Wordless Wednesday

Michael Sanor
My Wordless Wednesday posts are not so wordless, after all. I can’t help myself; I’ve got to share more information.  So, here goes…Michael Sanor (Zehner) is my  6th great grandfather.  He was born 18 Nov 1745 in Alsace-Lorraine, married Mary Schrader about 1779 in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, and died 18 Nov 1829 in West Township, Columbiana County, Ohio.  He was pensioned for service as a private in the 8th Pennsylvania regiment during the American Revolutionary War.  His tombstone is pictured below.  Click here to see my previous post about the Sanor cemetery.

Captain Heinrich Bauman – Saturday Night Genealogy Fun

Randy Seaver of Genea-Musings  posts a blogging challenge every Saturday night that he calls “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun.”  This week’s challenge, in honor of Veterans Day, is to pick an ancestor with a military record and write about that military service, as well as the ancestor’s tombstone.

I have previously written about my Revolutionary War ancestors Christopher Truby and Michael Sanor.  So for this challenge, I decided to choose an ancestor who I have not written about before.  I chose Heinrich Bauman, my 6th great-grand uncle, also known as Henry Bowman.  Henry served in the American Revolutionary War as a Captain in the 4th Battalion of the Pennsylvania Militia.  He was born on 21 Sep 1751 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, and died, at the age of 73, on 27 Nov 1824 in Carbon County, PA.  He is buried in St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Carbon County, PA.  His wife, Catharina (Driesbach) Bauman, is also buried there.  Below is a photo of Henry’s tombstone.  Note the American flag and the DAR (Daughter’s of the American Revolution) memorial plaque to the right of the tombstone.


Tombstone Tuesday – Swafford

 Joel Seagraves Swafford was born in 1846 in Tennessee, and died in 1919 in Missouri.  He married Margaret Hedrick, and they had 6 children.  He fought in the American Civil War in the 2nd Regiment, Missouri Light Artillery; which was a Union unit.

Tombstone Tuesday – Michael Sanor /Zeynor

These are the tombstones for Michael Sanor, aka Zeynor/Zehner.  He was an American Revolutionary War Patriot.  He served in the 8th Pennsylvania regiment under Captains Eli Miers and Michael Huffnagle, and Colonels Brodhead and Mackey.  The stone on the left is his original one, and the one on the right is for his military service.  As you can see, the stone on the left reads ‘Michael Sanor’, and the one on the right reads ‘Michael Zeynor.’  Michael was my 6th great-grandfather.


Tombstone Tuesday – Moultrie Chapel Cemetery Military Memorial

My Tombstone Tuesday posting for today is the military memorial at Moultrie Chapel Cemetery. The cemetery is located in Columbiana County, Ohio. I have several ancestors in this cemetery.