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Debbie 💜 (#47879315)
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Bio Photo I enjoy "meeting" new people at cemeteries, as well as elsewhere.

...Pedigree surnames on MOTHER's side of family:
Kyle / Kiles / Coil / Coile / Kiehl
Schultz / Shultz
Suverly / Suverley

...and on FATHER's side of family:
Böhm / Boehm
Dörr / Doerr
Toppe / Toeppe

Many of my father's ancestors immigrated from Odessa, Katharinental, Landau, & Speier of the Beresan District, Odessa & Cherson Oblasts of 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."
Sources: Wikipedia, Germans from Russia
and Roll Intl, 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, that you cite my name as:
Source: Debbie, Contributor #47879315, Find a Grave

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Messages left for Debbie 💜... (7)[Leave Message]
Shirley Jacobchick
I noticed you have an interest in the family name Corbin. Would have any information on where a "Ben Corbin Jr." would be buried? He was born in 1863. Thank you
Added by Shirley Jacobchick on Oct 16, 2017 5:40 PM
Grane Peterson
We walked the cemetery and found no Grane Peterson but we did find a Grace D Peterson born and died I'm guessing March 6, 1932 since that is only date on monument. I'm sure this is the one you were looking for and more than likely was a typo. I took the pic just didn't post it. Wayne
Added by Wayne on Sep 26, 2017 5:48 PM
Debbie, I'm family of the Vikander's (from Sweden) and would like to get in touch with you..
Email me at:
Added by sandrac86 on Sep 06, 2017 3:18 AM
Richard Jordan
RE: Clemons F. Schaaf
Thanks for the info and quick response. It is working with members like you that makes F.A.G. a great place.

I noted the sire name Haas in your bio. I have several relatives named Hass. I am very positive they have been in NC for a 100 years but don't know if one wondered off to ND?

Added by Richard Jordan on Aug 26, 2017 4:50 AM
RE: John Andrew Suverly
Can you add me to your friends list? Since we are distant cousins so to speak. Laura Suverly was my Great Grandmother. Thanks Rose
Added by Rosie on Jul 11, 2017 11:05 AM
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
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

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