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Jenny Burgin (#47118354)
 member for 6 years, 3 months, 18 days
Tom and Nancy Gawthrop
Carl & Eva
Went there today and got a photograph with my smartphone that puts the gps on the photo. Yea, it's Gilson. You really had me going. BTW, Carl and Eva's daughter married my cousin.

Added by Tom and Nancy Gawthrop on Jul 26, 2015 12:00 PM

Tom and Nancy Gawthrop
RE: Carl and Eva Buck
Absolutely sure. They are in Gilson. When we went to look for some Duncan's in the Gilson cemetery, there it was just a tad west of the Duncan's. We did not go to Maquon that day. Carl and Eva are direct ancestor's of our cousin Cherry Hanson (Rollie's wife), and she has other relation in Gilson as well. Carl and Eva's headstone is in the north east section of Gilson and just a short way from the circle road in the cemetery.

Added by Tom and Nancy Gawthrop on Jul 25, 2015 8:46 AM

Tom and Nancy Gawthrop
McWilliams headstones
Hi Jenni. You have submitted several McWilliams headstones in the Maquon Cemetery, and we would like to submit them to if that would be alright with you. We are in the habit of placing on every photograph submitted to Find a Grave the name of the submitter, and their contributor number as well. We definitely like to give credit where it is due, and where you have done extensive headstone research, placing your name on the photograph is the least we can do. Is this okay with you? Nancy G.

Added by Tom and Nancy Gawthrop on May 26, 2015 12:07 PM

Tom and Nancy Gawthrop
McWilliams headstones

Added by Tom and Nancy Gawthrop on May 26, 2015 12:02 PM

Del Gran
First James River Norsk Lutheran Cemetery
Jenny, you last assisted me in Feb 2011 with some additions/corrections to Burgins, think there were multiple "Walnut" cemeteries and I didn't know which was the correct one. I remember you as very helpful and thought of you when I was looking for an unbiased opinion from one that I greatly respect in the Find A Grave community of volunteers.

To make it easy, the photo in question is also my profile photo and whether you think it is appropriate to use as a Find A Grave cemetery photo for a cemetery that was abandoned and returned to farm land in 1940. The details follow but you may not need.

My great-grandfather, Nikolai Larson #14396933 drowned about 1881 and was buried in a cemetery that was abandoned and became farm land in 1940. His name and 11 others, appear on the WPA list dated Feb 1941 for First James River Norsk Lutheran Cemetery in rural Yankton County, SD.

Due to the lack of a physical or Find A Grave cemetery, another Find A Grave member created memorials in another cemetery with a similar name but in the wrong Township. Recently, I had 11 of these 12 Find A Grave memorials transferred to me and then created a new cemetery on Feb 19 and transferred the 11 memorials to the correct cemetery.

The history on the home page and Nikoli Larson's memorial #14396933 is a "work in progress". It started as an explanation on my great-grandfather's memorial and I am in the process of "cleaning it up" to provide a good history and explanation on the cemetery home page with something to be added to all 11 and maybe the 12th whose descendant I am in touch with who is an Olsberg, Find A Grave member "Corey in Nebraska" with documentation that his great-grandfather was buried beside my great-grandfather.

Here is the problem, I wanted a nice photo for the cemetery home page. I found what I thought was appropriate, licensed the photo, and added a caption for this cemetery. However, Find A Grave is rejecting my photo submission for the cemetery as "inappropriate" and suggests that I submit a photo of the main gate, cemetery sign, monument, etc. Obviously none of these exist, not even sure anyone can locate the cemetery any closer than Jamesville Township. Each township consists of 36 sections, each measuring one square mile or six miles square. So, the "cemetery" is somewhere within a 36 squire mile area.

Sorry to bother you, but I have high regards for your dedication to this effort, and would appreciate your opinion and suggestions.

Added by Del Gran on Feb 21, 2015 6:32 AM

RE: Epsie
Sorry, haven't been back on findagrave since I pulled all my photos.

I am a Farris, Thomas and Clemmie are my GGparents. Fulton Faris is my GUncle.

