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I research family history as a personal hobby for family and friends. In most cases, I have family or personal ties to the vast majority of the memorials that I manage.
I welcome the input of others to improve the completeness and accuracy of information in the memorials that I manage. However, most of the Edit capabilities in Find A Grave do not allow submitters to provide any details about their sources of information. I encourage you to PLEASE use the "Suggest any other correction or addition" feature on the Edit tab of the memorial or use the "Leave Message" feature on my profile page to cite your sources which I will include in the Bio field of the memorial.
Based on nearly two decades of family research, I have found that most online family trees (e.g., Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage) suffer from the following problems:  they do not properly conform to the Genealogical Proof Standard (look it up),  most are copies of other trees and continue the spread of inaccurate information.
To anchor dates and places, please provide details about the source(s) of your information so that others can research/validate these and cite them in their research documentation.
A Partial Listing of the Surnames I Research
BUTENHOFF [ASPROTH, BERG, BERQUIST, ERDMANN, FREY, JAHN, JILK, KASTEN, TORGERSON]
HAYES [COOPRIDER, FLANIGAN, GONSER, LEGRAND, POE, WILSON]
KLEINSCHMIDT [AUNE, BLOEDOW, LOGELIN, WITTY]
LANG [KLAUS, KRUSENKLAUS]
LOESCH [EGGERS, EHRHARDT, ERHARDT, JACK, RIEKENBERG]
ROGGOW [FITZTHUM, HEDDE, HIDDE]
SCHOSSOW [GAHNZ, GANZ, HAAVE, KORUPP, SLETKOLEN]
SCHULTZ [HEDDE, HIDDE, SCHAAR, VIESTENZ]
STUKEY [SCILIGO, STONE]
WAGNER [CHRISTENSEN, CLINE, DICKENSON, DICKINSON, GRAGERT, HARGER, HORRALL, KROMM, POPE, POPP, SCHEFFE, SCHIEFELBEIN]