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Indiana Bill (#47310575)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo I was born and raised in Clear Creek Township, Huntington County, Indiana. I have been gathering information on the Eckman, Fine, Lahr, Shultz, Sloniker, Whitestine, and Winebrenner families since the early 1980s. My family file currently contains over 26,150 names and continues to grow.

PHOTO CREDIT: You may use the tombstone photos that I have posted to memorials if you will cite this source statement: "This photo was taken by Find A Grave contributor Indiana Bill who posted it to Find A Grave memorial ##########." To use my tombstone photos without this citation violates U.S. copyright law, Find A Grave guidelines, and misleads others into believing that you were the photographer. Please do not use any of my person or family photos without first asking permission to do so.

TRANSFERS: Transfers will be happily made if they are direct-line relatives--your siblings, parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc. and children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, etc. Please request qualifying transfers by using the memorial's Edit tab and the "Suggest any other correction or addition" link. Your relationship to the person involved must be included in the transfer request. Please do not use a Public Message for a transfer request.

For persons outside the transfer guidelines, please use the Edit tab on their memorial to submit any corrections or additions using the links found there. I will gladly consider adding information to a person's Bio field or Note field if you will send the information using the "Suggest any other correction or addition" link.

FLOWERS: Find A Grave guidelines specifically state that biographic and obituary information should not be included in Flowers. I will gladly add biographic and obituary information if you will send it to me by using the Edit tab and clicking "Suggest any other correction or addition". Please omit the names of living persons when sending biographic or obituary information.

OBITUARIES: Please do not add photos of obituaries to my memorials as it violates Find A Grave guidelines if names of living persons are listed in the obituary. If you send the obituary information to me in typed form using the Edit tab, please note that I will edit out the names of living persons to protect their privacy. In some cases, I may be able to determine if a person listed as a survivor is now deceased, but if I cannot, their name will be edited out. Please include the source of the obituary information.

ADDITIONS & CORRECTIONS: Updating names, dates, places, and parent/spouse links, etc. is now easier than ever under the new edit system. Before sending an edit for any of these items, however, please double-check your research to be sure that the information you are sending is accurate. If you do not have reliable sources that confirm the data, please don't send the edit.

DUPLICATES & CORRECTIONS: I make every effort to avoid duplicating memorials and to provide accurate data in my memorials. If you spot a duplication or an error, please tell me so I can remedy the situation. If you have an error correction for a memorial, simply use the Edit tab on the memorial and choose the appropriate item for entering the correction. If you are notifying me of a duplication, be sure to use the "Suggest any other correction or addition" link under the Edit tab.

PUBLIC MESSAGES: If you send me a public message about a specific memorial, please be sure to include the memorial number in your message.

NOTICE: I'm sorry, but I will not consider updates, corrections, additions, or notice of duplication, etc. from "visitors" who are not members of Find A Grave or are members but are not logged in.
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Messages left for Indiana Bill (456)[Leave Message]
John Houk
RE: Location within Maple Grove
Based on your excellent memory and photo I am sure we will have success on our expedition.
Appreciate your prompt reply
John Houk
Added by John Houk on May 22, 2017 10:58 AM
John Houk
Location within Maple Grove
Thank you for the photograph of my great grandfather Jacob Houk's tombstone in Crown Point. I contacted the cemetery regarding the location of the stone within the cemetery but was unable to get that information except "in the back section". Do you have a rough idea of where I would find the stone? I plan on visiting Crown Point in June
John Houk
Added by John Houk on May 20, 2017 7:18 PM
Tamy Smith
Hamilton Sloniker relative
My dad was adopted in 1927 after an affair with Rose and a man in 1926. He was sent to jail and she was sent away to have my dad. There is only one aunt left we are trying to find. Rose died in 95. It's been a mystery up till now, I would love to speak to you as we are finally shedding light on things.
My dad was adopted in Wells County indiana by the Freemans.
Added by Tamy Smith on Apr 24, 2017 3:22 PM
Lila Lee
OK, Indiana Bill...I think my incredible mess is cleared up...I hope. Thank you so very much for all of your help. Kathy
Added by Lila Lee on Feb 10, 2017 5:21 PM
Lila Lee
Indiana Bill.....Thank you for your suggestions which I followed up on. I think that when I was doing the linking, I saw the"E", and read no further...I won't do that again! Please check my changes that they are now correct. Thank you so
very much. Kathy
Added by Lila Lee on Feb 09, 2017 2:32 PM
Karen Drill
Carol Eddings Smith
Thank you so much for your help. Your work is very much appreciated.
Added by Karen Drill on Jan 30, 2017 2:15 PM
Karen Drill
Carol Eddings Smith
I am concerned that her grave marker has not been placed. Having difficulty getting answers from responsible persons.
Added by Karen Drill on Jan 30, 2017 7:38 AM
Retired Kent
RE: Edit for memorial 74381118
Took edit off..I will look again at it later..thanks
Added by Retired Kent on Dec 12, 2016 5:06 PM
Jennifer Thompson
RE: Find a Grave photos
The photo I need is for William Bratton (#30574386).
Added by Jennifer Thompson on Oct 25, 2016 8:00 AM
Jennifer Thompson
Find a Grave photos
I am writing a two-volume book on the 8th Indiana. I would like to include photos of the soldiers and their headstones with their biographies. I would like to use some of your photos in the book and will give you credit in the caption for each photo. If you are interested, I can let you know when the book is published. If it is ok to use your photos, could you also give me your first and last name for the captions?
Jennifer Thompson
Added by Jennifer Thompson on Oct 24, 2016 8:19 AM
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