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Linda (#47023960)
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Bio Photo Genealogy is one of my hobbies. Most all of my memorials are for people in my family tree and as such I will not transfer these memorials. Also I am creating memorials for immigrants from the Hummling area of Germany. These I will transfer if you are a direct descendant. Some of the names in my tree are: Eckert, Bowen, Schilling, Crowell, Perkins, Hill, Stein, Schaufele, Voskuhl, Voss and Bueter. Names in my husband's tree are Faehr and Wilshire.
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Todd Whitesides
William Middendorf (#98491341)
The date you have for his death is burial date, which from what I've seen with others in the Mother of God Parish tends to be 1 to 3 days after the actual date of death. I'm starting to transcribe the parish records there to get a better idea of who is buried at Buena Vista Cemetery.
Added by Todd Whitesides on May 24, 2017 3:13 PM
Ed Wilke
RE: Clarence F Wilke
Rosemarie's maiden name was Falk. Her parents were Joseph Falk & Marie Falk (nee Leonhardt).
Added by Ed Wilke on Jul 07, 2016 3:31 PM
Ed Wilke
RE: Clarence F Wilke
My mother divorced my dad in 1960 and re-married Joseph T Proulx in 1975. Rosemarie Wilke-Proulx passed away November 26, 2000, and is buried in St. Mary's cemetery in St. Bernard, Ohio. She retired & moved to Florida with Joe in 1975. She is buried in her father's & mother's plot.
Added by Ed Wilke on Jul 07, 2016 12:30 PM
Bill Bridges
RE: Bridges

You are most welcome. Use what you would like. I have more information on Joseph Girlie Bridges should you need that. My Ancestry Tree is Bridges & Allied Families V12 2016-02-12. I am new to Find A Grave, having just taken a class on its use. Do you think are family lines are connected because of William and daughter Laura?

Best regards
Added by Bill Bridges on Feb 13, 2016 6:06 PM
Bill Bridges
RE: Bridges
Hello Linda,

First, thank you for transferring the management of the memorial to me. Much appreciated.

Regarding William Bridges and Armilda Hiler Bridges. Here is what I have.

William spent his entire professional life as a tobacconist like his brother Joseph, though not nearly as successful. He operated a shop on S. May St, Covington, Kentucky between Linden Avenue and W. 16th Street for about 40 years. They were not rich by any means. In 1850, William listed his worldly possessions as $500 in value, a considerable sum for that era. By the 1860 Census, his worth was a meager $100. But before his long tenure as a tobacconist, William joined the 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Company B, as a private, being mustered in on October 4, 1847 in Louisville, Kentucky for the duration of the Mexican War. The Mexican War, a conflict between the United States and Mexico, lasted from 1846 to 1848. The war resulted in a decisive U.S. victory and forced Mexico to relinquish all claims to approximately half its national territory. Mexico had already lost control of much of its northeastern territory as a result of the Texas Revolution (1835-1836). This land, combined with the territory Mexico ceded at the end of the war, would form the future U.S. states of Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Utah, as well as portions of the states of Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. He was mustered out on July 21, 1848 in Louisville, Kentucky. The city that William, Armilda and the children spent their lives in was Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky. One of the earliest explorers of the Kenton County area was Christopher Gist. In 1751, Gist and his companions were sent to the region by the Ohio Land Company to plat the area and to report on its value. Traveling down the Ohio River, Gist landed at "the point," in present day Covington. This area lies at the confluence of the Ohio and Licking Rivers. By 1815, a small town of homes and businesses had developed around "the point." The area was incorporated that year by the state legislature as the City of Covington. The city was named after General Leonard Covington, a casualty of the War of 1812. The population of the area continued to grow throughout the 1830s. By 1840, residents were requesting the establishment of a new county. The legislature of the Commonwealth of Kentucky officially carved Kenton County from Campbell County on January 29, 1840. The county was named after Simon Kenton, an early pioneer and explorer in the region. The county contained 163 square miles and was bounded by the Ohio River to the north, the Licking River and Campbell County to the east, Boone County to the west, and Grant and Pendleton Counties to the south. The seat of government was established in the center of county in the newly established City of Independence. This rural location, however, was located a great distance from the major concentration of population in Covington. County officials decided to recognize two county seats - one in Independence and one in Covington. This arrangement continues today. Covington's location on the Ohio River opposite the City of Cincinnati, the "Queen City of the West," proved to be very beneficial. Large numbers of Irish and German immigrants, attracted to the area by the burgeoning industrial growth of Cincinnati and Covington, began arriving in the 1840s. German churches, schools, fraternal groups, breweries, and newspapers soon became commonplace in the county. By all accountings, it is most likely that William and Armilda died in Covington, sometime around 1900. Although specific collaborative records cannot pinpoint this data, there is no record of their migration or movement for over 70 years. William and Armilda were listed as living at 324 Philadelphia St., Covington, KY in the 1880 KY Census, Kenton County, ED #123, page 466, image 43 of 60. William was 54 and Armilda was 55 years old. There were no children at the household. William's death had to occur after 1895 as noted on his wife's death certificate (Armilda Hiler Bridges). Also, he death would have occurred after the 1900 Census as he was listed as widowed and living with his son William in that year. According to notes from my Grandmother Bertha Lee [Northcutt] Bridges, William would have died in Covington, Kentucky, however I have never been able to locate a record specifying that. Regarding Laura, I do not have photographs of her or any of the siblings. Sorry I can't be of more help at this time, but I am still looking for William's death location and burial.

