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Rootsrcher (#47061078)
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I live in Suffolk Va, but I am able to look in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Isle of Wright, Carrollton and areas around me.

I am from Dennison, Tuscarawas County, Ohio originally but moved away in 1977. I have taken lots of photos and will post them as time permits.

I take digital shots but am able to print photo quality if you want a hard copy. Will gladly help you find a photo of your love one if possible.
My husband John and I are in the process of digitizing the entire Union Cemetery in Uhrichsville, We have hand scanned the Deed books, plot maps and pages, section cards, name and Interned books, We hope to have a dvd of the work done someday. We have currently spent over 7500 + hours doing this and have not even touched the surface of the cemetery. We have been working with the cemetery board and caretaker to verify and correct mistakes we have found. Many graves will never be found. Earliest graves were 1837 and at that time they chose a spot and buried them. Those earliest records were supposedly lost in a fire. Recently, records for the 1837-1908 time frame were found. Work started September of 2016 to Restore the OLD Hill, this is the oldest part of the cemetery. Many stones were buried. Out of the 444 graves known to be in the Old Hill, about 250 have been located. Many tombstones were dug up, cleaned and many are being repaired and eventually reset. This part of the cemetery is in need of a lot of repair. It was being used as a dump for years. It took lots of work from the dedicated crew to clear and find the stones. Work will continue for a long time before it will be finished. If you want to help by volunteering, get in touch with the care taker. Happy Hunting,

Anyone is free to copy and use any of my info on here, If you have additional info that might help others, please let me know.

BabRhetta Maxwell
Suffolk, Virginia
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Janice Lapp
Clyde Quillen #103624077
There is now a Stone for him @ Peoli Cem. in Tuscarawas Co., Ohio....You have a note when you put on Flowers for him that he had no stone....
Added by Janice Lapp on Sep 16, 2017 4:54 PM
Hon Linard
Thanks for the information about burial records being lost in a fire. Once again, you are a great genealogy helper. You have helped me in the past.
Added by Sherlock on Aug 08, 2017 8:16 AM
Edith Biddle
Thank you so much for the photo of her grave. She was a beloved family friend.
Added by David on Aug 06, 2017 10:15 AM
William Smith
RE: # 150968564
Colonel Robert Bay was the commanding officer of the 3rd Regiment of Ohio's Voluntary Militia... Captain George Richardson served under Colonel Bay... Godfrey Westhafer was George Richardson's Lieutenant... Most all of the War of 1812 General Index Cards for Ohio are listed by "Regiment" and not "Company", there are some that are listed by Company... You posted Godfrey's on his memorial...

Godfrey is indexed in the "Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812" on page 85... The original Roster listing was on page 424...

The book is searchable but not every page is displayed as it is not free...

Godfrey is also index in the "United States Daughters of 1812 Online Index"...

In both of those places he is listed as having served in Captain George Richardson's Ohio Militia... In the "Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812" Captain George Richardson's place of "Muster" is listed as unknown... Many of the men in his Company were from "lower" Tuscarawas County, this leads me to believe they mustered in Tuscarawas Count... If I had to make a bet I would say they mustered in Gnadenhutten...

Godfrey's year of death (1841) is listed in the book "Ohio Annals: Historic Events in the Tuscarawas and Muskingum Valleys" page 321... That book was published in 1876 and is free to download...

Hope this helps you out some... I may have a little more info on him but I would have to search all my War of 1812 bookmarks...

Added by William Smith on Jun 14, 2017 6:31 PM
D & D Fletcher
What relation is this person to you?
Added by D & D Fletcher on Apr 01, 2017 7:01 PM
Billie Rammelsberg
Christian Frederic Gunther/Ginther
Christian Frederic Gunther/Ginther migrated in 1796 to Bedford Co., PA then on April 07, 1806 he migrated to Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas Co., OH, USA. Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas Co., OH, USA. In 1813 Christian moved into Gnadenhutten and had a stroke after seven months suffering with rheumatism. He died on March 01, 1828 Gnadenhutten, Tuscarawas Co., OH, USA and is buried in the Gnadenhutten Moravian Church Cemetery, Tuscarawas Co., OH, USA.

** The above information is from the book titled "Peter Ginther's Family", page 8 written in 1938 by a Great-Great-Grand Daughter, Jennie Elizabeth Stewart. I have found her information to be quite accurate.

The first Gunther was King Gunther born 1304 and died 1349, a German King and youngest son of Henry VII. The name Ginther in this country has various spellings as do most names of German and Swiss origin. Gunther, Gunter, Gunder, Gonter, Ginther, Ginter, Ginder, and Guenther are all forms found in Pennsylvania church records all relating to the same families.

Billie Lee Alcott-Rammelsberg, my grandmother was a Ginther.
Added by Billie Rammelsberg on Mar 24, 2017 7:15 PM
Billie Rammelsberg
Mary Barbara Frey Ginther
Dear Rootsrcher,
Thank you for adding the cemetery plot site for Mary Barbara Frey Ginther who is buried in the Gnadenhutten Cemetery in Gnadenhutten, Ohio. She is one of my Grandmothers way back. Her parents were John Daniel Frey & Catherine Maria Grob. I added her plot to her site.
I am a descendant of Peter Ginther, who also buried in the same cemetery. He was a Revolutionary War Soldier.

Many Thanks,

Billie Lee
Added by Billie Rammelsberg on Mar 24, 2017 1:57 PM
Mona Anderson
Kauffmans of Mifflin County, PA
I got the names and dates from "The Cemeteries of Mifflin County" published back in the mid-1970's. Many of the names were from local funeral homes or they were actually read at the cemeteries from the stones. I went to many of the cemeteries (I'm about finished with half the cemeteries) and photographed the entire cemetery and added new burials since the 70's. Any names that have no photo means I didn't find a marker. Many stones were missing, broken or so eroded I couldn't even "coax" a name or date from them. The books were hand-typed and there were many mistakes, typed over entries, etc. The names and/or dates could be wrong. As far as I know, I'm not related to any of the Kauffmans in Mifflin County. If you would like to manage your relatives, just ask through the edit tab at each memorial and I'll transfer.
Added by Mona Anderson on Mar 10, 2017 5:48 PM
Elizabeth (Ferrell) Brooks
Benjamine Ferrell 75059913
I know this is a long shot, but I noticed that you created the memorials for Benjamine Ferrell 75059913 and Sarah Ann (McNamee) Ferrell 75059701. They would be my 4x great grandparents. I see that you mentioned the names of both of their parents. I was wondering if you could tell me any more information about either of their parents (or at least where you found those names). I am trying to trace the following surnames: Ferrell, Buffington, McNamee, and Delaney. If you don't recall, I understand. As I said, I realize this is a long shot. Thanks so much!
Added by Elizabeth (Ferrell) Brook... on Dec 04, 2016 6:17 PM
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103615023 - BabRhetta can you please transfer this entry to me? You and I were in touch years ago and you had helped me find a lot of my Williams information and I so appreciated the help. I would like to maintain the entries on Find A Grave, please. Garnett LeRoy Williams is my Great Uncle.


Jeri Ann Williams
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