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J. Smith (#47119619)
 member for 7 years, 2 months, 12 days
Catherine Overkamp
Henry Hospers bio
Henry came to America on the Franziska, a sailing vessel which took 6-8 weeks to cross the Atlantic.
He came at the age of 17 with his father, mother, and all his brothers and sisters. He lost two of his sibs at sea and a 16 year old sister in Albany, New York. I believe it was from Scarlet Fever. The whole family came together. This is from the book:"Diary of a Journey from the Netherlands to Pella Iowa in 1849" by John( Jan) Hospers in 1849, translated from the Dutcvh by Jacob VanDerZee. It can be found on the internet.
Also his mother was Hendrika Middelkoop who with her husband and surviving children did get to Pella, Iowa. Henry married Hendrina Overkamp, who is my relative.
Catherine Overkamp

Added by Catherine Overkamp on Feb 19, 2016 1:37 AM

Arie and Minnie Van Wyk
Thank you for your time in taking their headstone photos. I appreciate what you do for findagrave.

Added by svanwyk on Oct 06, 2015 5:00 PM

Thank you so much for the transfer of the Jongewaard memorials!!

Added by GS on Oct 05, 2015 2:45 AM

Joan Carlson
Thanks so much for the Veencamp headstone. The family appreciates your work.

Added by Joan Carlson on Oct 02, 2015 8:11 PM

Joyce Major
Lyzen Headstones
Thanks so much for the photos of Albert and Aaltje and Gerrit Lyzen stones. It adds so much value and I appreciate your help.

Added by Joyce Major on Sep 29, 2015 10:08 PM

Find A Grave Memorial# 42034893.

Added by 46886010 on Jul 28, 2015 4:26 PM

Find A Grave Memorial# 42034893

Added by 46886010 on Jun 19, 2015 10:09 PM

Tammy Gephardt
RE: Sarah Jane Rosier and John David Bond

Thank you so very much for the transfer. If I come across any information I will be more than happy to pass it along to you. I am always happy to help family with information. Is your friend on Ancestry? Here is my email address, If your friend has Ancestry or if you do, you can find me on Ancestry as tgephardt. My tree on Ancestry is private. But I would be happy to provide you or your friend with a link to my tree to see information that I might have.

Again, Thank you so much for the transfer. Have a wonderful evening!


Added by Tammy Gephardt on Jun 11, 2015 5:59 PM

Tammy Gephardt
Sarah Jane Rosier and John David Bond
Good Evening! My name is Tammy Gephardt. I stumbled across these wonderful Memorials that you have created for my Ancestors. The purpose of my writing is to ask if you'd mind transferring them to me. Sarah Jane Rosier is my 2nd Great Aunt, and her husband John David Bond is my 2nd Great Uncle. I so appreciate all the time you put into creating such Memorials for Ancestors like me to find. Respectively they are Sarah Jane Rosier Bond, Memorial #42046698 and John David Bond, Memorial #42046708. They are buried in Houcktown Cemetery, Houcktown, Hancock County, Ohio.

I so very much appreciate all your hard work. Thank you again. If you are a relation of either Sarah Jane or John David, might I inquire how you are related?


Tammy Gephardt 2nd Great Grand Niece of Sarah Jane Rosier Bond and John David Bond

Added by Tammy Gephardt on Jun 11, 2015 5:30 PM

Raymond J. Heemstra
Henrietta Heemstra
Who wrote " miss you Aunt Henry"? Would this be my cousin Henrietta? She had sisters : Martha, Ruth, and Joanne Alberta Heemstra, who would now be 85 ( Sept. 25,, 2014).

Added by Raymond J. Heemstra on Nov 05, 2014 4:16 PM

Pas memorials
Thank you so much for the transfer of the Pas meorials !!!!!!

Added by GS on Jun 07, 2014 3:32 PM

Re: Elizabeth Mieras
I have made the links to Elizabeth Mieras' parents as you requested. Thank you for the information, Bonnie

Added by Bonnie on Apr 15, 2014 5:17 PM

Ms. Mandy
RE: Calloway and Permelia Lambert Memorials
Hi there!

No worries. I'm indirectly related by marriage. I was working on the Brumund line and had their information and thought I'd update their memorials.

I'd be happy to be of any assistance in your research, as I have a lot of resources.

Thank you! =D

Added by Ms. Mandy on Mar 02, 2014 10:38 PM

Effie Jongewaard
Thank you for the links to Effie's parents and husband. It is always so nice to have that information for a memorial.

Added by kb1096 on Dec 05, 2013 8:49 PM

Sharon Scott
Tryntje Brouwer Burggraaf Eggink
Thank you so much for the help with her marriage date to Peter Burggraaf. I did not have that information. Thank you.

Added by Sharon Scott on Oct 22, 2013 3:10 PM

C Golden
Jack, Jeptha and J...Grace Smith
"...remove Jeptha as a husband..."

Because "Sheila" added Jeptha Smith as a spouse from Josephine Grace Smith, I am unable to remove him. However, I did remove the flowers/note on Jack for you. Thank you for the advice.

Added by C Golden on Oct 03, 2013 11:52 AM

J. G. in NC
RE: Greenville Turner
She is referred to in the Will as Julia STULTZ, not HASKELL.

Added by J. G. in NC on Sep 11, 2013 6:07 PM

Tombstone Treasures
Margaret Verberg

Sorry this reply is coming to you so late, I suffered a back injury and haven't been able to sit at the computer for some time!

No, I am not a relative, I just try to make nice memorials for our deceased loved ones to honor and respect them.

Thank you for the compliment!

Tombstone Treasures

Added by Tombstone Treasures on Aug 20, 2013 1:10 PM

VandenBerge memorial
I have now deleted James VandenBerge's memorial.

Added by Becky on Aug 06, 2013 3:16 PM

Vanden Berge
I have made the link. Thanks for letting me know.


Added by Becky on Jul 28, 2013 3:28 PM

Lore Apple
RE: Britton Cem
By the way, regarding this cemetery. The map on the Cville library site doesn't agree with the map on find-a-grave. I will check out both spots.


Added by Lore Apple on Jul 09, 2013 9:39 PM

Lore Apple
RE: Britton Cem
Will do. If you map the cemetery and then hit satellite, it looks like it is behind a garden on Country Club road, in the woods. I will give it a shot and be in touch! I live just a few miles from there. I drove the road several times and haven't seen it, but from the satellite map, I think I can find it.... fingers crossed!

:-) Lore

Added by Lore Apple on Jul 09, 2013 9:31 PM

Lore Apple
I am sorry, I meant the Britton cemetery in Montgomery Co. Indiana, not Smith. I was in the Smith cemetery here yesterday. So many cemeteries... Anyway, do you have information on whether the Britton cemetery is private or public?

Thank you

Lore Apple

Added by Lore Apple on Jul 09, 2013 8:39 PM

Lore Apple
Smith Cemetery
We are going to try to fulfill some requests on this cemetery and wondered if you have information on whether it is on private property or not.

Thank you,

Lore Apple

Added by Lore Apple on Jul 09, 2013 8:06 PM

Marion Phillips
Thank You
- best regards.

Added by OhioSearcher on May 18, 2013 8:20 PM


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