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Joan Soderlund (#47317604)
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Bio Photo Genealogy is an avocation with us. We have been working on our respective families since 1963. Since our retirement we have been working on cataloguing our parish cemetery at Hazelwood, MInnesota and adding the burial sites of our relatives.
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Lorraine Boardman
George M Leahy # 55641565
Hello Joan,

I have recently been researching the servicemen and women who were buried at Magdalen Hill Cemetery in Winchester, Hampshire England in WW1. I live in the same road as this cemetery so it has become of great interest to me. During my research I discovered that there were 551 US Service Personnel buried there. In 1920 The Home Office contacted the local council to request their assistance in exhumations of the deceased service personnel. The families of the deceased were consulted and asked for their requests for the final resting place of their loved ones. Many of the Servicemen/women were returned to their families in the US. Some were re-interred in the Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey and only 6 remained in Winchester. During the course of my research I came across the following record and thought you might like the information:

George M Leahy, abode-Easton Military Hospital and place of death. Buried 11 January 1918. Plot G'99. Exhumed 23 April 1920.

There is no record of his re-interment at Brookwood Cemetery so this would suggest he was returned to his family in the US. Could this be the same George Leahy. Did he contract pneumonia/Influenza in France and was sent to a Military hospital in the south of England where he passed? I have found that many of the service personnel buried at Magdalen Hill died of Influenza and Pneumonia.

I hope this small snippet of information may be of use to you.

Lorraine :-)
Added by Lorraine Boardman on Nov 30, 2015 4:09 AM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
Sanquist, Mona and Fredrick
Hello. I just sent you another message regarding this couple. I forgot to say, thank your for the photo of Fred’s family. Also, I realized just now that someone other than yourself created the memorial, but hope you have the information I am seeking. I have added them virtually to “Petoskey History 1852-2002” as business owners. Thanks again, hope to hear from you. M.
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Jun 14, 2015 9:12 PM
Sharon Palmer
Joseph C Courtway
Thank you for transferring my great grandfather's memorial to me. Sharon
Added by Sharon Palmer on Feb 23, 2015 8:49 AM
Sheila Olson
Johanna Barrett
Thank you so much for photographing her broken head stone. I am wondering if it is possible that the year she died is actually 1869 instead of 1896? I'm not finding any records of her after 1860.
Added by Sheila Olson on Dec 17, 2014 11:49 AM
Terry and the Pirates.
Margaret Jane Kelly Gleason
Thank you for the photo of Margaret's grave site. I'm just starting to look for my kin and found her. Are you related to Margaret?

Terrill Parrish.
Added by Terry and the Pirates. on Feb 08, 2014 1:05 AM
James Wathan ( Corporal USMC 1992-1996 )
RE: Hardgrove & Root
I haven't been on here in a long time, thank you for your reply.

I am not related to the Root Family, my interest is purely out of my passion for honoring those that have passed, preserving & restoration of grave sites.

Added by James Wathan ( Corporal ... on Jul 28, 2013 11:39 AM
Loretta Murphy Nuessle
Patrick Redmond
If anyone who visits this sight has information about my great great grandfather, I would like to hear from them. Thanks.
Added by Loretta Murphy Nuessle on May 31, 2013 5:52 AM
Loretta Murphy Nuessle
Catherine Gorman Redmond
If anyone who visits this sight knows about my great great grandmother I would love to hear from them. Thsnks.
Added by Loretta Murphy Nuessle on May 31, 2013 5:50 AM
David Malecha
RE: John Peter Keilen
Dear Joan:
Thank you for the Find a Grave transfer.
Best Wishes,
Added by David Malecha on May 28, 2013 7:08 PM
David Malecha
John Peter Keilen
Dear Joan:
My mother is Elizabeth Mary Keilen Malecha.
My father is John Frank Malecha.
My grandfather is John Peter Keilen.
My grandmother is Margaret Mueller.
Request transfer to David Malecha.
Family reunion scheduled for 2014.
Thank You,
Robert David Leo Malecha
Added by David Malecha on May 22, 2013 2:39 PM
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