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Colleen (#47314529)
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I've had plenty of help from people who have photographed my ancestors' graves In the Texas, Missouri, Louisiana areas so I'm always happy to photograph graves for those who need them on the Olympic peninsula of Washington state. I research the Peacock, Mayo, Dotson, Livingston, Kent, Nixdorff, Rice, Gross families, among others.
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JohJohnn Brant
silas tresler and his half brother
If anyone is interested in the discussion of Jacob T. Livengood and Silas Tresler as a substitue the reference is "Mennonites, Amish and the American Civil WAr by James O. Lehman and Steven M. Holt published Johns Hopkins University press. See p. 272, note 64. Silas Tresler served in Company G, 61st PA VOL INF.
Added by JohJohnn Brant on Dec 07, 2014 6:11 PM
JohJohnn Brant
Silas Tresler
Silas Tresler (also Tressler) died on June 6, 1917 in Prescott, Washington. Silas Tresler applied for Invalid Pensions on May 7, 1892 (Application # 1110004) and again on June 15, 1908 (Certificate # 1114031).

Silas Tressler was the son of Rachel Tressler and the half brother of Jcob Tressler Livengood. Rachel had numerous children out of wedlock. Only the father of Jacob Tressler Livengood was known.

Silas Tressler served as a substitute for his half brother Jacob Tressler Livengood who was about 20 years older than Silas. Silas was mustered into Company G, 61st Pnnsylvania Volunteer Infantry on October 26, 1864. He is listed as a Sub. (substitute) who was mustered out with the Co., June 28, 1865. Ironically, Silas is listed directly above another of my great, great grandfathers Noah Tipton who was drafted as a filler in Company G. Jacob T. Livengood was also my great, great grandfather. Jacob Livengood dodged the draft, but was finally caught in August 1864. He actually purchased several substitutes prior to his half brother Silas Tressler agreeing to go as a substitute. If anyone is interested they can google Jacob Livengood and Fanny Livengood Folk and find an interesting footnote published in a book concerning Amish and Mennonite COs in the Civil War. The book was published by John Hopkins University Press.
Added by JohJohnn Brant on Dec 07, 2014 5:51 PM
Kent Graves
I am not related, but have transferred all Kents in Belmont to you. :)
Added by Jonelle on Oct 09, 2013 11:16 AM
Ada West
RE: Iola Kent
You are more than welcome. I was glad to do it!
Added by Ada West on Apr 10, 2013 7:58 PM
RE: PJ Nixdorff photo, plus...
Coleen, I don't know of any Walter Givens around that age, but I'm not sure. Almost all of my Givens relatives came from north FL or southern AL. Virtually all of them stayed there, too.

I would be happy to transfer Nixdorff over to you, since you are related. Would you like to manage that memorial?
Added by Givens/Leonard on Apr 09, 2013 8:56 PM
Janell Shumaker Keuler
RE: Peter Vanderperren
Maybe for jobs. The two boys who went to Washington worked as loggers. The father was a farmer and two older brothers were probably in line to get that farm. Another brother and two sisters went to California.
I am always amazed at how adventurous those people were. They probably went by train.
Added by Janell Shumaker Keuler on Jan 27, 2013 1:15 PM
Janell Shumaker Keuler
Peter Vanderperren
Thanks for the photo of Peter Vanderperren's tombstone. Thanks for the trouble of trying to read this. Kind of interesting because his brother Desire'(Ray) is buried at Enumclaw Evergreen Cemetery in King Co., WA with a similar stone. Ray's is a pinkish color, though.
These men are my grandmother's brothers. I don't think my mother knew them because they left for Washington from Green Bay,WI as young men. I wonder what took them all the way to Washington.
Added by Janell Shumaker Keuler on Jan 27, 2013 8:03 AM
Sandy Gage
Janice Marie Taft
Thank you very much for the picture of the headstone.
Added by Sandy Gage on Jan 26, 2013 9:48 PM
Cecil Vaden Jr.
RE: Rosa and Anna Spaugh
Your welcome. While I was there I found Ernest Spaugh and took a picture. I will add the picture if you request it. Use the "Request A Photo" tab on the memorial and let me know.
Added by Cecil Vaden Jr. on Jan 25, 2013 8:06 PM
Mark Pina
RE: Eugenio Fata - Ocean View Cemetery
Thanks for the info. I appreciate it very much. Mark
Added by Mark Pina on Jan 24, 2013 1:39 PM
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