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A. Chronicler (#47477136)
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Bio Photo Hi,
Thanks for visiting. I am starting some family pages so that we can keep them alive in our memories.

Thank you to all of the great people who have fulfilled my photo requests or helped me out with time or photos. I am particularly thankful to Victor Bergman of Celina for his help as well as the many kind and generous volunteers from Mercer and Auglaise Counties. I live FAR from you and I wouldn't be very far in my quest to document family members without your help.

Thanks to the person who posted my grandparents. You really inspired me to return that favor whenever I can.

I try very hard to keep reflections of my feet, and shadows out of the photos I take, however, sometimes it is unavoidable. Sorry if a sunny day and black stone conspired to make bad photos, I really do try!

Many of the old photos or information I post are from boxes I found in the effects of relatives who are no longer with us. There is a good chance that if I posted a photo of your relative or loved one I either knew them or can give you some additional information +/- photos of that person, just ask.

If you have photos to share, I am always interested in seeing them. My philosophy is that "when you know a person's face, you know at least a little bit of their story."

If you are going to use any of my photos on or the like, please give me an appropriate citation. Findagrave suggests that it be in this format: Bio Author. "John Doe". Find A Grave. 6-1-2008. Many of my copywrited photos, descriptions, as well as my assembled history of the Bergman family have been posted to a public ancestry tree without my permission. This was very disrespectful. I spend hundreds of hours trying to help this site out, please don't act in a manner which discourages this.

Finally, if there is one thing that every visitor to findagrave should take away its this-- even if it cost more, buy the GRANITE stone!

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RE: your 3xs ggrandfather Theodore H Bergmann
My notes say that he is from Cloppenburg, Oldenburg, Germany. Wish I had more info!

Hope that helps,

Added by OPPSheryl on Feb 21, 2015 9:10 AM
Jen Snoots
Hi there!
Regarding the info you sent about a Snoots and murder...I know all about that (found not guilty, but who knows) but chose not to put it on the memorial. Stumbled upon it accidentally myself a few years ago!
Added by Jen Snoots on Jan 11, 2015 11:07 AM
Joanne (Bruns) Sherwood
Henry and Elizabeth Brackman Bruns
I added them to find a grave and sent requests to add their children as links. I could not find one child on find a grave and don't know what cemetery he is buried in - that is Lawrence. The other children should start appearing under his name soon. Henry's number is 140790619

Added by Joanne (Bruns) Sherwood on Jan 02, 2015 4:53 PM
Joanne (Bruns) Sherwood
Henry and Elizabeth Brackman Bruns
I just found the obit for Henry's wife in the Minster Post on February 8, 1946 if you can get it online. It lists their children and grandchildren. I cannot find him in the Santa Clara cemetery on find a grave. He may need to be added if I can figure out the correct cemetery.

Added by Joanne (Bruns) Sherwood on Jan 01, 2015 4:13 PM
Joanne (Bruns) Sherwood
RE: Charles Bruns help
I have the death certificate for Henry A. Bruns 1970-1949. It says he is buried in Santa Clara Cemetery in San Jose, California. It is signed by his son, Vincent. He may have been living with him at the time. If you need any more information on the "Mercer County" Bruns family, I can send my family tree information. I have been working on the descendants of John and Mary Elizabeth Frilling Bruns. I am not related to them as I am from the "Egypt" Bruns family, descendants of Johann Heinrich Joseph and Antonetta Schunck Bruns. I am just trying to get them all figured out.

Added by Joanne (Bruns) Sherwood on Jan 01, 2015 3:25 PM
Joanne (Bruns) Sherwood
RE: Charles Bruns 74792978
This Bruns family is very confusing due to all the Charles, Henrys, etc. I fought with this for quite awhile until I think I figured it out. This Charles who married Carolina Bergman only had one child, Henry A. Bruns born in June, 1870 and died 2/27/1949. I could not find his burial place. He married Elizabeth Brackman in 1894 and they had 5 children: Carolina Oct 1895 who married John Franzer, Anna M. 12/1896-1968 who married Aloys Mescher, Lawrence 6/22/1899-6/1/1957, Clara 12/7/1904-9/10/1934 who married W. H. Paul, and Vincent 7/10/1910-10/30/1960. At this point, that is all I know. I haven't spent any more time on this particular family yet. Elizabeth Brackman Bruns' obit says they were living in CA at the time of their deaths. Another source says Henry is buried in Santa Clara, CA. I haven't found it yet.

Good Luck, Joanne
Added by Joanne (Bruns) Sherwood on Dec 31, 2014 4:04 PM
RE: droppelman photos
You are welcome.

There are two other names on the stone. Last name:

Vonder haide

Photos posted.

Added by Joseph on Dec 26, 2014 2:20 PM
Joan Shoffner
my last name is Shoffner
thanks joan
Added by Joan Shoffner on Dec 08, 2014 11:43 PM
Joan Shoffner
Hoying that are buired in St.Patrick cemetery I put lot no.with the flower.
thanks Joan
Added by Joan Shoffner on Dec 07, 2014 7:05 AM
Joan Shoffner
lot no 25-A

her husbandis on lot no 24-
Added by Joan Shoffner on Dec 07, 2014 4:49 AM
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