Bill Sekel Jr

Bill Sekel Jr

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Bill E. Sekel Jr
Born 1950s.
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Categories: Military and War Project | United States Marine Corps | Sons of the American Revolution | Republic of Texas.

"vita enim mortuorum memoriam vivorum est posita" Cicero.

"No sky to high, no sea to deep. Marine Corps parachutist and Navy diver, no fear."


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My genealogical journey started when I was going through my father's papers and found my mother's birth certificate. It had her mother's maiden name on it, it was a name I had never seen or heard of before. Her parents died with she was very young and she was raised by two very kind people who I will always consider as my grand parents.

I visited several genealogical web sites and out of all the sites, I found a profile of my biological grand mother here on WikiTree. I knew what my biological grand fathers name was and now here was a profile staring me in the face that had both their names on it but listed no children. I contacted the profile manager and was soon corresponding with a new found cousin.

I became obsessed with trying to prove it and I was soon overrun with pieces of paper. Census records, birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, obituaries and newspaper articles of all my deceased Aunt's and Uncle's. Of course I had cousins telling me this and that but their stories were always different from each other so I had to find out for myself.

Being able to connect my mother and her siblings to this profile was one of the most self satisfying things I have done and I now have a family tree to present to my grand children.

For me it was also the "setting of the hook." I can sum up genealogical work with one word, "addictive."

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Former Police Officer. Mobile, Alabama.

Former Sheriff's Office 911 Operator. Gillespie County, Texas.

Beekeeper. Member East Texas Beekeeping Association.

Sons of the American Revolution, National #191935, Texas Society.

General Society of the War of 1812, National #7368, Texas Society.

1stSgt USMC Retired.

7th Great grandson of Thomas Vandermark.

4th Great grandson of Wilhelmus Vandermark. Lt, 4th Regiment Ulster County, New York Militia, American Revolution.


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On 9 Aug 2017 at 02:38 GMT Taylor (Fritz) Worthington-Gilchrist R.N. wrote:

Hi Bill, When I found the photo of my father and his mother I was so excited. This was taken on the Livingston's farm north of Malden, Mass. Nina lived with her parents while she worked as a Practical Nurse and my dad couldn't stay there. I have a feeling the Livingston's was where he stayed till he grew up.

On 12 Jul 2017 at 22:21 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Bill Sekel Jr is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 1 Mar 2017 at 15:07 GMT Paula (Berglund) DeFilippo wrote:

Sorry for the long delay in responding! I have not been very active in the past few years, but I recently uploaded my Gedcom and DNA test to this site. My main tree is on MyHeritage. Thanks again!

On 18 Jan 2017 at 22:43 GMT Bill Sekel Jr wrote:

On 3 Oct 2016 at 01:07 GMT Bill Sekel Jr wrote:

On 30 Sep 2016 at 16:43 GMT Barbara (Breece) Roesch wrote:

Bill, for JTB Hough, that is marvelous, thank you so much!! Not sure where you got the emblems, etc., (thrilled to the US flag also and not just the CSA alone) and how you typed in the info on him but it is PERFECT.

Thank you, he is honored now! Barb

On 28 Mar 2016 at 17:25 GMT J (Vickery) V IV wrote:

Howdy from, Longview, Texas Neighbor :) Thank You 1st Sgt for your service! I just happen to see your offer to help look up records for Van Zandt Co. in G2G and thought I'd drop you a line. LOL, I see you are a beekeeper, I went to H.S. w/ Gregg Burleson/ Burleson Honey, Waxahachie. & Drove 18 wheeler flat-bedfor Deaton out of Birmingham, Al. What a small world we live in. HAGD, John

On 19 Mar 2016 at 08:46 GMT S (Lutes) B wrote:

Thank you for the welcome. I hope I can contribute as well as learn more about my own family's history. This is exciting and so informative. Thanks again

Sandy Barber

On 24 Feb 2016 at 17:50 GMT Bill Sekel Jr wrote:

On 23 Feb 2016 at 01:45 GMT Susan Tye wrote:

Thank You!

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