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Steve (#47394147)
 member for 6 years, 10 months, 17 days
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Bio Photo Retired U.S. Army Warrant Officer residing in Orcutt, California.

My Virtual Cemeteries.

Union Veterans.
While serving as the Graves Registration Officer for Cochise County, Arizona, for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), I researched Union veterans of Cochise County. This took me all over the United States. Union virtual cemeteries include:
- Members of Tombstone, AZ, Burnside Post, G.A.R.
- Members of Bisbee, AZ, Kehoe/Stebbins Post, G.A.R.
- Officers who served at Fort Mason, Arizona Territory, during the Civil War
- Veterans of the Native California Cavalry (a Spanish language Civil War regiment)
- California Volunteers during the Civil War

Family Virtual Cemeteries:
Siemsen Kin.
Deceased members of the Siemsen-Neuhoefel-Lemburg clans that originated in Dithmarschen, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. To recall Dithmarschen's years as an independent republic (1227-1559) the Dithmarschers used to inscribe 'Ditmarsia Libera Fuit' (Latin: 'Dithmarschen was free') on buildings, boundary markers, pottery, and grave stones. I have included it at the bottom of memorials for those who were born in Dithmarschen. (

Schermerhorn Kin.
Deceased ancestors of my maternal line, an old colonial family that dates back to when the Dutch founded New Netherlands and New Amsterdam (now New York).

"Hey, what about my family?" OK, dear, here they are! Many of them were early Hispanic pioneers of (Alta) California and Arizona (pre-1848).
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Kim B
Major George Macomber monument Oakham (91552647) vs LT Macomber Monument San Francisco ( 3534074)
I got your message re: the potential duplication. Have you spoken with the other person managing the San Francisco stone? They are quite different stones. Different ranking and regiment.

I can vouch for the existence of the one in Oakham and it does have all of the info clearly seen on the stone. Whether or not one is a cenotaph I could not say. The additional info on mine listing (obituary, etc.) came from a relative who I had to assume had proper documentation.

When I know that a monument exists and it is clear enough to read I would prefer not to delete the listing on this site. Do you know if one is a cenotaph?
Added by Kim B on Oct 03, 2017 5:16 AM
Nicholas McCormick
Thank you for all the information regarding my GGG Grandfather,I have just started researching my family background, what a treasure to find this information. Thank you for your time and effort please know that it is appreciated!
Joan K
Added by Joan on Sep 06, 2017 8:49 AM
Grave photo
Hello Steve, regarding the sideways photo would you let me know the name of the deceased? I dont know how to look it up by memorial #. Thanks -
Added by sarah on Aug 13, 2017 10:09 AM
RE: Eugene Gibbs Photo
It is my pleasure, Brother! Excited to make a trans-continental connection. I know quite a few of your California Brethren, and I used to live in the Los Angeles area for a spell after college.
FC&L, Jamie McGuire, Dept. Commander, RISUVCW
Added by JPM IV on Jun 26, 2017 8:06 PM
RE: Mary Lowen Photo
Hello Steve,

It was my pleasure. The photos I posted were actually taken in January. I found them when checking all my photos from the cemetery. I went to the cemetery again on Sunday thinking that John Lowen's grave (your other request at the cemetery) must be nearby but I couldn't find it. I spoke with the gentleman who runs the cemetery and he checked his information. He tells me that there is no record of John Lowen being buried at the cemetery. Of course no record does not mean John Lowen is definitely not buried there. I cannot find any death notice. The information you have posted on the Find A Grave website suggests you have obtained his death certificate. If so does it specify a place of burial? I would like to help find the grave if possible and will ask again if there is evidence in the death certificate of burial at St Peter's Cemetery.

Kind regards,

Added by WW on Jun 26, 2017 4:48 AM
Larry Luna
RE: Savage Photo
You're welcome, my pleasure Steve!

Added by Larry Luna on Mar 29, 2017 4:48 PM
Mary Alequin
Mary Logo
No record at Holy Cross.
Added by Mary Alequin on Mar 27, 2017 4:26 PM
Mary Alequin
Charles Reyes Lugo
I was at the cemetery today and no record for Charles.
Was told not at this cemetery.
There Phone # is 310-836-5500.

Added by Mary Alequin on Mar 27, 2017 4:11 PM
Christine Deyo
Thank you!
What beautiful work you have done here! I have been researching my Spanish/Mexican Pioneer families. I have a book that was written back in 1930's by Bess Garner. I am a decedent of the Palomares/Cota families. Although the book is nice to read the stories, there are not many dates to refer to. I am just starting a book of my own to leave for my son and niece and nephews.So, your virtual cemeteries will be a big help!
If I may can I contact you for questions should they arise. I have just decided to embark on this huge endeavor and my plan is to do my outline first. I don't even know if it will be published, but mostly I want it to give to my siblings and their kids as well as my cousin who also descends from our great Pioneer family.So the military aspect is of great importance because her (Bess Garner) book did not really give any facts pertaining to that area. again, your work was done with much love and devotion I can tell.
Best, Christine Deyo Richer
Added by Christine Deyo on Mar 16, 2017 2:31 PM
Jonathan Marsh Starkweather
Thank you so much for all the information and photos on Jonathan's memorial. It has been very insightful and you helped me understand his military career. Thank you for your work! darcy
Added by FarmGirl on Feb 15, 2017 9:50 PM
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