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Photo of Joseph/Josephus Godfrey Swartz (1847-1887) of Rockbridge County, Virginia. Served in Civil War for Virginia Confederates. This photo came from a newspaper article in Virginia. He was a student at Roanoke College at the time. He was married to Margaret Jean Ochiltree (1847-1928). They met when he came home from the Civil War at age 17/18.
  Looking for a touchup on the photo. Thanks in advance.

Photo of LtCol. Carlyle Ochiltree Swartz (Ret), b. 27 Jul 1918 in Natural Bridge, Virginia, d. Oct 11 1996 in Englewood, Sarasota Co., Florida. Resident of Prince George's County, Maryland. Attended Baden Agricultural Maryland; Study at University of Maryland in 1936. Enlisted in U.S.
Army Infantry on Feb. 3, 1941 at Laurel, Maryland. Married Mary Frances Ryon (age 22) on
Apr 18 1942 in Washington D.C.; Discharged on Mar 1, 1961.  Commissioned after enlistment. WW2 and Korean War Veteran. Served in Army Corps of Engineers. Member of Retired Military Officers Association and  American Legion. Buried in Gulf Pines Memorial Cemetery, Englewood, Florida.
  This photo was taken in Germany after WWII. 
  Looking for touchup on the photo. Thanks in advance.

United States of America / Denver Ray Elliott (1945-2017) of Xenia, Ohio
« on: Tuesday 01 May 18 21:02 BST (UK)  »
Denver Ray Elliott was born March 4 1945 in Barbourville, Kentucky, and died on Dec 29 2017 in Xenia, Ohio. He retired from Anderson foundry and his motto in life was 'Family is everything.' He came from a large family in Kentucky. His wife was Clay Willoughby (1941-2016), also from Kentucky.
Link to Obit at Xenia Daily Gazette:
Link to Clay's Obit:

United States of America / Roland Kulhanek (1936-2016) of Illinois
« on: Sunday 01 April 18 02:18 BST (UK)  »
Roland Kulhanek was born Aug 2 1936 in Germany, and died abt Feb 17 2016 in SW Suburban Chicago in Illinois, USA. He was the son of Willy Assenheimer (d. 1944)  and Berta Freida Kaess (1915-1992). Roland was raised as a child in Nazi Germany. He talked about picking the grapes near Benningen am Neckar, Germany. He took the name Kulhanek from his adoptive Father Vaslav/Vaclav Kulhanek (d. bef 1992).
  Within a few years after the war, Roland and his parents moved to Venezuela for six years.
They then relocated to the Midwest in America, in Illinois and Ohio. Roland settled down in Oak Lawn, Illinois and Orland Park, Illinois. He worked construction for many years. He used to poke fun at people and say, ‘Are you going to get there’?

One Name Studies: H to M / Lang
« on: Saturday 08 July 17 16:36 BST (UK)  »
The Lang's
The Lang’s are ancestors of the Kaess family and hail from mainly around the Neckar Valley,
Germany. Like the Kaess’, the Lang's are one of the ‘older’ families in Benningen. The Lang's are
connected to the Kaess Family via the marriage of Andreas Kaes (1824-1896) to Johanna Karoline
Lang (1850-1932) on Nov 2 1879. This was her 2nd marriage. She had earlier married Jacob Eisenmann (b.1846) on Nov 18 1875, but their marriage did not last. Andreas Kaes had five children with Johanna Karoline (or Caroline) Lang, including Friedrich Emil Kaess (1889-1968).

