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Peter Hakze (#47703868)
 member for 3 years, 6 months, 8 days
Anne Leroux
Just thought I would check out your link. You seem to be busy. I just started this last year when I noticed request for photo's that were close to home. Take Care (AKA nikita_blond)

Added by Anne Leroux on Mar 24, 2015 7:39 PM

Diann House
RE: Nellie Van Stright Smith
Yes I did request the link and I'll relook at the wedding date. It would have been hard for you to find her way in West Virginia. We don't know a heck of a lot about her since she moved so far away from the rest of the family. Would love a picture of the dock at Rotterdam and now restaurant appropriately named New York!

Added by Diann House on Mar 15, 2015 7:06 PM

Diann House
Nellie Van Stright Smith
I think we are both working on this at the same time. I found her memorial #138286657 in Evergreen Cemetery North, Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia along with her husband Perdy Moore Smith and infant daughter Donna Jean Smith. But I don't know how to link her to and it doesn't come up when I search Find a Grave through Ancestry. I found her because I had already found her son Olaf in the same cemetery. And yours then seems to be a duplicate, but you have a bio written. What to do?

Added by Diann House on Mar 14, 2015 12:27 PM

Patricia Harrison Armstrong
Ella Van Dam
Hi Peter. I sent you and edit on Ella's death date and location of death. Her death date in the Mountain View cemetery records is March 28, 1936. She died in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana. She was buried on April 3, 1936. I do not have her birth information as she wasn't born in Montana. As to record errors, I have no answer for you! I just work with what I find.

Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Mar 03, 2015 9:23 AM

Patricia Harrison Armstrong
Ella Van Dam
Ella is listed as buried next to her husband, John.

She is in Block:15 Sect:3 Lot:12 Grave:4

New snow on the ground so I won't be going out to photograph until the grounds have cleared. Pat

Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Feb 28, 2015 1:42 PM

Patricia Harrison Armstrong
RE: Schwanekamps and Robert Sheldon
So glad I could help. Best wishes on your continued research!

Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Feb 20, 2015 8:33 PM

linda white
HI my name is linda maddock white. i was wondering if you were related to the kingma/lloyd family. i see you've done some very nice work on reka lloyd, jennie lloyd, and john and joseph kingma. these are my great aunts and uncles. i knew my aunt reka very well.

thanks for the nice postings. again, just wondering if you are related?

thank you ps the cemetery is mt greenwood in illinois.

Added by linda white on Feb 13, 2015 6:18 PM

Larry Parker
Clickable links
Hi Peter,

I made a picture of some of the text that I used to make clickable links, with an explanation:

That first sentence is what I use--you do not need that. You only need the HTML code, which I have indicated in red, and you need a link where your item already is on the internet, which I have indicated in green, and you need one or more words describing the link, which I have indicated in blue.

You can make clickable links in the Bio section of a Find A Grave memorial, and you can also do it in photo captions, like I did. But you can not make clickable links in "flower" messages.

That HTML code works on almost any website that permits users to post HTML code that works.

Added by Larry Parker on Feb 10, 2015 9:03 AM

Larry Parker
John Klompien

Since you wrote such a great story about John Klompien's life on his Find A Grave memorial, I want to let you know that I added a photo of John to his memorial:

The caption contains a link to John's naturalization documents.

You made a duplicate memorial for John. There was another made the year before yours. Usually I would add information or a photo to the earlier memorial, but since you had grave marker photos and a nice story written, I added to the memorial you made.

I have no connection to John, I just find things online and pass them on :)

Larry Parker

Added by Larry Parker on Feb 07, 2015 9:05 PM

Angie Robinson
Nicholas Dykstra - 141287241
duplicate of earlier memorial:

Created by: Angie Robinson
Record added: Apr 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50627237

please delete your duplicate memorial

Added by Angie Robinson on Feb 03, 2015 11:45 PM

Peter, my friend, please transfer this Find A Grave back to me as I think it is still in your possession. Also his wife, Alice Dijkstra Dykstra's Find A Grave. Thank you

S. Lukes

Added by SLUKES on Feb 02, 2015 11:50 AM

Patricia Harrison Armstrong
Schwanekamp and Sheldon
Peter, I have just sent you an email regarding your requests. Pat

Added by Patricia Harrison Armstro... on Jan 17, 2015 11:10 AM

George/Gepko Decker
I have transferred his Find A Grave to you


Added by SLUKES on Jan 07, 2015 6:56 PM

RE: Dina Decker 124416651
That sounds good Peter. I was not trying to say you made a duplicate but I was searching around and happened upon her "other" Find A Grave. I am glad we found it because I was wondering where she was buried. Thanks again for the help

Added by SLUKES on Jan 07, 2015 6:49 PM

Dina Decker 124416651
Hi there friend, I am writing this message to you regarding Dina Decker (Jacob Decker's first wife) You have a Find A Grave on her but I have found her burial place as shown in the above Find A Grave. Please let me know how to combine it with the one you have. I have requested transfer from the person in charge of it but I need to know how to combine the pages. Thank you


Added by SLUKES on Jan 07, 2015 1:25 PM

Jacob Temple
I have transferred the above Find A Grave to you.

