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BobP (#47607961)
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Bio Photo I have been doing genealogy as a hobby for 25 years and am gradually adding members of my family and others to Find A Grave, and/or adding personal photos from my collection and details to memorials which you wonderful folks have already added. I have Swedish ancestry and enjoy doing Swedish research in my spare time.

Besides my family and its connections in the USA and Sweden, my other areas of focus are war and military cemeteries in Germany, and historical figures of the Hannover, Germany, area along with their families. And sometimes I just walk the rows. The purpose of my contributions to the Find A Grave website is to respectfully honor and help preserve the memories of those who have gone before us.

Please use the edit tab on each memorial page for suggestions, corrections or additions.

My grave photos are free to anyone for non-profit use, and it would be much appreciated if you gave credit to Find A Grave.

Thanks to everyone for your contributions and for so promptly filling requests! I will upgrade all memorials where photo requests of mine are fulfilled.
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Sylvia H.
RE: August Iffland grave photo
Hi Bob,
thank you for your kind message.
I think you are right with the dates in the first line. The first word is really hard to read even you are as close as possible at the grave.
The first word could be "Erneuert" = renewed. Iffland died 200 years ago but the brickwall is not original, part of it isn´t older than 10 years. So i think the plate says that the grave was renewed from time to time (and this just because it´s a honory grave). But it only shows the dates during the royal time in germany. I´m pretty sure it was renewed several times especially after the first and second world war.
But maybe the cemetery administration office can help with this. I will send them a mail with our question.
Greetings from Berlin! :-)
Added by Sylvia H. on Mar 10, 2015 2:24 PM
Kåre Olsson
Sophia Goransson Johnson
Hi, my name is Kåre Olsson, and I found this person and is wondering if I found the right one.
"My" Sophia has father Karl Gustaf Göransson and mother Carolina Holmgren.
Sophia is born in Allegany but went back to sweden about 1875. She came back to USA 1888 but I can´t find her until now (I hope)
So, is this "my" Sophia?
Added by Kåre Olsson on Feb 20, 2015 4:12 PM
C Branscome
Mount Auburn Cemetery Photos
Thank you for the photos of the Chapins in the Mount Auburn Cemetery. They are appreciated greatly.
Added by C Branscome on Jan 29, 2015 12:32 PM
Juergen Wessel
Meta Rathe
Dear BopB, wonderfull to find this memorial for Meta Rathe, born as Meta Koglin !
If you'll click this Link below, you will see my investigations in the Meta Rathe / Schartenberg -family.The jewish-family Meta and her little sons Wolfgang (11) and Guenther (8) were hiding in a cellar as from Oct. 1943 to May 1945 because of the NAZi-Terror against jews.
Or just google "Ein Kellerversteck in der Stephanusstrasse"
Kind regards from Juergen Wessel,Germany,Hannover-Linden
Added by Juergen Wessel on Dec 16, 2014 6:51 AM
RE: Norma Werdelin grave photo
Hi bob,
I, too , have Swedish ancestry. I have only been able to go back one generation (1829) in Sweden before my great grandfather migrated to the U.S. His name was Simonsson and his mother 's was Nilsdotter. They were from the Malmo area.
I have taken about 500 photos at the Swedish cemetery in Portland and will be matching them up with find a grave memorials this winter. If there are others there that you need let me know.
Michael Simonds (Simonsson)
Added by msimonds on Nov 25, 2014 6:41 PM
RE: Virginia Wissinger grave photo
Hi Bob - I'm happy to transfer management of this record over to you for Christine Deak to allow you to include the information you suggested. I added this record for you & others for perspective on what I found while looking for Virginia Wissinger's grave - I have no other interest.

Added by LMGadue on Oct 13, 2014 10:05 AM
RE: Ebelings
> I'm trying out the new upload and transcription feature.<
I have tested it too - but in the moment the old system works better for me.
Added by Naturstein on Oct 05, 2014 3:21 AM
Ester Nilsson
Interesting to see the photo of Ester. She was the half sister of my mother Anna Lisa. Wold be nice to know it we have some realtives in the USA? I know her daughter emigrated but since my mother and all her brothers and sisters are now dead there is no one to ask.

All the best / Bo
Added by Bo on Sep 28, 2014 10:37 AM
Memorial Sponsorings
Hi Bob,
I do not know what it means to sponsor a memorial or why you did it. Thank you. Please explain what it means.
I am excited that you got photos for some of my memorials in Hanover. Thanks so much. I have ancestors there, but I don't know where they are buried or even how to find out.
If you ever see the surnames Ballin or Hess (Hass?), please get photos, and if you don't like to make memorials, let me know and I will make them. In any case, let me know and I will put in photo requests so you can get credit.
I wish you all the best.
Added by LoveTrees on Sep 21, 2014 1:22 PM
Rene Breadner
George Douglas Lees
Thank you Bob for taking this picture.
Added by Rene Breadner on Sep 03, 2014 4:11 PM
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