Epsie Burgin is my GGGmother through Ada Brown and Mamie Cartwright.

I was told to pull all my photos and whoever had my family would not let me have them even though they were not related. There were other cemeteries I had photographed in Delaware, Tenn, Alab, Miss, TX, S. and N. Carolina which the same thing happened. I could add my photos to their cemeteries, but not own my family plots.

Some emails were very nasty, so I gave up.

Susan Farris

Added by Susan on Jan 08, 2015 2:09 PM

Kristin Pearson Riggle
Della Pearson
I am interested on more info on this woman. I am researching my Peason line and it seems this woman is connected some how. I would appreciate any help you can give me.
Kristin Riggle

Added by Kristin Pearson Riggle on Dec 31, 2014 8:05 AM

transfer of simkins
THANK YOU SO MUCH for the transfer of Ethel Simkins and her family...She was the most special person I ever knew. Thank you for creating the memorials. Have a Great 2015!

Added by J S on Dec 27, 2014 2:50 PM

Transfer request
Hello Jenny,
I am sorry I goofed when I originally asked for a transfer request. The Brimmers I have asked for are my great grand parents NOT great -great if that matters to you.

I would really appreciate having the following family members transferred to my care:

Great grandmother, Harriet Brimmer (memorial# 114129940)

Great grandfather, Joseph Brimmer (memorial# 114130097)

Aunt Ethel Brimmer Simkins
(memorial# 67463304)

Uncle Ollen Simkins
(memorial# 67452742).

son of Ollen& Ethel Leon Simkins
(memorial# 67452605)
and his wife
Bea Simkins (Memorial# 67452627)

If you require seperate transfer requests please let me know.

Thank you,
member# 48500674

Added by J S on Oct 08, 2014 9:19 AM

transfer request
Hello Jenny,
I would really appreciate having the following family members transferred to my care:

Great-great grandmother, Harriet Brimmer (memorial# 114129940)

Great-great grandfather, Joseph Brimmer (memorial# 114130097)

Great "Aunt E", Ethel Brimmer Simkins
(memorial# 67463304)

Great Uncle Ollen Simkins
(memorial# 67452742).

Cousin Leon Simkins (memorial# 67452605)
and his wife
Bea Simkins (Memorial# 67452627)

I spent many Sundays with Aunt E, when she lived at Buehler Home. She was an amazing woman. She was very close to my dad.

Thank you,
member# 48500674

Added by J S on Sep 18, 2014 9:42 PM

RE: John Goodwin Martin
You're very welcome :-)

Added by peanuts on Aug 23, 2014 9:36 AM

Erika Lees
Burgins in Layton Township Cemetery
I transferred Baby Burgin to you. Would you also like Ralph & Jennie transferred to you?

Added by Erika Lees on Jun 24, 2014 9:15 AM

S/Sgt Victor Cornell Mckeighan
Hi Jenny
I meant I'd sent the PDF's (2). Here is the general one, the other has a little additional information.
If you want them send me an E-mail and in the subject line start with Find A Grave.

Chicago Tribune 4/2/1949 Abstract
S/Sgt. Victor Cornell McKeighan, 661 Illinois rd., Wilmette, St. Lo, France, Aug. 6, 1944, beloved son of Aurora C. and the late Albert A. McKeighan, brother of John A. McKeighan and Esther Schwall. Military services Sunday, April 3, at Yates City, Illinois.

Please let me know when the memorial is established so I can enter him in my virtual cemeteries.


Added by Rich on Jun 11, 2014 6:07 AM

S/Sgt. Victor C. McKeighan
Hi Jenny

I'm reseaching all Soldiers from Cook County, Illinois who died in uniform in WW II. I have the obituary for the Victor, son of Albert and Aurora. I see that you have his family so I thought I'd give you the honor of entering in his memorial.
Let me know ASAP please, otherwise I'll enter it myself.
Have a peaceful and blessed day

Added by Rich on Jun 08, 2014 4:39 AM

Agnes J. Holmes at Riverview Cemetery
Hi! Photos posted for her.

