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Kirk Vredevelt (#46804621)
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Bio Photo I was born in 1958 in Burbank, California. My family returned to Grand Rapids, Michigan when I was three years old. At the age of 18 I became a genealogist and since that time have found 741 ancestors and thousands of cousins. I have located 171 ancestral graves using findagrave.com. I began teaching high school history in 1991 which I still do. I married Marie Gingrich on October 13, 2001 in Cocolamus, Pennsylvania. We have two Children, Elizabeth and Henry. I use Findagrave in my history classes.
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Earl Burrowes, Sr
Rev. Wm. Crocker Burial Site
Hi Kirk;

While searching for grave sites in Libera (West Africa) I came across your entry for the City Cemetery of Monrovia with Rev. Croker as one of the only two individuals buried there.

I'm not sure where that cemetery would be or exactly where Rev. Croker was buried. Available records show that the burial site of preference back then would be the site that was eventually incorporated as the Palm Grove Cemetery Company by an Act of the Liberian Legislature in 1870.

Liberia's first president - Joseph J. Roberts (1809-1875) is buried there, along with a number of other individuals who died around the same time as Rev. Croker. In other words, it's quite likely that Rev. Croker is actually buried at that site show here: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GScid=2184783

The government of Liberia is in the process of renovating and preserving Palm Grove Cemetery which reportedly will include a "memorial wall" with the names of individuals important to the founding and development of Liberia. The Palm Grove "registry" would possibly be used in developing that list as there is no other registry.

I would highly recommend that, until such time as Rev. Croker's burial site is confirmed otherwise, his Find-a-Grave file/page be transfered to that site. If there's anything I can help with please don't hesitate in contacting me.

Best Regards - Earl Burrowes, Sr (eburrowes@me.com)
Added by Earl Burrowes, Sr on Jan 14, 2017 5:48 PM
Leo Shelley
RE: Brubaker family graves
Hi Kirk, Please use the "Edit" option to enter the plot location of the graves. I am not sure which Find A Grave entries you located. Have a good new year, Leo Shelley

Lloyd Gingrich and I (KIrk Vredevelt) went to the actual burial place today. I took photos and coordinates. Please enter these on the Find A Grave site.

Thanks again for all you have done for Find A Grave.
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Added by Leo Shelley on Jan 03, 2017 3:07 AM
Sharon Wood
Francis DeGraft
Would like to copy this to my tree.

S. Wood
Added by Sharon Wood on Dec 02, 2016 7:24 PM
Craig & Lenora Jensen
Mitchell
You are very welcome...FYI...there is also a Baby Olsen Mitchell in the Mitchell plot.
Added by Craig & Lenora Jensen on Jun 28, 2016 6:28 PM
W. Warder
RE: Charles Lewis grave
You are very welcome!
Added by W. Warder on Jun 18, 2016 10:23 PM
Leo Shelley
RE: Brubaker family graves
Hi Kirk, Could you please send this request using the edit key on each grave so I connect the info to the correct ones. Thanks, Leo Shelley

PS I presently use another email address for current additions to Find A Grave and di not see your note until today. Sorry that I am so late in getting back to you.
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Brubaker family graves
Lloyd Gingrich and I (KIrk Vredevelt) went to the actual burial place today. I took photos and coordinates. Please enter these on the Find A Grave site.

Thanks again for all you have done for Find A Grave.
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Sincerely, Kirk Vredevelt
Added by Leo Shelley on Jun 17, 2016 6:28 AM
David Bell
Thank You!
Thank you for posting the pictures of the Leckenton tombstones in Leonard Family Cemetery.
Added by David Bell on Jun 15, 2016 2:15 PM
W. Warder
Myrta Melinda Kellogg Lewis photo request Rock Creek Cemetery DC
Hi,

According to the online database Mrs. Lewis is not interred in the same lot as her husband.

Online here: http://www.cemeteryregister.com/search.asp?id=DC_Washington

I can't find her mother interred in Rock Creek Cemetery either.

If you could review the database and see if you can locate her in Rock Creek I'd be glad to get you a picture of the lot.

If you conclude that she is not interred in Rock Creek would you kindly remove the request?

Thanks so much!
Added by W. Warder on Oct 22, 2015 11:11 AM
Steven Canvin
Smith-Auker Cemetery
Hi Kirk:

Thank you very much for your hard work documenting the Smith-Auker Cemetery. I really appreciate it.

Kindest regards,

Steven Canvin
Added by Steven Canvin on Oct 19, 2015 10:08 AM
malbosha maqkha light
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Hi i found this famly history for this famly thought you might put it up
http://thegingrichfamilyhistory.dktestsite.com/?page_id=862



Thanks
Andrew milligan
Added by malbosha maqkha light on Sep 11, 2015 2:53 AM
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