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Gwynspekes (#47703699)
 member for 2 years, 5 months, 20 days
Beverly Sprowl Teibel
Leaving Find A Grave
I had no idea that Find A Grave sold to a "for profit" site. I'm sad to hear that. Thank you for all the wonderful things you have done, and the many people you helped.
Sorry to see you go.

Added by Beverly Sprowl Teibel on Jun 26, 2014 3:54 AM

Marsha Fenstermacher-Binkley
RE: Josephine
Thank you
Marsha Fenstermacher / Binkley

Added by Marsha Fenstermacher-Bin... on Jun 02, 2014 10:48 AM

Maria Cole-Starliper
Thank you
Thank you for transferring my Schweitzer Great Grandparents!

Added by Maria Cole-Starliper on May 10, 2014 8:02 PM

Janet K
Thank you, and replacement memorial for Thomas Oplanski

I am sorry that you are no longer involved with Find A Grave, and that your memorials are being deleted, whether by you or by the site. Your contributions to Find A Grave are much appreciated! Their loss will impact many families who would benefit from access to them. I am also sorry that other members have not treated you respectfully. We all try to do our best, whether others realize it or not. One of the reasons that I enjoy maintaining the memorials of family members, is because I like being able to correct my own mistakes, and refine the bios as I get more or better information. Since you have said that your memorials are being deleted, and that you don't mind people using your photographs, I have added my own memorial for Thomas Oplanski at Liberty Cemetery in Minersville PA. It was important to me to give you credit for the original memorial and for the grave stone photograph, which I did. I hope that you don't mind. Thank you again for making the trip to a difficult to reach cemetery and taking the photograph so that we would be able to see his grave. I wish you all the best, health-wise, and genealogy-wise. -Janet

"...Anyone can use my photo anywhere...I would recommend downloading a copy of the photo because my memorials are being deleted." Gwynspekes on May 01, 2014

Added by Janet K on May 04, 2014 4:17 PM

Diane Gravlee
Taking down memorials & photos
I have heard you are taking down all your memorials and photos. I don't know if you manage any of my relatives or not, but I would very sad to see the grave photos go down the tubes because I have not down loaded to my own computer and they are so valuable to me. You should somehow let people know what you are doing so they can save their relatives' info. I understand your feelings; I was upset when I learned about Ancestry's purchase as well, but then I remember that I was doing this not just for me, but for the nice people in the genealogy community. This is why I do photo requests as well. Diane Gravlee

Added by Diane Gravlee on Apr 26, 2014 10:00 PM

Trisha Thompson
Picture of tombstone
Hi Gwyn,
May I use your picture of the tombstone for Michelo Fanzo, Find A Grave Memorial# 86010481, located at Saint Michaels Cemetery in Bethlehem, PA? I would be using it only for genealogy purposes and can't get to PA to take the picture since I live in Austin.
Can't wait to hear from you! And thanks so much for all the pics you have taken. I am trying to pay it forward also by taken tombstone pictures whenever I am in a cemetery. I enjoy the thrill of the hunt!
Take care,

Added by Trisha Thompson on Mar 30, 2014 4:42 PM

Maria Cole-Starliper
Transfer Request
I wanted to thank you for creating the below FindAGrave memorials.

The following memorials are my maternal relatives and it would be my pleasure to maintain these memorials; if you are interested in transferring management to me.

Gottlieb Schweitzer - 3rd Great Grandfather - Memorial #21810943

Josephine Schweitzer - 3rd Great Grandmother - Memorial #21810927

Let me know if they are relatives of yours and if you prefer not to transfer. I have some information that can be updated on the memorials.

Please let me know if you require additional information.

Thank you for your consideration,
Maria Cole-Starliper

Added by Maria Cole-Starliper on Mar 09, 2014 8:37 PM

William Kazupski
Eleanore B Verak Naikelis
I can not find Eleanore B Verak Naikelis at St. Casimir Cemetery.... Are you sure she isn't buried with her husband at Lithuanian National Cemetery in Justice IL ???

Added by William Kazupski on Feb 03, 2014 6:12 PM

Janet K
Thank you! Thomas Oplanski grave stone photo
Hi, Gwyn
I want to thank you for taking the picture of the grave stone for Thomas Oplanski (Memorial# 111231019) at Liberty Cemetery. I have been unable to locate information on his military service despite knowing he served in WWI and having photos of him in his uniform, so it was wonderful to see that his stone had that information!! THANK YOU!! I had also read that Liberty cemetery was difficult to navigate, so thank you for making the effort. We really appreciate it!
All the best,

Added by Janet K on Nov 21, 2013 10:42 AM

Benjamin Hagenbuch and Lydia Walter were married by Rev. Joshua Yeager, pastor of Frieden's church in Upper Saucon Twp. They were married in the church year 1846-1847 (which is Trinity Sunday to Trinity Sunday). From The Memoirs of Rev. Joshua Yeager.
Lydia was the daughter of David Walter and his wife Margaret, and was baptized at St. Paul's Blue Church in Upper Saucon Twp: Born May 3, 1817 and baptized July 13. Sponsors: Durs Rudy and Catherine Hendricks . ( I am not sure how these sponsors relate to the parents, but Durs Rudy was a famous fractur artist of that time).

Added by LVPennGen on Oct 20, 2013 8:36 PM

Judy nee Ritter Martens
Sybilla Koenig
The picture uploaded for Sybilla Koenig is confusing.

