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KsCityKim (#47766275)
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Bio Photo I hope that my entries aid you in finding your family! My PRIMARY INTENT is to get the information up from the stones & records for those that haven't found the burial spots of their loved ones and to preserve information from these stones. Please note, many are put up from cemetery is. I'm aware that there are many errors in these records, but I rarely make assumptions as to proper spelling, etc. with the exception of death month which is often based on interment date. Generally speaking, I do not research each memorial. I would be happy to transfer any of your relative's memorials I have created that are unrelated to me - please let me know the relation. I'd prefer they be with someone in their family or someone with a connection to complete a more fitting memorial!

Any photos I have posted are gifts - free for family or friends to use as you please for non-commercial purposes. I have also assumed responsibility for many memorials from inactive/deceased contributors so just because they've been transferred to me doesn't mean they are my relatives. If you add something to one of my memorials, please notify me through the edit tab so that I can update the memorial.

I'm human, I make mistakes. If you find some, please use the edit button on the memorial to advise me. Kindness & patience are virtues - I am not retired and have young children, but will address emails as soon as I can. ***I cannot guarantee edits sent to me. I accept edits as long as it doesn't change information at which time I try to confirm the information before accepting.

A special THANK YOU to those who visit my family. I TRULY appreciate it - it means the world to me!:

✿✿~~ My beloved father & my hero James Robert Hoffman ~~✿✿

My cousin Francis Nicholas Hueben, MIA shot down over New Guinea in WWII.

My cousin Donald Michael Willy, killed in WWII.
After 35+ years of research, I finally found:

My GG-Grandfather Gustave "Gus" Werner in May of 2012 as well as his twin baby girls and 2 more of his baby granddaughters. (thanks to FindAGrave & J F-B)

My GGG-Grandparents Joseph Newby and his wife Letitia Hastie (Dark) Newby in August of 2012 (good old fashioned research).

Another GG-Grandfather William Lewis Horn found March 6, 2013 going through old funeral home records. Cemetery records were not available for June 1, 1914 to October, 1920. He died June 15, 1914. Go figure! :)

My GG-Grandmother Jessie Fremont Lane Nelson in January of 2014. (thanks to a FindAGrave friend Mixmastermom)
My Family Ties:
Hoffman, Cain, Willy, Fischer, Werner, Horn, Newby, Schuyler, VanVechten, TenBroeck, Roosevelt, Bush, Frawley, Nelson, Hannagan, Lane, McCormick, Sassenrath
~ My FaG Projects: ~
I'm currently working on photographing & documenting burials in (primarily) 4 Wyandotte County, KS cemeteries. ***Please note - Month is often interment month or death date may be interment date and "NOTE" is often funeral home/interment date

*** Mount Hope - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Quindaro - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted. (I used a spreadsheet on this one & many duplicates were not caught)
*** Woodlawn - ALL memorials from cemetery records are posted.
*** Oak Grove - About 55% of memorials are posted.

I also do some work in Memorial Park, Highland Park, Chapel Hill, St John's & Mt Calvary & anywhere else in the area that the wind blows me that day. :)
"There are two lasting bequests we can leave our children. One is roots. The other is wings." ~ Hodding Carter

"A Genealogist must have the patience of Job; the curiosity of a cat; the stubbornness of a mule; the eyesight of an eagle; be blessed with the luck of the Irish and have the ability and stamina of a camel to go long hours without food or drink." ~ The Herald, Vol.18, No. 3 & 4; 1995

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.
~ Author Unknown

"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit." ~ Harry S Truman
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Kendall Mellem
James Pratt, Lee's Summit Cemetery
Thank you for the edits you sent for James Pratt in the Lee’s Summit Cemetery. Are you by any chance related or a friend of the family? I am happy to transfer memorials to someone close to the deceased. Just let me know.
Kendall Mellem
Added by Kendall Mellem on Nov 30, 2015 6:18 PM
Lisa Christensen Petersen
RE: William P Kelly
It's my pleasure! I'm happy to have helped!
Added by Lisa Christensen Petersen on Nov 22, 2015 1:44 PM
Barney Bennett

Bernice? Really, who would do that to their son?!!!!
Added by SMG on Nov 21, 2015 9:40 PM
Louise Robbins
Morris Joslin
Thank you so much for the corrections. I have made them and they should be correct now.
Added by Louise Robbins on Nov 16, 2015 8:19 PM
Anna Shalinsky burial details
Thank you so much for this helpful information and all our hard work
Anna Shalinsky's greatgranddaughter's father-in-law
Added by wilfo101 on Nov 15, 2015 11:52 AM
Karen Carter Hiner
Ada Hiner Page
Thank you for transferring Ada's memorial to me. And thank you again for all the work you do on Find A Grave.
Added by Karen Carter Hiner on Nov 07, 2015 4:26 PM
RE: My Family
I was incorrect in calling him my cousin. If I'm not mistaken he is my great-uncle, his sister Hazel is my grandmother. If they don't want the transfer I'll be more than happy to take it. Also, if they want any information on his side of the family tree you can send along my contact information. Thanks once again for all your hard work!
Added by Bigedd on Nov 03, 2015 6:04 AM
Susan Toman
RE: Crown Hill
As a Daughter of the American Revolution I was a volunteer for the Cemetery and the City of Sedalia. Those records are continuing to be updated and are now now on line, if you ever want any photos or info, I'll help you find it. It is awesome to be able to help you, and pay you back for all the work you have done in my families cemetery!

The City of Sedalia's link:

Thank you for all you do!
Added by Susan Toman on Oct 27, 2015 10:10 AM
My Family
KsCityKim, thanks for all you work in locating family graves. My Cousin is Leonard Lester Jones #146261528. You have added many of my Kansas City family in addition to my cousin, you also helped me with some missing dates in my family tree. Please keep up the awesome job!
Added by Bigedd on Oct 26, 2015 8:28 PM
Chris Prewitt
Thomas Henrich 150166357

I checked 25 Oct 2015 and there is no crypt plate for Thomas Henrich 150166357. I'll check again next time I go to the cemetery.
Added by Chris Prewitt on Oct 26, 2015 3:35 PM
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