I have a question....I found my great uncle George Decker that was never put on the family with his brother my grandfather John (Jan) Decker. Can you please look into his life and see if you can locate information regarding him? I am not sure why I never transferred his Find A Grave to you unless there was no information located regarding him. If you locate any information please let me know and I will gladly transfer his Find A Grave to you for the input.

Thank you

Added by SLUKES on Jan 07, 2015 12:19 PM

Gertrude Decker Temple
I was able to transfer the above Find A Grave to you to have the information added that you are able to locate on my Great Aunt. Please do so and return the Find A Grave to me. I am very appreciative of the help you have given me.

You still have not asked me to help you. What am I able to do? Please advise


Added by SLUKES on Jan 06, 2015 2:15 PM

Schwanekamp Family
I'm wondering if you are related to the Schwanekamp Family. My great grandfather was John Herman Schwanekamp, son of John (Johann) Schwanekamp and and Johanna ? , born 1846 on the Atlantic Ocean while the family was on its way to the U.S.. I see you have some Schwanekamps in your memeorials. I'm just trying to verify John Herman's parents and grandparents names and how can I be sure?
Dave Henrich
Butte, Montana

Added by Dave on Dec 31, 2014 9:12 PM

Claus Decker
I found a Claus Decker today, however the dates/spouse/etc do not match those of the one you requested, and I was surprised as the one I found is not listed in the online cemetery listing. Not sure if this Claus or his relatives that I documented fit into your line or not, but I will keep looking for the "real" Claus.

Added by AJ on Dec 31, 2014 12:27 PM

Gertrude (DECKER) Temple
Hello my Friend.....It is me again. I was wondering if you were able to find out any information on Gertrude Decker (my grandfatherís youngest sister). John Decker is my grandfather. Gertrude was born in the Netherlands also on August 25, 1907. She married Jacob Hitta Temple. Gertrude passed on July 28, 1988 in Fulton, Illinois (Whiteside County).

I have been struggling with Ancestry and Find A Grave but I really am trying to get back into the saddle, as they say.

How was your Christmas? I am sorry that I havenít been in touch but I am glad that I found my way back

Be hearing from you soon I hope.

Sue Lukes

Added by SLUKES on Dec 29, 2014 1:16 PM

Glenda Barry
RE: Aggen
You are very welcome, as always. Take care and let me know any time I can help you.

Glenda in Muncie, Indiana, USA

Added by Glenda Barry on Dec 19, 2014 3:32 PM

RE: Robert Schoon and sons
yes, Robert and Pearl are my parents. I am the youngest of five boys. I will look thru my info to see if I have any more links for you. Jacob and Susan Schoon were Robert Schoon parents also buried at Hope.

Added by Philip on Dec 07, 2014 6:41 PM

Dave H
RE: John Niewald
You're welcome, Peter.

Added by Dave H on Nov 29, 2014 9:08 AM

Glenda Barry
RE: Henry Niewald
You are very welcome. Take care and have a nice evening!


Added by Glenda Barry on Nov 23, 2014 3:00 PM

Judith D
Unknown burials and links
From the FAQs
What is Find A Grave?
Find a Grave's mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience.

Memorial contributions to Find A Grave must fulfill that mission - registration of the final disposition. If the memorial contribution corresponds with only the main mission, then the memorial fulfills its purpose as part of Find A Grave's mission.

How do I add a memorial when I'm not sure what cemetery they are buried?
..........Location of body unknown is used for recent deaths where the disposition is not currently known. Final disposition must be determined and updated within 30 days.

Notice the purpose of Find a Grave is to record final disposition (ie gravesite) not to record a death. Are there burial unknowns entered- yes, many. Do they fufill the purpose? No. My experience is that when the grave IS found and a cemetery search is done before creating a memorial, a previously entered burial unknown (and its links) will not be found. Eventually, someone will discover both memorials and report them to edit. Edit will automatically delete the burial unknown (and its links) in favor of the known burial even if it is newer. No notification will be sent to the memorial manager. Links and information will be lost.

Sorry for such a long response. I hope I have not offended you, I do appreciate the information you sent and have included it in the bio section of the memorial. When you do locate the cemetery, please let me know and I will gladly add
the links. Best wishes from a very cold and snowy Michigan, Judi

Added by Judith D on Nov 20, 2014 11:18 AM


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