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Art Block (#47828214)
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Bio Photo If you share an ancestor with me, I'd love to hear from you and trade info, or pictures, or whatever I have. I would appreciate whatever you have. I am always eager to meet a new cousin.

You are entitled to use any photo I have posted. I took them so others could see the gravestones of their ancestors and families. You are entitled to use any photo (or document) of a person I have posted on my memorials. I have access to an extensive family treasure of photos--which I have scanned and cataloged. I am more than willing to share.

If you have photos or documents of a family member of mine, a copy would be greatly appreciated.

Since retiring after 36 years in publishing, I've transitioned from publishing McGraw-Hill mathematics textbooks to creating books about travel, family members, and the Civil War. Family names include: Block, Norden, Luderman, Potterf, Morris, Young, Rulf, and Kesling. My wife's family names include Swift, Wach, Volz, Allen, McMillan, Garreaux, Pettingill, Nankervis, and Yendow.

For the Civil War, I'm most interested in the 14th OVI, Company E. I'm trying to identify the place of burial for all the members of Company E of the 14th OVI. My great grandfather, Charles Harrison Block, served in that regiment from August 1861 (he was 16) until July of 1865.

If you see an ancestor to you that I have uploaded, please request a transfer. I am happy to do so, even if it falls outside of the Find A Grave guidelines.

I am always willing to try to help others find their ancestors as other Find A Grave members have helped me.
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Jacob Pfanner
I searched Section 26, lot 15, and did not find any headstone for Jacob Pfanner. The only Pfanner headstone I found there was that of Barnhardt Pfanner.
Added by sjmohr on Oct 23, 2017 9:01 AM
C. Walbridge
I did not find a headstone for C. Walbridge within section E, Lot 60. Although the posted photo does not show Lot 60 in its entirety, a search of this lot revealed no stone or inscription for him.
Added by sjmohr on Oct 22, 2017 9:33 AM
RE: Michael Gates
From other stones found near Michael Gates, his German-born name was Goetz. Also may have been changed by parents to Getz. I don't know when he "American-ized" his surname to Gates. 2nd wife buried in same lot. Also first wife may be there, but her stone is toppled, so no further info obtainable from her stone. I haven't posted their photos yet, but if more info will help you in any further military search, let me know.
Added by sjmohr on Sep 24, 2017 12:31 PM
RE: Asa Bateman
Thanks for your message. I'm sorry there wasn't a marker to discover. Thanks for your good research and sharing your discoveries with fellow genealogists & history buffs. I am often amazed what information we have access to these days. Happy September to you.
Added by JM on Sep 18, 2017 11:35 PM
RE: Harbauer in Mount Carmel
I was curious myself as to where Jacob was buried. I was also happy to hear that you are able to order a headstone for him. What a kind effort you are making in honoring these Civil War Vets, and preserving their (and our country's) history.

Still doing some more work on the Jonathan Wood headstone in Forest Cemetery. The stone next to him could be his son who also fought in Civil War. I need to stop at the cemetery office to see who these two stones belong to, as neither headstone has a legible name. I will let you know my findings.

Added by sjmohr on Sep 09, 2017 5:58 AM
RE: Harbauer in Mount Carmel
I did look up the Harbauer's lot cards (Section 3) in Mt. Carmel. Lot 209E has Jacob's son, John, John's wife, Mary, their son Louie/Louis, Jacob's dau. & her husband.
Lot 209F has Jacob's wife, Mary (d.1888). Lot 209G is John Harbauer, no dates. This card says, "Could this be John?" Also states no monument/no marker.

Lucas Co Death Records indicate Jacob Harbauer, b.1838 Germany died 22 Mar. 1900 Toledo/Lucas. Residence @ 539 Beacon St., Occupation: Carpenter. The cause of death was facial cancer from (what I interpret to be) bruise in Army. He was widowed @ time of death; resident of city 40 yrs. Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery.

If you scan back through the Toledo City Directories prior to 1900, Jacob is the Beacon St. 'carpenter'.
The 1900 Tol. City Dir. p.683 also lists his death as 22 Mar 1900.

Maybe this is the Civil War Jacob Harbauer for whom you were searching.

Added by sjmohr on Sep 07, 2017 3:37 PM
RE: Harbauer in Mount Carmel
Thanks for the "Thanks", Art. I love the story you provided about Jacob Harbauer's service in the Civil War. It's amazing how some of these soldiers survived the Civil War.
Have you looked up the Harbauer burial lot card in Mt. Carmel cemetery? These lot cards list everyone who is buried in any given lot. Perhaps Jacob is listed. If not, he must be buried elsewhere.

Addendum: A while ago you had submitted a photo request for Jonathan Wood in Forest Cemetery. I may have found his headstone; I am using the process of elimination (comparing a few other Civil War stones in the same row as his) to decide if it is his stone or not. His name and company he served with in the Civil War is completely illegible, but the regiment (14th) Ohio Inf. is quite legible. I will let you know if I decide this stone belongs to Wood. I hesitate to post a photo to a memorial when the headstone doesn't have a name!
Added by sjmohr on Sep 04, 2017 2:13 PM
Harbauer in Mount Carmel
There are two Harbauer monuments in Section 3. The front monument is Mary Harbauer (d.1888). The monument in rear has inscriptions for another Mary Harbauer, Louie Harbauer and John Harbauer.

There was no marker found for Jacob Harbauer in this section.
Added by sjmohr on Sep 03, 2017 2:01 PM
Phantom 309
Francis Bowers
You are most welcome, sir!

Always happy to make a trip down to the National Cemetery. My father rests there as well.

Added by Phantom 309 on Aug 23, 2017 2:03 PM
Joyce Niswander
RE: John Vanmeter
You're welcome.

Take care.
Joyce Niswander
Added by Joyce Niswander on Jul 13, 2017 10:24 AM
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