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Ryan David Schweitzer (#47779459)
 member for 5 years, 6 months, 9 days
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Bio Photo Many years ago I began to fully appreciate the endless efforts my father made compiling our family's genealogical heritage. As so often becomes expected, we discovered ancestral links which connect to an ever-increasing collection of respectable relations and famous figures. In the meantime, I continued my own interests of being an avid amatuer historian, as well as being an active hiker/walker. In time I consequently combined the two hobbies and thus brought about a great amount of fulfillment - both by way of visiting the burial sites of people who have made an impact on history, and in my becoming lost in contemplation while searching the tranquil terrains of seemingly forgotten cemeteries. While I hike much less than in earlier years, my interest in visiting Catholic cathedrals and churches have allowed me the opportunity to include several saints and religious during my visits to burial sites.

As for contributing to Find a Grave, I prefer to add as many volunteer photos as I can. In addition, I enjoy adding the forgotten figures of history who may not be buried in traditional cemeteries (such as Reverend Elisha Green); adding the children of American Presidents; adding or updating Signers of America's founding documents; and adding forgotten heroes of history (e.g. Roberts Vaux of Philadelphia and Captain Thomas Bullitt) - there are indeed so many more individuals to contribute to the website.
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Contributions to
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 • 13 Memorials Added
 • 13 Memorials Managed
 • 930 Photos
 • 11 Volunteer Photos Taken
 • 1 Virtual Flower
 • 1 Fame Rating
 • 10 Sponsorships
Messages left for Ryan David Schw... (14)[Leave Message]
Bethany Figueroa
Robert E Lee pics
Hi Ryan, I saw that you put up some good pics of Robert E Lee's memorial. However it seems FindAGrave has created a new memorial page for him and "merged" the two and the first one will redirect to the new one. I just thought it would be great if you could add your photos to the new memorial, if you still have them.

Added by Bethany Figueroa on Sep 14, 2017 9:21 PM
Carl Bibeau
Bishop Thompson
Thank you for the grave photo. I guess the family decided to change from the intended crypt/vault internment in the Cathedral.
Added by Carl Bibeau on Oct 28, 2016 2:39 PM
M. Aumen
Charles and Annie Smith Conewago
Thank you for the photos of Charles and Annie Smith's graves. They're very helpful in actually finding the grave in the cemetery. Matt
Added by M. Aumen on Jun 28, 2016 2:22 AM
K. C. Mellem
Albertus Magnus, 131361436
Hello, Ryan. Find a Grave has notified me that you have sponsored the memorial for Albertus Magnus. How lovely of you! For me the joy was in learning about him and creating the memorial. If you would like me to transfer it to you, I'd be happy to do so. He obviously has some special meaning for you. Just let me know.
Added by K. C. Mellem on Apr 16, 2016 8:49 AM
Thomas Garrett 7423678
Hi Ryan, I think this is a great picture. May I use it on Thomas Garrett's wikitree Profile, giving you proper credit of course.
Added by ASB on Feb 21, 2016 3:19 PM
Roberts Vaux gravestone photo
May I have your permission to download the photo of the gravestone of Roberts Vaux (Memorial# 96609886)?
I would like to upload it into my Ancestry family tree.
Thank you for your consideration.
-Ro Fleury
Added by MissKitty on Apr 28, 2015 11:01 AM
Collins Crapo
Thomas J.J. Christian Sr & Jr
Thank you for taking a couple of grave pics several months ago for Thomas Jonathan Jackson Christian, grandson & namesake of CSA Gen. T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson (#7654930). I notice that next to his marker is that for his son TJJC Jr (#7654938). Would you like to post those same grave pics to the page for TJJC Jr (Gen. Jackson's great-grandson)? Thanks.
Added by Collins Crapo on Oct 20, 2013 2:57 PM
Thomas P. Bayly
Thank you so much for the photo!!
Added by AndyR on May 22, 2013 3:37 PM
Jaquelin Burwell Harvie
Thank you very much for sponsoring his memorial!
Susan :)
Added by sassytazzy on May 19, 2013 5:38 PM
Tatiana Zelenetskaya Young
Thank you Ryan, for the photos of my father grave.

Added by Tatiana Zelenetskaya Youn... on Sep 20, 2012 7:18 AM
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