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Har37x (#47671892)
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Bio Photo I have been researching my family history since 1973. Find A Grave is a great resource. Surnames important to me: Harp, Hoagey, Swavely, Krause, Sheafer, Kline, Keeney, Irvin. Most of our family was in Pennsylvania.

Oakland Cemetery has over 15,000 known interments. The Bureau County Genealogical Society has maps and caretaker records for this cemetery. The BCGS has very good information on all the cemeteries in the county.

I enjoy the search and challenge of finding the graves. Photo requests get my highest priority. When I go out to fulfill a photo request, I photograph all the markers in the family plot. The rules I follow; "Photograph the grave/gravesite "in-situ", or as it appears in that moment in time. The purpose is to show the grave as it is, be it dirty, cluttered, broken, or pristine. It is not your job to clean it, clear it, fix it, or decorate it. The graves are not yours to do as you please. Remember, one person's "good deed" just might be another person's vandalism. Go take lots of photos...but do it like an anthropologist and do not disturb the grave site. -AJ" Mar. 10, 2013

When time permits, if a memorial does not exist I create one. I also search for some records to tie the people together and add a bio. I have a backlog of photos to create memorials. Each trip involves multiple cememteries and normally 300 to 500 photos.

If you would like to use my photos, please ask. I have recently experienced some issues with my photos being used inappropriately. I want to share, but I want to know who, what, where, how? the photos will be used. Transfers and edits, please use the EDIT tab.
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Chris Prondzinski
RE: Graves
I will
Added by Chris Prondzinski on Apr 17, 2015 8:13 AM
Chris Prondzinski
RE: Graves
Here they are:
Cecilia Svoboda (Nee Bednarik) (1889-1952) Block A, R 3
Frank Svoboda (1881-1946)

Thanks -Chris
Added by Chris Prondzinski on Apr 17, 2015 5:02 AM
Chris Prondzinski
Would you be able to take photos of graves at saint Columba Cemetery, Lasalle. Thanks, Chris
Added by Chris Prondzinski on Apr 16, 2015 6:09 PM
Kathy S. Addis
Kathryn Mattie Kunkel Arnold
I want to thank you for transferring Mom's memorial to me. I guess I should have asked you to delete your page because transferring still leaves it with 2 ID numbers and since I created the memorial for her in Nov. of 2008 I'd like to keep it under the original ID. When there is more than 1 ID# it causes problems w/the "assumed relationship", etc.
Added by Kathy S. Addis on Apr 16, 2015 2:48 PM
Ellen Hamrick-Potter
gravestone of Hamrick , Albert
look at picture of gravestone. says died in 1968 not 1965
Added by Ellen Hamrick-Potter on Apr 14, 2015 12:53 AM
Dorene (Poulain) Cook
DuBois family
Hello, I was wondering if there is any way if you can find if Desire DuBois is of any relation to Phyllis DuBois? Phyllis is my paternal grandmother , she lived in Spring Valley, Il. and I see there is a Desire DuBois buried at Miller cem. Plot R12, plot 3b. Desire was born 7-22-1880 and died 6-10-1950. Any information would be of great knowledge!

Dorene Cook,
Davenport, IA.
Added by Dorene (Poulain) Cook on Apr 10, 2015 7:29 PM
Thank You
Thank You for the picture you took of the Robert Watts grave for me.
Added by gondodeb on Apr 08, 2015 10:55 PM
Sandi Gill
Daniel Trayer
I added a second photo to Daniel's memorial. Yours is much clearer, wear is apparent now. You may want to change the order.

If the Trayers are your family, do you know anything about the child's grave marked SMT? Do you know who G. H. Trayer is? I'll create a memorial for them. Do you know if Mary "Hoops" is a part of this family, as her stone is like those of G.H. and William Trayer? There are so many questions to find the answers to here in A1.

Thanks for whatever you can add. Sandi Gill
Added by Sandi Gill on Apr 07, 2015 12:07 PM
Michelle Claire Best Willie
Sgt Max A. Sobotta Find A Grave Memorial# 107606933
Sgt Max A. Sobotta Find A Grave Memorial# 107606933
Thank you.
Added by Michelle Claire Best Will... on Mar 31, 2015 6:35 PM
Thank you very much for all your effort in taking the picture of Dean's, Mary's, & Arthur's grave Plot
Added by HBE on Mar 26, 2015 5:37 AM
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