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Ben Jacobson (#47010365)
 member for 6 years, 8 months, 5 days
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All edits to memorials can be done through the EDIT on the memorial page. If I don't get to your edit in a weeks time, please leave a message in my message below. This will e-mail me so I can take a look. Thanks!

I currently live in Byron, Illinois, but grew up in Stillman Valley. I also retype out anyone's lists they have put together, and they do not have a desire to post it on Find a Grave.

If you find a Memorial I have created, and they're your family. Let me know! I am more than happy to transfer. The only exception to this is with Brooklyn cemetery. I am the Vice-President of this cemetery, and we are still researching people here and connecting them. If you want a high resolution picture, also let me know.

Photo Policy
I retain the rights to all photos I take, and no one may repost the photos without my permission. I give my permission to family members who would like to use the photograph in their family tree to do so. I simply ask that I am credited for taking the photo.

Transfer Policy
I will transfer immediate family members to those that ask. I will not transfer anyone from Brooklyn due to myself being on the board and we are using this to keep track of people and the info we find out on them as we restore it.

Current Photographing Work
Christian Reformed Church Cemetery - Photographed 2008
Brooklyn Cemetery - Restoring
Byron Cemetery - Photographed
Riverview Cemetery - Photographed
Stillman Valley Cemetery - Photographed

Special Thanks
To Sherry for walking cemeteries for us.
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Peggy Fairchild
Typo-William H. Piper
The tombstone reads 1935, not 1955. Thanks for your contributions!
Added by Peggy Fairchild on Jan 09, 2015 4:05 PM
Chris Klauer
Transfer of Memorials

Wondering if you would transfer the following to me? They are my 4th great grandparents.

John W Davis (1787 - 1879)
Ellen Meyers Davis (1802 - 1906)

Thank you so much for all you do!

Added by Chris Klauer on Dec 21, 2014 5:56 PM
Olson edits
Thank you for the edits on the Olson/Schumacher family links!
Added by duck77 on Dec 12, 2014 2:18 PM
Traci's Mom
Token you left for Traci Fields
Thank you very much for the token you left for my angel daughter Traci. She was a wonderful gift from GOD, and she's in my heart and mind every single day. Her passing has left major holes in the hearts of her family and friends.

I appreciate you helping to reach my goal of 5,000 tokens by her birthday, November 20th. Actually, thanks to you and other findagravers, so far today Traci has received 6,026 flowers/tokens. That makes my family and I extremely happy. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm thankful and blessed for your kindness. GOD bless you for your heavenly heart.

I am so overwhelmed with all the findagrave friends requesting flowers/tokens for my Traci. Thank you ever so much!

This is something I wrote for Traci:

It was a cold, quiet night at the cemetery. The snow was falling gently to the ground. The only sound that could be heard was the whistling of the wind. Off in the distance I suddenly heard the tiny sound of jingling bells. I looked around and wondered where the life was in the stillness of this cemetery.

As I gazed around, I saw a ray of moonbeam shining down on a small Christmas tree.

I thought to myself, "This is where the life is in the cemetery!"

Ring the bells this holiday season in memory of those you love.

Copyrighted 1983

Sharon (Traci's mom)
Added by Traci's Mom on Nov 20, 2014 5:33 PM
RE: Albert, Cecil, & Ella McEvoy at Ottawa Avenue Cemetery
Ben: Thank you very much for adding the photo requests. I have posted my photos.

Note that the mausoleum was very dirty, and I had less than two hours to photograph all of the crypts. Consequently there was no time to clean anything, but I did try to remove the major cobwebs, etc.

I hope you have a great weekend. Ace
Added by Ace on Nov 14, 2014 3:51 PM
Albert, Cecil, & Ella McEvoy at Ottawa Avenue Cemetery
Hi! I photographed their crypts in the mausoleum this past weekend. If you add a photo request for each of them I will post the photos that I took.

Added by Ace on Nov 13, 2014 3:05 PM
Thank you for connecting the Hildebrand family in Monroe Center.
Added by Inquisitus on Oct 16, 2014 7:48 PM
Lynda Puakea
RE: Christian & Annie Drake
Mahalo, Ben....
Added by Lynda Puakea on Oct 07, 2014 1:36 PM
Lynda Puakea
Christian & Annie Drake
Good morning, Ben,
I just found your photo of Christian & Annieʻs grave stone... thank you for posting it and the memorial page. Christian is 1st cousin 3X removed from my husband... I would be happy to take over management of his and Annieʻs pages if you wish to transfer... my # is 47856296. Also, may I use the photo on my private family tree? I always give credit to the photographers... it is the pono (correct) thing to do...

Have a lovely day and thank you for your work on find a grave...

Lynda Puakea
Added by Lynda Puakea on Oct 07, 2014 12:21 PM
Walter & Mabel Jaeger
Thanks for the transfer.

Added by Daisy on Oct 03, 2014 10:52 AM
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