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Donna Ruhland Bonning (#46786861)
 member for 8 years, 11 months, 27 days
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Please do NOT hesitate to contact me if you wish that a family member's memorial be removed. I understand that the resting places of loved ones are very special and personal. My intention to create these memorials is to share and hopefully help those who are seeking out burials for either family research or for viewing family markers. Personally, I have a memorial set up for my father and I don't have it in me to add a picture of his gravestone. Just too final I guess. I have special pictures of him up for family to see. If someone else were to add a picture of his tombstone I would prob. ask that they take it down. This is very personal to me. So I understand how someone might feel about this...I totally respect your request and understand completely.


This is a picture of my son who had accompanied me on one of many trips to old cemeteries in the area. He's leaning against a tombstone of a fellow who died almost 200 years ago! I had taken a rubbing of this stone when I was my son's age....Still have the rubbing!!! Stored away for safe keeping. Someday maybe someone will contact me asking about the tombstone...I can't even get a good picture of it anymore, it's leaned over so far!

This is a big reason why I like going around these old cemeteries....taking pictures of the old preserve a bit of the past...or should I say...monuments to the memory of the people of the past...before they slip away....crumble into so many already have...


I ask that the images which i have worked VERY HARD to capture NOT be copied and published to another websight without my permission. Images are not allowed to be copied for publication and resale. Personal use for family genealogy is fine but it's always nice to be asked and credited. This is a simple thing to do and goes along way to make me feel that i'm doing something good for others.

Nothing bothers me more than to come across a photo that i have taken and find someone else's name underneith and/or no credit given at all for my work.

I also ask that any picture attached by others to my memorial pages be of a respectful nature to the person being memorialized as well as being respectful to family and friends. It's not an ARTSHOW either. No over the top "creativity".

This site is not meant to be for a competition to see who creates the most memorials. Not a race to see who gets to the cemetery first to get that shot. Not meant to be for those who strive for quantity and NOT quality.

This site is for those of us who enjoy taking that stroll through a cemetery and seeing beyond the gravestones to the people being remembered. More important for those who would like to "FINDAGRAVE" and be so thrilled and thankful for doing so.

An Epitath taken from a Civil War Soldier's gravestone......

In the night a bright wing fluttered oer the tent in which he lay. In his ear a soft voice uttered...Soldier rise and come away"

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Jennifer Ross
Laura Bingham Safford
Hi Donna thanks so much for fixing Laura for me!!!
Added by Jennifer Ross on Apr 09, 2014 9:32 PM
RE: John and Margaret Campbell
Donna, Thank you for the update of the memorial. I don't need to be in control of it. I'm just happy it is on line.
Thanks again, Bev
Added by Bev on Mar 31, 2014 11:13 PM
Diane Santus
Samuel H. Muford
He was born on 18 March, 1796. Mulford is a family name of case you want to add this info.
Added by Diane Santus on Mar 12, 2014 12:57 PM
Kerry Moser
RE: Donald McKenzie
Added by Kerry Moser on Mar 04, 2014 9:36 PM
Kerry Moser
RE: Donald McKenzie
It wasn't I found him...
Added by Kerry Moser on Mar 04, 2014 9:33 PM
Michael Serafin
Higher quality photo?
Would you have a higher quality photo for the tombstone of Henry and Elizabeth Graham buried in Batavia Cemetery? The one on online is hard to read and I can't make out the dates.
Added by Michael Serafin on Mar 01, 2014 8:55 PM
K. Roberts
Bezaleel Beede
Would you mind if I use your photo of his tombstone to be placed on

Thank you,
Added by K. Roberts on Feb 28, 2014 5:31 PM
Marnie Hawks Thompson
Hey Donna
Sending over a bunch of links and updates for the Sleepers and others at Hunter Creek Cemetery.

No rush on any of it - I know you'll get to it when you have a chance!

stay warm (:
Added by Marnie Hawks Thompson on Feb 26, 2014 2:52 PM
Edward Toy
RE: Chester Merle

Thanks, I've had that kind of month, ended up in the Hospital three times in January

Added by Edward Toy on Feb 21, 2014 4:48 PM
C Hunn
Ely Hunn #41030262
The death date, even though it is hard to read on the stone, is 20 Oct 1844. He was the son of Samuel and Hannah Hunn. He was 14y. Thank you.
Added by C Hunn on Feb 20, 2014 10:48 PM
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