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richokeefe (#47101474)
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Bio Photo Digging for ROOTS then exploring the BRANCHES.

I've been researching our family history since 1996. This is an excellent site to be able to pay tribute to a person by providing a photo of the person & their gravestone plus a bio and key parts of their obit and relationship links to parents, spouse(s) and deceased children and it's FREE. It also allows others who have any relevant information to add it to their memorial. REQUEST - If you have a photo of someone that I have posted on F A G, please consider adding the photo to their memorial or send it to me and I will be happy to add it for you.
Since gravestones have such a high degree of accuracy, a photo can confirm or correct birth & death data. I also provide a link for individuals from our family tree on Rootsweb to their FindAGrave record. This is an excellent way for cemeteries to "give up their dead".
My great grandparents surname are O'Keefe/Kearns, Seitz/Gross, Shaughnessy/Collins & Blondin/Richard. My wife's great grandparents are Krapf/Ferbert, McGregor/McCracken, Remaklus/Knieper & Minnich/Lescher. And then for our grandson we added these surnames Leipold/Knauer, Loomis/Freeman, Greer/Nelson, Henry/Hunter, Saunders/Page & Woodworth/Snow.
There are 4330 memorials with photos, 98% headstones, and another 366 memorials that need photos added; who have been found or added from my extended family tree thanks to a great group of volunteers.
Trying to give back to FindAGrave and all who use it for all F A G has provided:
I have worked with my wife's cousin to set up memorials at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Bryant, IN for the 500+ headstone photos she took of headstones in the cemetery;
Set up @ 800 memorials at St. Peter's Cemetery in North Ridgeville, OH from an out of print book of gravestones from the cemetery;
Michelle Davis and I worked from 4,500+ death notices in the Cleveland papers to add memorials for those buried at All Souls Cemetery in Chardon, OH. This was a big job. Michelle volunteered to help me with this project and has made an invaluable contribution towards its completion. Thanks Michelle.
I have added @ 85 memorials for deceased Notre Dame nuns at Resurrection Cemetery on the grounds of the Motherhouse in Chardon.
I have set up many memorials for people not related to me in any way and would be happy to transfer to any relative or friend willing to maintain their memorial.

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Martin Younglas
Hello, this is Nancy Benson it has been awhile since I lasted contacted you.
I have information that shows Martin is John Martin Younglas. His parents were Nicholas Younglas and Anna Margerett Schnieder. She was Nicholas's first wife married 27 Nov 1852. She died 24 Jan 1854 and is buried in St. Mary's Avon under her maiden name. Margaret Anna BUNGART was Martin's first wife. His second wife was Josephine LESCHER. She married his half brother John.

Parish Records St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish Avon, Ohio Parochioli Frenchkrik 1844-1900 can be found in Parma Library on Snow Road. It has many family names in it.
Added by Nancy on Jun 14, 2016 11:21 AM
Richard J.P. Smith
Harold Wilfred Grant
This post should be deleted as you have him in the wrong Maine Vets' Cemetery. He is in the Mount Vernon Cemetery and is already listed as such.
Added by Richard J.P. Smith on Apr 21, 2016 3:54 PM
Ed Hallman
Scotland Jones - 63745988
Mr. O'Keefe,

Thank you for transferring Scotland Jones - Find A Grave Memorial# 63745988 to me. You have been a great help.
Added by Ed Hallman on Jan 27, 2016 7:23 AM
Monica Finotti Federer
# 94177569 Jennie Penko Finotti
Her husband was Guido Finotti. He passed away on May 11, 2009 and I believe he is also at All Souls Cemetery.
Added by Monica Finotti Federer on Dec 28, 2015 9:45 AM
Monica Finotti Federer
# 94177665 Debbie Finotti
Debbie was born on December 12, 1958 and died on March 23, 1970. The day after her mother Jennie.
They died as a result of a car accident on Vine St. in Willowick, Ohio.
Added by Monica Finotti Federer on Dec 28, 2015 9:06 AM
Monica Finotti Federer
# 94177569 Jennie Penko Finotti
This is my aunt. Her sisters are...
Pauline Piwowar, Mela Smatana and MiMi Zupancic.
Added by Monica Finotti Federer on Dec 28, 2015 8:59 AM
Monica Finotti Federer
# 94177665 Debbie Finotti
This is my cousin. Our grandparents names were Ernesto and Virginia Finotti
Added by Monica Finotti Federer on Dec 28, 2015 8:33 AM
RE: Frederich Minnich
I have this from the Catholic Cemeteries Association. I know that the Mormons have a huge repository of data, and the data you sent probably came from the Death Certificate. But the CCA canvasses the cemeteries directly and they've recorded his burial at St Mary Elyria.

Address1 39049 CHESTNUT RIDGE RD
State OH
PostalCode 44035
DateOfDeath 12/20/1971
DateOfBurial 12/23/1971
Age (in Years) 79
Gender Male
CemeteryName St. Mary Elyria
SectionNumber 12
Lot 607
GraveNo 1

Added by imagal49 on Nov 30, 2015 5:47 AM
Find a Grave Community Day
I follow them on FB and for Find A Grave Community Day some people will be going to Woodland Cemetery to meet and photograph!
The idea is to get as many gravers as possible in the US (or abroad!) to fill outstanding photo requests, take photos for new entries, and meet others in their area.
I have you on my 'friends list' as a Cleveland area peep, so I wanted you to know. There are already 3 of us signed up.

Saturday, October 17 at 12:00pm
Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland OH
Added by CypressGreen on Sep 29, 2015 9:41 AM
Transfer of Sell
Thanks for transferring the Sell memorial to my wife and I
Added by JB82 on Sep 11, 2015 10:01 PM
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