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Todd Whitesides (#47553735)
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Bio Photo A native of Louisville, Kentucky, I've lived since 1998 in the Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood of Covington, directly across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. Much of my research is centered around the history of the Ohio River Valley and the genealogy of its early settlers. My personal ancestry is spread throughout much of this region, confirmed by over thirty years of research, and through DNA testing I verified my ethnicity was mostly composed from Western Europe, Ireland, and Great Britain.

While living in the Highlands Neighborhood of my hometown I used to visit St Louis Cemetery to see the grave marker of my 4th-great-grandparents, Johann Michael Hillerich (1795-1879) and his wife Anna Apollonia Ritter Hillerich (1799-1876), who were from Seckmauern in Herrschaft Breuberg, in present-day Odenwaldkreis, Hessen. Locating their place of origin in Europe was the first such breakthrough in my own research, and I still have the letters received in 1991 from Pfarrer Dr. Karl-Heinz Drobner replying to my enquiries. My grandmother Luetta Crenshaw (1927-1990) supported my interest in our German heritage and together we researched the families of her 2nd-great-grandfathers, Carl Deutschmann (1800-1869) and Philipp Jakob Deußer (1815-1874), both of Charlestown, Indiana. Since moving to Northern Kentucky from Louisville, I've located the grave marker of Maria Ursula Nußbaum Uhl (1805-1891) at St John's Lutheran Churchyard in Camp Springs, Campbell County. She was a maternal aunt of my 3rd-great-grandfather Daniel Götz (1826-1911), both of whom were natives of Ichenheim in Ortenaukreis, Baden. I also came across the marker of cousin Anna Maria Bolz Wiesmann (1825-1889) at St Joseph Catholic Cemetery on Johns Hill in Wilder, Kentucky.

One of my favorite German connections comes through the French ancestry of my 6th-great-grandfather John DeMoss (d. c1815), who was a ferry operator and station keeper at The Point, near North Bend in Hamilton County, Ohio. His great-grandmother Marthe Duval, Madame de Rocoulle (c1655-1741) was a Hofdame and Dame du Palais of the court in Berlin and was the Erzieherin of Friedrich der Große (1712-1786), König von Preußen.
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James (Jim) F. Kelly
Herman Romer
Thanks for finding the duplicate. I deleted the one in St. Joseph NEW.

Added by James (Jim) F. Kelly on May 28, 2017 6:41 AM
Laura Zimmerman
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I want to thank you for all the hard work you have done on Find-A-Grave over the years; I would not have been able to continue with my family genealogy without it. I started this project in 1975 as a genealogical college course and (pre-computer) and pregnant with the first of my four children did not get too far.

Began again in 2012 and was amazed at what the computer had done for genealogy. Began again in January 2017 and my research has exploded.

Native of Wisconsin,

Laurie Zimmerman
Added by Laura Zimmerman on May 27, 2017 10:38 AM
Glenn Wallace
RE: John Lauterwasser
Thank you, Todd! I can link his children to his memorial now :)
Added by Glenn Wallace on May 26, 2017 6:44 AM

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