Your tombstone stands among the rest; Neglected and alone. The name and date are chiseled out On polished, marbled stone. It reaches out to all who care It is too late to mourn. You did not know that I exist You died and I was born. Yet each of us are cells of you In flesh, in blood, in bone. Our blood contracts and beats a pulse Entirely not our own. Dear Ancestor, the place you filled One hundred years ago Spreads out among the ones you left Who would have loved you so. I wonder if you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew That someday I would find this spot, And come to visit you.
I want to thank all of those whom take time out of their lives volunteering to take headstone photos. It is greatly appreciated.
I am researching the families of: Bellingham Webster Searles Duffey Hopkins Kobelt Wiseman Venier Chamberlin Beaudrie Frankhouse Bondy Lemerand Lezotte Reaume Krzeminski Brudzinski Evanski Nowak Krych
Neidmeier Family Where did you get your information for the Neidmeier Family that you posted on the Find A Grave site in Riverside Cemetery in South Rockwood, Monroe, Michigan? The last name is spelled wrong. It is NIEDERMEIER. Are you related to this family? Hoping to hear from you. Sandra Knapp Smith
My Dad was Richard, he was LeRoy's son, the last of 5 boys. He married Patricia Clark. LeRoy's boys are all deceased. Robert (mailman) had three daughters, one from his first wife. His first wife died in a terrible auto accident. His daughter is still alive. Carol Eames in Kalamazoo. He had two other daughters, Jackie and one more. Jackie French lives in Allegan, Michigan from his second wife Claire (Kalamazoo - o has passed away.) Leroy's other sons, Paul died at an early age from food poisoning in a banana cream pie. His next son, Ken had 5 sons, some have passed away. Max had no children and was married to Leona, both deceased. Robert, Paul, Ken, Max and Richard. My sisters names: Mary Frances Searles (Hunt) Portage, MI . Anne Elizabeth deceased at a young age from EB, (me) Loretta Jean Searles (Statsick) living in Largo, FL, Margaret Theresa Searles (Herrera) deceased at 44 in Tucson, AZ, Carolyn Rose Searles (Simmons) living in South Haven, Michigan.
Samuel Navarre Hi Jared, I see you still have not moved Samuel Navarre from Riverside Cemetery, S. Rockwood, Monroe County, Michigan to Saint Marys Cemetery in Rockwood, Wayne County, Michigan. Can you please do so? Today, I went ahead a placed the photo on his memorial page but would prefer to see it in the correct cemetery. Thank you!
RE: Sorry for the delayed response Yes, I am related to the Navarre family and the Beaudrie family. Yes, I photographed Samuel Navarre's headstone in St. Mary's Cemetery in Rockwood but am unable to post the photograph since you have him in a different cemetery. Once his location is corrected, I will be happy to post the photograph.
Thank you for the compliment on catching mistakes. I strive for accuracy and appreciate when I am told that there is an error. Some take offense but it is so important for those searching for their loved ones.