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Alva Van Houten (#47186828)
 member for 4 years, 11 months, 22 days
Donna J Breuer
Thank you for the photo of John Christian Hammerstein we appreciate your help

Donna Breuer

Added by Donna J Breuer on Aug 16, 2013 2:21 PM

Willwood Cem, Winnebago Twsp, Winnebago Co, Illinois
Alva: Thank you very much for photographing the gravestones of William Zitterell HAMMERSTEIN (b. 1897) [link # 80744398] & (1st) Naomi May SMITH [link # 113343914] & (2nd) Alice Lucille ADLEMAN [link # 80744531] and their son John Christian HAMMERSTEIN (1921-1948) at Willwood Cem, Winnebago Twsp, Winnebago Co, Illinois.

Added by treerpgmo on Aug 14, 2013 12:09 PM

Mary Lavina Huffman
Thanks Alva for posting pictures on my great great aunt's page. I could have sworn that I posted pictures there when I originally posted it but I guess not.

Added by Catharine on Aug 12, 2013 6:25 PM

Louise Marshall Jarrett, thank you!

Thank you for the photo! Your volunteer work means so much to families like our's who live far from the cemetery.

Have a wonderful rest of your Summer!


Added by Cal_Jen on Aug 07, 2013 2:14 PM

Greg Tucker
Thanks much for the outstanding Harry and Eva Mumma headstone photos from Greenwood. Your efforts are very much appreciated!

Also, sincere thanks for the John and Elizabeth Kerlin photos and especially the memorial transfers!

Keep up the great work!!!

Added by Greg Tucker on Aug 06, 2013 9:24 PM

Steve N
Thank you again for fulfilling another two picture requests for me. Perhaps next time you're there you can take a shovel ha ha !!
Kind Regards

Added by Steve N on Aug 06, 2013 12:50 PM

Anyon Markers
Bravo! Your efforts are an asset to findagrave. Good job Alva!

Added by Anonymous on Aug 06, 2013 9:13 AM

Jeff Hall
PFC Floyd F Barton Photo
Alva, Thank you for the excellent headstone photo
added for PFC Floyd F Barton, nicely done!

Added by Jeff Hall on Aug 03, 2013 8:28 PM

Annis Jean Hite Patee
Laura Barnes Ulrici
Thank you so much for the photos. I appreciate them very much.


Added by Annis Jean Hite Patee on Aug 02, 2013 6:01 PM

Steve N
Thank you so much for the picture of Thomas Anyon my 4th great grand uncle - your efforts in locating this memorial are much appreciated.

Added by Steve N on Jul 30, 2013 10:30 AM

Many thanks for taking the photos of the Penhollows. They are great!

Added by WendyT on Jul 29, 2013 5:28 AM

Mary Weigandt
Shephardsons at Willwood
Alva, thank you so much for the photographs. You are very kind to volunteer to help those of us who are far away.

Added by Mary Weigandt on Jul 28, 2013 10:30 PM

Seabury and Martha Dennis
Thank you so much for taking the time to find them and photograph there grave markers. I appreciate it very much.

Added by Terry on Jul 28, 2013 9:47 PM

Thank you so much for the tombstone photo!

Added by Pamela on Jul 28, 2013 8:45 PM

Chad Mosher
RE: Kendrick/Mosher/Larson
Butch, I just noticed you added more photos to Charles, Ida & Philip Mosher graves in Cedar Bluff. You are amazing! Thank you. Sorry it took me so long to notice them as it's been nearly a year since you posted them.


Added by Chad Mosher on Jul 27, 2013 7:05 AM

Bill Norman
Virginia C. Glawe Sforza
Hi Alva,

Thank you so much for taking and posting the photos of Virginia's grave marker(s). They are excellent photos that add a beautiful touch to Virginia's memorial.

Bill Norman

Added by Bill Norman on Jul 26, 2013 6:14 PM

Harold & Bessie Sanders
Many thanks for the photos of Harold and Bessie and for the transfer. Your efforts are greatly appreciated!
Best regards,

Added by LGlawe on Jul 26, 2013 5:45 PM

Jeff G.
Thank You
Thank you for the excellent photo of Pauline Bergeron's headstone at Willwood Burial Park in Rockford. It's nice and clear and balanced perfectly on all sides - good job! I do appreciate your personal time taken to do this me me.
Jeff :)

Added by Jeff G. on Jul 26, 2013 8:53 AM


Thank you so very much for the Palmer photos, your time is greatly appreciated!


Added by Jen on Jul 06, 2013 3:01 PM

Lisa Davis
Marty Pictures
Thank you so much Alva for the wonderful pictures of the Marty family! That was VERY quick! Great job!!!

Added by Lisa Davis on Jul 05, 2013 4:58 PM

Annie Levings Coffin
Thank you again for posting this information and your work on Find A Grave. It was a thrill to find and start to connect this family! Thank you for transferring the name to me! DJFord

Added by MC3 on Jul 05, 2013 9:13 AM

Lisa Davis
Elsie Marty
Thank you so much for creating the memorial for Elsie, linking her to her parents and transferring to me. Your time and interest is very much appreciated!

Added by Lisa Davis on Jul 03, 2013 10:01 PM

George DeKay
RE: Hiestand in Greenwood
Yes, there would be no logical reason for him to be buried elsewhere especially since father and baby
brother were buried before him and the fact that the obit says the same.
Odd that the cemetery had records for the earlier two but not Benny.

Added by George DeKay on Jun 26, 2013 8:18 PM

George DeKay
Hiestand in Greenwood
Very much appreciate your thorough work in
mapping out the Hiestand burials with tripods,
flags. Not many people go to this amount of
Thank you,

Added by George DeKay on Jun 26, 2013 12:53 PM

Alice Crain
Harvey, Katherine, and Alta
Wow! Thank you so much for the many photos, and the addition (and unsolicited transfer) of Alta's memorial. I greatly appreciate your time, effort, and consideration - especially the care you took in providing images from so many angles. How kind you are!
Warm regards,

Added by Alice Crain on Jun 26, 2013 12:36 PM


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