The picture says "Mary A. Woods", 1851-1995

Added by Judy nee Ritter Martens on Oct 09, 2013 10:05 AM

Roy Delong
Katie L. DeLong (memorial# 77133998)
The photo you posted on this memorial has different middle initial and both dates don't match. Think you posted to wrong memorial.

Added by Roy Delong on Oct 09, 2013 9:27 AM

Pat D.
Emma Moyer #11286597
Emma Moyer, wife of Lando K. Moyer was one of the 5 daughters of Jonathan Rumfield # 35902798 and his wife Catherine (Heller) Rumfield # 35902827. Emma's parents are buried at Friedensville. Mrs. Lando K. Moyer is mentioned in the History of Lehigh County as one of the married daughter of Jonathan Rumfield (Rumfeld).

Added by Pat D. on Aug 29, 2013 10:35 PM

Judy nee Ritter Martens
Anna Bleam
I think you added the wrong picture for Anna Bleam for Union/West End Cemetery. You added the right picture for her husband, Jacob. I think the picture you added was for their daughter.

Judy Martens

Added by Judy nee Ritter Martens on Aug 26, 2013 11:47 AM

Cindy Neureuther
Schmickley photo
Wanted to let you know eBay is offering a photo (with a business card attached) of Robert Schmickley from Allentown, PA. I see you have listed a Schmickley family member in PA so I thought you would be interested.

Added by Cindy Neureuther on Aug 19, 2013 8:43 AM

Patsy Hittle Gore
Hartzell Gravestone Photo Fairview Cemetery, Allentown
Hi I Notice you posted Frank T. & Mary HARTZLL Gravestone Photos at Fairview Cemetery, Allentown, PA. Would it be possible to use your Tombstone Photo on my Tree? I would be glad to give you credit for ownership of these Photos.

Thank you for being a find a grave Volunteer. Happy Digging from Alaska, Patsy Hittle Gore

Added by Patsy Hittle Gore on Aug 13, 2013 10:12 PM

Rosemary Buffington
Last Name is First Name
We're working on translating the non-English stones in St. Michael's Cemetery in Bethlehem and think that in some Eastern European immigrant cases the first and last names are reversed. Would you mind switching the first and last names for:

Alih Janos -- should be Janos Alih


Szvetecz Janos -- should be Janos Szvetecz

Rosemary Buffington

Added by Rosemary Buffington on Aug 10, 2013 6:27 AM

Benjamin Rex 66426290
Thank you Gwyn for taking the photo of my g grandfather's headstone. That request was submitted a while ago so its nice to find it taken care of.

Added by SallyDeppe on Jul 29, 2013 2:44 PM

Fairview Cemetery, Allentown
Thanks for adding the Trexler tombstone photos. I am searching for the tombstone of John Trexler Warren d. 1987 and believe that he is in the Trexler family plot at Fairview Cemetery or elsewhere in the cemetery. Please look for him if you go back to photograph more tombstones. Thanks.

Added by Everlastings on Jul 23, 2013 9:25 AM

Kim Price
Kehs family
My name is Kim grandfather was Eugene Frank Kehs...his parents were Frank Kehs and Laura Bauer Kehs...I don't know what cemetery my gf is buried in...all I know is it is CT...he died Dec. 1977....his wife at the time was Elizabeth or Betty....her last known residence was Whethersfield, CT.....would love to make my connections to the Kehs gm was Sadie Viola (Hyde) 1st husband Ricker, 2nd husband Eugene Frank gf....

Added by Kim Price on Jul 21, 2013 9:47 AM

Kim Price
Kehs family
My name is Kim grandfather was Eugene Frank Kehs...his parents were Frank Kehs and Laura Bauer Kehs...I don't know what cemetery my gf is buried in...all I know is it is CT...he died Dec. 1977....his wife at the time was Elizabeth or Betty....her last known residence was Whethersfield, CT.....would love to make my connections to the Kehs gm was Sadie Viola (Hyde) 1st husband Ricker, 2nd husband Eugene Frank gf....

Added by Kim Price on Jul 21, 2013 9:47 AM

Joneta Burke
Bell Family
Are any of your Bell Family from Bellport, or Port Jefferson, New York, or CT.? I look forward to hearing from you.

Joneta Burke

Added by Joneta Burke on Jul 11, 2013 9:40 PM

Sandi Litzenberg
Reply to email
Hi Gwyn.. I sent a reply to your email and wanted to give you a heads up that you will be receiving it from my Sunshine Blueskies email name on yahoo..

Thanks so much for responding..

Sandi L.

Added by Sandi Litzenberg on Jun 23, 2013 10:08 AM

Sandi Litzenberg
Stover Memorials
Hello.. I contacted you with some additions & questions regarding several Stover memorials that you created & photographed at the Union-West End Cemetery in Allentown, Lehigh, PA and when I went back to view them, they have all been deleted and are no longer listed.. I was hoping you could shed some light on this for me??.. It's very strange that almost the entire family is said to no longer exist and the only remaining family members left at the cemetery are Clarence & Stout.. while Alvin, Asher, Ellen, Mary E. & several others are now non existant???

Sandi L.

Added by Sandi Litzenberg on Jun 23, 2013 7:34 AM

Lori Humble
Josepha Furler
Sorry this is late...I'm going through my emails and don't believe I thanked you for letting me know Josepha is buried at a different cemetery. I appreciate the information! Not sure if her obit was incorrect or if she was moved later to be next to her husband. Either way I'm glad to know where she is buried. Thank you, again!

Added by Lori Humble on Jun 16, 2013 12:18 AM


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