I have always been history minded, interested in people, places and events of our past. Added to that is the fact that both my parents instilled in me a sense of family, often talking about specific family members and events that occurred in the past. It gave me the sense that I knew these people even if they were gone before I was born. The fact that my father was born in the late 1800's and I was born to him late in life, just added another dimension to all of this. Taking a drive with Dad through the old familiar territory of his childhood was an education in and of itself, listening to his remembrances of another time.
Most likely as a result of all this, I have always been fascinated with cemeteries and the various information inscripted on gravestones. When visiting a family cemetery, I would often wander around looking at many of the other graves. Or when visiting historical sites, cemeteries are always on my list. I remember a trip I took with my husband a few years back where we visited Arlington National Cemetery and spent the entire day walking the cemetery. We then went the next day to Gettysburg and walked some more, looking at grave after grave. My husband, though a good sport in all this, finally said, "Do you think you have seen enough graves for this weekend?" I had to laugh.
After discovering Find A Grave, I would spend a lot of time browsing the site looking for family members and just reading memorials left for other folks. After a couple years of doing this, I realized that it was time to "join up" and be useful in this regard. Even in the Bible, people were told to set stones and remember. I think we are all called to remember. This I my way of honoring those who went before.
TRANSFERS Hi - A few more to do and should be done for now. FYI a few of these were transferred to me by Charles Patterson and then I transferred to You (just so You know Charles did not transfer to You)
Frank Beck # 153274569 hello, i just wanted to share a photo of him & his wife on their wedding day.... I met with her on Friday and told her that you made a memorial and passed it over to us.... she is not ready to take it over, but will in time. Thanks for understanding our situation and Blessings for a Wonderful Thanksgiving, L Evans
RE: Annie Beatty Guy Hi yes we are my great great grandmother was Bridget Irene Beatty Reilly she was Annie Beatty Guys sister. She went by Irene she had three Children my great grandmother Mildred Catherine Reilly Greb who married The famous boxer Harry Greb, Annie P Reilly who married Richard Ohl and Charles Reilly we can not find him yet. Mildred had one daughter Dorothy Greb Wohlfarth or Philip Wohlfarth who had my Harry. I would love any information if you would like to share information.
Your cousin Jennifer my email is Jenniferwohlfarth@yahoo.com