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Tom Brocher (#47674416)
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Bio Photo Since February 2012 a group of us have been working on a project to photograph the entire Golden Gate National Cemetery in San Bruno, California.

98% of the cemetery has been photographed

Only parts of Sections CA, CB, and CE need to be photographed.

96% of the memorials in the cemetery now has a photograph of the headstone

We add new memorials as need be and add missing information.

I am MERGING duplicate memorials so please send me an email if you find any duplicates. We are also identifying and merging memorials that are for different national cemeteries.


FAG members Samme Templin, Theresa Miller, Christine S., and Cindy S. are helping to post the photos.

FAG contributor Stewart Blandon completed Section 2E. Stewart also created an excel spreadsheet for the burials in the cemetery that has been vital for the project. Stewart and Kathleen Clemence have added plot information to memorials.

FAG contributor Kathleen Clemence completed Section R.

FAG contributor Christine and Winmar finished photographing and posting photos from Section MA.

Please contact me if you have a better photograph of a headstone for a memorial (e.g., with better lighting), and I will be happy to remove my photo from the memorial.

Notes on the cemetery:

Section E: Contains markers for 45 graves of German and Italian prisoner of war from World War II; there also many graves of servicemen who died between 1865 and 1910. Markers not in the National Gravesite Locator: Maltie Andrews, John Brackman, Infant Son Crawford, John Jackson, Charles Kinnaka, Francis O'Sullivan, and Jamey Schafer.

Section F: Concepcion F. DelaCruz (F, 557) is not in the NGL

Section G: Not in NGL: Oliver Melander, James C. and Nodie Schrader.

Section H: Not in the NGL: Martha Ellen Fiedler, Bernice Peck Scott, John H. Sawyer, Lee Ellerton Dickinson, William Albert Rimmel, Bertram W. York, Michael Meglinskie, Dexter L. Drubendorfer, Bert McNulty, William Von Cleve.

Section I: Not in NGL: Frederick Bachmann, Robert Colvin, Alice & Arthur Sorenson.

Section J: Not in NGL: Carlo Barroni, John Edward Scoggins.

Sections K and L: Currently posting photos of the front sides of the markers.

Section M: Not in NGL: Eugene Brozowski, Earl Chapman, Justin Lacau France, Merle Gadbury, Abramo Marko, Lillian A. Murphy, Elia Pera, Henry Stegnerski, George Pete Sucevich, Maude Edna Webster, William Ralph Williamson.

Section N: Not in the NGL: William E. Thomas.

Sections O to V: Completed June through Sept. 2014. Section R completed by Kathleen Clemence.

Section W: Not in NGL: Peter Koster, Audrey Minor, Louise C. Reeves, Arthemus Langston, Dorothy M Cross, Edith I Johnson, Thelma G Heinz, Audrey A Groom, Ethel T Dilley, others

Section X: Not listed in the NGL: Robert Linyard, Stanley H Manzano, Presner Felder, James Allen and Richard Anthony O'Kendo, William Latham Chamberlain, John H. Gwinn Washington, Tillie C. Fuelscher, John Casey, James O'Connor, Ichiro Garry Tsuruoka, Ernest Laverne Speicher, Ruth Hall, Herbert F Sweebohm, Charles Warren, John Marvin Williams, John Manuel Baldwin Bastida, Charles A Henderson, Clarence C Centeio, Karl Stohlstrom, Robert A Ausmus, Mildred R Webb, William Henry Doland, Toivo Evertt Malen, Philamena A Flowers, Ruth E Henkel

Section Y: Photos of the backs of markers have been uploaded. Markers not in NGL: Daniel Baldwin Elam, Charles E. Walker, Lon Ash Cook, Frank Yee, Robert G Peterson, Elise Courrier Phillips, Joseph F Weiterer, Dudley Theodore Edson, John W Haslet, Morton Morris Eierwiess, Robert Allen Washington, Antone W Caldera, Harry M DeLacy, Michael Melnick

Section Z: Not in NGL: John H Downing, Angel B Canja, Sr., Charles Palizzolo Sicily, Albert Brown, Melvin Rucker, William Francis Clark, Ivo Sofranc Montenegro.

Section 2B: Uploading of backs is underway. The northwestern end contains a large percentage of infants and young children.

Section 2D: Not in the National Gravesite Locator: Herbert L Dennis, Frederick Kurz Austria, Hing K Lee, Navor A Archuleta, Bernard F Fahey, John Louis Leglend

Section CA: Sites 1-38, 189-394, 467-504, 655-860, 933-970, 1130-1326, 1399-1434, 1587-1783, 1856-1893, 2055-2071, 2082-2250, 2323-2359, 2506-2536, 2548-2716, 2789-2825, 2972-3182, CA1 (posted), CA2, CA3-CA7 (posted), CA8 (posted), CA13-CA14 (posted), CA15 have been photographed. Not in NGL?: Margana K Williams

Section CE: Photos for Sites 1-76, 224-312, 336-387, and 537-624 have been posted.

I am currently interested in the Brocher, Lahey, Williamson, Weber, and Grumann families of eastern Wisconsin, particularly Manitowoc County.

I am also researching Nuzum, Wright, Wheeler families of western Wisconsin.

Finally, I am researching Welch, Belden, Dunbar familiies of southeastern Minnesota.
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Diane Reich
RE: Ila M Krelle
Photo removed. Merry Christmas!
Added by Diane Reich on Dec 13, 2014 5:08 PM
Photo usage
May I use your photos of Jack Dean Campbell and his children #407091,40730933,and 3558325?
Added by red on Dec 09, 2014 11:44 AM
Annemarie Gerace
RE: Donald Lincoln
You are most welcome for the photo. It was my pleasure to help. I try to get to both Forest Lawn cemeteries once a week. The request for Donald's marker just happened to be one I could easily add to my list!

Added by Annemarie Gerace on Dec 06, 2014 8:22 PM
Joni Clark-Nelson
Martin Steward
Hi Tom, I have updated the burial information on Martin 60582366. Thank you for the info! Joni
Added by Joni Clark-Nelson on Nov 25, 2014 7:01 AM
D. Evans
photo usage
Thanks Tom!!
Added by D. Evans on Nov 24, 2014 9:00 PM
D. Evans
photos from Golden Gate National Cemetery
Hi Tom, You didnt happen to mention in your profile if we are allowed to use your photos. Thanks, Elaine
Added by D. Evans on Nov 24, 2014 1:50 PM
Diane Reich
RE: Edward J Cornwell
Added by Diane Reich on Nov 22, 2014 1:46 PM
Diane Reich
RE: Nina E Sanborn
Duplicate picture removed, thanks for catching this! Happy Thanksgiving to you!!
Added by Diane Reich on Nov 22, 2014 11:50 AM
RE: Benjamin Nuzum
You are very welcome. I'm glad I could help. ;)
Added by MissT on Nov 20, 2014 2:08 PM
Linda Loveland
New marker
Birth: May 30, 1921
Death: Jun. 12, 1945
Okinawa, Japan
Family links:
June F. Armstrong Oliver (1923 - 2013)*
Janet June Poochigian (1944 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
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San Mateo County
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Created by: Marvin & Samme Templin
Record added: Jul 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 74112368

A new marker has been placed for Bergh Poochigian because his wife June Armstrong was buried with him 8-6-2014. Her daughter lives in Michigan and her health isn't that good, she would like to see an updated photo of the new marker, front and back.
Added by Linda Loveland on Nov 18, 2014 8:25 AM
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