Also there:

1. Oscar U. Holmes, 1896 - 1956
2. Thomas Holmes, 1858 - 1929
3. Elizabeth Holmes, 1866 - 1921

If you add photo requests I will post the photos I took.


Added by Ace on Jun 01, 2014 3:19 PM

Erika Lees
Melvira Smith photo request
I see you put in a photo request for Melvira Smith, but there is already a photo of her grave on the memorial page. Is there another photo you would like?

Added by Erika Lees on May 27, 2014 2:02 PM

Wayne Miller
Katherine McGill Laughlin
Weddings take a lot of your time. Our granddaughter got married 2 years ago and our grand son is getting married this August.
I have several documents that I can send to you as attachments. I can not add attachments to find a grave messages. I you could send me an e-mail to I will send you the some of the information on Katherine and her siblings.
Wayne Miller

Added by Wayne Miller on May 26, 2014 1:55 PM

Erika Lees
Ralph, Jennie, & Baby Burgin
I have found information about the duplication issue. Since it includes pictures, I cannot put it on Find a Grave, but I can e-mail it to you. If you would like this information, my e-mail address is

Added by Erika Lees on May 05, 2014 10:03 AM

Wayne Miller
McGill Family
Hello Jenny
I found your Daly family while looking for information on my Great grand fathers sister Katherine McGill Laughlin she was B. 1838 D. 1914 and is in St Callistus Cemetery in McKean county Pa. The head stone has "Mother 1838-1814". There is very limited information on the head stone.
The name of the person in this grave is Katherine McGill Laughlin. Her daughter was Sarah Daly wife of M. J. Daly (Michael). She is my great grand fathers sister, his name is Robert McGill of Titusville, Pa. I have the following documents
Newspaper Obituary and Callisttus Cemetery records
that have her name and how she is related.
I can e-mail the to you. My e-mail is
I also have information on other brothers and sisters of Katherine. I would be glad to share my information with you

Wayne Miller

Added by Wayne Miller on Apr 29, 2014 6:42 PM

Erika Lees
Burgins in Layton Township Cemetery
I would gladly remove the memorials for Ralph, Jennie, and the baby, but I don't see where they are duplicates. I just want to make sure they are already on Find a Grave before I delete them.

Added by Erika Lees on Apr 02, 2014 9:11 PM

Albin Rudy McKeighan
Thank you so much for putting together this memorial. Rudy was my 3rd cousin though I never knew him, i recently found his sister Janice researching my own family history. She described to me the brother she loved and lost way too soon.

Added by drummerswife on Mar 31, 2014 12:26 AM

Charles H Stufflebeam
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Good Morning,
I have and am continuing to enter the cemetery information for Oak Ridge. I have a lot of information about the family names you are looking for. For example, I have birth, death, cause of death (some), maiden names, birth place, military, etc. If you are interested send me a list of the names and I can forward you all the information I have.

Added by Charles H Stufflebeam on Mar 11, 2014 6:57 AM

ID Military in Westlawn-Hillcrest
We are currently working to identify anyone buried in Westlawn-Hillcrest Cemetery Omaha NE that has served in the military. If you have a loved one buried there or know of someone, please send us a message. We place flags on the graves for Memorial Day. This project is sponsored by Centennial Masonic Lodge #326.

If you can send us the names, we will be sure to include them on our list to get a flag.

Thank you for the help with this ongoing project.


If you have already received this message, please accept our apologies for the duplicate message.

Added by C.C.Diamond on Mar 02, 2014 12:14 PM

S. Pisciotta
Albert Malfatti
I shot the plot location today, sorry there was no headstone for A- #184

Added by S. Pisciotta on Dec 24, 2013 8:27 PM

Charles H Stufflebeam
Good Morning,
I have located 7 Sutton's in the New Douglas Cemetery. I would like to email the photos to you if you can provide me with your email address.
Thanks and look forward to hearing from you.

Added by Charles H Stufflebeam on Nov 05, 2013 8:46 AM


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