Best regards, your friend,
Added by Bill Bridges on Feb 13, 2016 11:03 AM
Bill Bridges
Joseph G. Bridges FAG#157152936
Hello Linda,

I recently joined Find A Grave and has begun the research on grave sites for my direct family members. My Great Grandfather, Joseph Girlie Bridges, Find A Grave Memorial #157152936 was created by you, thank you very much.

Would it be possible that you could transfer the management of this memorial to me?

G.Grandfather - Joseph Girlie Bridges
Grandfather - William Joseph Bridges
Father - William Joseph Bridges Jr.
Myself - William Joseph Bridges III

Thank you for the work that you have done already, and thank you in advance for your thoughtfulness.

Bill Bridges
MEM #48931319
(303) 932-7007
Littleton, CO 80127
Added by Bill Bridges on Feb 09, 2016 6:44 AM
Todd Whitesides
RE: St. Stephen Cemetery Ft. Thomas
Sect. 7 Row 158, Lot E2
Bernard Krift (1869-1901)
Bernard Krift (1835-1888)
Catherine Krift (1837-1907)
William Krift (1876-1900)

Sect. 8, Row 40, Lot W3
Catherine Krift (1863-1884)

Sect. 8, Row 40, Lot E2
Lizzie Fering (1871-1873)
Wilhelm Fering (1873-1874)

The others were buried in the individual grave section, as no lot info was provided. I'm sure the office can provide more on them if desired. Hope this is helpful.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Nov 18, 2015 8:56 AM
Todd Whitesides
RE: William Middendorf
I forgot to get back to you about the Deutscher Pionier Verein. Sorry about that. I have several of Dr. Don Heinrich Tolzmann's books which discuss that organization in some detail, as well as having copied the file on the group available at the Kenton County Public Library in Covington. If you can read some German though, your best bet is to use Google Books online. They have multiple books available that were published by the Pionier Verein and contain a lot of detail on its members. Again, sorry to have taken so long in getting back to you.
Added by Todd Whitesides on Apr 19, 2014 11:05 AM
Josephina Thinnes
Linda - I looked more closely at the photo of Peter Thinnes' stone and could just barely make out Josephina listed below him. Laura
Added by Laura on Jul 30, 2013 4:24 PM
Debbie J
RE: Bowen's in Linden Grove
The road in is marked Range A and so on. On the right is Range E. Walk straight back and they are to the left of Frances Houllion almost to the end of the range.
Added by Debbie J on Mar 16, 2012 7:14 AM
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