  The parents of Johanna Caroline (or Karoline) Lang (1850-1932) are Georg Adam Lang Jr. (1819-1880) and Margarethe Knoll (1819-1878), both born and died in Benningen. The Grandparents of Johanna Caroline Lang (b. 1850) are Georg Adam Lang Sr. (1790-1861) and Anna Katharina Schreyer (1786- 1829), both born and died in Benningen. The parents of Georg Adam Lang Sr. (1790-1861) are Johann Conrad Lang (1755-1831) and Anna Catharina Busch (1762-1831), both born and died in Benningen. These are all direct ancestors of Gerd Edwin Paul Kaess (1947-1972).
  The parents of Anna Katharina Schreyer (1786-1829) are Johann Martin Schreyer (1752-1823)
and Anna Maria Zimmer (1755-1836), both born and died in Benningen. The parents of Johann
Martin Schreyer (1752-1823) are Georg Friedrich Schreyer (1726-1799) and Rosina Margarethe
Vogel (1724-1794), both born and died in Benningen. These are all direct ancestors of Gerd Edwin Paul Kaess.
  Family surnames that include direct ancestors to the Kaess/Lang Family found in the Benningen
area include: Knoll, Seyboard, Schreyer, Zimmer, Vogel, Heppler, Edelin, Kloepfer, Hueber, Busch,
Maier, Clock, etc.; Towns dwealt in by these ancestors include Benningen, Kirchberg,
Metterzimmern, Poppenweiler- all not far from the Neckar River.

L. Johann Conrad Lang (1755-1831), m. to Anna Catharina Busch (1762-1831), Res. of Benningen,
Württemberg, Germany. Gerd Edwin Paul Kaess' 4th Great Grandparents
L.1. Georg Adam Lang Sr. (1790-1861), m. to Anna Katharina Schreyer (1786-1829), Res. of
Benningen, Württemberg, Germany , Gerd Edwin Paul Kaess’ 3rd Great Grandparents
L.1.1. George Adam Lang Jr. (1819-1880), m. to Margarethe Knoll (1819-1878), Res. of Benningen,
Wuerttemburg, Germany , Gerd Edwin Paul Kaess' 2nd Great Grandparents
L.1.1.1. Johanna Karoline (or Caroline) Lang (1850-1932), m. to Andrea Kaes (1824-1896), five children. Parents of Friedrich Emil Kaes (1889-1968), Res. of Benningen, Württemberg, Germany.
Looking for any further info on the Lang's in Benningen.

Photo of Hildegard Louise Golz (1924-2004) of West Germany. She was married to Paul Ernst Kaess (1921-2002). They retired together in Benningen am Neckar, Germany. They lived there during the 1990's and earlier. This photo was taken likely in xmas time 1957 in Heutingsheim, Germany.
  Looking for a touchup on the photo.
  Thanks in advance.

Europe / Hildegard Golz (1924-2004) of Germany
« on: Monday 24 April 17 19:01 BST (UK)  »
Hildegard Louise (?) Golz (1924-2004) was born Nov 10 1924 near Ludwigsdorf, East Prussia, d. abt Apr 2004 in SW Germany (?);  She was the 2nd wife of Paul Ernst Kaess (1921-2002). She married Paul on Dec 22 1953 in Kamp-Lintfort, North Rhine- Westphalia, Germany.  She met Paul in Kamp-Lintfort while he was on business trips. She worked as a Maid and Seamstress and at a Salamander shoe factory. She was a German Citizen during WWII. After their marriage, Paul & Hildegard lived in Heutingsheim, West Germany, and later Benningen am Neckar, West Germany. She was a step-mother to Gerd Edwin Paul Kaess (1947-1972) and they lived in the same household until 1965.
  Looking for any additional details/records about her.

US Lookup Requests / Joseph Godfrey Swartz (1847-1887) newspaper article
« on: Monday 27 March 17 15:37 BST (UK)  »
Looking for a newspaper article on Joseph Godfrey Swartz (1847-1887), native of Rockbridge County; Virginia, and Professor at VMI. The article appears to have been printed in the 19th century and headline reads something to the effect, 'Joseph Swartz, Popular teacher.' In the article is a photo of Joseph and an Indian roomate of his at Roanoke College. Joseph was also a res. of Fredericksburg, Virginia, as an educator.
 Joseph was also a Confederate Veteran and is a traceable ancestor to SCV.

Image of Evalin 'Evie' Haller Gibboney (1858-1937) of Virginia. Evie was married to John Edward Major (1848-1913) and had many descendants. Looking for a brushup. Thanks in advance.

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