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Allan Wenzel (#47403362)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy for over 50 years, starting with both of my grandmother's lines: Van Cleave and Scripture. I have identified over 196 family surnames, over 300 family members served in the American Revolution, and over 600 served in the Civil War. I didn't become a member of FAG until after viewing too many mistakes, and a lack of information, being attributed to my family members. My only interest is in correcting these mistakes and providing additional information, bios, and photos.

Primary Families I Am Currently Researching:

Anderson, Brigham, Carr, Crumley, Curtis, Demaree/Demarest, Greathouse (Groethausen), Haney, Hunt, Johnson, Miles, Munroe, Preston, Price, Reece, Repko, Rugg, Schenck, Scripture, Smith, Stull, Swearingen, Tate, Van Cleave (Van Cleef, Van Cleve, Van Clief, Van Cleaf), Van Couwenhoven, Vanderbilt, Walker, Wenzel, White, Williams, Winn/Wynn, et al.
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Linda Herman
Always glad to share....we probably both have a few things the other hasn't found yet.

Added by Linda Herman on Apr 15, 2017 10:46 AM
cheryl vitel
Thank you so much for your dedication to your work and research,

I am Cheryl Vitel Great Grandaughter of James Hieatt (Hyatt) and the granddaughter of the late Virgil Hyatt( Hieatt). I and members of the Hyatt family have been searching and trying to come up with a logical answer to our right spelling of our name. I have traced My grandfather's birth ( Virgil) and he was born to a James Hieatt and Mary Ann Powers according to the birth record I have pulled up on Ancestry. what makes this so hard is we don't know to research the Name Hyatt Or Hieatt. It had ben said that my grandfather changed the spelling of his name from Hieatt to Hyatt Why we don't know the answer to that question. There are a lot of Hyatts and we wonder if e are related to them Hyatts or Hieatt. I ould be interested in finding some sort of court records if there are any way back then, any info would be great news Thanks
Added by cheryl vitel on Mar 29, 2017 1:25 PM
Centenary Historian
They were probably married about 1821-1822 going by births of their children. It is next to impossible to find a marriage record that far back. All we know is she was on the 1852 census with some of her family but was nowhere to be found in 1861 census. If Stephen is actually buried in Warkworth, she probably is also. In that period in Ontario, many farmers were buried on their farm.
Added by Centenary Historian on Mar 21, 2017 4:03 PM
Centenary Historian
Well I don't know how I'm going to prove it but it is well known in the Myndert Harris family that Joseph Harris married Rachel Sherwood and their eldest child Mary married Stephen Curtis. The confusion possibly occurred because Mary Harris had a brother name Collingwood Harris so she in turn named one of her sons Collingwood Curtis.
Added by Centenary Historian on Mar 21, 2017 2:20 PM
Carolyn [Lee] Kelly
You are probably correct. Thank goodness someone at Town Hall see the importance of copying what they could. They moved the cemetery to build a new Town Hall - still standing today.
Regards, Carol
Added by Carolyn [Lee] Kelly on Mar 20, 2017 3:02 PM
Karen Hunter
Thank you for letting me know.
Added by Karen Hunter on Mar 16, 2017 8:00 PM
Deb Redmon
RE: Susanna Greathouse Swearingen
You are very welcome. I always feel that direct lines, no matter how many generations they are separated by, should be managed by their family.

I enjoyed the pictures of the house. I have a big fireplace in my family room and I hope to one day redo it with wood paneling in the colonial style.

Deb Redmon
Added by Deb Redmon on Feb 13, 2017 4:47 AM
Deb Redmon
Susanna Greathouse Swearingen
Even though your relation to Susanna Greathouse Swearingen is not within the 4 generation rule of Find A Grave, I have just transferred her to you, as I previously did her husband, Van Swearingen, as you are a direct descendent and I am not. I just realized this or if I knew it earlier, I must have just forgot. I will almost always transfer direct relations. Also, I just declined another edit request from another contributor to link her to her parents for the same reason as I gave you, that the parents are listed with unknown burials which is against Find A Grave rules. If you wish to link her to them, that is up to you. Have a great day.

And by the way, I have enjoyed viewing some of your family photos.

Deb Redmon
Added by Deb Redmon on Feb 07, 2017 10:23 AM
Deb Redmon
RE: Susannah Greathouse Swearingen.
If you have documented information regarding someone's burial location, and have submitted an edit, but the contributor refuses to edit it, then you can send a request to Find A Grave. You can send it to

Thanks and apology accepted.
Deb Redmon
Added by Deb Redmon on Feb 07, 2017 9:02 AM
Deb Redmon
RE: Susannah Greathouse Swearingen.
I am not being rude, I am following what this site states in its rules. Your reply, however, was rude. And to mention what a court would think, that is actually laughable. Who would take such a thing to a court? I can see it now:

Plaintiff: "Well your Honor, she would not link to... ."

Judge: "Why are you taking up the courts time with such a matter, dismissed.".

Added by Deb Redmon on Feb 03, 2017 6:57 AM
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