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Dee E (#47064071)
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Bio Photo (Desperately hoping someone, anyone, will create a new website called FIND AN OBIT. This is not the place for adding someone who passed away yesterday especially when often there's no cemetery or disposition even mentioned. Many times family would like to add their own loved ones & resent having to wait for a transfer, if they even receive one. Hats off to those Find A Gravers who dig out the old obituaries & add them to memorials. That's what makes this site so helpful for genealogy purposes. Adding this week's death total is just morbid & ghoulish, especially when three people add the same person on the same day. Who was first? Numbers shouldn't be the goal here! Just my opinion)

My interests are genealogy & history, especially military history~God Bless our veterans & active duty servicemen & women!

I really enjoy visiting cemeteries searching for ancestors & always try to take some other grave photos while there. It's fascinating to read some of the older inscriptions & see the style & design that went into the older monuments.

Find A Grave is the best site on the web & has helped me a lot. It's enabled me to find family members who moved away years ago & some that I thought I'd never find.

We've all lost loved ones, wonderful people we'll never forget. This site gives us an opportunity to remember them with photographs, obituaries, family stories & monument photos. It's always a great feeling when someone finds a family member that they'd been unable to locate. I'm sure that's what makes this site so very popular!

I'm always happy to transfer family members or make corrections or additions! I'll gladly remove a memorial, also, if requested. Feel free to use any of the memorial photos I've posted for your family tree,, etc.!
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Rebecca Loockerman & Rebecca (Loockerman) Beauchamp
Thank you for transferring Mom and Daughter to me.
Added by somers1620 on Aug 27, 2014 3:23 PM
Sarah L Clemson
I am looking for some info about the memorial page for Sarah Louisa Wilson Clemson, #74527931. It states that she was the wife of Oliver P Clemson. Could you share what source this info was from? And what info was used to determine that her former surname was Wilson?
Thanks so much!
Added by Kathy on Aug 26, 2014 8:54 PM
Stanley Nicodemus
RE: Mary Brumbaugh
Isaac Bowers Brumbaugh (1815-1893) parents were David Brumbaugh, and Barbara Bowers.

Barbara Beightel Brumbaugh parents were Isaac Bowers Brumbaugh (1802-1871) and Susanna Beightel.

A lot of times in the 1700's & 1800's, they would pass down their wife's maiden name to their children. Also a lot of the Brumbaugh's would marry cousins, and distant cousins to keep the name in the family.

I've got a lot of distant cousins, marries to other distant cousins in my tree. It's pretty weird if you ask me.
Added by Stanley Nicodemus on Aug 23, 2014 6:08 PM
John Otto
Mary Katherine "Kate" Kelley
Hi Dee,

Thank you for the great close-ups of the Birkenbach-Kelley monument at Oak Lawn. They reminded me to enter the correct date of birth for my 2G grandfather, Francis A. Kelley (memorial 106341180). And finally, after more than two years of wondering and searching, I finally found a death notice and date of death for my 2G grandmother, Mary K. Kelley (memorial 131810569). It was published by the Baltimore Sun on 22 Feb 1935. She is buried at Oak Lawn as suspected, but I was not positive, especially since the name of her son-in-law, Alphonse C. Birkenbach (memorial 131665934) is inscribed on the opposite side of the monument but he is actally buried at Parkwood. Now I will look into what it might cost to have Mary's date of death, Feb. 19, 1935, inscribed on the monument.

Added by John Otto on Aug 22, 2014 9:08 PM
RE: Benesch & Ida Cohen, United Hebrew Cemetery
Hello Dee,
I am sorry that you deleted your record for Benesch and Ida - that was not the result I intended; I was hoping there was a way that the two records could be combined. Further to your response, United Hebrew Cemetery is located in Baltimore County as is the Anshe Emunah Aitz Chaim congregation. Whoever created the original cemetery records listed them as separate but they are technically the same. United Hebrew Cemetery encompasses multiple congregations of which Anshe Emunah is one.
Added by KDorsey on Aug 15, 2014 9:27 PM
Benesch & Ida Cohen, United Hebrew Cemetery
Hello Dee,
I noticed you created a duplicate memorial for Benesch and Ida Cohen at United Hebrew Cemetery located in Baltimore, Maryland. I am not related to either of them but had taken photos of their markers by request. I happened to be in the area earlier today fulfilling new requests and looked up Benesch's memorial in order to determine what section I was searching and realized that two memorial pages were created, one by you and one by the requestor of the photos I took (BTW your Ida photo is much better as I struggled to get a picture without shadows). I just thought I would mention it as it might make sense to combine the two records rather than have duplicates of the same information. The original memorials are #105425999 and 105426026, respectively, and were created in 2013. Again, it is not of a personal matter to me but I have encountered this situation in my own searches for family members and know first hand the frustration of duplicate records.
Added by KDorsey on Aug 15, 2014 3:52 PM
John Otto
RE: Francis A. Kelley
Hi Dee,

I only saw one photograph and it was attached to memorial 127693603 for Olivia A Birkenbach. It's a very good photo--lots of light. I have no problem with any photo you have added or would like to add.

If my memory is correct, the Birkenbach-Kelley monument is located in Bellview near the fence. If you take the road to the right and follow it back to about 20-25 feet before the road around Faith Circle, you should be in a good position to walk straight towards the fence and the monument. Because you know what it looks like, it should be easy to spot. A copy of the map can be found here:

Added by John Otto on Aug 12, 2014 6:07 PM
John Otto
RE: Francis A. Kelley
Hi Dee,

Thank you for offering. I went to Sacred Heart of Jesus, Oak Lawn and Parklawn cemeteries in June to photograph grave sites of relatives. I was quite surprised to find my 2G grandmother's name, Mary K Kelley, on the Birkenbach-Kelley monument. However, like her son-in-law's name on the Birkenbach side of the monument, there is no date of death inscribed for Mary. I still do not know when she died, only that it was after 1925. Because it was near closing time, I did not go back to the front office and ask if they had a burial record for Mary. I'll do that the next time I'm in town.

Coincidentally, I worked on my June photos this evening and had intended to post them when I was sidetracked by other issues. I will soon post them tomorrow to the applicable memorials and to my family tree.

Thanks again for offering and for all the wonderful contributions you have made to

John Otto
Va. Beach VA
Added by John Otto on Aug 10, 2014 9:42 PM
john tully
Relatives of T. Gottfried Lang
Sorry, would not let me edit.
Added by john tully on Aug 04, 2014 4:44 PM
john tully
Relatives of T. Gottfried Land
I am looking for Charlotte, Patricia and Frederick P. Lang. Please let me know if you have any information.
Added by john tully on Aug 04, 2014 4:42 PM
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