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R Lerch (#47507564)
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Bio Photo I live in Chicago, Illinois and am working on records for my father's and mother's families primarily.
I enjoy taking photographs of grave sites for photo requests. My priorities are sites with a location provided then by request date. Many places have requests that are several years old. You are welcome to use any of the photos I post as you wish. Requests for photo files or transfers are welcome. Email or use the edit tab on a memorial.

Please provide a location in the cemetery for your photo request. Contacting the cemetery is usually successful at obtaining a location. Info about the presence of a grave marker may also be available and is helpful. Locating unmarked graves can be very difficult.

If you want a photo of mine removed from your memorial, or have higher quality photos than the ones I posted, please feel free to post them, then let me know, and I will remove mine.
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Rebecca Burdick
Mary Parker
Died July 15, 1888 Graceland Cemetery is buried Section D Plot 41 Grave 2 is it possible u could get a picture
Added by Rebecca Burdick on Aug 24, 2016 11:17 AM
Thanks for all the photos!
Added by Pamela on Aug 22, 2016 10:03 AM
Mel Cas
Pfeifle Markers
Thank you for taking the time to find and photograph the monument of the Pfeifle family. Even though it is not readable, it's still nice to see it. I will probably never make it out there, I'm in WA state. Really appreciate your advice in contacting the cemetery to get the lot info. All your efforts are appreciated :)
Added by Mel Cas on Aug 19, 2016 9:09 PM
Ann Maree
RE: Elizabeth Meeker Day
I did note the husband's name--I didn't have that full name before, so thank you very much! I have no idea why she is in the Curtis plot....when her father died she and her brother contested the will--in a long, protracted legal case--which left most everything to the third wife. The estate was worth 75,000 in 1872, which would be well over a million today. The third wife and her family are buried in his plot. Perhaps when Elizabeth Meeker Day passed away, the third wife wouldn't allow her to be buried in her father's plot due to their history over the legal case. Oddly, though he left behind such a grand estate including several homes, his grave and the graves of everyone in his plot (the third wife's relatives) have no markers whatsoever. It's quite the mystery, and I hope to add at least a single family marker there soon. Was just hoping on some off chance the plot card from the cemetery was wrong, and that flat stone is actually for her father or something...who knows? Appreciate your help and all you do for Find A Grave. :) I will try to find any convention to the Curtis family. (Perhaps a child of her previous marriage married into the Curtis family?) and also search for her husband. This line on my family tree is the gift that keeps on giving lol. ;)
Added by Ann Maree on Aug 19, 2016 10:25 AM
Mowry Family
I guess the Mom and Dad didn't get a headstone. From everything I have found in his history, he was a preacher and moved a lot.

Added by Researcher on Aug 19, 2016 7:44 AM
Ann Maree
Elizabeth Meeker Day
Thank you so much for the photo of this grave and plot. Would you be able to tell me who is the flat stone behind her (that is sinking into the grass)?
Added by Ann Maree on Aug 18, 2016 9:03 AM
RE: Schermanns in Graceland
Thank you again, I truly appreciate it.

Josephine Klimek nee Schermann, and Dennis Sherman (his real name was Stanislaus) were two of the children of Anton and Frances Schermann. Kate Rebmann was the mother of Kate Marschall, Dennis' wife, and I had no idea that she was buried there as well.

Thank you again. Truly appreciated.

Gerry Lynn

Added by GerryLynn on Aug 15, 2016 8:01 PM
Ron Grady
John E. Wills gravestone
Thank you so much for photographing my GG Grandfather's gravestone. Within the past two years, I have gone from not knowing even his name to having photographic evidence. Bless you.
Added by Ron Grady on Aug 15, 2016 5:54 AM
RoxAnna Foudray
Pagenstecher Family
Thank you so much for the pictures you took for this family line.
Added by RoxAnna Foudray on Aug 13, 2016 9:05 PM
Graceland Photo-Schermann
I would just like to say thank you so much for fulfilling my find-a-grave photo request for Schermann's.

Gerry Lynn
GGG-Grandaughter to Anton and Friedericke Schermann
Added by GerryLynn on Aug 10, 2016 7:24 PM
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