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Connie Lou (#47653322)
 member for 3 years, 9 months, 24 days
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Bio Photo I signed up to take photo requests in Whiteside County, ILLINOIS but caught the bug to dig further into my own family. Spending more time in Winnebago County to revisit my childhood but finding my roots are more in German Valley in Ogle County on my dad's side with the Brauer/Pollard line and Granby, Quebec, Canada & Durand, IL on my mom's side for the Parker/Hanford line. Check out my virtual cemeteries and if you have any info, shoot me a line. Happy Linking!

REMEMBER.....your DASH is important!

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Remembering F.A.G. colleague, Ellen Kennedy. I did not know Ellen personally but have seen her presence on many memorials in our local area. May God hold her and her family in the palm of his hand.
Ellen Kennedy

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Remembering my cousin and fallen graver, Gary Boomgaarden, who passed away on January 3, 2013 at the age of 61. We had just found each other the previous year when I messaged him one late night after repeatedly seeing STEAMERFAN on all of my relatives memorials. As it turns out, we share the same great-great-grandparents. I am so sorry I was not ever able to meet him in person but so glad we did meet up through F.A.G. Since being a member, he added 16,951 memorials. Thank you Gary for all of your contributions here!!!! We will all miss you ~ I will miss you! ღ
Gary Boomgaarden

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Thanks to Loren Carlson, who is not only from my home town, but has created many of the memorials for my relatives and has graciously transferred them to me when requested, starting with my brother's memorial. Thank you Loren for answering all of my questions. Second is Gary Boomgaarden aka Steamerfan. He was a great resource for learning more of our family history on my dad's side, and obtaining the Boomgaarden (with two AA's) book. And thank you D. Frederick Birely for teaching me to make my memorials more in depth than just slapping up names and dates. Thank you Dale!

Have a blessed year! Looking forward to seeing what 2015 will bring.

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." - Anatole France
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Messages left for Connie Lou (391)[Leave Message]
P. V. Hays
Fred Alexander
Thank you so much for obtaining and posting his tombstone photograph to Find A Grave.

it is truly appreciated!
Added by P. V. Hays on Aug 29, 2015 5:43 AM
B McLaughlin
Cornelia Burdick Barr marker photo
Your photos are wonderful and show exactly what I needed to know. I would still like to explore this area of my great grands, but it's a long way from Texas. Thank you so very much for driving by and uploading this photos!
Added by B McLaughlin on Aug 27, 2015 7:33 AM
RE: Duncans & Ryders in Cowie
You're very welcome.

I did not find any stone for John and Margaret Parker, but I'll look again next time I'm in Granby.

On the large Duncan stone there was a name on the side -- Arthur 1833-1899.
Also I added a photo to your memorial for Isaac Baird. His wife is also there Alvira D. died Oct 12 1887. On the other side is Carlton Baird. It looks like 1835-1874. It's a little difficult to read with the lighting.
Did you want to create memorials for these names?
Added by Graceti on Aug 27, 2015 6:23 AM
Barb Chandler
Thank You
Thanks for your photo of Floyd Emmons memorial.
Barb Chandler
Added by Barb Chandler on Aug 21, 2015 2:29 PM
RE: HaPpY BiRtHdAy~~~~~!!!!!!!
ummmmmmm...Yeah ok...but I was not talking about catching up to photo requests HAHA
Added by Mr.Bღ on Aug 21, 2015 1:05 PM
Re: Anna Johnson Dussler
Connie - thank you for the images!

Added by CMiller on Aug 21, 2015 11:47 AM
HaPpY BiRtHdAy~~~~~!!!!!!!
MS. Connie Lou, May you have a Great One and Many More to come. I know you are not as active on Find A Grave for reasons I understand, but you are thought of this day and always my cemetery walking friend.

Keep Smiling and know you are Blessed by the Lord Jesus Christ. and YES I do Believe in Him :)..

Have a Blessed Loving are catching up to me soon.

Your Friend
Mr. Birely
Added by Mr.Bღ on Aug 21, 2015 11:32 AM
Caloma Twp Cem pics
Thanks for the Britt pics in the Caloma Twp Cem.
Added by Kevin on Aug 21, 2015 9:51 AM
Debbie Hudson
Thank you for posting headstones pictures for Bertha and Edward Knabb
Added by Debbie Hudson on Aug 21, 2015 6:52 AM
Debbie Hudson
Thank you for posting headstone on Robert Pense
Added by Debbie Hudson on Aug 21, 2015 6:49 AM
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