of Susannah Minter Trine. We are distant cousins

The clues to finding Catharine came from some Longshore descendants and from the Hoffman descendants. Catharine's first husband was Henry Hoffman of Adams County, PA.

As you can see from the photos, I had to excavate the headstone based on a 1920s era survey.

Now things to add: The Shoup Cemetery is actually located in Lakeville, OH, in the northwest corner of Holmes County (about 5 miles NW of Nashville.) It is also referred to as the Lakeville cemetery. The location and directions on FindAGrave are in error, and I attempting to get that changed. It is a long story, but a local person is arguing the matter with me.

To answer your questions: yes you may use the photos on (thanks for asking.) Also I will transfer the memorials to you as soon as I get the cemetery location updated on FindAGrave. Right now they are my proof that I've been there and plotted the location.

Do you know of the burial location for Henry Hoffman? I know where the daughter of this marriage is buried. Mary Magdalena Hoffman married Ed Menchey, and they are buried in Gettysburg, PA.

I probably have more to add but I am traveling right now and my notes are at home.

Kindest Regards,


Added by EddieM on Nov 09, 2016 6:16 AM

Sharon Rudd
Hugh Kennedy
Thankyou kindly for transferring my 4th Great Grandad. Regards Sharon

Added by Sharon Rudd on Oct 15, 2016 5:51 AM

Edward Bryan
RE: Hello
Yep, still at it. Hope you are well and happy.


Added by Edward Bryan on Jun 25, 2016 8:14 PM

Martha Chang
Barbara McCoy Wheeler memoral
Thank you so much for the transfer. I really appreciate it.


Added by Martha Chang on May 16, 2016 6:42 PM

Kathleen Hanrahan
Transfer of #118293058
Thanks for the quick transfer. :-)

Added by Kathleen Hanrahan on Mar 28, 2016 6:46 PM

Robert Gaddis
Thank You for the transfer.

Added by bill on Nov 21, 2015 8:02 AM

Sharon Rudd
Hugh Kennedy
Thankyou for the transfer, much appreciated.

Regards Sharon

Added by Sharon Rudd on Nov 07, 2015 4:44 PM

brown eyes
demetrius newton
Thank you for adding this memorial.

Added by brown eyes on Sep 14, 2013 8:55 AM

Svetlana Bartuli
John Barthule
Patricia, thank you very much for information about Sacramento County Cemetery! So pity that headstones were removed.

Added by Svetlana Bartuli on Nov 26, 2012 10:26 PM


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