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WMF - Karl & Lisa Wittstruck (#47719553)
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Bio Photo Wittstruck Memorial Foundation (WMF):

Any contributions (pictures or notes) I am able to make available can be used in your best interest.

Granville, North Dakota ~ My wife has come to understand my obsession for recording headstones, uncover Markers and link lost family members. We have dug four to six inches in the ground for some and survived the bushes for others. We have learned together what tools we need to carry besides a camera. We feel it is a way of showing respect for those just found for their family and friends that are to far away to do this themselves. Lisa and I enjoy the time together as well.

My obsession started when I returned from Beirut in 1983 (Operation Peacekeeper – U.S.M.C.). Seeing the bodies of those left in the streets is what gave me the passion to do what I can for the families of loved ones here at home. Thus started the beginning of the Wittstruck Memorial Foundation. Some of the stories are indeed sad, but most are uplifting if not funny. All are satisfying to say the least.

KARL'S LINAGE (Through Julius Hermann):
Dorothea Friedericke was born on August 17 1800, in Wittenburg, Ellershagen, Brandenburgh, Prussia.

Dorothea left Hamburg, Germany aboard the ship named "Main" bound for America. The Ship "Main" where of P.H. Haack was the Master (Captain), from Hamburg, Germany weighed 1047 tons. She and her children arrived in DISTRICT OF NEW YORK - PORT OF NEW YORK on 10 September 1857.

Dorothea's Husband:
Johann "John" Joachem Wittstruck,
Mr. Johann "John" Joachem Wittstruck, was born in 1793 and died 1849, buried in Prussia. John served in the war under Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher against Napoleon Bonaparte from 1813 to 1815, and participated in the battle of Leipzig (Battle of the Nations) 16–19 October 1813, Battle of Großbeeren (23 August 1813), Battle of Belle Alliance (Waterloo) on 18 June 1815, and was one of those who entered with the Victorious Prussian Army into Paris, in 1815, and after the close of the war was discharged.

Married in 1818 They were the parents of 14 children.

1) Friderike Dorothea S. Wittstruck (Born 1819)
2) August Wittstruck (Born 1824)
3) Gustav Wittstruck (Born 1833)
4) Friderike Wittstruck (Born 1837)
5) Julius Hermann Wittstruck (Born 1/6/1842)
6) Charles Martin "Carl" Wittstruck (Born 10/10/1843)
7,8) Twins Dorothea and Henrietta Wittstruck (Born 1850)
9) Ludwig Wittstruck
10) Frederich Wilhelm "Fred" Wittstruck
11) Wilhelm Ludwig Wittstruck
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Sierra Jean Hill was born and passed on same day Aug 30 1994 .
Added by Tami on Aug 30, 2017 11:51 AM
RE: James Edward Waegli, Jr. # 142488619
You said that his ashes have been scattered in a number of places. Sounds like there is no burial plot. If the cemetery has no record for a recent burial then there isn't a plot.

Sorry I can't help you.
Added by Cara on Sep 27, 2016 7:19 PM
James Edward Waegli, Jr. # 142488619
The cemetery has no record of his burial. Would you happen to have the plot #? We're trying to photograph all the graves. Thanks for your help.
Added by Cara on Jul 18, 2016 4:21 PM
M (Dillon) Goddard
RE: Memorial# 110731526
Sure Thank you.
Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on May 10, 2016 2:26 PM
M (Dillon) Goddard
Memorial# 110731526
I need to send my apologizes. I went thru all the papers from Aunt Ethel. I checked Ancestry, census and even called a cousin on Uncle Tim's side.

I was mistaken. Samuel Walter Bennett was Uncle Tim's brother. He did have a sister (Maude) and another brother that died at age 3 (Ivan).

I have worked since 1977 on genealogy and Uncle Tim nor Aunt Ethel ever mentioned anyone in Tim's family other than his older brother.

Would you be so kind as to add Memorial# 110731526 back as a son of George Sumner Bennett and Barsheba Jane Taylor.

Again I apologize for jumping the gun and not doing my research ahead of time.
Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on May 08, 2016 2:50 PM
M (Dillon) Goddard
RE: Samuel Walter Bennett
I need to check Aunt Ethels papers. Uncle Tim had a brother that was about 20 years older than him. Uncle Tim was a young boy when his parents died. He lived with his brother and wife in the family home which was left to Uncle Tim uncle he became of age.

I never really researched Uncle Tim's family since I am related thru Aunt Ethel however it appears I need to do so. I looked at some census and find with these parents a couple other children making me think maybe these are not his parents.

Anyway - I need to look into Uncle Tim's side more thoroughly.
Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on May 08, 2016 9:55 AM
M (Dillon) Goddard
RE: Samuel Walter Bennett
Sorry I have no idea who Samuel Bennett is.
Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on May 08, 2016 9:36 AM
M (Dillon) Goddard
Samuel Walter Bennett
Can you tell me why you think Sam is the son of:

George Sumner Bennett (1843 - 1917)
Barsheba Jane Taylor Bennett (1858 - 1906)

It was my understanding that Uncle Tim (Bennett) had only one older brother.

Uncle Tim: Memorial# 110731529
Added by M (Dillon) Goddard on May 07, 2016 9:36 PM
Ray Ammon
Thank you
Thank you for what you are doing to preserve the memories. Our mother just passed away in Washington state and we will be taking her back to the cemetery in Golden Valley. It was so nice to see a picture of the marker for Mom & Dad. It would be nice to be able to do a virtual tour of the cemetery also. Thanks again for what you are doing.
Added by Ray Ammon on Feb 15, 2016 2:19 PM
Rosina Loeffelbein
You found this grave marker for us some time ago but I don't think I said "thank you" yet.

I really appreciate you taking the time to find the grave and take a picture. You're good people.
Added by OCsearcher on Feb 01, 2016 5:56 PM
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