Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Debbie (#47879315)
 member for 4 years, 8 months, 18 days
[Add to MyFriends]
Bio and Links
Bio Photo I enjoy "meeting" new people at well as elsewhere. ;-)
Pedigree surnames on my MOTHER's side of the family include:

Kyle / Kiles / Coil / Coile / Kiehl
Suverly / Suverley

...and on my FATHER's side of the family:

Böhm / Boehm
Dörr / Doerr
Toppe / Toeppe

Many of my father's ancestors immigrated from Katharinental, Landau, & Speier (Speyer) of the Beresan District, Cherson Oblast, South Russia. Today, the land of our German-Russian ancestors, is called "Ukraine".


Germans From Russia:

".....Originally recruited and welcomed into Russia in the 18th century, when they were promised the practice of their own language and religions, and exemption from military service, the German people found increasing hardship. With changes in Russian politics, the government took back some of the privileges granted; economic conditions grew poor, and there were a series of famines. These conditions led to German mass migrations from Russia.

.....After the 1917 Revolution and the rise of the Soviet Union, and particularly under the leadership of Joseph Stalin, conditions for the remaining Germans in Russia declined considerably. The rise of Nazi Germany, with its concern about ethnic Germans in other lands and proselytizing the German volk, led to suspicions of any German within Russia. In 1932-33, the Soviet authorities forced starvation among the Volga Germans, seized their food claiming famine in the rest of the Soviet Union and ordering the breakup of many German villages.

.....After the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, Stalin ordered the deportation of Russian Germans to labor camps in Siberia, as he was suspicious of potential collaboration with the Germans. In some areas, his forces attempted to bulldoze the German churches, and reused their tombstones for paving blocks. Many Germans in the Americas sent donations back to their communities, but others permanently lost contact with their relatives during the social disruption of the famine and Stalin's Great Purge, followed by World War II."

Source: Wikipedia, Germans from Russia


"The German is like a willow.
No matter which way you bend him,
he will always take root again."
~ Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn


Fellow Genealogists: Please FEEL FREE to utilize any of the tombstone photos I have photographed -- as well as the info contained within the memorial.

Few (if any) of them have any exclusive / artistic value which might be covered by the INTENT of the Copyright Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Most photos & memorials are ineligible for copyright & therefore in the public domain, because they are not a "literary work" or other protected type in sense of the local copyright law.

Facts, data, & unoriginal information which is common property without sufficiently creative authorship in a general typeface or basic handwriting, are not protected by copyright.


I kindly ask, though, that you cite my name as:

Source: Debbie, Contributor #47879315, Find a Grave

 Contact: Leave Public Message
Contributions to
Find A Grave
 • 6,510 Memorials Added
 • 6,700 Memorials Managed
 • 26 Memorials/Week
 • 8,345 Photos
 • 24 Photo Requests
 • 13 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 7,623 Virtual Flowers
 • 6 Virtual Cemeteries
 • 90 Fame Ratings
 • 45 Sponsorships
 • 185 Friends
Search Contributor's Records

First NameLast Name

Virtual Cemeteries
Boehm (279)
Geiger (74)
Korean War Casualties (19)
Schultz & Lee (136)
Stein (192)
Suverly (285)
Find A Grave Friends
4ever Nanny, Allene Brewer R..., Ancestral Sleut..., Andy, Angela Cable, Angie Robinson, AnisahD, Anne Oppegard, Annette Kisser, Annie Duckett H..., Anonymous, awinak, Barb Jones, Bear Hugs, Beverly Johnsto..., bhaskins, Bill Cox, Bill M, Blanch Flanigan, Bob & Sue, [View all Find A Grave Friends...]
Messages left for Debbie (4)[Leave Message]
CJ Jackson
Carranza at Holy Cross
Thanks for letting me get 2# credits for my work. They are together in grave space 7.
Added by CJ Jackson on Mar 21, 2017 10:03 PM
Brian Backes
RE: Andy Bryce Pederson
I think I remember that cemetery. I recall the grass being quite tall and several trees. I uploaded all the photos I took and I would have photographed all the gravestones I saw. I see there are quite a few that do not have photos and with the tall grass some quite likely were missed. Did the video you have show a gravestone? My experience is that most of the infant graves are unmarked, so I would guess that is the case with this one too, but who knows.
Added by Brian Backes on Jan 08, 2017 1:04 PM
RE: Baby Book for this infant found in Colorado Springs
Thank you, Debbie! Hopefully we'll find someone to send this once treasured baby book to!

Take care!
Added by KJ on Jan 04, 2017 9:56 AM
Carol Braxmeier Hulsey
Margareta Gress
I was going through my Dad's, Luke Braxmeier, birth certificate ( 1917) and saw that Margareta Gress and Thomas Stebner were the sponsers. So how is Margareta Gress related to you? Please get back to me. Thank you.

Added by Carol Braxmeier Hulsey on Jul 27, 2014 2:50 PM

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service