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drbuck (#46934098)
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Bio Photo Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.

~ Author unknown

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Families we are researching: Buckmaster, Patterson, Wollam, variations of Teatsorth, Falk/Faulk/Falck, Johnson, Lee, Collier, Eschbarger, Orr, Brinton, Thomas, Grau, Hyde, Case, variations of Brandeberry, Richcrick (Reichenbach), Slote, Balken, Ulmstead, Flower, Dick, Graham, Hyatt, and many others.

Also a focus on our American veterans. We have virtual cemeteries for the 31st and 49th Ohio Infantry who fought during the American Civil War, and one for each war the Buckmasters have fought in.

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Jennifer Thompson
RE: Find a Grave photos
My book on the Eighth Indiana has been published in a four volume series entitled, Above Us or Around Us. Volume I: The Story of the Bloody Eighth tells the history of both the three-month and three-year Eighth Indiana Infantry regiments from April 1861 to August 1865. Readers will learn how they chose their motto "Above Us or Around Us," how they earned their nickname "The Bloody Eighth," and what occurred during each battle. They will also learn about the soldiers' family ties, claims to fame, and tragic endings. This volume includes poems about the Battle of Cedar Creek and poems written by James Whitcomb Riley, whose father, uncle, and favorite teacher served in this regiment, and includes regimental correspondence. Volume II: The Men of the Bloody Eighth A-K and Volume III: The Men of the Bloody Eighth L-Z continue the story of the Eighth Indiana Infantry through the biographies of the soldiers and contrabands who served in this regiment. Readers will learn about the regiment's Medal of Honor recipient, the soldier who made and sold the first ice cream cone in the world, James Whitcomb Riley's teacher and relatives of James Whitcomb Riley and Carrie Nation, the soldier who held ten patents for his inventions, and the soldier related to Presidents William Henry Harrison and Benjamin Harrison. Two soldiers in this volume named the town of Windfall, Indiana. One soldier and his brother built the first threshing machine in Indiana. Several soldiers experienced close encounters with death or PTSD, which led to suicide. Some became murder victims or committed murder. These biographies will leave a lasting impression on readers as they learn more about the men of the Bloody Eighth. Volume IV: The Story and the Men of the Bloody Eighth in the News includes the newspaper articles that provide reports during the war and about brigade reunions after the war. The articles also help readers learn about tragedies, special events, and the deaths of the soldiers in this regiment. Readers can also follow a Tennessee murder trial. The men of the "Bloody Eighth" lived up to their motto "Above Us or Around Us" and are men to be remembered for years to come. This series is now available on
Added by Jennifer Thompson on May 26, 2017 8:56 AM
Petoskey History
Ed & Betty Still
Dear Dr. Buck. Thank you for sending another Rx––a big dose of sunshine to brighten our day. Wow! Looking forward to sharing this with our friend "Ms. Zimmerman, and "Ms. Ellenberger" who is also still friends with the Still children (Like Jill.) Ms. Zimmerman's grandfather was the superintendent at the Tannery for many years and Ms. Ellenberger's had family who lived in the midst of the Tannery. Our local historian, Rick Wiles recently wrote a story* about the Tannery. (A few months back..) I haven't had the pleasure of reading it yet but I plan to soon. His stories are all well researched and enjoyable to read. *The stories appear in the Mackinaw Journal. Thanks again for the gift! It made the day!
Added by Petoskey History on May 26, 2017 4:51 AM
Pam Reese
RE: Mabel Clair Cox Buckmaster 24013077
Hello, I have a copy of her death certificate that identifies her father as Benjamin Franklin Fritchle as well as an article about her and her father that I can send.
Added by Pam Reese on May 25, 2017 6:29 AM
Jessie Link
It appears that she is now linked to the correct William Link. Thanks for the message!

Added by OPPSheryl on May 21, 2017 6:16 PM
Margie Pearce
Elizabeth (Sowards) Roop
Could you please tell me where you got the date for Elizabeth (Sowards) Roop? We have been looking for her death date & final resting place for a long time. I notice there is no tombstone picture which surprises me since I have enjoyed the many stone pics you have posted in cemeteries near and far. Thanks for all the work that you do!

Added by Margie Pearce on May 21, 2017 5:08 PM
Barbara Muir
Re your Photos on Find A Grave
Many thanks for the wonderful work you and other Find A Grave contributors do by taking photos of Grave Markers and Cemeteries.. I would like to add your Cemetery photo of the Garfield Cemetery, Engadine, Mackinac, Michigan, USA, to my family tree on I will give you the photo credit eg “Photo Credit: Thanks to “drbuck” Find A Grave Website, photo used with permission.” Many thanks Barb Muir Gillespie – from Australia
Added by Barbara Muir on May 16, 2017 12:00 AM
Petoskey History
Charles "Bud" Wenz
Dear Dr. Buck. What a totally unexpected surprise! Thank you. We'll take good care of him. We knew his twin sisters, Joy and Joyce, better than Bud, but we remember Bud. Good family. Thank you so much! It is nice to see him with his father. One of us had a dream about the twins (joy and Joyce) a few nights ago. That's what prompted us to look up Wenz, and lo and behold, we found Bud. Then after making a memorial for him and then his father, we discovered you had already made one for him. (Hate it when that happens), But I guess we were meant to have Bud after all (thanks to your generosity). Hugs. P.S. I know someone who has a lot of Buckmaster info. Cliff was her father-in-law. He died a few years ago. (I learned the other day he was one of the founders of the college in Petoskey.)
Added by Petoskey History on May 15, 2017 1:57 AM
Petoskey History
RE: Max Smith
Thanks so much! We appreciate it. Cheers!
Added by Petoskey History on May 06, 2017 3:07 PM
Petoskey History
Max Smith
Thanks so much for letting me know. It broke my heart to have to delete him, but I did. The one you created is much better. If you ever decide to transfer him, please let us know. It would be great to have him on "Petoskey History" as he was so much a part of it. In the meantime, I have added your memorial for him in our virtual cemetery. Harder to find for the PHS Alumni, but at least he is there. Thank goodness for Find-A-Grave Virtual Cemeteries! Again thanks. We appreciate you letting us know.
Added by Petoskey History on May 06, 2017 2:30 PM
Barbara Lea
RE: Melvin Montey
Thank you! Now I figure out how to reflect this on his profile in Ancestry!
Added by Barbara Lea on May 04, 2017 8:56 PM
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