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RL (Bob) Nielsen (#47036655)
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Bio Photo Family history research has been an on-again, off-again hobby for the past 30 years.
My immediate ancestral family surnames include Nielsen, Biel / Biehl, Pittman / Pitman / Bittmann and Witzke.
Geographic areas of particular genealogical interest to me include Shenandoah County, Virginia; Harrison County, Indiana; Cass County, Nebraska; Wabasha County, Minnesota; La Crosse County, Wisconsin; Framersheim, Germany; Rabenholz, Germany; Oering, Germany and Bydgoszcz, Poland.


My photos are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. In other words, you may copy any of the photos I post on Find-a-Grave as long as you 1) cite me as the source of the photo(s) and 2) do not edit the photos in any manner. Thanks.

I understand that FaG's Terms of Service allow the re-posting of FaG photos to other FaG memorials, but common courtesy dictates that you acknowledge the original photographer in the caption of the re-posted photo. Thanks.


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Bethel Cem
You had taken some photos of a very small cemetery located in Warren County, Indiana in 2010. I am so grateful that you did. I noticed that there were 80 some graves there but only about 40% or so were photographed. My husband and I went today to see if we could get some of the remaining photos.
After visiting today, now I know why. The majority of the stones if still standing were worn so badly you could even trace the letters that were once there.

I just wanted to thank you for getting there before me. Because of you at least my ancestor's stones is recorded. I'm sure I speak for many more people that feel the same.

Added by middy on Sep 02, 2017 6:22 PM
C Proctor
Cold Friday and Greenbrier Cemeteries, Harrison County, IN
Dear Bob Nielsen,
I am Cheryl Proctor and we have corresponded before about your pictures that are GREAT.

So now it is with deep regret I must report that Cold Friday Cemetery and Greenbrier Cemetery have been seriously vandalized. Very few stones were left untouched. This was discovered Thursday night and I have been to those cemeteries yesterday with Sean Engleman of the Harrison County Cemetery Restoration Team.

There will be an ongoing investigation of the malicious acts of heavy vandalism. If you have any pictures of any of the stones, etc. in addition to what you have posted on Find A Grave, I hope you will send those images by e-mail to me. This will aid in the investigation (and hopefully the restoration of these cemeteries).

Since you have contributed such excellent pictures for these two cemeteries, they will be gladly used (with your permission) to aid in the reconstruction of the stones and for their proper placement in the cemeteries.

Respectfully, Cheryl Proctor

Thanks for your help.
Added by C Proctor on Aug 25, 2017 11:12 PM
Melba Francis
Bob, After looking more, I see that Hugh who was born in 1846 was Rosena's son... but I guess the question is Sarah M. really Rosena's sister as you have in the Memorial for Sarah M. I suppose it is possible that she could have been adopted. I know some things don't get captured in the history documents.

Thanks again for any clarification. Melba
Added by Melba Francis on Aug 15, 2017 2:38 PM
Melba Francis
Rosena and Sarah M. Sonner
Bob, I am curious on where this information was obtained. You do not show Sonner or Fleshman as one of your 'family' names. If Sarah is indeed a sister to Rosena or Rosana, and they both married Fleshman's, probably brothers. I am curious as to why Hugh's birthdate is listed as 1846. That would make him years younger than Sarah possibly is if she is Rosana's sister. All of Philip Sonner's children were born around 1800-1810.

Thank you very much for helping to clarify this for me.

Added by Melba Francis on Aug 15, 2017 2:31 PM
Samuel Craw
Please transfer you close up picture for Samuel Craw, 28109498, headstone to his other record, 28109491. Record 28109498 is a duplicate record controlled by an inactive user and I am asking Find a Grave to delete it. Thanks for your time and work.

Added by Dan on Jul 22, 2017 12:12 PM
Richard Craw
Please transfer your picture of the full, tall, monument for Richard Craw, 28109497, to the record for Richard Waller Craw, 28109493. The first record is a duplicate and the owner is no long active and I am asking Find a Grave to delete it. Thanks for your time and work.

Added by Dan on Jul 22, 2017 12:05 PM
Mel Davis
Schwartz/Bretz Memorial
Hi Bob,

If you don't mind, I will also take Gertrude Schwartz - Find A Grave Memorial# 69804246 - Her maiden name was Bretz.
Also her husband, Anthony Schwartz -Find A Grave Memorial# 69804246.


Mel Davis (#49103460)

Added by Mel Davis on Feb 12, 2017 12:21 PM
Mel Davis
RE: RE:Bretz memorial
Thank you so much!

Added by Mel Davis on Feb 11, 2017 8:39 PM
Mel Davis
RE:Bretz memorial
Hi Bob,

I would be happy to take any of the Bretz memorials.

Thank you,


Mel Davis (#49103460)
Added by Mel Davis on Feb 11, 2017 12:42 PM
Mel Davis
Memorial transfers
Thank you!

Added by Mel Davis on Feb 11, 2017 9:21 AM
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